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Abstract The manuscript materials in this collection focus mainly on the activities of Joseph Coates and Vary Coates in the field of technology assessment. The papers relate to technology assessment in the United States, especially the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, which functioned from 1972 to 1995. Some documentation of international technology assessment and the Institute for Technology Assessment (1996-1998) is also included.
Description The Joseph M. Pettit diary and interview transcript includes photocopies of Pettit's combined diary and research notebook compiled during his tour of duty during World War II, along with a transcript of an interview carried out by Alfred Price for his History of U.S. Electronic Warfare. Pettit's diary and interview provide details on his activities during World War II working with radar detection devices, particularly the monitoring of enemy radar and the training of personnel in the operation...
- Subject: Technology and state -- United States X