Preserve Your Club History

The 125th Anniversary of Rensselaer Union is officially underway. Looking back at years gone by, student groups are encouraged to submit documents to the institute Archives in Folsom Library to preserve their club history for future generations to enjoy as part of Rensselaer history.

Institute Archives at Rensselaer collect, preserve, and provide access to a range of materials documenting Rensselaer groups and activities. Members of Rensselaer Union organizations, past and present, are encouraged to contribute to the Archives. Overseen by professional archivists, your club history can be preserved in records for years to come.


Items on record include:

Constitutions, bylaws and other documents

Meeting minutes

Membership lists



Newsletters & publications

Items that document events and activities*



Transferring records to the Archives offer many advantages to student organizations. It helps maintain a historical account of membership and activities in a secure location. The Archives can also help organize records so they can easily be found and provide ongoing access to club members, historians, and others interested in your organization and organization history. The Archives enjoys helping students find the best way to preserve your club history.

For groups not willing to part with their records, groups are encouraged to add material to the RPI Student Life Collection, which is a collection of pamphlets, posters, programs, brief histories, newsletters, flyers, etc.

Those interested in learning more about the Archives and their services may contact Archive staff by calling (518) 276-8340, emailing, or going to the Fixman Room on the 3rd floor of the Folsom Library.

For those who have already transferred materials, browse the collection guides and look under “RPI” or “Rensselaer” for links to detailed information. 


*Please note, space at the Archives is limited. Larger items are only accepted on a case by case basis.

About Rensselaer Union

Rensselaer Union has been the center of student life at RPI since 1890. Rensselaer Union sponsors club activities, leadership, campus-wide programming, performing arts and fitness opportunities for all RPI students.

Operating Hours

Card Access is available at all times. Card swipe doors are located in the ATM lobby (west entrance) and the entrance to Fathers (east entrance).

Rensselaer Union Hours of Operation 2016

MondaySunday                 8 am12 am


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Contact Info

Rensselaer Union Administration Office
15th Street & Sage Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6505

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