Information for the General Public

Please schedule on-site research with an Archivist well in advance of your visit. Due to staff responsibilities and staff availability, we often experience unexpected closures during Archives regular business hours.

Please be aware that research queries sent via email will be responded to as soon as possible but in some cases please expect a week or so for a response from an Archivist.

If you’re a fan of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and want to immerse yourself in the Institute’s history, or you’re just feeling curious, spend some time browsing our various collections, or check out our blog.

View of Downtown Troy, NY

Postcard view of downtown Troy, from the Approach

Peruse the RPI History Revealed BLOG.
Explore the history of the Institute online.
Go to our online exhibits page for more history.
Enjoy perusing the Image Database.
Review our Quick Tips.
Connect to our collections online.
Contact uswith a research query.