Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
- Council for Community Preservation (Roslyn, N.Y.). Records, 1955-1968.
Ca. 3 cubic ft.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, booklets, articles, flyers, petitions, photographs, and legal documents concerning community opposition to plans to build an incinerator and dump into Hempstead Harbor.
25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo, New York 14216.
- Alfred E. Smith. Alfred E. Smith papers, 1924-1926.
Copies of letters and reports concerning the State Reservation at Niagara; most from Ansley Wilcox, Commissioner and Acting President of the State Reservation concerning park lands, budgets, and other matters. Other correspondents include Gov. Alfred E. Smith, Robert Moses, and Paul A. Schoellkopf.
- Esenwein and Johnson, Architects. Esenwein and Johnson, Architects
9.0 cubic ft., 45 sets of plans
Architectural plans stored in Iconography Section.
Records of this architectural firm include job specifications, 1920-40, for buildings in various cities including Buffalo; account books and ledgers, 1910-42; index files of contracts and subcontracts; and 45 sets of architectural plans. Also papers of the firm's business manager, Richard Z. Goehle, including financial papers from his poultry farm and wildlife preserve, personal and business correspondence in English and German, receipts, and ledger books.
- Henry W. Keitzel. Henry W. Keitzel papers, 1917-1948.
1.0 cubic ft.
Radio addresses, correspondence and clippings concerning water pollution; correspondence, notes, clippings and records of the Buffalo Sewer Authority concerning polio, 1939-1948; records, clippings and correspondence concerning the Niagara Frontier Committee for the Defense of America, and specifically of its subcommittee, the Civil Home Defense Measure Committee, 1940-1942; clippings, 1947-1948, concerning operations of the International Railway Company during Keitzel's tenure as trustee; and personal materials, including World War I draft records and military census records, 1917; and an illuminated bound mansucript given as tribute to Rev. Henry B. Laudenbach from sisters of St. Mary's Seminary, 1929. Insurance agent who became active in water conservation issues; chairman of the Civil Home Defense Measure Center ca. 1940-1942, with particular emphasis on safety of water and power supplies during World War II; chairman of Buffalo Sewer Authority 1945-1946, and involved in efforts to eradicate polio through clean water and sewage systems; trustee of International Railway Co., ca. 1947-1948.
- Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-. Address : at water symposium, State
University of New York at Buffalo, 1966
1 item (20 p.) ; 28 cm. (0.1 linear ft.).
Explores the symposium theme, "Fresh Water of New York - Its Conservation and Use." United States senator from Maine.
- Stanley P. Spisiak. Stanley P. Spisiak papers, 1931-1974.
12.5 cubic ft.
Correspondence, 1934-74; records of the New York State Conservation Council including minutes, 1950-53, and programs of annual meetings, 1946-64 (incomplete); records of the Allied Sportsmen of Western New York including correspondence, minutes, and financial statements; records of the Erie County Sportsmen's Alliance, including minutes, 1947-68, reports concerning resources and pollution, speeches, and clippings.
- United Steelworkers of America. Local 2693 (Buffalo, N.Y.). Records,
1942-1990. [ca. 1950-1980]
50 linear feet ; 50 bound volumes.
Hourly workers at the Dunkirk, New York, plants of the Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corporation obtained their United Steelworkers of America charter in May, 1942, forming Local 2693. Its organization came during wartime, when steel manufactures were in high demand.
Local 2693 participated in most of the same events as other Steelworkers' locals across the country; the 1946 nationwide strike, the 1949 "pension rights" struggle, the bitter 1951 wage fight and the watershed 116-day "Basic Steel" strike in 1959.
In the late-1970s and 1980s, local and national environmental concerns provided another threat to members of Local 2693. The aging Dunkirk plants were found to be inadequate to meet the water quality emissions standards of the local sewage treatment facility. Local 2693 worked and continues to work to correct, control or eliminate the subsequent pollution problems which could close the Dunkirk plant.
The records of Local 2693 include the minutes of the Executive Board, grievance committee, and general membership meetings (1942-present). The correspondence includes a considerable amount of the official correspondence of the recording secretary. Of special note are the records from the company's personnel managers, which document women's employment during World War II.
These records were described by the Harry Van Arsdale Labor History Documentation Project. Consult the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society for information regarding location and access to Labor Records Survey materials. Records are held at the Local Office.