crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia University Libraries Archival CollectionsRare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
 

   Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Papers 1966-1969.

Download and Print CitationContact Bookmark Share

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078607 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment (Ossining, N.Y.)
Title:Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Papers 1966-1969.
Physical description:9.5 linear ft (ca. 4,650 items in 22 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-22. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

The material is arranged into five series:

Return to top

Description

Scope and Content

Records of the Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment (CCPE) include correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, notes, news releases, U.S. Atomic Energy/Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing records, and printed material. The correspondence contains letters from supporters, members of other environmental groups, New York State legislators, U.S. senators and congressmen, scientists, and CCPE's attorney for the Indian Point hearings. Chief correspondents of the group are Larry Bogart, Executive Director, Dr. George Candreva, President, and Irene P. Dickinson (Mrs. Leon A.), Executive Secretary and Coordinator, whose file these are. There are numerous letters from Congressmen John G. Dow, Richard Ottinger, and Peter Peyser. The cataloged correspondence contains three letters from Senator Jacob K. Javits, and one each from Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and Louis J. Lefkowitz, New York State Attorney General.

In addition to CCPE's own memoranda, statements, news releases, brochures, and other printed ephemera, Mrs. Dickinson maintained an environmental subject file which includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, newsletters, and other printed ephemera issued by a variety of environmental groups as well as some related correspondence. The files on the Indian Point nuclear power plant, approximately 1,800 items, contain photocopies of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission/Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings, documents such as testimony before the commission, inspection reports, correspondence of the commission, Consolidated Edison, CCPE and its attorney, Anthony Z. Roisman, of Berlin, Roisman and Kessler, Washington, D.C. The printed materials include pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters, and other publication issued by a variety of citizens' action groups.

Return to top

Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-22. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid is available in repository and online.

Return to top

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Surveyed 05/03/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2013-01-04 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

Return to top

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Berlin, Roisman, and Kessler (Washington, D.C.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bogart, Larry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Candreva, George.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Conservation of natural resources--New York (State)--Citizen participation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dickinson, Irene Power.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dickinson, Leon A.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dow, John G.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Environmental protection--New York (State)--Citizen participation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lefkowitz, Louis J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--Politics and goverment--1951-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State).--Dept. of Law.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nuclear energy--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nuclear energy--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nuclear power plants--New York (State)--Indian Point.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ottinger, Richard L. (Richard Lawrence), 1929-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Peyser, Peter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roisman, Anthony Z.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Return to top

History / Biographical Note

History

Citizens action group founded in 1968. This organization has devoted its activity to the quality of the environment in the lower Hudson River Valley, particularly the environmental hazards of Consolidated Edison's Indian Point nuclear power plants.

Return to top