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Citizens Environmental Coalition Records

Identifier: RG F 0019

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the papers of the Coalition from 1971 to 1981, and the CEC Education Fund Inc. (CECEF). It includes the following types of information: correspondence; newsletter (Newsleaf); minutes of meetings; financial information; grants; reports; special events; Task Forces; educational programs, and hearings and inquiries stemming from its active involvement in the environmental concerns of the Upper Gulf Coast area, in particular the Toxic Waste Task Forces and the bayou and open space preservation.

The topics of the reports, hearings, inquiries and task forces include: land subsidence and waste water refuse; open beaches; mass transit; flood plain management; air quality; energy conservation; fluoridation; ship channel pollution; Matagorda Island conservation; air pollution/emission control, and toxics task forces.


  • 1969-1986


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from RG F 0019 Citizens Environmental Coalition Records must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Citizens' Environmental Coalition (CEC) was founded in 1970 to coordinate the activities of environmental groups (over 40 in 1977) in public education and to sponsor Public Inquiries--open discussions for industry and concerned citizens of local environmental issues. The CEC is still active and publishes a monthly newsletter.


14.5 Linear Feet (23 Boxes)

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The collection is arranged as follows: Boxes 1 thru 4 are the business papers arranged chronologically; Box 5 contains CEC reports and information on various environmental concerns; Boxes 6 through 13 contain extensive reports of the Toxic Waste Task Forces and Boxes 14 & 15 contain odd numbers of a wide range of environmental periodicals in Texas (except for folder 7 thru 14 of Box 15 which are non-Texas publications).

Box 16 contains 75 photographs and slides of CEC activities and Houston views, especially of Buffalo Bayou.

The last 7 boxes contain reports and surveys relating to the concerns of the Task Forces.
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002