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Shirley A. Jackson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0195

Scope and Contents

This bulk of the collection (as of 2019) contains personal records and historical materials of Shirley A. Jackson from her tenure as Commissioner (May 2, 1995 to June 30, 1995) and Chairman (July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This set of records was reviewed by staff of the NRC prior to transfer to the Department of Distinctive Collections. Official records of the NRC are held by the National Archives and Records Administration. There is no classified information in the set of records held by the Department of Distinctive Collections. There are two speeches by Shirley Jackson at MIT events. Further additions are expected to this collection.

Dates

  • circa 1995-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Department of Distinction Collections of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by donor of collection.

Extent

103.2 Cubic Feet (103 record cartons, 1 half manuscript box)

Overview

This collection contains personal records and historical materials of Shirley A. Jackson from her tenure as Commissioner (May 2, 1995 to June 30, 1995) and Chairman (July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. There are also two speeches in the collection that date prior to her tenure with NRC from MIT events. The collection contains correspondence, trip files, plant, utilities and vendor files as well as subject files and speeches.

Arrangement

Organized into twelve series: 1. Secretary’s Papers, 2. Correspondence, 3. COM Secretary files, 4. Chronological files, 5. Trip files, 6. Plant files, 7. Utilities, 8. Vendors and Agreement States, 9. International files, 10. Subject files, 11. Speeches.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. At least two business days notice is required for use.

Appraisal

Materials were in good order with detailed folder titles provided by NRC.

Processing Information

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.

Materials were sent with descriptive folder tiles which were kept. Some folders and boxes were replaced as determined necessary for preservation.

Technology Review profile of Shirley A. Jackson

MIT Technology Review article “The Remarkable Career of Shirley Ann Jackson,” published Dec. 19, 2017.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609692/the-remarkable-career-of-shirley-ann-jackson/
Title
Preliminary Inventory of the Papers of Shirley A. Jackson
Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US