Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- History
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Textbooks and publications by David M.Greene (Director of R.P.I. 1878-1891) regarding steam engines, canals, and railroad engineering, 1872-1889; diaries, 1883-1885 and 1889; miscellaneous letters, 1885-1889; RPI progress report, 1891; and tributes to Greene, circa 1905.
The Engineering and Science Series includes sixtyseven monographs written primarily by Rensselaer faculty members and graduate students. Topics include scientific studies, engineering research, and historical essays about Rensselaer and individuals affiliated with the Institute.
The contents of the records convey the foundation of the Rensselaer Society of Engineers (RSE) whose roots derive from the Pi Eta Scientific Society, founded in 1866. This collection contains a copy of the 1867 minute book (obtained by Samuel Rezneck in 1968). Membership directories, the 75th Anniversary Register, and invitation memorabilia highlight the society's social life. The substantial portion of scientific papers make up the bulk of this collection.