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Hope Donovan Papers

1970-2003

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Abstract

This collection consists of a variety of materials collected by Hope Donovan during her work as an environmental activist and prominent member of the League of Women Voters of New York State. Most of the collection consists of publications, reports, conference proceedings, guides, and papers from such subject as Adirondack Park, development issues, and the Smart Growth Conferences.

Summary

Creator:
Donovan, Hope, 1970-2003
Date Coverage:
1970-2003
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.

Hope Taussig Donovan was born on August 29, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri. Donovan attended Washington University in St. Louis. She was involved substantially with the League of Women Voters (LWV), serving on its New York State Board and working for the Albany County chapter of the organization. Donovan had a long-term interest in environmental issues and was noted for her efforts in passing the New York State Bottle Bill, which included a well-publicized walk from Buffalo to Albany to raise awareness of the issues. She worked as a lobbyist for the LWV at the state level, frequently supporting environmental issues. In addition, she was a Legislative Representative for the Adirondack Mountain Club from 1986 to 1990.

Water and air quality were central among Donovan's environmental interests and she was a member of Albany County's Water Quality Coordinating Committee. In 1986, she gave testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about acid rain issues. Donovan, a Guilderland resident, died on August 26, 2003. At the time, she was survived by husband Robert A. Donovan, a professor in the Department of English at the University at Albany.

This collection consists of a variety of materials collected by Hope Donovan during her work as an environmental activist and prominent member of the League of Women Voters of New York State. The collection spans the years 1970 to 2003. The vast majority of the materials are concerned with environmental issues in New York State. The most prominent single subject is water resources, particularly watersheds and groundwater. Other prominent subjects are the Adirondack Park, development issues, and the Smart Growth Conferences from 1999 to 2001. Materials of note include a folder on New York State's Bottle Bill, in which Donovan played a crucial role, and materials related to Guilderland (where Donovan resided), including town history, planning, and land use.

Most of the collection consists of publications, reports, conference proceedings, guides, and papers. There are also some memos and correspondence. Original signatures are rather infrequent, however. Most of the material was not written by Donovan herself, although it does include scattered handwritten notes. It is almost entirely concerned with the various environmental and civic activities connected to Donovan's career, rather than with her personal papers. Generally, the only materials that diverge from the kind of formats mentioned earlier are several maps and plans, related to the Adirondack Park in particular, and a film entitled "A Salute to Garbage."

The collection is arranged in two series: Water Resources and Subject Files.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Charles Rielly in November 2003.2003 November

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Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Mark Wolfe, 2015

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Contents of Collection

Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically
This series consists primarily of material about watersheds and groundwater in New York State. It contains numerous reports prepared by New York State government agencies, particularly the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of Health, and their units. This series also contains other studies, newsletters, correspondence, and various photocopied material relating to water resources in New York. A significant amount of material is connected to planning issues.
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1 1The 1996 Priority Waterbodies List1996

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1 2Great Lakes Commission1987-1990

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1 3Groundwater Conference1993-1995

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1 4Groundwater Conference1993-1995

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1 5New York State Source Water Assessment Program Plan1999

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1 6Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials, Reports and Guides1996-2000

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1 7Nonpoint Source Management Program2000

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1 8Organic Chemical and Drinking Water1979

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1 9Source Water Assessment Program Plan, Draft1998

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1 10Watershed1998-2001

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1 11Watershed, League of Women Voters1984-2000

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1 12Watershed, League of Women Voters1984-2000

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1 13Watershed, New York State Government1996-2002

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1 14Watershed Planning Handbook for the Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution1994

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1 15Watersheds in New York, Reports and Guides1995-1998

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1 16Where to Find Information on Nonpoint Source Pollution in New York State1993
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1 1 2020 Vision: Fulfilling the Promise of the Adirondack Park, Reports 1988-1990

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1 22. Adirondack Council, Reports,1986-1988

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1 3Adirondack Park Agency1981-1989

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1 4Adirondack Park Agency, Citizens Guides1980-1986

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1 5Adirondack Park, Maps and Plans1980-1988

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1 6Adirondack Park, Publications1970-1990

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1 7Adirondack Park, Reports and Ephemera1988-1990

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1 8The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, Brochure and Pamphlet2000-2001

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1 9Bottle Bill1988-1989

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1 10Coastal Management Conference,1977-1978

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1 11Coastal Management Project / Citizen Education Project1977-1978

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1 12Coastal Zone Management Program, Report and Appendix a-e1976-1977

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1 13Coastal Zone Management Program, Report Appendix f-i1976-1977

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1 14 Conservationist 1985 May-June

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1 15Conserving Open Space1991-1992

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1 16 Conserving Open Space in New York State 1997

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1 17 The Department of Environmental Conservation: A 25th Anniversary Review, Executive Summary 1996

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1 18Division of Lands and Forests1986

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1 19Empire State Forest Products Association, New York Forest Policy Summary,1987

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1 20Energy, Government, Consumer, Nuclear Waste1980-1989

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1 21 Finding Common Ground: Conserving the Northern Forest 1994

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1 22The First New York State Environmental Congress1991

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1 23Funding Land Resource Acquisition, Recreation Facility Development and Stewardship in New York State The Next Step, Report1989

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1 24 Growing Together within the Capital Region and Capital District Population & Household Projections 1996-1997

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2 1Guilderland, Environmental Resources and Planning1989-2000

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2 2Guilderland Hamlet Neighborhood Association, By-laws, Minutes, Town History2002- 2003

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2 3 Hazardous Waste Information: Focus on New York State 1986

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2 4Hudson River Valley Greenway1989-1999

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2 5League of Women Voters, Reports and Guides1975-1997

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2 6 A Look at Our Town, Village, City, County Government 1982

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2 7 Making Land Use Decisions 1975

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2 8New York State Canal System1993-1994

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2 9New York State Canal System, Public Hearing1991-1992

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2 10Natural Resources Current Focus, Bumper Sticker1978

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2 11Oregon, Department of Land Conservation and Development1992-1995

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2 12Smart Growth Conference1999

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2 13Smart Growth Conference2000

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2 14Smart Growth Conference2001

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2 15Smart Growth Conference Proceedings1999

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2 16Smart Growth Conference Proceedings2000-2001

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2 17Smart Growth Working Group2001

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2 18 Soil Interpretation Report: Pine Bush and Surrounding Area 1974

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2 19 State and Local Governments Partnering for a Better New York 2001

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Reel 1 A Salute to Garbage Undated