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University Archives Online Exhibits and Projects

Sesquicentennial Essays

Silent Sounds, Invisible Images: Reanimating the University's Recorded History


The history of the University of Rochester is not just found in texts and photographs. Our past speaks and moves—it...

Hyam Plutzik and the Plutzik Series at 60


This online exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Hyam Plutzik Reading Series and draws upon exhibitions created in 1982,...

We'll Tell Our Story: 160 Years of Student Publications


The history of the University of Rochester has been, and still is, recorded by its students. That we know about...

History of the University of Rochester, 1850-1962


Upon his retirement in 1964 after almost 40 years of teaching  at the University of Rochester, Professor Arthur J. May...

90 Years Beside the Genesee


October 2020 marks 90 years since the dedication of the River Campus. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred in May 1927, and...

University Traditions: The Boar's Head Dinner


Since 1934, the students of the University of Rochester have welcomed the winter season with the Boar's Head Dinner.

Evolutions in Space: The Rush Rhees Library Addition at 50

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By the early 1960s, Rush Rhees Library was full. Space for both staff and collections was at a premium, and...

To the Dandelion Yellow We Will E'er Be True

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In 1861, the University of Rochester moved to a new campus. It had just one building, some houses for faculty,...

Neilly Series Lectures


In 2001, the Neilly Series was established through an endowment gift of Life Trustee Andrew H. Neilly and his wife,...

Maps and Meliora


Our earliest map of Western New York—the gift of Dr. Seymour Schwartz—dates to 1724. A little more than a century later,...