Category: Archives & MIT history

Author event: Patrick Gabridge

Author event: Patrick Gabridge

September 30, 2015 5:30pm

Playwright, novelist, and MIT alum reads from and discusses his most recent work

Who: Patrick Gabridge What: A reading and discussion of his recent book, Steering to Freedom:from Slave to Civil War Hero Where: Rm 2-105 Sponsored by: The MIT...

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Welcome Émilie, Madame Newton

Welcome Émilie, Madame Newton

Rare Books Program acquires important first edition

The MIT Libraries now have a rare book acquisitions fund, and our initial purchase is a knockout. There is only one complete French translation...

Archives & MIT history
All fours

All fours

New "Quadrupedia" exhibit open in Maihaugen Gallery

Our latest exhibit, Quadrupedia: The Animal Kingdom Considered, has just opened in the Maihaugen Gallery (14N-130). Come take a look at how our four-footed...

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AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

AKDC collaboration brings 1959 recordings of Moroccan music to Archnet

Between 1959 and 1962 the American author and composer, Paul Bowles, traveled Morocco to collect samples of the Moroccan soundscape. Half a century later,...

Preservation & conservation
MIT woman was 1 in 300

MIT woman was 1 in 300

Mary Elsa Rice '15 made history a century ago

As Commencement 2015 approaches, we look back 100 years to the Class of 1915 and its lone woman graduate who made history at MIT....

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Mosques in the United States: A Tribute to Dr. Omar Khalidi

Mosques in the United States: A Tribute to Dr. Omar Khalidi

A scholar and a librarian, Dr. Omar Khalidi (d. 2010) served as the Librarian for Islamic Architecture at MIT from 1983-2010.  Over the years...

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Wild things

Wild things

Amazing animals in library collections

Animals have always fascinated humans: for centuries we’ve taxonomized, anatomized, and sometimes anthropomorphized our fellow creatures. Several animal species have been domesticated and bred...

 Bibliotech

Staff Profile: Jessica Venlet

Digital Archives Fellow

Jessica Venlet arrived at MIT in October 2014 to begin a two-year fellowship with the Libraries in the area of digital archives. She came...

 Bibliotech
Featured Special Collection: Howe, Manning & Almy papers

Featured Special Collection: Howe, Manning & Almy papers

Collection documents the lives and work of Boston’s first female architects

Drawing was considered an essential skill for late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century architects, and was part of the curriculum at the Institute. MIT-trained Eleanor Manning...

 Bibliotech