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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Corporation meeting records

Identifier: AC-0278

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Scope and Contents

Materials in the collection date from 1862 to 1995. The collection comprises meeting minutes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation, reports, and correspondence of committees and Corporation activities including bylaws of the Corporation.

The collection also contains records from Laurence Storch, dating from 1969 to 1991, of his time as a member of the MIT Corporation, the MIT Educational Committee, and early career papers.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

All materials in this collection are restricted for 50 years from their date of creation. The contents of folders that are more than 50 years old are open.

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 November 22, 2021


40.16 Cubic Feet (8 volumes, 105 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript boxes, 14 reels microfilm, 2 record cartons)

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records of Corporation member Laurence Storch transferred in 2020 by Storch.

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 Meetings of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 June 1: Edited by Chris Tanguay to add the series Records of Laurence Storch.
  • 2021 November 22: 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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