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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering student records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0424

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of student records created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Undergraduate student folders may contain grade transcripts and correspondence about academic requirements and performance. Graduate student folders may contain applications, grade transcripts, and correspondence about academic requirements, performance, and theses.


  • Creation: 1973 - 2017


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.

Historical Note

Classes in civil engineering were offered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when students were first admitted in 1865. First designated Course II, it exchanged positions with Mechanical Engineering in 1873 to become Course I. In 1889 Civil Engineering merged with Course XI, Sanitary Engineering, and in 1892 the name of the department was changed to Civil and Sanitary Engineering. In 1934 Course XVII, Building and Engineering, was added to Course I and in 1961 or 1962 Sanitary Engineering was dropped from the name of the department. In 1992, reflecting further changes in the department’s focus, Course I was renamed the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In 1911 the department, seeking to provide its students with field experience, purchased 700 acres of land in East Machias, Maine, where it established a summer surveying camp known as “Camp Technology.” The camp operated until 1953.

MIT History, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2002.


114 Cubic Feet (114 record cartons)

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Physical Location

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.

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Records AC.0424
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements and to remove personally identifying information from the 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