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Leo Marx papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0669

Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the career of Leo Marx, Kenan Professor of American Cultural History, Emeritus, in the Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The bulk of material in boxes 1-12 of the collection consists of course materials from classes Marx taught at both Amherst College (1970 to 1976), and MIT.

The STS.910 lecture recordings are the only digital portions of this collection. They consist of Windows Media Audio (WMA) files.


  • Creation: circa 1938-2010


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not fully processed and portions of this collection must be reviewed to identify any restricted material before access can be granted. Please submit your requests at least ten business days before your desired visit to allow time for this review. An archivist will respond within five business days to let you know whether your requested material is open. For complete information on this policy, see our Statement on Accessing Institute Records.

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.


Leo Marx is the Kenan Professor of American Cultural History, Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). He came to MIT in 1976 from Amherst College.

STS faculty biography:


12.3 Cubic Feet (12 record cartons, 1half- manuscript box)

224.2 Megabytes (17 digital files)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

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

Related Materials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Science, Technology, and Society records. Department of Distinctive Collections, AC-0363

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.

Processing Information

Digital files originally housed on 2 CD-R optical discs. Joe Carrano transferred the files from the disks using Exactly and CCA SIP creator tool.

Transfer List to the Papers of Leo Marx
Ready For Review
2011, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2022 March 7: Joe Carrano, digital archivist, updated extent, scope and content, and processing information to reflect digital media transfer from accession 2011-067
  • 2023 February 9: Revised by processing archivist Chris Tanguay to add access notes.

Repository Details

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

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