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File titled 'Futures' and 'Futures 'Look-Out' Unit', 1969-1971

Identifier: Coll-41/10/25

Scope and Contents

A collection of material relating to 'future studies', probably collated as part of Waddington's preparation in establishing the Futures 'Look-Out' Unit at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The material includes various typescripts:

  1. 'Towards a Pattern for Edinburgh University' (draft, annotated by Waddington);
  2. 'Some Suggestions for a New School of Studies';
  3. 'Laboratories of the Future' by Billy Rojas;
  4. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future' by Warren G. Bennis;
  5. 'Education for Futurism in the USA - An On-Going Survey' by Wentworth Eldredge (a paper for presentation at the Second International Future Research Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 1970);
  6. 'Futures Look-Out Unit: Proposal', Robert D. Underwood (February 1971);
  7. 'The Study of the Future: Discussion Draft Only' by Allen Zaretsky;
  8. 'Technological Forecasting: An Introduction' by R. Roy.

Also present are printed booklets: 'Problems of World Future' by Aurelio Peccei (reprinted from Technological Forecasting, 01 - 03 (March 1970), conference programme 'Dimensions of the Future: First General Assembly of the World Future Society', Washington DC, 12-15 May 1971, 'The Engineer: Essential Factor of the New Civilization' by Robert Gibrat (Montreal, 1967), 'Toward the Future: Design Quarterly 72 by John McHale (1968).


  • Creation: 1969-1971

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Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form where noted.


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