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RIT Aviation Club records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0101

Scope and Contents

The RIT Aviation Club records consist of materials related to the organization and its activities. The collection contains copies of the club's constitutions, correspondence, financial documents, meeting minute and notes, membership information, letterhead, promotional materials, and a few other miscellaneous items. This includes multiple copies of the group's constitution; budget materials; handwritten meeting notes; membership forms and sign-in lists; and fliers and posters advertising the group's activities. Most of the miscellaneous materials are related to the club's purpose and activities such as a proposal for an RIT airport, an RIT event registration form, and an application for membership in the Penn Yan Flying Club.

Dates

  • 1967-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology Aviation Club was originally started as the General Aviation Ground School Association around 1965. The purpose of the group was to provide ground school instruction, as well as to organize social activities for those interested aviation. Robert Tompkins, an instructor in RIT's printing department, served as the ground school teacher. The course was designed to help members earn their private pilot certification. Some of the social events included aviation films and lectures by experts in aircraft and flight technology. The club also helped members stay informed of developments in both military and commercial aviation. In 1974, the group revised its constitution with its new stated purposes being:

  • To promote general aviation in accordance with the Federal Aviation Agency
  • To better acquaint the members with general aviation rules and regulations
  • To introduce new instructional materials to private and commercial pilots
  • To teach the student pilot pertinent information about flying
  • Extent

    0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Aviation Club. The club was started by RIT students around 1965 for those with an interest in general aviation. The collection includes governance documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting notes, membership information, and promotional materials.

    Arrangement

    The collection is divided into seven series: Constitutions, Correspondence, Financial documents, Meeting minutes, Membership records, Promotional materials, and Miscellaneous.

    Physical Location

    C.S. North, Shelf 328

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
    Title
    RIT Aviation Club records
    Subtitle
    RIT Archives
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Lara Nicosia
    Date
    01 March 2011
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    Undetermined
    Script of description
    Code for undetermined script
    Language of description note
    English

    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

    Contact:
    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613