Guide to the Theodore Grover Collection of Autographs, Signatures, & Images of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Members, Administrators, & Alumni, 1878-1918
MC.0093

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Grover, Theodore
Title
Theodore Grover collection of autographs, signatures, and images of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members, administrators, and alumni
ID
MC.0093
Date [inclusive]
1878-1918
Extent
0.3 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
The Theodore Grover collection includes autographs, signatures, and photographs of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty members, administrators, and alumni accumulated during Grover's 40 years as a member of MIT's staff, from 1878 to 1918.

Citation

Theodore Grover Collection of Autographs and Photographs of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Persons, MC 93. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Biography

Theodore Grover began his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as assistant janitor in 1878. In 1883 Grover became head janitor of the Walker Building and dedicated much of his time to the Rogers Laboratory, caring for the laboratory rooms and assisting with the transport of lecture apparatus. Grover was made superintendent of janitors and paymaster in 1902, superintendent of buildings in 1903, bank messenger in 1913, then went on to become chief assistant to MIT professor William Sedgwick.

Grover was well respected by the MIT community and recognized for his special talents beyond his job-related duties, including his skill in lettering and map making. He was known to put lecture notices on classroom blackboards that included illustrative maps and beautiful lettering.

Theodore Grover was also a trustee of the Revere Public Library and a member of the Revere Historical Society in Revere, Massachusetts. As a personal interest he collected autographs and signatures of well-known people. Since he was employed at the Institute for a number of years, he also obtained the autographs or signatures of many MIT-related people.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes autographs and photographs of MIT faculty members, administrators, and alumni, which were collected by Theodore Grover, related to his association as a staff member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Autographs have been pasted onto sheets of papers, and are often accompanied by photographs or images of the signatory. The collection is arranged alphabetically by last name, except for sheets containing multiple autographs, which are filed by the name of the person of the first signature on the page. Persons are members of faculty or staff unless otherwise noted.

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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

  2010

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 donor of the collection.

Provenance

This collection was given to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 1961 by Mrs. Harry Tomkinson, who was a niece of Theodore Grover. In 1978 it was transferred to the custody of the Institute Archives and Special Collections.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

All autographs except MIT-related ones were sold in 1981.

Separated Materials note

Newspaper clippings concerning the move of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus from Boston to Cambridge in 1916 comprise MIT collection AC 218.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Grover, Theodore

Subject(s)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--History.

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Bibliography

"Theodore Grover, an appreciation by Professor Cross." Technology Review, vol. 20, 1918, pp. 674-675.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Theodore Grover, correspondence and ledger pages 

1 1

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MIT Seal 

1 33

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Albers, Homer (2 autographs): Business Law, 1900-1918, 1920 

1 2

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Allen, Calvin Frank (1 autograph): Civil Engineering, 1887-1916; Emeritus Professor, 1916-1948 

1 45

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Andrews, Clement Walker (2 autographs): Chemistry, 1883-1895; Librarian, 1889-1895 

1 2 and 17

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Appleton, William Cornell (1 autograph): Class of 1901, Architect 

1 2

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Austin, Edward (1 autograph, 1 photograph): Merchant, MIT benefactor 

1 2

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Bailey, Frederick L. (1 autograph): Mathematics, 1891-1935; Emeritus Professor, 1935-1954 

1 3

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Bardwell, Fred L. (2 autographs): Chemistry, 1884-1911 

1 3 and 4

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Bartlett, Dana P. (2 autographs): Mathematics, 1886-1929; Acting Secretary of the Institute, 1906-1908; Emeritus Professor, 1929-1936 

1 4 and 36

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Barton, George H. (1 autograph), Drawing, 1880-1881; Geology, 1883-1904 

1 43

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Bates, Arlo (1 autograph): Engineering, 1893-1916; Emeritus Professor, 1916-1918 

1 38

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Baxter, William (1 autograph): Chemical Engineering, Class of 1912 

1 4

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Bigelow, Robert P. (1 autograph): Biology, 1893-1933; Librarian, 1895-1925, Emeritus Professor, 1933-1955 

1 5

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Blachstein, Joseph (1 autograph): Modern Languages, 1892-1916 

1 6

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Boos, Herman J. (2 autographs): Athletics, 1893-1899 

1 6

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Brown, William Felton (1 autograph): Architecture, 1894-1933; Emeritus Professor, 1933-1950 

1 6

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Bugbee, Edward E. (1 autograph): Minerals and Metal, 1900-1903, 1907-1941; Emeritus Professor, 1941-1949 

1 6

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Burrison, Henry K. (1 autograph): Drawing, 1877-1923 

1 6

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Burton, Alfred E. (1 autograph): Civil Engineering, 1882-1922; Dean of Students, 1902-1922; Emeritus Professor, 1922-1935 

1 45

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Chandler, Francis W. (2 autographs, 1 photograph): Architecture, 1869-1871, 1888-1911; Emeritus Professor, 1911-1926 

1 7 and 10

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Cheong, Mong Cham (1 autograph): Class of 1883 

1 7

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Clifford, Harry E. (2 autographs, 1 photograph): Physics, 1886-1902; Electrical Engineering, 1902-1909, 1914-1919 

1 7 and 8

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Cobb, Collier (1 autograph): Geology Instructor, 1890-1892 

1 9

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Crafts, James Mason (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1870-1880, 1892-1897; Corporation member, 1890-1917; President, 1897-1900 

1 9a

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Crosby, W. O. (1 autograph): Geology, 1875-1925 

1 36

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Cross, Charles R. (3 autographs, 1 photograph): Physics, 1870-1917; Emeritus Professor, 1917-1921 

1 9 and 10

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Currier, Charles F. A. (1 autograph): History, 1891-1919 

1 11

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Daly, Reginald A. (1 autograph): Geology, 1907-1915 

1 12

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Derby, A. L. F. (1 autograph): Secretary to President Pritchett 

1 12

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Despradelle, Constant Désiré (1 autograph, several photographs and additional items): Architecture, 1893-1912 

1 13

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Dewey, Davis R. (1 autograph): Economics, 1886-1933; Emeritus Professor, 1933-1942 

1 47

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Duncan, Louis (2 autographs): Electrical Engineering, 1902-1904 

1 12

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Easton, A. T. (2 autographs): Military Science, 1909-1910 

1 12

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Erhardt, Justus (1 autograph): Modern Languages, 1895-1917 

1 14

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Evans, Thomas (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1892-1894 

1 24

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Everett, Harold A. (1 autographed letter): Naval Engineering 

1 14

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Faunce, Linus (2 autographs): Drawing, 1884-1903 

1 11

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Fay, Henry (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1895-1925; Emeritus Professor, 1925-1939 

1 15

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Fogg, D. C. (1 autograph): Management, 1863-1864 

1 16

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Frost, Howard V. (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1882-1889 

1 24

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Gardner, Harry W. (2 autographed letters, 1 autograph): Naval Architecture, 1895-1943; Lecturer, Architecture, 1943-1944; Emeritus Professor, 1943-1954 

1 16 and 28

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George, N. R. (2 autographs): Mathematics, 1891-1936; Emeritus Professor, 1936-1941 

1 16

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Gills, Augustus H. (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1884-1887, 1890-1934; Emeritus Professor, 1934-1936 

1 3

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Goodwin, H. M. (1 autograph): Physics, 1890-1940; Dean of Graduate Students, 1926-1932; Dean of Graduate School, 1932-1940; Emeritus Professor, 1940-1949 

1 27

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Hart, Francis R. (2 autographs): Treasurer, 1907-1909, 1913-1921; Corporation member, 1909-1938 

1 16

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Hawthorne, Harry L. (2 autographs): Military Science, 1892-1894 

1 17

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Herrick, Robert W. (1 autograph, 1 photograph, and additional items): English, 1890-1893 

1 18

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Hirokawa, T. (1 autograph): Japanese student, 1900 

1 18

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Hoadley, J. C. (1 autograph): Corporation member, 1862-1886 

1 18

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Hofman, H. O. (2 autographs): Minerals and Metallurgy, 1886-1887, 1889-1922; Emeritus Professor, 1922-1924 

1 18 and 40

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Holman, Silas W. (1 autographed letter, 1 autograph, 1 photograph): Physics, 1876-1897; Emeritus Professor, 1897-1900 

1 19 and 47

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Homer, Eleazer B. (2 autographed letters, 1 autograph): Architecture, 1887-1915 

1 19

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Hosmer, G. L. (1 autograph): Civil Engineering, 1897-1934 

1 20

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Hough, Theodore (1 autograph): Biology, 1893-1903 

1 8

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Hovgaard, William (1 autograph, 1 photograph): Naval Architecture, 1901-1933; Emeritus Professor, 1933-1950 

1 21

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Humphreys, Walter (1 autographed letter, 1 autograph): Registrar, 1902-1922; Mechanical Engineering, 1907-1919; Secretary, 1929-1960 

1 21

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Jacques, William W. (1 autograph): Electrical Engineering, 1883-1891 

1 22

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Kanaly, Frank M. (1 autograph, 1 photograph): Physical Training, 1909-1923 

1 23

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Kastner, Charles (2 autographs, 1 autographed letter): Lowell School of Practical Design, 1872-1901 

1 23 and 24

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Kenison, E. (1 autograph): Drawing, 1893-1933; Emeritus Professor, 1933-1942 

1 23

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Kilham, Walter H. (1 autograph): Architecture, 1889-1891, 1899-1901 

1 23

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King, Ellen A. (1 autograph): Honorary member of the Alumni Association, 1931-1949 

1 25

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Knight, Albert M. (1 autograph, 1 autographed letter): Bursar, 1891-1902 

1 5 and 25

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Lambirth, J. R. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1884-1932; Emeritus Professor, 1932-1937 

1 25

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Langley, E. F. (1 autograph): Modern Languages, 1910-1944; Emeritus Professor, 1944-1954 

1 25

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Lanza, Gaetano (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1871-1911; Emeritus Professor, 1911-1928 

1 10

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Lawrence, William H. (2 autographs): Architecture,1891-1938; Emeritus professor, 1938-1958 

1 27

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Laws, F. A. (1 autograph): Physics, 1889-1894; Electrical Engineering, 1894-1932 

1 27

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Levermore, Charles H. (1 autograph): History, 1881-1889 

1 24

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Litchfield, I. W. (2 autographed letters): Editor, Technology Review, 1908-1917 

1 29

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Locke, Charles E. (1 autograph): Mining and Metallurgy, 1901-1940; Emeritus Professor, 1941-1948 

1 29

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Lodge, Richard W. (1 autograph): Minerals and Metallurgy, 1879-1880, 1886-1887, 1889-1907 

1 8

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Lowell, A. Lawrence (1 autographed letter): History, 1893-1894 

1 29

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Lowell, Augustus (2 autographs): Corporation member, 1873-1900 

1 29

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Lowell, Guy (1 autograph): Class of 1894; Architect, 1899-1912 

1 29

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Mackenzie, John D. (1 autograph): Geology, 1912-1916 

1 30

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Maclaurin, Richard C. (1 autograph and additional items): President, 1909-1920 

1 30

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Mead, S. W. (1 autograph): Architecture, 1893-1914 

1 30

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Melcher, Arthur C. (1 autographed letter): Chemistry, 1903-1920 

1 31

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Merrick, Theodore B. (1 autograph): School of Mechanic Arts, 1884-1887; Mechanical Engineering, 1887-1915 

1 31

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Merrill, Allyn L. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1885-1934; Secretary of the Faculty, 1906-1934; Acting Registrar, 1922-1923; Emeritus Professor, 1934-1941 

1 32

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Miller, Edward F. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1886-1933; Admissions Committee, 1920-1923 

1 32

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Munroe, James P. (1 autograph, 1 photograph): Secretary of the Faculty, 1884-1889; Editor, Technology Review, 1900-1908 

1 32

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Newell, William S. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1899-1901; Naval Architecture, 1901-1902 

1 28

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Nichols, Ernest F. (3 autographs, 3 photographs): President, 1921-1922 

1 34

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Niles, William H. (2 autographs): Geology, 1871-1902; Emeritus Professor, 1902-1910 

1 35

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Noyes, Arthur A. (4 autographs, 3 photographs): Chemistry, 1887-1888, 1890-1920; Acting President, 1907-1909 

1 35 and 36

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Page, N. C. (1 autograph): Physics, 1902-1945; Emeritus Professor, 1945-1955 

1 37

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Passano, Leonard M. (2 autographs): Mathematics, 1892-1936; Emeritus Professor, 1936-1943 

1 37

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Peabody, C. H. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1883-1893; Naval Architecture, 1893-1920; Emeritus Professor, 1920-1934 

1 38

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Porter, Dwight (1 autographed letter, 1 autograph): Mathematics, 1883-1885; Civil Engineering, 1885-1921; Emeritus Professor, 1922-1935 

1 49

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Pritchett, Henry S. (1 autograph, 1 photograph): President, 1900-1907 

1 41

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Puffer, William L (2 autographs): Physics, 1884-1931; Electrical Engineering, 1893-1906 

1 32 and 41

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Rambeau, Adolph (2 autographs): Modern Languages, 1899-1904 

1 42

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Richards , Ellen H. (Several autographs and additional items): First woman graduate, SB 1873; Chemistry, 1878-1911 

1 42

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Richards, Robert H. (Several autographs, photographs, and additional items): Class of 1868; Chemistry, 1868-1871; Mining and Metallurgy, 1871-1914; Emeritus Professor, 1914-1945 

1 42

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Riley, J. C. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1898-1942; Emeritus Professor, 1942 

1 43

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Ripley, W. Z. (1 autograph): Economics, 1893-1902 

1 43

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Robbins, A. G. (1 autograph): Civil Engineering, 1886-1932; Emeritus Professor, 1932-1947 

1 43

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Rogers, William Barton (1 autograph, 3 photographs): Founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; President, 1862-1870, 1879-1881 

1 44

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Rotch, Arthur Lawrence (1 autograph, 2 photographs): Architecture, 1883-1884 

1 44

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Runkle, John D. (1 autograph): President, 1870-1878 

1 44

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Schwamb, Peter (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1883-1911; Emeritus Professor, 1911-1928 

1 45

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Sedgwick, William T. (1 autograph, 2 autographed letters, additional item): Biology, 1883-1921 

1 46 and 47

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Shedd, Robert S. (2 autographs, 1 autographed letter): Architecture, 1892-1895 

1 48

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Skinner, J. J. (1 autograph): Mathematics, 1885-1904 

1 43

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Smith, Harrison W. (1 autograph): Physics, 1898-1901; Electrical Engineering, 1901-1919 

1 28

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Smith, J. W. (1 autograph): Mechanical Engineering, 1897-1902 

1 48

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Smith, W. Lincoln (1 autographed letter): Physics, 1890-1894; Electrical Engineering, 1894-1904 

1 49

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Spear, E. B. (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1906-1920 

1 49

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Spofford, C. M. (1 autograph): Civil Engineering, 1896-1905, 1909-1940; Emeritus Professor, 1940-1963 

1 49

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Stanwood, J. H. (2 autographs): Civil Engineering, 1888-1896 

1 49

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Swain, G. F. (2 autographs): Civil Engineering, 1881-1909, 1914-1919 

1 10 and 49

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Sumner, J. O. (1 autograph): Architecture, 1894-1933; Emeritus Professor, 1933-1938 

1 27

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Talbot, Henry P. (2 autographs, 1 photograph): Chemistry, 1885-1888, 1890-1922; Admissions Committee, 1920-1922; Dean of Students, 1921-1927 

1 40 and 51

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Tyler, Harry W. (1 autograph): Mathematics, 1884-1930; Secretary of the Faculty, 1889-1890, 1891-1906; Emeritus Professor, 1930-1938 

1 38

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Vogel, Frank (2 autographs): Modern Languages, 1888-1931; Emeritus Professor, 1931-1932 

1 32 and 51

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Walker, Francis Amasa (4 autographs, 3 photographs, and additional items): President, 1881-1897 

1 51

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Walker, William H. (1 autograph): Chemistry, 1894-1900, 1902-1911; Chemical Engineering, 1911-1921, 1923-1934 

1 48

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Warren, C. H. (1 autograph): Geology, 1902-1922 

1 52

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Webster, A. G. (1 autograph): Physicist, Lowell Institute Lecturer, 1893 

1 52

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Wendell, George V. (1 autograph, 2 autographed letters, 1 photograph): Physics, 1892-1907 

1 39 and 52

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Wheeler, Fred (1 autographed note, 1 photograph): Military Science, 1904-1909 

1 53

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White, Franklin W. (2 autographs): Biology, 1890-1892 

1 53

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Whitehouse, Albert (1 autograph): Physical Training, 1891-1893 

1 53

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Wigglesworth, George (1 autograph): Treasurer, 1891-1907; Corporation member, 1891-1930 

1 53

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Willard, Charles F. (1 autographed letter): Naval Architecture, 1902-1907 

1 54

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Williams, Francis H. (2 autographs): Class of 1873 

1 52 and 54

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Woodbridge, S. H. (1 autograph, 1 autographed note): Physics, 1883-1914; Emeritus Professor, 1914-1926 

1 3 and 50

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Woodbury, Charles H. (1 autographed letter): Art student, 1886 

1 50

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