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RIT photo cage t-shirt collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0304

Scope and Contents

The Rochester Institute of Technology photo cage t-shirt collection is made up of five t-shirts created for students who work at the School for Photographic Arts and Sciences photo cage.
  • T-shirt 1 is red with black lettering "RIT Photo Cage" on the back of the shirt along with a graphic which looks like a criminal behind bars.
  • T-shirt 2 is black with "RIT 051982" on front of shirt.
  • T-shirt 3 is light blue with an image of a group of students on the 3rd floor balcony of the Booth building.
  • T-shirt 4 is light blue with dark blue horizontal strips and same design as T-shirt 1.
  • T-shirt 5 is white turtleneck with blue design same as T-shirt 1 and "Clambake-Concert" on back.
  • T-shirt 6 is white turtleneck with blue design same as T-shirt 1 and image of group of students in the cage.
  • Dates

    • 1970's-1980's

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Historical Information

    The Rochester Institute of Technology photo cage is located on the third floor of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in the Booth building. The photo cage loans all kinds of photographic equipment to students. At no cost, students can borrow cameras and lighting equipment, for limited periods of time to work on projects. This service enables students to work with high end photographic equipment that is too cost prohibitive to purchase on their own.

    The cage has been operational since the campus was first built in 1968. Student employees are given shirts to wear while working. There are six samples of these t-shirts in this collection. They appear to be from the 1970's to the early 1980's.

    Extent

    1 Linear Feet (clamshell box)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) photo cage collection contains six t-shirts imprinted with a School for Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) photo cage logo. The photo cage loans equipment to students. The shirts are worn by students employed at the photo cage which is located on the third floor of the Booth building.

    Arrangement

    All t-shirts are in one box.

    Physical Location

    C.S. South, East Wall, Shelf 76

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The t-shirt was donated to the RIT Archives in 2007 by RIT student Nick Savot.

    Accession number(s): 2007:58

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2011.
    Title
    RIT photo cage t-shirt collection
    Subtitle
    RIT Archives
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Jody Sidlauskas
    Date
    15 November 2011
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    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