Digitized materials in this online collection form part of the Oral History Program, oral history collection on the recombinant DNA controversy (MC-0100) in the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection finding aid.

Collection scope and contents:
The collection consists of over 100 oral history interview transcripts, tapes of interviews, and supporting materials concerning DNA research and the surrounding controversy. It is arranged both by types of records and by subjects, grouped in this manner by the project staff to reflect the way they gathered information. The collection is arranged in seven series: Series 1, Interviews, Transcripts, and Supporting Information; Series 2, Documents Concerning Meetings, Hearings, and Symposia; Series 3, Biohazards Material; Series 4, Position Papers and Articles; Series 5, Correspondence; Series 6, Articles, Journal and Newspaper Clippings; and Series 7, Audio and Video Tapes of Events.

Dates:
1966 – 1988; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1978

Please note:
Materials in this collection may be under copyright. Please consult the collection finding aid or catalog record and the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for more information.

Citation:
Please cite the source item title (dc.title), collection title and identifier, and repository.

Example: Asilomar Conference (February 1975): Summary statement, Photograph prints, 1975 February. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history collection on the recombinant DNA controversy (MC-0100). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections.

Repository details:
Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository https://libraries.mit.edu/distinctive-collections