Richard Zakia collection on Rudolf Arnheim 1968-2004
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It is unclear when the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) first admitted minority students. However, it appears as though the first African American students entered the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (renamed RIT in 1944) during the early 1900s. For instance, in 1906 Fredericka Sprague, the granddaughter of Frederick Douglass, took classes at the Institute. There are several other instances of African American students attending the school during the early 20th century as well...
Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was an educator and writer from Ann Arbor, Mich. From the description of Oral history interview with Rudolf Arnheim, 1972 May 16 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595112 Art historian, educator, writer and psychologist. Born 1904. Taught at Harvard and at the University of Michigan. From the description of Rudolf Arnheim papers, [undated] and 1932-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83392455 Educator, writer...