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Collection on Eugene Létang

Identifier: MC-0654

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence regarding the death and work of MIT Professor Eugene Létang. Much of the correspondence is addressed to Létang’s widow.


  • Creation: 1892 - 1924


Language of Materials

The material is primarily in English, French language materials are also included.

Access note

This collection is open.

Digital Access Note

Some parts of this collection are available online. Links to specific online digital items are found within their entry in this finding aid.

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.


Eugene Létang came to MIT from France in 1872 when he was invited by MIT Architecture Professor William Robert Ware to become an instructor in the newly created Department of Architecture. He remained with the Department of Architecture until his death in 1892. Létang graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was the first of many French educators to teach architecture in the United States.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box)


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

Processing Information note

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Preliminary Inventory to the Collection on Eugene Létang, 1892-1924
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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