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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Vice President, records of Vannevar Bush

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0333

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains records of the Office of the Vice President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from the period 1932 to 1938, when Vannevar Bush held the position of vice president. The subjects of the records include finances and academic policy; primarily the collection holds correspondence with MIT administrators, faculty, and others outside MIT engaged in science and technology issues.


  • Creation: 1932 - 1938


Access note

This collection is 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 Office of the Vice President was established at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1932 as part of a new plan of administration for the Institute.The vice president served as an ex-officio member of the MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Institute. Vannevar Bush served as vice president from 1932 to 1938 when he left MIT to become president of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Vice President
Records of Vannevar Bush
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2022 April 19: 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
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Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US