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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Commencement Committee records

Identifier: AC-0046

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Scope and Contents

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Commencement Committee records date from 1925 to 1986. The collection includes files of various members of Commencement Committee. These files include letters, memoranda, schedules, and drafts of programs. Also included in the collection are 46 bound volumes including lists of committee members, reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes of committee meetings, copies of general letters to students and faculty participating, and programs. The index to each volume is located at back of each volume. Topics within these volumes include arrangements for commencement, baccalaureate services, and ROTC commissionary exercises.


  • Creation: 1925 - 1986


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Historical Note

Appointed by the president, the Commencement Committee, which is composed of members of the faculty, administration, and student body, has charge of the arrangement and conduct of commencement exercises.


7.6 Cubic Feet (7 record cartons, 6 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commencement Committee, 1925-1986
Preliminary Inventory
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 18: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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

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