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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Summer School of Engineering records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0231

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, photographs, and reports relating to the establishment of the summer surveying camp run by the Department of Civil Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The camp was located in East Machias, Maine and was known informally as "Camp Technology." In addition to records of the committee planning the establishment of the camp, there is also information on the camp's operations in it's first 20 years.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1932


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Historical note

In May 1909, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Association Council formed the Committee on Summer School of Engineering; President Arthur Noyes named Leonard Metcalf chair, and Albert F. Bemis and Frederick H. Fay members. The committee worked with Professor George Swain, head of the Department of Civil and Sanitary Engineering, to investigate and report on the establishment of a permanent summer camp for surveying. A site was located on the easterly shores of Gardner Lake in East Machias, Maine, and construction began in 1911. The summer courses offered extensive field practice from1912 until 1953 in surveying and geological study.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on Summer School of Engineering records
1909 - 1932
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