Created to celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary in 2011, 150 Years in the Stacks is a look at MIT through the prism of its library collections. Think of it as a tour through the MIT Libraries’ open stacks and offsite storage areas, with a side trip to its closed-stack rare collections and an occasional glimpse into the vault.
The MIT Libraries have been around nearly as long as the Institute itself, and now hold over 3 million printed volumes, plus another 3 million items in other formats. It goes without saying that there is some very interesting stuff in there.
Visit the 150 Years in the Stacks blog to find out more about the project.