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Continuing Up the Hill: William Weightman Walker Laboratory

The first two buildings erected on the Warren estate property, purchased by the Institute after the 1904 fire which destroyed the Main Building, were the Carnegie Building (described in our last Continuing Up the Hill post) and Walker Laboratory. These … Continue reading

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Class of 1914

In our efforts to bridge the gap between the past and present, we share with the Class of 2014 a look back one hundred years ago, when Rensselaer bid farewell to the Class of 1914. Not your average commencement, the … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Rathbun Kolb Oral History

 “I remember my first chemistry professor…he was in the front of the class of course, and he said, ‘This reminds me of classes I had’–and he mentions where he was at the time–because that was co-ed. Here I am right … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta Spirit!

The Institute Archives wishes everyone a happy Spirit Day at Rensselaer.

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The Poly – Digitally Revealed

The staff of the Institute Archives is pleased to announce the digitization of back issues of RPI’s student newspaper, The Rensselaer Polytechnic.  As of January 2014, 121 volumes (1869, 1885-2001) are fully searchable in the library’s digital repository.  That’s roughly … Continue reading

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