SCIENCE (SC)

                                                      (5.3 linear feet; boxes 1-14)

 

A primary subject category containing information pertaining to science and technology, research and development, the Superconducting Supercollider, weather services and climate, ocean resources and management, solar energy, and the metric system.

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

                                    DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

File Code                          Description

 

SC                                      Science   (3.9 ft; boxes 1-10)

This subject category contains materials relating to tax credits and federal policies encouraging research and development and in the development of new technologies, government cooperation with the private sector, the role of federal laboratories, the Superconductivity Competitiveness Act and issues regarding the competitiveness of US high technology industries, international cooperation in science and technology and technology transfer issues, high tech and space defense systems, the federal role in science and math education, issues affecting computer industries and semiconductors, the process of selecting a site for the Superconducting Supercollider, issues and legislation regarding biotechnology, annual Science and Technology reports, proposals regarding daylight savings time, alternative fuels, life sciences, and private  proposals involving technology use and inventions.  There is also a small amount of material regarding the First Lady's use of astrology.

 

SC001                               Meteorology   (0.7 ft; boxes 10-12)

This subject category contains materials relating to weather services, the transferring of weather and land satellites to the private sector, annual reports of National Climate Programs, global climate change and weather forecasts for the President for some of 1987 and 1988.

 

SC002                               Oceanography (0.5 ft; boxes 12-13)

This subject category contains materials relating to reports regarding ocean resources and management, the Coastal Zone Management Act, ocean mining and drilling, and the Ocean Principal's Group meetings.

 

SC003                               Solar Energy (0.08 ft; box 13)

This subject category contains materials relating to solar energy programs and proposals, the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank, and geothermal energy programs.

 

SC004                               Weights and Measure (0.15 ft; box 13-14)

This subject category contains materials relating to the use of and effects of conversion to the metric system.