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Paul Opperman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0627

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of Paul Oppermann between approximately 1940 and 1969.

Materials include: correspondence, notes, and working files.


  • Creation: 1940s -1969


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Paul Oppermann was a consultant, administrator, and professional urban and regional planner. From 1964 to 1968 he taught as the Bemis Visiting Lecturer in metropolitan planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also worked as a city planner in San Francisco and Washington DC. (1)

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the President. “Report of the President and the Chancellor Issue 1976-1977,” 1977.


13 Cubic Feet (13 record cartons and manuscript boxes)

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Physical Location

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.

Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Paul Opperman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • August 2020: Biographical note by Ashlynn August added.
  • 2021 August 30: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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