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Arthur Steinberg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0526

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of Arthur Steinberg from circa 1965 to 1997.

Materials include: Course notes, grants and proposals, writings, program materials, and administrative files.


  • 1965 - 1997


Access note

This collection is open.

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Arthur Steinberg, 1937-, AB 1958, Harvard University; PhD 1966, University of Pennsylvania, was appointed assistant professor of history and archaeology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1964, associate professor of archaeology in 1970, and professor in 1994. He was also appointed director, Integrated Studies Program at MIT in 1988. He was appointed program head, Anthropology / Archaeology Program for three academic years, 1984-85 to 1986-87. He has served on numerous MIT committees and task forces concerned with educational policy. His research interests include the dynamics of complex societies; technologies and their relationship to other cultural processes; interactions between materials, techniques and styles in art and technology; and developing new approaches to curriculum and teaching. He has done field work in Cyprus and Turkey, and has been active in professional organizations such as the Archaeological Institute of America.


16 Cubic Feet (16 record cartons)

Language of Materials



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Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Arthur Steinberg
Data Entry In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 4: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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