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RIT Photo Purchase Prize collection

 Collection
Identifier: RITArt-0063

Scope and Contents

The Photo Purchase Prize collection contains photographs of varying sizes and processes.

Dates

  • 1981 to present

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT Libraries established the Photo Purchase Prize Awards program in 1981 to provide a visual history of RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) and to complement the already well-established Fine and Applied Arts Purchase Prize Awards program. Each year works are purchased for the collection from the SPAS Student Honor Show, a juried exhibition open to students in all departments of the School.

The committee complement for the award has changed over the years and now includes the Art and Photography Librarian and the RIT Archivist. The goal of the program is twofold: to select the best work from the exhibition but to also capture the diversity of work made by RIT students in the various SPAS programs. The collection reflects the change in photographic styles, subjects and processes that have occurred since 1981.

Extent

124 Item(s) (26 oversize lid boxes and two flat file drawers )

Language

English

Overview

RIT Libraries established the Photo Purchase Prize Award program in 1981 to provide a visual history of RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS). Each year works are purchased for the collection from the SPAS Student Honor Show, a juried exhibition open to students in all departments of the School.

Arrangement

Photographs are stored individually in boxes by year.

Physical Location

Please contact the RIT Archives for individual locations.

Other Finding Aids

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

Accruals

Photographs are purchased and added to the collection each May.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Becky Simmons in October 2011.
Title
RIT Photo Purchase Prize collection
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Becky Simmons
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:
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613