Guide to the Fred Turner Papers

Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
November 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC1146
Creator: Turner, Fred.
Title: Fred Turner papers
Dates: 1968-2011
Physical Description: 6.5 Linear feet 4 cartons, 1 box
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], Fred Turner Papers (SC1146). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

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 Nature.
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 117/217)
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 and papers.

Access Terms

Brand, Stewart
Global Business Network
Stanford University. Dept. of Communication.
Communications
Computer networks--Social aspects.
Information technology--History--20th century.
Stanford University--Faculty.


Collection Contents

 

ACCN 2013-037 Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

The Emergence of Telecommunities 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 2

GBN Scenario Book - Decades of Restructuring 1989

Box 1, Folder 3

GBN Articles 2000-2004

Box 1, Folder 4

Deeper News Vol. 9 No. 1

Box 1, Folder 5

GBN Book Club

Box 1, Folder 6

GBN Origins & History circa 1980s - 2000s

Box 1, Folder 7

GBN Newsclippings

Box 1, Folder 8

GBN Principals, Consultants, & Memberships

Box 1, Folder 9

Network Packet

Box 1, Folder 10

Articles circa 1990s-2000s

Box 1, Folder 11

GBN News Manuals/Articles (1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 12

GBN News Manuals/Articles (2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 13

The WELL circa 1980s-2000s

Box 1, Folder 14

The WELL Cont. circa 1980s-2000s

Box 1, Folder 15

Scenario: Planning Community Day 1996 Feb 27

Box 1, Folder 16

GBN World View Meetings

Box 1, Folder 17

Forums & Reviews circa 2000s

Box 1, Folder 18

Internet World Stats

Box 1, Folder 19

Articles & Papers circa 1980s-2000s

Box 1, Folder 19

Articles crica 1990s-2000s

Box 1, Folder 20

Dept. of Communication 2010-2011

Box 1, Folder 21

Articles from Stanford Special Collections

Box 1, Folder 22

Articles & Papers

Box 1, Folder 23

Papers & Articles circa 1970s-2000s

Box 2, Folder 1

Letter to Danica Remy 1996 May 26

Box 2, Folder 2

Bill's Presentation at Examiner (1 of 2) 1994 Apr 30

Box 2, Folder 3

Bill's Presentation at Examiner (2 of 2) 1994 Apr 30

Box 2, Folder 4

Biosphere 2 Meeting & Address Book 1990 Sep 13-14

Box 2, Folder 5

Thinking Machines Corporation

Box 2, Folder 6

Global Business Network (GBN) - Business Plan Draft 1988 May

Box 2, Folder 7

Global Business Network (GBN) - Business Plan Draft - Appendices 1988 May

Box 2, Folder 8

The WELL Packet

Box 2, Folder 9

Global Business Network - Business Description

Box 2, Folder 10

Thinking Aids 1988

Box 2, Folder 11

Notes for Book 2002

Box 2, Folder 12

Clippings 1999-2000

Box 2, Folder 13

News Articles circa 1980s-2000s

Box 2, Folder 14

Papers & Articles on Human Communication circa 1970s-2000s

Box 2, Folder 15

Articles on the Change of Technology circa 1970s-1980s

Box 2, Folder 16

Book - Chapter 4 Material

Box 2, Folder 17

Notes & A Magazine 2000-2001

Box 2, Folder 18

Notes & Correspondence 2002-2005

Box 2, Folder 19

Notes 2001

Box 2, Folder 20

Notes, Emails, & Articles circa 2000s

Box 3, Folder 1

Meeting Reports circa 1980s-1990s

Box 3, Folder 2

Deeper News (1 of 2) circa 1980s-1990s

Box 3, Folder 3

WELL Meetings (2 of 2) circa 1990s

Box 3, Folder 4

The WELL - Memberships & Usage Reports (1 of 3) circa 1990s

Box 3, Folder 5

The WELL - Memberships & Usage Reports (2 of 3) circa 1990s

Box 3, Folder 6

The WELL - Memberships & Usage Reports (3 of 3) circa 1990s

Box 3, Folder 7

NetDays96 - How-To Guide 1996

Box 3, Folder 8

Nano Technology (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 9

Nano Technology (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 10

The WELL - Correspondeces (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 11

The WELL - Netview & Conference Info (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 12

Kelly, Kevin

Box 3, Folder 13

Gilder

Box 3, Folder 14

Dyson

Box 3, Folder 15

Cyberthon

Box 3, Folder 16

Brockman (1 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 17

Brockman (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 18

WIRED (1 of 4)

Box 3, Folder 19

WIRED (2 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 1

WIRED (3 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 2

WIRED (4 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 3

Chapter 5 (1 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 4

Chapter 5 (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 5

Bard, Stewart

Box 4, Folder 6

Articles on Rights of the Computer Community

Box 4, Folder 7

GBN 2 (1 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 8

GBN 2 (2 of 2)

Box 4, Folder 9

Barlow

Box 4, Folder 10

Articles on the People Changing the Computer World (1 of 2) circa 1990s-2000s

Box 4, Folder 11

Articles on the People Changing the Computer World (2 of 2) circa 1990s-2000s

Box 4, Folder 12

WIRED - A New Media Company circa 1990s-2000s

Box 4, Folder 13

Barbooks, Richard

Box 4, Folder 14

Gore

Box 4, Folder 15

Whole Earth Catalog

Box 4, Folder 16

Whole Earth Review

Box 4, Folder 17

Rheingold, Howard

Box 4, Folder 18

Progress & Freedom Foundation

Box 4, Folder 19

Hawken, Paul

Box 4, Folder 20

Hacker's Conference

Box 5

Turner Images for Counter Culture/ New Econ 2005 Apr 8

Box 5

Turner with Fix of Photos

Box 5

Turner - Trips Poster

Box 5

GBN - Rio Chama 1993

Box 5

USCO Group- 13 Slides of Verbal America Landscapes 2005 Oct 4

Box 5

Turner - Whole Earth Catalog

Box 5

Book Graphics - PPL 2 Fixed

Box 5

PCC Photo

Box 5

WEC - Front & Back Covers 1968

Box 5

USCO Kinetic Sculptures in Kranz Stita

Box 5

PCC Originals

Box 5

Turner - Whole Manuscript MS World File 8 Apr. 2005

Box 5

Turner - Kheel Inw. AIF File 2006 Jan 6

Box 5

Shelley Jackson - Patchwork Girl

Box 5

David Frohman - Copyright & John Coate Pics - Sunday Services

Box 5

Stanford Library - Scans of 5pp From WEC II

Box 5

Whole Earth Catalog (Front & Back Cover B&W) 1968

Box 5

Turner Crowds Track

Box 5

Figtex Photo - John Coate & Cliff Figallo

Box 5

Counter Culture into Cyberculture Files 2005 Mar 21

Box 5

IBM Archives Image - Punch Card 2005 Jun 7

Box 5

My Docs

Box 5

weird, wer-may85, & wired files circa 1980s-1990s

Box 5

GBN Pics: War/Gender/Military Syllab. & HUHB Cover Scan

Box 5

Endnote

Box 5

Turner WEC Pages to Descreen 1968

Box 5

Bookd Eudera Endiste 2005 Sep 27

Box 5

USCO from Tranz - Sci & Tech in Thederri, Kinetic Sculpture, & Fanfeotshek from NY Times Mag 1968 May 12

Box 5

Brand @ Trips Fest by Antidony

Box 5

Fuller Images Stanford spec.con.

Box 5

PCC No. 3 - Alta'r Cover 1975 Jan

Box 5

Scans From N. Murphy & Turner GBN Pics

Box 5

David Frohman Copyright - Pics of J. Coate Sunday Services

Box 5

Cliff in Guat with Agostin, Xoquic & Water - 2 Versions

Box 5

Turner Tech & Culture Cover 46.3 - WELL

Box 5

Book 2005 Mar 31

Box 5

Fred Turner MS. - B.b. & Turner Bibliography

Box 5

bootstrapping, onthebus, & wired files circa 1990s

Box 5

wec-fall69 files circa 1969

Box 5

wec-may74 & weird files circa 1974

Box 5

Turner - Fuller Pics

Box 5

GBN Media Secret, Dyson, Gildor, GBN

Box 5

Turner - Whole Manuscript

Box 5

GBN Wec Pics - War/ Medic Syllab

Box 5

softtech, spacecolonies, & bootstrap files

Box 5

info for permissions, thealternative, domebookone, stita, wec, and USCO files

Box 5

Brand at New Games - 16 Images

Box 5

Streshinsky Photos, Trip Fest, & Hand Bill

Box 5

Jpegs of Covers of Whole Earth Catalog, CoEvolution Quarterly, & Space Colonies 2004 Nov 4

Box 5

Drop City Scans 2005 May 2