RIT Libraries, RIT Archives

90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585-475-2562
Rebekah Walker - 585-475-5249 - rgwtwc@rit.edu

RIT Libraries, RIT Archives


RIT Libraries at the Rochester Institute of Technology is home to the Wallace Library, which provides the resources and expertise to support the curricular and scholarly pursuits of its academic community. It is also the home of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, one of the country’s premier libraries on graphic communication, and the RIT Archives, which holds a rich collection of materials documenting the history of RIT from 1829 to the present.

RIT Libraries, RIT Archives is a member of the Rochester Regional Library Council.


Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Repository of American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections

“Sculptures in the Air” showcases videotapes that document the ASL (American Sign Language) literature movement in Rochester from 1972-2007. The recordings capture performances by Deaf poets such as Robert Panara, Clayton Valli, Debbie Rennie, Peter Cook, Ella Mae Lentz, and others performing and analyzing ASL literature works at national conferences, in the classroom, and on stage. This collection strives to be fully accessible: it is captioned, voiced, transcribed, and/or signed.