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Henry S. Marcus papers

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Identifier: MC-0706

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises articles co-authored by Marcus and course syllabi.


  • Creation: circa 1971-2009


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This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Henry S. Marcus was Professor of Marine Systems in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Ocean Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Beginning in 1971 Henry Marcus taught and performed research at MIT related to marine transportation systems in the Ocean Engineering (OE) Department (later the Mechanical Engineering Department when OE merged into that department in 2005). Before that he spent one year as an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii. At MIT his teaching and research focused on the interface between technology and other disciplines such as management, economics, policy and law. In addition, he held the title of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Professor of Ship Acquisition from 1991 to 2001. For most of the last three decades he has served as chair of MIT’s Ocean Systems Management Program. He also served as faculty advisor to MIT’s International Shipping Club since its inception in the early 1980s. He became professor emeritus in June 2013.


4.6 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Henry S. Marcus
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 November 22: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

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