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RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack

 Collection — Folder: 1, Reel: 1-2
Identifier: RITArc-0347

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two motion picture films, an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT. Two promotional films regarding the first fifty years of the College of Fine and Applied Arts are included in the collection. The lp record and CD contain music composed, arranged, and produced by Jeff Resnick. The music was performed by students at the Eastman School of Music. Featured programs for each School are:

School of Art and Design
  • Communication Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Medical Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Art Education
  • Dates

    • circa 1970-1980

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Soon after the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute were merged in 1902, RIT's Fine Arts Department was established. Applied Arts (later the School of Art and Design) was a valued component of that first curriculum. The School for American Craftsmen was originally established at Dartmouth College in 1943. The school’s funding was primarily due to the efforts of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, who was deeply committed to traditional crafts in America. They recruited European Masters to come and pioneer media specific craft programs. These teachers, in turn, became seminal figures in the American Craft Movements, beginning a legacy of high quality craft education based on the Bauhaus model. The school’s purpose was to develop and raise the standards of the hand arts in the United States. In 1950, through the efforts of Mrs. Webb, The School for American Craftsmen moved to its present home at RIT where, along with the School of Art and Design, it was part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

    In 1991, the College of Fine and Applied Arts merged with the College of Graphic Arts and Photography to form a new college. This new college, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences included five schools: Photographic Arts and Sciences, Printing Management and Sciences, Center for Imaging Science, School for American Craftsmen, and Art and Design.

    School for American Craftsmen text excerpted from School for American Crafts website. Accessed November 14, 2011.

    Extent

    4 Item(s) (1 lp record, 2 motion picture films, 1CD)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    The collection consists of two motion picture films an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT.

    Arrangement

    Collection consists of four items.

    Physical Location

    C.S. South, Shelf 83

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number(s): 07:18, 11:95, 14:001

    The soundtrack lp records were gifted to the RIT Archives by College of Imaging Arts and Sciences retired professor Peter Giopulos. The CD was gifted by Jeff Resnick.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
    Title
    RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack
    Subtitle
    RIT Archives
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    30 November 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:
    RIT Libraries
    Wallace Center
    90 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester NY 14623 USA
    (585) 475-4613