Vincent J. Bellis Papers

1969-1994, undated
Manuscript Collection #799
Creator(s)
Bellis, Vincent J., 1938-
Physical description
3 Cubic Feet, 8 boxes
Preferred Citation
Vincent J. Bellis Papers (#799), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Files (1969-1994) belonging to retired ECU Biology professor Dr. Vincent J. Bellis pertaining to the environmental impact of the Chicod Creek (North Carolina) channelization, the East Carolina University Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, North Carolina Academy of Science, and material concerning the Sierra Club of NC and other environmental groups. Included are correspondence, affidavits, reports, notes, conference proceedings, environmental studies, and newsletters.


Biographical/historical information

Professor Vincent J. Bellis, an aquatic biologist, was born in Penn Yan, New York. He earned both his BS and MS from North Carolina State University and his PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Bellis was an associate professor of Biology at East Carolina University from 1966 to 1998. He also served as Professor Emeritus at ECU from 1989 until 1998.


Scope and arrangement

The collection contains correspondence, affidavits, reports, notes, conference proceedings, programs, books, booklets, pamphlets, brochures, photographs, maps, diagrams and other miscellaneous materials regarding environmental studies, particularly those related to the stream channelization at Chicod Creek, NC. Organizations documented include North Carolina Academy of Science, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC), Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources (ICMR) at East Carolina University, Water Resources Research Institute of UNC, Pitt (County) Soil and Water Conservation, North Carolina Entomological Society and North Carolina Chemical Society.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 29, 2000, 1331 items; files pertaining to Chicod Creek (NC) channelization controversy including correspondence, affidavits, reports, notes, conference proceedings and miscellany. Donor: Dr. Vincent J. Bellis.

March 7, 2001, (unprocessed addition 1), 1703 items, 0.870 cubic feet; files concerning the East Carolina University Institute for Coastal and Marine Resources, North Carolina Academey of Science, environmental studies, maritime forests, and coastal vegetation. Donor: Dr. Vincent J. Bellis.

October 18, 2016, (unprocessed addition 2), 1.5 cubic feet; Addition contains issues of Conservation Council of NC "Carolina Conservationist," NC Legislative Bulletin, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League "Between the Lines" (1986-1990), and League of Conservation Voters for the 1990s; Sierra Club of NC newsletter "Footnotes" (1969-1994); Sierra Club Carolinas Group April 1969 newsletter; National Commitee for the New River material; Wilderness Society "Forest Issues" Bulletins (1987-1989), and other related documents. Donor: Dr. Vincent J. Bellis.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Dr. Vincent J. Bellis

Processing information

Processed by Frances D. Hayden, May 9, 2002

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Conference Programs, 133 items, 1972
Box 1 Folder b Printed Materials, 169 items, 1971-1977
Box 1 Folder c Printed Materials, 104 items, 1971-1977
Box 1 Folder d Photographs, 58 items, 1972
Box 1 Folder e Correspondence with NRDC, 78 items, 1974-1975
Box 1 Folder f Printed Materials, 104 items, 1972-1978
Box 2 Folder a Reports, 91 items, 1974
Box 2 Folder b Reports, 25 items, 1975
Box 2 Folder c Reports by NRDC, 91 items, 1974
Box 2 Folder d Reports, 84 items, 1974
Box 2 Folder e Reports: Chicod Creek Watershed Plan, 47 items, 1974
Box 2 Folder f Printed Materials, Watersheds, 69 items, 1969-1975
Box 2 Folder g Printed Materials, Wetlands, 69 items, 1970-1976
Box 2 Folder h Notes on Tar-Pamlico Eutrophication, 67 items, 1973-1978
Box 2 Folder i Legal Papers, 88 items, 1971-1975
Box 2 Folder j Reports: Hurricane Storm Surge, 32 items, 1996
Box 2 Folder k Reports: Biological Inventory, 122 items, 1984
Box 3 Folder a Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 124 items, 1975-1976
Box 3 Folder b Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 34 items, 1973-1974
Box 3 Folder c Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 83 items, 1973-1974
Box 3 Folder d Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 45 items, 1972-1973
Box 3 Folder e Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 47 items, 1976
Box 3 Folder f Coastal Studies Course Proposals, 51 items, 1976
Box 3 Folder g Minutes, ICMR Advisory Committee, 146 items, 1972,1975
Box 3 Folder h Publications, Ecology of Cumberland Island (part 1), 165 items, 1975
Box 3 Folder i Publications, Ecology of Cumberland Island (part 2), 155 items, 1975
Box 4 Folder b Reports, Effects of Highway Construction (part 1), 101 items, 1981
Box 4 Folder c Reports, Effects of Highway Construction (part 1), 91 items, 1981
Box 4 Folder d Correspondence, Sierra Club, 52 items, 1974-1981
Box 4 Folder e Publications, Dunes and Maritime Forests, 124 items, 1989
Box 4 Folder f Publications, 90 items, 1976-1993
Box 4 Folder g Reports, National Park Service, 22 items, 1986
Box 4 Folder h Publications, Woody Vegetation on the Outer Banks, 140 items, 1979
Box 4 Folder i Reports, Sea Island Coastal Region of South Carolina and Georgia, 150 items, 1980
Box 4 Folder j Printed Materials, Protection of Maritime Forests, 16 items, 1990