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Clifford M. Ulp scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0136

Scope and Contents

The Clifford M. Ulp scrapbooks consist of items related to the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) and its history. Although Ulp served as the director of the art and design program at the Institute, many of the items predate Ulp's time at RAMI. Each of the two volumes contains news clippings as well as assorted pieces of ephemera such as event programs, invitations, and promotional materials.

Dates

  • 1901-1931

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Clifford McCormick Ulp (1885-1957) was born in 1885 to George and Cordelia (née Brown) Ulp. After attending Rochester's East High School, he graduated from the School of Applied Art at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) in 1908. RAMI was renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944. He began teaching at RAMI in 1913 and served as the director of the school's art and design program from 1921 until his retirement in 1952. He was named a Fellow of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1943, served as a board member for the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery, served as president of the Rochester Art Club from 1926 to 1932, and received an award from the Rochester Art Club in 1939. Remembered primarily for his landscapes, many of his illustrations appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Country Gentlemen. His work titled Allenby's Entrance into Damascus hung in the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC. The piece was created for a World War I bond drive. Ulp married Ruth M. Huntley on October 4, 1913. The couple had one daughter. He died on January 22, 1958.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (2 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Scrapbooks related to Clifford M. Ulp and the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944). Ulp served as a faculty member and then the director of the Institute's art and design program from 1921 to 1952. The scrapbooks contain clippings and various pieces of ephemera such as event programs and invitations.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically with undated items located at the back of each volume.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 577

Related Materials

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
Title
Clifford M. Ulp scrapbooks
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Lara Nicosia
Date
28 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:
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