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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract The collection documents the career of Thomas S. Kuhn, who taught at Harvard, the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University, before coming to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979 as professor of philosophy and the history of science. He became the Lawrence S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy in 1983, and emeritus in 1991. His research focused on the principles behind the evolution of science and the nature of scientific change, and the influence of language on...
Dates: 1936 - 2000