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MIT150 records

 Collection — Box: HDD
Identifier: AC-0600

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Celebration and other records contains records related to MIT150 events.

Series 2: Managing Director of Institute Events records, 1986-2011 contains the records of Ted Johnson, Managing Director of Institute Events.

Series 3: FAST (Festival of Art, Science, and Technology) records, 2010 July to 2011 September contains records related to the planning and execution of FAST events.

Series 4: MIT150 Infinite History interviews transcripts, 2007-2012 contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted between 2007 and 2012 for the MIT 150th anniversary Infinite History project. Transcripts are digital-only. Interview subjects include MIT faculty and alumni.


  • 1986 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 2011 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

Most materials in this collection are restricted for 20 years from their date of creation. The contents of folders that are more than 20 years old are open. Series 4: MIT150 Infinite History interviews transcripts is fully open for access.

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) celebrated the sesquicentennial of its April 10, 1861 founding with a 150 day celebration running from January 7, 2011 through a final "Toast to Tech" on June 4, 2011. The MIT 150 Committee, chaired by MIT professor David Mindell, planned celebrations which included a myriad of public and scholarly events, including the Next Century Convocation, 150 Exhibition, symposia, a campus open house, and a Festival of Art, Science, and Technology. Multimedia projects Elemental MIT and Infinite History were created to capture personal and institute history, presented on an MIT150 website along with a MIT Timeline and other special content.


14.8 Megabytes (130 digital files)

7 Cubic Feet (12 boxes)

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Physical Location

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

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Series 4 files were transferred to preservation storage by intern Lana Mason. Files were left in their original received order.

Liz Andrews, Dana Hamlin, Chris Tanguay, Lana Mason
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-30: Series 4: MIT150 Infinite History interviews transcripts updated for correct locations. Information on series 4 added to scope and content note, processing information note, and conditions governing access note. All work done by Lana Mason, DDC processing intern.
  • 2021-02-22: Collection-level Scope and Content note expanded to include all series. Editing performed by Lana Mason, archives assistant.

Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US