Women in higher education -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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).
Dates: 1989 - 2018
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection contains correspondence, bylaws, annual reports, minutes of meetings, directories and records that document the administration and activities of the Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA). The collection includes documents from the 1907 incorporation of the Association in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.There are good records from the founding years of the organization, including minutes of association meetings and summary annual reports, from 1903 to 1936. Ellen...
Dates: 1900 - 2001
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards, 1842-1911, attended Vassar College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1870. Subsequently she applied for admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in January 1871 became the first female student to attend, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1873 in chemistry. Also in 1873, she earned the degree of Master of Arts from Vassar College. In 1910, Smith College conferred the honorary degree Doctor of Science on Ellen Swallow...
Dates: 1873 - 1945
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080021749293]
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Lydia G. Weld papers contain mostly correspondence to and from Lydia Weld, who is also addressed by her family nickname, Rose. The bulk of these letters, which span from her time away at school in the 1890s to her retirement in the 1950s, can be found in the folders titled "Letters to and from Aunt Rose." Correspondence in these folders is mostly personal, sent to and by family and friends around the world. Additional personal correspondence is located in other folders, as it...
Dates: circa 1890-1966
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080024699750]
Scope and Contents of the Collection Collection includes minutes of house meetings and executive committee meetings; correspondence concerning financial and legal affairs; and the group's constitution, rules, and policies.
Dates: 1976 - 1979
Item — Box 16: [Barcode: 39080006611856]
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials including a keynote address, event program, report, and interviews focusing on women at MIT. These materials date from 2010-2011.
Dates: 2010 - 2011
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection consists of an interview with Margaret Compton, conducted for the MIT Women’s League. Mrs. Compton describes her life as the wife of President Karl Compton, who was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930-1948). It also covers her involvement with the MIT Women’s League from 1931 to 1973, and the history of women at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains Catherine Stratton's correspondence and notes about social functions sponsored by Julius Stratton and his wife, Catherine Stratton, during the years 1959-1966 when Julius Stratton served as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Social notebook files include working notes, correspondence, guest lists, menus, and invitations for functions. Most of the correspondence is from the MIT community, but there is interesting correspondence from others such...
Dates: 1954 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1969