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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Amos Eaton papers

Identifier: MC 11

Personal and professional correspondence, a geological notebook, and miscellany pertaining to Amos Eaton and members of his family.

Dates: Created: 1799-1841

Benjamin Franklin Greene papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: AC 6

Correspondence, a diploma, one small scrapbook, and a few publications by Benjamin Franklin Greene.

Dates: Created: 1842-1859

David Maxson Greene papers

Identifier: MC 48

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.

Dates: Created: 1872-1905

Palmer Chamberlain Ricketts professional records

Identifier: AC 3
Scope and Contents The Palmer C. Ricketts Papers span the years 1881 to 1955, with the bulk of the material falling into the periods of Rickett’s tenure as President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, from 1892 to 1934. The papers have been organized into four series consisting of Administrative Papers, which contains chiefly correspondence, but also includes reports, statistics, and account books; Professional Papers, which consist of...
Dates: Created: 1871-1955

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1930

Identifier: Publication 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

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.

Dates: 1930

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Life collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC 50
Scope and Contents The Student Life collection (MC50) is an artificial collection created by the archives. The collection covers activities initiated by students, participated in by students or existing for the benefit of students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As student activities are ongoing, the collection is always being updated. The earliest items in the collection date back to 1865; however the majority of the collection dates from the 1960s to the present. The...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1960-present

Rensselaer Society of Engineers records

Identifier: AC 36
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1867-1980

Subject File

 File — Files
Identifier: AC 40

Alphabetical file on subjects related to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, affiliated organizations, and Troy, New York.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1880 - 2020

The True Idea of a Polytechnic Institute, 1949

 other level
Identifier: Publication 12
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Institute Publications Collection is an umbrella for hundreds of titles published by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute schools, departments, and student organizations.  These include college catalogs (published under a variety of titles over the years); Institute bulletins, newsletters, programs, calendars, news releases, and  promotional materials; alumni bulletins, magazines, and directories; student, faculty, and staff directories; guides, handbooks, and manuals; reports; songbooks;...
Dates: Created: 1949