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Thorne-Loomis Tour

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Tours through industrial America (1931-1932) and Europe (1933-1939) sponsored by the Thorne-Loomis Foundation.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred L. Loomis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0264
Abstract The collection contains biographical material about Alfred L. Loomis, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation from 1931 until his death in 1975. As chief, National Defense Research Committee, Division 14, Radar, in World War II, Loomis contributed to establishing the government wartime radar research laboratory, "Rad Lab," on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His own private Loomis Laboratories in Tuxedo Park, New York, conducted independently...
Dates: 1926 - 1975

Beaumert H. Whitton diary and photographs of Thorne-Loomis Trip through Industrial America

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080024709757]
Identifier: MC-0111
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Beaumert H. Whitton collections consists of photographs and a diary by Whitton of a trip taken with other Massachusetts Institute of Technology students from Boston to Minneapolis, Birmingham, Ala., and back to Boston during which they visited manufacturing plants and military facilities. This trip occured from June 13, 1932 to July 24, 1932, covered 5,500 miles, 23 states in the United States, and visits to 30 plants. Site visits are described in the diary, and photographs complement...
Dates: 1932, 1959

Ira Lohman Films of Thorne-Loomis Tour of Europe

Identifier: MC-0720
Scope and Contents Sixth annual MIT Thorne-Loomis tour to Europe, sponsored by the Thorne-Loomis Foundation for Course 15 students. Contents: Europe #1, Europe #2, two 14 inch rolls of 16mm movie films of the trip, summer 1938. The film was taken by Ira Lohman, class of 1938, one of 15 MIT undergraduate students to travel through Europe in the summer of 1938 with the purpose of inspecting 23 factories in ten countries.The following countries or regions were visited: England, Scotland, Norway,...
Dates: summer 1938

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Business and Engineering Administration records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0114
Scope and Contents of the Collection This collection of the records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Business and Engineering Administration, Course 15. Materials in boxes 1 to 6 were created by Erwin H. Schell, who was the first Business Management faculty member hired, and the first head of department. Schell was hired in 1917 and taught and directed Course 15 until his retirement in 1951. Records in boxes 1 and 2 consist of 17 volumes of outlines, reading lists, examinations, lecture notes and...
Dates: 1916 - 1959