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Edith Woodward Pool plaque

 Collection
Identifier: RITArc-0656

Scope and Contents

A metal (copper and unknown) plaque hung by the pool at RIT until it was demolished and the new aquatic center was built. The plaque reads: THE EDITH WOODWARD MEMORIAL POOL HONORING EDITH HARTWELL WOODWARD, PHILANTHROPIST AND DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY; FRIEND AND BENEFACTRESS OF ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DECEMBER 7, 1968

Dates

  • December 7, 1968

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Edith M. Hartwell Woodward was born on August 24, 1879, died in 1955, and was married to Ernest L. Woodward in 1903. It was Ernest's father, Orator Woodward who purchased the formula for Jell-o which he sold under the Genesee Pure Food company label. Ernest became one of the heirs of the Jello Company. Ernest and Edith had one son, Talmadge.They lived in LeRoy, NY. The couple was well known for their philanthropy in the community.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (No box.)

Language

English

Overview

Collection is a plaque recognizing the person the swimming pool was named after, Edith Woodward.

Arrangement

The collection is one item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 236

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2016:020

Existence and Location of Copies

There is a digital file of the plaque on the Archives server currently in Digitized Materials for adding to LUNA folder. 175,230 KB tif file

Physical Description

Good - needs some cleaning.

Dimensions

Plaque measures 51 x 35.5 x 2 cm.
Title
Edith Woodward Pool plaque
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
2 June 2016
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 Archives Repository

Contact:
Rochester NY 14623 USA
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