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Central Atlantic Environment Center archives

Abstract

Title:
Central Atlantic Environment Center archives
Author/Creator:
Central Atlantic Environment Center
Collection number:
75-2
Size:
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1968-1974
Inclusive dates:
1966-1974
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Central Atlantic Environment Center was established in 1967 as the Potomac Basin Center. Until it ceased operations in 1974, the Center collected, analyzed, and disseminated information on issues relating to natural resources. Its archives include correspondence, newsletters and news releases, annual reports, and court cases concerned primarily with protecting Maryland's resources from developers. Subjects and organizations documented in the collection include Maryland wetlands, the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Cove Point, the Potomac Sand and Gravel Co., Marriott's "Great America", and the Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Central Atlantic Environment Center archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1225
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Central Atlantic Environment Center was established in 1967 as the Potomac Basin Center. Its basic functions were to analyze and collect information on natural resource issues and to disseminate this information to citizens and civic, business, and political leaders. In January 1971 the group changed its name to the Central Atlantic Environment Center and broadened its geogrpahic scope to include Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia because it was recognized that the issues with which the Center dealt concerned entire states. The Center published a monthly newsletter entitled Central Atlantic Environment News. It also sponsored a conference on the protection of wetlands and furnished staff support for a citizens conference on the Chesapeake Bay. The Central Atlantic Environmental Center ceased to operate in 1974.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Central Atlantic Environment Center archives cover the period from 1966 to 1974. Document types represented in the collection include reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases and memoranda. Important subjects documented are: Maryland Wetlands; attempts to develop or industrialize undeveloped parts of Maryland; Calvert Cliffs, Cove Point; and the dredging operations of the Harry Lundebers School of Seamanship in St. Mary's County. Other subjects documented are: Piney Point, Annemessex; Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation; Potomac Sand and Gravel, and Marriot's "Great Amercia." Correspondents included in the collection are: Marvin Mandel; Lawrence Hogan; Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.; J. Glenn Beall, Jr.; William J. Goodman; Mary L. Nock; Francis Burch; and Paul Allen (Maryland Environmental Trust). Other correspondents are Armin Behr (Maryland Conservation Council); Joseph W. Fehrer (Worcester Environmental Trust); R. Doyle Grabarck (North American Habitat Preservation Society); Elizabeth Hartwell (Citzens' Council for a Clean Potomac); James Moorman (Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund); Robert M. Norris, Jr. (Potomac River Fisheries Commission); James L. Newbold (Izaak Walton League); and Clem L. Zinger (Maryland Wetlands Committee).

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Central Atlantic Environmental Center Archives were donated to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1974 by Ruth Mathes.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by D.J.A., April 1975. Revised by Cindy Bendroth, June 1988.

Processing note:

Materials from the Archives were unfolded and paperclips, rubberbands and staples were removed. Acid-free paper was placed between newspaper clippings. The material was placed in acid-free folders and boxes. A guide was then written.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as 1 (one) series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Subject Files, 1968-1974 (2.5 linear feet)

This series includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, newsletters, news releases, flyers, resolutions, building permits and a membership list. These materials relate to various topics and issues in which the Center was involved. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annemessex -- Untitled, June 2, 1970-October 13, 1970 series 1box 1folder 1
Annemessex -- Reports and Clippings, 1968-1973 series 1box 1folder 2
Calvert Cliffs -- Untitled, July 3, 1969-July 22, 1971 series 1box 1folder 3
Calvert Cliffs -- Clippings, 1972 series 1box 1folder 4
Calvert Cliffs -- House Bill 467, February 16, 1972 - April 12, 1972 series 1box 1folder 5
Calvert Cliffs -- Reports, 1969 series 1box 1folder 6
Calvert Cliffs -- Reports and Court Cases, 1970-1971 series 1box 1folder 7
Central Atlantic Environmental Center Reports, August 1969-October 1973 series 1box 1folder 8
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, March 1966-May 21, 1974 series 1box 1folder 9
Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation, August 1971-March 1972 series 1box 1folder 10
Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation, August 1971-March 1972 series 1box 1folder 11
Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation, March-August 1972 series 1box 2folder 1
Cove Point -- Untitled, January 18, 1972-April 1, 1974 series 1box 2folder 2
Cove Point -- Untitled, January 18, 1972-April 1, 1974 series 1box 2folder 3
Cove Point -- Untitled, January 18, 1972-April 1, 1974 series 1box 2folder 4
Cove Point -- Untitled, January 18, 1972-April 1, 1974 series 1box 2folder 5
Cove Point -- Clippings, March 20, 1972-February 13, 1973 series 1box 2folder 6
Cove Point -- Clippings, March 20, 1972-February series 1box 2folder 7
Cove Point -- Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation Environment Statement, December 29, 1971-January 3, 1972 series 1box 2folder 8
Cove Point -- Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation Environment Statement - Appendix, January 3, 1972 series 1box 2folder 9
Cove Point -- Columbia Liquid Natural Gas Corporation Environment Statement - Appendix, January 3, 1972 series 1box 2folder 10
Cove Point -- Court Cases, August 19, 1971-February 16, 1973 series 1box 2folder 11
Cove Point -- Court Cases, August 19, 1971-February 16, 1973 series 1box 2folder 12
Cove Point -- Court Cases, August 19, 1971-February 16, 1973 series 1box 2folder 13
Cove Point -- Mailing, December 23, 1972 series 1box 2folder 14
Cove Point -- Notes and Clippings, February 22, 1972-July 12, 1972 series 1box 2folder 15
Cove Point -- Reports and Notes, 1971-1972 series 1box 2folder 16
Cove Point -- Save the Bay Fundraiser #1, August 21, 1972 series 1box 2folder 17
Harbor Towne, May 31, 1972-April 23, 1974 series 1box 3folder 1
Court Cases, November 2, 1972-February 5, 1973 series 1box 3folder 2
Court Cases, November 2, 1972-February 5, 1973 series 1box 3folder 3
Court Cases and Clippings, June 14, 1972-March 30, 1974 series 1box 3folder 4
Marriot "Great America", May 1, 1972-May 23, 1972 series 1box 3folder 5
Piney Point -- Untited, July 31, 1968-November 29, 1969 series 1box 3folder 6
Piney Point -- Untitled, July 31, 1968-November 29, 1969 series 1box 3folder 7
Piney Point -- Clippings, August 1968-June 1970 series 1box 3folder 8
Piney Point -- Reports, 1968 series 1box 3folder 9
Piney Point -- Reports and Clippings, 1968-November 8, 1973 series 1box 3folder 10
Piney Point -- Reports and Clippings, 1968-November 8, 1973 series 1box 3folder 11
St. Mary's County-Harry Lundeberg, December 1967-January 1969 series 1box 3folder 12
St. Mary's County-Harry Lundeberg, January 1969-September 1971 series 1box 4folder 1
St. Mary's County-Harry Lundeberg, January 1969-September 1971 series 1box 4folder 2
Wetlands -- Untitled, December 2, 1968-February 1972 series 1box 4folder 3
Wetlands -- Untitled, December 2, 1968-February 1972 series 1box 4folder 4
Wetlands -- Untitled, December 2, 1968-February 1972 series 1box 4folder 5
Wetlands -- Untitled, December 2, 1968-February 1972 series 1box 4folder 6
Wetlands -- Untitled, December 2, 1968-February 1972 series 1box 4folder 7
Wetlands -- Bills and Court Cases, June 18, 1969-September 1970 series 1box 4folder 8
Wetlands -- Captain's Cove, February 15, 1972 series 1box 4folder 9
Wetlands -- Clippings, 1967-1970 series 1box 4folder 10
Wetlands -- Craney Island and Mattawoman Creek, February 20, 1967-March 18, 1971 series 1box 5folder 1
Wetlands -- Martin Wildlife Refuge, September 10, 1971 series 1box 5folder 2
Wetlands -- Mattawoman Creek, February 2, 1970-June 6, 1971 series 1box 5folder 3
Wetlands -- Potomac Sand and Gravel, September 12, 1967-July 12, 1972 series 1box 5folder 4
Wetlands -- Potomac Sand and Gravel, September 12, 1967-July 12, 1972 series 1box 5folder 5
Wetlands -- Potomac Sand and Gravel, September 12, 1967-July 12, 1972 series 1box 5folder 6
Wetlands -- Potomac Sand and Gravel, September 12, 1967-July 12, 1972 series 1box 5folder 7
Wetlands -- Private, September 15, 1969-September 11, 1973 series 1box 5folder 8
Wetlands -- Reports and Notes, June 20, 1968-1970 series 1box 5folder 9
Wetlands -- Swan Point, November 15, 1967-February 20, 1969 series 1box 5folder 10

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