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Brick City Homecoming Festival promotional materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0214

Scope and Contents

Brick City Festival promotional materials includes fliers, leaflets, mailers, brochures, giveaways, and invitations. Brick City Festival was a weekend long celebration for RIT students, family, and alumni, and was held annually at RIT from 1998 to 2009. The event was renamed Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend in 2010. This collection stretches into the 2017 festival year.

Dates

  • 1998-2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Brick City Festival

The first Brick City Festival was held in 1998 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The festival is an all-campus celebration encompassing Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend and Reunions, and was created to engage alumni, students, parents, families, faculty, staff, and friends of RIT in the life of the university. Typical events included receptions, lectures, concerts, children's activities, community tours, exhibits, and workshops. The number of events grew rapidly with each passing year. Festivals were held each Fall at the Henrietta campus, until 2010 when they were replaced by Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) was originally located in the city of Rochester, NY. Due to the rapid growth in enrollment and programs following World War II, it became increasingly clear that the school would have to expand. Emil Muller, an RIT graduate, helped the university obtain 1300 acres of farmland in the suburb of Henrietta. Ground was broken on November 2, 1964 and by September 1968 the first classes were held. The Henrietta campus now contains well over 200 buildings, most of which are constructed of brick. In 2006, RIT President William Destler estimated the number of bricks in campus construction at over 14.5 million. As such, RIT is affectionately known as Brick City.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 small lid box)

Language

English

Overview

Brick City Festival promotional materials includes fliers, leaflets, mailers, brochures, and invitations. Brick City Festival was a weekend long celebration for RIT students, family, and alumni, and was held annually at RIT from 1998 to 2017.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 330

Other Finding Aids

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

Brick City Homecoming Festival promotional materials

General

Brick City 2005 t-shirt located in RIT t-shirt collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.
Title
Brick City Homecoming Festival promotional materials
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
19 September 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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