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Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project Records, 1971-2000

Manuscript Collection #905

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project Records
Creator: Agricultural Resources Center.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (1971-2000) including correspondence, clippings, reports, publications, information on environmental and pest management topics, etc.
Extent: 47.0 Cubic feet, 47 containers.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

February 26, 2003, (unprocessed), 47 containers, 47.0 cubic feet; Records (1971-2000) including correspondence, clippings, reports, publications, information on environmental and pest management topics, etc. See also preliminary inventory by donor and "Guide to Acronyms." Donor: Fawn Pattison, Executive Director.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project Records (#905), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Fawn Pattison

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Records of the Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project, including correspondence, clippings, reports, publications, information on environmental and pest management topics, etc.

Guide to Acronyms:

ARC: Agricultural Resources Center
CCNC: Conservation Council of NC
CFSA: Carolina Farm Stewardship Assn
DOL: NC Dept of Labor
DWQ: Division of Water Quality (part of NC DENR)
EFNC: Environmental Federation of NC
EPA: US Environmental Protection Agency
ESNC: Earth Share of NC (formerly Environmental Federation of NC)
FIFRA: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act
JSNF: Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
IPM: Integrated Pest Management
MRBF: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
NCAMP: National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides
NCCPPR: NC Center for Public Policy Research
NCDA: NC Dept of Agriculture
NC DEHNR: NC Dept of Health, Environment & Natural Resources
NC DENR: NC Dept of Environment & Natural Resources (formerly DEHNR)
NC EMC: NC Environmental Management Commission
NCAP: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
NCSU: NC State University
NPR: National Public Radio
NYCAP: NY Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
OTA: US Congress Office of Technology Assessment
OPP: Office of Pesticide Programs (part of EPA)
PESTed: Pesticide Education Project (part of ARC)
RAF: Rural Advancement Foundation/ National Sharecroppers’ Fund
SAWG: Sustainable Ag Working Group
SECC: State Employees’ Combined Campaign (workplace philanthropy)
SSAWG: Southern SAWG
SPH: School of Public Health (UNC-CH)
UFW: United Farm Workers
USDA: US Dept of Agriculture
USGS: US Geological Survey
WAJF: W. Alton Jones Foudnation
WRRI: Water Resources Research Institute (UNC-CH)
ZSRF: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0905.1
    • CFSA Field Days 1986-1993
    • NCAMP National Forums 1984-1983
    • NCAMP Board Packets 1985-1990
  • Box 3#0905.3
    • Press Clippings 1986-1994
    • CCNC 1984-1996
    • Going Wild 1990-1997
    • Pesticide Action Network (PAN) 1997
  • Box 5#0905.5
    • Rurual Advancement Fund (RAF)
    • NC Section 18 exemptions
    • Medfly 1993
    • EPA Pesticide Re-regulation Rejection Rate Aanalysis
  • Box 6#0905.6
    • Herbicides & National Forests 1988
    • EMF Reports
    • 1987 Farm Chemicals Handbook
    • Beneath the Bottom Line: Economic Impacts of Reduced Chemical Usage
  • Box 7#0905.7
    • Financial Statements 1992-1995
    • Phone Logs 1991-1998
    • Forum grant files (1987-1994): Z. Smith Reynolds, Public Welfare Fdn, Ruth Mott, Coalition for Human Needs, Apple, Triangle Comm. Fdn., Kellogg, JS Noyes Fdn
  • Box 8#0905.8
    • Everyone’s Backyard 1990-1996
    • Alternative Ag Newsletter 1989-1997
    • Center for Policy Alternatives 1990–1993
    • Biotech Info
    • Farmland Preservation (NC and Orange County)
    • Negligible Risk (NCAMP)
    • Farmers Markets
  • Box 10#0905.10
    • Gorgas Community spraying
    • Present-use value
    • Erick Umstead
    • Hazardous waste
  • Box 12#0905.12
    • NCSU Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
    • 1981 – Misc. files
    • NC Pesticide Board 1993-1994
  • Box 13#0905.13
    • Journal of Alternative Ag
    • LSC-CRY NC
    • Nebraska Groundwater Fdn – The Aquifer
    • NC Clearinghouse – Environmental Bulletin
    • Parents for Pesticide Alternatives
    • NYCAP News
    • Progressive Farmer
    • USDA/ERS Farmline
    • WRRI News
    • Dispute 1995
    • Bob Jones lawsuit
    • CEFS - NCSU
    • Environmental Caucus
    • Misc. articles: sustainable agriculture (sust. ag.)
    • Mailing lists/contacts directories
    • Recognition of Pesticide Poisonings (EPA 1989)
    • NC Pesticide Complaints survey (N. McIntyre)
    • NDSB 1994
  • Box 14#0905.14
    • National Dialogue for Sust. Ag. 1994-1995
    • NC Envtl Management Commission (EMC) – Groundwater 1993
    • Don Hornstein (UNC law)
    • Pesticide Reform/Sust. Ag 1993
  • Box 15#0905.15
    • NCAMP 1993-1995
    • Environmental Federation of NC (EFNC) 1993
    • Misc files 1996-1997
  • Box 16#0905.16
    • H. Ray Meads lawsuit
    • Legal Matters
    • Dioxin
    • NC Pesticide violations survey (early 1980s) – N. Barnhardt
    • ARC History: ARC Virginia
    • Adopt-a-Chemical
    • FIFRA – local pre-emption
    • Beyond Pesticides Incident reports
    • IPM/Sust. Ag. Workshop Dec. 1994
    • Women’s conference: breast cancer, Raleigh 1995
    • Beyond Pesticides 1995
  • Box 17#0905.17
    • Orange County ag. Summit
    • Dennis Avery
    • HB 1102 Pesticide Trust Fund
    • Sustainable Development Consensus Conference 1995
    • DEHNR Howes 1993
    • Pesticides in Children’s Food (Nat’l Academy of Sciences)
    • Ellen Cash project (Winston-Salem)
    • Martha Whittinghill – Chapel Hill public housing
    • NCSU Crop Science (spring 1993)
    • ARC/RAF 1986
    • Mt. Olive pickle boycott
  • Box 18#0905.18
    • EPA – environmental health threats 1996
    • Groundwater & Agrichemicals 1989
    • NC Nonprofit Network 1997
    • NC Environmental Indicators (DEHNR) 1995
    • NC Clean Water Fund – Paw Creek 1994
    • The Green Shalom Guide: Toxics Reduction 1995
    • American Agribusiness Summit 1994
    • Manual of Horticulture Arts: compost
    • Franklin Cty. Solid Waste composting (T. Glendenning)
    • Sust. Ag. Summit (NC A & T) 1995
    • Cost of producing milk on Grade ‘A’ farms 1987
    • Pesticides & Health in the Southeast 1992
    • Pay to Spray (Envtl Working Group)
    • Hazardous Exports (customs)
    • Mothers & Others (NRDC)
    • Into the Sunlight (Methyl Bromide – ozone)
    • Guide to NC Environmental Groups 1990
    • Bruce Ames 20/20 background info
    • Bhopal: No Place to Run
    • NC Legislative Research Commission: Pest Control 1989
    • Choices for the Heartland: Biotech & Family Farms
    • Birth defects
    • Pesticides & the Consumer (EPA 1987)
    • Journal of Freshwater 1988
    • 1990 Farm Bill (groundwater)
    • Safer products 1989
    • “Attack” natural pest controls (Reuter)
    • Misc. articles 1989
    • EPA Strategic plan: Ag. Chemicals in Groundwater 1987
    • Iowa Groundwater protection strategy 1987
    • Danger Down Under: Groundwater in NC 1989
    • Chemical Sensitivity (NC Dept of Health) 1989
    • EPA Non-occupational pesticide exposure study 1990
    • Neurotoxicity US OTA 1990
  • Box 19#0905.19
    • Organic Farming: Searching for the O-word (Org. Farming Research Fdn), M. Lipson
    • EPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Annual Report 1994
    • Farmer to Farmer: Pesticide Reduction Strategies 1995
    • Whole Farm Planning at Work: Success Stories of 10 Farmers (MN)
    • Sustainable Ag. Research & Education (SARE) 1998
    • Pesticide Safety Training Manual for Farmworkers (Quandt/Arcury) UNC-CH 1998
    • Reuben Hernandez, Graham & Swain Cty. NC 1997
    • The Network Guide (NCAMP) 1986
    • Fertilizing on the Brink (Nat’l Wildlife Fed.)
    • The Case for a Chlorine Phase-out (Greenpeace)
    • Pesticide Residues in Ready-to-Eat Fruits & Vegetables (Envtl Working Group)
    • Pesticides: Better Data Can Improve Usefulness of EPA’s Benefits Assessments. General Accounting Office (GAO) 1991
    • Drawn with the wind: Toxic air emissions Across NC (NC Envtl Defense Fund) 1989
    • Trouble Downstream: a citizen’s guide to surface water protection in NC (Clean Water Fund NC) 1990
    • The World’s leading seed & biotech companies Vol. II 1990
    • Who Owns NC? (Inst. for Southern Studies) 1986
    • A new technological era for American ag. (OTA) 1992
    • Understanding the true cost of food (Inst. for Alt. Ag.) 1991
    • NY Atty. General: Brief on Pesticide Notification Law 1988, and NY Farm Bureau: Respondent’s Memorandum on Law 1988
    • GAO Reports: 1990 Alternative Ag: Federal Incentives & Farmers’ Opinions; 1992 Pesticides: Adulterated Imported Foods are Reaching US Grocery Shelves; 1992 Pesticides: Comparison of US & Mexican Pesticide Standards & Enforcement; 1994 Pesticides: Options to Achieve a Single Regulatory Standard
    • National Home & Garden Pesticide use survey (Research Triangle Institute) 1992
    • Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution (EPA) 1992
    • Paying the Farm Bill (World Resources Inst.) 1991
    • The Big Three's Prime Cut (Prariefire Rural Action) 1990
    • Drinking Water: Community Action Guide (Concern) 1986
    • NCSU AE: Private Pesticide applicator recertification manual
    • Sust. ag. VA Conference 1987
    • USDA Returns to corn pest management practices 1983
    • Inst. for Alt. Ag. Symposium 1984
    • Drinking Water Safety (Blue Ridge Press) 1982
    • The Pesticide Review (USDA) 1987
    • The Farm Pesticide Industry (USDA) 1983
    • Pesticide Use on Selected crops (USDA) 1977-1980
    • Transnational Corporations in the Fertilizer Industry (UN) 1982
    • License to Kill: EPA's special review program (CongressWatch/Public Citizen) 1988
    • It’s Not all sunshine & fresh air (Center for Rural Affairs) 1984
    • The Guide to Envt’l Orgs in NC (NCCPPR) 1983
    • Integrated Pest Mgmt (Council on Envtl Quality) 1979
    • NC’s Threatened Agriculture (Report to governor) 1986
    • Uncertain Harvest: Report on NC Agriculture (RAF) 1985
    • How to protect your child against pesticides in food (Mothers & Others/NRDC) 1989
    • Harvesting our Choices: Study of the VA food system 1984
    • National study of hospitalized pesticide poisonings 1974-1976 (EPA)
    • Pesticides in groundwater database (EPA) 1988
    • Summary of Kepone study results (VA Water Control Board) 1987
    • Intolerable Risk: Pesticides in our children’s food (NRDC) 1989
  • Box 20#0905.20
    • 9 GAO Reports 1986-1991 on pesticide and sustainable ag. topics
    • Dioxin and human health effects; 1984
    • The Debate about Risk (EPA Journal) 1991
    • Field manual for characterizing spray from small aircraft (NCSU) 1984
    • Methods for sampling and assessing deposits of insecticide sprays released over forests (USDA) 1978
    • Regulating Pesticides in Texas (UT Austin) 1984
    • Pesticide Safety for Texas (UT Austin) 1984
    • Our Promised Land (Southern Exposure) 1973
    • EPA issues data requirements for pesticides (1984)
    • Present & Potential Impacts of Toxic Substances on Municipal Groundwater Resources in NC (WRRI) 1983
    • Survey of potential population exposures to chemical contaminants present in unprotected surface water supplies in NC. (WRRI) 1984
    • National Water Summary 1986: Hydrologic events and groundwater quality (USGS).
    • Consolidated list of products whose consumption and/or sale have been banned, withdrawn, severely restricted or not approved by governments (UN) 1988.
    • Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisonings (EPA) 1982
    • Defining the Toxic Threat: Controlling Pesticides & Industrial Waste (World Watch) 1987
    • A Better Mousetrap: Improving Pest Management for Ag (World Resources Inst.) 1985
    • The Necessary Catastrophe (Organic Gardening) 1993-1994
    • Acres USA catalog 1995
    • Carolina Bio Ag Inc
    • Bozeman Biotech BBT Catalog 1992
    • Gardeners Supply 1995
    • Beneficial Insect Company 1990-1993
    • Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America (CA EPA) 1994
    • Guide to NC's Environmental Groups (UNC SPH) 1996-1997
    • An Economic Analysis of Small Farms: What lies ahead in NC (NC A&T) 1982
    • Environmental Hazards in Your School (EPA) 1990
    • Toxics in the Community (EPA) 1990
    • General Guidelines for Land Treatment of Sludge (King) 1983
    • Monitoring Pesticides in Fish Tissue (NC DEHNR DWQ) 1986
  • Box 21#0905.21
    • Pesticide Groundwater contamination (EPA) 1981, 1992
    • GAO Report: EPA Could do more… 1991
    • NC Organic Certification Committee (NC SAWG/CFSA)
    • Editorial cartoons
    • Umstead v. Graham – deposition of John Smith (files and video)
    • National campaign for sust. ag. 1995
    • Formation of Beyond Pesticides – call to action
    • Pesticides in Schools (NCAP) 1994
    • Surfree Foundation 1991
    • Biotech Working group
    • NC Draft Groundwater Management Plan 1993
    • Groundwater study 1996 – comments
    • Published groundwater study 1997
    • Draft state management plan 1994: Interim report March 93; Field materials, surveys, reporting; Interim report May 1993
  • Box 22#0905.22
    • ARC documents 1991-1995
    • ARC History 1986-1988
    • Gorgas coverage: Independent Weekly 1987
    • State Regulation of Pesticides (NC Insight/NCCPPR) 1994
    • Poison Poles press conference Raleigh 2000
    • Voices for Pesticide Reform report 1996
    • Poison Poles 1997 report & utilities survey
    • ARC brochures
    • NC Community Shares
  • Box 23#0905.23
    • Uw'harrie National Forest Improvement Plan – Garlon 1995
    • ARC Program info 1989
    • NC Pesticide statistics 1987
    • Golf Courses: Orange, Chatham & Brunswick Counties
    • EPA Pesticide Exemption negotiating committee (FIFRA Sect. 18) 1984
    • USAF Dare County Bomb Range 1988 – Garlon
  • Box 25#0905.25
    • DOL Field Sanitation standards 1984
    • NC Pesticide Bill 1995
    • Rogers grievance (Gorgas) 1987
    • Gorgas – media coverage
    • VIDEOS: UFW “Wrath of Grapes,” NC NOW 2/25/97 Interview with Allen Spalt – pesticides in groundwater, Open NET 2/18/97 NC Pesticide Board, WRAL - Pesticides in Greenville Schools, “Planting Seeds of Hope” 10/1991, and “Seeds of Survival”
    • AUDIO TAPES: Chlordane coverage, Gorgas coverage (NPR)
  • Box 26#0905.26
    • ARC Founding – NC Ctr for Pesticide Reform 1986-1987
    • Al McSurely – Plowshare Center, Carrboro
    • Correspondence: Allen Spalt & Erick Umstead
    • Contacts: P. Porterfield, S. Laird (Dursban)
    • Kellogg Sustainable ag. Conference, Durham 1993
    • RIGHT OF WAY SPRAYING: Memorandum of Agreement – public utilities 1998, Dept of Transportation – Roadsides
    • Public radio/TV
    • ARC recommendations
  • Box 28#0905.28
    • Grant reports 1992-1993
    • H. Ray Meads case
    • Farmworkers & health care
    • NC SAWG
    • NC Ag cost-share program
    • Misc. right-of-way files
  • Box 29#0905.29
    • NC Pesticide Section and NC Structural Pest Control board, 1995-1997
  • Box 30#0905.30
    • NC Legislature 1994-1998
    • Legislative Fact Sheets
    • CCNC Pesticide Project 1989
  • Box 31#0905.31
    • ARC Work calendars: 1987. 1991-1994
    • ARC Raleigh
    • Raleigh (Erick Umstead)
    • Farmworkers; Raymundo Hernandez (farmworker who died)
    • Bruce Ames
    • Cooperating organizations
  • Box 32#0905.32
    • ARC Raleigh
    • NC Pesticide Board
    • Chatham County
    • Gorgas, legislation
  • Box 33#0905.33
    • ARC Raleigh
    • Individual and incident case files: Jim Lewis, Brownie Van Dorp, Janet Orselli, etc
  • Box 34#0905.34
    • ARC Raleigh
    • Groundwater; Aldicarb; H. Ray Meades (major aerial case)
  • Box 35#0905.35
    • Pesticide Board, 1989-1992
    • SLN's (Special Local Need permits under FIFRA Section 24(c); chemigation
    • PAN
  • Box 37#0905.37
    • Farmworkers
    • Section 18 Emergency Exemptions Negotiated Rule making
  • Box 38#0905.38
    • Finances, etc., 1989-1993
    • Workplace fundraising (SECC/Community Shares/EFNC)
    • ZSRF, Jesse Smith Noyes, etc.
  • Box 39#0905.39
    • Hazardous Waste/Chatham County
    • Pesticide Board, 1987
    • Aldicarb
    • Chlordane
  • Box 40#0905.40
    • 1985-1993: General Assembly/Pesticide Study Committee (AS member)
  • Box 42#0905.42
    • Workplace Fundraising ca. 1986; SECC; Weaver Street Market; NCAMP.
  • Box 45#0905.45
    • University Lake Watershed (Orange County): Amberly/watershed issues, 1985-1990
  • Box 46#0905.46
    • TCA: Tri County alliance against Hazardous Waste
    • Records of precursor grassroots organization, Chatham, Lee & Randolph counties, in which Allen Spalt got experience that led directly to work with Rural Advancement Fund and ARC/PESTed. 1970s.

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