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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 300

Interdisciplinary Communications Program

Records, 1968-1976

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Interdisciplinary Communications Program
Title: Records
Dates: 1968-1976
Quantity: 85.5 cu. ft. (85 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 300
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the activities of ICP and include contract information and proposals with NASA and AID; conference files and reports for conferences on population carcinogenesis, space biosciences, and biology of hard tissue; IPPA-related workshops and seminars; program files; semi-annual and annual reports; memoranda and correspondence concerning ICP internal operations, workshops, and programs; and the IPPA publication, Population Dynamics Quarterly.

Historical Note

The concept for the Interdisciplinary Communications Program (ICP) originated in 1931 when the Josiah Macy Junior Foundation sponsored a series of medical conferences that explored advances in the medical sciences. Information from the conferences was used in funding decisions made by the Foundation. Frank Fremont-Smith began the series; when he retired as the Foundation's Medical Director, he was encouraged to apply the concept to the field of the biological sciences in general.

In 1964, ICP became affiliated with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), with Fremont-Smith continuing as director. In early 1966, Fremont-Smith began conversations with Sidney R. Galler, assistant secretary (science) of the Smithsonian Institution, seeking NYAS-Smithsonian support. After Smithsonian negotiations with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), already a frequent sponsor of ICP conferences, NASA agreed to provide support through a contract for funding beginning in October 1966. The Smithsonian administered this contract and several extensions, until the contract was closed in 1974.

In 1971, ICP contracted with the Agency for International Development (AID), through the Smithsonian, to begin an International Program for Population Analysis (IPPA). This program was intended to provide for analysis and dissemination of knowledge about population policies and dynamics to decision-makers in less developed countries, chiefly through interdisciplinary workshops and seminars. AID terminated funding for IPPA in 1976, at which time ICP ceased to operate.

Frank Fremont-Smith directed ICP until 1968, based in New York City. In 1967 Moses C. Shelesnyak became ICP's associate director and opened an office in Washington, D.C. Shelesnyak became director in 1968 and served until ICP was ended in 1976.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These records document the activities of ICP and include contract information and proposals with NASA and AID; conference files and reports for conferences on population carcinogenesis, space biosciences, and biology of hard tissue; IPPA-related workshops and seminars; program files; semi-annual and annual reports; memoranda and correspondence concerning ICP internal operations, workshops, and programs; and the IPPA publication, Population Dynamics Quarterly.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 300, Interdisciplinary Communications Program, Records

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Container List

Box 1

ICP Conference Files - Population I - 1968

Box 1 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Population II - October 1969

Box 1 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Population III - November 1970

Box 1 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Population IV - January 1971

Box 1 of 86

Box 2

ICP Conference Files - Fifth Conference on Carcinogenesis - July 1972

Box 2 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Sixth Conference on Carcinogenesis - October 1972

Box 2 of 86

Box 3

ICP Conference Files - Carcinogenesis Core Group - May 1970

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - First Conference on Carcinogenesis - October 1970

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Second Conference on Carcinogenesis - February 1971

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Carcinogenesis Core Group - May 1971

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Third Conference on Carcinogenesis - October 1971

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Carcinogenesis Core Group - November 1971

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Carcinogenesis Core Group - April 1972

Box 3 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Fourth Conference on Carcinogenesis - May 1972

Box 3 of 86

Box 4

Technological Augmentation of Cognition (TAC) Files

Box 4 of 86

Technological Augmentation of Cognition (TAC) Annual Reports

Box 4 of 86

Box 5

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Contract

Box 5 of 86

New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Contract

Box 5 of 86

Conference on Cancer Rehabilitation Files

Box 5 of 86

DASA Contract

Box 5 of 86

Box 6

Council on Communication Conference Material

Box 6 of 86

Box 7

Council on Communication and Related Materials

Box 7 of 86

Box 8

ICP Conference Files - Origins of Life IV - April 1971

Box 8 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Space Biosciences I - November 1969

Box 8 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Space Biosciences II - April 1970

Box 8 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Space Biosciences III - November 3-5, 1971

Box 8 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Space Biosciences IV - November 10-12, 1971

Box 8 of 86

Box 9

NASA Contract No. NSR-09-015-044

Box 9 of 86

NASA Contract Annual Reports

Box 9 of 86

Box 10

Form Letters Re. ICP Conference Program

Box 10 of 86

Box 11

International Program for Population Analysis (IPPA)

Box 11 of 86

Originals of Published Work Agreements: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52

Box 11 of 86

Box 12

IPPA Work Agreement Files, #5 thru #9

Box 12 of 86

Box 13

IPPA Work Agreement Files, #1 thru #4

Box 13 of 86

Box 14

ICP Conference Files - Fifth Conference on Population - March 1971

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Information and Control IV - February 1968

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Information and Control V - February 1969

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Biology of Hard Tissue V - March 1969

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Fetal Homeostasis

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Biochronology I - February 1971

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Biochronology II - November-December 1971

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Origins of Life I

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Origins of Life II

Box 14 of 86

ICP Conference Files - Origins of Life III - February-March 1970

Box 14 of 86

Box 15

IPPA Originals of Published Work Agreement Reports: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Box 15 of 86

Box 16

Population Impact Analysis Program Files - 1975-1976

Box 16 of 86

Box 17

ICP Reading File, October 1974-December 1976

Box 17 of 86

Box 18

ICP Reading File, December 1968-January 1971

Box 18 of 86

Box 19

ICP Reading File, September 1972-September 1974

Box 19 of 86

Box 20

IPPA Originals of Published Work Agreement Reports: 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

Box 20 of 86

Box 21

Population Impact Analysis Program Files - 1975-1976

Box 21 of 86

Box 22

Population Impact Analysis Program Files - 1975-1976

Box 22 of 86

Box 23

Population Impact Analysis Program Files - 1975-1976

Box 23 of 86

Box 24

IPPA/Population Dynamics Quarterly (Backup)

Box 24 of 86

Volume 1, Number 1

Box 24 of 86

Volume 1, Number 2

Box 24 of 86

Volume 1, Number 3

Box 24 of 86

Volume 1, Number 4

Box 24 of 86

Volume 2, Number 1

Box 24 of 86

Box 25

IPPA Work Agreement Files, #10 thru #14

Box 25 of 86

Box 26

IPPA/Population Dynamics Quarterly (PDQ) (Backup)

Box 26 of 86

Volume 3, Number 2

Box 26 of 86

Volume 3, Number 3

Box 26 of 86

Volume 3, Number 4

Box 26 of 86

Volume 3, Number 1, 2

Box 26 of 86

Volume 3, Number 3, 4

Box 26 of 86

Box 27

IPPA/Population Dynamics Quarterly (PDQ) (Backup)

Box 27 of 86

Volume 2, Number 2

Box 27 of 86

Volume 2, Number 3

Box 27 of 86

Volume 2, Number 4

Box 27 of 86

Volume 3, Number 1

Box 27 of 86

Box 28

Council on Communications Material

Box 28 of 86

Box 29

ICP Conference Proceedings - Biochronology I

Box 29 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Biochronology II

Box 29 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Reports

Box 29 of 86
Activities, 3-71
Staff Analysis, 5-6-9

Box 30

ICP Conference Proceedings - Biochronology 2

Box 30 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Biochronology 3

Box 30 of 86

Box 31

ICP Conference Proceedings - Space Biosciences 4

Box 31 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Population Growth 4

Box 31 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Origins of Life 3

Box 31 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Technological Augmentation of Cognition (TAC) I

Box 31 of 86

ICP Conference Proceedings - Technological Augmentation of Cognition (TAC) II

Box 31 of 86

Box 32

IPPA Proposal Files: P-l thru P-43

Box 32 of 86

Box 33

IPPA Proposal Files: P-44 thru P-84

Box 33 of 86

Box 34

IPPA Proposal Files: P-85 thru P-132

Box 34 of 86

Box 35

IPPA Proposal Files: P-133 thru P-166 (Vol. 1)

Box 35 of 86

Box 36

IPPA Proposal Files: P-166 (Vol. 2) thru P-200

Box 36 of 86

Box 37

IPPA Proposal Files: P-201 thru P-240

Box 37 of 86

Box 38

IPPA Proposal Files: P-241 thru P-262

Box 38 of 86

Box 39

IPPA Proposal Files: P-263 thru P-293

Box 39 of 86

Box 40

IPPA Proposal Files: P-294 thru P-317

Box 40 of 86

Box 41

IPPA Work Agreement Files: WA-15 thru WA-22 (Folder 1)

Box 41 of 86

Box 42

IPPA Work Agreement Files: WA-22 (Folder 2) thru WA-27

Box 42 of 86

Box 43

IPPA Work Agreement Files: WA-28 thru WA-35

Box 43 of 86

Box 44

IPPA Work Agreement Files: WA-36 thru WA-44

Box 44 of 86

Box 45

IPPA Work Agreement Files: WA-45 thru WA-52

Box 45 of 86

Box 46

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors I - December 2-5, 1972

Box 46 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors II - May 9-12, 1973

Box 46 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors III - June 1973

Box 46 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors IV - 30 July - 4 August, 1973

Box 46 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors V - September 1973

Box 46 of 86

Box 47

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors VI - January 1974

Box 47 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors VII - March 1974

Box 47 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors VIII - April 22-25, 1974

Box 47 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors IX - June 10-13, 1974

Box 47 of 86

Box 48

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors X - November 10-13, 1974

Box 48 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XI - October 1-3, 1974

Box 48 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XII - January 5-8, 1975

Box 48 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XIII - February 4-8, 1975

Box 48 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XIV - April 1975

Box 48 of 86

Box 49

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XV - May 1975

Box 49 of 86

IPPA Workshop/Seminars - Factors XVI - October 20-21, 1975

Box 49 of 86

Miscellaneous Meetings

Box 49 of 86

Box 50

Social Science Staff Correspondence (A thru Q)

Box 50 of 86

Box 51

Social Science Staff Correspondence (R thru Z and Miscellaneous)

Box 51 of 86

IPPA Social Science Work Agreement Forms

Box 51 of 86

Box 52

IPPA Social Science Work Agreement Forms

Box 52 of 86

Editorial Office Records

Box 52 of 86

Box 53

Editorial Office Records

Box 53 of 86

Box 54

Council on Communication Material (2nd Part)

Box 54 of 86

Box 55

Final Report - WA-30

Box 55 of 86

Balamoan Commissioner Papers

Box 55 of 86

Editorial Office Files re Work Agreements

Box 55 of 86

Box 56

Editorial Office Files re Purchase of Printing Services

Box 56 of 86

Box 57

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Panelists

Box 57 of 86

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Advisory Council

Box 57 of 86

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Budget Worksheets (Fiscal)

Box 57 of 86

IPPA Administrative Files - Population Impact Analysis (PIA) (Contract Pha-C-1127)

Box 57 of 86

Box 58

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Panelists

Box 58 of 86

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Staff CV's

Box 58 of 86

IPPA Administrative Files - IPPA Original Proposal

Box 58 of 86

Box 59

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Semi-Annual Report, June 1, 1972-December 31, 1972

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Annual Report, July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Semi-Annual Report, July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Annual Report, July 1, 1973-June 30, 1974

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Semi-Annual Report, July 1, 1974-December 31, 1974

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Annual Report, July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Semi-Annual Report, July 1, 1975-December 31, 1976 (and originals)

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Annual Report, July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976 (Missing)

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Semi-Annual Report, July 1, 1976-December 31, 1976 (Missing)

Box 59 of 86

IPPA Annual and Semi-Annual Reports - Final Report, December 31, 1976-January 31, 1977 (Missing)

Box 59 of 86

PIA FINAL REPORT

Box 59 of 86

AID Evaluation Report - October 1974

Box 59 of 86

PROJECT 9 Files

Box 59 of 86

Box 60

IPPA Publication Files

Box 60 of 86

Various Proposal & Work Agreement Forms

Box 60 of 86

Project 9 (Originals)

Box 60 of 86

Box 61

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 7 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 8 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 9 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 10 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 11 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 12 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 13 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 14 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Proceedings of IPPA Workshop/Seminar 15 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Edited Work Agreement Precis - December 1976 (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Complete Set of IPPA Publications (2 copies)

Box 61 of 86

Box 62

Conference Proceedings

Box 62 of 86

Belmont, 1974

Box 62 of 86

Elkridge, 1974

Box 62 of 86

Ghana, 1974

Box 62 of 86

El Salvador, 1974

Box 62 of 86

Cosmos Club, 1975

Box 62 of 86

Box 63

Publications on Biology

Box 63 of 86

Box 64

Conference Proceedings

Box 64 of 86

Box 65

Publications

Box 65 of 86

Box 66

Population Dynamics Quarterly

Box 66 of 86

Travel Files

Box 66 of 86

Workshop and Conference Files

Box 66 of 86

Box 67

Requisitions, 1972-1974

Box 67 of 86

Box 68

Conference Background Papers

Box 68 of 86

Information Files

Box 68 of 86

Evaluation Team Report

Box 68 of 86

PIA Contract

Box 68 of 86

Questionnaires

Box 68 of 86

Conference Files

Box 68 of 86

Box 69

Requisition and Travel Files

Box 69 of 86

Box 70

Personnel Files

Box 70 of 86

Box 71

Personnel Files

Box 71 of 86

SF-44 Forms

Box 71 of 86

Box 72

Proceedings

Box 72 of 86

Subject Files

Box 72 of 86

Travel

Box 72 of 86

Box 73

Proceedings and Conference Files

Box 73 of 86

Box 74

Donner Foundation

Box 74 of 86

SI House Committee on Science and Astronautics

Box 74 of 86

Travel

Box 74 of 86

Box 75

Conference proceedings

Box 75 of 86

Box 76

Drug

Box 76 of 86

Publications

Box 76 of 86

Correspondence

Box 76 of 86

San Salvador, 1974

Box 76 of 86

Box 77

Abstracts

Box 77 of 86

Budget

Box 77 of 86

Box 78

ICPR Subcommittee

Box 78 of 86

ICPR Population Research

Box 78 of 86

Codesria

Box 78 of 86

Box 79

Research Projects for MCS

Box 79 of 86

APA Task Force

Box 79 of 86

Editorial Board

Box 79 of 86

Memos

Box 79 of 86

AID

Box 79 of 86

Population Impact Analysis

Box 79 of 86

ICPR

Box 79 of 86

Box 80

Publications

Box 80 of 86

Academic Press Files

Box 80 of 86

Correspondence

Box 80 of 86

Box 81

ICP Background Information

Box 81 of 86

FCST

Box 81 of 86

Society for Space Biology

Box 81 of 86

SI General

Box 81 of 86

Seminars

Box 81 of 86

Box 82

Scientific Editor Files

Box 82 of 86

Conference Files

Box 82 of 86

Minutes, Memoranda

Box 82 of 86

Box 83

Academic Press Correspondence

Box 83 of 86

ICP Proceedings

Box 83 of 86

Publications

Box 83 of 86

Reviews

Box 83 of 86

Box 84

IPPA

Box 84 of 86

AID

Box 84 of 86

Box 85

Travel Files

Box 85 of 86

Box 86

Publications

Box 86 of 86

Guest Registers

Box 86 of 86

1969 Session

Box 86 of 86