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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs records

Identifier: AC-0565

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) Program include student files, correspondence and records pertaining to program operations, and information about companies, individuals who contributed to or are affiliated with the MITES program, and video and audio recordings of MITES events. Also included are student files from the STEM and MSBP programs.

The collection also includes an archived version of the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs website.


  • Creation: 1974 - 2008, 2017
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1974 - 2008


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

The Office of Engineering Outreach Programs in the School of Engineering was formally organized in 2006 to incorporate new and ongoing programs of the office previously known as Engineering Special Programs. The mission of Engineering Outreach Programs is to provide learning opportunities at the K-12 level in engineering and science for underrepresented students. As of 2007, four major programs are part of the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs: MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science, MSBP (MIT Science of Baseball Program), SEED Academy (Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery), and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).


58 Cubic Feet (56 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 8 legal manuscript boxes, 1 small box)

1 item(s) (1 archived website)

Language of Materials



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

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed collection inventory is available to staff in the MIT ArchivesSpace staff interface.

Processing Information

In spring 2021, this finding aid was revised as part of a project to publish previously unpublished finding aids. The finding aid was brought up to minimum description standards and any personally identifying information in the description was removed.

Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March: Edited by Chris Tanguay for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.
  • 2021 October 28: Archived Office of Engineering Outreach Programs website added by Lana Mason.

Repository Details

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

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