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Posted by T. A. Gobert on December 12, 2013
Lately we’ve been reviewing our collections for information about the era in which the first women students were admitted to Rensselaer.  This occurred in the fall of 1942, after the United States entered World War II, as industries clamored for female engineers to help replace men called
Posted by John Dojka on December 3, 2013
Following the Great Troy Fire of 1862, which completely destroyed Rensselaer’s physical plant, all of the Institute’s new buildings moved steadily east up the hill overlooking the city and Hudson River.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on November 5, 2013
Today is the 189th birthday of Rensselaer and weR: The Spirit of Rensselaer Society had a fabulous idea - to serve cake in front of the Troy Building!
Posted by Jenifer Monger on October 31, 2013
Lally School of Management, 2013 Management education at Rensselaer began in 1925 with the establishment of the Department of Arts, Science, and Business Administration.
Posted by John Dojka on October 14, 2013
A recent inquiry by a member of the class of 1953 brought to our attention a former Rensselaer staff member who was a popular figure on campus from the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. This person was Helen Liddle Warren, Rensselaer’s first Director of Social Activities. Mrs.
Posted by T. A. Gobert on October 3, 2013
This weekend (October 4-6, 2013), alumni and their families will congregate on campus to celebrate an annual ritual:  RPI reunion.  Folks who received their degrees in years ending in 3 or 8 will revisit the site of their student days, reveling in memories while noticing the many changes that have taken place at Rensselaer.
Posted by T. A. Gobert on September 25, 2013
Presentation: "Exploring Space at RPI" Space can be described as “the stage upon which the drama of communal life unfolds.” At Rensselaer, the academic, athletic, social, and common spaces used, and often created by students and administration have come and gone, ebbing and flowing from one decade to the next.  Assistant Institute Archivist Jenifer Monger has dug deep within the Archives collections to place at center stage key spaces which have been utilized, advocated for, appropriated, and experienced throughout campus and its environs.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on August 22, 2013
I've come across photographs in the Archives that depict students doing some interesting things on campus! I thought I'd seen it all until recently. Perusing the Grand Marshal Week photograph file, I discovered the images you see to the left and below but I need some verification from our readership.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on July 10, 2013
Rio Grande Bridge, Pacific Railway of Costa Rica. Designed by Theodore Cooper, Class of 1858. 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.
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