Additional papers of Ellen K. Silbergeld, 1982-2001
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
8.34 linear feet ((20 file boxes) plus 5 audiotapes)
Series I, CORRESPONDENCE, 1982-1999 (#1.1-6.5), contains general biographical information (resume, publication lists, etc.), papers relating to the Herbert Needleman case, letters of reference and recommendation for others, MacArthur Foundation grant congratulatory letters, and general administrative and professional correspondence. The Needleman papers include letters, reports, petitions, clippings, and related material focused on friend and colleague Herbert Needleman's scientific misconduct case, stemming from his data on lead toxicology. Correspondence contains letters, memos, faxes, and printed e-mails that address environmental toxicological issues (lead, dioxins, mercury, carcinogens, porphyria, etc.). Correspondents include colleagues, research students, concerned citizens, congressional members, lawyers, editors, committee and organizational leaders, and others from across the United States and abroad. Topics covered include speaking engagements, conference preparation, meeting updates, scientific discussions, congressional hearings, professional reviews, editorials, publications, legislation, interviews, etc. Related material is also included (petitions, notes, edited drafts, statistical data, printed matter and clippings, etc.).
Series II, TESTIMONIES, CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, ETC., 1989-2001 (#6.6-15.8, 19.1-19.16, 20.1-20.14, T-370.1-T-370.5), contains material from congressional hearings in which Silbergeld provided testimony, as well as material from several domestic and international conferences, committees, seminars, symposiums, etc. Papers related to congressional testimonies include transcripts, reports, notes, drafts, etc., for hearings on issues of environmental toxins (including Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, childhood lead poisoning, etc.). Materials from conferences, etc., include correspondence, itineraries, schedules, agendas, notes, working drafts, abstracts, minutes, reports, resolutions, program guides, planning and presentation material, clippings, etc. Also included are audiotapes from the Open College program on CJRT FM 91.1 radio (Canada). Silbergeld provides brief interviews on issues of lead toxins for the segment entitled, "The Environment: Issues and Options for Action," which was broadcast in 1991. Related material on testimonies, conferences, etc., is also found in the general correspondence.
Series III, PUBLICATIONS, 1989-1997 (#15.9-18.10), contains material related to several of Silbergeld's published works. Included are correspondence, working drafts, research notes, graphics, statistical data, contracts, etc. The processor assigned numbers to drafts within folders (e.g., draft 1, draft 2, draft 3, etc.) to distinguish them from one another; they do not reflect the order of creation of the edited revisions. Also included is a collection of clippings (miscellaneous articles written by or about Silbergeld and her work). Related material on publications is also found in the general correspondence.
Series IV, REVIEWS, 1990-1999 (#18.11-18.18, 20.15-20.22), contains reviews and assessments of project proposals and research studies for several government agencies, private industries, and related publications which include drafts of the proposed projects and studies; test results; Silbergeld's comments, recommendations, and edits; and correspondence.
The few photographs in this collection will not be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's Visual Information Access database. Referred to as "uncataloged" photographs, they are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. Correspondence, 1982-1999 (#1.1-6.5)
- Series II. Testimonies, conferences, meetings, etc., 1989-2001 (#6.6-15.8, 19.1-19.16, 20.1-20.14, T-370.1-T-370.5)
- Series III. Publications, 1989-1997 (#15.9-18.10)
- Series IV. Reviews, 1990-1999 (#18.11-18.18, 20.15-20.22)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These addenda to the papers of Ellen K. Silbergeld were given to the Schlesinger Library by Ellen K. Silbergeld between 1997 and 2002.
Accession number: 97-M68, 2002-M12, 2002-M19
Processed by: Bridgette A. Woodall
The following item has been removed from the collection and returned to the donor:
- Toxics and Health: The Potential Long-Term Effects of Industrial Activity, 1995
By: Bridgette A. Woodall
- Agent Orange--Toxicology
- Arsenic--Environmental aspects
- Cadmium compounds--Toxicology
- Cadmium--Environmental aspects
- Children--Health and hygiene
- College teachers--United States
- Environmental law--United States
- Environmental policy--United States
- Environmental protection--United States
- Environmental risk assessment
- Environmental toxicology
- Hazardous substances--Health aspects--United States
- Hazardous substances--Law and legislation--United States
- Hazardous waste site remediation
- Hazardous waste sites
- Hazardous wastes--Incineration
- Hazardous wastes--Management
- Hazardous wastes--Risk assessment
- Health risk assessment
- Lead abatement
- Lead abatement--Law and legislation
- Lead poisoning
- Mercury compounds--Environmental aspects
- Pesticides--Risk assessment
- Political activists
- Polychlorinated biphenyls--Toxicology
- Reproductive toxicology
- Scientists--Political activity
- Women political activists
- Women scientists--United States
- Silbergeld, Ellen K.. Additional papers of Ellen K. Silbergeld, 1982-2001: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Foundation for Worker, Veteran and Environmental Health, Inc.
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