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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0295

Scope and Contents

The collection contains records kept by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy from 1985-1993. Materials include correspondence, reports, and memoranda related to disciplinary and harassment issues; information about student, staff, and faculty programs; and files about minority issues on campus and personnel issues.


  • Creation: 1985 - 1993


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 Office of the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy was established by Provost John Deutch in 1985 to oversee the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Office of the Dean for Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. Samuel Jay Keyser, professor of linguistics, served in the position from 1985 until it ceased in 1992. He then became the first associate provost for Institute life. In that position he focused on developing and implementing a community-wide program designed to eliminate harassing behavior at MIT. The program published "Dealing with Harassment at MIT" and instituted a training program to develop the skills of supervisors and faculty as complaint handlers. In 1994 the responsibilities of the Office of the Associate Provost for Institute Life passed to the new special assistant to the provost, and Keyser returned to the faculty.


7 Cubic Feet (7 record cartons)

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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 the Associate Provost for Educational Programs and Policy
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements and to remove personally identifying information from the description.

Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US