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Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.) records


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Founding and organization of R.A.C.E.


R.A.C.E. Project Files

Subject files

Printed materials

Newspaper Clippings

Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.) records, 1982-1999 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By David Bond

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Collection Overview

Title: Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.) records, 1982-1999Add to your cart.

ID: 4/3/PP 40

Primary Creator: Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.)

Extent: 26.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in 6 series: 1) R.A.C.E. Organizational Records, 2) Correspondence, 3) Project Files, 4) Files of Other Organizations/Subjects of Interest to R.A.C.E., 5) Printed Reference Materials, and 6) R.A.C.E.-related Clippings

Subjects: Environmental policy., Shawnee National Forest (Ill.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

The Regional Association of Concerned Environmentalists (R.A.C.E.) was organized in 1988 from an earlier (1983) group, "Association of Concerned Environmentalists," or A.C.E. Both were formed in direct response to what members saw as "atrocious land stewardship by the Forest Service." The primary officers of R.A.C.E. were Joseph Glisson, Mark Donham, and Kristi Hanson. In addition to concerns with the management of the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, R.A.C.E. correspondence, documents, and lawsuits deal with environmental issues within the Hoosier National Forest, Land Between the Lakes, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and AlliedSignal (later titled Honeywell) in Metropolis.

Subject/Index Terms

Environmental policy.
Shawnee National Forest (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Multiple donors.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Gifts

Preferred Citation: [Item], Regional Assocation of Concerned Environmentalists (RACE) records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Founding and organization of R.A.C.E.],
[Series 2: Correspondence],
[Series 3: R.A.C.E. Project Files],
[Series 4: Subject files],
[Series 5: Printed materials],
[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings],

Series 6: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: R.A.C.E.-related news clippings, pre-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1990, 1 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 5: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1990, 2 of 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 9: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 10: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: R.A.C.E-related news clippings, 1998Add to your cart.

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[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings],

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