Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress records 1949, 1999

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress records, 1949, 1999

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress records 1949, 1999

The inauguration of James R. Killian as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's tenth president on April 2, 1949, was preceded by the two-day "Mid-Century Convocation on the Social Implications of Scientific Progress" on March 31 and April 1. The collection contains thirty-seven 7 1/2 ips 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes of the three general assemblies and six panel discussions held during the 1949 midcentury celebrations; tapes of the inauguration ceremonies; 1949 video footage of the convocation; and a microfilm copy of a scrapbook on the convocation. The collection contains materials compiled by John E. Burchard for his book , including texts of the panel presentations. The collection also includes video recordings created in 1999 as part of an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the convocation. Mid-Century: The Social Implications of Scientific Progress

2.5 cubic feet; (7 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

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