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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Sponsored Research records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0549

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains Division of Sponsored Research records assembled by F. Leroy Foster for his unpublished history, “Sponsored Research at MIT, 1900-1968" (MIT Libraries) including reports created by the Division for MIT’s visiting committee reviews. There are also various published and unpublished reports relating to the finances and organization of government research projects at MIT during World War II (1940-1946), including the Radiation Laboratory.


  • 1940 - 1969


Access note

Materials in this collection are open unless they are marked as restricted. Restrictions are noted in the container list.

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 Division of Industrial Cooperation was established at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932, succeeding the Division of Industrial Cooperation and Research. Its purpose was to consolidate all cooperative services to industry, track ongoing work, and supervise all agreements and contracts between faculty members and industry and government agencies providing research grants. In 1956 it became the Division of Sponsored Research.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 record carton, 1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



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


  • Foster, F. Leroy. “Sponsored Research at MIT, 1900-1968." Cambridge, MA: Division of Sponsored Research, 1984-1986. (MIT Libraries)

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Sponsored Research
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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