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Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment records, 1966-1969

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\CCPE
Bib ID 4078607 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment (Ossining, N.Y.)
Title Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment records, 1966-1969
Physical Description 9.5 linear feet (4650 items in 22 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. The material is arranged into five series.



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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Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Irene P. Dickinson, 1979.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Surveyed Christina Hilton Fenn 05/03/89.

Revision Description

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Berlin, Roisman, and Kessler (Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bogart, Larry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Candreva, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conservation of natural resources -- New York (State) -- Citizen participation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickinson, Irene Power Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickinson, Leon A. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dow, John G., 1905-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Environmental protection -- New York (State) -- Citizen participation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Javits, Jacob K (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lefkowitz, Louis J. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). Department of Law Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuclear energy -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuclear energy -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nuclear power plants -- New York (State) -- Indian Point Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ottinger, Richard L (Richard Lawrence), 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peyser, Peter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roisman, Anthony Z Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Jacob K. Javits

Box 1 Louis J. Lefkowitz

Box 1 Edmund S. Muskie

Box 1 Margaret Chase Smith

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

Box 1 Irene P. Dickinson, 1969-1977

Series III: Subject Files

Box 2 General files of CCPE, 1966-1979

(some correspondence; chiefly news releases, notes, memos, clippings, AEC/NRC documents)

Box 2 Abnormal Occurrences

Box 2 ALAP Hearings-AEC

Box 2 Alliances

Box 2 Alternative Sources of Energy-Milaca, Minnesota

Box 2 Benson, Jim

Box 2 Bertell, Rosalie

Box 2 Bibliography

Box 2 Breeder Reactor/CRBR

Box 3 CCPE Testimony

Box 3 Citizens Waste Information Committee

Box 3 Clearwater

Box 3 Comey, David D.

Box 3 Committee for Nuclear Responsibility

Box 3 Commoner, Barry

Box 3 Conversion Conference-Washington, D.C., 1971

Box 3 Decommissioning

Box 3 Decontamination

Box 3 Emergency Plans

Box 3 Ethics of Nuclear Power

Box 3 Fluoridation-Water

Box 3 Funding for Public Participation

Box 3 Heronemus, William

Box 3 Initiatives-People's Lobby

Box 3 Intervenor Funding

Box 3 Jobs and Energy

Box 3 JCAE

Box 4 Komanoff Associates

Box 4 KV Lines

Box 4 Labor Action Coalition

Box 4 Labor and Energy

Box 4 Legislators

Box 4 Licensing

Box 4 Lovins, Amory

Box 4 Low-level Radiation

Box 5 Media, Press

Box 5 Microwaves

Box 5 Nader, Ralph

Box 5 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Box 5 National Council of the Churches of Christ-- Statement/Response--Rossin, A. David

Box 5 National Intervenors

Box 5 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Box 5 Natural Resources Defense Council

Box 5 Natural Resources Defense Council--Spent Fuel Disposal Costs

Box 6 New Roots

Box 6 New York City Council on the Environment

Box 6 New York City Department of Health

Box 6 New York State Legislature-- Energy

Box 6 New York State Public Service Commission

Box 6 Nuclear Moratorium

Box 6 Nuclear Plant Workers

Box 6 Nuclear Reactors

Box 6 Nuclear Waste Incinerator

Nuclear Waste Management

Box 6 Citizen Participation

Box 6 Interagency Review Group

Box 6 Report TID28817

Box 6 Other Cases

Box 7 Plutonium Lawsuit, 1975

Box 7 Pollard, Robert--Testimony

Box 7 Price-Anderson Act

Box 7 Public Power

Box 7 Radioactive Waste Incinerator

Box 7 Radioactive Waste Transport

Box 7 Safe Energy Act, 1975

Box 7 Safe Energy Coalition--New York State

Box 7 Secrecy--Nuclear Power

Box 7 Sierra Club--Radioactive Waste Proposal

Box 7 Silkwood Supporters

Box 7 Siting and Licensing

Box 7 Solar Access

Box 7 Union of Concerned Scientists

Box 7 Weik, Mary H.

Box 7 Weil, George--Coal and Radioactivity

Box 7 Women

Box 7 World Council of Churches--Statement on Nuclear Energy

Box 7 Worldwatch Institute

Series IV: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Indian Point Station Units 1 & 2

Box 8 1970- 1972

Box 9 1974

Box 10 1975

Box 11 1976 January -March, 1976


Box 12 1976 April -December, 1976


Box 13 1976 Inspections, 1976

Box 14 1977 February, 1977

Box 15 1977 March-1978, 1977

Box 16 1977 Inspections, 1977

Series V: Printed Materials


Box 17 A-C

(Includes large group ofCritical Mass Journal)

Box 18 D-M

Box 19 N

Box 20 O-W

Box 21 Printed Ephemera

(Pamphlets, mimeographed reports, brochures, etc.)

Box 22 Printed Ephemera

(Pamphlets, mimeographed reports, brochures, etc.)