RPI History Revealed
Posted by John Dojka on October 14, 2013
A recent inquiry by a member of the class of 1953 brought to our attention a former Rensselaer staff member who was a popular figure on campus from the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. This person was Helen Liddle Warren, Rensselaer’s first Director of Social Activities. Mrs.
Posted by T. A. Gobert on October 3, 2013
This weekend (October 4-6, 2013), alumni and their families will congregate on campus to celebrate an annual ritual: RPI reunion. Folks who received their degrees in years ending in 3 or 8 will revisit the site of their student days, reveling in memories while noticing the many changes that have taken place at Rensselaer.
Posted by T. A. Gobert on September 25, 2013
Presentation: "Exploring Space at RPI" Space can be described as “the stage upon which the drama of communal life unfolds.” At Rensselaer, the academic, athletic, social, and common spaces used, and often created by students and administration have come and gone, ebbing and flowing from one decade to the next. Assistant Institute Archivist Jenifer Monger has dug deep within the Archives collections to place at center stage key spaces which have been utilized, advocated for, appropriated, and experienced throughout campus and its environs.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on August 22, 2013
I've come across photographs in the Archives that depict students doing some interesting things on campus! I thought I'd seen it all until recently. Perusing the Grand Marshal Week photograph file, I discovered the images you see to the left and below but I need some verification from our readership.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on July 10, 2013
Rio Grande Bridge, Pacific Railway of Costa Rica. Designed by Theodore Cooper, Class of 1858. The Institute Archives and Special Collections has a new website! It was time to spruce things up a bit, share more images, and improve the site navigation to accommodate our various audiences.
Posted by Jenifer Monger on April 18, 2013
We are pressing on with the Mystery Image series. Here we present another unusual scene, but details abound in this image: an antique car, a fire hydrant, a toy baby, a toy rocket(?) and a man wearing a police cap standing on what we presume to be the hood of that car.