RPI History Revealed

Posted by John Dojka on June 28, 2011
Can you help us identify the person in this photograph?  It contains at least two clues.  The one legible book title in the stack behind him is The Analysis of Linear Circuits by Charles M. Close.  This may indicate he was a member of the electrical engineering faculty.  The second clue is his hair style, which looks mid-1970s to mid-1980s.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on June 27, 2011
I'm guessing from the plaid pants that this pic goes back to the '70s or '80s. Do you know who it is?
Posted by Amy the Archivist on June 27, 2011
I need your help! I hope to put away some unidentified images this week. I'll post a new image every day for five days. Please make a comment if you can identify the individuals in the photos. We've identified twenty-two mystery images on the blog so far!
Posted by Amy the Archivist on May 27, 2011
One hundred years ago, commencement for the class of 1911 was held on June 14th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. It was a momentous occasion. The first degrees for electrical and mechanical engineering were awarded that day, nine EE and three ME degrees. The graduates and their guests were honored by the presence of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, who delivered the commencement address.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on May 5, 2011
Julius Skilton In remembrance of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I would share an interesting RPI connection to the end of the French occupation of Mexico. Julius A.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on April 5, 2011
"The First Engineers: They Changed the World" exhibit, which was created to mark the 175th anniversary of civil engineering at Rensselaer, is now available for view online: The First Civil Engineers Check out my previous posts on some of the First CE grads.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on March 16, 2011
I often browse through old issues of The Polytechnic looking for answers to burning questions. Today's question brought me to the 1925 issues. Sometimes I happen to read headlines, articles or ads that make me smile. Allow me to share my latest find. :)
Posted by Amy the Archivist on March 3, 2011
It's been a long time since I posted a mystery image. Let's get to it!   Do you know who this is? Leave a comment!
Posted by Amy the Archivist on February 11, 2011
Winter Carnival is this weekend, and I'm excited to see a couple of old traditions being resurrected for the event.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on January 21, 2011
Last summer when I wrote about interesting RPI characters Pagie and Mrs. Warren, I intended to continue the series with a post about Miss Peck. Her bio file is a bit thin and I couldn't find a student account of her, so I put the idea aside. I still think she was an interesting character and played a significant role in RPI history. She deserves a little highlight!
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