By Becky Simmons, RIT Archivist
Two items have recently been donated to the RIT Archives by the family of Howard C. Riker,
a 1928 Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute cooperative mechanical program graduate.
Coursework related to the mechanical field began at the founding moment of the Mechanics Institute in 1885. The first and only class offered was mechanical drawing, as local industrial leaders considered drawing and ... (more)