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Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0123

Scope and Contents

The Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket is to an event held on November 11, 1964. The program was sponsored by WHAM Radio Station in Rochester, NY to benefit the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New Campus Fund.

Dates

  • 1964 November

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Veteran's Day Concert

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. Over the course of the next century and a half, the school grew into a prominent university in the field of technical education. As enrollment numbers increased and additional programs were added to the curriculum, the university eventually outgrew its campus in the city of Rochester. During the early 1960s, RIT's Board of Trustees voted to relocate the Institute to a new campus in the city's suburbs, specifically in Henrietta.

Building a new campus from the ground up was a costly endeavor. Several campaigns were launched to raise funds for the move. WHAM, a local radio station, hosted a Veteran's Day Concert and Dance on November 11, 1964 as a fundraiser for the project. The event cost $1 per person and featured music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the renowned big band group. Held at the Rochester War Memorial, all proceeds from the concert went to RIT's New Campus Fund.

Extent

1 Item(s)

Language

English

Overview

Ticket from a Veteran's Day Concert and Dance sponsored by WHAM Radio in 1964.

Arrangement

This collection contains a single item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 811, Box 227

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
Title
Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lara Nicosia
Date
14 March 2011
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

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