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Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin, diploma and yearbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0640

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin, diploma and yearbooks collection contains two Ramikin yearbooks from 1930 and 1931. Both yearbooks have Mundy's signature on the inside cover as well as handwritten notes throughout the yearbook from her peers. This collection also includes Mundy's RAMI freshman pin that has her name and expected date of graduation written in shorthand, '32 as in 1932. Also included is correspondence from Mundy's daughter Nancy Powell, the donor. Lastly, is her official RAMI diploma for Interior Decoration from 1932. It measures approximately 17 x 13 inches and has the original blue and gray (school colors) still wrapped around it.

Dates

  • 1930-1931
  • Majority of material found within 1930 - 1931

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Mary Mundy (d. 1990s) lived in the 19th Ward of Rochester at 78 Colgate St. Her family consisted of her mother Clara Belle Leete Mundy, father Arthur Dean Mundy, her older sister Marjorie Leete Mundy, and Eleanor Mary Mundy. In 1934 Eleanor married Richard Whitman Anderson, of Churchville and later Rochester, NY. They had three daughters, the youngest is Nancy Powell who donated the items in this collection.

Eleanor was an Interior Decoration student at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) from 1930-1932. While at RAMI, she was involved in Art League, tennis, and golf.

Extent

0.67 Linear Feet (1 Archival bag)

Language

English

Overview

The Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin and yearbooks collection contains 2 Ramikin yearbooks from 1930 and 1931, 1 Rochester Atheaneum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) freshman pin, her original 1932 RAMI diploma and 1 memorandum from the donor. Eleanor Mary Mundy was an Interior Decoration student at the Mechanics Institute from 1930-1932. Nancy Powell, daughter of Eleanor Mary Mundy, donated this collection in October 2015.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by series and chronological order.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 81 Mechanics Institute pin (in Box with .0341-.0343)
C.S. South, Shelf 689 (RIT T171 R66 .M5) 1931-1932 Ramikin yearbooks
C.S. South, Shelf 570 diploma (in Diploma collection box 2)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin, diploma and yearbooks collection were donated by Nancy Powell in October 2015.

Accession number(s): 2015:098

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in November 2015.
Title
Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin, diploma and yearbooks
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jenna Bossert
Date
30 November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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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