Monthly Archives: July 2013

Continuing Up the Hill: Williams Proudfit Astronomical Observatory

Following the construction of the Main Building (1864) and Winslow Laboratory (1866), Rensselaer’s trustees began planning for a third instructional facility—an astronomical observatory. The Williams Proudfit Astronomical Observatory was built in 1878 at a cost of $15,000. It was   presented … Continue reading

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We’ve had a Face Lift!

The Institute Archives and Special Collections has a new website!  It was time to spruce things up a bit, share more images, and improve the site navigation to accommodate our various audiences. As you may recall, last year we migrated … Continue reading

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