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Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Urban Systems Laboratory.

Records, 1968-1974.

Archival Collection - AC 366

Administrative History | Scope and Content Note


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Urban Systems Laboratory (USL) was established in 1968, with initial funding from the Ford Foundation, as an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary laboratory to focus Institute resources on urban problems. Charles L. Miller, professor of civil engineering, was director of the laboratory from 1968 until 1974 when it was closed for lack of funding.

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2 cubic feet (2 records cartons)

The records of the director, Charles L. Miller, include proposals, progress reports, and correspondence about laboratory projects, including the MIT Program in Data Transportation; information about cooperation with Cambridge, Mass., city projects; papers given at laboratory seminars; administrative files including MIT Engineering Council minutes and the USL Steering Committee minutes; resumes and a bibliography of Charles L. Miller; and descriptive information about the USL's programs.

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