Case Study: RIT & Gleason Works

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The History of Individualized Education at RIT would not be complete without the story of many industry partners. Among these is The Gleason Corporation, headquartered in Rochester since 1865.

Photographs from The Gleason Archives, a sample below with many others on view in the exhibition, tell the story of individualized education from the 1940s through the 1970s. However, the partnership between Gleason and RIT began as far back as 1890, as detailed in the student ledgers from that year.

At the height of the Evening School in the 1970s, more than 1000 companies sent associates to RIT to learn and to, in turn, better their field.

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