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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research, and is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute adopted the European polytechnic university model and emphasized laboratory instruction from an early date. MIT's early emphasis on applied technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with industry. Curricular reforms under Karl Compton and Vannevar Bush in the 1930s re-emphasized basic scientific research. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934. Researchers were involved in efforts to develop computers, radar, and inertial guidance in connection with defense research during World War II and the Cold War. Post-war defense research contributed to the rapid expansion of the faculty and campus under James Killian.

MIT's involvement in military research surged during World War II. In 1941, Vannevar Bush was appointed head of the federal Office of Scientific Research and Development and directed funding to only a select group of universities, including MIT. Engineers and scientists from across the country gathered at MIT's Radiation Laboratory, established in 1940 to assist the British military in developing microwave radar. The work done there significantly impacted both the war and subsequent research in the area. Other defense projects included gyroscope-based and other complex control systems for gunsight, bombsight, and inertial navigation under Charles Stark Draper's Instrumentation Laboratory; the development of a digital computer for flight simulations under Project Whirlwind; and high-speed and high-altitude photography under Harold Edgerton. Work on defense projects continued even after then. Post-war government-sponsored research at MIT included SAGE and guidance systems for ballistic missiles and Project Apollo.

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From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: XGP Queuer
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: WP 82 Understanding Lisp Programs - Towards A Programmers Apprentice Dec1974
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: WP 80 CONS Nov1974
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: WP 72 XGP Font Catalog May1974
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: TECO V508 Nov1976
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: HW Memo 2 PDP-10 Paging Device Feb1970
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: HW Memo 12 DK10
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: DDT V650 Dec1977
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: AI 240A 11SIM Reference Manual Feb1972
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: AI 238 ITS Status Report Apr1972
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: AI 191 Bibliography Nov1971
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: AI 191 Bibliography Jun1976
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: ai 600dpi :: AI 161A ITS 1.5 Reference Manual Jul1969
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: MITS Programming System II :: MITS Programming System II Rev3.0 1976
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: MITS Programming System I :: MITS Programming System I Rev2.2
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: MITS Extended BASIC Dec1975
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair 8800 DisplayControl BD X1
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair 8800 1K Stat Mem Bd X1
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair 8800 Bus Definition
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair 8800 CPU Bd X1
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair Letter 10750515
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair Computer Report 1975
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair PriceList 19750401
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair PostagePaidOrderForm 1975
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mits :: 8800 :: Altair Age Of Altair Catalog-1975
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: wolf research :: Wolf Research Whirlwind I Checkout Progress Report Jan64
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: wolf research :: LW-9 The New Whirlwind Utility Control Program Jan59
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: wolf research :: Wolf Research Whirlwind I Checkout Progress Report Jul63
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: Redmond Project Whirlwind A Case History In Contemporary Technology 1975
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: Wolf No E 2005
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: Doug Ross from History of Personal Workstations 19860109
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: M-series :: M-1812 The Philosophy of Statistical Filter Design Jan1953
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: M-series :: M-1886 The Specification of an Ideal Detector as a First Step in Filter Design Mar1953
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: M-series :: M-1898 The Application of Statistical Filter Design to a Particular Problem Jul1953
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: printouts
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m904
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: flads
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m903
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m701
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m802
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m804 ackley bd cc ck
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m900 K
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m601 ackley bd ctrl ck H
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m700 BD RR ck I
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m800 ackley bd cc ck J
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m501
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m600
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m305 19550211
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m401 ackley ad control 19550204 F
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m402 ackley ad ctrl
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m500 ackley bd sar ck G
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m204 ackley bd wbs ckII 19550216 D
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m200 D
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m300 ackley ad sar ck F
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3721m1 ackley cm + ad erase
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m100 A
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: DL-1080 coding form
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: DL-590-7 CS Tape Preparation Requisition
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: dumps
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: programs :: 102648903 T3800 Drum Diagnostics :: fc3800m1 C
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: Ross Gestalt Programming 1955
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: The Early Years In Computer Graphics 1989
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: history :: Adams A Batch Processing System for the Whirlwind I Computer 1987
From the bitsavers.org collectio n, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: MIT-AI-Lab-KA10-modified
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: whirlwind :: Wolf No E 2005
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: cadr :: chinual 3rdEd Mar81
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: ai :: Greenberg Notes on the Programming Language LISP 1978
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: lcs :: tm :: MIT-LCS-TM-203 Maclisp Extensions Jul1981
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: lcs :: The Publications of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science 1983
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: geophysicalAnalysisGroup :: Simpson Time-Series Computations in FORTRAN and FAP 1966
Topics: program, cla, outputs, vector, call, sto, inputs, pze, fortran, program listings, transfer vector,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: tx-2 :: TX-2 UserHandbook ch3
Topics: memory, august, overflow, configuration, sign, lda, stuv, skm, instruction, left half,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: lincolnLaboratory :: 6M-5216 Kleinrock A Transistorized Variable Delay Unit Sep57
Topics: delay, output, circuit, pin, trigger, pulse, voltage, level, volts, unit, trigger level, variable...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: tx-2 :: TX-2 Papers WJCC 57
Topics: memory, instruction, sequence, operand, program, arithmetic, cycle, operation, element,...
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From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: tx-2 :: TX-2 ProgExamp
Topics: program, rsx, memory, address, jmp, instructions, octal, jpx, checkerboard, toggle switch, left...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. mit :: lcs :: tm :: MIT-LCS-TM-010
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Topics: data, design, building, subsystem, computer, oriented, ices, project, construction, system, data...