Streaming Media


Vital Partners: University and City


53 minutes


Harold Linstone, Professor of Systems Science at Portland State University, became well-known in the field of applied mathematics. In 1968, he founded the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

In this lecture, Linstone points out the need for approaching problem solving from a systems standpoint, rather than merely attempting to find short-range solutions to individual problems as they arise, and stresses the need for long-range planning and forecasting to anticipate problems.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


System theory, Universities and colleges

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track, mono


This digital access copy is made available as streaming media for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form, distributed or played for commercial purposes. It is made accessible because of one or more of the following situations: the rights are owned by State Board of Higher Education, on behalf of Portland State University; Portland State University has permission to make it accessible; it is made accessible for education and research purposes under fair use; or there are no known restrictions on use. In the event that previously unknown information is shared that may change the status of this item, it will be immediately removed from public view until pertinent rights issues are clarified.


Transcript added December 11, 2020.

PSU Library Special Collections and University Archives presents these recordings as part of the historical record. They reflect the recollections and opinions of the individual speakers and are not intended to be representative of the views of Portland State University. They may contain language, ideas, or stereotypes that are offensive to others.

Persistent Identifier