Posted by T. A. Gobert on August 3, 2018
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 gay nineties (1890s, that is). The other one in our collection dates from 1914.
Posted by T. A. Gobert on July 25, 2018
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 over a century old. Our most recent acquisition in this category is a sterling silver spoon dating from the 1890s.
Posted by Amy the Archivist on August 5, 2008
I was recently asked a question about RPI memorabilia so I thought I would share an example of what we have in our collection. We receive donations from alums, their families and other generous people. We also regularly troll Ebay looking for RPI related material to add to our collections. (BTW, we NEVER sell anything on ebay!!) We've been able to acquire commencement programs, sports media guides, photographs and memorabilia. A fun item that we purchased this past year is the silver bracelet pictured below.