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Lois Gibbs Love Canal Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection largely documents efforts to relocate Love Canal community members; environmental and health studies conducted on the Love Canal site and its residents; clean-up, construction, and other remedial actions taken at Love Canal; the Love Canal Habitability Study; the resettlement of Love Canal; and the activities of the Love Canal Medical Fund (LCMF).
Significant individuals in this collection include David Axelrod, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health; Stephen Lester, Clement Associates, Inc. staff scientist and member of the Love Canal Medical Fund Board of Directors; and Dr. Beverly Paigen, Roswell Park Memorial Institute scientist. Other notable entities include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hooker Chemical Company, New York State Department of Health, Occidental Chemical Corporation, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The bulk of the materials in this collection date from 1978-1982.
- 1951 -- 2010
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
37.9 Linear Feet (31 record cartons, 1 object box, and 1 oversize box.)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Preliminary processing of the 2017 accessions was done by Leah Edelman, Records and Accessioning Archivist, in 2017. Materials were placed in archival boxes if the original housing was damaged, and loose materials were placed in folders where needed. Received order was maintained. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.
Steven Gentry and Sony Prosper, Archives and Reference Assistants, processed boxes 5 through 33 at the folder-level under the direction of Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, in Summer 2017. Series-level description was updated and a folder-level inventory was created. Received order was largely maintained.
- Under Revision