Cathy Wilson collection on Red River Gorge

Abstract

The Cathy Wilson collection on Red River Gorge (dated 1960-1975; 0.5 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, court filings, and reports regarding the efforts of environmental activists, led by the Sierra Club, to save the Red River Gorge in Kentucky from being dammed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s to 1970s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cathy Wilson collection on Red River Gorge
Date
1960-1975 (inclusive)
Extent
0.5 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Community activists
Dams
Environmental policy -- Kentucky
Environmental protection -- Kentucky.
Geology -- Kentucky.
Legal documents.
Legislators -- United States -- Congresses.
Newspaper publishing -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Claire Hilbrecht
Preferred Citation
2011ms072 : [identification of item], Cathy Wilson collection on Red River Gorge, 1960-1975, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In the early 1960s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sought to alleviate flooding by constructing a dam in the Red River Gorge area in east central Kentucky. Congress initially authorized the construction of the dam in 1962, but through the efforts of numerous conservationists, local activists, and environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and Save Our Red River, the construction of the dam was eventually halted through a court injunction. It is now a protected wilderness and geological area.
Scope and Content
The Cathy Wilson collection on Red River Gorge (dated 1960-1975; 0.5 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, court filings, and reports regarding the efforts of environmental activists, led by the Sierra Club, to save the Red River Gorge in Kentucky from being dammed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960s to 1970s.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Organizational newsletters, promotional materials, and court filing, 1960-1975

Timeline of events, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Red River Gorge maps, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Press fact sheet, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Save our Red River, Sierra Club et al vs. Corps of Engineers et all, US District Court filing, 1974

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Newsletters, 1960-1975

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Correspondence, 1974-1975

Audubon Society correspondence, 1974

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Statements of concern regarding U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers' 1974 environmental impact statement, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Sierra Club Miami, Ohio, chapter correspondence and meeting minutes, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Red River Legal Defense Fund petition, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial report and progress report, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Executive Office of the President Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget correspondence, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 10
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U.S. House and Senate correspondence, testimony, committee roster, and bill, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Kentucky Governor correspondence, 1975

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Solicitation list, 1975

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Personal correspondence, 1974-1975

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Publications, 1968-1976

Clippings, 1968-1976

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Final Environmental Impact Statement, Red River Lake Project, Kentucky. Prepared by U. S. Army Engineer District, Louisville, Kentucky., 1974

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Response to Comments by the Council on Environmental Quality on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Red River Lake Project, Kentucky, volumes 1-2, 1974

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Final Environmental Statement for Management of the Red River Gorge Unit, Daniel Boone National Forest. Prepared by USDA Forest Service., 1974

  • Box 2, folder 2
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