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Samuel B. Zisman papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0502

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samauel Zisman papers contain notes and correspondence about design in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture.


  • circa 1930-1935


Access note

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Samuel Zisman, 1908-1970, studied at Boston University and received a B.S. in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1930. In 1930, Zisman became an Assistant Professor of Architecture at MIT, and in 1935 he became a Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He was involved in World War II civilian effort organizations and served in the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant from 1943-1945. (1) Zisman was a director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and was involved in the administration of displaced persons camps in Bavaria from 1945-1947. (2)

1. “Samuel B. Zisman Papers.” The University of Texas at Austin. San Antonio (Tex.). Accessed May 23, 2020.

2. “Samuel Zisman Papers - Collections Search - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.” Accessed May 23, 2020.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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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.

Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Samuel B. Zisman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020 May: Biographical note by Jessika Myers added.

Repository Details

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