Primary Source Material

Marist College Archives and Special Collections

Clearwater Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/cfa/clearwater.xml

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Collection contains materials concerning Clearwater's environmental action programs which are designed to restore and protect the quality of the Hudson River watershed.

Cornwall Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/cornwallCollection/cornwall.xml

The Cornwall Pumped Storage Facility Collection contains materials concerning the early history of the proposed pumped storage facility for Storm King Mountain.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dain Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/HenryDain_Aid.html

The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dain Collection contains documents and clippings related to the Hudson River Environmental Society, underground transmission lines and the proposed Cornwall Storage Pump Facility.

Grim Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/grim/grimcollection.xml

The John Grim Collection consists of the findings of Northeast Biologists, Inc., on the Hudson River and it's fisheries between the years of 1965 and 1968.

Hudson River Environmental Society Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/hres/hres.xml

The Hudson River Environmental Society Collection documents the research, actions, and legal cases involving environmental issues surrounding the Hudson River Valley.

Hudson River Environmental Society Library
http://library.marist.edu/archives/Hudson_river.html

The Marist College Archives and Special Collections is the repository for the Hudson River Environmental Society Library.

Hudson River Conservation Society, Inc.
http://library.marist.edu/archives/hrcs/conservationsociety.xml

The Hudson River Conservation Society Collection consists of materials documenting the history of this organization, and its efforts to protect and preserve the scenic beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

Hudson River Valley Commission Collection: Records Relating to the Storm King Case 1966-1967
http://library.marist.edu/archives/HRVcommision_Aid.html

The Hudson River Valley Commission Collection documents the contributions of the Hudson River Valley Commission to the Storm King Case (1966-1967).

Hudson River Valley Commission Collection: Records Related to 1965- 1970 Surveys
http://library.marist.edu/archives/hrvc/hudsonrivervalley.xml

The Hudson River Valley Commission (HRVC) was formed by Governor Rockefeller and his staff to regulate development along the Hudson River in 1966. This collection consists primarily of the findings from a series of surveys conducted by the HRVC between 1965 and 1970.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Council Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/Greenway_Aid.html

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Council Collection documents the development and growth of the Greenway Council from 1989 - 1996.

Hudson Valley GREEN Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/hvgc/hvgc.xml

The Hudson Valley GREEN (Grass Roots Energy & Environmental Network) Collection documents the development of the environmental group and their constant vigilance in protecting the environment in the Hudson River Valley Area (1981 - 2002).

On The River
http://library.marist.edu/archives/On_the_River.html

On the River is a 152-part documentary concerning the Hudson River, which aired on WTZA from 1986 to 1990.

Saunders Papers
http://library.marist.edu/archives/saundersPapers/saunders.xml

The Saunders Papers document the contributions of Alexander Saunders to the Storm King Case (1962 1966).

Scenic Hudson Collection: Records Relating to the Storm King Case 1963-1981
http://library.marist.edu/archives/shc/scenichudsoncollection.xml

The Scenic Hudson Collection documents the landmark environmental law case known as the Scenic Hudson Decision or the Storm King Case (1963 1981).

Scenic Hudson, Inc. Administrative History Collection
http://library.marist.edu/archives/shiac/scenichudson.xml

The Scenic Hudson, Inc. Administrative History Collection documents the development of Scenic Hudson, Inc. as one of our nation's leading organizations, beginning with their landmark achievement of preserving the environmental integrity and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and its surrounding areas (1960 - 2000).

Senator & Mrs. Whitney N. Seymour Jr. Papers: Records Relating to the Storm King Case 1962-1978
http://library.marist.edu/archives/seymourPapers/seymour.xml

The Seymour Papers document the contributions of Senator & Mrs. Whitney N. Seymour Jr. to the Storm King Case (1962-1978).

 

Columbia University

Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Environment ( Ossining, N.Y. )
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/09_CHAP-COH_16.pdf

Founded in 1968, this organization has devoted its activity to the quality of the environment in the lower Hudson River Valley, particularly the environmental hazards of Consolidated Edison's Indian Point nuclear power plants.

Garrison, Lloyd K. 1897-1991.
Oral History Transcript (not available online)

 

Denver Public Library

The Wilderness Society Records
Finding aid available online through the Denver Public Library's Manuscript Finding Aids
http://eadsrv.denver.lib.co.us:8080/sdx/pl/?l=en - Conservation Collection, Wilderness Society.

The Wilderness Society worked with other environmental groups across the nation in advocating the protection of wildlife areas against development.  There are two folders relating to the Scenic Hudson Decision and one folder relating to the Hudson River Valley Commission.

 

Library of Congress

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(No Finding Aids available online)

The Library of Congress houses the materials dealing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (during the Storm King Case it was known as the Federal Power Commission, or FPC) involvement in the Scenic Hudson Decision.

Russell Train Papers.
(No Finding Aid available online)

Russell Train was the mediator between Con Edison and Scenic Hudson and ultimately negotiated the settlement agreed upon by both parties in 1980, which ended the 17 year long battle.

 

New York State Archives

Hudson River Valley Commission Files A1115-81
(No Finding Aid available online)
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
*To search the NYS Archive's on-line catalog for more information, click on "catalog" located near the top right portion of your screen.

This series consists of the correspondence and subject files of the Hudson River Valley Commission, which was established by order of Governor Rockefeller on March 20, 1965 for the purpose of conducting a study of the scenic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley.

Photographs and slides of the Hudson River Highlands (ca. 1965) B1449
(No Finding Aid available online)
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
*To search the NYS Archive's on-line catalog for more information, click on "catalog" located near the top right portion of your screen.

This series consists of black and white photographs and color (Kodachrome) transparencies of areas of the Hudson River highlands surveyed by the National Park Service in the 1960s, including Storm King Mountain.

 

Newburgh Free Library

The Newburgh Free Library holds important published materials concerning the Scenic Hudson Decision, including pamphlets, and hearing transcripts.

 

Pace Law School

David Sive Manuscript Collection
http://library.law.pace.edu/Archives/sive.html

The Sive Manuscript Collection offers scholarly access to the litigation files of the "Father" of modern environmental law. Cases include the landmark "Scenic Hudson" litigation involving Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River. 

 

Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Palisades Interstate Park Commission Collection
(No Finding Aid available online)

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission holds materials relating to their involvement concerning the Scenic Hudson Decision.

 

Rockefeller Archive Center

(No Finding Aids available online)

The Rockefeller Archive Center holds Nelson A. Rockefeller's Gubernatorial Office Files, as well as materials relating to Con Edison's Cornwall Project, the Hudson River Valley Commission, and the Department of Conservation.

 

University at Albany

Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter
http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/findaids/apap130.htm

The Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter (SCAC) was organized on Long Island as a state affiliate of the national Sierra Club. The records provide documentation of state legislation and the group's lobbying activities from the Albany office. The Storm King Mountain controversy, along with several other environmental concerns, is extensively documented in this collection.

 

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