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Joseph Weizenbaum personal archives

Identifier: MC-0383

Scope and Contents

The Joseph Weizenbaum personal archives span the approximate years of 1960 to 1999.

Materials include: theses, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and administrative files.


  • circa 1960s-1990s


Access note

Materials in this collection are open unless they are marked as restricted. Restrictions are noted in the container list.

Intellectual Property Rights

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 Distinctive Collections. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Biography Note

Joseph Weizenbaum was appointed professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) July 1, 1970.


19 Cubic Feet (19 record cartons)

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

Processing Information note

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.
Personal Archives of Joseph Weizenbaum
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 August 13: 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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