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MIT Class of 1937 50th Reunion records

Identifier: MC-0265

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Scope and Contents

This collection is a copy of an audio recording put together by Peter Reitz, MIT class of 1937, for the 50th reunion of the class of 1937. It includes selections taken from the "Sounds of MIT, 1939" originally recorded by the MIT Sound Laboratory for distribution to alumni clubs. Side one includes the MIT cheer, MIT president Karl T. Compton agreeing to attend an alumni function, Robert H. Richards (MIT class of 1868), Glee Club singing "Dear to Tech", Davis R. Dewey on change in economic thought; Robert E. "Tubby" Rogers on new developments at MIT; and Oscar Hedlund shouting at the track team. Side 2 contains 15 selections of music from popular 78 rpm records, circa 1937.

It also includes selections of popular music made from original 78 rpm records.


  • Creation: 1987


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This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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1 Reel(s)

1 Cassette(s)

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  • 2021 July 12: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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