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ESA and the 1968 Election

We see in our rich country the reduction of open space, increasing urban concentration and congest with deterioration of life. These and other problems are not merely developing but developing at accelerating rates…. Underlying all these problems of environmental quality is the problem of population growth. ESA’s leadership contacted presidential candidates in 1968 to get their views on creating a…

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Tribute to Homer Shantz

Outstanding among these [attributes] are your unfailing sense of humor, your insatiable interest in the world about you, and your sympathetic understanding of human nature. This tribute to Homer L. Shantz (1876-1958) illustrates the wide-ranging career of a pioneer plant ecologist, who held positions at several universities, was president of the University of Arizona, and worked for the USDA and…

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Auerbach to Gore, 1968

Not only do we object to the dam as scientists and conservationists, but we also object to it as taxpayers. ESA Secretary Stanley Auerbach wrote to Tennessee Senator Albert Gore in 1968 about plans to construct a dam on the Cumberland River in the Devil’s Jump area. Attached was a strongly worded letter to the Corps of Engineers expressing ESA’s…

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University of Chicago Library

Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637-1504 Contact form See also Department of Botany records.

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