Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Vice President
AC.0333

 Records of Vannevar Bush

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the Vice President
Title
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Vice President, records of Vannevar Bush
ID
AC.0333
Date [inclusive]
1932-1938
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Language
English

Citation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Vice President, records of Vannevar Bush, AC 333. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

The Office of the Vice President was established at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1932 as part of a new plan of administration for the Institute.The vice president served as an ex-officio member of the MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Institute. Vannevar Bush served as vice president from 1932 to 1938 when he left MIT to become president of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains records of the Office of the Vice President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from the period 1932 to 1938, when Vannevar Bush held the position of vice president. The subjects of the records include finances and academic policy; primarily the collection holds correspondence with MIT administrators, faculty, and others outside MIT engaged in science and technology issues.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Revision Description

  2009, 2012

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the creating office.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the Vice President
  • New York World's Fair (1939-1940)

Function(s)

  • academic affairs
  • governance

Personal Name(s)

  • Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974
  • Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978

Subject(s)

  • Electronic differential analyzers.
  • finance
  • institutional relationships
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--History

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Collection Inventory

Box

Admissions publicity correspondence with Lothrop-Mackenzie 1933 

1

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Aerological research correspondence 1932-1935, 1938 

1

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Aeronautical engineering gliding 1932-1933 

1

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American Association of University Professors 1933 

1

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Aptitude testing 1934-1935 

1

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Bang case 1933 

1

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Bell telephone 1937 

1

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Mrs. E. H. Blashfield 1937 

1

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Welles Bosworth 1937 

1

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John E. Burchard 1937 

1

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E. S. Burdell 1937 

1

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Business Engineering Fellowship 1934 

1

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John Carruthers 1938 

1

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James B. Conant – biological engineering 1936-1937 

1

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Dewey Library 1938 

1

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Drawing and descriptive geometry 1934 

1

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Electrochemistry department 1938 

1

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William Emerson 1937, 1938 

1

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R. E. Freeman 1937 

1

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Hydraulic Laboratory 1933 

1

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IBM 1936 

1

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John M. Lessells 1937 

1

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H. E. Lobdell 1934-1936 

1

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M various 1937-1938 

1

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L. L. McGrady 1933 

1

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J. C. MacKinnon, registrar regarding 5 day week 1934 

1

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F. Alexander Magoun 1933-1936 

1

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N-O various 1934-1936 

1

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C. L. Norton, Division of Industrial Cooperation 1933-1936 

1

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Patenting of Institute Inventions 1937 June 

1

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Personnel Office, Placement Bureau 1933 

1

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R various 1933-1937 

1

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Copies Karl Compton/Franklin Roosevelt correspondence 1936 

1

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S various 1934-1935 

1

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T various 1931-1938 

1

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Elihu Thomson 1933 

1

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V, W various 1932-1937 

1

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Van de Graaff generator 1933 

1

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Walker Memorial 1935 

1

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Warren Weaver-differential analyzer 1933-1934 

1

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W. C. Whitman 1935-1936 

1

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World’s Fair Exhibit 1938 

1

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MIT history, Tech Engineering News October 1923 issue 1923 

1

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MIT history circa 1940 

1

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