Alan Dietch Rochester Local History Collection

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Alan Dietch Rochester local history collection
Creator: Dietch, Alan
Call Number: D.433
Dates: 1960-1979
Physical Description: 2.6 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Alan Dietch Rochester local history collection
Creator: Dietch, Alan
Call Number: D.433
Dates: 1960-1979
Physical Description: 2.6 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
While he lived in Rochester, Alan Dietch was President of Alan Dietch Printing Equipment, located on Whitney Street. The Dietches moved to Foster City, California sometime in the early 1970s but continued to receive Democrat & Chronicle clippings from Irving Dietch for several years.

Scope and Content
The Dietch Collection consists of clippings, photographs, and ephemera related primarily to the history, preservation, and renewal of the City of Rochester in the 1960s and 1970s.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Alan Dietch in March 1990.Access
The Alan Dietch Rochester local history collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Alan Dietch Rochester local history collection, D.433, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Democrat and Chronicle clippings re: destruction of 1399 East Avenue in a fire, January 20, 1967
Box 1, Folder 2Democrat and Chronicle clippings sent to Dietches, July 1974
Rochester City Council's kazoo package; local bagel stores; repair and erection of the Mercury statue; history of Erie Canal taverns.

Box 1, Folder 3Democrat and Chronicle clippings sent to Dietches, July 1975
Vietnam veterans protest; collapse of State Barge Canal tunnel; Howard Hanson Plaza; BARGE's reenactment of first boat trip on Erie Canal; Canaltown; history of the Yosemite ferry.

Box 1, Folder 4Democrat and Chronicle clippings sent to Dietches, December 1976
"Oxcarts to Diesel: The Story of Trucking in Rochester, Part IV"; Powers Building; National Clothing Co. closeout sale; redevelopment of downtown Rochester; traffic issues; Super Garage Sale on McKee Road; Sibley Mansion; Inez Mary Quinn; hottest Easter in recorded history; electrocardiogram cards; Florence Colebrook Powers; test flight of replica 1908 airplane; Lower Mill in Honeoye Falls; Sax Smith and His Cavaliers (band); history of Rochester's trolleys; Cobb's Hill Reservoir and Thomas Edison; C.J. Lombardo (tailor); Sam Bernardi; American Bicentennial.

Box 1, Folder 5Landmark Society, 1966-1970
Box 1, Folder 6Landmark Society newsletter and clippings, 1967-1970
Box 1, Folder 7Lehigh Valley Railroad, 1976
Box 1, Folder 8"MEB Annual Bibliographic Newsletter" (Morley Library), 1979
Alan Dietch briefly discusses in essay, "A Bookman's Correspondence."

Box 1, Folder 9Miscellaneous, circa 1960
Box 1, Folder 10Miscellaneous brochures
Historic Pittsford, Inc.; Rochester/Monroe County Bicentennial (1976); Rochester visitors brochure re: museums, libraries, parks; Towpath Inn restaurant menu (South Ave./Broad Street); Skylight Gallery sculpture exhibit; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 1976-77 season; "Warner's Safe Cure Almanac for 1890" (historic).

Box 1, Folder 11Photographs, 1960s-1970s
Unidentified local scenery.

Box 1, Folder 12Photographs
1976 local; canal break and erection of Mercury; Mount Hope and grocery store (1964-65); demolition of Cook's Opera House (1979).

Box 1, Folder 13Photographs of historic Rochester buildings, 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 14Rochester Red Wings, 1964-1979
Box 1, Folder 15"A Working Capital for New York State" (Office of General Services), 1975
Box 2, Folder 1Democrat and Chronicle Bicentennial Edition, July 4, 1976
Box 2, Folder 2Democrat and Chronicle clippings sent to Dietches, December 1976
(Oversized): The New York-Pennsylvania Collector March 1976 issues (2); downtown Rochester parking; history of door-to-door salesmen; Penn Yan Mystery; editorial: "Curing Rochester: The 'Sick Man' of Monroe County"; the Plaza Apartments at Genesee Crossroads; Alphonse Kob; "Inside Genesee County" (Jeannie Williams); "'New' City Hall soaking up heat to save energy"; Main Street Transit Mall; "Biggest Garage Sale Auction Ever!" ad; "The 'Culture' That Surrounds The Eastman School of Music"; First Federal Building; Third Ward historic tour; "The [East] Avenue survives the pressures of 'progress'"; "The Greek 'invasion' of Upstate"; snow storm; old Rochester signs; sale of St. Casimir's Church to Northside Church of Christ; closing of East Avenue Hotel; Lender's Frozen Bagels ad; Museum of Transportation; American Bicentennial; "Dartmouth Street's House of Antiques"; Upstate magazine Sept. 27, 1970 issue; Brown Square Bicentennial Park; "The Last Gospel Mariner."

Box 2, Folder 3Democrat and Chronicle clippings sent to Dietches, August 1979
Demolition of Cook Opera House; restoration of City Hall atrium; United Community Chest development fund; Lake Avenue; Sibley buildings.



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