Institute of Technology

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Page 1 - Technology, for the purpose of instituting and maintaining a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science, and aiding generally, by suitable means, the advancement, development, and practical application of science in connection with arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce...
Page 5 - With the view of securing the great industrial and educational benefits above alluded to, it is proposed to establish, on a comprehensive plan, an Institution devoted to the Practical Arts and Sciences, to be called the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, having the triple organization of a Society of Arts, a Museum or Conservatory of Arts, and a School of Industrial Science and Art.
Page 13 - Its several departments, therefore, should aim, in tho first place, at forming a collection of objects of prominent importance, as illustrating the respective arts, however common and familiar they might be; and at so arranging them as to exhibit their history as natural products or devices of art, their distinctive characters, and...
Page 27 - Art, provision is made for two classes of persons, — those who may be expected to resort to the lecturerooms and school of design for such useful knowledge as they can acquire without methodical study and in hours not occupied by .business ; and those who enter the institution with the view of a progressive, systematic training in one or more branches of applied science, and who have the preliminary knowledge as well as time for the prosecution of its studies.
Page 5 - ... guided our activity; but, to secure a steady prosperity in the midst of the busy inventions and rapidly expanding knowledge which mark these pursuits in the leading European nations, we feel that it has become indispensable for us to provide, at least as effectually as they have done, such facilities for practical knowledge, and for the intelligent guidance of enterprise and labor, as may make our progress commensurate, step by step, with the advances of scientific and practical discovery.
Page 21 - ... that systematic training in the applied sciences, which, can alone give to the industrial classes a sure mastery over the materials and processes with which they are concerned.
Page 4 - Arts and the diffusion of practical knowledge, as may well incite the friends of enlightened industry in this country to systematic efforts in the same direction. In New England, and especially in our own Commonwealth, the time has arrived when, as we believe, the interests of Commerce and the Arts, as well as of General Education, call for the most earnest co-operation of intelligent culture with industrial pursuits. Our success hitherto in the competitions of trade, manufactures, and the other...
Page 22 - ... arts; and where persons destined for any of the industrial pursuits might, at small expense, secure such training and instruction as would enable them to bring to their profession the increased efficiency due to enlarged views and a sure knowledge of fundamental principles, together with adequate practice in observation and experiment, and in the delineation of objects, processes, and machinery. . . . To appreciate how the Institute, in Professor Rogers's mind, evolved from a proposed "Conservatory...
Page 27 - ... first two objects are attained by the " Proceedings of the Society of Arts" and the Catalogues and President's Reports published annually, while the third aim is amply met by the multifarious scientific journals and reports continually brought forward. In relation to the School, the Report says: — "In arranging the plan and courses of instruction, provision would be made for the two classes of persons for whose benefit they are designed, — those who enter the school with the view of a progressive...
Page 4 - Qialarged acquaintance with the objects and phenomena of nature and with physical laws, we find that the most enlightened communities of Europe have endeavored to provide for the practical co-operation of Education and the Arts, by the establishment of Museums, Societies, and Colleges of Technology. Of the great benefits which...

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