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WALTER LYON PAPERS

Series Descriptions



ORGANIZATION FILES


International Joint Commission

Series 1-13 contain files relative to the International Joint Commission (IJC), which was established by the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty between the nations of Canada and the United States. The Commission has six members, three appointed by each nation, who are charged with assisting governments in finding solutions to problems associated with the myriad of lakes, rivers, or streams which flow or lie along or across the borders of the two participating countries. The Commission has set up more than twenty boards, made up of experts from Canada and the United States, to help it carry out its responsibilities.



General Reports,
1965-2000.
(3 boxes)


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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Miscellaneous reports, most produced by the International Joint Commission, are contained in this series. The types of reports range from the very general, such as the IJC Activities Reports, Annual Reports and Biennial Reports on Great Lakes Water Quality, to the specific, such as “Fate of Chemicals in Municipal Sewage Treatment Facilities - An Overview.”

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Files,
1972-1995.
(1 box and 1 folder)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was initially signed in 1972, with amendments and revisions occurring in later years. The Agreement, made between the United States and Canada, called for cooperation between the two nations to reduce the level of toxins and other pollutants that were being poured into the Great Lakes, and thus seriously compromising their water quality. Copies of the agreements, as well as related correspondence, newsclippings and reports, are included.

Monitoring Files,
1979-1993.
(12 folders)

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[Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Various reports, correspondence and articles concerning the monitoring of Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems and water quality. Files such as “Final Report of the Ecosystem Objectives Committee” and “Toward a Transboundary Monitoring Network, A Continuing Binational Exploration,” are included.

Dredging/In-Situ Contaminants Files,
1983-1988.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 4 contains materials that relate to dredging and in-situ sediment contaminants in the Great Lakes region. Reports, such as “Ecological Effects of In-Situ Sediment Contaminants” and “Evaluation of Dredged Material Disposal Options for Two Great Lakes Harbours using the Water Quality Board Dredging Subcommittee Guidelines,” are included along with various articles and correspondence.

Niagara River Contamination Files,
1978-1990.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

The contamination of the Niagara River, and its impact on the Great Lakes, is discussed in this series. The Niagara is the major waterway connecting Lakes Ontario and Erie, and accounts for 83% of the water which flows into Lake Ontario. For these reasons, it is a vital link in the Great Lakes system, and is particularly important to the water quality of Lake Ontario. Various reports, articles and correspondence document the river's degradation and the proposals which were put forward in the attempt to clean it up.

Great Lakes Science Advisory Board Minutes and Agendas,
1989-1995.
(1 box)

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Arranged chronologically by subject.

The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to provide scientific advice to the International Joint Commission and the Great Lakes Water Quality Board, and is responsible for developing recommendations on all matters related to research and the development of scientific knowledge pertinent to Great Lakes water quality. Such a broad mandate requires a multi-disciplinary approach and accordingly, members are appointed from each country by the IJC with expertise in the natural, physical and social sciences.” Series 6 contains the board minutes and agendas of the SAB, dating from 1989 through 1995.

Great Lakes Science Advisory Board Reports and General Files,
1959-1994.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Reports and various other files relative to the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board are contained in this series. Included are annual reports detailing Board activities, as well as reports produced by the Board on a number of subjects. Work plans, correspondence and an organizational chart from 1988-1989 are also present.

Great Lakes Water Quality Board Reports and Meeting Materials,
1970-1993.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged chronologically.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Board, in conjunction with the Science Advisory Board, is the principal advisor to the International Joint Commission on issues of water quality, pursuant to the 1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Annual reports, meeting agendas, meeting notices, various reports, and other miscellaneous files relevant to the Water Quality Board are included in this series.

Land Use Reports,
1974-1993.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Seven reports, all in one way or another discussing the impact of land use on the water quality of the Great Lakes, are included in Series 9.

Toxic Substance Files,
1980-1995.
(2 boxes)

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[Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 10 consists of various reports, articles and correspondence pertaining to toxic substances in the Great Lakes. Management policy statements, reports discussing the amount of toxics present in the Lakes, plans to reduce them and other toxics-related materials are present.

Political and Social Files,
1973-1994.
(1 box)

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[Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 11 contains articles, correspondence and a number of reports concerning the political and societal ramifications of the Great Lakes, specifically issues related to their clean-up. Titles such as “Environmental Assessment and Aboriginal Claims: Implementation of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement,” “Managing the Great Lakes Basin as a Home,” “Pollution Abatement: Some Observations on Political and Legal Realities” and “The Debate is Over! It is Time to Act! Citizen's Presentation to the IJC 1993 Biennial Meeting,” are included.

Aquatic Ecosystem and Phosphate Materials,
1972-1992.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Two topics, the aquatic ecosystem of the Great Lakes and the role of phosphates as pollutants in the Lakes and other bodies of water, are discussed in this series. A number of reports from the Aquatic Ecosystems Objectives Committee are present, as well as a paper entitled “Phosphorus Management for the Great Lakes, Final Report of the Phosphorus Management Strategies Task Force.”

Health and Atmospheric/Climatic Issue Files,
1980-1992.
(10 folders)

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[Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Reports dealing with air pollution and other climatic subjects are contained in this series. The bulk of the materials were created by the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board, a subunit of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board.



Interstate Commissions


Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) Records,
1982-1983.
(3 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

The Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) serves as a non-partisan association of the Governors of the eight Northeastern states, which include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. CONEG encourages intergovernmental cooperation in the Northeast on issues relating to the economic, environmental and social well-being of the Northeast states. Included in Series 14 are CONEG Water Subcommittee meeting minutes, agendas, reports and correspondence, as well as correspondence relative to Jared L. Cohen.

Society for Risk Analysis File,
1988.
(1 folder)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

One folder pertaining to the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis, is contained in this series.



Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pesticide Board Files,
1987-1997.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Correspondence, newsclippings and reports relative to pest management and pesticide safety comprise Series 16. Titles include “Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety,” “School Issues related to Pesticides” and “The Changing Face of Integrated Pest Management.”

Department of Environmental Resources (DER)/Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Files,
1970-2000.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Files pertaining to the Department of Environmental Resources (DER) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which was created when the DER was split into the DEP and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in 1995, are discussed in this series. Lyon worked for the DEP for twelve years, first as Director of the Bureau of Water Quality Management from 1971-1979, then as Deputy Secretary for Planning from 1979-1983. The series contains general files from both agencies, annual reports, permit guides, various publications and newsclippings.

Bureau of Water Quality Management (BWQM) Files,
1902-2000.
(3 boxes and 4 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

As stated in the previous series description, Walter Lyon served as the Pennsylvania DER's Director of the Bureau of Water Quality Management from 1971-1979. Series 18 includes correspondence, newsletters, publications, reports and numerous other types of files concerning the Bureau and Lyon's time with it. A history file of the Bureau, which includes a few photocopies of materials dating from 1902, is present.

Benjamin Franklin Fund File,
1974-1990.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

In his will of 1790, Benjamin Franklin bequeathed to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia £1,000 each for the establishment of a fund that would gather interest over a period of 200 years. After that time, the money would be split between the city and the commonwealth to be used as each saw fit. By 1990, the Fund had accumulated to over $500,000. This file includes correspondence, newsclippings and other general files related to the Fund's history, and also Lyon's proposal that the state's portion be used to establish a “Benjamin Franklin Center for the History of Pennsylvania's Natural Resources.”

Friday Group File,
1996-1997.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

The Friday Group was established by the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission as a working group charged with examining issues related to the water industry. Composed of government and industry representatives, it worked to develop strategies and recommendations regarding water issues. Meeting reports, surveys and correspondence are included.

Karl Mason Fund File,
1987-2002.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

Files relative to the Karl M. Mason Memorial Fund and the Mason Award. The award, given each year to an individual or group from Pennsylvania who “made a unique and creative contribution to the field of environmental management in Pennsylvania,” was initiated in 1971, with Thomas J. Foerster receiving the bronze medallion that was presented to the winner. Correspondence, reports and other related items are included.

Advisory Health Board Files,
1997-2002.
(2 folders)

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Arranged chronologically.

Reports, correspondence, agendas, and other materials relative to the Advisory Health Board of the Pennsylvania Department of Health are contained in Series 22. Lyon was appointed a member of the board in 1997 and as of that year, it consisted of thirteen members: five of which were physicians, one a dentist, one a pharmacist, one a registered nurse, and one engineer experienced in sanitary engineering. The Board was charged with advising the Department of Health on a number of different topics, including prevention of disease, making and revising a communicable disease list, regulations to carry out the provisions of the Pennsylvania Cancer Law, etc.

Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) Correspondence,
1996.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

Series 23 includes correspondence relative to an appointment Lyon received to sit on the Government Affairs Committee of the PWEA.

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (PCBI) Files,
1994, 1995.

(3 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Correspondence and reports relative to the Water Advisory Council/Water-Great Lakes Initiative Work Group and the Programs Process Improvement Task Force of the PCBI comprise this series.

Harrisburg Water-Related Materials,
1902, 1978-1998.

(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Reports, newsclipppings and correspondence relative to the water supply of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and a proposed hydro-electric plant on the Susquehanna River at the city are included in Series 25.

Miscellaneous Files,
1959-1997.
(1 box)

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Arranged chronologically.

This series contains miscellaneous materials, pertaining in some way to Pennsylvania, water issues, or the environment.



SUBJECT FILE


Air Pollution Files,
1973-2002.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Correspondence, reports and newsclippings which relate to air pollution in the United States and Canada are present in this series.

Acid Rain and Biology Files,
1958-1996.
(10 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Printed materials and some correspondence pertaining to acid rain, as well as the biological effects of acid rain and other types of pollution on the environment are discussed in Series 28.

Environmental Engineering Files,
1924-1998.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains a number of important documents relative to the sanitary engineering profession, as well as the education of its prospective members. A number of papers and reports, which date from the early 1950s (during which time Lyon served as Assistant Chief, Planning and Development Branch, Division of Engineering Resources, U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, D.C.), detail the aforementioned topics. Highlights include an interesting report titled “Water Closets - Past, Present & Future,” which documents the story of the water closet, and a report from 1924 entitled “Sanitary Engineering Courses of Engineering Colleges in the United States.”

Science and Technology Files,
1950-1996.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 59 includes various publications, papers, articles and newsclippings relative to advances in science and technology. One of the files relates to the Pennsylvania School for the Sciences, an initiative that Dr. Lyon was involved in.

Swimming Places,
1942-1992.
(9 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 60 contains numerous publications and other types of materials which relate to various swimming-related topics. Water quality in swimming pools, swimming pool construction standards (both public and private), safety codes and course guides for swimming pool operation and construction are some of the topics covered.

Economics, Demography and Geography Materials,
1938-1996.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Reports, papers, articles, newsclippings and various other materials relative to the disciplines of economics, demography and geography are housed in Series 88. Most of the documents pertain to water issues and the environment, although a few discuss broader societal issues. A number of the papers range back into the 1950s, with one report, entitled “Report on Economic Conditions of the South,” dating from 1938.

Biographies,
1984-1999.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains biographies of individuals, the bulk of which concern persons in the environmental engineering field, water quality management, or various other types of related fields. The files include resumes or biographical articles, with most dating from the 1990s, a few ranging back into the 1980s.


Pennsylvania Solid Wastes


Biosolids Correspondence and Reports,
1983-1997.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

Series 29 includes reports and correspondence pertaining to biosolids in Pennsylvania.

Legislation Materials,
1975-1993.
(9 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Copies of legislation, correspondence, reports and other related materials concerning the passage of solid waste legislation in Pennsylvania comprise Series 30.

Recycling Newsclippings and Reports,
1972-1993.
(7 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Reports and newsclippings pertaining to recycling in Pennsylvania are housed in this series.

Toxics File,
1979-1994.
(3 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 32 contains reports and newsclippings pertaining to toxic wastes in Pennsylvania and also New York State, specifically one folder of materials relative to the Love Canal episode of the early 1980s.


Drinking Water


General File,
1937-2002.
(3 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

A plethora of materials related to drinking water in the United States and abroad is covered in Series 33. A large section of publications, newsclippings, correspondence, reports and maps are contained in the series. Of particular note is a file pertaining to the drinking supply of New York City, as well as a number of older reports concerning wells, drinking water, and other related topics.

Pennsylvania Materials,
1971-1998.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Files dealing with the quality of Pennsylvania drinking water, as well as the systems which provide that water to the various communities of the commonwealth, are discussed in this series. Two examples of materials present are a report on the small water systems of the state and a 1971 statistical report documenting the various water utilities in Pennsylvania.


 


Energy and Environment


Earth Day File,
1966-1990.
(1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically.

Series 36 encompasses newsclippings, magazine articles and reports relative to Earth Day and the general state of the environment, dating from roughly 1970 through 1990.

Global and National Planning Files,
1952-1995.
(10 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Various publications and reports as they pertain to energy and environmental planning in the United States and around the world are covered in this series.

State and Regional Planning Files,
1960-1994.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 38 includes miscellaneous publications and reports as they relate to energy and environmental planning in the Commonwealth and around the Middle Atlantic states. Included is a report on the future of Lake Champlain, as well as a number of items that discuss environmental laws in Pennsylvania.

Policy Files,
1962-1995.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Materials pertaining to environmental and energy policies, especially as they deal with governmental regulations, are contained in Series 39. A highlight of the series is a paper written in 1963 by the author of numerous works, Aldous Huxley, titled “The Politics of Ecology, The Question of Survival.”

Environmental Impact Statements,
1974-1992.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Documents that pertain to environmental impact statements (EIS) in both Canada and the United States comprise this series. An EIS is defined as: “a document required of federal agencies by the National Environmental Policy Act for major projects or legislative proposals significantly affecting the environment. A tool for decision making, it describes the positive and negative effects of the undertaking and cites alternative actions.”

Science and Energy Materials,
1951-1996.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

A number of publications, which discuss science and energy issues and their impact on the environment, are included in this series. Titles include: “Bioqual '88 - Applying Biotechnology for Environmental Protection,” “Environmental Pollution: A Challenge to Science and Technology,” and “Sanitation Practices in Local Health Departments.”

Environmental History,
1951, 2000 & Undated.
(1 folder)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 42 is comprised of three items which relate to environmental history, including a paper written in 1951 about the Donora Smog Disaster.


Environmental Monitoring and Mapping


Environmental Monitoring and Mapping, General Files,
1971-1994.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Articles, papers, reports and various publications that concern the monitoring and mapping of environmental conditions and initiatives are discussed in Series 43.

Environmental Monitoring and Mapping, Federal Files,
1970-1989.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Articles, papers, reports and various publications that pertain to the monitoring and mapping of environmental conditions and initiatives on the federal level comprise Series 44. Of particular interest are a number of congressional committee transcripts, statements and reports from hearings involving various environmental committees of the U.S. House of Representatives. Lyon was a presenter at some of these hearings, and a file of his hearing materials is included.

Environmental Monitoring and Mapping, State and Regional Files,
1956-1996.
(9 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains articles, papers, reports and various publications concerning the monitoring and mapping of environmental conditions and initiatives on the regional and state level. In addition to the regional reports, specific papers pertaining to California, Pennsylvania and Virginia are present.


Government and Public Administration



Public Works Files,
1979-1995.
(11 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 46 contains various materials, including a fairly large number of articles and newsclippings, pertaining to the issue of public works and more specifically, infrastructure. The bulk of the materials date from the mid-1980s, including reports dealing with projects and issues in Canada as well as the city of Philadelphia.

Land Use Materials,
1968-1997.
(12 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Articles, reports, newsclippings and correspondence related to land use, mostly in the mid-Atlantic region, comprise this series. A number of the items deal with suburban sprawl, and how rural areas are being compromised by the expansion of cities and their suburbs. Included are a collection of articles from 1988 which were published in the Lancaster [Pa.] New Era entitled: “Lancaster County: The (Ex?) Garden Spot of America.”

Urbanism Materials,
1965-1992.
(6 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series houses articles and reports that discuss the growth of urban areas in the United States and around the world. Included is an article which looks at Pittsburgh and its “Renaissances,” as well as a September 1965 issue of Scientific American magazine that contains numerous articles on cities, urban sprawl and city planning activities here in America and around the world.

Housing Files,
1967-1990.
(5 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

The bulk of the materials in Series 49 date from the years 1967-1969 and deal with the issue of housing in Pennsylvania and around the United States. A report of note is a demographic study titled “The Challenge of America's Metropolitan Population Outlook - 1960 to 1985,” prepared for The National Commission on Urban Problems in 1968.

Intergovernment Relations and Communication Files,
1919, 1964-1996.
(7 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series holds various items that pertain to intergovernmental relations at both the state and federal levels. A highlight is a report from 1919 entitled “Proper Relation of Federal and State Governments in Public Health Work,” which was produced by the United States Public Health Service.


Mining and Geology


Mine Drainage Files,
1951-1993.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Various reports, newsclippings, publications and other documents related to mine drainage in the United States are housed in Series 51. The majority of the documents deal with mine drainage issues around the United States, although one of the folders holds a published history of the mining of bituminous coal in Pennsylvania, which was published in 1957. Also present are two oversized scrapbooks, both containing newsclippings pertaining to mine acid drainage, dating from 1965-1967 and 1984.

Pennsylvania Mine Drainage Files,
1965-1999.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Documents that relate to the problem of acid mine drainage in Pennsylvania, including a bibliography of articles concerning mine drainage dating from the mid-1960s, are included in this series.



Natural Resources and Recreation



Natural Resources and Recreation Materials,
1949-1997.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains materials which discuss various recreational and natural resources issues such as conservation, forestry, fishing, state parks, etc. An early report concerning organization and policy in the field of natural resources, dated 1949, is a series highlight. One of the more whimsical items in this collection can be found in the “Recreation File.” In it is included a small pamphlet of song parodies titled “The SAGA of pH 5 - Secret Agent for the Allegheny Sportsman's League.” The songs are all anti-strip-mining jingles, including one called “Home, Home with the Fish,” sung to the tune “Home on the Range.”

Pine Creek Reclamation Movement Files,
1970-1998.
(2 boxes)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Pine Creek flows through the north-central part of the Commonwealth, with the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, a National Natural landmark, straddling its route. By the late 1960s, it was being polluted from a number of different sources. A group of concerned conservationists, from both the public and private sectors, joined together to help clean up and preserve this natural treasure. Walter Lyon was the first chairman of the Pine Creek Task Force, which was created in 1972 to aid these efforts. Reports and minutes of Task Force meetings, as well as various other documents related to the fight to save Pine Creek, are included in this series.

Wetlands Files,
1982-2002.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 55 is comprised of various materials related to the management and protection of wetlands, in addition to a few educational items produced by the Commonwealth. Fishing enthusiasts will find two files of interest in this series, they are: “Fish Culture in Pennsylvania, ca. 1962” and “Sport Fishes of Pennsylvania, 1984.”



Public Health



Public Health Issue Files,
1929-1996.
(10 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 56 contains a number of files which predate 1960, including files which focus on such public health issues as rheumatic fever, cancer, pesticides and viral hepatitis.

Radiation and Noise Articles and Reports,
1956-1992.
(5 folders)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series includes a number of articles and reports that pertain to various radiation or noise-related issues. The Reading Prong, the ten-year anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, the nuclear power industry, noise pollution and radon are featured topics. Of particular interest are two reports that deal with the biological effects of radiation, one written in 1956 and the other in 1960.

Risk Analysis and Management Materials,
1983-1991.
(1 box)

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Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Miscellaneous articles and reports relative to environmental risk analysis, assessment and management, mostly dating from the 1980s, comprise Series 58. One folder concerns meetings and reports of the National Governor's Association, specifically discussions over various types of environmental risk analysis and management issues.


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