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Nathaniel Rochester Hall sign

 Item — Object: n/a
Identifier: RITArc-0674

Scope and Contents

The Nathaniel Rochester hall sign is made of wood and metal which have been painted red and silver respectively, and features the words "RIT Nathaniel Rochester Hall." As this sign comes from the original Nathaniel Rochester Hall from RIT's downtown Rochester campus, it may have been in use at any time from 1959 (the time of the building's dedication as Nathaniel Rochester Hall) to 1968, at which time the university moved to its current location in Henrietta.

Dates

  • circa 1959-1968

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

In order to solve the housing problems created by rising enrollment following the end of the Second World War, the Rochester Institute of Technology purchased the Manger Rochester Hotel and converted it into a men's dormitory that opened for use in November 1957. The building, which would be dedicated as "Nathaniel Rochester Hall" in 1959, could house up to 400 students, and did so until the university moved to its current campus in Henrietta in 1968.

Extent

5.45 Linear Feet (1 Item)

Language

English

Overview

Red and silver wood and metal sign with the words "RIT Nathaniel Rochester Hall."

Physical Location

Archives Storage Room 3515

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2017:029

Dimensions

Approximately 65.5 inches long, by 12.25 inches tall, by 1inch deep

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jess Andrews in June 2017.
Title
Nathaniel Rochester Hall sign
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jess Andrews
Date
7 June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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