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Aldous Huxley lecture series, “What a Piece of Work Is a Man”

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0233

Scope and Contents

This collection contains transcripts and audio files of six lectures Aldous Huxley gave at the Massachusetts Instititue of Technology in the fall of 1960. He was the Carnegie Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presenting a series of lectures concerning history, language, and art under the title "What a Piece of Work is a Man." The lectures were presented by the MIT Department of Humanities as part of the Centennial Program of the founding of MIT.

Dates

  • 1960

Creator

Access note

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Conditions Governing Use

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Historical Note

In the fall semester 1960 Aldous Huxley was the Carnegie Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He presented a series of lectures concerning history, language, and art under the title "What a Piece of Work is a Man." The lectures were presented by the MIT Department of Humanities as part of the Centennial Program of MIT. Huxley finished the visiting professorship on November 21 but returned to MIT in April to participate with 100 other international leaders to take part in the formal celebration in April 1961 of the centennial of the founding of MIT, where he spoke on the "Education on the Non-Verbal Level".

Extent

1.3 Cubic Feet (6 transcripts, 14 audiotapes, 7 audiocassettes)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

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

Related Materials

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Distinctive Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Centennial Week Records, AC 174.

Processing Information note

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Title
Guide to the Records of the Aldous Huxley Lecture Series, "What a Piece of Work Is Man," 1960
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021 November 23: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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

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