- Existence: 1861 June 6 - 1918 August 28
Theodore Grover, 1861-1918, began his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as assistant janitor in 1878. In 1883 Grover became head janitor of the Walker Building and dedicated much of his time to the Rogers Laboratory, caring for the laboratory rooms and assisting with the transport of lecture apparatus. Grover was made superintendent of janitors and paymaster in 1902, superintendent of buildings in 1903, bank messenger in 1913, then went on to become chief assistant to MIT professor William Sedgwick. Grover was well respected by the MIT community and recognized for his special talents beyond his job-related duties, including his skill in lettering and map making. He was known to put lecture notices on classroom blackboards that included illustrative maps and beautiful lettering. Theodore Grover was also a trustee of the Revere Public Library and a member of the Revere Historical Society in Revere, Massachusetts. As a personal interest he collected autographs and signatures of well-known people.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection of clippings about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Theodore Grover collection of autographs, signatures, and images of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members, administrators, students, and alumni
The Theodore Grover collection includes autographs, signatures, and photographs of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members, administrators, and alumni accumulated during Grover's 40 years as a member of MIT's staff, from 1878 to 1918.