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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Hun Berry student notes

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080008714310]
Identifier: MC-0172

Abraham Hun Berry received an SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1872. The collection consists of two notebooks of Berry's student notes from architectural courses taught by William R. Ware at MIT and the Massachusetts Normal Art School.

Dates: 1869 - 1875

Albert Francis Hall papers

Identifier: MC-0151

Albert Francis Hall was the a member of the first graduating class of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1868, receiving an SB in mechanical engineering. Notes and compositions in the collection document his years as a student at MIT. Hall’s work as a mechanical engineer and inventor is documented in drawings of pumps, writings on pumps, and patents. Also included in the collection are correspondence, a diary, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1863 - 1906

Alumni Association of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology records

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

Blatchford, Seward, and Griswold records

Identifier: MC-0004
Abstract Blatchford, Seward & Griswold was a New York law firm specializing in patent cases. The firm worked with inventors to apply for patents, provide counsel during infringement suits, and advise companies formed to market new inventions. The collection contains material on 34 patents including Samuel F. B. Morse's telegraph, Charles Goodyear's rubber manufacturing process, Elias Howe's sewing machine, Ross Winans' railroad car chassis, William Webster's carpet loom, Samuel W. Tyler's mowing...
Dates: 1841 - 1910

Collection on Student Life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Identifier: MC-0618
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains materials that document student life on the MIT campus, including notebooks and papers, news clippings, magazines, student publications, photographs, brochures and programs, and other memorabilia.

Dates: 1876 - 2017

Howard A. Carson speech to Alumni Association on the General Plan of Instruction at MIT

 Collection — Box Shared D: [Barcode: 39080036789466]
Identifier: MC-0455
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of an address by Carson on the general plan of instruction at MIT with specific references to civil engineering. The address was probably delivered before a meeting of the Alumni Association on January 18, 1877.

Dates: 1877-01-18

John D. Runkle papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0007
Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of the professional correspondence of John D. Runkle, a professor of mathematics and the second president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The bulk of the incoming correspondence is from William Barton Rogers, MIT’s founder, and his wife, Emma Savage Rogers, concerning MIT. Other prominent correspondents include Robert H. Richards, Charles W. Eliot, Benjamin Pierce, William R. Ware, Albert F. Hall, and T. Sterry Hunt. Letters from Edward...
Dates: 1853 - 1880

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, class of 1873 records

Identifier: AC-0323
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two volumes of records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology class of 1873: the treasurer's account book, 1871-1942, and secretary's minutes, 1871-1944.

Dates: 1871 - 1944

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class Photograph Albums

Identifier: AC-0319
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of class photograph albums which contain portrait photographs (primarily individual) of class members, faculty, and administrators of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Many of the portrait subjects are identified by name. Some of the albums group the portraits by course and include labeled photographs of classrooms, laboratories, buildings, and workshops, and group photographs. The albums span the graduating classes of the Massachusetts Institute of...
Dates: 1870 - 1895

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Corporation, records of the Secretary

Identifier: AC-0131
Scope and Contents The collection spans the years of 1859 to 2010. Materials include administrative records of the Office of the Chairman of the Corporation and Office of the Secretary, as well as Corporation membership records containing correspondence, photos, and biographical and membership information. Also included are Campaign Committee , Joint Advisory Committee, and Building Committee records.The collection also comprises a number of fiscal records. This includes Ledger Number 1 (spanning...
Dates: 1859 - 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Course Catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0598
Scope and Contents of the Collection The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ) Course Catalogs have been issued since the first year classes were offered at MIT beginning in 1865 and continue to the present (2016). The MIT Course Catalog is currently published each August by the MIT Reference Publications Office. The word Course is used in a specific way at MIT. Each department or program within the Institute is identified by Course number. When capitalized, the word Course refers to an organized curriculum...
Dates: 1865 - 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gymnasium Committee records

Identifier: AC-0002

The Gymnasium Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) oversaw the gymnasium and drill hall built in Boston for MIT students in 1874. The collection consists of minutes of the committee and also includes a handwritten subscription lists of pledges to a fundraising effort in 1874 for the building. The list is signed by former MIT president William B. Rogers and his successor, MIT president John D. Runkle, among others.

Dates: 1874 - 1880

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering Forging Class and Laboratory Records

 Collection — Box Shared D: [Barcode: 39080036789466]
Identifier: AC-0306
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection of Massachusetts Institute of Technology class record books consists of six volumes relating to an undergraduate class/laboratory in Forging and also Filing Shop taught between 1874 and 1877. Student name, description of work, grades, and attendance are recorded for a class taken by both mechanical engineers and civil engineers.

Dates: 1874 - 1877

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Treasurer statements and reports

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080036787445]
Identifier: AC-0080
Scope and Contents This collection contains financial statements created by the treasurers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) including trial and final balances, estimates of property value, summaries of accounts kept by the treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in its early years when its campus was in Boston's Back Bay area. The records cover the period of 1865 to 1883. The collection also contains summary reports of the treasurer, handwritten from 1865 to 1874 and 1876 to...
Dates: 1865 - 1883

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Society of Arts records

Identifier: AC-0011
Abstract The Society of Arts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was formed in 1862. It consisted of seventeen people who met to read the 1861 Act of Incorporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and enact the first by-laws of the Institute. The Society was to be one component of MIT, the others being a school and a museum. Between 1862 and 1865, however, the Society of Arts was the only element of Massachusetts Institute of Technology extant. Meetings consisted of...
Dates: 1862 - 1941; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1908

Rogers family papers

Identifier: MC-0002
Scope and Contents The Rogers Family Papers (1811-1904) consist primarily of family correspondence, the bulk of which falls between 1830 and 1851. Letters written by Henry Darwin Rogers are predominant. The collection also includes several letters written by Robert Empie Rogers to other members of the family, and letters to and from Emma Savage Rogers and James Savage. Letters written to William Barton Rogers are also present in the collection.In addition to family correspondence, the collection...
Dates: 1811 - 1904

Samuel M. Felton diary and student notes

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080022094541]
Identifier: MC-0452
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of the diary of Samuel M. Felton, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The diary covers the time period June 10, 1872 to July 16, 1872, describing his travels through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains. The diary includes sketches of bridges and a list entitled "Dimensions of some of the longest - spans in the country - Trusses," which gives names, location, number of spans and length of eight bridges of the...
Dates: 1872 - 1872

Thomas Gaffield papers

Identifier: MC-0139
Abstract The collection contains volumes of Thomas Gaffield's research notes, correspondence, and published information gathered by him into scrapbooks, primarily on the topic of glass. Material is bound into volumes titled: Notes on Glass, 1862-1875, volumes 1-5; Glass Journal, 1858-1881, volumes 1-4; Experiments in Photography, 1863-1894, volumes 1-2. There are also copies of letters written by Gaffield, 1868-1892. There is an index in the front of the volume. Notes on Glass, Glass Journal, and...
Dates: 1858 - 1892

Walter H. Sears papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0257
Abstract Walter H. Sears, 1847-1911, was a member of the first graduating class of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning an SB degree in civil engineering in 1868. He was chief engineer for the Aqueduct Commission of the City of New York while the Croton Aqueduct was constructed, and worked on a number of other major water-supply projects in the United States. Notes, reports, clippings, photographs, and drawings in the collection document several of his projects, including the Croton...
Dates: 1863 - 1962

William Barton Rogers II papers

Identifier: MC-0003
Scope and Contents of the Collection The substance though not the bulk of the papers consists of letters from Henry Darwin Rogers to his nephew William Barton Rogers II, son of James Blythe Rogers. From 1852 to about 1857 William Barton Rogers II worked as an assistant to Henry D. Rogers on the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. The papers of are interest because they shed light on the working methods of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania.The collection includes correspondence from Henry Darwin Rogers instructing...
Dates: 1838 - 1919

William Barton Rogers papers

Identifier: MC-0001
Abstract This collection contains the personal correspondence of William Barton Rogers, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Family and professional correspondence, notes, articles, lectures, clippings, and drafts of articles on scientific topics, documents relating his philosophy on science and technology education, and many antecedent documents relating to the establishment and early years of MIT are included. An important part of the collection is drafts of...
Dates: 1804 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1834 - 1882

William R. Ware papers

Identifier: MC-0014
Abstract William Robert Ware is best known as an educator and the founder of the schools of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Columbia University. Also a practicing architect, he and his partner, Henry Van Brunt, designed and built a number of buildings in the Boston and Cambridge areas, including First Church (Unitarian), Boston; First Congregational Church, Boston; Episcopal Seminary, Harvard University; and Memorial Hall, Harvard University. This collection...
Dates: 1826 - 1914