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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the Provost, records of executive officer Joel Orlen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0057

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains administrative files of Exectuive Officer Joel Orlen in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Office of the Provost. Materials include correspondence, reference material, working notes, and reports on various activities of the office, including coordination of space and research planning, administration of special research funds, representing MIT on the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation and in various university research consortia, and administration of special programs such as the Technology and Culture Seminars, the Cambridge Humanities Seminar, and Independent Activities Period. Also included is a chronological file of correspondence, consisting primarily of internal memoranda.


  • Creation: 1965 - 1980


Access note

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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

Joel Orlen was assistant to the provost, 1971-1976, and executive officer in the Office of the Provost, 1976-1980, while Walter A. Rosenblith was provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


20 Cubic Feet (20 record cartons)

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Processing Information note

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of the Provost
Records of Executive Officer Joel Orlen
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Repository Details

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
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Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US