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Liberty Hill Breakfast Series records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0676

Scope and Contents

This collection of records includes invitations, programs, speech outlines, guest lists, correspondence, and other materials relating to the Liberty Hill Breakfast Series (LHBS) since its inception in 1992, through 2013. The LHBS is an invitation-only lecture series held at the RIT President's House, Liberty Hill.

Dates

  • 1992-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Liberty Hill Breakfast Series is an invitation-only lecture series hosted and moderated by the RIT President and held at the President's home, "Liberty Hill." The series, started by RIT President Albert Simone in 1992, was designed to build a sense of community through dialogue with members of RIT and greater Rochester communities.

Liberty Hill, or Liberty Hill Farm as it was originally called, was constructed in 1839 by the Hanks family. The family maintained the land until 1919 when it was sold to Frank W. Lovejoy Sr. of Eastman Kodak. Liberty Hill stayed in the Lovejoy family until 1979 when it was donated to RIT by Lovejoy’s son, Frank Lovejoy Jr., and his wife Lynn Lovejoy, in honor of the university’s 150 anniversary. Since RIT’s seventh president Dr. M. Richard Rose and his wife first took up residence at Liberty Hill, the property has been referred to as the RIT president’s house.

[Source: http://reporter.rit.edu/features/rits-white-house]

Extent

7 Linear Feet (17 document boxes)

Language

English

Overview

This collection of records includes invitations, programs, speech outlines, guest lists, correspondence, and other materials relating to the Liberty Hill Breakfast Series (LHBS) since its inception in 1992, through to 2013. The LHBS is an invitation-only lecture series started by RIT President Albert J. Simone and continued by RIT President William Destler. The lectures were held at the RIT President's House, Liberty Hill located on Calkins Rd. in Pittsford, N.Y.

Arrangement

Records are organized chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 763 - Boxes 1-6
C.S. South, Shelf 764 - Boxes 7-12
C.S. South, Shelf 765 - Boxes 13-17

Other Finding Aids

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

Liberty Hill Breakfast Series records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in the collection were deposited to the RIT Archive Collections by the Office of the President at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in June 2017. Accession number(s): 2017:033

Related Materials

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in June 2017.
Title
Liberty Hill Breakfast Series records
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jess Andrews/Jody Sidlauskas
Date
June 2017
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 Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
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