Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.) records, 1982-1999 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This collection consists of six series, the first of which includes R.A.C.E.'s organizational records, its laws of incorporation, by-laws, and a chronology of A.C.E. and R.A.C.E. until 1989. This series contains a few documents and correspondence with environmental concerns that are not specific to any R.A.C.E. project and thus not in the Project Files series.
The correspondence series contains letters to and from representatives of R.A.C.E. It is arranged by individual, then by date. This series may have some correspondence pertaining to particular projects within it, but we have kept its arrangement in the creators' original order.
The project files series is by far the largest. It consists of the R.A.C.E. Project Files--documents pertaining to specific environmental interests, lawsuits, appeals, and correspondence. This series is organized by project/interest; i.e., Land Between the Lakes, Shawnee National Forest, etc. There is a large number of legal documents.
Files of other organizations holds only one box of documents related to organizations and subjects of interest to R.A.C.E. but not directly associated with any particular project. The Printed Reference materials series contains documents, catalogs, guides, and articles of environmental interest to R.A.C.E.; basically, print reference materials for the Association. RACE-related clippings series holds newspaper and magazine clippings relating to R.A.C.E.-related interests and projects.