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Memoranda of William T. Golden
Impacts of the Early Cold War on the Formulation of U.S. Science Policy
This online volume contains selected memoranda from this collection. Compiled by and including contextual materials prepared by physicist-historian William A. Blanpied, the book is a unique resource for those interested in the development of science policy in the United States.
Provided by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Congress.
Database of Memoranda
Use this database to search through all available memoranda. Click the above link for a chronological list, or search the text using the field above.
William T. Golden served as Treasurer of AAAS from 1969 to 1999. In the early 1950s, he advised President Truman on the organization of scientific research and development throughout the government. Golden's memoranda from this period reflect an important episode in the history of American science policy after the second world war. This AAAS Archives special exhibit includes an online text on the significance of Golden's efforts and a searchable database of over 200 documents.