Category: Archives & MIT history

Collecting the Now

Collecting the Now

Distinctive Collections launches a project documenting COVID-19 at MIT

When COVID-19 disrupted life at MIT, library staff naturally thought to look to the archives for similar events in Institute history,...

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What’s New

What’s New

Fall 2020

  MIT Receives Grant from The Mellon Foundation to Support Postdoctoral Research Program MIT has received a grant of $750,000 from...

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MIT Receives Personal Papers of Artist Otto Piene

MIT Receives Personal Papers of Artist Otto Piene

The personal papers of the late Otto Piene, a leading figure in kinetic and technology-based art, have been donated to MIT’s...

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Remembering Elda Chisholm

Remembering Elda Chisholm

Elda Digiuni Chisholm (1919-2019) was offered a job at the MIT Libraries the very day she applied in 1945. “Other women...

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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...

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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,...

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