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Once a No Name, Twice a Winner

Sixty years ago, NASA was formed, the microchip was invented, Ella Fitzgerald was on the radio, and four men from RPI won the National Handball Championship in Chicago, Illinois. That’s right! Mike McQuillen, Harvey Poppell, Jerry Gonick, and Fernando Arias, … Continue reading

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A Spoonful of Fun!

I recently posted about a souvenir spoon held by the Institute Archives and Special Collections department at RPI.  Well, it’s not the only one!  The first one was produced at the very beginning of a spoon collecting craze in the … Continue reading

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A Silver Spoon at RPI

RPI’s Institute Archives and Special Collections department has a lot of cool things that you might not expect to find among our rare books, manuscripts, and Institute records.  We also have a variety of artifacts, some of which are well … Continue reading

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Views Into the Past: Results of an ebay Find, Part I

Not long ago I happened upon something of great interest to me as an RPI archivist – a photograph album documenting Rensselaer and its vicinity in the early twentieth century.  This is the story of how we acquired not one but … Continue reading

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The Holidaze Post

Just for fun, we decided to mine the archives for some of those interesting items that don’t quite fit into our usual posts. Instead, we selected some gems that convey a campus mood or a mindset if you will! So this … Continue reading

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