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RIT bucket brigade records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0303

Scope and Contents

In 1996, as part of the freshman Orientation program, a group interactive activity was held on the athletic fields. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) students, faculty, staff and alumni attempted to break a Guinness world record for the longest fire bucket brigade. The RIT bucket brigade records document this event in 1996 and 1997. Included are correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, press releases, clippings, photographs and 1997 participation forms signed by each participant.

Dates

  • 1996-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information

In 1996, as part of the freshman Orientation program, a group interactive activity was held on the athletic fields. RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni attempted to break a Guinness world record for the longest fire bucket brigade. Teaming up with the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Company and Mumford Fire Department along a 2.5 mile course from a fire hydrant on campus, firefighters filled 50 two-gallon buckets from their hoses.

The purpose of the event was to build spirit amongst the incoming freshman class during Orientation week. The event took place in 1996 and 1997, and did not break the record either attempt.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) bucket brigade records contain materials documenting the 1996 & 1997 attempts by RIT freshmen to break the Guinness World Record for the longest fire bucket brigade. Records include correspondence, photographs, newsclippings.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by series.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East wall, Shelf 76

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT bucket brigade records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2011.
Title
RIT bucket brigade records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
28 November 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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