Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas student records
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Scope and Contents
The collection contains student records kept by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1967-1998.
- Creation: 1967 - 1998
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas (Organization)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection requires permission for access. Records are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. Contact Distinctive Collections for further information.
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.
The Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas (SPURS) is a non-degree program established in 1967 in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Urban Studies and Planning by Professor Lloyd Rodwin, financed in part with a grant in international studies from the Ford Foundation. It provides an opportunity for students to spend a year at MIT studying the problems of urban and regional changes within a broad context of national development.
MIT History, Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas, 1997.
11 Cubic Feet (11 record cartons)
Language of Materials
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed collection inventory is available to staff in the MIT ArchivesSpace staff interface.
In spring 2021, this finding aid was revised as part of a project to publish previously unpublished finding aids. The finding aid was brought up to minimum description standards and any personally identifying information in the description was removed.
- Inventory to the Student Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies of Developing Areas
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2021: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements and to remove personally identifying information from the description.
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