Category: Archives & MIT history

Well-behaved women should make history: A review of MIT class records between 1888 and 1893

Well-behaved women should make history: A review of MIT class records between 1888 and 1893

“The questions asked in your circular letter are such as to discourage those who cannot name positions of trust, business enterprises...

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Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

Celebrate Public Domain Day 2020

Libraries digitizing 10 books from 1924 from our collections

You may know January 1 as New Year’s Day, but it is also the day that new works shed their copyright...

Archives & MIT history
What’s New

What’s New

Fall 2019

Students Create Archival History of Computing at MIT Launched in June, a new website, Archival History of Computing at MIT, 1950-62,...

 Bibliotech
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...

Archives & MIT history
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...

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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...

Archives & MIT history
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...

Preservation & conservation
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....

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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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