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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0530

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris. They primarily document Morris’s work as Assistant Provost, although there are a few records dating from Morris’s time as the assistant to the Provost, from 1985-1992. Records include budgets and five year plans (boxes 1-15), materials on gender equity at MIT, the School of Science Women’s Committee and committees of the status of women faculty (box 41). There are also materials and correspondence regarding MIT Research Support Committee meetings (16-18, 48-49)), MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program (boxes 50-51), the development of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Sciences and Technology (boxes 52-54), and the Simons Foundation Institute for the Theory of Computing (box 66). Her participation in the Education Committee, later known as the Deans Group (boxes 55-62), is documented as well as materials from Assistant Deans meetings (boxes 63-65).

Dates

  • 1970 - 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by donor of collection.

Historical Note

The Office of the Provost shares responsibility with the president, the chancellor, and the academic deans for the supervision of the educational and research programs of MIT. The provost is the chief academic officer of the Institute with responsibility for budgeting and planning of these programs. The provost, working with the executive vice president and the vice president for finance, also has responsibility for coordinating the budgeting and capital planning of the Institute. The academic offices within the Institute that report directly to the provost include the deans of the Schools and the director of the MIT Libraries. The provost also coordinates certain educational activities that do not fall under the jurisdiction of any one school, such as interdepartmental collaboration among faculty from different schools. In 1985, she became assistant to the provost and in 1992, she was appointed assistant provost for administration.

Extent

66 Cubic Feet (66 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris records contain records from Morris’s office documenting her work with the Office of the Provost. Morris came to the MIT in 1978 when she joined the Budget Office. In 1982, she became the financial officer in the Office of the Dean of Science. In 1985, she became assistant to the provost and in 1992, she was appointed assistant provost for administration. Records include budgets and five year plans, materials on gender equity at MIT, the School of Science Women’s Committee and committees of the status of women faculty. There are also materials and correspondence regarding MIT Research Support Committee meetings, MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program, the development of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Sciences and Technology, and the Simons Foundation Institute for the Theory of Computing. Her participation in the Education Committee, later known as the Deans Group, is documented as well as materials from Assistant Deans meetings.

Arrangement

Organized into six series: 1. Budgets and Plans, 2. Subject Files, 3. MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program, 4. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), 5. HST - Biomedical Imaging - Whitaker College - Whitaker Proposals, 6.Education Committee (later Deans Group), 7. Assistant Deans Meeting, 8. Simons Foundation Institute for the Theory of Computing; Budget Control Group.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. At least two business days notice is required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to Distinctive Collections for the Office of the Provost.

Appraisal

No information known about appraisal of materials donated prior to 2019. 2019 accrual was kept in original order received.

Processing Information

During processing archivists and student assistants foldered unfoldered material, removed Pendeflex, added dates to folders, and created titles for folders if ones were not provided. Materials were for the most part kept in original order physically and were intellectually arranged in the resource record.
Title
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Doreen Morris records
Status
Preliminary Inventory
Author
Alex McGee, Ibuki Iwasaki
Date
2019 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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