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RIT Alumni Association class reunion records

 Collection — Box-Folder: 1-7
Identifier: RITArc-0440

Scope and Contents

The RIT Alumni Association Class Reunion collection contains a wide variety of records related to alumni and the activities performed during class reunions throughout the years. A large portion of this collection consists of correspondence and invitations. Also included are issues of Psimar from the classes of 1943 and 1944, that contain newspaper clippings and articles providing information about events happening during that year. Included as well are "Facts About Me" booklets that give details about some alumni's lives since they graduated from RIT.

Dates

  • 1908-1977,1958-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology Alumni Association was formed in 1912. Osbourne F. Gurney, a 1903 Mechanical Engineering graduate, was elected as the first president. During the 1920's alumni began to return to watch sporting events and attend parties hosted by sororities and fraternities. The first official class reunion took place in 1958, commemorating the 50th year since the Class of 1908 had graduated. Reunions continued and were very successful.

Today, the Alumni Association continues to engage and celebrate the over 100,000 RIT alumni. Much of this acknowledgement is now done during Brick City Homecoming held each year in October. Alumni are encouraged to interact and reunion activities were started for classes, athletics, Greeks, student clubs, and more.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box containing 7 folders. )

Language

English

Overview

This collection includes various documents, correspondence, publications and invitations related to the RIT Alumni Association Class Reunions. The collection spans the years 1958-1996.

Arrangement

This collection is in chronological order. Materials are contained within 7 folders.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 314

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT Alumni Association class reunion records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Sinicropi in January 2013.
Title
RIT Alumni Association Class Reunion records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Emily Sinicropi
Date
10 January 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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