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Rensselaer Puts Archive of Early Institute History Online

Earlier this week, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced that it is making five books of great historic value available on-line. The books:

  • The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Its Reorganization in 1849-50, Its Condition at the Present Time, Its Plans and Hopes for the Future (1855), Benjamin Franklin Greene.
  • Biographical Record of the Officers and Graduates of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824-1886 (1887), Henry B. Nason.
  • A Chapter in American Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824-1924 (1925), Ray Palmer Baker.
  • History of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824-1934 (Third Edition, 1934), Palmer C. Ricketts.
  • Education for a Technological Society; A Sesquicentennial History of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1968), Samuel Rezneck.

... provide a great deal of historical information about RPI, and technological education through the ninteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Access to these books is available in the Digitized Institute Publications of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Website. The books were digitized by OCLC Preservation Resources in Bethlehem, PA.

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