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Collection of RIT student ephemera

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0521

Scope and Contents

The collection contains miscellaneous student activities ephemera dating from between 1952-1954. The items include dance cards from RIT sponsored dances, awards programs, and a cheerleading sweater letter. Dance cards from the Harvest Moon Ball, Fantasia and April in Paris were a souvenir for recording who you danced with, what you wore and the flowers you carried. The programs are from the annual RIT Sports Banquet and Awards Assembly.

The cheerleader emblem features a blue "R" and gray cheerleading megaphone. In the 1950s, RITs colors were blue and gray and they were known as the Techmen.


  • 1952-1954


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 small file box)




Materials related to student activities during the 1950's at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The collection includes a copy of a sorority constitution, a fraternity pledge card, memorabilia from RIT sponsored dances, and sweater letter from the cheerleading squad.


The collection is arranged in chronological order and divided by type.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East Wall, Shelf 77

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT student ephemera circa 1952

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of RIT student ephemera was donated by an alum and deposited in the RIT Archives by a staff member of Alumni Relations in July 2014.

Accession number(s): 2014:063

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in July 2014.
Collection of RIT student ephemera
RIT Archives
Lisa Witt
23 July 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613