MIT'S Building 20: A Bibliography


Beam, Alex. "A Building With Soul." The Boston Globe, 29 June 1988, page 49.

Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built. NY: Viking, 1994. [SEE: Chapter 3, "'Nobody Cares What You Do In There': The Low Road".]

Buderi, Robert. The Invention That Changed the World. New York: Simon & Schuster: 1995.

Garfinkel, Simson. "Building 20: The Procreative Eyesore." Technology Review, 94 (November/December 1991): MIT 8- MIT 13.

Hapgood, Fred. Up the Infinite Corridor: MIT and the Technical Imagination. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992. [SEE: pp. 67-70 for information about the Radiation Laboratory, and Chapter 6, "The Tech Model Railroad Club."]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Five Years at the Radiation Laboratory. Cambridge: [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], 1946. Reissued as part of the 1991 IEEE MTT-s International Microwave Symposium, Boston, Mass. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, c 1991.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Planning Office. MIT Building Data: Academic Facilities a Documentary of M.I.T. Owned and Leased Academic Facilities. [Cambridge, Mass.]: the Office of Facilities Management Systems, [1987].


MIT. Office of the President; Records, 1930-1959 (Compton- Killian). AC 4. MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections.

MIT. Committee on the Visual Arts; Records, 1945-1980. AC 48. MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections.

MIT Museum Exhibit files, exhibition files for "Generations: The Story of Building 20" (an exhibition presented by the MIT Compton Gallery Committee and the MIT Committee on the Visual Arts, files available at the MIT Museum), MIT Museum.

Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (includes the official records of the Radiation Laboratory), RG227. National Archives New England Region, Waltham Branch.


IEEE History Center. This site's Oral History page includes links to interviews with former Rad Lab employees.

MIT Buildings (Section on the Rotch Library website)

MIT's Building 20: The Magical Incubator

RLE undercurrents, Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 1997 (a special issue about Building 20)

Bibliography compiled by Nancy Heywood, last updated February 1998

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