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Since The University Magazine debuted in 1999, From the Archives has proven to be a popular feature. The RIT Archives is a treasure trove of material, including thousands of photos such as the one shown here.

Starting in October, the RIT community will have increased access to items from the RIT Archives as well as the art collection and the new RIT and NTID Deaf Studies Archives. Changing exhibits will be on display in the new RIT Museum on the third floor of Wallace Library. The grand opening takes place at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 during Brick City Homecoming.

“People don’t realize the extent of the collection,” says Archivist Becky Simmons. “The new display space will give us the opportunity to showcase the collections and provide insights into the university’s history.”

The museum has been made possible by a bequest from Alfred K. Levy ’40 (graphic arts and photography), who operated Midwest Film Studios in Chicago for many years. The museum was designed by Chaintreuil, Jensen, Stark, architects, and K2 Communications helped develop a unique look for the space.

Meanwhile, if you have additional information about the photo shown above, we’d love to share it with other readers. Send comments to The University Magazine, University News Services, Rochester Institute of Technology, 132 Lomb Memorial Drive – Bldg. 86, Rochester, NY 14623. E-mail can be sent to umagwww@rit.edu.

Photo courtesy of RIT Archives and Special Collections