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Institute for the Future: reports
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Institute for the Future: reports
    creator: Institute for the Future
    Identifier/Call Number: M1186
    Physical Description: 25.5 Linear Feet : (47 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2015
    Abstract: Forecasting reports published by the Institute for the Future.

    Scope and Contents

    Materials consist of reports, special reports, papers, working papers, and correspondence. The documents include IFTF issued reports, announcements, newsletters, etc., IFTF research commissioned through government grants or contracts, and IFTF research commissioned by private companies or organizations.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is a non-profit strategic futures organization located in Palo Alto, California. The IFTF was founded in 1968 by a group of former RAND Corporation researchers with a grant from the Ford Foundation.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Most reports (those in the Accession 2017-188) have been scanned and are available digitally from https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4083255. Digital copies of Special Reports are embargoed for 75 years and are not available online. Special reports are available for viewing in the Reading Room, however, but they may not be reproduced.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Roy Amara, 1986, and Robert Johansen, 2001. Accessions 1986-057, 1987-038, 2001-015. Gift of Institute for the Future, 2017. Accession 2017-188.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Institute for the Future: reports (M1186). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Business forecasting
    Economic forecasting -- United States.
    Institute for the Future