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Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0356

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of oral histories conducted with women graduates of the Massachusetts institute of Technology (MIT). The earliest graduation date of those interviewed is 1922. The majority of interviewees earned undergraduate degrees from MIT, and several were later associated with MIT in administrative roles.

The oral histories are a resource for researchers of the history of women in the fields of science, engineering, technology, and architecture; the role of women in higher education; and the evolution of the involvement of women at MIT.

There are audio casettes of a few of the interviews, but access to them is restricted by the gift agreements.

Dates

  • 1989 - 2018

Creator

Access note

The collection is open for research. Cassette recordings are restricted.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to Distinctive Collections.

Historical note

This collection comprises oral history interviews that were conducted as part of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae) Oral History Project, which has been directed by MIT Associate Professor Margery Resnick (Foreign Languages and Literatures) since 1990. The goal of the project is to document the life histories of MIT alumnae through interviews conducted by students working in MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The project also provides an opportunity for students to learn about women of another generation by collecting background information about the alumnae subjects and conducting interviews. The project is endowed by funds provided by MIT alumnae and is ongoing.

Extent

94 Megabytes (94 MB (766 Files, 28 folders) [28 transcripts])

1 Cubic Feet ((3 manuscript boxes, 1 small media box, 95.6 MB (767 Files in 28 folders) )

Abstract

The Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae) Oral History Project began in 1990 with the purpose of documenting life histories of women who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The collection comprises interviews of women who graduated in 1922 and later. Interviews have been conducted by students working in MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Location of Copies

Digital copies of some transcripts can be accessed in the MIT Libraries "DOME" digital repository. http://dome.mit.edu/handle/1721.3/74330

Related Materials in the MIT Archives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Records of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 1882-1984 (AC 22)
Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers, 1928-1994 (MC 311)
Title
Guide to the Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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