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Julius Adams Stratton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0431
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection documents the activities of Julius Adams Stratton, former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The collection is arranged in six series by original file groupings. Series 1 contains biographical and genealogical material about Stratton's family, including correspondence, diaries, and reminiscences by his father about his trip west in the mid-nineteenth century. The subject files, Series 3, document Stratton's professional and government activities with...
Dates: 1854, 1907-1994

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, Christmas Convocation records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0169
Scope and Contents note This collection consists of an audio recording of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Christmas Convocation that took place on December 16, 1959. The Convocation was an event sponsored by the MIT Undergraduate Association. The recording includes the singing of Christmas carols, scripture readings, and comments delivered by MIT president Julius A. Stratton.
Dates: 1959 - 1959

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 Chancellor, records of Julius A. Stratton as provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0132
Abstract The collection documents the responsibilities of Julius A. Stratton for academic development and research in the positions of provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor, which he held between 1949 and 1957. The records contain reports and memoranda from the schools, departments, and research laboratories, including Lincoln Laboratory, the Research Laboratory for Electronics, and the Computation Center, and material on Projects Charles, Hartwell, Meteor, Troy, and Whirlwind. There are...
Dates: 1949 - 1957

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Julius A. Stratton

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0134
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection covers the period of Julius A. Stratton's term as the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), January 1, 1959, to June 30, 1966. It contains correspondence, reports, and memoranda about administrative issues including student activities and student housing, relationships with faculty and alumni, and contacts with other universities. Corporation records including correspondence with members of the Corporation; visiting committee material; and...
Dates: 1957 - 1966

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

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