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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Nominations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0194

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection documents the activities of the Committee on Nominations, a standing committee of the Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Materials in the collection span from 1951 to 1963 and are composed of correspondence, reports, background materials, lists, and meeting minutes. These materials were generated by the committee in the course of soliciting and circulating nominations for the following officers of the faculty: a chair, a secretary, and an associate secretary of the faculty, and candidates for membership in the standing committees. Records in the collection are arranged roughly in chronological order. Records of the committee prior to 1951 are not included in this collection, but can be found in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, AC4.

Dates

  • 1951 - 1963

Creator

Access note

This collection is open.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to Distinctive Collections. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the creating office.

Historical note

The Committee on Nominations was established at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1933 as a standing committee of the faculty. The committee was originally dubbed the Nominating Committee and was composed of five members of the faculty appointed by the president at the annual meeting of the faculty. This committee was tasked with nominating a chair, secretary, assistant secretary, and members of the standing committees of the faculty. The committee grew to six members in 1951 and to seven in 2000. In 1953, the committee received its current title, the Committee on Nominations. As of 2015, the committee is responsible for nominating the following officers of the faculty: a chair, an associate chair, and a secretary, and candidates for the elected membership of the standing committees; it also has power to fill any vacancies that occur during the year in those offices and committees.

http://web.mit.edu/committees/con/

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Location

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

Related Materials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Faculty records, AC 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, records of the chair of the faculty, AC 32
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, AC 4.

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 to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on Nominations
Status
Ready For Review
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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