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Letters from a Doughboy

In the years after World War I, Robert Truesdell never spoke of his war experience, but he wrote more than 100 letters to his parents describing the details of his life in the service. The letters span a period of time starting with his arrival in the Fall of 1917 at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina and concluding with his participation in the Victory March up Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1919. After Truesdell’s death, his daughter discovered the letters and carefully transcribed each one. The letters are accompanied by commentary on World War I prior to U.S.


Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism calls upon craft, during an era of political disruption, as a creative force to voice dissent, express hope, critique the curtailment of civil rights, and to restore dignity to the human experience. The essays and artwork featured in this exhibition catalogue are framed within the context of American democracy and disclose how we, as individuals and as a culture, “craft democracy” and ultimately question what democracy means today.


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Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Transforming the Landscape
Edited By Becky Simmons

The bold 1961 decision to move Rochester Institute of Technology from a disjointed, small urban campus to sprawling suburban farmland, paved the way for the university’s expansive growth and global recognition: enrollment increased and new colleges and degree programs were established. Transforming the Landscape: Fifty Years on the New RIT Campus details the planning and construction of the modern campus coupled with an extensive photographic survey of its innovative architecture.


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Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Imagine This!
Edited By Bruce A. Austin

Beginning in 2008, the Imagine RIT Innovation + Creativity Festival annually attracts thousands to the Rochester Institute of Technology campus where they see, learn, and interact with hundreds of exhibitions and demonstrations created by the Institute’s students, faculty, and staff. The Festival billboards innovation, one of our country’s most competitive and strategic advantages, by showing what can be accomplished when smart, talented people with diverse strengths work together to solve complex societal problems.


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Buried Treasures in Mt. Hope Cemetery

Through biographic sketches of more than 650 permanent residents of Mount Hope Cemetery, this book tells the fascinating history of Rochester, New York.

More than 200 color photographs, including aerials with a drone camera, fill the pages of this exciting history book by author Richard Reisem and photographers Donald S. Hall and Ron Richardson.


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Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend
Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend

Bob Davies played a significant role in the development of modern basketball. Davies was one of the first three NBA superstars. As a Rochester Royal, he played on one of only four teams in NBA history to win the playoff championship or finish or tie for first in their division or conference for five consecutive seasons. Davies is credited with introducing the behind-the-back-dribble, developing the penetration and transition styles of play, and creating several innovative passes.


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Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

Between 1935 and 1943 the government-funded Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sought to keep artists throughout the country working by creating projects that would benefit the public. In Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery’s director, Gertrude Herdle Moore, administered the WPA art program, while Isabel Herdle, her sister and the Gallery’s curator, was on the program’s committee. In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and effective outside of New York City” by the regional director of the Federal Art Project.


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Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)
Frozen in Time (Softcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.

 

 


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Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)
Frozen in Time (Hardcover)

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Scott Pitoniak’s Frozen in Time recounts the rich history and traditions of the RIT hockey program, and its rise from a humble team with hand-me-down jerseys to one of the nation’s most respected athletic programs. Pitoniak’s narrative, along with many photos old and new, brings to life the transformation of the RIT Tiger pucksters, chronicling the people, players, places and moments which enabled the men’s and women’s hockey teams to become national champions.


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Outside the Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories

In this collection of inspirational sports stories previously published in Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, Mandelaro describes the triumphs and tragedies of local and national athletes. These narratives go beyond the wins and losses of the game to illuminate the perserverance of the human spirit over challenging life situations.


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