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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Chair of the Corporation, records of David Saxon

Identifier: AC-0262

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records created by the Office of the Chair of the Corporation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the tenure of David Saxon. Materials date from 1983 to 1990.

Materials include: reports, meeting materials, committee files, dedications, and Corporation member information.


  • Creation: 1983 - 1990


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.

Historical Note

The governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a board of trustees known as the Corporation, over which the chair presides. Corporation members include approximately seventy-five distinguished leaders in science, engineering, industry, education, and public service. The MIT Corporation consists of life members, term members, five persons nominated by recently graduated classes, and (ex officio) the chair, president, treasurer, and secretary of the Corporation. Three representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the president of the MIT Alumni Association also serve as ex officio members of the Corporation. Between quarterly meetings, the Corporation functions through its officers and its Executive Committee.

Although the Corporation of MIT has functioned since the Institute was incorporated in 1861, the first chair of the Corporation was not appointed until 1930. Until that time the president of MIT presided over the Corporation meetings.

MIT History, Office of the Chair of the MIT Corporation, accessed October 4, 2021


28.6 Cubic Feet (86 manuscript boxes)

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Physical Location

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

Processing Information note

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 4: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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