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Oral history with Margaret Hutchinson Compton

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0351

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of an interview with Margaret Compton, conducted for the MIT Women’s League. Mrs. Compton describes her life as the wife of President Karl Compton, who was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930-1948). It also covers her involvement with the MIT Women’s League from 1931 to 1973, and the history of women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • 1974


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Margaret Compton was the wife of Karl T. Compton, the ninth president (1930-1948) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Guide to the MIT Oral History Program Oral History Interview with Margaret Hutchinson Compton
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