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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, records of the Committee on the HASS Requirements

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0536

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence of the Committee on the HASS Requirements, 1985-1986. It also includes background materials used by the committee.


  • 1979 - 1986


Access note

This collection is open.

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

The Committee on the HASS (Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) Requirements was convened by Ann Friedlaender, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, and Margaret MacVicar, Dean of Undergraduate Education, in July 1985 to evaluate the existing HASS requirements and to propose an alternative structure that would better serve the interest of students and faculty in the technology and scientific disciplines as well as humanities.1 The committee, chaired by Professor Pauline R. Maier of the history faculty, issued a final report in 1986.2

1Report to the President, 1985-86.

2Report of the Committee on the HASS Requirements, MIT, 1986 (T171.M42K.H3 1986)


0.99 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Related Materials in the Institute Archives

Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Committee on the HASS Requirement, 1973-1980 (AC 405).

Processing Information note

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