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Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility records
M1633  
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  • Related Materials
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility records
    source: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
    creator: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
    Identifier/Call Number: M1633
    Physical Description: 48 Linear Feet (96 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1980-2004
    Abstract: Records of the policy group Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), consisting of correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, board minutes, publications, media, and other material. Finding aid contains folder listing only; collection has not been physically processed.

    Related Materials

    Stanford University Archives holds the Stanford University Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility records (SC1199) https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10556271
    The Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota also holds a CPSR collection: http://purl.umn.edu/40803

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and computer media material is not available in original format, and must be reformatted to digital use copies.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), 2008. Accession 2008-188.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility records (M1633). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) was an organization promoting the responsible use of computer technology. CPSR was incorporated in 1983 following discussions and organizing that began in 1981. It educated policymakers and the public on a wide range of issues including privacy, design, and the role of computers in defense. The organisation was dissolved in May 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Computers -- Reliability.
    Strategic Defense Initiative.
    Technology -- social aspects.
    Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
    Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility