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Frederick Gardiner Fassett, 1901-1991.

Correspondence, 1928-1967.

Manuscript Collection - MC 162

Biographical Note | Scope and Content Note

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frederick Gardiner Fassett, Jr., 1901-1991, A.B. 1923, A.M. 1927, Coby College; A.M. 1930, University of Maine, came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 as an instructor in the Department of English and History. He was named assistant professor in 1934 and associate professor in 1938. He was editor of the Technology Review, 1939-1945, then director of publications and public relations at Carnegie Institute of Washington from 1945 until 1951, when he returned to MIT as director of publications and of Technology Press. He was associate dean of students, 1952-1966.

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

.7 cubic foot (2 manuscript boxes)

Collection consists of Fassett's personal correspondence with Welles Bosworth about Bosworth's designs for MIT's campus in Cambridge (Mass.) and for the modification of Copley Square; with Vannevar Bush about Bush's book Science Is Not Enough; with Claire Morton Prince Hanks regarding the Prince-Hanks Fellows, an organization of MIT alumni funded by Hanks; and with Robert L. Van Nice about Van Nice's architectural study of the Mosque of St. Sophia. Also includes clippings and photographs of Bosworth, and drafts of Bush and Van Nice manuscripts.

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