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Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0211

Scope and Contents

Material in the collection includes a booklet designed for use at the Exposition indicating important topics and themes of MIT's education-related exhibit. Also of interest is a register signed by visitors to the exhibit, many signers identifying themselves as graduates of MIT.

Dates

  • Creation: 1904

Creator

Access note

This collection is open.

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.

Historical note

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was represented at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the "1904 St. Louis World's Fair" held in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the MIT 1905 Annual Report to the President: "The main exhibit of the Institute was installed in the Educational Building under the direction of Professor H. W. Gardner. The exhibit was in place and in good order on the opening day of the Exposition. From that time until December first, the day of closing, the exhibit was under the personal care of some present or former student of the Institute. The follwing men have had charge of teh exhibit during periods varying from ten days to two months: messrs. J. S. Weil, F. M. Chace, J. A. Root, G. B. Jones, E. Burton, C.A. Johnston, R. H. Allen, E. L Smith, and A. H. Kelling. This arrangement was found to be economical and satisfactory from every point of view. Special thanks are due to these students for the intelligent and conscientious way in which they have fulfilled their duties. The awards include,-- Grand Prize for General Exhibit, Gold Medal for Mining Engineering Exhibit, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Department of Analytical Chemistry, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Drawing, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Photographs and Students' Work."

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the "1904 St. Louis World's Fair," held in St. Louis, Missouri. Material in the collection includes a booklet designed for use at the Exposition indicating important topics and themes of MIT's education-related exhibit. Also of interest is a register signed by visitors to the exhibit, many signers identifying themselves as graduates of MIT.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Bibliography

MIT. Report to the President, 1905, pages 28-29.
Title
Guide to the Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Andrews
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021 August 23: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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