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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Science, Technology, and Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0363

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Boxes 1 to 3 of the collection contain minutes of the Technology Studies Program’s Steering Committee meetings and correspondence and memoranda about curriculum planning and course offerings. Boxes 4 and 5 are a set of working papers issued by the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, covering papers #1-36.


  • Creation: 1973 - 2002


Access note

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Conditions Governing Use

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Historical note

In December 1972 Dean Robert L. Bishop of the School of Humanities and Social Science appointed a Technology Steering Committee to identify goals and make proposals for an interdisciplinary program in humanities and technology. Courses in technology studies were first offered in the fall of 1976 to undergraduate students who sought “to understand the place of science and technology in civilization.” In 1976 the Technology Studies Program was succeeded by the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Professor of English Louis Bucciarelli was head of the Technology Studies Program.


4 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes)

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Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Appraisal note

Needs review.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Preliminary Inventory to the Records of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Science, Technology, and Society
Ready For Review
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Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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