RIT Tiger Pennant from the early 1960’s

Title
RIT Tiger Pennant from the early 1960’s
Subject

RIT Colors

Description

In 1957, RIT elected to change its official mascot to the tigers, and its official colors to orange, white, and brown. However, this change didn’t become official until 1964, following the acquisition by RIT of a living tiger which was subsequently named “Spirit.”  At an October 14, 1964 meeting, the policy committee officially changed the school colors to burnt umber, orange hue, and white, thereby creating an odd in-between period in the 1960s for RIT spirit gear, where the tiger mascot might be featured as well as the school colors of grey and blue. This pennant is from these in-between years of the early 1960s, as evidenced by its combination of elements, including a dark blue background and tiger mascot.

Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology, Collegiate of Ames
Source
Denis Kitchen, class of 1965
Date
Early 1960s
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Felt made from wool and rayon
Collection
RIT Pennant Collection
Citation

RIT Pennant Collection, RIT Archives Collections Collection ID- RITArc.0335