Skip to main content

RAMI historical interviews and radio series transcripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0129

Scope and Contents

The collection of RAMI historical interviews and radio series scripts consists of correspondence, a list of proposed radio programs, scripts of aired presentations, drafts of the scripts prior to the interviews, and notes from radio presentations. The scripts highlight the history of Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, and 100th Anniversary of First Photograph. The scripts also highlight several departments at the Institute. RAMI’s administration produced 13 scripts for the radio program which were aired weekly in 1939 on Rochester's radio station WHEC.

Dates

  • 1938-1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. After joining with several different Rochester institutions during the 19th century, the Athenaeum finally merged with the Mechanics Institute (founded in 1885) in 1891 to form the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). RAMI changed its name to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944 to better reflect the university's role in the field of technical education.

In 1938, WHEC, the radio station, proposed that RAMI have a series of radio programs and RAMI’s administration accepted the proposal. The staff and faculty members collaborated and produced a program series which aired every Thursday from January to April 1939 over 13 sessions. The university's president at the time, Dr. Mark Ellingson, introduced the first program session about the founding of Rochester Athenaeum.

Extent

1 Box(es) (1 small blue/gray document box.)

Language

English

Overview

RAMI historical interviews and radio series scripts consists of correspondence, a list of proposed radio program, scripts of aired presentations, drafts of the scripts prior to the interviews, and notes from radio presentations. The scripts highlight the history of Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, the 100th Anniversary of the first photograph and the Photographic Technology and other departments.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged by content and most are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S.S. 749

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RAMI historical interviews and radio transcripts

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
Title
RAMI historical interviews and radio series transcripts
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lara Nicosia
Date
17 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