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Rendering of Proposed River Campus
These renderings by John Wenrich show the "River Campus That Wasn't." Meant to attract the eye of potential donors, each image presents colorful,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Digital reproduction of color negative of Marion Warren Fry,
Digital reproduction of color negative of Marion Warren Fry,
Reproduction of photograph of Beatrice Amaza Howard, ca. 1930.
Reproduction of photograph of Beatrice Amaza Howard, ca. 1930.
Digital photograph of Joanna Olmsted, May 2014.
Image of Joanna Olmstead, University of Rochester commencement, 2014.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Rush Rhees Library: Rendering (circa 1968)
Rendering of the 1970 addition to Rush Rhees Library
Rush Rhees Library: Rendering (1930)
Rendering showing the original planned expansion of Rush Rhees Library
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: 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…
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: 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…
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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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…
Dandelion Day
Students enjoy a picnic on what is now Wilson Quadrangle
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