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Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 417 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Farwell Bemis Foundation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0302
Abstract Albert Farwell Bemis, 1870-1936, SB in civil engineering, 1893, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was a businessman and authority on housing. He was a member of the MIT Corporation and was on several Institute visiting committees. Provisions in his will established the Albert Farwell Bemis Charity Trust in 1936 to fund research on housing. In 1938 the trust gave funds to establish the Albert Farwell Bemis Foundation at MIT. The foundation became a separate division within MIT, with...
Dates: 1926 - 1954

Aldous Huxley lecture series, “What a Piece of Work Is a Man”

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0233
Abstract This collection contains transcripts and audio files of six lectures Aldous Huxley gave at the Massachusetts Instititue of Technology in the fall of 1960. He was the Carnegie Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presenting a series of lectures concerning history, language, and art under the title "What a Piece of Work is a Man." The lectures were presented by the MIT Department of Humanities as part of the Centennial Program of the founding of MIT.
Dates: 1960

Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Board of Directors records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0025
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection includes minutes and other records of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from the organization of the board in 1968 through 1983. Also in the collection are board resolutions, by-laws, and by-law revisions.
Dates: 1968 - 1983

Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0024
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection includes the earliest records and minutes of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, dating from 1874 discussions of its formation to the formal minutes and report from 1875, when the Alumni Association was organized. There are reports on course of study at the Institute, prepared in the years 1870 to 1877. The colleciton also includes annual reports of the Committee on the School dated 1881, 1884, and 1885. A report on the Women's...
Dates: 1874 - 1968

Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0041
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection includes early Alumni Association reports and meeting records, information on the Committee on Publication, which led to the establishment of Technology Review, Board of Directors minutes, financial records and budgets, information regarding reunions, Alumni Officers conference files, records of the National Selection Committee, and information regarding the choosing of MIT’s colors. Also included are audio tapes of speakers at alumni events.
Dates: 1874 - 1986

Interviews of the Margaret MacVicar Memorial AMITA Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0356
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

Association of Independent Living Groups records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080032142843]
Identifier: AC-0602
Abstract This collection was compiled by the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the MIT 150th Anniversary Archives Project. It includes the charter and bylaws of the AILG, as well as information on the history, present state, and possible future of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups (FSILG) at MIT.
Dates: 2000 - 2011

Boston Stein Club records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080008695980]
Identifier: AC-0252
Scope and Contents The collection of the Boston Stein Club records includes the bylaws and articles of the club, correspondence about activities, announcements and programs, and club minutes related to this organization of Boston area MIT Jewish alumni.
Dates: 1945 - 1989

Collection of clippings about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0218
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection is an assembled collection of clippings and scrapbooks of clippings about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology covering the period 1869-1926, with one additional scrapbook covering the period 1948-1949.The mounted clippings in boxes 6 to 11 covering the period 1911-1917 concern the proposed move of the Masschusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from Boston to a new Cambridge campus, which occured in June 1916. These clippings were donated by and likely collected...
Dates: 1860 - 1949

Collection on Ellen Swallow Richards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0659
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 on the Celebration of the Move of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Boston to Cambridge

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0343
Abstract The Dedication Reunion Committee was formed to oversee the celebrations for the dedication of MIT’s new Cambridge campus, which took place on June 12, 13, and 14, 1916. The committee was divided into over twenty subcommittees responsible for an elaborate set of festivities. Several subcommittees are represented in the collection, including the Undergraduate Reunion Committee and the Technology Pageant Committee, whose records form a major portion of the collection.
Dates: 1916 - 1920; Majority of material found in 1916 - 1916

Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women's Laboratory

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080032145234]
Identifier: AC-0298
Abstract Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman awarded a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with the generous cooperation of the Women's Education Association of Boston which purchased microscopes and other apparatus, worked to establish a laboratory for women to study chemical analysis, mineralogy, and chemistry in space provided by MIT. According to the October 1876 announcement, "The courses are intended for such as may be able to devote their whole time to the work, as...
Dates: 1867 - 1922; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1883

Collection on The Tech

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080032178466]
Identifier: AC-0335

Committee on Race and Diversity records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0599
Abstract The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Committee on Race and Diversity records document the activities of the Committee on Race and Diversity, as well as its predecessor, the Committee on Campus Race Relations before it merged with the Martin Luther King Committee in October 2007. The records date from 1986 to 2009 and include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, membership lists, newspaper articles, grant proposals, and information on events sponsored by the Committee. The...
Dates: 1986 - 2009

Epsilon Theta records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080032142868]
Identifier: AC-0604
Abstract This collection was compiled by the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the MIT 150th Anniversary Archives Project. It includes a document composed of reports, photocopies of news clippings and yearbook pages, and a narrative about the history of Epsilon Theta fraternity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also included is a booklet, dated from the late 1990s, about the fundraising campaign to renovate the chapter house at...
Dates: circa 1998, 2011

Francis Amasa Walker papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0298
Abstract Francis Amasa Walker (1840-1897) was the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1881-1897. This collection consists of correspondence, speeches, and writings by Walker, most of which he wrote while president of MIT. His speeches and writings focus on labor and capital, especially the silver standard, technical education, the student workload at MIT, and accounts of the Civil War. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about Walker, several published letters he wrote,...
Dates: 1862 - 1897