Category Archives: Sports

Whole Lotta Spirit!

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

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Artifacts in the Archives

Every now and then unusual things cross my desk and I get to figure out what to do with them!  One case in point is a shopping bag of sports memorabilia, a pair of skates, and four wooden hockey sticks … Continue reading

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Mystery Image 30 – Update!

Mystery Image #30 generated an incredible amount of interest!  I’m so pleased it was such a great hit. We received a few responses on place and date (Thank You!). General consensus is that the image was taken at the RPI … Continue reading

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The Art of Football

This gallery contains 16 photos.

For those who follow sports, the crisp air of fall is strongly associated with an old tradition: RPI football. Intercollegiate games have been played at Rensselaer since 1886, albeit on borrowed fields and without a coach for the first twenty … Continue reading

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Mystery Image 30

Fishing through some unidentified photographs yesterday, I came across a folder labeled “Students” and within it I found this great photograph of a cheering crowd. As I stood above the image smiling (because this photo told me it was the … Continue reading

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