Special Collections

MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA , 02139
FAX: (617)253-8994
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Museum Visitor Services (617)253-5927
Hours: Tu-F 10:00AM-5:00PM Sa,Su NOON-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Joan Whitlow, Registrar and Collections Manager (617)253-4266 jwhitlow@mit.edu
Collections: 5
Formats: 322 linear feet of archives 120,000 photographs 40 reels of microforms 200 audio tapes 1,300 video tapes 8mm. motion picture reels 1,500 16mm. motion picture reels 10,000 realia/artifacts 1,500 holograms 370 ship models 100,000 naval architectural drawings 4,000 marine art
Collection Description:
  Architectural Collection
MIT Historical Collections
Hart Nautical Collections (Hart Nautical Library, Model Collection, Atlantic Works Collection, William A. Baker Collection, Bethlehem Steel Collection, Captain Arthur H. Clark Collection, Allan Forbes Whaling Collection, Char (Finding Aid)
Holography Collections
Science & Technology
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM BOSTON OR HARVARD SQUARE: Take the #1 MBTA bus to the Necco Candy Company stop. BY SUBWAY: Take the Red Line to Central and walk down Massachusetts Avenue toward the Boston skyline. The Museum is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Front Street. Enter the building through the red door and proceed to the second floor.