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.


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

Photograph of Jay Forrester with Whirlwind staff…

Archives & MIT history

Discussion: Scientific imaging for artwork & other cultural heritage materials

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


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…

Preservation & conservation

Bound by Hand–Bookbindings created in the Libraries’ Conservation Lab

Today is the first day of two Individual Activity Program (IAP) classes the conservation lab is offering. Participants are learning how to transform paper, cloth, board,…

Art & architecture & planning

Exploring tools for digital archives

Curious about how the MIT Libraries are working to archive and preserve the digital record and primary sources for the Institute? Check out Digital Archivist Kari Smith’s…

Archives & MIT history

IAP 2014: Culture, Arts, and Society

Join the MIT Libraries for a series of classes on topics that range from letterlocking to the music of the Arab Spring. Some classes require registration.


Halloween treat: Monster Book of Monsters’ transformation

There have been spooky happenings in the Maihaugen Gallery this Halloween. A medieval chant book, originally from the fifteenth or sixteenth century, has inexplicably transformed into a Harry…

Archives & MIT history

Lewis Music Library launches Music at MIT Oral History Collection website

A new library resource, the Music at MIT Oral History Collection, brings the history of music at MIT to life through in-depth video and audio interviews with MIT…