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Title
Long Island Environmental Council, Inc. Collection

Collection Number
SC 228

OCLC Number
122573383

Creator 
Various

Provenance 
Gift of Claire Stern in 1975.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The collection comprises 4 cubic ft. of correspondence, memoranda, telephone registers, newsletters, administrative files, and reading files  created between 1969 and 1974 that document the Long Island Environmental Council, Inc., an environmental action, non-profit organization founded in 1969 by Claire Stern, who served as executive director. The organization's stated goal was to preserve and promote a livable environment for Long Island. It had both individual and corporate membership. 

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
Processed by Sharon K. Riis, April 2004. Updated April 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in April 2020.

Language
English 

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box], Long Island Environmental Council, Inc. Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Subjects
Environmental policy -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Environmental policy -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Citizen participation.
Environmental law -- New York (State)
Conservation of natural resources -- New York (State) -- Long Island
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Societies, etc.
Societies.
Environmental policy.
New York (State) -- Suffolk County.
New York (State) -- Long Island.

Historical Note
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

INVENTORY

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