MINERAL POLICY CENTER RECORDS
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Records from 1987 to 1997 comprise this collection and document the Mineral Policy Center’s functions as a research, advocacy and educational organization. Correspondence, memoranda and notes constitute the bulk of the material. Also included are reports, news releases, newspaper clippings, articles, mailing lists and technical bulletins. Additional material includes the annotated drafts of two major publications produced by the Mineral Policy Center: Burden of Gilt and Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams.
This series highlights the operations of the Mineral Policy Center. Records include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, minutes and reports. Materials dealing with advocacy and lobbying are arranged alphabetically by subject. Included are statements, testimony, news releases, correspondence and phone transcripts. Conferences and events sponsored are arranged chronologically by event, then chronologically within each event. Conference records include planning notes, registration and attendee lists, expense reports and post-conference evaluations. Mailing campaign records include mailing lists, sample mailers and notes. These records are arranged alphabetically and primarily reflect Mineral Policy Center fund raising and membership renewal activities. Media contacts include major television and radio networks, newspapers and weekly news magazines. Records are arranged alphabetically by media outlet and include correspondence and press information packets.
Series 2 documents the preparation and publication of four manuscripts dealing with mines and the environment: Mining Regulation: A Citizen's Handbook; Mines, Stormwater Pollution and You; Burden of Gilt and Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, project notes, schedules, bids, budgets and expense reports. Numerous drafts contain annotations and editing notes that highlight the evolution of the manuscripts. Additional materials include correspondence, resumes and writing samples from the authors who created sections of the manuscript Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams.
The bulk of the reference material relates to specific federal legislation, particularly Senate Bill 257, Mineral Exploration and Development Act of 1993. Additional material includes technical articles and bulletins dealing with characteristics of landfill liners. Articles detailing general environmental concerns comprise the remainder of the series. Records include newspaper clippings, articles, texts of bills, committee reports and technical bulletins.
The series includes snapshots, negatives and contact prints used in various articles and in the publication of the book Golden Dreams, Poisoned Streams.
This series includes 3.5 inch and 51/4 inch computer disks containing manuscript drafts, mailing lists, membership renewal data and fund raising correspondence.
The collection is open for research.
The Mineral Policy Center Records are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.
Copyright is assigned to Denver Public Library for research purposes only, and may be cited but not published from. All requests for permission to quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder, by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.
Philip Hocker, Michael McCloskey and former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall founded the Mineral Policy Center in 1988 to call attention to the environmental impacts of mining. They sought to create an organization that would become a recognized authority and advisor on mining issues.
Since its founding, the Mineral Policy Center has primarily engaged in advocacy, education and research activities. Mining on public lands and reform of the 1872 mining law have been areas of particular emphasis. As a non-profit organization supported by private contributions and foundation grants, the Mineral Policy Center has provided technical, legal and political strategy assistance to numerous communities and to other organizations. Among its educational and advocacy activities, the Mineral Policy Center has sponsored a number of seminars, conferences and lobbying events dealing with mining impacts on the environment. Additionally, the Mineral Policy Center supervised the publication of several manuscripts and has provided reference material to numerous media organizations. On March 1, 2004, the Mineral Policy Center announced an expansion and reorganization under the name Earthworks, which was designed to address a wider range of environmental problems. The Mineral Policy Center continues to function as the research and policy unit for Earthworks.
12 boxes (12 linear feet)
1 Audio-Visual Box
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Other Finding Aids
Valerie P. Keels, vice president of operations, donated the Mineral Policy Center records in 1999.
Number of boxes: 12
Audio-visual: 1 box
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- Burden of guilt. Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Golden dreams, poisoned streams. Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Hocker, Philip M., 1944- Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Liability for environmental damages. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- McCloskey, J. Michael (John Michael), 1934- Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Mine soils -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mines and mineral resources -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mining law -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Udall, Stewart L. Subject Source: Lcnaf
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