Class of 1892

Class of 1892
Courtesy MIT Museum

MIT Class of 1892, the largest on record since the Institute opened its doors in 1865

Class of 1892 was the largest on record at MIT since the Institute opened its doors in 1865: 328 students registered for the fall semester of 1888. The cohort included Robert R. Taylor, the first known black student to attend and graduate from MIT and considered to be the first accredited African-American architect. Taylor was one of a mere handful of students from the South; most MIT students at the time were New Englanders, with a smattering from other parts of the country and from overseas.

Timeline: 1890s
Object: Photograph
Collection: Robert R. Taylor, Roots and Exponents 1875-1920, Students, Technique Yearbook