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Schmitt, Francis Otto, 1903-1995



  • Existence: 1903-11-21 - 1995-10-03

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Otto Schmitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0154
Abstract The Francis Otto Schmitt Papers document Schmitt’s contribution to scientific research and his teaching. The core of the collection describes his influence on the development of the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience, and his role as founder and director of the Neurosciences Research Program. There is also considerable material about Schmitt’s efforts to disseminate his work through teaching and research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and through his involvement...
Dates: 1942 - 1982

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959

Neurosciences Research Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0107
Abstract The Neurosciences Research Program (NRP), founded in 1962 by Francis O. Schmitt and sponsored until 1982 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , was an international and interdisciplinary organization of scientists brought together to study the brain's structure, function, and behavior. The records in this collection cover the period of the program's affiliation with MIT, l962 l982. They document the development of the neurosciences and Schmitt's scientific activities as part...
Dates: 1962 - 1982

Roman Jakobson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0072
Abstract This collection documents the career of Roman Jakobson. Jakobson was Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and General Linguistics at Harvard University from 1949 until becoming emeritus in 1965. He was concurrently, appointed in April 1957, Visiting Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 1957-1958, reappointed Visiting Institute Professor for a six month period beginning July 1958. He continued in his role at MIT until he became...
Dates: 1908 - 1982