The Institute Archives & Special Collections of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute house the Institute’s official records related to the administration, curriculum, and programs of the Institute and its schools and departments.
Archival materials include: records of the presidents and senior administrators, Board of Trustees minutes, department records, and campus publications. Extensive photograph, biographical (faculty and alumni) and subject files document the history of the Institute and its people. The department also holds and makes available Rensselaer publications.
Our Special Collections are composed of historical manuscripts, rare books, and pamphlets focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century science and technology. Some of our most popular manuscript collections are the Roebling Collection, George M. Low Collection, Horsford Family Papers and Skilton Family Papers.