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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Records 1959-1972

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood. Records

Dates:

1959-1972

Size:

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood, organized in April 1959 by a group of women led by Laura Fermi, sought to educate the community to the dangers posed by air pollution as well as to monitor local smoke emission violations. Contains membership lists, minutes, correspondence, clippings, statements made at public hearings, and publications.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood, organized in April 1959 by a group of women led by Laura Fermi, sought to educate the community to the dangers posed by air pollution as well as to monitor local smoke emission violations. The organization published and distributed educational materials, and its members spoke before school and community groups, testified at public hearings, reported violations to the city Department of Air Pollution Control, and observed at court hearings for pollution violators. The Committee disbanded in 1972.

Scope Note

Contains membership lists, minutes, correspondence, clippings, statements made at public hearings, and publications.

Related Resources

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http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

History and membership lists

Box 1    Folder 2

Minutes

Box 1    Folder 3

Statements at public hearings.

Box 1    Folder 4

Statements at public hearings. U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution. Chicago, 1964.

Box 1    Folder 5

Statements at public hearings. Federal Power Commission.Washington, D.C., 1964.

Box 1    Folder 6

Correspondence.

Box 1    Folder 7

Newspaper and magazine clippings.

Box 1    Folder 8

Material distributed by committee.