Posted by Jenifer Monger on April 5, 2013
On April 3, Rensselaer lost a true patriot of the Institute, Carl Westerdahl. Carl’s passing hits close to home to many in the RPI community due to his enduring relationships with students, alumni, staff, and especially those of us in the Institute Archives and Special Collections department
Posted by Amy the Archivist on January 21, 2011
Miss Harriet Peck was the first RPI librarian. She was hired in 1912 when a small library for the Institute was designated for a library, which contained about 9000 volumes. Miss Peck had a degree in library science and experience working in public libraries. She immediately went to work creating the first card catalog for the book collection at RPI.
Posted by John Dojka on June 28, 2010
The '87 Gymnasium opened its doors in 1912 and thus began an new era in athletics and physical education at Rensselaer (I'll write more about this in a future blog post). The new gym required a new custodian to take care of it and so Emil H. Page was hired to do the job.