University Archives (UR-RBSCP)


University Archives (UR-RBSCP)

Items in the University Archives (UR-RBSCP) Collection

Green and yellow knit beanie
Knit beanie, green and yellow, belonging to Hiram J. Neun (Class of 1933).

Speech given at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Forum, Los Angeles, California

Speech given at the New York State Welfare Conference, Buffalo, New York

Speech given at the United Negro College Fund Dinner, New York City, New York.

Speech delivered at the Visual Communications Congress, Dallas, Texas

Excerpt from the 26th Annual Convocation Address on receipt of the Civic Medal

"Remarks made in accepting Financial World's Oscar-of-Industry trophy for the best 1963 Annual Report. New York City, New York"

Speech given at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business

Diebold Lecture on Technology and Business, Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration

The Meaning of Reading
Commencement Speech given at the Columbia School, Rochester New York

Management for a Changing Society

"A message in support of the Los Angeles United Crusade."

Speech given at the City Club, Rochester, New York

Speech given on receipt of the Harvard Business School Association's Alumni Achievement Award

Commencement address at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Speech given as the John Findley Green Lecturer, at Westminster College, Fulton Missouri; with an introduction by Estill Green

Speech delivered as part of a symposium jointly sponsored by the Academy of Political Science and the Council for Financial Aid to Education

Speech given at First Unitarian Church, Wilmington, Delaware

Guenther, Theresa
Guenther shown in the 1990 yearbook and speaking at the 2008 Wilson Day

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Wilsons
Joseph C. Wilson and his wife, Marie (Peggy) Wilson (center), served as the hosts for Eleanor Roosevelt when she visited Rochester for a University conference and other presentations in 1950.

William H. Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Year Recipient Department Occasion 2019 William Jones Chemistry Commencement 2018 Joanne Larson Teaching & Curriculum (Warner) Commencement 2017 Robert Westbrook History Commencement 2016 Richard Feldman Philosophy Commencement 2015 Randall…

Lifetime Achievement in Graduate Education Award

YearRecipientTitle and Department2018 Deborah Cory-Slechta Professor of Environmental Medicine 2017 Thomas Hahn Professor of English 2016 Duncan Moore Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering 2015 Ralph P. Locke Professor of…

G. Graydon Curtis ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching

YearRecipientDepartment2019 Ignacio Franco Chemistry 2019 Andrew White Chemical Engineering 2018 Wyatt Tenhaeff Chemical Engineering 2018 Chigusa Kurumada Brain & Cognitive Sciences 2017 Jayne Lammers Teaching & Curriculum (Warner…

Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Year Recipient Department 2019 Benjamin Baker Music Theory 2019 Camden Burd Writing, Speaking and Argument Program 2019 Madeline Cappelloni Biomedical Engineering 2019 Ashley Conklin Writing, Speaking and Argument Program 2019 Elaina McKie Music…

Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

YearRecipientDepartment2019 Vincent Hope Simon Business School Chris Muir Mechanical Engineering Heidi Tribunella Simon Business School Stella Wang AS&E- Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program 2018 David M. Primo Political Science and…

Frederick Douglass Medal

2018 Paul Burgett ‘68E, ‘76E (PhD)A musician, scholar, teacher, and University leader for over half a century and one of the Rochester community’s most prominent and beloved figures. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.Co-founder and president of Frederick…

George Eastman Medal

Year Recipient Achievement Occasion 2019 Barbara Iglewski Chair Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology, Member of the National Women's Hall of Fame SMD Commencement 2019 Donna Strickland 2019 Nobel Prize Recipient in Physics College…

Hutchison Medal

Year Recipient Achievement 2019 Ruth Lawrence '49 (MD) Physician, pioneer and leader in the fields breastfeeding and toxicology 2018 Mary Ellen Burris '68W (Mas) Senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans Food Markets Inc. 2017 Carol…

Rochester Distinguished Scholar

Year Recipient Division Degree(s) 2019 Donna Strickland College Ph.D. Optics 1989 2015 Stephen D. Fantone College B.S. Electrical Engineering 1974, Ph.D. Optics 1979 2014 Yuh-geng Tsay College M.S. Chemistry 1975, Ph.D. Chemistry 1977 2013 John…

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The following faculty are or were elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Adolph, Edward Frederick (1895-1986) Election: 1954, Fellow Affiliation at election: University of Rochester Residence at election: Rochester, NY…

The following individuals have served as Chair of the Board of Trustees  John Nichols Wilder, 1850-1858  William Kelly, 1860-1872  John Bond Trevor, 1872-1885  Edward Bright, 1886-1893  Edward Mott Moore, 1893-1902  Rufus Adams Sibley,…

Todd Union
Opened in 1930 with the other original River Campus buildings, the Student Union was dedicated in honor of George W. Todd, 1860-1936, who first envisioned the possibilities of the original Oak Hill golf course as a new campus location, and the…

Rush Rhees Library: Great Hall (Circulation Room)
For many years the Great Hall was the active hub of the library where the circulation desk and card catalog were located. It provided the only entrance and exit to the stacks. One could gaze down into the room through the windows in the corridor one…

Rush Rhees Library: Martin E. Messinger Periodical Reading Room
From its inception in 1930, this room has always been the main reading room of the Rush Rhees Library and a favorite for student study. Once housing the reference department, it now contains the most recent issues of hundreds of periodicals. In…

Completed and dedicated as the Math-Science Tower in 1971, the eleven-story building was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation. In 1981 it was rededicated in honor of University Trustee Ray…

Dandelion Square Clocktower
Designed to be a focal point of River Campus activity this brick crossway with trees, benches, lighting and landmark clock tower was dedicated in 2000 in honor of the school flower the Dandelion. The square is located between the Robert B. Goergen…

Rush Rhees Library: Gleason Library
Described as a library space of the 21st century, the Gleason Library was dedicated November 2, 2007. Its design is based upon direct input from numerous students and encourages group interaction, as well as providing quiet space. It includes a small…

Rush Rhees Library: Hawkins Carlson Room
Originally the Reserve Reading Room alumni who graduated before 1970 will remember spending hours in this space reading  texts on reserve for class assignments. After 1970, the space was used by the Reference Department and later the Interlibrary…

Rush Rhees Library: Rossell Hope Robbins Library for Medieval Studies
Opened in 1987, the Rossell Hope Robbins Library is a non-circulating medieval studies library at the University of Rochester. The Library contains comprehensive holdings across medieval history, literature, art, and culture, with particular strength…

Dandelion Day
Students enjoy a picnic on what is now Wilson Quadrangle

Rush Rhees Library: Evans Lam Square
Based on the concept of a town square, Lam Square serves as a communal space for users to do research, collaborate on projects, explore new technology, and unwind. Users can choose from a variety of tables and seating options, including study booths…

Rush Rhees Library: Barbara J. Burger iZone
iZone is a creative problem-solving space, program and community designed to empower students to explore and imagine ideas for social, cultural, community, and economic impact.

Rush Rhees Library: Reserve Reading Room (1930)
The Reserve Reading Room provided study space for students using assigned course materials. From 1930 to 1970, the Reserve Reading Room was located on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library, opposite the Welles-Brown Room. That space, now the…

Rush Rhees Library: Staff spaces
Until the advent of digital materials, adding physical collections--primarily books and journals--required space for processing. From 1970 to 2007, the space currently allocated to the Gleason Library was used by library staff who moved the items…

Rush Rhees Library: Dedication (1970)
John Richmond Russell receives a commendation from University of Rochester president W. Allen Wallis as part of the dedication events for the Rush Rhees library addition.

Rush Rhees Library: Reserve Reading Room (1970)
In 1970, the Reserve Reading Room was relocated to the ground floor of the Library. Between 1970 and 2018, the space evolved from a Reserve Reading Room to the Computing Library and Resources Center (CLARC) to the Information Technology Services…

Rush Rhees Library: Study Spaces (1970)
Stack and study spaces in the 1970 addition to Rush Rhees Library on level A and the third floor.

Rush Rhees Library: Floor plans (1970)
Floor plans showing the areas of the library after the construction of the addition to Rush Rhees Library. Note that at that time the floors were numbered 1 through 5: thus the Welles-Brown Room in 1970 was on the second floor. Today it is designated…

Rush Rhees Library: Handbook (1970)
To assist library users in finding their way around the newly opened library, featuring a new logo for the library.

Rush Rhees Library: Rendering (1930)
Rendering showing the original planned expansion of Rush Rhees Library

Rush Rhees Library: Rendering (circa 1968)
Rendering of the 1970 addition to Rush Rhees Library

River Campus: Expansion plans
These drawings show the planned expansion of the River Campus to meet the needs for student enrollment of 1000, 2500, and 4000 students. In addition to showing placement for new buildings, the phased enlargement of some of the 12 original buildings…

Lee, W. T. Carte-de-visite of Emma Sellew Roberts, Rochester, New York, 1870s.
"Let every woman use the ability God has given her, do the greatest work she can, and in her own way. May no man say to her 'thus far thou shalt go and no farther.'"
Emma Jane Sellew (1855-1931) was born in Gowanda, New York. She attended Oberlin…

Annual Catalogue of University of Rochester, 1894-95
Under the leadership of our second president, David Jayne Hill, an Extension Department was organized in 1894 to offer evening and Saturday lectures “to bring systematic university instruction within reach of all classes of men and women . . .…

Subscription book to fund University of Rochester, 1850
$130,000 was required to establish the University in 1850, and although the school would be open to male students only, the names of women pledging their financial support are prominent in the lists of subscribers. Among them were the women students…

Digital photograph of Joanna Olmsted, May 2014.
Image of Joanna Olmstead, University of Rochester commencement, 2014.

Reproduction of photograph of Beatrice Amaza Howard, ca. 1930.
Reproduction of photograph of Beatrice Amaza Howard, ca. 1930.

Digital reproduction of color negative of Marion Warren Fry,
Digital reproduction of color negative of Marion Warren Fry,

Boar's Head Dinner: Speakers
Telling the "Tale of the Boar" has been an annual ritual since at least 1982, but the records in the University Archives are incomplete for the full roster. 1979: Professor James Spenko 1980: Professor Russ McDonald (poem printed in the Campus…

Boar's Head Dinner: Passing the Boar
In 1992, the custom of the "Passing of the Boar" was initiated for one Greek Life group to recognize another, was soon adopted as an award for one student group to recognize the exemplary work of another, and the recipient has the honor of selecting…

Photograph of Margaret Habein, Rochester, New York, ca 1955.<br />
When the College for Men and the College of Women merged in 1955, Margaret Habein’s position as Dean of the College for Women became superfluous. She was made Dean of Instruction and Student Services, but the change in responsibilities was not a…

Tower-Times, May 11, 1946.<br />
As the headline proudly trumpets, Dr. Kathrine Koller was the first woman to head a major academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is believed that the qualification “major” refers to Elizabeth Denio, who was head of the Art…