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Urban Environment Conference (UEC) Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001179
The Urban Environment Conference Collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings and publications related primarily to environmental/occupational health issues affecting minorities at home and in the workplace.

Important subjects in the collection: Afro-Americans--Health and hygiene Air--Pollution--United States Environmental health--United States Environmental law--United States Environmental protection--Citizen participation Environmentally induced diseases--United States Hazardous wastes--United States Housing and health--United States Indians of North America--Health and hygiene Industrial hygiene--United States Labor laws and legislation--United States Mexican-Americans--Health and hygiene Noise control--United States Radioactive pollution--United States United States--Environmental Protection Agency United States--Occupational Safety and Health Administration Urban health--United States Water--Pollution--United States Women--Health and hygiene Work environment--United States

Important correspondents in the collection: Darryl Alexander Leon Billings Eula Bingham Marilyn Braithwaite George Coling Gloria Firmin Brett Hill Mildred Jeffrey Lee Lane Carolyn Moore Tingling Michelle Tingling Matilda J. Saddler

Dates

  • 1971 - 1989

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

56 Linear Feet (56 SB)

Abstract

The Urban Environment Conference (UEC) grew out of an effort in 1971 by Michigan Senator Philip Hart to provide a forum for the discussion of problems and issues of joint concern to urban reform groups, environmentalists, and organized labor. Within a year, most of the participants decided to organize the group as a non-profit corporation with both advocacy and clearinghouse functions, including lobbying, education and publicity, fundraising, leadership training, technical assistance on program development, and coalition-building. While protecting on-the-job and community health has been the Conference’s priority issue, UEC also has a notable record on energy, mass transit, fair housing and full employment.

The Urban Environment Conference Collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings and publications related primarily to environmental/occupational health issues affecting minorities at home and in the workplace.

History

The Urban Environment Conference (UEC) grew out of an effort in 1971 by Michigan Senator Philip Hart to provide a forum for the discussion of problems and issues of joint concern to urban reform groups, environmentalists, and organized labor. Within a year, most of the participants decided to organize the group as a non-profit corporation with both advocacy and clearinghouse functions, including lobbying, education and publicity, fundraising, leadership training, technical assistance on program development, and coalition-building. While protecting on-the-job and community health has been the Conference’s priority issue, UEC also has a notable record on energy, mass transit, fair housing and full employment.

Arrangement

Folders are listed in the order they appear.

Transfers

A large number of books, serials, and other publications received with this collection have been placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Urban Environment Conference (UEC) Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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