Browse Exhibits (4 total)

The Stories They Tell 6

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This exhibit, cultivated from the RIT Archive Collections and the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive, seeks to share stories of the RIT community through documents, photographs, yearbooks, memorabilia, and other items. The exhibition is the product of a museum studies course Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359), which fosters an annual collaboration between the Museum Studies Program and the RIT Archives to curate from the collections.

Under the direction of Associate Professor Juilee Decker and Associate Archivist, Jody Sidlauskas, the following students created the display on view on the first and third floors of the Wallace Library: John Adil, Vanesa Chiodo, Neil Cooper, Koda Drake, Tyler Grobman, Tyler Hollinger, Katie Keegan, Taras Lozowy, Blaz Martinez, Rachel Sheehan, Felicia Swartzenberg, Matthew Vivelo, and Brian Zabawa.

Each student researched, selected, and designed one of the exhibit cases you see here as part of the fifth such collaboration between Museum Studies and the Archives. For more information on the process of creating this exhibition, see https://ritmuse.wordpress.com/.

We hope you enjoy learning about the items on view and the stories they tell.

The Stories They Tell 6
On view at the Wallace Library
Rochester Institute of Technology
October 3, 2019-Spring 2020

SpiRIT The Tiger

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In the fall of 1963, RIT students Denis Kitchen, Roger Kramer, and Jim Black formed an ad hock Tiger committee and convinced Student Government to loan them $1000+ for the purchase of a baby Bengal tiger to serve as RIT's live mascot. The baby tiger would reside at the Seneca Park Zoo and be brought on campus by students who were trained handlers. 

A big “name the tiger contest” was held and SpiRIT was chosen as his name. Classmate and now distinguished photography professor Andy Davidhazy was credited with the name, which derived from “Student Pride In RIT.”

The Stories They Tell 5

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This exhibit, cultivated from the RIT Archive Collections and the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive, seeks to share stories of the RIT community through documents, photographs, yearbooks, memorabilia, and other items. The exhibition is the product of a museum studies course Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359), which fosters an annual collaboration between the Museum Studies Program and the RIT Archives to curate from the collections. Under the direction of Associate Professor Juilee Decker and Associate Archivist, Jody Sidlauskas, the following students created the display on view in the Wallace Library: Alana Bourgeois, Grace Gallagher, Leah Green, Landyn Hatch, George Herde, Kayla Jackson, Laurie Jean-Francois, Brienna Johnson-Morris, Richa Khanolkar, Karla Mueller, Samantha Perricci, Jacob Pochron, and John Valentine.

Each student researched, selected, and designed one of the exhibit cases you see here as part of the fourth such collaboration between Museum Studies and the Archives. For more information on the process of creating this exhibition, see https://ritmuse.wordpress.com/.

We hope you enjoy learning about the items on view and the stories they tell.

The Stories They Tell 4

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This exhibit, cultivated from the RIT Archive Collections and the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive, seeks to share stories of the RIT community through documents, photographs, yearbooks, memorabilia, and other items. The exhibition is the product of a museum studies course Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359), which fosters an annual collaboration between the Museum Studies Program and the RIT Archives to curate from the collections. Under the direction of Associate Professor Juilee Decker and Associate Archivist, Jody Sidlauskas, the following students created the display on view on the first floor of The Wallace Center: Taylor Carpenter, Amber DeStevens, Cameron Forbes, Linzie Fuechtmann, Kate MacLaren, and Patrick Toy. Each student researched, selected, and designed one of the exhibit cases you see here as part of the third such collaboration between Museum Studies and the Archives. For more information on the process of creating this exhibition, see https://ritmuse.wordpress.com/. We hope you enjoy learning about the items on view and the stories they tell.