Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The collection consists of two bound volumes, both part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. One is a book signed by visitors to the MIT exhibit. The second volume is a large display book titled "Massachusetts Institute of Technology Organization and Administration." The volume provides information on MIT’s incorporation, charter and constitution, course schedules, student registration, exams, and other academic statistical information concerning MIT students.
- Creation: 1893 - 1893
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Organization)
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was represented in an exhibit of institutions of higher learning at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. MIT occupied 1,100 square feet of exhibit space in two alcoves, flanked by the University of Michigan on one side and Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia on the other. MIT’s exhibit included photographs of buildings, rooms, laboratories, and students; charts providing information about student life; student theses and course work; and portfolios offering information on MIT’s history, administration, and methods of instruction.
The World’s Columbian Exposition (also called the Chicago World’s Fair) was a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the New World. The Chicago fairgrounds opened on May 1, 1893, and closed on October 30, 1893.
0.6 Cubic Feet (consisting of 2 volumes in 2 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was among several institutions represented in an exhibit on higher education at the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. Two volumes that were part of the MIT exhibit comprise this collection.
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
- Massachusetts Board of Managers, World's Fair, 1893. Report of the Massachusetts Board of World's Fair Managers. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1894.
- Institute Archives and Special Collections web exhibit on MIT and the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893: http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/worlds-fair/
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) (Organization)
- Guide to the Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
- Erin Edwards
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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