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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Chancellor, records of Julius A. Stratton as provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor

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Identifier: AC-0132

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The collection documents the responsibilities of Julius A. Stratton for academic development and research in the positions of provost, vice president and provost, and chancellor, which he held between 1949 and 1957. The records contain reports and memoranda from the schools, departments, and research laboratories, including Lincoln Laboratory, the Research Laboratory for Electronics, and the Computation Center, and material on Projects Charles, Hartwell, Meteor, Troy, and Whirlwind. There are extensive notes on reports from MIT committees, including the Patent Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on ROTC.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1957


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6.25 Cubic Feet (18 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

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The alphabetical order and folder headings are those used in the office. The folder headings, which are listed by letter(s), for example Bal, cover the alphabetical span up to the next folder. The folder Bal, then, covers anything including Bal Bar; the next folder, Bas, continues the alphabetical sequence. These folders contain general ietms not requiring separate folders.

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Chancellor
Records of Julius A. Stratton as Provost, Provost and Vice President, and Chancellor.
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