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Title: Melvin Kranzberg Papers
Identification: MS157
Date: 1939-1995 (bulk 1958-1988)
Size/Quantity: 21.4 linear feet (51 document cases and 1 oversize box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Kranzberg, Melvin
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:As a faculty member of the Department of Social Sciences during his tenure at Georgia Tech, Melvin Kranzberg was instrumental and influential in establishing the School of History, Technology and Society after his retirement. This collection includes professional papers, transcripts of speeches, media articles and correspondence that span his educational and academic career.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Melvin Kranzberg was a charismatic personality, who gathered an immense ammout of knowledge, and enjoyed discussing, chatting, and debating about the impact of technology on the world.

He earned his Bachelor's degree in History from Amherst College (1938) and his Master's (1939) and Doctorate (1942) from Harvard University. During World War II, he served in military intelligence, winning the Bronze Star for interrogating German prisoners and obtaining the location of German gun emplacements. After the war he went on to teach at Harvard University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Amherst College and eventually Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.

While at Case he headed up the first graduate program in the United States in the History of Technology, and in 1958 was one of the principle founders of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). He served as secretary from 1959-1974 and eventually president of SHOT from 1983-1984. Kranzberg edited its journal "Technology and Culture," from 1959-1981. He left Case in 1972 to become the Callaway Chair for the History of Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology and taught there until his retirement in 1988. Even beyond his retirement, Dr. Kranzberg kept an office in the D. M. Smith building and continued to write letters of recommendation and correspond with his colleagues until his death on December 6, 1995.

During his career, Dr. Kranzberg edited or authored eleven books, wrote numerous articles and papers, delivered speeches at conferences around the world, and was granted accolades by his colleagues. Among these honors, Dr. Kranzberg received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the highest honor from SHOT, in 1968, the NASA Apollo Achievement Award in 1969 and the State of Israel's Jabotinsky Centennial Medal for eminence in science and letters in 1980.

A workaholic, he was known for his sense of humor and outgoing personality. His office was often overflowing with books and papers, many of which ended up in this collection. He was meticulous with saving and categorizing as many of his papers as possible. Dr. Kranzberg dissected newspapers. magazines, and journals, carefully saving the clippings under various subject headings for use in his next speech or paper. He typed up "modules" for all of his classes, including arranged and typed lecture notes. He saved all of his exams and many of his students' papers.


Scope and Content Note

The collection of Melvin Kranzberg's papers includes correspondence, professional and student papers, revised drafts and manuscripts, speeches, papers written by colleagues and students of Dr. Kranzberg, lecture notes, newspaper and magazine articles, books, and photographs. The wealth of information researched and collected by Dr. Kranzberg is a testament to his devotion to the education and awareness of the History of Technology.

SERIES 1. Technology, 1950-1994 is divided into twelve subseries: History of Technology, Science and Engineering Disciplines, Computer Technology, Military Aspects of Technology, Technology Transfer, American Technology, International Technology, Environmental Technology, Energy, Innovation, Space Technology, and the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT). All materials contained within this series relate to Dr. Kranzberg's classes and areas of research.

Subseries 1. History of Technology, 1950-1994 contains all of Dr. Kranzberg's teaching modules and collected articles and papers spanning from pre-history to modern science and technology in the form of both typed and written lecture notes; papers written by Dr. Kranzberg as well as his colleagues and students; and newspaper, journal, and magazine articles. The subseries is further divided into four eras of history covered in the collection: Pre-Historic to Ancient Civilizations; Medieval to Renaissance; Scientific Revolution through the Industrial Revolution; and Modern. Many of the divisions contain Dr. Kranzberg's "modules" or folders of typed and handwritten lecture notes and outlines, along with related articles and clippings that were used in his lecture classes. Numerous book reviews and journal articles showcase an excellent bibliography from which Dr. Kranzberg researched many of his speeches and papers.

Subseries 2. Science and Engineering Disciplines, 1951-1994 contains various newspaper, magazine and journal articles, along with professional papers, papers written by colleagues and students and speeches relating to various disciplines that were either researched by Dr. Kranzberg or were covered in his lecture classes. The subject matter ranges from Earth and Physical Sciences to Engineering fields, Architectural Design, Science and Engineering Education, and even specific scientists in various fields.

Subseries 3. Computer Technology, 1961-1988 contains numerous newspaper, magazine and journal articles, along with papers written by colleagues, and notes regarding computer related technology such as Robotics, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Home Computing and Automation. This subseries also contains a copy of the 1983 TIME Magazine article that picked the computer as "Machine of the Year."

Subseries 4. Military Aspects of Technology, 1954-1982 contains papers by colleagues and students of Dr. Kranzberg; newspaper, magazine and journal articles; and speeches pertaining to the proliferation, impact and issues dealing with the military aspects of science and technology.

Subseries 5. Technology Transfer, 1965-1988 contains papers and speeches by Dr. Kranzberg, and his colleagues as well as lecture notes, correspondence, brochures, and newspaper, magazine and journal articles. These materials relate to the various issues surrounding the transfer of technology to developing countries, from Britain to the United States before and during the Industrial Revolution and a 1984 Georgia Tech sponsored conference entitled, "Technology Transfer in the Modern World."

Subseries 6. American Technology, 1953-1984 contains speeches by Dr. Kranzberg, newspaper, magazine and journal articles, notes, correspondence, papers written by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg concerning the development of technology in America starting with the Pre-Columbian era, through the American Revolution, the Civil War and into the modern era. This subseries also touches on the subject of Technology and Democratization which is grouped in order by Roman numerals as arranged by Dr. Kranzberg in preparation for writing on the topic.

Subseries 7. International Technology, 1953-1994 includes a poster, speeches, and other materials gathered in preparation for the Georgia Tech sponsored exhibit at the High Museum of Art entitled, "China: 7000 Year of Discovery." Also included are newspaper, magazine, and journal articles; papers written by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg; speeches; correspondence; and notes concerning technology in China, Germany, India, and Japan. A collection of papers presented at the 1986 "Conference on Modernization and Technological Innovation: Social and Economic Consequences."

Subseries 8. Environmental Technology, 1971-1992 provides insight into technology's impact on the environment, methods of teaching conservation, discussion on hazardous waste and disasters, and information on urban planning. Contained within this subseries are speeches; newspaper, magazine, and journal articles; and papers by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg.

Subseries 9. Energy, 1965-1988 contains several lectures and supporting documents that trace the impact of energy and the technology behind it in relation to mankind. Contained within are edited manuscripts; speeches; newspaper, magazine, and journal articles; correspondence; personal articles; professional papers written by Dr. Kranzberg as well as by colleagues of his; and pamphlets.

Subseries 10. Innovation, 1966-1993 primarily focuses on research done by Dr. Kranzberg and colleagues at Georgia Tech concerning "The Ecology of Innovation." This subseries provides a wealth of their work in progress, in the form of draft and edited manuscripts; speeches; newspaper, magazine and journal articles; reprint orders of the project appendices; lecture notes ;agendas; papers by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg. The research produced by this project in subjects such as Technological Change, Engineering Innovations, and Current Problems in Innovation, formed the background for the Kranzberg saying, "Invention is the Mother of Necessity."

Subseries 11. Space Technology, 1950-1994 highlights over 40 years worth of collected documents concerning the history of space exploration, the rise of NASA, the impact of space technology, and the future of the U.S. space program after the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Contained within are professional papers and speeches by Dr. Kranzberg; papers written by colleagues; newspaper, magazine, and journal articles; correspondence; and lecture notes. Items of note include the Report of the President's Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, "Concepts of Space and Man's Identity" Harper's Encyclopedia Article written by Dr. Kranzberg; proceedings from the Georgia Tech Conference on International Space policy, and a transcript of Dr. Kranzberg's Oral Testimony before Congress concerning the Value of the Space Program.

Subseries 12. Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 1958-1983 contains pamphlets on the journal of the society, "Technology and Culture," programs from the society's annual meeting, a program from the Sorby Symposium on the History of Metallurgy, as well as newsletters from the professional society that Dr. Kranzberg helped to found.

SERIES 2. Papers, 1939-1994 is divided into three subseries, Student, Professional, and Others. It encompasses all of Dr. Kranzberg's career starting with papers he wrote as a student at Amherst College and then as a Doctoral candidate at Harvard University which focus mostly on Eurpean and more specifically on French history, Dr. Kranzberg's military courses, textbooks written while at Case Institute, and professional papers written throughout his academic career. The last subseries contains papers written by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg.

Subseries 1. Student, 1939-1944 encompasses the end of Dr. Kranzberg's college studies, as well as his educational training in the military during World War II. The college papers focus on French history and include manuscripts for "The Justice and Justness of the Mise of Amiens," and "Myths and Guns, A Study in French History." The military papers are from Indiana University and include class notes, lecture outlines, blue book exams, graded reviews, quizzes, maps. The items deal with Balkan politics, economics, geography and cultural studies. Also included are items used in his military intelligence training, including class notes and practice exercises.

Subseries 2. Professional, 1947-1991 spans Dr. Kranzberg's career from his beginning as an associate professor at Amherst College through his time at the Case Institute of Technology and even after his retirement from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The papers are taken from conferences and symposiums, as well as journals and digests of international professional societies. Included in this subseries are manuscripts for textbooks written while at Case which encompass subject matter ranging from Greek Civilization, to the Middle Ages, through 18th and 19th Century European and more specifically, French history.

Subseries 3. Other, 1957-1994 is a collection of papers written by colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg, many with attached personal notes. Several of the published papers are in German. Prominent academics included in these papers are Lewis Mumford, John B. Rae, Nathan Rosenberg, and Lynn White, Jr.

SERIES 3. Classes, 1947-1991 is divided into three subseries, Case Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Other. It comprises the bulk of the courses taught by Dr. Kranzberg in his 50 year career as a college professor. The classes are preserved in the form of lecture notes, syllabi, paper topics, project assignments, examinations, correspondence, class rolls, and grade sheets. Dr. Kranzberg's courses mostly pertained to the History of Technology, but also touched on the specific area of European History, and Special Topics courses which included Energy and Chinese History. The third subseries consists of several extracurricular courses taught over the summer, with allocated grant money and a course by newspaper.

Subseries 1. Case Institute of Technology, 1951-1972 forms the earliest of the courses taught by Dr. Kranzberg. The bulk of the curriculum focuses on a three term course sequence of "History of Science and Technology," as well as supplementary materials and a bibliography. Several other courses taught include "Science, Technology and Human Values," "Introduction to Humanities, Man and Nature," "Development of an Industrial Society." Contained within are lecture notes and outlines, syllabi, paper topics, project assignments, examinations, newspaper, magazine and journal articles, correspondence, .and restricted class rolls and grade sheets.

Subseries 2. Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972-1988 comprises the courses taught by Dr. Kranzberg, when he accepted the position as Callaway Chair for the History of Technology at Georgia Tech. The classes mirrored the same sequences he taught previously at Case, which included a three term sequence in "Technology in Western Civilization/History of Technology." Other courses of note include "History of Technology in America," "Technology and Economic Change," "19th Century Europe," and a Special Topics course which supplemented students and trained them as guides for the High Museum of Art Exhibit, "China:7000 Years of Discovery." The subseries contains lecture notes and outlines, syllabi, paper topics, project assignments, examinations, newspaper, magazine and journal articles, correspondence, and restricted class rolls and grade sheets.

Subseries 3. Other, 1947-1991 includes lecture notes and outlines, papers by students and colleagues of Dr. Kranzberg, correspondence, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, course synopses, pamphlets, memos and restricted class rolls and grade sheets relating to his coursework taught in special sessions. Included is an NDEA Course on "Technology in American History" taught at the University of Massachusetts in 1968, "Energy and the Way We Live" Newspaper Course, a Sloan Foundation Course on Energy, and a continuing education course on Energy.

SERIES 4. Speeches, 1954-1994 organized by date, comprise the numerous speaking engagements at conferences, seminars, symposia, annual meetings, and celebrations where Dr. Kranzberg participated. The speeches cover a variety of topics and are found in typed form, with edits and supplementary materials such a newspaper, magazine, and journal articles included along with the speeches. Some contain multiple copies and were used for more than one event.

SERIES 5. Published Materials, 1962-1996 is divided into four subseries, Conference Programs, Reviews, Journals, and Other. This series is a combination of all of the countless printed materials that Dr. Kranzberg saved that range from scholarly journals and publications, to book and article reviews, to conference programs and published proceedings along with magazines and other documents such as annual reports related to his areas of research.

Subseries 1. Conference Programs, 1962-1996 consists of programs and published proceedings, that Dr. Kranzberg attended or found of interest to his work. Most of the conferences focused on the impact of technology.

Subseries 2. Reviews, 1967-1986 contains book and article reviews written by Dr. Kranzberg as well as reviews of his book, Technology in Western Civilization. The subject matter critiqued consists of Robotics, Automotive Technology and Science Fiction.

Subseries 3. Journals, 1967-1996 includes, quarterly and monthly journals from academic professional societies that range in topic from engineering disciplines to industrial arts to science and medicine. This subseries also contains several journals in French and German.

Subseries 4. Other, 1968-1995 contains handbooks from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and from the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), along with magazines, and various other publication including books entitled "Wingspread - the Building", and "Vulcan and His Times".

SERIES 6. Personal, 1956-1994is divided into three subseries, Personal Publicity, Correspondence, and Family/Religion. Materials in this series include newspaper articles, handwritten letters, and financial statements.

Subseries 1. Personal Publicity, 1956-1993consists of newspaper clippings and magazine articles that interview Kranzberg or merely mention his name. Most of the articles deal with issues of technology.

Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1960-1994includes letters from professional colleagues and friends. Some are typewritten, though most are handwritten. Also included are holiday cards.

Subseries 3. Family/Religion, 1974-1994contains newspaper articles on the Jewish faith and community, several income tax reports, and property information for a rental home the Kranzbergs had in Florida.


Arrangement

For the most part, this collection has been maintained in its original order. The first and largest series, Technology, has been divided into 12 subseries: Subseries 1. History of Technology, 1950-1994 [Boxes 1-6]; Subseries 2. Science and Engineering Disciplines, 1951-1994 [Boxes 7-10] Subseries 3. Computer Technology, 1961-1988 [Boxes 10-11]; Subseries 4. Military Aspects of Technology, 1954-1982 [Box 11]; Subseries 5. Technology Transfer, 1965-1988 [Boxes 11-12]; Subseries 6. American Technology, 1953-1984 [Boxes 12-14]; Subseries 7. International Technology, 1953-1994 [Boxes 14-15]; Subseries 8. Environmental Technology, 1971-1992 [Box 16]; Subseries 9. Energy, 1965-1988 [Box 17]; Subseries 10. Innovation, 1966-1993 [Boxes 18-20]; Subseries 11. Space Technology, 1950-1994 [Boxes 21-23]; Subseries 12. Society for the History of Technology, 1958-1983 [Box 23]. Each subseries contains materials on a specific field of technology except for Subseries 12, which is devoted to SHOT, an academic organization. Materials within each subseries are arranged chronologically.

The second series, Papers, is comprised of his written work as a student and as a professional. The second series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 1. Student, 1939-1944 [Box 24]; Subseries 2. Professional, 1947-1991 [Boxes 24-27]; and Subseries 3. Other, 1957-1994 [Box 27]. The third subseries contains papers written by Kranzberg's colleagues. All are arranged chronologically. Class materials in the third series are divided by the institutions where he taught. Folders are chronologically arranged by courses at Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology), Georgia Institute of Technology and summer workshops / seminars.

The fourth series includes texts of the speeches he gave and are arranged by the years in which they were given. Consequently, copies of the same speech appear in varying places within this series. Different types of publications are divided in the fifth series, Published Materials. Most of the materials are arranged alphabetically by journal or conference titles. The last series, Personal, is comprised of print media about Kranzberg, personal and professional correspondence. and various materials concerning his family and religion.

SERIES 1. Technology, 1950-1994 [Boxes 1-23]

SERIES 2. Papers, 1939-1994 [Boxes 24-27]

SERIES 3. Classes, 1947-1991 [Boxes 27-31]

SERIES 4. Speeches, 1954-1994 [Boxes 32-38]

SERIES 5. Published Materials, 1962-1996 [Boxes 38-44, 52]

SERIES 6. Personal, 1956-1994 [Boxes 45-51]


Index Terms

Case Western Reserve University.
Educational technology.
Georgia Institute of Technology.
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of History, Technology, and Society.
Green technology.
Historians of technology.
History.
Kranzberg, Melvin
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
Military art and science.
Society for the History of Technology.
Space sciences.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Technological innovations.
Technology and civilization.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Melvin Kranzberg Papers (MS157), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology..

Provenance

Louise Kranzberg donated these papers in 2000 (Accession #2000.057).

Processing Information

Andrew D. A. Bozanic processed this collection in 2002.

Processing of this collection was made possible by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    Class rosters and grade sheets with social security numbers are restricted [Series 3, Subseries 3, Box 31, Folders 7-14].

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Separated Material

    Photographs have been separated to VAM157. Books have been separated into the general library collection.


    Other Finding Aids

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    SERIES 1: Technology, 1950-1994



    Subseries 1: History of Technology, 1950-1994

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    11Significance of History of Technology, 1959-1990
    12Pre-Historic Science and Technology, 1959-1970
    13Emergence of Man (Part I), 1966-1975
    14Emergence of Man (Part II), 1979-1994
    15Technology and the Emergence of Man, 1968-1994
    16Neolithic Revolution, 1966-1994

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    21The Bronze Age, 1961-1994
    22Mesopotamia, 1961-1994
    23Egypt, 1961-1993
    24Greek Technology, 1960-1986
    25Greek(Hellenic) Science, 1960-1993
    26Roman Science and Engineering (Part I), 1951-1970

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    31Roman Science and Engineering (Part II), 1971-1992
    32Metallurgy to Renaissance, 1963-1980
    33Medieval Science and Technology (Lecture Notes), undated
    34Medieval Science and Technology, 1970-1994
    35Medieval Science and Technology, 1961-1969
    36Renaissance Technology and Sciences, 1958-1993

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    41Leonardo da Vinci, 1955-1994
    42Leonardo da Vinci: A Hell of an Engineer, 1989
    43Renaissance Technology, 1970-1994
    44Voyages of Discovery/Renaissance, 1987
    45Scientific Revolution: Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, 1951-1993
    46Sir Isaac Newton and Rene Descartes, 1958-1993
    47Francis Bacon, 1967-1985
    48Scientific Revolution as a Turning Point: Intro to 18th Century, 1960-1980
    49French Revolution, 1967-1993
    410Chemical Revolution of the 18th Century, 1963-1993
    411Background of Industrial Revolution, 1953-1994

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    51Background of Industrial Revolution: Textiles and Metallurgy, 1963-1984
    52Industrial Revolution, 1950-1994
    53Industrial Revolution - Lecture, 1969-1994
    54Formation of Industrial Society 1870-1900, 1964-1980
    55Women and Technology, 1971-1988
    56Scientific Fraud, 1970-1987
    57Impact of Technology on Population, 1977-1986
    58Social, Economic, and Political Impact of Technology, 1970-1987

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    61Impact of Technology on Population, 1984-1988
    62Social, Economic, and Political Impact of Technology, 1979-1987
    63Economic Liberalism and Socialism 1800-1870, 1973-1994
    64Age of Sciences (Geology, Darwin, Medicine etc.), 1955-1993
    65Age of Science - Realistic Literature and Art, 1952-1993
    66Agricultural Revolution 1600-1850, 1959-1983
    67Conflict of Science and Religion, 1950-1974
    68Patents, 1973-1982
    69History of Early Eyeglasses, 1984
    610Structure of Technological Change and Industrial Development, 1966-1967
    611De-Industrial Revolution, 1964-1984
    612Veblen, 1968
    613Future Technology, 1971-1978
    614General History of Technology Articles, 1978-1988



    Subseries 2: Science and Engineering Disciplines, 1951-1994

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    71Agricultural Technology - 19th and 20th Century, 1969-1994
    72Agriculture and Earth Sciences, 1971-1988
    73Agriculture and Earth Sciences, 1975-1986
    74Applied Scientific and Research Applications - NSF(5/79), 1978-1979
    75Architecture and Engineering Design, 1981-1985
    76Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), 1983-1985
    77Aviation, 1986-1987
    78Chemical and Petroleum Technology - 19th and 20th Century, 1956-1994
    79Civil Engineering - 19th Century, 1963-1987
    710Electricity and Electronics, 1984-1988

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    81Electromagnetism - Franklin, Coulomb, Volta, Faraday, Henry, Maxwell, 1959-1993
    82Engineering Education for the Future, 1989-1995
    83Engineering Education, 1982-1988
    84Notes on Engineering Education, undated
    85Liberal Arts Education, 1992-1993
    86Evolution and Genetics, 1979-1987
    87Graphic Arts and Industrial Design, 1972-1986
    88Management Articles, 1964-1982
    89Mathematics, 1984-1987
    810Mechanical Technology - 19th Century, 1962-1993
    811Medical Science and Technology, 1969-1987

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    91Metallurgy - 19th Century,, 1951-1993
    92Physics,, 1984-1987
    93Religion,, 1972-1988
    94Scientists,, 1973-1991
    95Recent Scientific Developments (Particles - Quantum - Accelerators),, 1953-1994
    96Society and Technology, 1979-1981
    97Ethics in Technology, 1986
    98Technology and Culture, 1970-1994
    99Confrontation: Technology and the Social Environment, 1971-1975
    910Technology - The Civilizer, 1978-1985
    911Technology and the Arts, 1966-1978
    912Art and Technology, 1971-1983
    913Technology and the Arts - Post 1970, 1970-1976

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    101Relativity and Quantum Theory, 1957-1988
    102Science of Society,, 1958-1993
    103Systems Engineering Articles,, 1958-1972
    104Thermodynamics (Black, Watt, Davy, Carnot, Rumford, Kelvin),, 1974-1977
    105History of Transportation Technology Articles, 1976-1992
    106Transportation Technology, 1983-1994
    107Technological Literacy, 1988
    108Weather Technology, undated
    109Women and Technology, undated



    Subseries 3: Computer Technology, 1961-1988

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    1010Automation and Computer Technology Articles, 1961-1968

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    111Computing, 1973-1988
    112Robotics and Computer-Aided Manufacturing Articles, 1980-1983
    113Computer Interface Articles, 1968-1980
    114New York Times: National Economic Review (Computer Technology), 1967



    Subseries 4: Military Aspects of Technology, 1954-1982

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    115Military Aspects of Technology, 1969
    116Military Aspects of Technology, 1954-1982



    Subseries 5: Technology Transfer, 1965-1988

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    117Transfer of Technology, 1979-1986
    118Transfer of British Craft Technology 1700, 1972-1979

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    121Transfer of British Industrial Technology, 1965-1977
    122Technology Transfer Lecture, 1976-1988
    123Transfer of Technology to Developing Nations, 1979-1985
    124Transfer of Technology to Developing Countries Lecture, 1976-1988
    125Georgia Tech - Technology Transfer Conference, 1981-1984



    Subseries 6: American Technology, 1953-1984

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    126Pre-Columbian Technology, 1967-1982
    127American Indian Technology, 1964-1980
    128American Revolution, 1953-1982
    129Beginnings of American Technology (1800-1865), 1975-1984
    1210Slave Technologies/ Time on the Cross/ Civil War Technologies, 1969-1982

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    131American Technology, 1964-1983
    132American Technology, 1972-1988
    133Technology and Democratization, 1976-1985
    134Boorstin - American Technology, 1963-1983

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    141American Technology, 1963-1982
    142History of American Tech Drafts, 1982



    Subseries 7: International Technology, 1953-1994

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    143Chinese Exhibit, 1982-1985
    144"Chinese Science and Technology" High Museum Art Speech, 1984
    145Shorter Science and Civilization in China: 1 Book Notes, 1980
    146Chinese Science and Technology (Needham), 1966-1984
    147Chinese Conference Papers (I), 1986-1987

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    151Chinese Conference Papers (II), 1986-1987
    152Chinese Technology Articles, 1957-1984
    153Miscellaneous Chinese Science and Technology, 1972-1994
    154Indian technology, 1967-1982
    155German Technology, 1953-1987
    156Japanese Technology, 1969-1987
    157Japanese Productivity/ Re-Industrialization, 1980-1984
    158International Technology on Population, 1985-1994



    Subseries 8: Environmental Technology, 1971-1992

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    161Teaching About the Environment, 1989-1990
    162Technology and the Environment, 1977-1983
    163Disasters, Accidents, Waste, 1981-1988
    164Environment (Part I), 1972-1990
    165Environment (Part II), 1991-1992
    166Enviroment Technology Articles, 1982-1992
    167Urban Planning, 1986-1987



    Subseries 9: Energy, 1965-1988

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    171Energy Perspectives, 1976-1978
    172Energy, Technology and the Story of Man (Part I), 1965-1970
    173Energy, Technology and the Story of Man (Part II), 1971-1973
    174"Better Life Through Less Energy" Lecture, 1977-1988
    175Historical Perspectives on Energy Lecture, 1978
    176"Energy Crisis in History" Lecture and Articles, 1987-1988
    177Energy- Fuel 20th Century, 1965-1980
    178Historical Perspectives on Energy, 1972-1986



    Subseries 10: Innovation, 1966-1993

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    181Changing Economy of Innovation, 1986-1987
    182Current Problems of Innovation, 1977-1981
    183Engineering Innovation, 1973-1987
    184"Innovation in the United States", 1986
    185Innovation- Lecture, 1972-1993
    186Invention and Innovation, 1968-1987
    187Invention and Innovation, 1972-1987
    188Technological Change, 1969-1987

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    191Inventions and Innovations Manuscript, 1966-1990
    192Innovation, 1975-1987
    193Invention is the Mother of Necessity- Lecture, 1986
    194Ecology of Innovation, 1986
    195Technological Innovation, 1969-1986
    196Innovation in Education, 1986
    197Ecology of Innovation: Georgia Tech Project, 1973-1975
    198Reprint Orders of Innovation Project Appendices, 1973-1974

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    201Chapter III: Process of Innovation, 1973-1974
    202Chapter IV: Diffusion of Innovation, 1973-1974
    203Ecology of Innovation: Georgia Tech Project (II), 1973-1974
    204The Changing Ecology of Innovation Lecture, 1987
    205"Changing Ecology of Innovation", 1986
    206The Ecology of Innovation (Part I), 1977
    207The Ecology of Innovation (Part II), 1977
    208The Ecology of Innovation, 1974
    209Innovation Technology Articles, 1985-1994
    2010New York Times (Innovation Technology), 1968



    Subseries 11: Space Technology, 1950-1994

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    211Space Technology, 1958-1964
    212Space Technology, 1982-1988
    213History of Space Inroduction, 1960-1980
    214History of Space- Primitive Space Myths, 1962-1978
    215History of Space- Developments in Observational Astronomy (19th Century), 1961-1976
    216Laplace and Celestial Mechanics, 1962
    217Space Instruments Articles, 1961-1974
    218Moon Landing Record, undated
    219Kennedy Space Center, 1969
    2110"A History of Space Exploration" by H. Lee Scamehorn, undated
    2111Star and Apollo 10 Charts, 1958-1969
    2112Space Exploration, 1961-1975

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    221History of Space- Contemorary Cosmology Articles, 1950-1994
    222History of Space Exploration Articles, 1959-1993
    223"Concepts of Space and Man's Identity" Harper's Encyclopedia Article, 1963
    224Concepts of Space and Man's identity Articles, 1962-1976
    225UFO and Extraterrestrial Life Articles, 1959-1969
    226Georgia Tech Conference on International Space Policy, 1981-1985
    227Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, 1986
    228NASA Publications on Future of Space program, 1985-1987

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    231Apollo 10 and 11, 1968-1969
    232Challenger Space Shuttle, 1986
    233Space Policy After Challenger, 1986-1988
    234Oral Testimony on Value of Space Program and Supporting Articles, 1963-1981
    235The Future of the Space Program: The Top Line by MK, 1981



    Subseries 12: Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), 1958-1983

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    236SHOT Annual Meeting Programs, 1969-1974
    237SHOT Newsletters, 1958-1963
     

    SERIES 2: Papers, 1939-1994



    Subseries 1: Student, 1939-1944

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    241The Justice and Justness of the Mise of Amiens by Melvin Kranzberg, 1939
    242"Balkan Politics", 1944
    243"Balkan Geography", 1943
    244"Balkan Economics", 1944
    245"Balkan International Relations", 1944
    246"Balkan Sociology", 1944
    247Balkan Cultural Anthropology, 1944
    248Miscellaneous Military Information, undated
    249Miscellaneous Military Intelligence, 1944
    2410"Survey Techniques", undated



    Subseries 2: Professional, 1947-1991

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    2411Myth and Guns, A Study in French History by Melvin Kranzberg, undated
    2412"The French Revolution and Napolenonic Era" by Melvin Kranzberg, 1954
    2413"While Paris Burns" by Melvin Kranzberg, 1948
    2414Paper: Technology and the Idea of Mankind, undated
    2415"The Middle Ages", undated

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    251"Greek Civilization" (Part I), undated
    252"Greek Civilization" (Part II), undated
    253"Greek Literature", undated
    254"Greek Civilization" Manuscript, undated
    255"17th Century: Transition to the Modern World (1600-1687)" Edited Manuscript, undated
    256"French Revolution and Napoleon" and Articles (Part II), 1958-1960
    257What Constitutes and Industrial Revolution?, 1959
    258Criteria for an Industrial Revolution, 1959
    259"French Revolution and Napoleon" (Part I), undated
    2510Europe in the 1870's, undated

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    261Humanistic Imperatives and the Demands of Technological Change, 1963
    262Science in America: History and Problems, undated
    263Reaction Against the Revolution (1815-1848) Chapters I and II, undated
    264The Conservative Domination of Europe (1815-1848) Chapter III, undated
    265Technology and the Idea of Mankind, 1965
    266"Engineers or Monkeys?", 1958
    267History of Technology Journal Articles, 1947-1964
    268Georgia Tech Internal Review by MK, undated
    269Professional Papers, 1970-1979

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    271Professional Papers, 1980-1985
    272Professional Papers, 1986-1991
    273Professional Papers, undated



    Subseries 3: Other, 1957-1994

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    274Papers by Nathan Rosenberg, 1963
    275[M-Z] Papers by Others, 1957-1980
    276[A-L] Papers by Others, 1972-1994
    277Papers by Others, 1974-1986
     

    SERIES 3: Classes, 1947-1991



    Subseries 1: Case Western Reserve University, 1951-1972

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    281History of Technology- Supplemental Course Material, 1951-1961
    282History of Science- Courses and Bibliographies, 1952-1970
    283History of Technology- Courses and Bibliographies, 1962-1972
    284History of Science and Technology I (EA 150, H 105), 1958-1963
    285History of Technology I (H 223, 245, HSST 351), 1963-1971
    286History of Science and Technology II (H 106), 1959-1963
    287History of Technology II (H 223.2, 245.2, HSST 252/552), 1964-1972
    288Development of Industrial Society (HS 42.5), 1967
    289Science, Technology and Human Values (SIDS 303), 1971
    2810Introduction to Humanities: Man and Nature (SIDS 103), 1968-1969
    2811History of Space, 1960-1964



    Subseries 2: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972-1988

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    291History of Technology I- Syllabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3037, 3031, PHS 3117, 343), 1972-1980
    292Technology in Western Civilizations I- Syllabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3037, 3047), 1981-1987
    293History of Technology II- Syllabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3038, PHS 3118, 344), 1973-1980
    294Technology in Western Civilizations II- Sylabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3048), 1981-1988
    295History of Technology III- Syllabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3039, PHS 345), 1973-1980
    296Technology of Western Civilizations III- Articles, Syllabi, Exams (HIST 3049), 1981-1988

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    301History of Technology in America (PHS 428), 1972
    302Technology and Economic Change- Syllabi, Exams Paper Topics, (HIST 336), 1973
    303Technological innovation: An Historical Analysis (PHS 4944), 1974-1977
    30419th Century Europe- Syllabi, Notes, Exams (HIST 3003), 1978
    305China: 7000 Years of Discovery Course (HIST 4877), 1984-1985
    306Special Problems in Political Science- Energy Problems and Policies: Social Perspectives (POL 4950), undated
    307Teaching of Technology, 1987-1991



    Subseries 3: Other, 1947-1991

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    308NDEA Institute in History Introduction Lecture (1968), 1947-1982
    309NDEA Lecture 2- American Technology (1800-1865), 1965-1980
    3010NDEA Lecture 3- Beginnings of Industrialization (1865-1900), 1953-1984
    3011NDEA Lecture 4- Industrial Leadership (1900-1920), 1973-1984

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    311NDEA Lecture 5- Contemporary American Technology, 1961-1983
    312NDEA Lecture- Transit of Technology, 1966-1982
    313Energy Introduction, 1972-1974
    314Sloan Foundation Energy Course, 1973-1977
    315Continuing Education Summer Course on Energy, 1974-1975
    316"Energy and the Way We Live" Newspaper Course, 1978-1979
    317History of Technology I and II- Science, Technology and Human Values (Restricted Documents), 1968-1972
    318Technologies in Western Civilizations I and Technological Innovations (Restricted), 1972-1987
    319History of Technology II, 19th Century Europe and Technology of Economic Change (Restricted), 1973-1980
    3110Technology in Western Civilizations II- Class Roles, Grades, Drop Sheets (Restricted), 1981-1988
    3111Technology in Western Civilizations III- Class Roles, Grades, Drop Sheets (Restricted), 1973-1988
    3112China: 7000 Years of Discovery (Restricted Documents), 1985
    3113PHS 428 Class Rolls (Restricted), 1972
    3114Sloan Foundation Course Grade Sheet (Restricted), 1973
     

    SERIES 4: Speeches, 1954-1994

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    321"Technology the Civilizer" Draft and Supporting Documents (1-4), 1954-1969
    322"Technology the Civilizer" (5-7), 1967-1968
    323"Technology the Civilizer" from the Harris Lectures, 1970
    324Technology the Liberator, 1970
    325"Technology the Educator" from the Harris Lectures, 1970
    326"Technology the Liberator" from the Harris Lectures, 1970
    327Speeches, 1959-1962
    328Speeches, 1967-1975
    329Speeches, 1968

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    331Speeches, 1970
    332Speeches, 1970-1973
    333Speeches, 1975
    334Speeches, 1975
    335Speeches, 1976

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    341Speeches, 1976
    342Speeches, 1976
    343Speeches, 1976
    344Speeches, 1976
    345Speeches, 1977
    346Speeches, 1977

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    351Speeches, 1977
    352Speeches, 1978
    353Speeches, 1980
    354Speeches, 1980
    355Speeches, 1981
    356Speeches, 1982-1984

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    361Speeches, 1979
    362Speeches, 1979
    363Technology the Civilizer, 1983
    364Speeches, 1983-1984
    365Speeches, 1984
    366Speeches, 1985

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    371Speeches, 1986
    372Speeches, 1985
    373Speeches, 1985-1986
    374Speeches, 1987
    375Speeches, 1987-1988

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    381Speeches, 1988
    382Speeches, 1988-1991
    383Speeches, 1991-1994
    384Unmarked Speech, undated
     

    SERIES 5: Published Materials, 1962-1996



    Subseries 1: Conference Programs, 1962-1996

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    385Conferences, 1962-1980
    386Itineraries, 1988-1992
    387Brookings Institute Conference, 1987

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    391Conference, 1968-1987
    392Council for the Study of Mankind, "Technology and the Idea of Mankind", 1963
    393Council for the Study of Mankind, "Technology and the Idea of Mankind" with Notes and Agenda, 1963
    394Technology Assessment Seminar, 1967
    395Aviation and Transportation System, 1966
    396Technology: Processes of Assessment and Choice, 1969
    397Midwest Regional Conference, "Science, Technology, and State Government", 1970
    398ASEE College-Industry Conference, "Our TechnologicalEnvironment: Challenge and Opportunity", 1971
    399Engineering Design Committee, "Engineering Design and Design Education", 1972

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    401Conference Programs, 1968-1987
    402Conferences on Introductory History, 1974
    401American Society for Engineering Education, Volume 1, 1991
    402American Society for Engineering Education, Volume 2, 1991

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    411Technological Innovation: A Critical Review of Current Knowledge, 1975
    412Capitalizing on Engineering Education, 1996
    413Conferences, 1984-1988

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    52Posters and Newspapers (oversize), 1979-1985



    Subseries 2: Reviews, 1967-1986

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    414Book Reviews of "Technology in Western Civilization", 1967-1968
    415Book Reviews by Kranzberg, 1971-1975
    416Science Fiction Articles, 1971-1986
    417Supplementary Material by James J. Flink, 1980-1983
    418Review of "Innovation in Automotive Technology", 1984
    419Archives Internationales D'Histoire des Sciences Book Review, 1997



    Subseries 3: Journals, 1967-1996

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    421American Historical Review, 1990
    422American Laboratory, 1996
    423American Scholar, 1988
    424Archives Internationales D'Histoire des Sciences, 1995
    425American Scholar, 1995-1996
    426Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 1992
    427Comparative Studies in Society and History, 1995
    428Engineer, Engineering Management, Forum for Applied Research, 1967-1987
    429Engineering Professionalism and Public Concern, 1973-1975

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    431Journal of Industrial Arts, 1967
    432L'acquisition Des Techniques, 1970
    433Newcomen Society, 1994-1995
    434New York Times, 1968
    435Prism, Product Engineering, Prevue De L'Ingenieur, 1967-1996
    436RSA Annual Report, 1994-1996
    437Science, Technology and Warfare, 1969
    438Sciences et Medecine, undated
    439Technische Universitat Dresden, 1991

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    441The World and I, 1988
    442The World and I, 1988



    Subseries 4: Other, 1968-1995

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    443Magazines, 1968-1995
    444American Association for the Advancement of Science Handbooks, 1978-1981
    445ICOHTEC Handbooks, 1986-1993
    446Other Publications, 1981-1995

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    52Posters and Newspapers (Oversize), 1979-1985
     

    SERIES 6: Personal, 1956-1994



    Subseries 1: Personal Publicity, 1956-1994

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    451Personal Publicity, 1956-1959
    452Personal Publicity, 1960-1964
    453Personal Publicity, 1964-1975
    454Personal Publicity, 1965-1966
    455Personal Publicity, 1965-1967
    456Personal Publicity, 1968
    457Personal Publicity, 1969

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    461Personal Publicity, 1970-1971
    462Personal Publicity, 1971
    463Personal Publicity, 1971
    464Personal Publicity, 1972
    465Personal Publicity, 1972-1973
    466Personal Publicity, 1974

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    471Personal Publicity, 1975
    472Personal Publicity, 1975
    473Personal Publicity, 1976
    474Personal Publicity, 1976
    475Personal Publicity, 1977
    476Personal Publicity, 1978
    477Personal Publicity, 1979

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    481Personal Publicity, 1980
    482Personal Publicity, 1981
    483Personal Publicity, 1982
    484Personal Publicity, 1983
    485Personal Publicity, 1984
    486Personal Publicity, 1982-1984

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    491Personal Publicity, 1985
    492Personal Publicity, 1986
    493Personal Publicity, 1987
    494Personal Publicity, 1988
    495Personal Publicity, 1989-1993



    Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1960-1994

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    501Personal Correspondence, 1960-1982
    502Correspondence, 1989-1994
    503Correspondence, 1987-1994



    Subseries 3: Family/Religion, 1974-1994

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    504Herb Mendelsohn, 1976
    505Religion, 1989-1994
    506Wife's Illness, 1980
    507AIDS Information, 1987-1988
    508Personal Mementos, 1986-1988
    509Locomotive History, undated
    5010"Energy: Progress Revisited" TV Program, 1987
    5011Georgia Tech Programs, 1974
    5012Miscellaneous at Case Institute, undated
    5013Newsletters, 1974-1988

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    511Income Taxes, 1982-1990
    512Income Taxes, 1983
    513Incomes Taxes, 1989
    514Financial Statements, 1981-1987
    515Financial Statements, 1985
    516Lemon Bluff Rental Property, 1986-1988