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Veterans Memorial Court plaque

 Collection — Object: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0543

Scope and Contents

The plaque reads Rochester Institute of Technology, Veterans Memorial Court honoring men and women of the Institute who served their country, Nov. 11, 1958 The courtyard was a wide open concrete circular space containing seating areas for students to study and work outside between the Eastman and Bevier buildings. A United States flag stands in the center.

The plaque measures 25.75 x 13.5 inches and is a metal sign encased in wood frame. The sign is extremely heavy and the exact location of where the plaque hung is unknown.


  • 1958

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

In August 1957, the Jenkinson apartments were torn down to create a small open space between the Eastman and Bevier buildings which gave students an outdoor area to congregate and study. This was the spot where in 1962 then President, Mark Ellingson announced to the students that the Institute would be moving to Henrietta NY.


2 Linear Feet (No container)




A memorial plaque commemorating the Veterans Memorial Court on RIT's downtown campus.


Collection is one item.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

25.75 x 13.5 inch metal sign encased in wood frame from the downtown campus. The plaque is VERY heavy.

Physical Location

C. S. South, Shelf 228

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The plaque was found in a room in A510 of the Student Union in 2007 and deposited to the RIT Archives by Carol Reed.

Accession number(s): 2007:011

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2014.
Veterans Memorial Court plaque
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
03 December 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

RIT Libraries
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