Environmental Defense Fund Archive
Manuscript Collection 232

Preface

Title: Environmental Defense Fund Archives

Collection Number: MC 232

Date coverage: 1966-2004 (bulk 1972-1979)

Volume: 843 linear feet

Formats: text, film, photographs, maps, and memorabilia

Provenance: offices of the Environmental Defense Fund in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Colorado, and Boston

Founders of Environmental Defense Fund: Arthur P. Cooley, Dennis Puleston, Robert E. Smolker, and Charles F. Wurster

Access: the papers of the Founders and offices are open to research, with exceptions: Boston and portions of the New York and Washington offices are open with the permission of EDF; Stony Brook university records from the Charles F. Wurster papers are closed. The New York office records from 1990-2004 require permission to access from the Environmental Defense Fund. They include administrative records and records from the corporate partnership program.

Processing information: initial inventory compiled by Evert Volkerz, former Head of Special Collections and University Archives, with the assistance of Danna C. Bell, Timothy C. Cary, Audrey C. Koppos, Margaret McHugh, Arthur F. Sniffin, Peggy L. McMullen, and Simon P. Marchant; archival processing and finding aid by Meredith Bouchard, Project Archivist, from 2003-2009; online finding aid edited by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives.

Subjects:
Carcinogens
Coastal Zone Management
Electric Utilities
Environmental Economics
Environmental Health
Environmental Impact Statements
Environmental Law United States
Environmental Protection
Environmentalism
Hazardous Waste
Toxic Chemicals
Transportation
Water Quality
Wildlife