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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, records of the chair of the faculty

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0032

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, notes, and minutes of faculty meetings and faculty standing committees and task forces, and reports. There is a gap in our holdings between 1973 and 1993. The records are from the tenures of the following chairs: Patrick Mason Hurley, 1960-1962; Jerrold R. Zacharias, 1962-1963; Harold S. Mickley, 1963-1964; Ascher H. Shapiro, 1964-1965; Charles P. Kindleberger, 1965-1967; Walter A. Rosenblith, 1967-1969; William T. Martin, 1969-1971; Hartley Rogers, 1971-1973, and Robert L. Jaffe, 1993-1995.

Dates

  • 1961 - 1995

Creator

Access note

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Conditions Governing Use

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Historical note

The Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology consists of the chair of the Corporation; the president, the vice presidents, the provost, the chancellor, and the associate provosts of the Institute; all members of the instructing staff with the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor; the dean of the School of Architecture and Planning; the dean of the School of Engineering; the dean of the School of Humanities Arts, and Social Sciences; the dean of the School of Science; and the dean of the Sloan School of Management; the dean for graduate education; the dean for undergraduate education; the dean for student life; the dean of admissions; the director of athletics; the director of the Libraries; the medical director; the registrar; the executive director, Student Financial Services; and the director of the MIT Professional Institute. In addition, the faculty, on the recommendation of its officers, designates each year by vote certain administrative staff positions; the holders of these positions, not to exceed four in number, are ex officio members of the Faculty for the year.

The officers of the Faculty are the chair, the associate chair, the secretary, and, ex officio, the president of the Institute. (The president of the Institute is, ex officio, president of the Faculty.) In the absence of the president, the chair of the Faculty presides at Faculty meetings.

From Rules and Regulations of the Faculty 1.10 and 1.20. (revised March 2011)

*Chairs/Chairs of the Faculty

2013-: Steve Hall

2011-2013: Samuel Allen

2009-2011: Thomas A. Kochan

2007-2009: Bishwapriya Sanyal

2006-2007: Steven R. Lerman

2005-2006: Lorna J. Gibson

2003-2005: Rafael Bras

2001-2003: Stephen C. Graves

1999-2001: Stephen R. Lerman

1997-1999: Lotte Bailyn

1995-1997: Laurence S. Bacow

1993-1995: Robert L. Jaffe

1991-1993: J. Kim Vandiver

1989-1991: Henry D. Jacoby

1987-1989: Bernard J. Frieden

1985-1987: Mary C. Potter

1983-1985: Arthur C. Smith

1981-1983: Felix M. H. Villars

1979-1981: Sheila E. Widnall

1977-1979: Robert I. Hulsizer, Jr.

1975-1977: John Ross

1973-1975: Elias Panayiotis Gyftopoulos

1971-1973: Hartley Rogers

1969-1971: William Ted Martin

1967-1969: Walter Alter Rosenblith

1965-1967: Charles Poor Kindleberger

1964-1965: Ascher Herman Shapiro

1963-1964: Harold Somers Mickley

1962-1963: Jerrold Reinach Zacharias

1960-1962: Patrick Mason Hurley

1958-1960: Philip McCord Morse

1956-1958: John Torrey Norton

1954-1956: Martin J. Buerger

1952-1954: Edwin Richard Gilliland

1951-1952: Gordon Stanley Brown

1951: Douglass V. Brown

1950-1951: John R. Loofbourow [J. R. Loofbourow died during his term as Chair. Douglass V. Brown apparently completed the term.]

1949-1950: Douglass V. Brown

1947-1949: William H. McAdams

1945-1947: William H. Timbie

1943-1945: Henry B. Phillips

1942-1943: Floyd E. Armstrong

1940-1942: Charles B. Breed

1939-1940: Harry M. Goodwin

1937-1939: James F. Norris

1935-1937: Charles E. Fuller

1933-1935: William Emerson

1931-1933: Frederick S. Woods

1929-1931: Samuel C. Prescott

1927-1929: Charles L. Norton

1925-1927: Charles M. Spofford

1923-1925: Dugald Caleb Jackson

1921-1923: Edward Furber Miller

1919-1921: Henry P. Talbot

1917-1919: Arthur Edwin Kennelly

1915-1917: Cecil Hobart Peabody

1913-1915: Harry W. Tyler

1911-1913: Davis R. Dewey

1909-1911: Dwight Porter

*In 1993, the Faculty voted to delete any gender specific terminology from the Rules and Regulations of the Faculty. This decision changed the Chair of the Faculty position to Chair of the Faculty.

Extent

14 Cubic Feet (14 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains records of the chairs of the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1995 (with a gap between 1973 and 1993). The officers of the Faculty are the chair, the associate chair, the secretary, and, ex officio, the president of the Institute. In the absence of the president, the chair of the Faculty presides at Faculty meetings. The collection contains correspondence, notes, and minutes of faculty meetings and faculty standing committees and task forces, and reports.

Location

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

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 Chair of the Faculty, 1961-1995
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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