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Call Number: SC1146
Title: Fred Turner papers
6.5 Linear feet 4 cartons, 1 box
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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[identification of item], Fred Turner Papers (SC1146). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Fred Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University and Director of Stanford’s
Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is the author of
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and
Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (Anchor/Doubleday, 1996; 2nd ed., University of Minnesota Press, 2001). He has just finished drafting a prequel to his last
book — this time, a history of American multimedia from World War II to the 1960s. It should be published by the University
of Chicago Press some time in 2013. Before coming to Stanford, he taught Communication at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School
of Government and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also worked for ten years as a journalist. He has written for newspapers
and magazines ranging from the
Boston Phoenix and the
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine to
Courses taught by Turner include:
Ph.D. Seminars: Media Cultures of the Cold War (Communication 386/Art History 475); Computing and American Culture Since World
War II (Communication 320); Critical Studies in New Media: The Politics of Presence (Interdisciplinary Mellon Foundation Seminar)
Mixed Undergraduate and MA-level Courses: Digital Media in Society (Communication 120/220); Digital Journalism (Communication
Undergraduate-only Courses: Media Culture and Society (Communication 1B); Reporting and Writing the News (Communication 104)
Scope and Contents
Files consist primarily of research material, manuscripts, and chapter drafts related to Turner's book,
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Other materials include Stanford University Department of Communications files, presentations, and miscellaneous articles
Global Business Network
Stanford University. Dept. of Communication.
Computer networks--Social aspects.
Information technology--History--20th century.