Exhibit design and layout:

Raul Alvarez

Text by:

John Dojka
Tammy Gobert

Archival documents:

Institute Archives and Special Collections,
Folsom Library, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  Each of the archives' online exhibits has been created from a selection of original documents in our collections. In general, many more documents relating to a particular topic can be found in the archives, and viewers are welcome to visit the department to use these materials. Anyone interested in pursuing archival research at Rensselaer, should consult additional online information about the department and its holdings.

People occasionally wonder why we don't scan ALL of our holdings for easy access via the Web. The answer is simple: with Rensselaer's 175 year history, it would take a long time (and considerable resources) to convert the millions of photographs, letters, diaries, minutes, reports, and other items that make up the Institute's documentary past. We will continue to add to our online collections, so visit us often to see what's new in the online gallery.

  Visitors to this site should assume that 1) all materials available online are under copyright protection, and 2) you must secure permission for any use of digital files other than viewing them online.  For additional information, please contact archives staff.

Comments & suggestions about this page should go to the Archives Staff.
Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Libraries,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590

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