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Unpublished manuscript by Mark Ellingson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0378

Scope and Contents

Unpublished manuscript by Mark Ellingson about the Rochester Institute and Mechanics Institute chronicles a history of the Mechanics Institute and its students, as well as information about the Institute’s relationship with the community, the programs offered, curriculum information, statistics on enrollment and policies and procedures through 1937.

Dates

  • 1936-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Mark Ellingson came to the Mechanics Institute in 1926 as a professor of economics. In 1936 Ellingson was appointed president of the Mechanics Institute. During his 36 year tenure, he increased enrollment and markedly increased the school’s endowment and assets. He wrote his proposed book about the Mechanics Institute early in his tenure. According to his secretary at the time, Helen Burson Thomas, Ellingson wrote the proposed book with the expectation that Dr. W.W. Charters, who was a consultant on curriculum revision at the time, would write the final draft of the book. The Mark Ellingson proposed Book about Mechanics Institute gives a history of the Mechanics Institute and its students, as well as information about the institute’s relationship with its community, the programs offered, curriculum information, statistics on enrollment and policies and procedures.

Extent

1 Item(s) (One flat box )

Language

English

Overview

Unpublished manuscript by Mark Ellingson on the history of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, the objectives of the institute, information on programs and courses offered and institutional policies through 1937.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one manuscript, contained in its' original binder and housed in an archival box.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 544

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in July 2012.
Title
Unpublished manuscript by Mark Ellingson
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Emily Kolenberg
Date
06 July 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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