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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, visiting scholars and research fellows personnel records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-0161

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains personnel files of visiting scholars and research fellows of the Linguistics and Philosophy Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Included are application forms, correspondence, and termination papers.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1987

Creator

Access note

All materials in this collection are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation.

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.

Historical note

Classes in linguistics were offered within the Department of Modern Languages at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in linguistics was first offered by that department in 1961-62. In 1965 the Department of Modern Languages became the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and in 1969, the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics. Prior to 1964 philosophy was taught in the Department of Humanities. The Philosophy Section was formed when a Ph.D. program in philosophy was established in July 1971. In 1976 the curriculum in foreign languages and literatures became part of the responsibility of the Department of Humanities while the curriculum in linguistics became part of the Department of Philosophy to form the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Course XXIV. The merger of linguistics and philosophy established a center for the study of language and related cognitive areas. The heads of the departments which preceded the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy included: William F. Bottiglia, 1965 1969, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics; William F. Bottiglia, 1969 1973, and James W. Harris, 1973 1976, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics; and Richard L. Cartwright, 1971 1976, Department of Philosophy. The heads of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy include: Morris Halle, acting head, 1976 1977; Samuel Jay Keyser, 1977 1985; Richard L. Cartwright, 1985 1989; Wayne O'Neil, acting head, 1989 1990, and head, 1990 present (as of 1995).

Extent

2.6 Cubic Feet (2 record carton, 2 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Location

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.

Title
Preliminary Inventory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Linguistics and Philosophy visiting scholars and research fellows personnel records
Status
Staff Use Only
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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