Located on the third floor of Folsom Library, the Institute Archives & Special Collections at Rensselaer houses thousands of collections – RPI records, manuscripts, rare books, photographs – documenting the institution's bold legacy of changing the world.

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Women's History Month: Those Who Led the Way

Posted by Jenifer Monger on March 8, 2021
For the month of March, in honor of Women's history, the Institute Archives and Special Collections celebrates the history of women at Rensselaer. This post highlights Those Who Led the Way and covers 1834 through the 1980's. At the end of March we’ll highlight the countless achievements of women (faculty, staff, students, alumnae) from the 1900s to the present.  

A Holiday Like No Other

Posted by Jenifer Monger on December 10, 2020
This year has been quite different, and so is this post. Late December usually finds us digging deep into the collections to share some witty holiday cheer, and tangible reminders of the past at Dear Old RPI.
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