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RPI Student Sketchbooks

 Collection — Container: sketchbooks
Identifier: AC 14

Scope and Contents

The RPI Student Sketch Book Collection (AC 14) is a conglomeration of student sketch books and drawings from varied accessions and donors. The "pre-computer" course of study required a great amount of hands-on drawing, often in the form of a final sketch book. Though these drawings span from 1864 to 1952, they are similar in nature. Courses requiring final projects in this form included Geometrical, Topographical and Machine Drawing. These courses were required for degrees in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Topographical Engineering and Natural Science. Among the sketch books are drawings by Allen Van Rensselaer '05, and Ferdinand W. Roebling (brother of Washington Roebling).

Dates

  • Created: 1864-1952

Extent

24.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by student name.

Source of Acquisition

Multiple sources

Accruals and Additions

The RPI Student Sketch Book Collection is a conglomeration of student sketch books and drawings from varied accessions and donors.

Title
RPI Student Sketchbooks
Author
J. Monger
Date
07/18/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
110 8th Street
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Rensselaer Libraries, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy NY 12180-3590 US
518 276 8340