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Records of the Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment (CCPE) include correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, notes, news releases, U.S. Atomic Energy/Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing records, and printed material. The correspondence contains letters from supporters, members of other environmental groups, New York State legislators, U.S. senators and congressmen, scientists, and CCPE's attorney for the Indian Point hearings. Chief correspondents of the group are Larry Bogart, Executive Director, Dr. George Candreva, President, and Irene P. Dickinson (Mrs. Leon A.), Executive Secretary and Coordinator, whose file these are. There are numerous letters from Congressmen John G. Dow, Richard Ottinger, and Peter Peyser. The cataloged correspondence contains three letters from Senator Jacob K. Javits, and one each from Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and Louis J. Lefkowitz, New York State Attorney General.
In addition to CCPE's own memoranda, statements, news releases, brochures, and other printed ephemera, Mrs. Dickinson maintained an environmental subject file which includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, newsletters, and other printed ephemera issued by a variety of environmental groups as well as some related correspondence. The files on the Indian Point nuclear power plant, approximately 1,800 items, contain photocopies of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission/Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings, documents such as testimony before the commission, inspection reports, correspondence of the commission, Consolidated Edison, CCPE and its attorney, Anthony Z. Roisman, of Berlin, Roisman and Kessler, Washington, D.C. The printed materials include pamphlets, newspapers, newsletters, and other publication issued by a variety of citizens' action groups.
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This collection has no restrictions.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-22. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Mrs Irene P. Dickinson, 1979.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Dickinson, Mrs. Irene P. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979. Accession number--M-79.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 05/03/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2013-01-04 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Citizens action group founded in 1968. This organization has devoted its activity to the quality of the environment in the lower Hudson River Valley, particularly the environmental hazards of Consolidated Edison's Indian Point nuclear power plants.