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Environmental Clearing House Organization (ECHO) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 47
The ECHO records include newsletters (1970-78), project files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, financial records, photographs, annual reports (1972-78) and administrative records (1970-77).

REP files include primarily newspaper clippings, periodical articles, and correspondence concerning paper reuse.

Dates

  • 1970-1984

Creator

Terms of Access and Use

This collection has been minimally processed. Privacy protected information (including but not limited to certain educational, medical, financial, criminal, attorney-client, and/or personnel records) may be revealed during use of archival collections, particularly in collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.

Please note: This collection is stored off-site. Access to collection requires 3 business days’ notice. Contact University Archives (lib-archives@buffalo.edu) to schedule an appointment.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and [University Archives or Poetry Collection] before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

31 Linear Feet (31 cartons)

Overview

Established in 1970 as an environmental information center primarily for the Western New York area, the Environmental Clearing House Organization collection was housed at the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Science and Engineering Library before being transferred to the University Archives in 1984. Included are newsletters, project files, correspondence, administrative records, and an extensive number of clippings. In 1979 the ECHO files were incorporated with those of the Environment and Energy Resource Center of Western New York.

Historical Note

The Environmental Clearing House Organization was established in 1970 as an environmental information center primarily for the Western New York area. It was originally funded by the Junior League of Buffalo and later was funded by various individuals and foundations. It was housed at the Buffalo Museum of Science, (1970-75); School of Architecture and Environmental Design at the State University of New York at Buffalo, (1976-79), and finally at the Science and Engineering Library at SUNY at Buffalo, (1979-1982).

In 1979 the ECHO files were incorporated into the Environment and Energy Resource Center of Western New York (EERCWNY) at SUNY at Buffalo Science and Engineering Library.

These records also include the files of Housewives to End Pollution (HEP) 1970-75. HEP used ECHO as a vehicle of public education concerning environmental waste and paper reuse.

Arrangement

Records are arranged broadly by topic.

Other Finding Aids

Previous finding aid available in accession record.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Archives by Peter Gold for the Environment and Energy Resource Center in separate accessions in 1984 and 1985.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Archives staff, June 2018. Supervised by Sarah Pinard, June 2018; Finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, June 2018.
Title
Finding Aid for the Environmental Clearing House Organization (ECHO) records
Status
under_revision
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
June 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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