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American Research and Development Corporation records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0495

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises records of the American Research and Development Corporation spanning the years of 1946 to 1958.


  • 1946 - 1958


Conditions Governing Access

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 American Research and Development Corporation, founded in 1946 by Georges Doriot, Ralph Flanders, Merrill Griswold, and Karl Compton, was a venture capital and private equity firm located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Per MIT Executive Committee minutes from January 4, 1963, MIT ended its contract with the Reseach Corporation effective December 26, 1962.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Physical Location

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

Location of Originals

Photocopies of a portion of the Ralph Flanders papers at Syracuse University. See note in control file.

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.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 September 15: 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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