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Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0355

Scope and Contents

Kilian Schmitt Interfaith Center collection consists of photographic prints and slides. These photographs are of the Interfaith Center groundbreaking, Interfaith Center staff and student workers, a face painting event, holidays, banquets, construction, services, a food drive, and the dedication of the building from the 1980’s-1990’s.

Also included is a 19.5" x 16" hand tinted photographic portrait of Killian and Caroline Schmitt, circa 1940-1950. Added in 2018; Pencil sketch of the Schmitt Interfaith Center, circa early 1980s on illustration board, unknown artist. 10.25 x 16.5

Finding guide offers photograph identification when given.

Additional ephemera included in the collection includes a groundbreaking shovel which is in the shovel collection, a program and flyer from the ceremony.

Dates

  • 1980s-1990s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT's interfaith Center was dedicated in June 1985. The building is named after major benefactors Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt had graduated from the Mechanics Institute (now RIT) in 1935, and the dedication of the new building commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. Schmitt's graduation. The Schmitts lived in Rochester and owned and operated parking lots. The Schmitts had two requirements when they agreed to fund the building: that the chapel be at the center of the campus and that it be inter-faith. The Center offers services for many religions from around the world and serves as a place of solace for any member of the RIT community.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 photograph notebook boxes )

Language

English

Overview

Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center photographs and portrait consists of photographic prints and slides. The collection includes photographs of the Interfaith Center groundbreaking, Interfaith Center staff and student workers, face painting event, holidays, banquet, construction, services, food drive, and the dedication of the building from the 1980’s-1990’s. Also included is a 19.5" x 16" hand tinted photographic portrait of Killian and Caroline Schmitt, circa 1940-1950.

Arrangement

Collection is grouped by format.

Physical Location

C.S. Midrange, Shelf 40; C.S. Midrange, Shelf 61, Oversize Box 30, no.7

Other Finding Aids

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

Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2007:004; 2012:004

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2012.
Title
Kilian Schmitt Interfaith Center collection
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
30 January 2012
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
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