MIT’s Monuments Men

We are pleased to note that MIT alumni served with the World War II “Monuments Men” to save cultural treasures. Here is information about two of them. Joseph “Paul” Gardner [caption…

Archives & MIT history

Poetry in the Archives

For National Poetry Month, a poem from MIT faculty papers housed in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.

Archives & MIT history

The art and science of letterlocking

Long before email, text,…

Preservation & conservation

Guardians of the MIT Community

Barbara Haven, Raymond Roberts, and Robert…

Archives & MIT history

“Be Thou the Advocate…”

Happy Charter Day, MIT! On this day,…

Archives & MIT history

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!


The origins of MIT’s Specifications for Thesis Preparation

As the deadline for submitting theses for…

Archives & MIT history

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...

Social sciences

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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