Mind and Hand was undertaken by Julius Stratton after his retirement from the presidency of MIT and continued by Loretta Mannix after his death; Philip N. Alexander, of the MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, stepped in to complete the project. The combined efforts of these three authors have given us what Julius Stratton envisioned--"a coherent account of the flow of ideas" from which MIT emerged. Chapter 14 includes information about MIT's first building.
MIT Building Data: Academic Facilities
Call Number: T171.M423.P712 1987
A documentary of MIT owned and leased facilities. Contains useful specifications.
Survey of Architectural History in Cambridge
Call Number: NA735.C28.A5 v.3
This is the Cambridgeport volume of the Cambridge Historical Commission's series. Includes many MIT buildings.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Buildings
Call Number: T171.M423.R68 1980, 3v.
Clippings and contemporary journal reviews of all major buildings on the campus. Request these at the Rotch Service Desk.