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RIT wrestling uniforms

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0351

Scope and Contents

The blue and gray pieces appear to be from around 1950's-1960's. Jim Modrak wrestled from 1953-1955.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) wrestling uniforms collection contains the following items:

  1. 2 pair polyester wrestling pants in blue with white stripe
  2. Canvas/leather wrestling head gear with ear protectors has name tag with Jim Modrak on it
  3. Canvas RIT wrestling shoes in off-white, size 13
  4. Cotton RIT wrestling robe in blue with white lettering on back
  5. Nylon RIT wrestling one piece uniform in brown with orange and white lettering
  6. Nylon RIT wrestling warm-up jacket in brown with orange and white lettering (#177)
  7. Nylon RIT wrestling warm-up pants in brown with orange and white lettering
  8. Polyester RIT wrestling jersey in blue with white lettering on back
  9. Polyester RIT wrestling jersey in white with blue lettering on back
  10. Polyester RIT wrestling one piece uniform in orange, white and black
  11. Polyester RIT wrestling one piece uniform in orange with white and black lettering
  12. Polyester wrestling shorts in blue with white stripe
  13. Rochester Institute of Technology Wrestling & Coaching School t-shirt in white with orange lettering
  14. RIT sports travel bag in brown
  15. RIT wrestling 50 Years Maturing to Perfection, 1927-1977 t-shirt in white with orange lettering
  16. Wool RIT wrestling jersey in black with Mechanics in white lettering on front
  17. Wool RIT wrestling jersey in black with MI FROSH in white letter on front. Label on back says Frosh wrestling, 1929-1930, Donald F. Thomas, Class of '32, Elec. Dept. Mechanics Institute
  18. Wool Rochester Tech wrestling robe (#2) in dark blue with white lettering
  19. Wool wrestling pants in blue with gray stripe down each leg

Dates

  • 1950-1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Wrestling began at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanical Institute in 1927. Mark Ellingson was the first coach and he later became President of the Institute. Coach Earl Fuller, who began coaching in 1948, lead the wrestling team until 1994.

Many pieces of the uniform have tags in them that read garments are from Ruby's Sporting Goods, Rochester, NY.

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet (19 uniform pieces in three cartons)

Language

English

Overview

The RIT wrestling uniforms consists of 19 pieces of uniforms collected from different time periods. There are robes, shorts, jerseys, pants, shoes, head gear, and travel bag used by members of the men's wrestling teams.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in numerical order. Box 1 contains pieces 1-4, Box 2 contains pieces 5-10, Box 3 contains pieces 11-14, 16-19. Piece 15, the travel bag is shelved next to the boxes on C.S. Shelf 91.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East wall, Shelves 91-92

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The RIT wrestling collection was deposited by long-time wrestling coach Earl Fuller. Accession number(s): 07:87

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2011.
Title
RIT wrestling uniforms
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
4 December 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 Archives Repository

Contact:
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613