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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President and Chancellor, records of Barbara Scott Nelson, assistant to the president and chancellor

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0387


Barbara Scott Nelson was assistant to Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Jerome B. Wiesner and Chancellor Paul E. Gray between 1972 and 1978. Wiesner and Gray served as president and chancellor from 1971 to 1980. The collection contains notes, reports, printed material, and other files on administrative issues including affirmative action; the Institute's involvement in outside professional associations such as the American Association of University Administrators and the National Association of State Land Grant Colleges, and relations with government and other universities; and educational programs at MIT. There are also records about faculty committees, budget and finance, fund raising, the MIT Corporation Development Committee, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.


  • Creation: 1972 - 1979


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18 Cubic Feet (18 record cartons)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the President and Chancellor
Records of Barbara Scott Nelson, Assistant to the President and Chancellor
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