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Holman, Silas W. (Silas Whitcomb), 1856-1900



  • Existence: 1856 - 1900

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Silas W. Holman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0046
Abstract Silas Whitcomb Holman was a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physics faculty from 1876 until his death in 1900. This collection documents his faculty years at MIT, but includes family material as well. The bulk of the collection dates from 1885 to 1910 and provides detailed information about the laboratory and classroom methods used to teach physics in the early years of MIT’s existence. The earliest documents are diaries, notes, and drafts of papers from the years...
Dates: 1875 - 1910; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1900

William Barton Rogers papers

Identifier: MC-0001
Abstract This collection contains the personal correspondence of William Barton Rogers, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Family and professional correspondence, notes, articles, lectures, clippings, and drafts of articles on scientific topics, documents relating his philosophy on science and technology education, and many antecedent documents relating to the establishment and early years of MIT are included. An important part of the collection is drafts of...
Dates: 1804 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1834 - 1882

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