use the Archives?
are some of the resources in the Archives?
publications, such as
Reports of/to the President, 1871 to the present
catalogs, 1865 to the present
Review, 1899 to the present (indexed through 1972)
publications from MIT offices, departments, and labs
of MIT administrative offices, departments, centers,
of many former MIT faculty members
theses, 1868 to the present
can the Archives staff do for you?
find answers to specific questions
you while you conduct more thorough research in the collections
with research for department celebrations and anniversaries,
exhibits, and committee projects
tours of the Archives for MIT students, staff, and alumni/ae
with faculty and students on MIT class projects requiring use
of unpublished sources
with faculty and students about using collections
in the Institute Archives and Special Collections
do you contact the Archives?
the Archives is checked several times daily
(617.253.5690) or fax (617.258.7305) time sensitive requests
address follow-up correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org, rather
than to individual staff members, who may be away from the office.
there other locations on or off campus where you can find answers
to your questions?
else should you know about using the Archives?
MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections receives questions
from around the world, but questions from the MIT community will
be given highest priority
will discuss research assistance time beyond the one-hour limit
for MIT faculty and administration on a case-by-case basis.
of our collections are stored off site and usually require 24-48
hours to retrieve. Delivery may be delayed by inclement weather.
We encourage you to order your collections one week in advance.
of our collections have restrictions on access because they are
unprocessed or due to restrictive donor agreements and MIT access
our web site to learn more about how we can help you!