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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Industrial Liaison Program records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0141

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Records received in 1983, boxes 1-3, 1978-1983, contain files which reflect the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Industrial Liaison Program's (ILP) domestic and international activities. Records include correspondence; minutes of staff meetings; and materials on ILP sponsored Senior Executive Symposia. Also includes correspondence pertaining to James D. Bruce's involvement in MIT committees including the Ad Hoc Committee on the Secondary Technical Project.

Records received in 1987, boxes 4-5, 1979-1983, include chronological correspondence of ILP director James D. Bruce.

Records received in 1989, box 6, 1987, consist of six video tapes produced by the ILP titled "Computer Aided Design Laboratory," "A Dextrous Robot Hand," "MIT's Design Center," "Project Athena," "Project Athena Cats," and "Prototype of Flexible Assembly Cell."

Records received in 1990, boxes 7-11, 1974-1989, contain correspondence and reports documenting the domestic and international activities of the ILP, including correspondence regarding chief executive dinners from 1983-1986; correspondence between the ILP and foreign governments and industries, 1977 1988; annual reports, 1979-1984; and general information about the ILP, such as fee structuring and marketing.

Records received in 1992, boxes 12-13, 1979-1982, include correspondence, memoranda, and agendas concerning promotional meetings with representatives of industry in Europe, Japan, and Venezuela.

Publications by the program were added to the collection in 2020 and include monthly publication lists and the MIT Report.

The collection also includes an archived version of the ILP website.


  • Creation: 1974 - 2003, 2017
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1974 - 1986


Access note

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18.4 Cubic Feet (13 record cartons, 12 manuscript boxes)

1 item(s) (1 archived website)

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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 Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Industrial Liaison Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 28: Archived Industrial Liaison Program website added by Lana Mason.

Repository Details

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

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