Category: Archives & MIT history

Make your old media new again with a digital media transfer kit

Make your old media new again with a digital media transfer kit

MIT Libraries Distinctive Collections provides kits for transferring legacy media

The MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections is excited to announce a new offering of old technology! Distinctive Collections now makes...

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Students create archival history of computing at MIT

Students create archival history of computing at MIT

Undergraduates work with Digital Humanities at MIT and MIT Libraries' Distinctive Collections to digitize and contextualize archives

With the announcement of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing in fall 2018, MIT began reshaping itself to address the opportunities and...

Archives & MIT history
Distinctive Collections opens web archives to the public

Distinctive Collections opens web archives to the public

Archived MIT-produced and affiliated webpages ensure valuable information about the Institute remains accessible

The Department of Distinctive Collections is pleased to announce that our web archives collections are now open to the public. These...

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Introducing “Distinctive Collections”

Introducing “Distinctive Collections”

New name for Institute Archives and Special Collections reflects the breadth and ambitions of the department

The Institute Archives and Special Collections has been renamed Distinctive Collections, the MIT Libraries announced today. This new name better captures...

Archives & MIT history
Celebrate Public Domain Day with the MIT Libraries

Celebrate Public Domain Day with the MIT Libraries

January 1, 2019, is the first time in 20 years that works published in the U.S. have entered the public domain....

Archives & MIT history
A Journey to India, 1921-1922

A Journey to India, 1921-1922

This post is part of the MIT Libraries Public Domain Day celebration. Read the full text of public domain books digitized...

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A language lesson

A language lesson

Archivist looks for clues in public domain book

This post is part of the MIT Libraries Public Domain Day celebration. Read the full text of public domain books digitized...

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Everyday Science, Uncommon Resource

Everyday Science, Uncommon Resource

Victor and Ruth McElheny support the Institute Archives in more ways than one

Around the time Sputnik 1 entered Earth’s orbit, a distinguished career in science journalism was also launched. As a young reporter...

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