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Margaret E. Stinson reminiscences with questions asked by Ellen S. Richards (transcript)

 Collection — Box: D
Identifier: MC-0460

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of a transcript of an interview by Ellen S. Richards with Margaret Stinson concerning Stinson's administration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) inorganic chemistry laboratory from the opening of the Institute in February 1865 to 1911. Also includes her general reminiscences about MIT faculty, students, and staff, particularly those associated with the MIT course in chemistry.

Dates

  • 1911

Creator

Access note

This collection is open.

Intellectual Property Rights

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

Biography

Margaret Elliot Dayton Stinson (Mrs. Jackson L. Stinson), 1833-1912, was employed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1865 to 1911.

From Technology Review, May 1912, page 350: "...She began her services at the Institute of Technology in February, 1865, when the Institute was located in Summer Street. .. for many years thereafter she had supervision over the stock of chemicals, and especially of apparatus and their maintenance as well as a part of the care of the laboratories themselves.. She was known by nearly every Tech man now living...."

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder with 18 typed pages)

Language of Materials

English

Bibliography

  • "Retirement of Mrs. Stinson: A word in appreciation of her forty-six years of continuous efficient service" Technology Review, volume 14, January 1912, pp. 45-48.
  • "Death of Mrs. Stinson", Technology Review, volume 14, May 1912, p. 350.

Processing Information note

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Title
Guide to the Ellen S. Richards Interview with Margaret E. Stinson
Status
Ready For Review
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Script of description
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Repository Details

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