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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Student Housing records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AC-0620

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Committee on Student Housing, which worked from 1955 to 1956 with a charge from James Killian, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) consist of minutes of the committe meetings, brief topical reports, and the final report of the committee, completed in May 1956.


  • Creation: 1955 - 1966


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This collection is open.

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 Committee on Student Housing of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was formed by MIT president James Killian in April 1955 to study immediate and long-term needs of the residential campus. The committee was chaired Edwin Ryer, class of 1920. The committee report to Mr. Killian and to the Corporation of MIT was completed in May 1956, and is often referred to as the "Ryer Report."


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 September 13: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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