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James C. McGuire scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 86

Scope and Contents

The McGuire scrapbook (MC 86) ranges from 1884 to 1888, when James was a student at Rensselaer. He collected poems, newspaper clippings about events at the institute and about Troy society, and card receipts for class session payments and grade results. The collection also contains notes and notices, written by various professors, invitations and tickets to a multitude of events held in Troy or at the institute, as well as other invitations, tickets, and membership cards to clubs James belonged to. This collection offers a glimpse of student life at Rensselaer during the mid to late 1880’s.


  • Created: 1884-1888



0.40 Linear Feet

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The McGuire scrapbook consists of various newspaper clippings, poems, cards, and letters from McGuire's time as a student at Rensselaer, ranging from 1884 to 1888. This scrapbook offers a view into student life at RPI during the mid to late 1880's.

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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