Located on the third floor of Folsom Library, the Institute Archives & Special Collections at Rensselaer houses thousands of collections. 

Among the department’s collections are materials relating to the Brooklyn Bridge, George Low’s tenure at NASA, and other acclaimed engineering feats documenting the institution's bold legacy of changing the world. 

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Don Mochon: Artist ∙ Architect ∙ Academic

Posted by T. A. Gobert on October 18, 2023
Mochon - Bird

October is Archives Month in the United States, and what better way to celebrate than with a new exhibit?  The Institute Archives and

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Revealed

Posted by Kelsey O'Brien on April 29, 2022

Upon helping a researcher based in Shelter Island, New York, last month, I had to peruse the Institute Archives’ expansive Horsford collection, which I hadn’t done before. Among fun items, such as colonial currency dated to 1775, an 1839 newspaper story of a young girl becoming a pirate, and a lady throwing a summer party in the Roaring Twenties, where attendees had to dress up as Colonial Quakers, something else caught my eye: wax seals.

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