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Blazing New Trails printing plates

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0340

Scope and Contents

Blazing New Trails printing plates consist of illustrations used in George Hoke's book. Artwork was created by four students in the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute School of Applied Art: Franz Wetterings, Edward Henderson, Arthur Sinclair, and Joseph Pierce.

Dates

  • 1937

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information: George Wilson Hoke

George Wilson Hoke was an American academic and author during the early 20th century. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1901, before becoming chair of Miami University's new Department of Geography in 1906. His paper, "The Study of Social Geography" (1907) was one of the first instances of the phrase "social geography" being used in a Western culture. During World War I, Hoke served on the U.S. Committee on Education and Special Training. While working with the army, he met John Randall, who became president of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) in 1922. Following the war, Hoke moved to Rochester for a position as the head of educational films for the Eastman Kodak Company.

In 1937, Hoke published an institutional history of RAMI, now the Rochester Institute of Technology. Blazing New Trails: The Biography of a Pioneer in Education, traced the history of the university, linking its origins to the Rochester Literary Company (1822). The book also includes biographical information for several prominent individuals that helped shape RAMI's values and identity. When the book was published in 1937, it became the primary source for the institutional history of the university for many decades.

Extent

6 Item(s) (1 Lid box)

Language

English

Overview

Collection contains six printing plates of illustrations for the book Blazing New Trails: The Biography of a Pioneer in Education (1937) by George Wilson Hoke. The book traces the institutional history of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Arrangement

Collection consists of six items.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East wall, Shelf E75

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
Title
Blazing New Trails printing plates
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
30 November 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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