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The following list of books and other publications has been compiled to guide those interested in MIT's history. For further information about MIT, please explore the Archives' web site.

A GOOD PLACE TO START: A short list of sources

THE LONG LIST: This is not a comprehensive bibliography; it is a work in progress. Suggestions for additions are welcome.

History (General) | History (Departments/Programs) | MIT Presidents | MIT Culture | MIT Spaces | Reports and Proceedings | Women and Minorities | MIT and World Wars I and II | Oral Histories | Institute Web Resources

MIT Libraries' catalog (Barton) call numbers follow the citations; a search by call number will give all MIT Libraries locations. Sources without call numbers are available in the Institute Archives reading room, if not otherwise noted.

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HISTORY (General) Return to top

Stratton, Julius A., and Loretta H. Mannix. Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT. Cambridge, MIT Press, 2005.
[An account of the origins, founding, and early years of MIT.]

Wylie, Francis E. M.I.T. in Perspective: A Pictorial History of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, 1975.
T171.M422.W9
[The only general history of MIT. Though missing the last quarter of the 20th century, it gives a good overview of the Institute.]

Prescott, Samuel C. When M.I.T. Was "Boston Tech," 1861-1916. Cambridge, Mass.: Technology Press, 1954.
T171.M422.P933
[The story of MIT's early history, up to the move to Cambridge. A relatively easy read.]

Founding documents of MIT,
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/founding.html
[Digital copies of important historical MIT documents.]

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A Brief Account of Its Foundation, Character, and Equipment. Boston: Published by the Institute for use at the St. Louis Exposition, 1904.
T171.M4225 1904

Bruce, James L. "The Rogers Building and Huntington Hall." Proceedings of the Bostonian Society and Report of the Annual Meeting, January 21, 1941, pp. 29-38.

MIT's move from Boston to Cambridge in June 1916.

Mid-century; The Social Implications of Scientific Progress. Verbatim account of the discussion held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the occasion of its Mid-century Convocation, March 31, April 1 and April 2, 1949. Edited and annotated by John E. Burchard. Published jointly by the Technology Press, Cambridge, and Wiley, New York, 1950.
Q101.M627

Mid-Century Convocation, 1949.
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/midcentury/

Maslanka, John S. “A Century of Technology.” Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1961.
T171.M422.M37
[A reprint of a special supplement appearing in Technique, 1961.]

MIT 125 Years. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1986.
T171.M422.M35 1986
[A booklet produced by MIT’s Quasquicentennial Committee and the Alumni Association giving a brief history of MIT and a timeline.]

Cambridge and MIT: Chronologies. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Museum; Office of Government and Community Relations; Public Service Center; Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, 1992.
T171.M422.C36 1992
[Booklet depicting the timeline on the platform of the Kendall/MIT Redline T stop.]

OpenDOOR: Ideas and Voices from MIT. "History and Culture," November/December 2002.
http://alumweb.mit.edu/opendoor/200211/
[Information and links divided into "Tools of History," "Through a Cultural Lens," and "MIT's Historic Path."]

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HISTORY (Departments/Programs) Return to top

Guttig, John V. Guttag ed. The Electron and the Bit: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1902-2002. Cambridge, Mass.: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT, 2005.
[A collection of materials assembled in honor of the centennial of the department, tied together by text written by Paul Penfield, Dugald Jackson Professor of Electical Engineering.]

Mattill, John. The Flagship Diversified, 1991-2004: The David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT, 2004.

Abelmann, Walter H., ed. The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology: The First 25 Years 1970-1995. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by the Harvard University Press, 2004.
R747.H3.H355 2004

Blackmer, Donald L. M. The MIT Center for International Studies: The Founding Years, 1951-1969. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Center for International Studies, 2002.
T171.M4224.I586 2002

Levey, Debbie, ed. The Only Constant Is Change: 135 Years of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Millennium Colloquium and Alumni Day, March 19-22, 2000. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2000.

XIII-A, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: One Hundred Years. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Department of Ocean Engineering, 2000.
T171.M4224.O248 2000

Garfinkel, Simson. Architects of the Information Society: 35 Years of the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
QA76.36.M37.G36 1999

Freeman, Eva C., ed. MIT Lincoln Laboratory: Technology in the National Interest. Lexington, Mass.: Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995.
T178.M414.M365 1995

Goldblith, Samuel A. Of Microbes and Molecules: Food Technology, Nutrition and Applied Biology at M.I.T., 1873-1988. Trumbull, Conn.: Food & Nutrition Press, 1995.
TP370.7.G65 1995.

Mattill, John. The Flagship: The M.I.T. School of Chemical Engineering Practice, 1916-1991. Cambridge, Mass.: David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT, 1991.
T171.M4224.C475 1991

Reintjes, J. Francis. Numerical Control: Making a New Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
TJ1189.R37 1991
[Servomechanisms Laboratory/Electronic Systems Laboratory]

Bever, Michael B. Metallurgy and Materials Science and Engineering at MIT: 1865-1988. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1988.
T171.M422.M48 1988

Brand, Stewart. The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.
T171.M49.B73 1988

Chewning, John Andrew. "William Robert Ware and the Beginnings of Architectural Education in the United States, 1861-1881." Ph.D. dissertation, MIT, 1986.

Wildes, Karl. A Century of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, 1882-1982. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985.
T171.M49.W54 1985

The History of Electrical Engineering at MIT, with Professor Karl Wildes and John Fitch [videorecording].
VIDEO 171.M49.H5

Nuclear Engineering at M.I.T.: The First 25 Years. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1984.
T171.M422.N78 1984

Liepmann, Klaus. "Music at M.I.T.: A Short History of Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Unpublished, 1980.
T171.M423.L5

Redmond, Kent C., and Thomas M. Smith. Project Whirlwind: The History of a Pioneer Computer. Bedford, Mass.: Digital Press, 1980.

The Improbable Achievement: Chemical Engineering at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1979.
TP172.M3.M33 1979

Shrock, Robert Rakes. Geology at M.I.T., 1865-1965: A History of the First Hundred Years of Geology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1977.
QE47.M4.S53

R.L.E.: 1946 + 20. Cambridge, Mass.: Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, 1966.
T171.M42a.R48 1966
[Essays on the history of the lab by its directors and staff.]

Shillaber, Caroline. Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning, 1861-1961: A Hundred Year Chronicle. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1963.
NA2300.M41.S556

A History of the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at the M.I.T., 1865-1933. Cambridge, Mass.: Technology Press, 1933.
T171.M49.H57

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MIT PRESIDENTS Return to top

Terms of the presidents and links to brief biographies
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/histories-offices/ pres.html

Inaugural Addresses of MIT Presidents
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/inaugurations

William Barton Rogers
Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers
, edited by his wife [Emma Savage Rogers]. 2 vols. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1896.
T171.M4217 | Full-text online

John Daniel Runkle
“John Daniel Runkle and His Share in the Development of Technology.” Technique 1901, pp. 37-59.

Tyler, H. W. “John Daniel Runkle, 1822-1902.” Technology Review 4 (July 1902): 277-306.

Francis Amasa Walker
Munroe, James Phinney. A Life of Francis Amasa Walker. New York: Henry Holt, 1923.
T171.M4217 1882.M968

James Mason Crafts
“President Crafts to the Alumni,” Annual Dinner, December 29, 1899. Technology Review 2 (January 1900): 30-39.

Crafts, James Mason. “Address on Behalf of the Faculty.” Technology Review 3 (January 1901): 36-49.
[Address at the inauguration of Henry Smith Pritchett.]

[MIT Corporation’s] Memorial to President Crafts. Technology Review 20 (January 1918): 58.

Henry Smith Pritchett
Inaugural address
, “The Educated Man and the State,” October 24, 1900. Technology Review 3 (1901): 55-74.

Flexner, Abraham. Henry S. Pritchett, a Biography. New York: Columbia University Press, 1943.

Richard Cockburn Maclaurin
Inaugural address
, June 7, 1909. Technology Review 11 (1909): 327-334.

Pearson, Henry Greenleaf. Richard Cockburn Maclaurin: President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1909-1920. New York: Macmillan, 1937.
T171.P361

Ernest Fox Nichols
Inaugural address
, June 8, 1921. Technology Review 23 (1921): 321-326.

Samuel Wesley Stratton
“The Effect of Science in the Evolution of Industry,”
May 11, 1923. Technology Review 25 (July 1923): 421-423.

Karl Taylor Compton
Inaugural address
, June 6, 1930. Technology Review 32 (July 1930): 436-438, 465-466.

Compton, Karl T. A Scientist Speaks; excerpts from addresses by Karl Taylor Compton during the years 1930-1949 when he was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: Undergraduate Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955.
Q171.C738

Stratton, Julius A. “Karl Taylor Compton: Educator and Administrator.” Technology Review 57 (December 1954): 85-86.

Killian, James R., Jr. “Karl Taylor Compton: The Man.” Technology Review 57 (December 1954): 87-88, 116, 118.

Resolutions of the MIT Corporation [on KTC’s death]. Technology Review 57 (November 1954): 12.

James Rhyne Killian
Inaugural address
, “Obligations and Ideals of an Institute of Technology,” April 2, 1949 Technology Review 51 (May 1949): 429-432, 434, 436, 438, 440.

Killian, James Rhyne. The Education of a College President: A Memoir. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985.
T171.M495.K543 1985
[Memoir of MIT's 10th president and his excursions into the public sector.]

Killian, James Rhyne. Sputnik, Scientists, and Eisenhower: A Memoir of the First Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982.
Q143.K42.A37 1982

James Killian Memorial Service booklet [includes excerpts of comments].

Julius Adams Stratton
Inaugural address
, June 15, 1959. Technology Review 61 (July 1959): 475-479.

Science and the Educated Man: Selected Speeches of Julius A. Stratton, with a foreword by Elting E. Morison. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1966.
Q181.S911
[Includes his inaugural address delivered June 15, 1959; Centennial Convocation address delivered at MIT, April 9, 1961; and several MIT commencement speeches; as well as speeches outside the Institute.]

Obituary. MIT Tech Talk, June 29, 1994. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/1994/jun29/37367.html

“In Memoriam.” Research Laboratory of Electronics web page
http://rleweb.mit.edu/rlestaff/p-straj-ob.htm

Julius Stratton Memorial Service booklet [includes excerpts of comments].

Howard Wesley Johnson
Inaugural address
, “The University of the Future,” October 7, 1966. Technology Review 69 (November 1966): 19-21, 24. Also Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Office of Public Relations, 1966.
T171.M49.J67

Warsh, David. “A Tribute to MIT's Howard Johnson.” Boston Globe article, June 1, 1999.
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/1999/jun09/johnson.html

Johnson, Howard Wesley. Holding the Center: Memoirs of a Life in Higher Education. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.
T171.M49.J62 1999
[Autobiography of MIT's 12th president with particular attention to his and MIT's coping with issues surrounding the Vietnam War. Book contains biographical index to MIT names.]

Jerome Bert Wiesner
Inaugural address
, “Science, Technology and the Quality of Life,” October 7, 1971. Technology Review74 (December 1971): 15-18.

“A Random Walk through the Twentieth Century.” [electronic resource] Cambridge: MIT, 1996.
CDROM T171.M422.R38 1996
[About the life and contributions of Jerome B. Wiesner, 1915-1994]

Rosenblith, Walter A., ed. Jerry Wiesner: Scientist, Statesman, Humanist: Memories and Memoirs. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003.
TK140.W54.J47 2003
[Recently published book consisting of an unfinished memoir of MIT’s 13th president, and others’ reminiscences.]

Obituary. MIT News Office, October 26, 1994.
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/tt/1994/oct26/38414.html

“In Memoriam.” Research Laboratory of Electronics web page
http://rleweb.mit.edu/rlestaff/p-wiesj-ob.htm

Jerome Wiesner Memorial Service booklet [includes excerpts of comments].

Laya Wiesner Memorial Service booklet [includes excerpts of comments].

Paul Edward Gray
Inaugural address
, "Preserving Our Focus and Transforming Our Programs," September 26, 1980. Technology Review 83 (November-December 1980): A10-A13. Also in The Sun Shines on Our 14th President. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Alumni Association, 1980.

“The Paul Gray Years.” MIT Spectrum, Spring 1990.

Remembering the Paul Gray Years." Technology Review 94 (January 1991): MIT11-MIT17.

“MIT Corporation Chairman Paul E. Gray to Complete Service as Chairman in June 1997, Will Continue to Teach and Advise Undergraduates.” MIT News Office, June 7, 1996.
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/1996/42532.html

"A Prespective on Change: An Interview with Paul Gray, '54." Technology Review 100 (July 1997): MIT1-MIT5.
[Interviewed by Susan Lewis, Technology Review senior editor.]

Charles Marstiller Vest

Inaugural address, May 10, 1991. Tech Talk, May 15, 1991, pp. 9-10. and
http://web.mit.edu/president/communications/inaug-6-91.html

Watts, Lisa. “Priorities for the New President.” Technology Review 93 (November-December1990): MIT9-MIT19.
[Interviews with faculty regarding Vest appointment.]

Manning, Kenneth R., ed. MIT: Shaping the Future. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1991.
T171.M4248.M3 1991
[Collection of essays commemorating the inauguration of President Vest.]

Profile. The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, May 28, 2000.

Profile, list of speeches and interviews. MIT News Office.
http://web.mit.edu/president/communications/

Vest, Charles M. Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press October 2004. [http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262220725]

MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years. [Timeline.] MIT News Office.

Susan Hockfield

Inaugural address, May 6, 2005
http://web.mit.edu/hockfield/speeches/2005-inaugural-address.html
PDF version

Keynote address, Massachusetts Energy Summit, December 13, 2006
http://web.mit.edu/hockfield/speeches/2006-energy-summit.html

Link to other speeches and essays, biographical information, news articles
http://web.mit.edu/hockfield/index.html

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MIT CULTURE Return to top

Exhibits from collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections about sports, summer excursions, exams, theatricals, and more... http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/exhibits-by-subject.html

Garvin, Robert V. We Were Young Then: The Founding of the MIT Rugby Club. The MIT Rugby Club, 2004. [Available through the MIT Press Bookstore.]

Peterson, T. F. Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003.
T171.M49.P48 2003

MIT Hack Gallery.
http://hacks.mit.edu

Williams, Rosalind H. Retooling: A Historian Confronts Technological Change. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002.
T173.8.W55
[Current STS Department Head and former Dean of Undergraduates Williams reflects on the changing culture of MIT.]

Onorato, Joseph, and Mark Schupack.Tech Model Railroad Club at MIT: The First Fifty Years. Tech Model Railroad Club, 2002. [Available through the MIT Press Bookstore.]

White, Pepper, The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
TJ140.W45.A3
[An undergraduate's view of life at MIT.]

Haverson, Ira, and Tiffany Fulton-Pearson, eds., "Is This The Way To Baker House?" A Compendium of MIT Hacking Lore. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Museum, MIT, 1996.
T171.M49.I8 1996

Hapgood, Fred. Up the Infinite Corridor: MIT and the Technical Imagination. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1993.
T171.M49.H37 1993
[A look into the creative mindset of MIT. The author uses some MIT research to follow the thinking of MIT faculty, staff and students.]

Leibowitz, Brian M. The Journal of the Institute for Hacks, Tomfoolery & Pranks at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Museum, 1990.
T171.M49.L45 1990

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MIT SPACES Return to top

Jarzombek, Mark. Designing MIT: Bosworth's New Tech. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Joyce, Nancy E. Building Stata: The Design and Construction of Frank O. Gehry's Stata Center at MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004.
T171.M4238.R395 2004

Simha, O. Robert. MIT Campus Planning, 1960-2000: An Annotated Chronology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Office of the Executive Vice President, 2001.
T171.M423.S56 2001
[A chronicle of campus building in the latter half of the 20th century, written by long-time MIT planner Robert Simha.]

MIT Housing 1916-1997: A Chronology of Events, Reports and Other Publications. 1998.
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/housing.html

“MIT in Cambridge, Mass.: Past, Present and Future.” [videorecording] Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Planning Office, 1994.
VIDEO T171.M423.M573 1994

Art and Architecture at MIT: A Walking Tour of the Campus. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, Committee on the Visual Arts, 1988.
N528.A77 1988

Outdoor Sculpture at MIT. [A walking tour - Public art collection map (pdf)]

Lawrence, Juan Marcos. “A Historical and Social Assessment of the Main Academic Buildings on the M.I.T. Campus.” 1981.
T171.M423.L38

Names on MIT Buildings Around Killian Court
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/names/

Early maps of Boston and Cambridge MIT campuses
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/maps/

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REPORTS AND PROCEEDINGS Return to top

Report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons to the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 2006
http://web.mit.edu/committees/edcommons/documents/task_force_report.html
[This site includes a link to the full report as well as the background of the Task Force and related information.]

Report of the Energy Research Council, May 3, 2006
http://web.mit.edu/erc/docs/erc-report-060502.pdf
[The Task Force was charged with exploring how MIT can help meet the global energy challenge]

In the Public Interest: Report of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on Access to and Disclosure of Scientific Information, appointed by the Provost and the Chair of the Faculty. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002.
http://web.mit.edu/faculty/reports/publicinterest.pdf
T171.M4199.R35 2002

Cohen, Joshua, and Kenneth R. Manning, eds. Asking the Right Questions: A Colloquium Celebrating the 50th Anniversary, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Cambridge, Mass.: School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT, 2001.

Task Force on Student Life and Learning. Final report, 1998. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1998.
T171.M424.T37 1998
http://web.mit.edu/committees/sll/
[The Task Force was charged with a review of the educational mission of MIT from its founding; included are graduate student, undergraduate, and faculty perspectives.]

MIT: The Impact of Innovation: Bank Boston Special Report, 1997.

Final Report of the ROTC Task Force, March 1996.
http://web.mit.edu/committees/rotc/

Dertouzos, Michael L., Richard K. Lester, and Robert M. Solow. Made in America: Regaining the Productive Edge. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press,1989.
HC110.I52.M34 1989
[Report of the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity.]

Creative Renewal in a Time of Crisis. Report of the Commission on MIT Education, November 1970.
T171.M42g.C82
[The Commission, which included 8 faculty members and 4 students, looked broadly at education and society, including undergraduate education at MIT.]

Allen, Jonathan, ed. March 4: Scientists, Students, and Society. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1970.
Q125.M315
[A record of a series of talks and panel discussions sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists at MIT and held on March 3 and 4, 1969.]

Snyder, Benson R. The Hidden Curriculum. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1973.
LB2322.S675 1973
[Based on interviews with MIT undergraduate students.]

Government Supported Research at MIT, an Historical Survey beginning with World War II, the Origins of the Instrumentation and Lincoln Laboratories, a staff report prepared for reference purposes. Office of the Chairman of the Corporation, May 1969.

MIT. Review Panel on Special Laboratories (aka Pounds Panel). Final Report, October, 1969. Cambridge, 1969.
T178.M414.A5 1969w
[The Panel was formed in April 1969 to examine relationships between MIT and Lincoln Lab and MIT and the Instrumentation Lab.]

MIT Committee on Educational Survey (aka Lewis Committee). Report to the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Mass.: Technology Press, MIT, 1949.
T171.M42k.C72 1949
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/histories-offices/ lewis-com.html

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WOMEN AND MINORITIES Return to top

Women at MIT

“A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT: how a committee on women faculty came to be established by the Dean of the School of Science, what the committee and the Dean learned and accomplished, and recommendations for the future." Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1999.
T171.M4199.S78 1999

“Barriers to Equality in Academia: Women in Computer Science at M.I.T.” Cambridge, Mass, 1983.
LC1758.M4.B3 1983

Keller, Evelyn Fox. “New Faces in Science and Technology: A Study of Women Students at M.I.T.” 1981.
T171.M424.K45 1981

Ruina, Edith. Women in Science and Technology: A Report on the Workshop on Women in Science and Technology, held May 21, 22, and 23, 1973, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by the MIT Press, 1973.

Kannenberg, Susan Lippman. “100 Years of Women at MIT; Preliminary Report of a Survey of Former M.I.T. Women Sudents.” Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1973.
T171.M475.K16

Women and the Scientific Professions: The MIT Symposium on American Women in Science and Engineering. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1967.
HQ1397.M414 1964B

Technology Women. Compiled by the Registration Committee, M.I.T. Women's Association. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1916.
LC1758.M4.T43 1916

Ellen Swallow Richards (MIT's first female graduate, 1873).
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/esr/

Blacks at MIT

Williams, Clarence G. Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
T171.M49.W55 2001
[Result of hundreds of oral history interviews. This large volume includes interviews with students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff. CD-ROM includes interviews in addition to those in the book. See also Blacks at MIT Project, from which this book resulted.]

Robert Robinson Taylor (MIT's first black graduate, 1892).
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/blacks-at-mit/ taylor.html

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MIT AND WORLD WARS I and II Return to top

“MIT's Building 20: The Magical Incubator.” [videorecording]
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1998.
VIDEO T171.M4238.B86 1998

“Celebrating the History of Building 20”
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/building20/

Buderi, Robert. The Invention that Changed the World: How a Small Group of Radar Pioneers Won the Second World War and Launched a Technological Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
TK6574.2.B84 1996

Five Years at the Radiation Laboratory. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 1991.
QC475.F565 1991
[Originally presented to members of the Radiation Laboratory by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946.]

Guerlac, Henry. Radar in World War II. 2 vols. Los Angeles: Tomash; New York: American Institute of Physics, 1987.
D810.R33.G84 1987

Burchard, John E. Q. E. D.; M. I. T. in World War II. New York: J. Wiley, 1948.
D810.E45.M3.B947

Technology's War Record. Cambridge, Mass., 1920.
D639.E4.M35 1920
[Published by the War Records Committee of the Alumni Association of the Massachusetts of Technology.]

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ORAL HISTORIES Return to top

Women in Science and Engineering. MIT Oral History Program, 1976-1977. Includes interviews with MIT professors Mildred Dresselhaus (now Institute Professor), Vera Kistiakowsky (now Professor Emerita), and Sheila Widnall (now Institute Professor).
Institute Archives, collection number MC 86.

Ocean Engineering. MIT Oral History Program, 1976-1977. Includes interviews with Arthur Baggeroer, Dean A. Horn, and Alfred A. H. Keil, key figures involved in Ocean Engineering at MIT.
Institute Archives, collection number MC 89.

Computers at MIT. MIT Oral History Program, 1976-1977. Includes interviews with MIT professors Jay W. Forrester and Harold L. Hazen about Project Whirlwind and related subjects.
Institute Archives, collection number MC 131.

Oral history project conducted in the 1980s by Walter A. Rosenblith (provost) and Elting Morison (historian) about developments at MIT after 1940. Includes interviews with Jerome Wiesner, H. Guyford Stever, James Killian, Francis Schmitt, Gordon Brown, Howard Johnson, Paul Gray, Manson Benedict, Harold Edgerton, and Jerrold Zacharias.
In the papers of Walter A. Rosenblith, Institute Archives, collection number MC 55.

MIT Alumnae Oral History Collection. Ongoing.
Institute Archives, collection number MC 356.

Index to other MIT-related oral histories, both at MIT and elsewhere, at http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/oral-history/ index.html.

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INSTITUTE WEB RESOURCES Return to top

News Office
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/
[Good source of up-to-date information about faculty achievements and awards, local and global--Killian Award, Edgerton Award, Nobel Prizes.]

MIT Libraries Virtual Reference Collection
http://libraries.mit.edu/virtualref
[Links to reliable dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, and other reference materials on the web.]

MIT World
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video_index.php
[Video of a variety of presentations, symposia, etc., at MIT.]

MIT Press
http://mitpress.mit.edu/

MIT Museum
http://web.mit.edu/museum/

 

 



 


 



 

 


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