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Guide to the Robert Smythe papers, 1975-1986

Abstract

Natural resources consultant.

The Robert Smythe papers comprise correspondence, reports, clippings, and publications chiefly relating to Smythe's work as an officer with the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Includes information about environmental issues in North Carolina such as air and water quality, waste management, energy conservation, and land use, as well as the Club's efforts to influence the North Carolina Legislature on environmental matters.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Smythe, Robert.
Title
Robert Smythe papers 1975-1986
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.9 Linear Feet, Approx. 4500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Robert Smythe papers comprise correspondence, reports, clippings, and publications chiefly relating to Smythe's work as an officer with the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Includes information about environmental issues in North Carolina such as air and water quality, waste management, energy conservation, and land use, as well as the Club's efforts to influence the North Carolina Legislature on environmental matters.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Horsepasture River, 1984
(2 folders)
Box 1
Inquiries
Box 1
Taskforce on waste management, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 1
Air quality
(2 folders)
Box 1
Non-attainment
Box 1
NC Energy
Box 1
NC wilderness
(2 folders)
Box 1
Alaska
(3 folders)
Box 1
NRCD letters
Box 1
Energy
Box 2
Sed. Pollution Control
Box 2
Water resources
Box 2
Land plan
Box 2
Mining
Box 2
NC Boards
Box 2
Utilities companies
Box 2
E. Mayo Power Plant
Box 2
NC State Parks
Box 2
Coastal Areas Management Act
Box 2
Corrituck Banks
Box 2
Corps of Engineers
Box 2
Clean air and water
Box 2
Letters
Box 2
Sierra Club Joseph LeConte Chapter, 1979-1980
(2 notebooks)
Box 2
Information, notes, 1981-1984
(2 folders)
Box 3
Appalachia Regional Conservation Committee, 1978-1980
Box 3
Wilderness, 1981-1984
(2 folders)
Box 3
NC Legislation, 1981
(2 folders)
Box 3
Oregon Inlet jetties, 1980-1982
Box 3
Oil refinery, Coastal Carolinas
(2 folders)
Box 3
Coal port, Carteret County
Box 3
BECO Citizens Advisory
Box 3
Mosquito control
(3 folders)
Box 3
Clippings, 1983
(2 folders)
Box 3
Conservation expenses, 1983-1986
(2 folders)
Box 4
Sierra Club National Office, 1983-1984
(2 folders)
Box 4
Acid rain control, 1983-1986
Box 4
Bottle Bill
Box 4
Tennessee Valley Authority Board, 1983-1986
Box 4
NC Energy Commission, 1986
Box 4
Radioactive waste, 1986
Box 4
Energy
(3 folders)
Box 4
Crystalline Repository Project, 1986
(2 folders)
Box 4
River Protection
Box 4
Detergent phosphorus ban
(3 folders)
Box 4
Sierra Club: Mason Farm
Box 4
Transportation corridor
Box 5
Superfund, 1984-1986
Box 5
ARCC, 1984-1986
Box 5
NC Chapter Executive Committee, 1982-1984
(2 folders)
Box 5
SCCOPE, 1983-1984
Box 5
Conservation Council of NC, 1983-1984
Box 5
Legislative Bulletin, 1983-1984
(2 folders)
Box 5
Oregon Inlet, 1983-1984
Box 5
Footnotes, 1983-1984
Box 5
NC hazardous waste, 1983-1984
Box 5
NC 208 - WQMP, 1975-1979
Box 5
NC state parks, to 1980
Box 5
State parks planning, 1977-1980
(8 folders)
Box 5
Alaska national interest land, 1979-1980
Box 5
Mass transit
Box 5
Crystalline rock depository
Box 6
Coastal, to 1980
Box 6
Sierra membership list, 1979
Box 6
Legislation, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 6
Mining taxes NC, 1982
Box 6
Highways
Box 6

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Smythe Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Robert Smythe papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1989

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 89-009

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.