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Atoms for Peace Awards records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0010
Abstract Atoms for Peace, Inc. was formed by the Ford Motor Company as a memorial to Henry and Edsel Ford to present awards to those who made contributions to the peaceful uses of atomic energy. In August 1955, James R. Killian, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, accepted the invitation of Henry Ford II to serve as chairman of the Organization and Planning Committee for the Atoms for Peace awards. The directors of the Ford Motor Company authorized an appropiation of one million...
Dates: 1944 - 1972

James R. Killian papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0423
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection reflects James R. Killian's personal and non-Massachusetts Instiute of Technology (MIT) professional activities from 1923 to 1985. Biographical information, personal and business correspondence, and journals and correspondence about his retirement provide some insight into his private life. There is a small amount of correspondence and other material from the years when he was editor of Technology Review and vice president of MIT, including an audiocassette interview (1982) he...
Dates: 1923 - 1988

Karl T. Compton Memorial Convocation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0171
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of an audio recording of speeches and music presented at an Institute wide Convocation at the Massachusetts Institute of Techology (MIT) commemorating former president and former chair of the Karl T. Compton. A memorial service had been held earlier in the year in June, but the convocation was held on October 4, 1954 so that students could participate. Speakers included chair of the facult Martin J. Buerger, Dean of Science George R. Harrison; Provost Julius A....
Dates: 1954 - 1954

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles Hayden Memorial Library dedication records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0167
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains audio recordings of speeches given and music performed at the dedication of Hayden Library (Building 14) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) May 19, 1950. Speakers include Norman C. Cousins, Julian P. Boyd, Vernon D. Tate, James R. Killian, and Ralph T. Walker. Hayden Library dedication trio consisted of MIT faculty Klaus Leipmann (violin), Gregory Tucker (piano), and George Finckel (violoncello). A copy of the dedication program is...
Dates: 1950 - 1950

Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement speeches

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0170
Dates: 1953 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1961

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inaugural Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0036
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) president inaugural committees since 1900. The records are primarily documents with some photographs and memorabilia. The inaugurations of Henry Pritchett, Richard Maclaurin, Ernest F. Nichols, and Samuel Wesley Stratton are documented in notebooks which contain minutes of committee and subcommittee meetings and copies of inaugural addresses. The inaugurations of James R. Killian, Julius A. Stratton,...
Dates: 1900 - 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0172
Abstract The inauguration of James R. Killian as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's tenth president on April 2, 1949, was preceded by the two-day "Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress" on March 31 and April 1. The collection contains thirty-seven 7 1/2 ips 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes of the three general assemblies and six panel discussions held during the 1949 midcentury celebrations; tapes of the inauguration ceremonies; 1949 video footage of...
Dates: 1949, 1999

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Chair of the Corporation, records of James R. Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0125
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection documents James R. Killian's activities, interests, responsibilities, and major issues and changes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during Killian's years as the Chariman of the Corporation (1959-1971). The collection contains information about MIT's growth after World War II including the evolution of special programs and research projects; development of MIT's departments, laboratories, and centers; construction and building projects; and describes campus unrest...
Dates: 1934 - 1987

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
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

Norbert Wiener papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0022
Abstract This collection documents the career of Norbert Wiener. Wiener was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1919 to1960 in the Department of Mathematics, and was a leader in the field of cybernetics. The material in this collection includes biographical information, correspondence, course material, manuscripts, and reprints.
Dates: 1898 - 1981

Robert J. Van de Graaff papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0045
Abstract The collection documents the career of Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, known for developing high-voltage electrostatic generators used for nuclear structure research, cancer therapy, and radiographic studies. Materials include correspondence, reports, contracts, drawings, and technical notes for major projects Van de Graaff worked on during his tenure at MIT, including projects for the US Office of Scientific Research and Development, as well as materials relating to the courses he taught in the...
Dates: 1928 - 1948