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Finding Aid to the AAAS Population, Resources, and Environment Program Records


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Committee on Population, Resources, and Environment, 1983-1989

Series II: PREP Subcommittees, 1984-1989

Series III: PREP Seminars and Symposia, 1974-1989

Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1979-1989


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: AAAS Office of International Science
Title: AAAS Population, Resources, and Environment Program Records
Dates: 1982-1989
Extent: 11.25 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract: In 1984, AAAS convened an advisory group to evaluate the interest and necessity of creating a project to investigate the interactions between population, resources, and the environment. The initiative was prompted by the prospect of an increase in the world's population from 4.8 billion in 1984 to between 7.7 and 11.6 billion by 2050. The advisory group recommended creation of a Committee on Population, Resources and Environment. Chaired by Roger Levien, the committee provided guidance for AAAS Population, Resources, and Environment Program (PREP) activities. PREP addressed the problems and opportunities that arise through interactions among population, resources, and environment, while stressing interdisciplinary approaches, international cooperation, and the application of scholarship to public policy issues. Committee members were divided into five subcommittees to address the following substantive areas: intellectual history; interdependency of food and population; technological change; the demand side of population; and transnational impacts. PREP sponsored a variety of meetings, technical workshops, policy briefings, international symposia, and general sessions at the AAAS Annual Meeting. It also commissioned and conducted research on the subcommittee subject areas. The major products of the program were two book-length manuscripts published in 1989: a volume on the intellectual history of research on population, resource, and environment relationship issues, and a report on food, resources, and population interdependencies. The program disbanded in 1989 upon the completion of its major projects.
Identification:
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

Records, arranged in four series, include conference and workshop materials, commissioned and contributed papers, draft manuscripts, committee meeting minutes, and correspondence, as well as background articles, reports, and newspaper clippings on several Population, Resources and the Environment topics.

Series I includes the initial Advisory Group materials that pertain to the origin of the program; planning reports and funding options; numerous meetings discussing the establishing policies and goals; correspondence between members of the executive committee; proposals and drafts; PREP meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, and other materials ranging from January 1985 to December 1989; correspondence from 1983 to 1986 as well as correspondence between major participants and AAAS administration.

Series II includes information on PREP subcommittees on the following topics: Subcommittee on Food, which included three study groups titled: International Dependence of Food and Population; Agroforestry; Soils and Water; Technological Change; Transnationalism; Intellectual History; Population - the Demand Side; and Consensus.

Series III includes records of the AAAS Annual Meetings. During the annual meetings, there are numerous symposia dealing with special topics and presentations by major players in the specific fields. The records of the symposia include working and final drafts, correspondence, planning materials, meeting agendas and other background materials. The series contains the files from the 1985 to 1988. The topics pertain to population and food/hunger issues. This series also includes congressional seminars on population, resources and the environments from 1985 to1987. There are records that pertain to the Bangalore, India Seminar held in 1986, the background, working and final drafts, correspondence, subcommittees, and manuscripts. Finally, the series contain other Office of International Science and PREP working group materials, as well as other miscellaneous materials.

Series IV contains miscellaneous correspondence, background material, and other records. It includes the chronological correspondence files of PREP program director Charles V. Kidd and AAAS staff officer Amy Auerbacher Wilson for 1987, chronicling the daily activities of the program. There is also one folder of correspondence regarding requested books. The series also includes background materials presumably collected by program staff during PREP research, dated mainly from the early 1980s. These publications and other records document the U.S. Senate Global Foresight Roundtables (1981-1985), the Conference on Population (1984), and other meetings and conferences, as well as the related ongoing work of organizations such as the United Nations. Finally, the series contains miscellaneous PREP records.

Arrangement

Records are arranged in four series. Series I: Committee on PREP; Series II: PREP Subcommittees; Series III: PREP Seminars and Symposia; Series IV: Miscellaneous.

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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 other material from AAAS Office of International Science.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

AAAS Population, Resources, and Enviroment Program Records. AAAS Archives, Washington, DC.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Committee on Population, Resources, and Environment, 1983-1989
[BOX 1]
Advisory Group on Population, Resources and Environment Program (PREP)
  Planning Report, Mellon Foundation, 1983
  meeting, 17 Oct. 1983
  meeting, 17 Nov. 1983
  meeting, 16 Jan. 1984
  meeting, 23 March 1984
  correspondence and memos
  Rodney Briggs, 1984
  Roger Levien, 1984
  Jessica T. Matthews, 1984
  David Sills, 1984
  Richard Stroup, 1984
PREP Proposals
  drafts, Dec. 1983-March 1984
  drafts, May-July 1984
  Final, Nov. 1984
  Mellon Foundation, 1984
  comments and notes, Jan-Deb. 1984
PREP
  Descriptions and internal planning, 1984
  Newsletter list, 1984
  Issues, 1984
  Institutions, 1984
  Proposals, Funding and budget, 1984-1985
  Budget, 1985
  Funding strategy, 1986-1988
  Division of labor, 1985
  Concensus draft statements, 1985
  Concensus correspondence, 1985
  Committee annual reports, 1984-1989
Narrowing Differences in African Food Production, September 1985
[BOX 2]
PREP Meetings: Wye, MD, 18-20 Jan. 1985
  Correspondence, 18-20 Jan. 1985
  Agenda, 18-20 Jan. 1985
  Issues paper by Charles Kidd, 18-20 Jan. 1985
  Notes, 18-20 Jan. 1985
  Minutes, 18-20 Jan 1985
PREP Meetings: Leesburg VA, 28-29 Sept. 1985
  Agenda
  Correspondence
  Notes
  Minutes
PREP Meetings: Wye, MD, 11-13 April 1986
  Agenda
  Correspondence
  Notes
  Minutes
PREP Meetings: Washington, DC
  Agenda, 22-23 Nov. 1986 (2 Folders)
  Correspondence, 22-23 Nov. 1986
  Minutes, 22-23 Nov. 1986
  Agenda, 30-31 May 1987
  Minutes, 30-31 May 1987
  Agenda, 12-13 Dec. 1987 (2 Folders)
  Minutes, 12-13 Dec. 1987
  Agenda, 17 Sept. 1988 (2 Folders)
  Correspondence, 17 Sept. 1988
  Minutes, 17 Sept. 1988
  Agenda, 15 April 1989
  Minutes, 15 April 1989
  Agenda, 16 Dec. 1989
  Minutes, 16 Dec. 1989
[BOX 3]
PREP correspondence
  1983-1984
  1984 (2 Folders)
  1985
  with staff, 1985-1986
  1986
PREP memos, Charles Kidd, 1984-1985
PREP memos, Amy Wilson, 1986-1987
PREP Vitas
PREP correspondence
  Elise Boulding, 1986-1987
  William Brown, 1989
  Lynton Caldwell, international issues, 1985
  Enrique Campos-Lopez, 1985
  Committee members, 1986-1987
  Committee re new members, 1984-1986
  Paul Demeny, 1984-1987
  Paul Demeny, papers, 1986-1988
  Richard Forman, 1987-1988
  Anna J. Harrison, 1985
  Lionel Johns, 1984-1988
  Jacques Lesourne, 1984-1987
  Buddy MacKay, 1985-1987
  Donella Meadows, 1984-1988
  Norman Myers, 1985
  David Pimental, 1985-1987
  with Reining, June 1984-Juen 1986
  Ronald G. Ridker, 1984-1988
  Fred T. Sai, 1985-1989
  Other and Eneas Salati, 1987-1989
  Paul Schultz, 1985 & 1989
  S. Fred Singer, 1984-1985
  Michael S. Teitelbaum, 1987
  George Zeidenstein, 1985
  with NAS, 1984-1987
Series II: PREP Subcommittees, 1984-1989
[BOX 4]
Subcommittee on Intellectual History: Correspondence
  Correspondence
    Authors, 1986-1989
    NEH funding proposal, 1986-1987
    Publication of manuscript, 1987-1989
    Michael Teitelman, 1984-1985
    Michael Teitelman, 1986-1988
  Conference, 1986-1987
  Participants, 1987
  Related material
Subcommittee on Population - The Demand Side
  Correspondence: Chair, 1986-1987
  Correspondence: Other, 1987
  Project description, 1986-1987
  Related material
Subcommittee on Food
  Agroforestry Study Group correspondence with David Pimentel (chair), 1985-1988
  Background material, 1984-1987
  Correspondence with Donella Meadows (chair), 1985-1988
  Formation of Study Groups, 1985
  Interdependency of Food and Population Study Group correspondence, 1985-1989
  Manuscripts, 1986-1989
  Soil and Water Study Group-general correspondence, 1985-1987
  Soil and Water Study Group-correspondence with Elise Boulding (chair), 1986-1989
[BOX 5]
Subcommittee on Technological Change
  Charter and early planning, 1985
  Correspondence
    general and notes
    William Clark/IIASA, 1983-1984
    William Clark/IIASA, 1985
    William Clark/IIASA, 1986-1987
    Lionel (Skip) Johns, 1985-1987
  Harvey Brooks Personal file
  Planning meeting, July 1987
  Sustainability Project
    Collaboration with the World Bank, 1987-1989
    draft proposals, 1988
    general correspondence, 1987-1989
    Harvey Brooks correspondence
      April-Sept. 1986
      Oct. 1986-March 1987
      April-Nov. 1987
      Dec. 1987-July 1988
      Aug.1988 - Dec. 1989
      Comments on proposals, 1987
       
  paper by Harvey Brooks, 1988-1989
  paper by Judith Kildow, 1988
  paper by Gordon Orians, 1987
  Background Materials, 1985-1989
Subcommittee on Transnationalism
  Correspondence-general files, 1988-1989
  Correspondence-Nazli Choucri (chair), 1989 (5 Folders)
  drafts, 1989 (3 Folders)
  funding and proposals, 1986-1988
Series III: PREP Seminars and Symposia, 1974-1989
[BOX 6]
AAAS Annual Meeting
  Los Angeles -Executive Committee Minutes, agendas and other, 1985
  Los Angeles - Symposium-Population Growth, Resource Use and Environmental Change, 1985
  :Los Angeles - Symposium-Science and Technology Policies for Development, 1985
  Philadelphia - Symposium-Shifts in Thinking About Population - Environmental Relationships, 1986
  general files
  Chicago - Symposium, 1987
    Internationalization of Social Science: Views from Abroad
    Agroforestry
    Genetic Diversity and Food Security
    Global Competition in Agriculture
    Population Growth and Well Being
    Feeding the People Correspondence
    Feeding the People drafts and manuscripts
  Boston, 1988
    Symposium - The Future of Hunger
    Symposium - Scientific Disagreement with World Hunger
    Symposium - The Paradox of World Hunger - Grain Surpluses
    general files
OIS PREP Annual Meeting I
OIS PREP Annual Meeting II
Congressional Seminar
  on Population, Resources and the Environment, 1985
  Planning #1 - up to Dec. 1985
  Planning #2 - as up Jan. 1986
  Working files, 1985-1987
  #1, Feb. 1986
  #2, Feb. 1986
Africa Hearings
Congressional Seminar #2: Migration, April 1986
OIS PREP Congressional Seminars
OIS PREP Science Attaches Seminars
[BOX 7]
"Why has the green revolution been a success in India," M.V. Rao, Bangalore Seminar, 1986
M.V. Rao and Charles Kidd
  Correspondence, 1987
  Green Revolution manuscript, 4 Jan. 1987
  Master and comments, 10 Nov. 1987
  Submission to Science, 1988
Green Revolution: Background articles
  1974-1984
  1985-1986
  1987
  1988
OIS PREP Bangalore Meeting Follow Up
Bangalore
  Science and Technology Initiative
  Citation Index
  Background Documents
  Background Articles
  Press clippings
  NSF Indian Science review
  Funding
  Final Report, Indo/US Meeting, 30 Dec. 1986
  US Papers
  Archana Sharma, 1984-1989
OIS PREP
  Data Project (Demeny)
  Uncertainty Project
  International Activities, 1987
  Departmental Plan, 1988
PREP
  References, 1985
  Acquisitions list, 1984
  Inventory/Literature/Bibliography/Memos, 1985
  Electronic communication
Series IV: Miscellaneous, 1979-1989
[BOX 8]
AAW chron
  Jan. 1987
  Feb. 1987
  misc. chron, CVk PREP only chron, March 1987
  PREP misc. chron, April 1987
  PREP, etc., May 1987
  PREP chron, June 1987
  Aug. 1987
  Sept. 1987
  Oct. 1987
  Nov. 1987
  Dec. 1987
CVK chron
  Jan. 1987
  German, non-PREP, March 1987
  German, non-PREP, April 1987
  German Seminar, etc., May 1987
  June 1987
  July 1987
  Aug. 1987
  Sept. 1987
  Nov. 1987
  Dec. 1987
PREP books requested, 1987
[BOX 9]
AAAS: Workshop "Towards Peaceful Change: Science, Technology and International Security, November 1980
Beyond Famine: Population and Technology Assistance,
U.S. Senate Global Foresight Roundtable
  Global Resources, Population and Environment Headings, 1981-1983
  1982
  1983
  1984-1985
  Background
"A Day for Agribusiness" Meeting, April 26 1984
PREP Related Meetings, 1984
PREP "Demand", 1984
PREP Documents for Meeting of Prepatory for the UN International Conference on Population, 1984
PREP Environmental Fund
OIS PREP World Wildlife Congress, 1987
OIS PREP Global Change Forum, 1989
"Rapid Food production growth in selected developing countries 1961 - 1976" Background Materials, 1979
"Guidelines for AIDS regional activities in Africa", 1980
U.N. activities pertaining to people, resources, environment and development, 1980
Public understanding of population issues - clippings, 1983-1985
PREP Background Materials Related Organizations and projects, 1983-1984
PREP Background Materials, 1983-1984 (4 Folders)
PREP Background Materials, 1984
PREP Background
PREP Background Materials Articles and Papers
Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)