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Boston Stein Club records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0252

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Scope and Contents

The collection of the Boston Stein Club records includes the bylaws and articles of the club, correspondence about activities, announcements and programs, and club minutes related to this organization of Boston area MIT Jewish alumni.


  • Creation: 1945 - 1989


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This collection is open.

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Historical note

The Boston Stein Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1944 by a local group of MIT Jewish alumni, whose purpose was to foster the spirit of MIT in business and social life, as well as stimulate cooperation among MIT alumni, faculty, and staff.

Club members have raised funds for various scholarships, including the Jerome B. Wiesner Scholarship, the National Freshman Scholarship, and the New England Freshman Scholarship.Another fund established by the Boston Stein Club is the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, awarded each year to an MIT undergraduate in recognition of outstanding contributions to citizenship.

When the MIT Libraries new Hayden building was built in the early 1950s, the Boston Stein Club sponsored the furnishing and equipping of the Libraries map room.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Boston Stein Club, 1945-1989
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