Digitized materials in this online collection form part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics curricula (AC-0074) in the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection finding aid.

Collection scope and contents:
The early years of physics education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT) is documented in the "Plan of the Physical Laboratory" and "Report of the Physical Laboratory," by Edward C. Pickering, the first professor of physics at MIT. There are sets of notes taken by students in physics classes between 1903 and 1917. They are organized primarily by course. The professor teaching the course is usually identified on the first page of the notes. The collection contains minutes of the meetings of a fourth year class in advanced physics, 8 Mar. 1874-10 May 1879, chaired by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Edward C. Pickering. There are four "Laboratory Circulars," 1877-1878, a student publication produced jointly with the Department of Chemistry, which describes the laboratory apparatus and processes in physics and chemistry which students "found convenient and think not in general use in laboratories."

1869 – 1971

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