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Carnegie Institute of Technology Records

Identifier: 1990-0001

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Carnegie Institute of Technology are housed in twenty-six boxes and are arranged in eleven series. Series have been designated for annual reports, College Council minutes, Deans' subject files, faculty files, accreditation surveys, research institutes and centers, programs, Conference on Materials, publications, miscellaneous, and oversized materials. These records include reports, surveys, publications, correspondence, administrative forms, and resumes. The majority of the collection is made of annual reports and the Deans' subject files. Due to the personal content included in the faculty files found in series three and four, these files are restricted. No student work is represented in the collection.


  • Majority of material found within 1963-2013
  • 1924-2013


All faculty files are restricted. Access will be considered only on a case by case basis by the University Archivist and cannot be guaranteed.

Historical Sketch

In 1970, the Carnegie Institute of Technology completed a merge with the Mellon Institute to form Carnegie Mellon University. During this reorganization, the Carnegie Institute of Technology's College of Engineering and Science was split into two separate departments. The Mellon College of Science covers mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology, while all of the engineering courses and research are grouped under the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT). CIT, also called the College of Engineering, is one of seven "colleges" that make up Carnegie Mellon University.


25.5 Linear feet (26 boxes)




This collection includes information from the Dean's Office and the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Commercial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy, Engineering Design Research Center, Metallurgy & Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science & Engineering, and Robotics.


These materials were received in several accessions. A portion of the collection was transferred from the Office of the Dean of Engineering in 1990. Another accession was part of a records survey carried out by the University Archivist in 2006.

Related Archival Materials

The University Archives also holds the College of Engineering and Science Records, which document the college prior to its splitting into the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon College of Science, and the Carnegie Institute of Technology Small Alumni Collection, which consists of material donated by Engineering alumni and related to the College of Engineering.


One folder of oversized material has been separated and stored in drawer 9 of the oversized cabinet on the second floor of Hunt Library. The contents of this folder are listed in Series eleven.


Processed by Cassandra Nespor on June 26, 2007. Updated by Laure Bukh on September 27, 2013.
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Records, 1924-2004
June 26, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Carnegie Mellon University Archives Repository

4909 Frew St
Pittsburgh PA 15213
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