The Hart Nautical General Collection features a variety of objects and archival materials acquired by individual gifts, bequests, purchases, and Institute transfers over the past 100 years, including a large number of plans and photographs transferred from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. A comprehensive inventory of these materials is ongoing.


Repository: MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collection

Creator: Hart Nautical Collection, organized from various sources

Title: Hart Nautical General Collection

Dates: [inclusive] 1536 – 1990s

Extent:  Many thousands of photographs, books, plans, models, archives, technical instruments and marine art objects.

Location: MIT Museum. An appointment is required to view the collection.

Credit: Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum