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Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Oral History Program

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history collection on the recombinant DNA controversy

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0100
Abstract The recombinant DNA oral history project was begun at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, shortly after the Asilomar Conference, an international conference of molecular biologists held in Pacific Grove, California, to assess the risks involved in recombinant DNA research and establish research guidelines. The project, directed by Charles Weiner, professor of history of science and technology at MIT, aimed to document the social impact of the research and the controversy that ensued....
Dates: 1966 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1978

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oral History Program, oral history interview with Harold E. Edgerton

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Identifier: MC-0132
Scope and Contents of the Collection In 1975 Marc Miller of the MIT Oral History Program office interviewed Harold Edgerton, Institute Professor and professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The collection contains a transcript of the interview, and background materials and notes including synopses of 18 of Edgerton's laboratory notebooks made by Marc Miller in preparation for the interview.
Dates: 1975 August 25, September 4, September 16

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history interviews on computers at MIT

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Identifier: MC-0131
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of supporting documents for and tapes of interviews which discuss Project Whirlwind, Project MAC, and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There are transcripts only for the interviews with Hazen, Forrester, Perlis, and Carr (draft). Also includes transcripts and notes of a seminar, "Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence," with Philip Morrison, Jerome Lettvin, and Joseph Weisenbaum, and a lecture...
Dates: 1976 - 1977

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oral History Program, oral history interviews on the Physical Science Study Committee

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Identifier: MC-0602
Abstract The Physical Science Study Committee, and its subsequent offshoots, Educational Services Incorporated (ESI) and Education Development Center (EDC), sought to achieve a comprehensive change in the teaching of science, particularly physics at its inception, in the secondary school system. The genesis of the original committee was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 with a project initiated by Jerrold Zacharias, James Killian, and Francis Friedman. The collection consists of...
Dates: 1956 - 1976