Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520-8240
- Lindbergh, Charles, 1902-1974. Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers,
1830-1987 (inclusive), 1911-1974 (bulk)
534.25 linear ft. (820 boxes, 36 folios, 451 v., 2 film reels)
Purchased the Spirit of St. Louis, Feb. 1927; flew the Spirit of St. Louis from San Diego to N.Y.C., May 1927; flew non-stop N.Y.C. to Paris, May 20, 1927; Director of Pan Am World Airways. The papers consist of correspondence concerning Charles Lindbergh's extensive political and scientific activities; files on military and civilian aviation; correspondence and related materials on conservation; a large file of writings, speeches, statements, and diaries; family correspondence and records of the Lindbergh, Morrow, and allied families; financial, legal, and housekeeping records; letters written in response to isolationist speeches delivered between 1939 and 1941; writings about Lindbergh; materials relating to the kidnapping and Hauptmann trial; a large collection of fan mail and crank letters; and miscellaneous additional materials.
The papers were the gift of Charles A. Lindbergh and his estate, 1941-1988.
The papers are closed. Access granted through permission from Anne Morrow Lindbergh or two of the Lindbergh children. The personal family correspondence is restricted throughout the lifetime of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and for fifty years after her death.
Finding aids: Unpublished finding aid in repository.
- Sherman, Edward Augustine, 1871-. Edward Augustine Sherman papers,
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Edward A. Sherman (1871-1940): in 1903 appointed supervisor of Bitter Root Forest Reserve; in 1905 entered Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; in 1907, became supervisor of Hell Gate, Lolo, and Big Hole Reserves; forest supervisor, Sequoia National Forest, 1908-1910; assistant forester in charge of lands, Washington, D. C., 1915-1920; associate chief forester, 1920-1935; assistant chief and advisor, 1935- ; admitted to Utah Bar, 1915; formulated land classification system for national forests.
Typed manuscripts; diaries of 3 trips to Alaska, illustrated with photographs; memorandum on Alaska re: forestry and agriculture.
Finding aids: Unpublished finding aid in repository.
Subjects: New York (State) Foresters.
- Holtzman, Elizabeth. Papers, 1970-1981 (inclusive).
295 linear ft.
Lawyer and politician (Radcliffe, A.B., 1962, Harvard Law School, J.D., 1965) Holtzman was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from New York's 16th District in 1972; she served from January 1973 to December 1980 and was on the Judiciary Committee. She was, in 1972, the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. After an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1980, Holtzman was elected New York City's first female district attorney in 1982, heading the city's largest office, Brooklyn. She was also a founder of the Brooklyn Women's Political Caucus and an organizer of the Take Brooklyn Out of the War Coalition. Elizabeth Holtzman became New York City's Comptroller in 1990, and was a Democratic primary candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992.
Correspondence, speeches, financial records, scheduling books, telephone logs, campaign literature, awards, clippings, photos, records of case work, community work, and the Judiciary Committee, and administrative and legislative files cover primarily Holtzman's election to and membership in the U.S. House of Representatives and her campaign for election to the U.S. Senate. Subject files pertain to abortion, Cambodia, employment, environment, energy, housing and urban development, national security and the C.I.A., New York City, rape privacy, social security, public welfare, transportation, and the Congressional Women's Caucus. Included are questionnaire responses from constituents on Watergate, the energy crisis, wage and price controls, Nixon's pardon, Rockefeller's vice presidency, amnesty, and mail services; material on the Nixon impeachment hearings; and testimony from hearings on immigration and refugee policy.
Gift of Elizabeth Holtzman, 1981.
Access restrictions: With a few exceptions: clippings, speeches, photos, awards, audiovisual material, and publications, the papers are restricted.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Finding aids: Preliminary finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs...10v., (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984)
- Hunt, Vilma R. Papers, 1952-1993 (inclusive).
7.25 linear ft.
Dentist, scientist, researcher, writer, environmental activist and feminist, Vilma Rose (Dalton-Webb) Hunt was born in 1926 in Sydney, Australia. She received her A.M. in physical anthropology from Radcliffe College (1958) and was a scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study (1961-1963). Affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health (1962-1966), Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois (1963), and the John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory in New Haven, Conn. (1966-1969), Hunt taught environmental heath at Yale University School of Medicine (1967-1969) and Pennsylvania State University (1969-1972 and 1982-1985). During the 1970s she was Deputy Assistant Administrator for Health Research in the Office of Research and Development in the Environmental Protection Agency and served on the EPA's Science Advisory Board. Since her retirement from PSU in 1985 she has served as a consultant in environmental and occupational health, lecturing widely both in the United States and abroad. She is the author of The Health of Women at Work (1977).
Collection documents Hunt's involvement in the field of industrial hygiene and her participation in environmental, labor, and feminist organizations, including the Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Women's Equity Action League. Papers include curricula vitae, reminiscences, correspondence, reports, surveys, board minutes, agendas, conference and workshop material, programs, and speeches.
Gift of Vilma R. Hunt, 1987-1992.
Finding aids: Preliminary finding aid; most Schlesinger Library finding aids are also available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (Chadwyck-Healey, 1984- ).
Subjects: Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
- Silbergeld, Ellen K. Papers, 1968-1994 (inclusive).
16.5 linear ft.
Environmental toxicologist and research scientist Ellen (Kovner) Silbergeld was born in Washington in 1945 and has degrees from Vassar College (A.B. 1967) and Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. 1972). Her professional interests include neuropharmacology and toxicology, and environmental risk assessment. In particular, Silbergeld has studied lead poisoning and the effects of dioxins and PCBs on humans.
While working at the National Academy of Sciences in the late 1960s, Silbergeld became an activist, reacting to the war in Vietnam and to the Catholic Church. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins, however, Silbergeld's career closely followed her scientific interests. She worked at the National Institutes of Health for nearly ten years (1975-1984).
In 1982, Silbergeld became director of the Toxic Chemicals Program and chief toxics scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in Washington, leading EDF's scientific effort to end human exposure to lead and dioxins; since 1992 she has held the Environmental Health Chair. She also teaches at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, and at Johns Hopkins University's School of Hygiene and Public Health.
An advisor to both national and international organizations and advocacy groups, Silbergeld has been influential in determining policies relating to environmental hazards. She received a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1993, was nominated for a Living on Earth Award, and received the Edward K. Barsky Award of the Physicians Forum of the American Public Health Association.
The papers primarily document Silbergeld's career and professional activities, including conferences, appointments to editorial and advisory boards, her involvement with various national and international agencies such as the U.S. EPA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and her research in areas such as lead poisoning, reproductive toxicology, dioxins, PCBs, hazardous waste, cancer, and asbestos. Much of this material is related to Silbergeld's work for EDF. Also included are drafts, reprints, research notes, and correspondence pertaining to published and unpublished works written by Silbergeld; reference material; and unpublished drafts of articles by others and conference papers, some with notations by Silbergeld. Personal papers include curricula vitae, a will and living will declaration, articles about Silbergeld, and materials related to her participation in 1960s protests against the war in Vietnam and the Catholic Church. Also included is a videotape of Silbergeld in a 1993 televised interview on "Cardin on Congress," re: lead poisoning (shelved separately as Vt-84).
Gift of Ellen K. Silbergeld, 1991-1995.
Finding aids: Unpublished finding aid; most Schlesinger Library finding aids are also available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (Chadwyck-Healy,
Access restrictions: Written permission of the donor is required.
Collection stored off-site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.