Physical Exhibits

RIT Archives mounts new exhibits approximately two times a calendar year. While RIT Archives has physical exhibits in a variety of spaces, the main exhibit space is RIT Museum.  Currently we do not have any exhibits up due to renovations to the library.

Digital Exhibits

Three buzzards hovering over mountain labeled "Germany." Uncle Sam holding oversized paper titled "Hoover Report."Epidemics, Economics, and Elections: The Editorial Cartoons of John Scott Clubb and Elmer Messner

This digital exhibit features the work of Rochester editorial cartoonists John Scott Clubb (1875-1934) and Elmer Messner (1901-1979). Together, the lives of these two cartoonists span a century of change in the city of Rochester, the state of New York, and the United States as a whole. Looking beyond the brisk changes and innovations of their lives and work reveals patterns that still resonate today.  This exhibit was a collaborative effort between Liz Call and Jody Sidlauskas in RIT Archives; Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, Rebekah Walker; and community member and donor, Melissa Corcoran Hopkins. 


Tom Golisano headshotTransformative Impacts: Archives of an Entrepreneur

Transformative Impacts gives an introductory exploration into B. Thomas Golisano's rich contributions in the world of business, philanthropy, and activism.


The Stories They Tell 

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These series of student-curated digital exhibits are the creative end products of an ongoing collaborative program between Associate Professor Juilee Decker and RIT Archives. Students in the Museum Studies course Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359), curate both a physical and digital exhibit.  Their exhibits seek to share stories of the RIT community through documents, photographs, yearbooks, memorabilia, and other items.

For more information on the process of creating these student-curated exhibits, see https://ritmuse.wordpress.com/

Women in an art classroom in the early 1920sWomen at Rochester Institute of Technology: The Past, Present and Future

This digital exhibit brings together three projects that highlight the evolving roles of women on RIT’s campus since 1885.

Spirit, RIT's mascot, on the cover of the RIT student newspaper, The Reporter.Spirit of RIT

This digital exhibit highlights the influence that the original mascot has had on RIT.