Club of Rome: The Predicament of Mankind, 1971
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the professional activities of Jay Wright Forrester, director of the Digital Computer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Materials in this collection span from approximately 1940 to 2000, and include Forresters research, writings, speeches, correspondence, corporate consulting materials, and course notes for classes he taught at MIT. Forrester's research is documented in records about his patents and computation notebooks. These materials include information about magnetic core memory lawsuits involving IBM. Writings by Forrester include drafts of his book The City: Growth, Stagnation, and Revival, and background material for his other publications. Correspondence in the collection documents his relationships with colleagues and government officials. Also included are interviews with Forrester, compriising a transcript of a 1970 oral history and an audiorecording of a 1975 interview conduted by the staff of the London Science Museum. The 1975 intervieww includes commentary on the development of the electronic digital computer, Vannevar Bush, and Project Whirlwind.
- Creation: 1971
- From the Collection: Forrester, Jay W. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
File is open.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
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