Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Museum, records of the museum director
Scope and contents
Within Series 1, Administrative Records, there are digital files transferred from a 3.5 inch floppy disk (both files and disk image) for the Hypercard publication, MuseumQuarto: Journal of Interactive Criticism, no. 1, Winter, 1992-1993, 1993 December 16.
- 1938 - 1997
- MIT Museum (Organization)
Conditions Governing Use
Warren Seamans retired as director in 1996. He was succeeded by Jane Pickering (1998-2002) and John Durant (2005-present).
10 Cubic Feet (10 record cartons)
1.06 Megabytes (5 digital files)
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Source of Acquisition
Processing information note
Processing staff were allowed back on campus in the spring of 2021. During that time, limited processing took place to finish the work begun in spring of 2020. Contents of boxes were added to designated series and listed but more detailed physical or intellectual arrangement was not done. The collection is still in the original record cartons and was not reboxed into manuscript boxes.
Arrangement of the collection was reconstructed based on the content of the folder. Loose items were foldered and dated. Some duplicate materials and personnel records (resumes from applicants, salary letters) were discarded during processing. Travel brochures were removed from the collection during processing.
Digital archivist, Joe Carrano imaged the 3.5 inch floppy disk in series 1 using Kryoflux in March 2020 and, in collaboration with intern Kelly Ng extracted the files in April 2020.
- Guide to the Records of the MIT Museum
- Greta Kuriger Suiter and Kelly Ng
- 2021 June
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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