MIT Libraries Archives Site Index Archives Search MIT Libraries | Archives Site Index | Archives Search
Institute Archives | Research Help |Managing Your Records |MIT History |About Us
Institute Archives & Special Collections |About Us


Archives home

About the

Contact information



to MIT


About the Archives

The Institute Archives and Special Collections serves as the "memory" of MIT, collecting and preserving records that document MIT's history and the people who have been a part of that history. The collections include both published and unpublished materials in various formats.

The following are among the subjects documented in the collections:

  • The founding and growth of MIT
  • The work and discoveries of MIT's faculty and students
  • Current issues of the Institute and their evolution
  • The development of modern science and technology and its impact on society
  • The role of scientists and engineers in the formation of US science policy
  • MIT's influence in the world beyond the Cambridge campus

The collections:

The research materials in the Institute Archives are complemented by the collections at the MIT Museum.

Department goals:

  • To support the administration, research, and teaching of the MIT community.
  • To encourage the use of its collections by researchers outside the Institute.
  • To administer MIT's Records Management Program and advise administrative and academic offices on records-keeping practices for non-permanent records.

A list of works produced using our collections includes books, articles, reports, dissertations, television programs, and exhibits created by an international roster of scholars, including members of the MIT community.


MIT Libraries MIT MIT Libraries   

© 2000 MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology