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Osiris (Society: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)



  • Existence: 1904 - late 1960s - 1969

Historical Note

Osiris was a student organization founded in 1904 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Arthur J. Sweet. It was a secret society with the purpose of promoting contact among students, administrators, and faculty. Each year the fifteen active student members selected their successors and a member of the administration or faculty or an alumnus to be an honorary member. The honorary members included each president of the Institute. The club was also referred to as "270" for an early meeting site at 270 Beacon Street in Boston.

The group met for monthly dinner meetings that provided informal settings in which undergraduates discussed issues and suggestions about Institute affairs to administrators and faculty. Osiris disbanded in the late 1960s.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Osiris (Society) records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080021748709]
Identifier: AC-0301
Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of agenda notes, meeting minutes, anniversary celebration materials, member directories, and governing documents.

Dates: 1904 - 1969