Guide to the Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
AC.0211

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Title
Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
ID
AC.0211
Date
1904
Extent
0.5 cubic feet (1 flat box)
Language
English
Abstract
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)was at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the "1904 St. Louis World's Fair," held in St. Louis, Missouri. Material in the collection includes a booklet designed for use at the Exposition indicating important topics and themes of MIT's education-related exhibit. Also of interest is a register signed by visitors to the exhibit, many signers identifying themselves as graduates of MIT.

Citation

Collection on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, AC 211, box x, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was represented at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the "1904 St. Louis World's Fair" held in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the MIT 1905 Annual Report to the President: "The main exhibit of the Institute was installed in the Educational Building under the direction of Professor H. W. Gardner. The exhibit was in place and in good order on the opening day of the Exposition. From that time until December first, the day of closing, the exhibit was under the personal care of some present or former student of the Institute. The follwing men have had charge of teh exhibit during periods varying from ten days to two months: messrs. J. S. Weil, F. M. Chace, J. A. Root, G. B. Jones, E. Burton, C.A. Johnston, R. H. Allen, E. L Smith, and A. H. Kelling. This arrangement was found to be economical and satisfactory from every point of view. Special thanks are due to these students for the intelligent and conscientious way in which they have fulfilled their duties. The awards include,-- Grand Prize for General Exhibit, Gold Medal for Mining Engineering Exhibit, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Department of Analytical Chemistry, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Drawing, Silver Medal for Special Exhibit of Photographs and Students' Work."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections 2009

Access note

This collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

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Bibliography

MIT. Report to the President, 1905, pages 28-29.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology: A brief account of its foundation, character, and equipment. Boston: published by the Institute for use at the St. Louis Exposition. 1904 

1 1

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Exposition admission pass 1904 September 5 

1 2

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Exposition exhibit diagram circa 1904 

1 3

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Box Volume

Visitors register, "M.I.T. Exhibit Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo." 1904 

1

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