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Finding Aid to the AAAS Committee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare Records

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository:    American Association for the Advancement of Science Archives, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, archives@aaas.org
Creator:    AAAS Committee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare
Title:    AAAS Committee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare Records
Dates:    1958-1974
Extent:    2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:    AAAS established the Commmittee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare (CSPHW) in 1958 to explore the role that AAAS might take in addressing social controversies involving science and technology. The committee, whose chairs included biologist Barry Commoner and anthropologist Margaret Mead, issued reports on science and nuclear war, science and race, scientific integrity, and secrecy in science. The committee was successor to an interim AAAS Committee on the Social Aspects of Science (1956-1958). AAAS disbanded the CSPHW in 1974.
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Language:    The records are in English.


Scope and Contents

Records include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, proceedings, reports, and publications.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in descending chronological order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection open to the public for research.

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Related Material

Records are related to other materials in the AAAS Executive Office and the AAAS Office of Science and Society Programs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Committee on Science in the Promotion of Human Welfare Records. AAAS Archives, Washington, DC.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

[BOX 1]
"Institutions" Project, requests for publications, 1974
Expenses, 1974
Correspondence, 1974
Meeting documents, 18 October 1974
Institutions Workshop, Annual Meeting, 1974
Symposium on "Institutions" and CSPHW Workshop, AAAS Annual Meeting, February 1974
Palo Alto Workshop, 25-27 April 1974
Meeting documents (agenda, minutes), 17 June 1974, 18 October 1974, and 7 April 1973
Documents relating to Scoville Military Research and Development Study, 1973-1974
Application of Science to Social Needs, 1973-1974
Joel Primack correspondence, 1973-1974
Advisory Study, Application of Science to Social Needs, 1973
Meeting correspondence, 1973
Related correspondence and documents, meeting of December 14, 1973
Agenda, minutes, related documents, meeting of September 1973
Telephone canvass, report regarding state of CSPHW Committee, December 1973
Minutes and related documents, meeting of 14 December 1973
Institutions for the Application of Science to Social Needs, 1973
Palo Alto/Stanford Center for Study of Behavioral Sciences Meeting, April 19, 1973
Institutions Symposium papers, 1972-1973
Biographical data for "Institutions" Symposium, 1972-1973
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) letters, 1972-1973
Institutional Workshop, 1972-1973
OTA information, correspondence, and discussion outlines, 1972-1973
Sloan Foundation and Russell Sage proposals, 1972
Kessler Project, 1972-1974
Correspondence regarding and "Science, Social Science, and Society's Problems" by John C. McKinney, 1972
Original symposium proceedings-Symposium on Institutions for the Application of Science to Social Needs, 1972
"Preliminary Feasibility of Air Conservation Book", 1971
Budget, 1970-1974
Reports and other historical documents, 1960-1972
Publications, 1950s-1970s

[BOX 2]
Minutes of Meeting on 23 September 1973
Correspondence, 1973
Scientists in the Public Interest Conference, Alta, Utah, 1973
Meeting information (agenda, attachments), 1972-1973
Correspondence, 1972
Air Conservation, 1972
Agendas, minutes, 1971-1972
Reports, correspondence, 1971-1972
Correspondence, 1971
Symposium, Annual Meeting, 1971
Reports, agenda, and minutes, 1971
Letter to Science, December 18, 1971
Ebert Subcommittee, 1971
Letter to Science (Part I), 1970-1971
Letter to Science (Part II), 1970-1971
Correspondence, 1970
Technology Assessment Bill, 1970
Correspondence, 1969
Correspondence, 1968
Correspondence, 1967
Correspondence, 1966
Agendas, minutes, reports to Council, January 1965-June 1971 (2 Folders)
Commoner Chairman, 1959-1965