Department of Environmental Protection records
Scope and Content
Included here are records from the Commissioner, 1957-2004; Staff Services, 1972-1985; Bureau of Administration, 1967-1981; Hearings, 1973-1984; Tri-State Regional Planning Administration, 1977-1978; Internal Affairs, 1973-1975; General Counsel, 1973-1974; Interagency files, 1973; Communications and Education, 1972-1998; Affirmative Action, 1977-1996; Human Resources, 1944-1974.
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.
Restrictions on Use
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In 1971, the General Assembly created the Department of Environmental Protection to address "the profound impact on the life-sustaining natural environment" by "the growing population and expanding economy of the state." The new department consolidated powers and duties of a number of small state boards and parts of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. These included the Park and Forest Commission, the Commission on Forests and Wild Life, the State Board of Fisheries and Game, the Water Resources Commission, the Boating Commission, the Shell-Fish Commission, Marine Resources Council, State Soil Conservation Advisory Committee, the State Board of Pesticide Control, the State Geological and Natural History Survey Commission and the Clean Air Commission.
Since its inception, the department has undergone numerous reorganizations as a result of evolving environmental issues and public policy mandating expansion of the agency's regulatory role. Restructuring the department to make it more "user-friendly" to business and to produce cost savings have also spurred reorganizations.
See also the Department of Environmental Protection Agency History.
203.25 cubic feet
Central Office includes: Commissioner; Staff Services; Bureau of Administration; Hearings; Tri-State Regional Planning Administration; Internal Affairs; General Counsel; Interagency files; Communications and Education; Affirmative Action; Human Resources.
Series numbers have been assigned within RG 079 in its entirety and therefore the series described here are not numbered consecutively.
Series 1. Commissioner, 1954-2004,
Daniel W. Lufkin, 1971-1974, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 2 cubic feet.
Douglas M. Costle, 1973-1974, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 13 cubic feet.
Joseph N. Gill, 1957-1979, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 2 cubic feet.
Stanley J. Pac, 1973-1987
Subject Files, 1977-1987, Accession: 1988-018, 44 cubic feet.
Subject Files, 1973-1980, Accession: 1988-024 (part), 23 cubic feet.
Subject Files, 1974-1981, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 8 cubic feet.
Subject Files, 1977-1980, Accession: 1988-030, 3 cubic feet.
Leslie A. Carothers, 1987-1990
Chronological Files, 1987-1990, Accession: 1993-139, 2 cubic feet.
Speeches, 1987-1990, Accession: 1994-010 (part), 1 cubic foot.
Timothy R. E. Keeney, 1991-1994
Subject Files, 1991-1995, Accession: 1996-009, 1 cubic foot.
Correspondence, 1991-1994, Accession: 1995-038, 3 cubic feet.
Speeches, 1992-1993, Accession: 1995-039, 1 cubic foot.
Speeches, 1991, Accession: 1994-010 (part), 1 cubic foot.
Sidney J. Holbrook, 1995-1997
Correspondence and Subject Files, Accession: 2001-040, 5 cubic feet.
Speeches, 1995-1997, Accession: 1998-036 (part).
Arthur J. Rocque, Jr., 1998-2004
Log letters, 1998-2001, Accession: 2003-033 (part), 4 cubic feet.
Correspondence and Organizational Evaluation, 1998-2000, Accession: 2005-009, 9 cubic feet.
Rita Bowlby, Assistant to the Commissioner, 1973-1975, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 4 cubic feet.
Legislation Files, 1971-1991
Accession: 1993-140, 6 cubic feet.
Accession: 2003-033 (part), 10 cubic feet.
Miscellaneous Records, 1973-1997
Accession: 1999-026, 1989.
Accession: 1999-030, 1991-1994
Accession: 1999-035, 1973-1994
Accession: 1999-173, 1987-1997, .5 cubic feet.
Series 6. Staff Services, 1972-1985
Director George Russell, 1971-1985, Accession: 1988-022, 11 cubic feet.
Series 7. Bureau of Administration, 1967-1981
Assistant Commissioner Ralph Adkins Subject Files, 1967-1981, Accession: 1988-024 (part), 9 cubic feet.
Series 8. Hearings, 1973-1984, Accession: 1988-024 (part), 19 cubic feet.
Series 9. Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, 1977-1978, Accession: 1988-024 (part), 2 cubic feet.
Series 10. Internal Affairs, 1973-1975, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 4 cubic feet.
Series 12. Office of General Counsel, 1973-1974, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 1 cubic foot.
Series 13. Interagency Files, 1973, Accession: 1988-027 (part), 1 cubic foot.
Series 19. Office of Communications and Education, 1972-1998
Director. Subject Files, 1972-1998, Accession: 1998-035, 3 cubic feet.
Director. Subject Files, 1992-1993, Accession: 1998-036 (part), 1 cubic foot.
Director. Sound recordings, 1972-1996, Accession: 1998-039, 0.75 cubic feet.
Deputy Press Secretary, 1991, Accession: 1998-036 (part)
Series 20. Office of Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action Advisory Council administrative files, 1977-1996, Accession: 2001-017, 1 cubic foot.
Series 21. Human Resources, 1944-1974, Accession: 2007-044, 12 cubic feet.
- Connecticut. Dept. of Environmental Protection -- Records and correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Environmental protection -- Connecticut Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- RG 079:001, Department of Environmental Protection: Central Office
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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