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Louis B. Puffer photograph albums

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 85

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection (MC 85) consists of six photograph albums, along with a small number of loose images and album page. The photos primarily document Louis Blackmer Puffer's experiences as a student and lecturer at RPI. The albums contain images of student surveys, rushes, athletes, campus buildings, classrooms, students' rooms, the Rensselaer Technical Society, College Pond, and hiking trips taken by Puffer and others in New York and Vermont. There are also numerous photos showing businesses, forms of transportation, dams, canals, bridges, and construction of the Pennsylvania Terminal. A wide variety of photos depict Troy sites and events such as the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration, Troy Week, and the Burden Water Wheel. In addition, the collection contains one album (possibly earlier) showing unidentified people and buildings.


  • Created: 1905-1914 and undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/01/2017



0.40 Linear Feet

Seven volumes and 21 loose items. other_unmapped

Language of Materials



Seven photograph albums and a few loose images taken by Louis Blackmer Puffer, RPI Class of 1909.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Louis B. Puffer Photograph Collection, 1910-1951, #FB-81. Vermont Historical Society.

Processing Information

Only pages with text and/or images have been listed in this inventory.  Blank pages have been omitted.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

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