Newly Acquired Materials in Distinctive Collections: Winter/Spring 2024

A drawing of a person at an easel drawing in the foreground with a large tree in the distance.

Poetry and Short Prose, by Tunney Lee. Tunney Lee personal archives, MC-0782, Box 1, Folder 8. MIT, Department of Distinctive Collections.

The MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections collects, preserves, and makes available the Libraries’ unique and rare materials. Our collections range across disciplines, time periods, and formats and include faculty research and personal archives, Institute records, student and community life materials, Institute publications, the Aga Khan Documentation Center, and rare book collections on various topics of science, technology, engineering, architecture, and the humanities — just to name a few.

Here are new acquisitions brought into the collections from January through March 2024. Some materials are accessible today, while others are being processed and cataloged and will be available soon.

Available now

Coming soon

  • Tunney Lee papers (architect, planner, and activist, and former head of DUSP)
  • Roman Jackiw papers (theoretical physicist who discovered topological and geometric phenomena)
  • East Campus Oral History Project
  • Additions to the Lotte Bailyn papers
  • Additions to the Harold Hazen papers
  • Additions to the John Deutch papers
  • Additions to the ChoKyun Rha personal archives
  • Additions to the Collection of Student Life at MIT  (class of 1955 reunion materials from James A. Stone; )
  • Additions to MIT Office of the President, L. Rafael Reif records

To see any of these collections or items (even the items coming soon), follow the instructions on our website or fill out our contact form with any questions. Please note that some records may be closed for a set time frame due to Institute access restrictions or donor restrictions.