History of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824-1934

Palmer C. Ricketts
John Wiley & Sons: NY (1934, Third Edition)
T171 R49 R5 1934
312 pages

Palmer Chamberlain Ricketts (RPI Class of 1875) published three histories of Rensselaer in 1895, 1914, and 1934. The third edition, reproduced here, recalls the Institute's history from its inception through Ricketts's 43 year tenure as director and later president of the Institute. Known as "the builder," Ricketts greatly expanded both the curriculum and the campus during its transformation into a technological university. For more information about the author, visit the following web sites:

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