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Edward W. Banker papers



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Edward W. Banker papers, 1899-1906

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Primary Creator: Banker, Edward W.

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Collection processed by: S. Kennick


The collection consists of two scrapbooks pertaining to Banker's years and experience at RPI (1899-1903), commencement programs and dance cards.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Edward Banker papers (MC 42) feature two scrapbooks reflecting the student and social activities of his years at RPI, 1899-1903. The scrapbook materials, including clippings, programs, invitations, and photographs, document such groups and activities as: Delta Phi, rushes, athletics, calculus cremations, commencements, and dances (including those at Emma Willard School). Also included are commencement programs for 1905-1906, following Banker's attendance at RPI.

Biographical Note

Edward Banker was born February 27, 1880, in Lansingburgh, N.Y. and prepared at Lansingburgh Academy. He entered R.P.I. in September 1899. Banker was vice-president of the class his first term as Freshman and manager of the class baseball team his Sophomore year then manager of the varsity baseball team and assistant manager of the varsity hockey team his Junior year. Additionally, Banker was a member of the R.P.I. Union hop committee his Freshman and Junior years while also on the calculus cremation committee. Banker graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1903. He was Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster, of the United States Marine Corps.

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: Edward W. Banker papers, MC 42. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

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