Press Releases, approximately 1950-1987
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Scope and Contents of the Collection
Series 1A, boxes 1-22, consists of press releases arranged chronologically by the date of release. Dates covered are as follows: 1950 October - 1974 October; 1975 January - June; 1977 March - 1981 July; 1986-1987; 1993-1994. These have been digitized.
Series 1B, boxes 1-2, consists of material relating to the MIT Centennial in 1961.
Series 2, boxes 7-10, 12a, 12b, 13-63, contains the remainder of the records, which are subject files primarily concerning topics on which press releases were issued. The material includes budget information, correspondence, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, press releases, printed material, and reports. There is some administrative correspondence. There are holdings of the News Office publication "The Observer", a montly booklet of newspaper clips mailed to parents of students. Also included are archived version of the MIT News Office website spanning from 2017 through the present.
Series 3, boxes 64-65, comprises Calendars of Events published by the MIT News Office between 1946 and 1967. The series contains an incomplete run of issues.
- Creation: approximately 1950-1987
- From the Collection: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. News Office (Organization)
From the Collection: 56.1 Cubic Feet (53 record cartons, 7 manuscript boxes, 4 half manuscript boxes, 1 flat storage box)
Language of Materials
This series is divided into two subseries: 1A, Chronological Press Releases, and 1B, Centennial Press Releases.
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