RIT Archive Collections serves as the official repository for historically valuable records of the university, including a broad range of materials, from presidential papers and departmental records to photographs and art works document RIT's history since 1829. The collections provide a view into the university's unique role as an educational institution and reveal RIT's significant part in the story of Rochester's growth.

The mission of the RIT Archive Collections is to acquire, preserve and make accessible a wide range of materials related to the administration, academic programs, people and the social and cultural life of the university. Archives staff work with every department on campus to identify materials of enduring historical value and transfer them to the Archives.

The digital exhibitions on this site represent an effort to make these materials more broadly accessible. Explore the items and exhibits on this site to learn more about RIT's history and experience the breadth of materials housed in the archives!