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MIT History

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MIT History

Rogers Building, Boston Celebrate MIT’s rich history through the Distinctive Collections of the MIT Libraries.

This site will connect you to exhibits, information, and interesting facts about the rich history of MIT. You will find information on a variety of MIT topics:

The Institute

Information about the Institute including administrative offices, committees, councils, associations, campus buildings and maps, and the MIT Seal.

MIT Community  and Life@MIT

Presidents and notable persons, arts, athletics, and notable MIT celebrations.

Education & Research

Schools, departments, courses, laboratories, centers, programs, and open access sources like DSpace and edX.

Initiatives & Impact

Major initiative and areas of impact, including energy, environment, cancer, diversity, and public service.

MIT Facts

Key MIT facts since the founding in 1861.