Guide to the Records of Tech Engineering News
AC.0553

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Tech Engineering News
Title
Tech Engineering News records
ID
AC.0553
Date [inclusive]
circa 1920-1977
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes some correspondence, financial records, subscription records, and office manuals of the Tech Engineering News, a monthly professional journal published by undergraduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with alumni and faculty. It was originally conceived of as a supplement to the student newspaper,  The Tech, in 1919, when Tech advertising manager Ray St. Laurent discovered that some businesses preferred to advertise in a college technical journal rather than a college newspaper. Volume I of the operations manual documents the founding of the journal. It includes original art work and photographs of staff. The collection also includes a history written in 1966. The first volume of  Tech Engineering News was published in 1920 and the last (volume 60, no. 1) was published in 1976. Journal volumes have been preserved as part of the publications collection of the Institute Archives and Special Collections, classified as TA1.T4.

Citation

Tech Engineering News Records, AC 553. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Historical note

Tech Engineering News, was a monthly professional journal published by undergraduates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with alumni and faculty. It was originally conceived of as a supplement to the student newspaper,  The Tech, in 1919, when Tech advertising manager Ray St. Laurent discovered that some businesses preferred to advertise in a college technical journal rather than a college newspaper. The first volume was published in 1920 and the last (volume 60, no. 1) was published in 1976.

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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

  2011

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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Related Materials

Related Materials

Tech Engineering News, v. 1, 1920 - v. 60, no.1, 1976. Institute Archives and Special Collections: TA1.T4

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tech Engineering News

Subject(s)

  • Student Life.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Hazen Pratt's account of early organization 1920s 

1 1

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Office Manual, table of contents, volumes I-IV 1922 

1 2

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Office Manual, Volume I, Log 1922 

1 3

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Office Manual, Volume II, Constitution & By-Laws 1922 

1 4

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Office Manual, Volume III, Policies 1922 

1 5

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Office Manual, Volume IV, Standard Forms & Practices 1922 

1 6

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Standards of Accounting Practices 1926 

1 7

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Financial 1941 

1 8

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1960s 

1 9

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Correspondence 1973-1974 

1 10

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