This blog reveals almost two centuries of history in the making at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Through images, artifacts, documents and memorabilia housed in the Archives we will continually highlight bits of information that pertain to the cultural and social landscape of the Institute by putting a name to a face, locating a building, describing an object or getting the full story behind events, traditions or incidents. We want you to be in the know! Better yet, you may have witnessed RPI history in the making — tell us about it! Additionally, there are many unidentified or under-identified items in our collections that you may know something about!
And if you’ve got a question, please feel free to ask the archivists in the Institute Archives and Special Collections of RPI!