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The Gorgon: Students’ Words Set in Stone

“Words are the only things that last forever; they are more durable than the eternal hills.” – William Hazlitt, English essayist Within the many rows and shelves of the Institute Archives and Special Collections, there is a student publication collection … Continue reading

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Pup covers 1924-1951

The Rensselaer Pup has some wonderful examples of graphic design and student art from the first half of the 20th century.  As a student-generated humor magazine it possesses some questionable content as well as beautiful covers.  Often the images from … Continue reading

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March madness?

I was browsing through some newspapers from this date in history (St. Patrick’s Day) and came across an interesting sports article. Since the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament begins this week and our neighbor to the west — Syracuse University … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #8

Bravo to our blog readers.  All of the mystery images that have been posted thus far have been identified!  So let’s move on to the next image. This must be a very serious scholar (you’ve seen pictures of Da Vinci … Continue reading

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memorabilia

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 … Continue reading

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