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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Vice President for Industrial and Government Relations records

Identifier: AC-0035

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes about patents held by Jay Forrester and the Research Corporation for magnetic core memory, correspondence with government agencies regarding the funding and administration of research projects, and information about the Operations Evaluation Group.


  • 1958 - 1965


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Historical note

The Office of the Vice President for Industrial and Government Relations was created in 1954 following a reorganization of the Office of the Vice President. General James McCormack assumed the vice presidency for Industrial and Government Relations on July 1, 1957, and became responsible for the administration of the Division of Sponsored Research, Lincoln Laboratory, the Instrumentation Laboratory, and the Operations Evaluation Group. McCormack also served as a member of the MIT Corporation and advised Institute administrators on contractual relationships with industry and government. McCormack resigned from the vice presidency in November 1965.


2 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Vice President for Industrial and Government Relations, 1958-1965
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Deborah A. Cozort
Copyright 1980
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Repository Details

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