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Voo Doo (Cambridge, Mass.) records

Identifier: AC-0311

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Scope and Contents

Records contain photographs, drawings, and flyers from the writers of Voo Doo. Included is a 1957 MIT student "slavery certificate" with a drawing of James R. Killian, Jr., on it.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1957


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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

Voo Doo, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology humor magazine, began publishing in 1919. In 1969 it closed down, and reemerged in 1975. In 1978 it merged with another campus publication, Thursday, in an attempt to produce an entertainment/news/humor weekly. Financial difficulties forced it to close after a year. In 1982 a new MIT humor magazine, Tool & Die, began publication; in 1986 it was renamed Voo Doo's Tool & Die and, eventually, just Voo Doo. It was published annually until 1992, and since then has been published quarterly (as of 1994).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 oversize box, 1 folder)

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