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

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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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Hutchinson, B. E. (B. Edwin), 1888-1961

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American business executive; vice president, Chrysler Corporation, 1925-1955; chairman of the board, Foundation for Economic Education; vice president, National Council of Churches. From the description of B. E. Hutchinson papers, 1914-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123429662 ...

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

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This collection of transparencies was used by representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission (A.E.C.) during a presentation before the Alaska House State Affairs Committee, April 4, 1970, in Juneau. At the time of the presentation, the A.E.C. was planning a second underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island in 1971, code-named CANNIKIN. Testimony was heard from several groups against a second test as well as adverse testimony about the first test which took place in October, 1969 and was code n...

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

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Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966

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Hunter was part of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, and a member of Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters in East Aurora, NY, in 1904. He devoted his life to research, collecting, writing, and publishing the history of hand papermaking and printing. He published books at his Mountain House Press and established Lime Rock Mill, a paper mill in Connecticut. In 1939 he established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at MIT, which later moved to the American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, Ga. F...

Houghton, Henry G.

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Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-2003

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Cecil H. and Ida M. Green are best known for philanthropy. Beginning in 1950 they gave millions of dollars to various institutions and organizations, and by 1988 their donations amounted to more than $150 million. In addition to financial gifts, they served as chairpersons on various fund raising events that helped generate many more millions of dollars from other donors. The Greens were not always millionaires. They started out on a modest income, and through hard work ...

Wurster, William Wilson

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Biographical Note William W. Wurster/Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons William Wilson Wurster, born in California in 1895, earned his degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1919. After obtaining his license in 1922, he worked briefly in firms in Sacramento and New York, then opened the firm William W. Wurster in 1924. He gained national recognition early in his career with an award-winning design for t...

Sage, Nathaniel McLean, 1918-

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Staff-Administration Committee

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American institute of physics

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Physicist. High Energy Radiation Section, National Bureau of Standards, 1949-1962; Chief, Radiation Physics Division, 1962-1966; Director, American Institute of Physics, 1966-1986. From the description of The story of the American Institute of Physics, 1967-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305950 The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffus...

Schmitt, Francis Otto, 1903-1995

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Molecular biologist (1903-1995). Schmitt received his bachelor's degree in 1924 and his Ph.D. in physiology in 1927 from Washington University. He served on the faculty of the university's Zoology department from1929 to 1941, when he was recruited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to head its microbiology department and where he established the first U.S. center for electron microscopy. In 1962 Schmitt established the Neurosciences Research Program at the American Academy of Arts and ...

Ford Fund

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Wilbur, John Benson, 1905-

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Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

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Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

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Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978

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Foundation executive, mathematician. From the description of Reminiscences of Warren Weaver : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735455 Max Bergmann (February 12, 1886-November 7, 1944) was a biochemist, whose research proved key for the study of biochemical processes. His work on peptide synthesis and protein splitting provided a starting point for modern protein chemistry and the study of enzyme-substrate ...

Taylor, Charles Fayette, 1894-1996

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Charles Fayette Taylor, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Instiute of Technology (MIT), was born in New York City in 1894. He enrolled in the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale in 1912 and received the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1915. During World War I Taylor first served as a civilian inspector of aircraft material for the US Signal Corps. After three months he was appointed Ensign in the Naval Reserve Corps and placed in charge of the N...

M.I.T. Press.

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Voss, Walter C. (Walter Charles), 1887-

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MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

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Harvard University

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The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Academic Council

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Little, Arthur D. (Arthur Dehon), 1863-1935

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Chemical engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Little and Roger B. Griffin founded the chemical firm, Griffin and Little, Boston, Mass., in 1886; incorporated as Arthur D. Little, Inc., in 1909. From the description of Papers, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149520 From the description of Papers of Arthur D. Little, 1884-1973 (bulk 1900-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77756012 Biographical Note ...

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1884-

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Hazen, Harold L. (Harold Locke), 1901-1980

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United States. Army Scientific Advisory Panel

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Lewis, Warren Kendall, 1882-

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Warren K. Lewis, 1882-1975, SB, 1905, MIT; PhD in chemistry, 1908, University of Breslau, Germany, became assistant professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1910 and professor of chemical engineering in 1914. From 1920 to1929 he served as the first head of the newly established Department of Chemical Engineering. He then returned full time to teaching and research. Warren K. Lewis played a significant role in establishing chemical engi...

Caldwell, Samuel Hawks, 1904-....

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Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

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John Clarke Slater was a physicist. He graduated from Harvard (Ph. D. 1923) and continued his studies at Cambridge University. He also studied in Copenhagen for six months under Niels Bohr, with whom Slater worked again in 1929 on the quantum theory. He returned to the United States in 1930 to become head of the department of physics at M.I.T., where he worked with Karl Compton to transform the study of physics there. From the description of Papers, 1908-1976. (American Philosophical...

Thresher, B. Alden (Brainerd Alden), -1984

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White House Conference on Education (1955 : Washington, D.C.)

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Magoun, F. Alexander, 1896-

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Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-....

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Evans died in 1995. From the description of MIT Radioactivity Center, 1934-1945, 1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81567148 ...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Project Troy

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Struik, Dirk J. (Dirk Jan), 1894-2000

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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

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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

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

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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 ...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Student-Faculty Curriculum Committee

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