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Collection Details


Collection Name: Gwynne P. Smith Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/smith_g.htm
Dates Spanned: 1961-2004
Description: The Gwynne P. Smith Papers documents the civic activities and legislative career of a woman committed to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Delaware. Her papers include "phone logs" of issue notes and calling networks that document the grass roots organization behind Delaware Citizens for Clean Air and other groups in the early 1970s. The Green Acres Newsletter also reflect community communication on social as well as civic issues. Mrs. Smith kept extensive clipping files from Delaware newspapers and collected reports and other research materials related to clean air, water resources, Delaware's coast, and land use. A good amount of the material relates to the Bottle Bill, which Mrs. Smith sponsored, and the Coastal Zone Act, which she successfully defended many times. She worked with Russ Peterson on many issues and her files include correspondence with other Delaware politicians and leaders. Her papers include campaign materials and some papers related to Republican Party leadership in the state and elected women officials.
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Environment; Politics
ASP Subjects: Delaware; Delaware--Environmental conditions; Delaware--Politics and government; Legislation; Letters; Lobbying; Lobbyists; Political activists; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004917