The Founding Collection & Beyond Public Reception

Students interacting with artifacts in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection

On October 9, 1969, RIT faculty and staff gathered at the ground floor of the School of Printing for a preview showing of the newly established Cary Graphic Arts Collection. The founding collection of this new library devoted to the art of printing and its related fields was the personal library of New York businessman Melbert B. Cary Jr. The Founding Collection & Beyond exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the Cary Collection by spotlighting Cary’s founding library, while reflecting on how the collections have grown over five decades.

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary at an open house and public reception, where you can print a commemorative broadside on the historic Kelmscott/Goudy printing press.

Steven Galbraith

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wallace Library
Cary Graphic Arts Collection (2nd floor)

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


art and design
interdisciplinary studies