Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian


The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the administrative structure of the Institute, to encourage research, and to develop the science curriculum. Defense research and other contributions in the years of World War II, as well as MIT's role and influence in policy and research developments in the postwar years is also well documented.

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Physicist. From the description of Autobiography, chapter V:Leiden science, 1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80093408 Dirk Jan Struik, geboren in 1894, overleden in Belmont, Massachusetts in 2000, studeerde wis- en natuurkunde aan de Rijksuniversiteit Leiden; promoveerde in 1922 op een zuiver wiskundig onderwerp; als leerling van Paul Ehrenfest leerde hij Jan Burgers en Jan Tinbergen kennen, wilde evenals zij wiskunde en socialisme met elkaar verbinden en kwam ook in con...

Research Corporation (corporateBody)

A nonprofit foundation, now of Tucson, Arizona, the Research Corporation was incorporated in New York in 1912. Its purpose is to advance academic science and technology. It supports basic research in the natural and physical sciences and encourages the practical application of new discoveries. From the description of Records, 1919-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79391516 Foundation headquarters moved from New York to Tucson, Arizona in 1982. From the descrip...

Baker, Everett Moore, 1901-1950 (person)

Samuelson, Paul A. (Paul Anthony), 1915-2009 (person)

Paul A. Samuelson (1915-2009) was a Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the description of Paul A. Samuelson papers, 1933-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 664246147 1915, May 15 Born in Gary, Indiana, son of Russian-born parents Frank Samuelson and Ella Lipton 1932 ...

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