Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the following for their generous support of this exhibition: College of Liberal Arts, RIT; The Wallace Center, RIT; East Rochester Department of Local History; Gleason Corporation; Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester; Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina; Local History and Genealogy Division, Rochester Public Library; Rochester Historical Society; Special Collections, Lavery Library, St. John Fisher College; and Janis F. Gleason’s The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (RIT Press, 2010).

We gratefully acknowledge the help and support of the following people, without whom this exhibition would never have come together: Valerie Barker, Lori Birrell, Mark Boylan, Mike Buffalin, Jim Burlingame, Dan Cody, John Cammarosano, Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer, Karen Ester, Michelle Finn, Ben Hockenberry, Kari Horowicz, Claire Kaler, Anita Mance, Justine Mapstone, Lydia Pappas, Jesse Peers, Michelle Price, Christine Ridarsky, Lynn Seavy, Mary Ellen Sweeney, Eileen Thrall, Jamie Winebrake, and Melinda Wallington.

In addition, students enrolled in the RIT Museum Studies course “Museums and the Digital Age” worked in teams to create several ancillaries intended as visitor engagement enhancements to the exhibition. Their work is described on this website. See “Student Contributions.”

The exhibition was curated by the Museum Studies Exhibition Subcommittee comprised of Michael Brown, Department of History; Juilee Decker, Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture; Rebecca DeRoo, Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture; Rebecca Edwards, Department of History; Tina Lent, Department of Performing Arts & Visual Culture; and Becky Simmons, RIT Archives.

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