Posted by Amy the Archivist 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 John Dojka on September 15, 2009
If you're new to this blog, let me explain what the mystery images are all about. We have a large photograph collection that contains images of RPI people, subjects and events. When photographs arrive in the Archives from various sources, we file them into the collection. This all works great -- when the photos are identified! If the photos are not marked in any way, then it's up to me or other Archives staff to figure out who, what or when. If we draw a blank, the photos go into a stack of "unidentified photos" until we get some helpful information.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on February 27, 2009
I feel a little embarrassed when I post an image of a professor that I can't identify -- especially when the prof is still active on campus. The photos in my mystery file tend to be 15-25 years old and since I don't cross paths with faculty on a regular basis, it's not surprising that my knowledge is limited. The ability to reach out to the Rensselaer community through this blog has been very helpful. Keep the comments coming! Readership has increased significantly this week (thank you alumni ;)), so I expect a quick ID on this mystery image!
Posted by Amy the Archivist on September 19, 2008
Yesterday, I showed my new student assistant how to "process" some faculty files that we received from Media Relations. These are files of article reprints, news clippings, photographs and bios regarding faculty that are no longer associated with RPI for various reasons. We sort this material and file it into our photograph and faculty/alum biographical collections. I pulled out a file to illustrate what should be done with the different types of material and there he was -- the prof in Mystery Image #8! He was pictu