MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

International Students at MIT Hackathon

Nora Murphy, Archivist for Reference, Instruction and Outreach

Jan/13 Fri 02:00PM-03:30PM 14N-118, Bring your laptop

Enrollment: Register at:
Sign-up by 01/12
Limited to 20 participants

International students have attended since at least the second year the MIT offered courses (1866/7). Between 1866 and 1900, almost 200 students from at least 38 countries attended the Institute as special (non-degree) or regular (degree) students. They served as conduits for cultural and academic experiences that informed and enriched both their home and host countries.

The Institute Archives and Special Collections staff has created a list of international student from 1866 to 1940 from students listed in the course catalogs and student directories. Find out who from outside of the U.S. attended MIT, which countries they called home, and how to use resources in the Institute Archives and Special Collections to gather information about some of these students. 

The first 30 minutes will be spent learning about the resources in the Institute Archives and Special Collections and other resources at MIT to find information about individual students and how to use those resources. During the last hour participants can gather information about individual students.


Sponsor(s): Libraries
Contact: Nora Murphy, 14N-118, 617 253-5690, NMURPHY@MIT.EDU