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Signs, Seals & Symbols

Posted: Sep 4, 2012

Visit Folsom Library for a new exhibition exploring the signs, seals and symbols designed and used by the Institute’s offices and students throughout its history.

The Institute’s logo or official seal, school colors, phrases, school letters, and the name “Rensselaer” communicate its presence to students and communities. We see how Rensselaer communicates through material culture: pins, medals, official events, but student traditions and alumni pride make up a slightly different aspect of the Institute, one which embodies the internal culture of student life and courses of study. The exhibit places the Institute in historical context by examining the visual material it has created since its advent.

Please continue upstairs to the Fixman Room, 3rd floor, to explore more signs, seals & symbols of the Institute.

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