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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on the Writing Requirement records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0159

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records of the Committee on the Writing Requirement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spanning the years of 1981 to 2002. Records include administrative files regarding "The Commons," Writing Across the Curriculum, undergraduate seminars, the writing requirement, and prizes for writing. Also included are sample writing requirement essays created by students.


  • Creation: 1981 - 2002


Access note

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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.


14.6 Cubic Feet (13 record cartons, 5 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



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 Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on the Writing Requirement
Ready For Review
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 December 3: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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

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