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call numbers follow the citations; a search by call number will
give all MIT Libraries locations. Sources without call numbers are
available in the Institute Archives reading room, if not otherwise
Stratton, Julius A., and Loretta H. Mannix. Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT. Cambridge, MIT Press, 2005.
[An account of the origins, founding, and
early years of MIT.]
Francis E. M.I.T. in Perspective: A Pictorial History
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, 1975.
[The only general history of MIT. Though missing
the last quarter of the 20th century, it gives a good overview of
Samuel C. When M.I.T. Was "Boston Tech," 1861-1916.
Cambridge, Mass.: Technology Press, 1954.
[The story of MIT's early history, up to the
move to Cambridge. A relatively easy read.]
125 Years. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT,
[A booklet produced by MIT’s Quasquicentennial
Committee and the Alumni Association giving a brief history of
MIT and a timeline.]
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Rosalind H. Retooling: A Historian Confronts Technological
Change. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002.
[Current STS Department Head and former Dean
of Undergraduates Williams reflects on the changing culture of MIT.]
Pepper, The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
[An undergraduate's view of life at MIT.]
Fred. Up the Infinite Corridor: MIT and the Technical
Imagination. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1993.
[A look into the creative mindset of MIT.
The author uses some MIT research to follow the thinking of MIT
faculty, staff and students.]
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Nancy E. Building Stata: The Design and Construction
of Frank O. Gehry's Stata Center at MIT. Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press, 2004.
O. Robert. MIT Campus Planning, 1960-2000: An Annotated
Chronology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Office of the Executive
Vice President, 2001.
[A chronicle of campus building in the latter
half of the 20th century, written by long-time MIT planner Robert
and Architecture at MIT: A Walking Tour of the Campus.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Committee on the Visual Arts, 1988.
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Hockfield, Susan. Speeches and essays
Charles M. Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on
MIT and the Role of Research Universities. Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press October 2004. [http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262220725]
Walter A., ed. Jerry Wiesner: Scientist, Statesman,
Humanist: Memories and Memoirs. Cambridge, Mass.:
MIT Press, 2003.
[Recently published book consisting of an
unfinished memoir of MIT’s 13th president, and others’
Howard Wesley. Holding the Center: Memoirs of a Life
in Higher Education. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,
[Autobiography of MIT's 12th president with
particular attention to his and MIT's coping with issues surrounding
the Vietnam War. Book contains biographical index to MIT names.]
James Rhyne. The Education of a College President: A
Memoir. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985.
[Memoir of MIT's 10th president and his excursions
into the public sector.]
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Clarence G. Technology and the Dream: Reflections on
the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999. Cambridge,
Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
[Result of hundreds of oral history interviews.
This large volume includes interviews with students, alumni/ae,
faculty, and staff.]
Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT: how a committee
on women faculty came to be established by the Dean of the
School of Science, what the committee and the Dean learned
and accomplished, and recommendations for the future.” Cambridge, Mass.: