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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Resource Development records

Identifier: AC-0179

Scope and Contents

The collection contains records kept by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of Resource Development from 1947-1982. Materials primarily relate to fundraising campaigns.


  • 1947 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection requires permission for access. Records are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. Contact Distinctive Collections for further information.

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

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of Resource Development works closely with the Alumni Association and a network of reunion and fundraising volunteers to generate private support for a broad range of purposes, including undergraduate scholarships, professorships, research, building construction and renovation, athletics, and the arts, among others.

MIT Office of Resource Development, What We Do, 2021.


22 Cubic Feet (41 records cartons)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

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

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed collection inventory is available to staff in the MIT ArchivesSpace staff interface.

Processing Information

In spring 2021, this finding aid was revised as part of a project to publish previously unpublished finding aids. The finding aid was brought up to minimum description standards and any personally identifying information in the description was removed.

Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Resource Development
Staff Use Only
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements and to remove personally identifying information from the description.
  • 2022 March 10: Edited by Thera Webb to include full names of women in collection.

Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US