Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of Science and Technology Policy


(Record Group 359)
1957-73
591 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 359.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 359.2 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1957-62 51 lin. ft.
  • 359.3 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1962-73 521 lin. ft.
  • 359.4 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1959-73 34 lin. ft.

359.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Executive Office of the President under the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1962, effective June 8, 1962.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology (1957-62)

Functions: Advised and assisted the President in evaluating and coordinating federal policies and programs for scientific and technological research and education. Special Assistant served as chairman of the President's Science Advisory Committee, 1957-73.

Abolished: By Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1973, effective June 30, 1973.

Successor Agencies: Director, National Science Foundation, as Science Advisor to the President, 1973-76; Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), 1976- .

Finding Aids: Preliminary inventory in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Office of Science and Technology and its predecessor in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the President's Science Advisory Committee, 1957-61, in RG 220, Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards, in Eisenhower Library. Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, RG 227. Records of the Science Advisor to the President, in RG 307, Records of the National Science Foundation.

RECORDS
RECORD TYPES RECORD LOCATIONS QUANTITIES
Textual Records Washington Area 591 cu. ft.

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359.2 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE
PRESIDENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1957-62
51 lin. ft.

History: Established, November 7, 1957, to serve as federal liaison with the scientific community. Abolished, 1962. SEE 359.1.

Textual Records: Subject files, 1957-62.

Related Records: Office files of Special Assistants James R. Killian, 1957-59, and George B. Kistiakowsky, 1959-61, in Eisenhower Library.

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359.3 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1962-73
521 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Subject files, 1962-73 (508 ft.). Working papers on conflict of interest policy, 1962-70. Reading file of the Technical Assistant, 1963-69. Records of the Presidential Prize for Innovation Staff, 1972.

Related Records: Papers of Special Assistants Jerome B. Wiesner, 1961-63, in Kennedy Library, and Donald F. Hornig, 1964-69, in Johnson Library.

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359.4 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
1959-73
34 lin. ft.

History: Established by EO 10807, March 13, 1959, on recommendation of the President's Science Advisory Committee, to promote scientific and technological cooperation among federal agencies, superseding the Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific Research and Development, which had been established by EO 9912, December 12, 1947. Abolished and functions assigned to newly created Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET), by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act (90 Stat. 463), May 11, 1976. Original FCCSET abolished by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977, effective February 26, 1978. Functions assigned to Director, OSTP, and new FCCSET established, effective February 26, 1978, by EO 12039, February 24, 1978.

Textual Records: Minutes, 1959-73. Committee files, 1964-73. General subject files, 1959-63. Reading file, 1961-72.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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