Old News – Brockport Enrollment

The current College at Brockport was originally called Brockport Normal School. That is an old term for a college that taught people to be teachers at elementary schools. The college was begun in 1835. In 1916 it was only a two year program to become a teacher. Now a four year college; it has an …

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1969 La Balise Yearbook

The La Balise (1969) yearbook is for the Academy of the Sacred Heart school that used to be in Rochester. That was a Catholic girl’s school. Kathi M. let me scan the 1969 yearbook because it was the last yearbook of the school before it closed. The last senior class only had 20 girls so …

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College Catalog

I uploaded a catalog for the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute for the years 1943 to 1944. In 1945 the college changed it’s name to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This was during World War II and the college described this catalog as the “Wartime Program.” They still offered most of the same curriculum as …

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Old News – School Fire

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 9, 1916 PITTSFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED Building and Contents a Total Loss — Origin of Fire Unknown — Loss of Many Thousand Dollars. Pittsford was visited by a fierce conflagration between 2 and 3 o’clock Saturday morning, which destroyed the fine High school building. The fire was well …

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