Category: Archives & MIT history

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...

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,...

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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...

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