RIT Aviation Club records
Collection — Box: 1
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.
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Aviation Club (Organization)
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
0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
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.
The collection is divided into seven series: Constitutions, Correspondence, Financial documents, Meeting minutes, Membership records, Promotional materials, and Miscellaneous.
C.S. North, Shelf 328
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
- Administrative records
- College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Financial records
- Private flying -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Promotional materials
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Societies and clubs
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Ground School Association
- RIT Aviation Club records
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 01 March 2011
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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