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Environmental Response Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Organizational Correspondence

Policy Statements and Activities

Brochures and Posters

Projects

Materials from Other Environmentally Concerned Agencies

Projects and Miscellaneous Items

Washington University Based Projects Other than Environmental Response

Ecology Center Publications Outside Washington University

State and National Government Environmental Agency Publications

Organizational Correspondence and Phone Logs

Policy Statements and Activities

Projects

Posters

Organic Gardening Project, 1974

Projects and Information

Organization Correspondence, Phone Logs, and Activities

Organizational Material, Projects, and Activities

Correspondence, Projects, Phone Logs, Association of Black Collegians

Organic Gardening Project, 1975

Airport Studies

Food Processing Lectures

Down Home

Gardening Assignment Sheets

Mimeograph Stencils

Dirt



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Collection Overview

Title: Environmental Response Records, 1970-1975Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00271

Primary Creator: Environmental Response - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 23.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into twenty-five series:

Series 1: Organizational Correspondence

Series 2: Policy Statements and Activities

Series 3: Brochures and Posters

Series 4: Projects

Series 5: Materials from Other Environmentally Concerned Agencies

Series 6: Projects and Miscellaneous Items

Series 7: Washington University Based Projects Other than Environmental Response

Series 8: Ecology Center Publications Outside Washington University

Series 9: State and National Government Environmental Agency Publications

Series 10: Organizational Correspondence and Phone Logs

Series 11: Policy Statements and Activities

Series 12: Projects

Series 13: Posters

Series 14: Organic Gardening Project, 1974

Series 15: Projects and Information

Series 16: Organization Correspondence, Phone Logs, and Activities

Series 17: Organizational Material, Projects, and Activities

Series 18: Correspondence, Projects, Phone Logs, Association of Black Collegians

Series 19: Organic Gardening Project, 1975

Series 20: Airport Studies

Series 21: Food Processing Lectures

Series 22: Down Home

Series 23: Gardening Assignment Sheets

Series 24: Mimeograph Stencils

Series 25: Dirt

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the activities of the Environmental Response organization. Material includes organizational correspondence, policy statements and activities, brochures and posters, and project information.

A small group of material in the collection unrelated to Environmental Response is a folder on the Association of Black Collegians.  This significant material deals with a sit-in at Brookings Hall in 1968, and includes a copy of the protestors’ Manifesto.

Please note that any given box may include multiple series. When requesting materials, please note the box and folder in addition to the series of interest.

Collection Historical Note

Environmental Response was formed in Spring 1970 as an outgrowth of Project Survival at Washington University during the first Earth Week.  Founded by Stuart Leiderman and three others, it was intended to be a center for environmental projects.  Prior to co-founding Environmental Response, Leiderman had received a degree in Sociology from Washington University, and returned a year later with a fellowship to the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, headed by Barry Commoner.

Environmental Response conducted studies of such things as the Missouri River Bottoms and floodplain, plans for a second metropolitan airport, the expansion of the Innerbelt highway, and air pollution in the St. Louis area.  Other Environmental Response projects sought to both educate and benefit St. Louis are residents.  The Organic Gardening project, with King Louie’s Gardeners, provided, for a reasonable fee, garden tilling, seed planting, and tips on gardening organically.  Paths of Least Resistance was an effort to increase, and encourage use of, bicycle paths.  A $50,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Environmental Education within the Department of Health, Education and Welfare helped fund public education programs.  In particular, it supported the development of library based ecology centers, which were to serve as information resources on environmental issues.

Another Environmental Response project was the bi-weekly magazine Dirt, which covered local environmental issues.  Environmental Response was a broadly based group, with participation by Washington University students and faculty, and local interested citizens.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are restricted materials in this collection. Consult the University Archivist at (314) 935-9730 for details.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to University Archives by Stuart Leiderman, Coordinator of Environmental Response in the 1970s.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen and Sarah Pabarcus in December 2005.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Meg Tuomala in November 2012.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Organizational Correspondence],
[Series 2: Policy Statements and Activities],
[Series 3: Brochures and Posters],
[Series 4: Projects],
[Series 5: Materials from Other Environmentally Concerned Agencies],
[Series 6: Projects and Miscellaneous Items],
[Series 7: Washington University Based Projects Other than Environmental Response],
[Series 8: Ecology Center Publications Outside Washington University],
[Series 9: State and National Government Environmental Agency Publications],
[Series 10: Organizational Correspondence and Phone Logs],
[Series 11: Policy Statements and Activities],
[Series 12: Projects],
[Series 13: Posters],
[Series 14: Organic Gardening Project, 1974],
[Series 15: Projects and Information],
[Series 16: Organization Correspondence, Phone Logs, and Activities],
[Series 17: Organizational Material, Projects, and Activities],
[Series 18: Correspondence, Projects, Phone Logs, Association of Black Collegians],
[Series 19: Organic Gardening Project, 1975],
[Series 20: Airport Studies],
[Series 21: Food Processing Lectures],
[Series 22: Down Home],
[Series 23: Gardening Assignment Sheets],
[Series 24: Mimeograph Stencils],
[Series 25: Dirt],
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Series 15: Projects and InformationAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ecology Center projectAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Rock Road Ecology CenterAdd to your cart.
(3 folders)
Folder 3: DIRT - correspondence and subscriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Environmental Conservation Library (Minneapolis)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Misc.Add to your cart.
(2 folders)
Folder 6: NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Stuart Leiderman - journalAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Note cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Organic gardening projectAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Order sheets for gardens completedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: King Louie's Gardeners report, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Garden fairAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reserve Mining Co.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Technical report on ground water contamination in the Meramec Heights region of Jefferson County, MOAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Oak Knoll pond report - scraps from cut-up of first draftAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
(2 folders)
Folder 6: Newspaper clippings, brochures, publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Misc. scorecards, papers, agendas, etc from ERAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: 725-InnerbeltAdd to your cart.
(5 folders)
Folder 9: Environmental Response activitiesAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Audiotape - 2nd meeting, Interbelt, March 23, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Audiotape - Discussion of ER GrantAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Audiotape - Ecology Center Meeting - August 18, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Audiotape - Ecology Center Proposal, May 20-25, ???Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Audiotape - Ecology Workshop for MO State Teachers' Convention in the Ozarks, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Audiotape - Environmental Teach-In, Transportation Workshops, April 25, 1970, Reel 1Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Audiotape - Environmental Teach-In, Transportation Workshops, April 25, 1970, Reel 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Audiotape - Environmental Teach-In, Transportation Workshops, April 25, 1970, Reel 3Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Audiotape - Gendang Pentjok, "Pundji Kantjana"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Audiotape - KDNA Environment Report: Transportation Bond Issue in MissouriAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Audiotape - Preparing the Ecology Center Proposal, May 26, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Audiotape - Sergeant Peppers, Lets Spend the Night Together, High Trade and Green GrassAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Audiotape - Soft drink taxAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Audiotape - State Teachers Conference, May 8, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Audiotape - St. Charles Rock Road Library, March 9, 1972 and Environmental Task Force, March 14, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Audiotape - Weber Road Meeting, February 17, 1972Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Organizational Correspondence],
[Series 2: Policy Statements and Activities],
[Series 3: Brochures and Posters],
[Series 4: Projects],
[Series 5: Materials from Other Environmentally Concerned Agencies],
[Series 6: Projects and Miscellaneous Items],
[Series 7: Washington University Based Projects Other than Environmental Response],
[Series 8: Ecology Center Publications Outside Washington University],
[Series 9: State and National Government Environmental Agency Publications],
[Series 10: Organizational Correspondence and Phone Logs],
[Series 11: Policy Statements and Activities],
[Series 12: Projects],
[Series 13: Posters],
[Series 14: Organic Gardening Project, 1974],
[Series 15: Projects and Information],
[Series 16: Organization Correspondence, Phone Logs, and Activities],
[Series 17: Organizational Material, Projects, and Activities],
[Series 18: Correspondence, Projects, Phone Logs, Association of Black Collegians],
[Series 19: Organic Gardening Project, 1975],
[Series 20: Airport Studies],
[Series 21: Food Processing Lectures],
[Series 22: Down Home],
[Series 23: Gardening Assignment Sheets],
[Series 24: Mimeograph Stencils],
[Series 25: Dirt],
[All]


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