RIT Archive Collections serves as the official repository for historically valuable records of the university, including a broad range of materials, from presidential papers and departmental records to photographs and art works document RIT's history since 1829. The collections provide a view into the university's unique role as an educational institution and reveal RIT's significant part in the story of Rochester's growth.

The mission of the RIT Archive Collections is to acquire, preserve and make accessible a wide range of materials related to the administration, academic programs, people and the social and cultural life of the university. Archives staff work with every department on campus to identify materials of enduring historical value and transfer them to the Archives. 

The digital exhibitions on this site represent an effort to make these materials more broadly accessible. Explore the items and exhibits on this site to learn more about RIT's history and experience the breadth of materials housed in the archives!

Recently Added Items

Wally Wallbanger Promotional Shirt


A bright yellow shirt featuring an illustration of a construction hat wearing boots, the shirt states 'Wally Wallbanger, Wallace Memorial Library' in…

Florence Wallace Christmas Card


A holiday card from Florence and Charles Wallace to RIT, featuring text that states 'Christmas Greetings' in script text and an illustration of…

Ask Me! Wallace Library Pin


A black pin featuring bold white text that states 'ASK ME!' This pin is from the Wallace Memorial Library as part of an effort to get students…