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Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower audiocassettes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITSpec-0006

Scope and Contents

Collection of audiocassettes from Eisenhower College. The College collected artifacts, documents, and materials related to Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. This collection of audiotapes concern Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, as well as Eisenhower College. Tapes are titled, with dates if listed, as follows:

  • The Harvard Business School Club of New York Dinner Meeting, May 26, 1949
  • Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
  • Address to the House of Burgess, May 15, 1953
  • Acceptance Speech, August 23, 1956
  • Statement on Marines to Lebanon, July 15, 1958
  • Announces suspension of nuclear test, August 22, 1958
  • Arrives from 19 Nation tour, December 22, 1959
  • Returns from Paris Summit failure, May 20, 1960
  • Radio–TV speech on Paris Summit failure, May 25, 1960
  • Radio–TV address on Far East tour, June 27, 1960
  • Remarks at dedication of Eisenhower College (2 copies)
  • President Funeral Service Part I, 1969
  • President Funeral Service Part II, 1969
  • Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller Address at Woman's Day, August 13, 1970
  • Speech to Republican Women, May 6, 1974
  • Interviews with Mamie, David and Julie Eisenhower, May 20, 1974
  • General Edward P. Curtis interview, February 21, 1976 (2 copies)
  • Interview with Mamie Eisenhower, May 1976
  • Robert Divine, Eisenhower and the Cold War, October 10, 1981
  • Eisenhower Remembered, Walter La Feber, "Eisenhower, an American Conservative in the Cold War," October 10, 1981
  • Eisenhower Remembered, Dennis Medina, "Return to Abilene," October 10, 1981
  • Eisenhower Remembered, Panel Discussion, October 10, 1981
  • Louis Galambos, "Dwight David Eisenhower and the Middle Way," October 11, 1981
  • James R. Killian, Jr., "How Eisenhower Dealt with Complex Military Technology," October 1981
  • Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony Held at the Delevan Theater, Eisenhower College, Part I, July 17, 1982
  • Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Honors Ceremony Held at the Delevan Theater, Eisenhower College, Part II, July 17, 1982
  • Grateful Nation Fund – Anniversary Greeting
  • Mamie, Remarks to Frank Willards on 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • John Rosenkrans, Remarks to Frank Willards on 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • Herbert Scoville, "The Arms Race, Then and Now"
  • T.V. Dub
  • Dates

    • 1949-1982

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Historical Information: RIT's affiliation with Eisenhower College

    RIT’s affiliation with Dwight D. Eisenhower began with Eisenhower College. This small, liberal arts college was located on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, New York. Founded in 1965, the first classes were held in 1968. The curriculum stressed "world studies" with mandatory courses on history, art, philosophy, music, and literature. The College also collected artifacts, documents, and materials related to Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower.

    Although funded by private monies, federal grants, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Eisenhower dollar coins, by 1979 the college was in financial difficulties and was acquired by RIT. Financial problems persisted, and three years later, on July 22, 1982, RIT announced the closing of Eisenhower College. At that time, materials from the Eisenhower College relating to both the college and Dwight D. Eisenhower were transferred to the RIT Archives, including this collection of audiocassettes.

    Extent

    0.4 Linear Feet (1 Lid box)

    Language

    English

    Overview

    Collection of audiocassettes from Eisenhower College. Tapes concern Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower, as well as Eisenhower College.

    Arrangement

    Audiocassettes are arranged in chronological order.

    Physical Location

    C.S. South, Shelf 111

    Other Finding Aids

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

    Dwight D Eisenhower audiotapes

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    These materials came to the RIT Archives in July 1982 when the Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York closed. In December 2005, Archivist Becky Simmons made the decision to separate the materials into two groups; those about Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower and those concerning Eisenhower College.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.
    Title
    Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower audiocassettes
    Subtitle
    RIT Special Collections
    Status
    Published
    Author
    Amy Vilz
    Date
    21 September 2011
    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
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