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Wylie, Francis E., 1905-



  • Existence: 1905 - 2003

Tenure at MIT

MIT Hires Francis Wylie as Director of Public Relations - News Release: "Former director of MIT Public Relations dies"

Biographical note

Francis “Jeff” E. Wiley, 1905-2003, was the Director of Public Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a writer of MIT history. He was the public relations director at MIT from 1955 to 1970. (1) Wiley was born in Bloomfield, Indiana and received an A.B. from Indiana University. He began working in newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky. In the 1940s to 1955 he was the New England bureau chief for Time and Life magazines. (2) 1. MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Former MIT Public Relations Director Francis Wylie Dies at 97.” Accessed March 3, 2021. 2. Wylie, Francis E. M.I.T. in Perspective: A Pictorial History of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1985.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Francis E. Wylie personal archives

Identifier: MC-0764

The Francis E. Wiley personal archives consists of drafts, correspondence, and research material relating to writing projects by Wiley. Most of the material is from writing projects such as the M.I.T. in Perspective book, Tides and Pull of the Moon book, and an unpublished project on Harold "Doc" Edgerton. Also included are photographs and retirement party records that relate to his work as the MIT Director of Public Relations (1955-1970).

Dates: 1954 - 1998

Letter from Director of Public Relations Francis E. Wylie Inviting News Editors to MIT Reactor Press Conference, 1958 July 29

 Item — Box 6: Series 1a [Barcode: 39080032140094]
Identifier: AC0069_195808_038
Scope and Contents note

News release issued by the MIT Office of Public Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dates: 1958 July 29

Letter from Director of Public Relations Office Francis E. Wylie Regarding Touring Education Writers, 1966 September 29

 Item — Box 13: Series 1a [Barcode: 39080032140169]
Identifier: AC0069_196609_022
Scope and Contents note

News Release issued by the MIT Office of Public Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dates: 1966 September 29

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, News Office records

Identifier: AC-0069
Scope and Contents of the Collection Series 1A, boxes 1-22, consists of press releases arranged chronologically by the date of release. Dates covered are as follows: 1950 October - 1974 October; 1975 January - June; 1977 March - 1981 July; 1986-1987; 1993-1994. These have been digitized.Series 1B, boxes 1-2, consists of material relating to the MIT Centennial in 1961.Series 2, boxes 7-10, 12a, 12b, 13-63, contains the remainder of the records, which are subject files primarily concerning topics on which...
Dates: 1920 - 2007; 2017 January 25 - Ongoing