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BOX 1-8 Energy and Environment File, 1953-2013
The Energy and Environment File primarily documents Gibbons's career from 1954 to 1979. Reflected in the series are his positions at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1954 to 1973, role as director of the Office of Energy Conservation from 1973 to 1974, and tenure as director of the Energy, Environment, and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee from 1974 to 1979. Gibbons's early career and interests in atomic elements, energy, environment, nuclear physics, and nucleosynthesis of heavy elements inside stars are highlighted in files relating to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As a result of the energy crisis in the United States in the 1970s, the Office of Energy Conservation was created in the Department of Interior in 1973, and Gibbons was the first director. His efforts to reduce energy use within the federal government and provide information and assistance to the public and private sectors on energy conservation are included in this series. Also featured are Gibbons's activities relating to energy conservation with the Federal Energy Office, Federal Energy Administration, Energy Research and Development Administration, and Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems. A speech and engagement file documents Gibbons's presentations pertaining to energy and the environment. Also included in the series are digital files containing audio and video files of Gibbons's speeches and engagements from 1968 to 1979 along with supporting papers such as partial transcripts and programs. The paper and digital files complement each other.

Material types include correspondence and memoranda, speeches and supporting material, notes, reports, clippings, photographs, printed matter, research material, and other material. Digital files contain audio and video files of Gibbons's speeches and engagements.
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization or type of material and therein alphabetically or chronologically. File structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX 1 Energy, Environment, and Resources Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
BOX 1 Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems, 1974-1979
(5 folders)
BOX 2 Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 2 General, 1974-1978, 2012
(3 folders)
BOX 2 Federal Energy Administration
BOX 2 1974
(2 folders)
BOX 3 1975-1977
(3 folders)
BOX 3 Federal Energy Office, chronological file
BOX 3 1973, Dec.
(3 folders)
BOX 3 1974, Jan.
(1 folder)
BOX 4 1974, Jan.
(3 folders)
BOX 4 1974, Feb.-June
(3 folders)
BOX 4 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
BOX 4 Clippings, 1959-1974, 1992, 2003-2013
BOX 4 Environment and technology assessment, proposal to the National Science Foundation, 1971
(1 folder)
BOX 5 Environment and technology assessment, proposal to the National Science Foundation, 1971
(1 folder)
BOX 5 Hirst, Eric, "Electric Utility Advertising and the Environment," 1972-1973, 2007
(2 folders)
BOX 5 History of Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1961-1992, 2012
(2 folders)
DF History of Oak Ridge, Tenn., video file, 2006
Digital ID: mss85103_187_222
BOX 5 Joyce, Eugene L., 1978-2012
BOX 5 Larson, Jane, 1954, 2003
BOX 6 Neutron Time of Flight, conference photographs, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 1956
BOX 6 Study of diversification, 1975
(3 folders)
BOX 6 Office of Energy Conservation
BOX 6 Energy conservation history, 2006
BOX 6 General, 1973
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Personnel file, 1973
BOX 6 Savitz, Maxine L., 1982-1983, 2008
BOX 6 Zausner, Eric R., 1973
BOX 7 Speech and engagement file
BOX 7 1953-1976
(6 folders)
BOX 8 1977-1978
(2 folders)
DF Speech and engagement file, digital files with supporting papers
DF 1968
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_001
BOX 8 Supporting papers
DF 1970
DF Digital files
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BOX 8 Supporting papers
(6 folders)
DF 1971
DF Digital files
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BOX 8 Supporting papers
(4 folders)
DF 1972
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_021
Digital ID: mss85103_187_022
BOX 8 Supporting papers
(2 folders)
DF 1973
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_025
Digital ID: mss85103_187_026
BOX 8 Supporting papers
(2 folders)
DF 1974
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_027
BOX 8 Supporting papers
DF 1975
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_028
BOX 8 Supporting papers
DF 1979
DF Digital files
Digital ID: mss85103_187_029
BOX 8 Supporting papers
BOX 9-76 Office of Technology Assessment, 1970-2012
The Office of Technology Assessment series chronicles Gibbons's career as director of the office from 1979 to 1993 and further documents the activities of the office. The office was established in 1972 as a bipartisan agency of the United States Congress to provide independent, expert, and comprehensive analysis on issues involving the impacts of science and technology upon society. Under Gibbons's leadership, the office generated reports on diverse topics over the entire spectrum of technologies that affect or are affected by public policy. Topics range from agriculture to health, energy, biotechnology, environment, nuclear weapons, and space programs. Some of the reports or documentation about working on these reports are included in the series. An extensive speech and engagement file in the series includes Gibbons's handwritten, typed, and printed speeches. Also included are his testimonies before Congress and presentations highlighting the office's mission, activities, and accomplishments. Digital files contain audio and video files of Gibbons's speeches and engagements from 1979 to 1993 along with supporting papers. The paper and digital files complement each other. Speech and engagement topics include agricultural innovations, climate change, dependency on foreign oil, energy, nuclear arms race, renewable resources, science, space stations, sustainable development, and technology policies and strategies. Documents in the series provide insight into Gibbons's efforts to help Germany start an equivalent to the Office of Technology Assessment in 1988. Included in subject files are documentation of Gibbons's involvement with the 1982 World's Fair and International Energy Symposia Series. Also included in topical files are paper and digital files about defunding the Office of Technology Assessment in 1995 and subsequent efforts to reestablish it.

Material types include correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, testimonies, transcripts, appointment calendars, articles, proceedings, reports, printed matter, telephone logs, and writings about the office. Digital files contain audio and video files.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or type of material and therein alphabetically or chronologically. File structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX 9 Appointment calenders
BOX 9 1979-1981
(3 folders)
BOX 10 1982-1984
(3 folders)
BOX 11 1985-1987
(3 folders)
BOX 12 1988-1990
(3 folders)
BOX 13 1991-1992
(2 folders)
BOX 13 Chronological file
BOX 13 1979-1987
(2 folders)
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