Guardians of the MIT Community

Barbara Haven, Raymond Roberts, and Robert…

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“Be Thou the Advocate…”

Happy Charter Day, MIT! On this day,…

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Help identify MIT Banjo Club of ca.1893

Is one of these players your ancestor? Help identify members of MIT’s Banjo Club of ca.1893, the picture hanging outside the Lewis Music Library!

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The origins of MIT’s Specifications for Thesis Preparation

As the deadline for submitting theses for…

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Preservation Week, April 29–May 1: Explore the art and science of preserving cultural heritage

Join us for a variety of events that highlight the importance of preserving cultural heritage materials during National Preservation...


Improving Water Quality in 19th Century Massachusetts

A recent MIT news spotlight on research for detecting bacteria brought to mind 19th century research on water quality in Massachusetts.

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New Exhibit: Thanks for the memory: 50+ years of computing at MIT

Photograph of Jay Forrester with Whirlwind staff…

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Discussion: Scientific imaging for artwork & other cultural heritage materials

Discussion: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 11:00 am, 14N-132 (DIRC) Detail:…

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Thanks, MIT music, for your dulcet tones.

This week was an all-things-MIT-Music for the conservation lab. We de-installed the “Noteworthy Connections” exhibition in the Maihaugen Gallery  featuring the music treasures…

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