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China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931 exhibit

Organized for the Maihaugen Gallery by Emma J. Teng, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian Civilizations at MIT, China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931 commemorates 140 years of Chinese students at the Institute. Taking the 1931 Chinese Students’ Club publication Chinese Students Directory: For the Past 50 Years as a launching point, the exhibit chronicles the history of this MIT community through the Institute Archives.




The exhibit runs from February 10, 2017  to November 30, 2017.

The Great Stride: MIT Moves to Cambridge exhibit

In June 1916, MIT moved from Boston’s Copley Square to its current location on the banks of the Charles River, an occasion that was marked by three full days of festivities. An exhibit in the Maihaugen Gallery in 2016 documented those events, and celebrated the people who designed MIT’s new home, those who built it, and those who raised funds for its construction.

The exhibit was part of MIT2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge.


150 Years in the Stacks

Lives of the EngineersCreated to celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary in 2011, 150 Years in the Stacks is a look at MIT through the prism of its library collections.  Think of it as a tour through the MIT Libraries’ open stacks and offsite storage areas, with a side trip to its closed-stack rare collections and an occasional glimpse into the vault.

The MIT Libraries have been around nearly as long as the Institute itself, and now hold over 3 million printed volumes, plus another 3 million items in other formats. It goes without saying that there is some very interesting stuff in there.

Visit the 150 Years in the Stacks blog to find out more about the project.

MIT in Popular Culture

"Good Will Hunting"
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology pops up all over the place in popular culture–in books, movies, TV shows, and music. To help celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary, the MIT Libraries found many of these books and DVDs  in our stacks (and added a few we didn’t have too) and put them together in this guide to MIT in Popular Culture.

Learning about MIT: Bibliography


Looking for some useful sources on the history of MIT?  We’ve compiled a bibliography to get you started in your research.