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Frederick G. Fassett correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0162

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Collection consists of Fassett's personal correspondence with Welles Bosworth about Bosworth's signs for MIT's campus in Cambridge (Mass.) and for the modification of Copley Square; with Vannevar Bush about Bush's book Science Is Not Enough; with Claire Morton Prince Hanks regarding the Prince-Hanks Fellows, an organization of MIT alumni funded by Hanks; and with Robert L. Van Nice about Van Nice's architectural study of the Mosque of St. Sophia. Also includes clippings and photographs of Bosworth, and drafts of Bush and Van Nice manuscripts.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1967


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Frederick Gardiner Fassett, Jr., 1901-1991, AB 1923, AM 1927, Colby College; AM 1930, University of Maine, came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 as an instructor in the Department of English and History. He was named assistant professor in 1934 and associate professor in 1938. He was editor of the Technology Review, 1939-1945, then director of publications and public relations at Carnegie Institute of Washington from 1945 until 1951, when he returned to MIT as director of publications and of Technology Press. He was associate dean of students, 1952-1966.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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Guide to the Correspondence of Frederick G. Fassett
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