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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Commission on MIT Education records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0056

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, position papers, memoranda, photographs, slides, questionnaires returned by students and computer tabulation of survey results, reports of commission task forces, drafts of final report, and financial and personnel records. Minutes of meetings, working papers, and drafts of reports document the activities of the commission's planning committee. Records of conferences and courses sponsored by the commission, including tapes and edited transcripts of Knowledge and Values Colloquia and other presentations by guest speakers, are also included.


  • 1969 - 1971


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Historical note

President Howard W. Johnson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology established the Commission on MIT Education in 1969 to reevaluate the goals of the Institute, its commitment to knowledge, its relations to society, and its principles and methods of education, research and administration, and to propose appropriate modifications in the Institute's environment and regulations. The final report of the committee was issued in November 1970 as Creative Renewal in a Time of Crisis. The committee consisted of professor of mathematics Kenneth Hoffman as chair, seven other faculty members, and three students.


8 Cubic Feet (8 record cartons)

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commission on MIT Education. Creative Renewal in a Time of Crisis ; report, November 1970. Cambridge, Mass.: The Commission, 1970. MIT Libraries

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Commission on MIT Education, 1969-1971
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Repository Details

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