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Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002508

Scope and Content

The Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers contain records regarding the environmental campaigns she participated in over the years. Most records are grouped by subject, often by environmental issue or organization. Much of the collection is comprised of publicly available records with Kendrick-Hands' personal notes and annotations written in the margins. Commonly found throughout the collection are Karen Kendrick-Hands' handwritten notes from various meetings and events she attended.

Important Subjects: Air pollution Air quality Environmental issues Environmental law Environmentalism -- United States Environmentalism and politics Incinerators Mercury wastes Ozone Waste management

Important Names: Michigan. Department of Environmental Quality Michigan. Department of Natural Resources and Environment Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

Dates

  • 1979 - 2001

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.

History

Karen Kendrick-Hands was a Detroit-area environmental lawyer and activist. Since the 1980s, Kendrick-Hands participated in a variety of causes within Michigan, notably regarding issues of greenhouse gas emissions. Specific actions included the Polluters Pay Act, opposing the split of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality, SEMCOG's Ozone Action! campaign, and opposition to garbage incinerators in Michigan. Over the years she has supported environmentalism by utilizing her experience as a lawyer to tackle environmental issues from the legal and legislative angles. She has recently become notable as a purveyor of high-end yarn and knit goods and runs a nonprofit organization that promotes the crafts of knitting and crochet.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

Karen Kendrick-Hands was a Detroit-area environmental lawyer and activist. Since the 1980s, Kendrick-Hands participated in a variety of causes within Michigan, notably regarding issues of greenhouse gas emissions. Specific actions included the Polluters Pay Act, opposing the split of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality, SEMCOG's Ozone Action! campaign, and opposition to garbage incinerators in Michigan. Over the years she has supported environmentalism by utilizing her experience as a lawyer to tackle environmental issues from the legal and legislative angles. She has recently become notable as a purveyor of high-end yarn and knit goods and runs a nonprofit organization that promotes the crafts of knitting and crochet. The Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers contain records regarding the environmental campaigns she participated in over the years. Most records are grouped by subject, often by environmental issue or organization. Much of the collection is comprised of publicly available records with Kendrick-Hands' personal notes and annotations written in the margins. Commonly found throughout the collection are Karen Kendrick-Hands' handwritten notes from various meetings and events she attended.

Arrangement of the Papers

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by Karen Kendrick-Hands on April 20, 2014.

Related Material

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Gavin Strassel on September 11, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Gavin Strassel; encoded by Gavin Strassel .
Date
2014-09-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA