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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0113

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, reports, and memoranda about department programs, curriculum, internships, conferences, and research opportunities especially for the Master in City Planning program; promotion and tenure files; budgets; grant proposals; financial planning and assistance to students; annual and affirmative action reports; files related to department personnel matters. Also included are records prepared for department visiting committees.

There are six hand drawn drawings of Scolley Square, Boston, given to the archives by Urban Studies department head Gary Hack in 1989. Drawings are housed in boxes 27, 28, and 29. The interpretive drawings were done in 1952 by department faculty Frederick J. Adams, Roland B. Greeley, Burnham Kelly, and Lloyd Rodwin prior to the urban renewal and razing of Scolley Square to build Boston's Government Center. One drawing is signed "Arthur", possibly Arthur Comey, a visiting lecturer.


  • 1952-2008


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17 Cubic Feet (12 record cartons, 14 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box, 6 drawings in 3 oversize boxes)

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Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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