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Spirit Day 2015: Mystery Gear

This Friday is RPI’s 4th annual Spirit Day, in which member’s of the Rensselaer community are encouraged to show their pride by wearing or displaying RPI gear. We consider spirit everyday here in the Archives where it pervades the memorabilia … Continue reading

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Class of 1914

In our efforts to bridge the gap between the past and present, we share with the Class of 2014 a look back one hundred years ago, when Rensselaer bid farewell to the Class of 1914. Not your average commencement, the … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta Spirit!

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

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Mystery Image #33

It’s time for another mystery image! I realized this morning that we haven’t posted anything bewildering in quite a while. Who is the man in the photo? Can anyone tell us about that specimen he seems to be focusing on? … Continue reading

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Back Down the Hill

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. An exception was a gymnasium which opened in March … Continue reading

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