Long Island Environmental Council, Inc. Collection
Manuscript Collection 228

Collection Description

Records, 1969-1974.
4 cubic ft.
Organization: Chronological.
Environmental action, non-profit organization with both individual and corporate membership. Its stated goal was to preserve and promote a livable environment for Long Island. Founded in 1969 by Claire Stern, who served as executive director.
Correspondence, memoranda, telephone registers, newsletters, administrative files, and reading files.
Processed by Sharon K. Riis, April 2004.

Introduction

In 1969, a law was passed requiring conservation education in the New York State school curriculum. The Long Island Environmental Council, organized in 1969 by Mrs. Claire Stern, was created “to present an informed and united force behind efforts to protect, preserve and even so far as it is possible to restore the environment so that it is serenely and healthily habitable.” It was incorporated under New York State law and adopted its own bylaws. The organization served as a source of information for the public and the government and as a link to the scientific and academic communities.

Mr. Maxwell C. Wheat, Jr. – Acting President
Mrs. Claire Stern – Executive Director

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1 Correspondence and Memoranda – 1969
Folder 2 Correspondence and Memoranda – 1969
Folder 3 Administration – 1969
Folder 4 Correspondence – General - 1969
Folder 5 “Nuclear Power: an inquiry” presented at SUNY Stony Brook – 5/14/1969
Folder 6 Reading File – October 1969–January 1970
Folder 7 Administration – 1970

Box 2
Folder 1 Correspondence – General - 1970
Folder 2 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – January-February
Folder 3 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – January-February
Folder 4 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – March-April
Folder 5 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – May-June
Folder 6 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – July-August
Folder 7 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – September-October
Folder 8 Correspondence and Memoranda 1970 – November-December
Folder 9 Reading File – 1970 – April-June
Folder 10 Reading File – 1970 – July–November

Box 3
Folder 1 Reading File – 1970 – December
Folder 2 Information for Housewives
Folder 3 Requests: Students - 1970
Folder 4 Requests for Speakers - 1970
Folder 5 Requests: Further Mailing - 1970
Folder 6 Board Requests - 1970
Folder 7 Speaking Dates - 1970
Folder 8 Telephone Register – 1970

Box 4
Folder 1 Administrative - 1971
Folder 2 Correspondence – General - 1971
Folder 3 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – January - February
Folder 4 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – March - April
Folder 5 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – May - June
Folder 6 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – July - August
Folder 7 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – September - October
Folder 8 Correspondence and Memoranda 1971 – November - December
Folder 9 Reading File – 1971 - January
Folder 10 Reading File – January–July 1971

Box 5
Folder 1 Reading File – August - 1971
Folder 2 Reading File – September-December - 1971
Folder 3 Requests: Students - 1971
Folder 4 Requests: Out of Area - 1971
Folder 5 Requests: Further Mailings – 1971-1972
Folder 6 Telephone Register – February 1, 1971-March 11, 1971
Folder 7 Telephone Register – March 12, 1971-July 23, 1971
Folder 8 Telephone Register – August 1, 1971-March 31, 1972

Box 6
Folder 1 Administrative - 1972
Folder 2 Correspondence – General - 1972
Folder 3 Correspondence – January–February - 1972
Folder 4 Correspondence – March-April - 1972
Folder 5 Correspondence - May-June - 1972
Folder 6 Correspondence – July-August - 1972
Folder 7 Correspondence – September–December – 1972

Box 7
Folder 1 Reading File – January-May - 1972
Folder 2 Reading File – June-August - 1972
Folder 3 Reading File – September-December - 1972
Folder 4 Telephone Register – January-May - 1972
Folder 5 Telephone Register – June-December - 1972
Folder 6 Administrative – 1973 – Agendas - Minutes
Folder 7 Correspondence – January–March – 1973

Box 8
Folder 1 Correspondence – April 1, 1973-April 30, 1973
Folder 2 Correspondence – May 1, 1973-June 30, 1973
Folder 3 Correspondence – July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 4 Correspondence – July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 5 Correspondence – July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 6 Reading File – January 1, 1973-March 31, 1973
Folder 7 Reading File – April 1, 1973-June 30, 1973

Box 9
Folder 1 Reading File – July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 2 Reading File – July 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 3 Correspondence – January 1, 1974-March 31, 1974
Folder 4 Correspondence – January 1, 1974-March 31, 1974
Folder 5 Correspondence – April 1, 1974-June 30, 1974
Folder 6 Correspondence – April 1, 1974-June 30, 1974
Folder 7 Telephone Registers – January 1, 1973-December 31, 1973
Folder 8 Telephone Registers – January 1, 1973-December 31, 1973

Box 10
Folder 1 Correspondence – October 1, 1974-December 31, 1974
Folder 2 Correspondence – July 1, 1974-September 30, 1974
Folder 3 Reading File – January 1, 1974-March 31, 1974
Folder 4 Reading File – April 1, 1974-June 30, 1974
Folder 5 Reading File – July 1, 1974-September 30, 1974
Folder 6 Telephone Registers – January 1, 1974-December 31, 1974
Folder 7 Telephone Registers – January 1, 1974-December 31, 1974