Collection on Community Activism at MIT
Scope and Contents
The Collection on Community Activism at MIT contains materials from individuals and organizations engaged in activism on a broad range of issues, including sexual assault, gender equality, immigration, and the defense industry. Activism in response to the following events is documented: 2016 Presidential Election, March for Science, Executive Order 13769, announcement of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, and MIT’s involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and Charles and David Koch. The collection consists of posters, digital photographs, digital videos, an archive of a boutique website, and social media, including specific hashtags. See individual series descriptions for more information about each event.
- 2016 - 2020
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections (Organization)
Conditions Governing Use
Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.
See subseries descriptions for brief histories of each event.
3 Cubic Feet (6 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 legal half manuscript box)
1.95 Gigabytes (163 digital files)
1 item(s) (1 website)
Language of Materials
The Collection on Community Activism is an artificial collection created to include records from multiple activist events and organizations in the MIT community. The records consist of posters, digital photographs, digital videos, and social media and document a range of political and social issues, including sexual assault, gender equality, and immigration. Events are related to the 2016 Presidential Election, the March for Science, Executive Order 13769, the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, and MIT’s involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and Charles and David Koch.
The records are arranged chronologically into two series: Government Protests and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policy Protests. The materials are further grouped by event.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ongoing collection of documents, posters and digital materials acquired by gift from various sources. Type of accession and the date of acquisition is noted in the accession record. For further information, contact the Department of Distinctive Collections.
No materials were separated from these accessions.
The Lobby 7 post-election 2016 posters, posters from Executive Order 13769 protests, and the March for Science 2017 banner were originally part of the Collection on Student Life at MIT (MC-0618). In October 2019, these materials were transferred to the newly created Collection on Community Activism (MC-0758).
- Guide to the Collection on Community Activism at MIT
- Joe Carrano, Alex McGee, Greta Suiter, Chris Tanguay, and Rachel Van Unen
- 2019 November
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- 2021 April 14: Updated by Ashley Tooke to include digital materials from 2021 accession
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