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Finding Aid to the Richard A. Scribner Files

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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:    Scribner, Richard A.
Title:    Richard A. Scribner Files
Dates:    1971-1982
Extent:    4.8 linear feet (4 boxes and 2 Hollinger boxes)
Abstract:    Richard A. Scribner headed the AAAS Office of Science and Society during the 1970s. These administrative records reflect Scribner's participation on U.S. Department of State panels, his work on the manuscript Energy Policy and the Future of Nuclear Power, and other science policy projects. Scribner served as staff liaison for the AAAS Committee on Science, Arms Control and National Security and director of the attendant AAAS program during the 1980s.
Identification:    
Language:    The records are in English.


Scope and Contents

Records include correspondence, course materials, grant proposals, meetings, monthly reports, and manuscript.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in six series. Series I: Foreign Service Institute Course; Series II: Grants and Proposals; Series III: Department of State Panels; Series IV: Reports; Series V: Programs, Courses, Meetings, and Conference Reports; Series VI: AAAS Governance (Arden House II); and Series VII: Science Policy, Science Court, and AISLE.

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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 material from the AAAS Committee on Science, Arms Control and National Security. Files on Arden House Statement relate to AAAS Executive Office materials.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Records transferred to the AAAS Archives by Richard A. Scribner in 1987.

Preferred Citation

Richard A. Scribner Files. AAAS Archives, Washington, DC.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Foreign Service Institute Course

[In 1981, the U.S. Department of State requested Scribner's assistance in developing an outline for a three week course on science and foreign affairs for the Foreign Service Institute. This series contains correspondence, notes, a copy of Scribner's submission and other material related to this project.]

[Box 1]
Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Material
     FSI Science and Technology Course Document
     I - FSI Science and Technology Course Document (Copy)
     II - Mid-Level Officer's Professional Development Program
     III
     I - Science and Technology Course, Aug. 1982
     II
     I - Student Tests
     II - Science and Technology Course
     III - Science and Technology Course
     misc.

Series II: Grants and Proposals

[This series includes correspondence, notes, memos, grants and proposals for projects undertaken by Scribner and his staff.]

[Box 1]
Adapting Science to Social Needs: Grant Report
CFSP Proposal to Sloan, 1975
CFSP Original Sloan Proposal 1974
20-20 Proposal and Related Materials 1977
20-20 Proposal response
NIMH
     "Institutions" Workshop Grant correspondence, 1974-1976
     Grant: Adapting Science to social needs, 1977
     Grant Report: 1 R13 MH 24356-01 - Re Adapting Science to Social Needs
     "Institutions" Material: proposal, working papers
Public Understanding of Technology: Proposal, 1971
B.3.b. Funding: Proposals and Grants, ii Ford: I
B.3.b. Funding: Proposals and Grants, ii Ford: II

Series III: Department of State Panels

[Scribner participated on State Department panels devoted to energy and genetic engineering. Correspondence, notes, memos and other materials related to these panels are included in this series.]

[Box 1]
Energy Panel Account: 497-960
Department of State Energy Panel 1981
Materials for the Energy Panel
DOS Expert Panels: I
Expert Panels: II - AAAS/OES Agreement
DOS Panels
DOS Energy Panel

[Box 2]
Department of State Biotech Panel 1981
Biogenetic Engineering Panel: I - Genetics Report
Biogenetic Engineering Panel: II - Account - 497-958
Biogenetic Engineering Panel: III - Department of State Genetic Panel
Genetic Engineering Working Papers

Series IV: Reports

[This series is comprised predominantly of monthly reports for Scribner's office, the AAAS Office of Science and Society. Also included are reports from 1971 and 1972 from the Regional Centers Ad Hoc Committee, another project within the office.]

[Box 2]
Monthly Reports: Office of Science and Society, 1974-1975
Monthly Reports: Office of Special Programs, 1976
Monthly Office Reports: Office of Special Programs, 1977-1978
Regional Centers Ad Hoc Committee, 1956-1971

Series V: Programs, Courses, Meetings, and Conference Reports

[This series includes correspondence, notes, memos and reports for meetings, conferences and classes.]

[Box 2]
Science and Foreign Policy Course: Expenses, 1982
Annual Meeting Symposium: Knowledge for Policy-Making: Integrating Information, Opinion and Values - Denver, 1977
Adapting Science to Social Needs: Knowledge, Institutions, People into Action - Interdisciplinary Research Management, 1976
     Knowledge, Institutions, People into Action - Interdisciplinary Research Management, 1976
     Conference proceedings
     Interdisciplinary Research Management - conference report
     Final Report - Original
     Interdisciplinary Research Management
     Pre-Conference Booklet
Correspondence: Advisory Committee - Interdisciplinary Research (Includes notes)
Pscyhology: An Assessment of Human Resources, Federal Funding and Contributions to Social Problems Research: Report
Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982
Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1981
Institutions for the Application of Science to Social Needs: Symposium Proceedings
AAAS-ABA National Conference - Symposia and other materials 1978
Energy Policy and the Future of Nuclear Power: Manuscript by Cooper-Scribner, 1977
     I - Rose Figures
     II
     III
     IV
     (Original), I
     (Original), II
     (Original), III
     (Original), IV
Congressional Record - Re: AAAS Report, 1975

Series VI: AAAS Governance

[Box 3]
Second AAAS Arden House Conference: I - Professional Societies in the Process of Change
Second AAAS Arden House Conference: II

Series VII: Science Policy, Science Court, and AISLE

[Box 4]
AAAS Board Statement, Observations on Needs and Organization for Science and Technology in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, Feb 1975
AAAS Conference, Adapting Science to Social Needs, 5-8 May 1976
Adapting Science to Social Needs, Conference Proceedings, 5-8 May 1976
AAAS Symposium, Knowledge for Policy-Making, 1977
NSF Research Management Improvement Projects, 1976
Inter-disciplinary Research
National Science Policy and Priorities Act of 1972
Testimony re National Science Policy and Organization Act, House Committee on Science and Technology, June 1975
John C. Calhoun testimony, House Committee on Science and Technology, June 1975
Roger Revelle testimony, House Committee on Science and Technology, June 1975
National Policy, Organization, and Priorities for Science, Engineering and Technology Act of 1976
Testimony for various hearings, 1974-1975
Science Advice to the President, articles, 1975
Science Advice to the President, scientific society responses, 1974-1975
William D. Carey talks on science policy, 1975
William T. Golden talk, What can you scientists and engineers do for me? 2 April 1975
Rodney W. Nichols, National Policies for Science and Technology, 11 Oct 1974
Richard A. Scribner memoranda re science policy, 1975
Miscellaneous material on science policy, 1972-1977
Technology in Society, Science Advice to the President,
Richard A. Scribner, New Avenues for Scientists to Contribute to Legislative Decision-Making and Policy Formulation, 1974
Richard A. Scribner and Frances Zorn, Science and Social Issues: Stimulating Discussion and Involvement, AAAS, 1976
Richard A. Scribner, Interdisciplinary Resarch Management, AAAS, [2 copies] 1977
Report on the State House Conference, Lawmaking, Technology, and Quality Growth, Boston, MA, 14-16 June 1976
Proceedings of the New York State Assembly AISLE Conference on Energy and the Environment, 21-23 January 1974
Copies of various hearings before U.S. House of Representatives, 1973-1977

[Box 5]
Proceedings of the Colloquium of the Science Court,
Science Court, 1977
Science Court Bibliography, March 1977
AAAS ad hoc Committe on Lobbying, 1977
Correspondence
     1981 (2 Folders)
     Jan.-June 1981
     July-Dec. 1981
     1982
     1983
Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), 1975
ERTS, for AAAS Board, 1975
ERTS, AAAS response, 1975
Joint Conference on Technology and Governance in Achieving Environmental Quality, 1972
AISLE
     New York State Assembly, 1972
     1973
     Energy and the Environment Conference, 1973
     Energy and the Environment Conference Proceedings, 1974
     correspondence, March 1974
     National Legislative Conference, 1974
     Meeting, Washington, DC, Oct. 1975
     Richard H. Bolt paper, 1975
     Nominating Committee, 1981
     Analysis of its future, 1981
     Planning meeting, Richmond, VA, Sept. 1980
     Conference, Richmond, VA, Oct. 1980
     Conference, Washington, DC, Feb. 1981
     Conference, March 1982

[Box 6]
AISLE, An Inter-Society Liaison Committee on the Environment 1975-1982
Lawmakers, Technology and Quality Growth Boston, MA, 14-16 June 1976
AISLE
     Meetings, June 1978
     Meeting, 17 July 1978
      31 Jan. 1980
     Massachusetts, May-June 1976
     Meeting, 29 June 1977
     Meeting 20 Oct. 1977
     Annapolis, MD Conference, Dec. 1977

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