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Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0608

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records created by the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) from 1990 to 2003. Materials include contracts and agreements, legal records, membership records, Board of Trustees meeting materials, promotional materials, correspondence, CDs and tapes.


  • 1990 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

Historical Note

The Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) was a non-profit corporation created in 1989 and dissolved in 2003. CREN was created from the merging of computer networks BITNET and CSNET, which served various higher education and research organizations.


16 Cubic Feet (16 record cartons)

Language of Materials



Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

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.

Transfer List to the Records of the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN), 1990-2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 December 3: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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