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RIT/NRA Gunsmithing School records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0502

Scope and Contents

The collection includes class lists, brochures, enrollment statistics, recruitment efforts, enrollment and geographical distribution statistics, enrollment comparisons, course outlines, enrollment histories, photographic negatives as well as contact sheets and prints. The collection materials date from 1983 to 1991.

Dates

  • 1983-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Gunsmithing School was held at RIT in cooperation with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) from 1983-1991. A summer school program of the College of Fine and Applied Arts was initiated in 1983 and had its peak enrollment in 1986. Students were trained in courses such as knifemaking, basic and intermediate engraving, gun repair, advanced stockmaking, fine tuning of match and varmint rifles, blueing and polishing, pistolsmithing, beginning and advanced law enforcement armorer and others.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 file box)

Language

English

Overview

The RIT/NRA Gunsmithing School records contain documentation of summer programs which included classes in gunsmithing, knifesmithing, pistolsmithing and others from 1983-1991.

Arrangement

Records are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 318

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT/NRA Gunsmithing School records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2014.
Title
RIT/NRA Gunsmithing School records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
10 February 2014
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

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