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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of Francis E. Low

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0392

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of reports, budgets, and tenure and other personnel records from the schools, laboratories, and centers that report to the provost, including the Libraries and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; records of committees Low chaired or participated in, including the Committee on International Institute Commitments, the Council on Resources of the Institute, the Institute Planning Group, the Research Policy Committee, and the Committee on Technology Policy and Society.


  • Creation: 1980 - 1985


Access note

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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.

Biographical / Historical

Francis E. Low served as provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980-1985, while Paul E. Gray was president.


12.83 Linear Feet (12 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



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.

Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Provost
Records of Francis E. Low
Ready For Review
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US