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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Association of Cambridge Scientists Records 1945-1946

© 2000 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Association of Cambridge Scientists. Records

Dates:

1945-1946

Size:

1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Association of Cambridge Scientists was founded in late 1945 as a response to the growing controversy over the use of atomic energy. Membership consisted of scientists in the Boston area and composed mainly of staff at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The main purpose of the association was "to inform the general public on scientific matters when such information is pertinent to matters of public policy." The collection consists of 1 linear foot and contains correspondence, memoranda, press releases, committee minutes, and newsletters for the Association of Cambridge Scientists and associated organizations.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Association of Cambridge Scientists. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Association of Cambridge Scientists was founded in late 1945 as a response to the growing controversy over the use of atomic energy. Membership in the organization was open to scientists in the Boston area and composed mainly of persons on the staff of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The main purpose of the association was "to inform the general public on scientific matters when such information is pertinent to matters of public policy." The association also wished to stimulate discussion among scientists on these public questions through cooperation with similar organizations in the United States and overseas.

Scope Note

The Association of Cambridge Scientists records cover the years 1945 to 1946 and contain press releases and statements issued by the association; correspondence from interested individuals and from similar organizations. Newsletters, press releases and statements from these sister organizations make up the majority of the collection. The association was affiliated with the Federation of American Scientists.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Proposed Constitution of ACS

Box 1   Folder 2

ACS press releases and statements

Box 1   Folder 3

ACS election to executive committee - rules, nominating petitions, ballots

Box 1   Folder 4

ACS mailing lists

Box 1   Folder 5

ACS general correspondence, internal correspondence, memoranda

Box 1   Folder 6

American Association of Scientific Workers - statements

Box 1   Folder 7

Association of Los Alamos Scientists - correspondence, statements

Box 1   Folder 8

Association of Manhattan Project Scientists - correspondence, miscellaneous newsletters

Box 1   Folder 9

Association of New York Scientists - correspondence, miscellaneous newsletters, statements

Box 1   Folder 10

Association of Oak Ridge Scientists - Press releases, memoranda, statements

Box 1   Folder 11

Association of Pasadena Scientists - Correspondence, miscellaneous newsletters

Box 1   Folder 12

Association of Philadelphia Scientists - miscellaneous newsletters, statements

Box 1   Folder 13

(Association of San Diego Scientists?) - correspondence, statement

Box 1   Folder 14

Association of Scientists of Cornell University - miscellaneous newsletters

Box 1   Folder 15

Atomic Scientists of Chicago - correspondence, memoranda, statements

Box 1   Folder 16

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - correspondence, memoranda, statements

Box 1   Folder 17

Dayton Association of Atomic Scientists - constitution, miscellaneous newsletters

Box 2   Folder 1

Federation of American Scientists - correspondence, memoranda, financial statements

Box 2   Folder 2

FAS - press releases, statements

Box 2   Folder 3

FAS, constitution, minutes of miscellaneous meetings, proposal for change in structure

Box 2   Folder 4

FAS, report by representative to "Conference on Science and Welfare of Mankind, " report on foreign scientists

Box 2   Folder 5

FAS, correspondence, miscellaneous statements, press releases

Box 2   Folder 6

Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions - correspondence, statements

Box 2   Folder 7

National Committee on Atomic Information - correspondence, memoranda, miscellaneous newsletters

Box 2   Folder 8

Northern California Association of Scientists - correspondence, memoranda, press releases, minutes of meetings

Box 2   Folder 9

State Department - "Report on International Control of Atomic Energy, " FAS press release on report; pamphlets "The Defense of Peace"

Box 2   Folder 10

United States Congress - copies of legislation in House and Senate, testimony of scientists before congressional committees

Box 2   Folder 11

Miscellaneous material