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RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0122

Scope and Contents

The RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping are from the student-run campus organization. The flier contains an advertisement for a Christmas tree sale during December 1970. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for a Veterans Emergency Book Loan Fund. The collection also includes a clipping from the March 10, 1971 issue of the Army Times. The article discusses the creation of the student-run organization on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus. The collection contains a photocopy of the original article.

Dates

  • 1970-1971

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Tech Vets was a student-run organization that was started at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) around 1970. At the time, RIT had over 600 veterans on its campus. The large number of veterans attending college was in part a result of the G. I. Bill and its various modifications. Under this legislation, veterans received a set amount of money each month to support their education. The Tech Vets group was started by students to provide additional support to veterans enrolled in both the day and evening programs at RIT.

Some of the services provided by the group included part-time job placement services, discounts at local merchants and venues (e.g. restaurants, movie theaters), and an emergency loan fund. For instance, in 1970 Tech Vets organized a Christmas tree sale to finance an Emergency Book Loan Fund. The group also served as advocates for veterans on campus, bringing the needs of these veterans to the attention of RIT's administration. While the group did not act as a recruiting agency, it did provide non-veterans on campus with objective information on military service.

Extent

1 Item(s)

Language

English

Overview

Flier and clipping from the Tech Vets group on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus. The group was started by students to provide services to veterans on campus.

Arrangement

This collection contains a single item.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 45, Box 226

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
Title
RIT Tech Vets flier and clipping
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lara Nicosia
Date
14 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

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