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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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Cherry and White

In 1947, Samuel Rezneck (Professor of History at the Institute) replied to a researcher who asked why the Institute had adopted cherry and white as its school colors. We have Rezneck’s response to the query which reveals some colorful articles … Continue reading

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AmytheArchivist was here

I started this blog, more than three years ago, to post unidentified images and share information about the history of RPI. It was kind of an experiment, but it quickly became a pet project of mine. I was thrilled when … Continue reading

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Selected Facts about Civil Engineering at RPI

Today we celebrate 175 Years of Civil Engineering at Rensselaer! the C.E. degree was first awarded on October 14, 1835 the course could be completed in one calendar year the C.E. degree was virtually the only degree granted at RPI … Continue reading

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Commencement Speakers in Pictures

Commencement is right around the corner and the anticipation is building.  During the ceremony, cameras will inevitably become focused on the commencement speaker.  In a long held tradition, a person of honor will step up to the podium and address … Continue reading

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