Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian 1930-1959


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian 1930-1959

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.

84.0 cubic feet; in 244 manuscript boxes, 4 oversized folders

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