Center for Environmental Management Records, 1984 -- 2000


Title: Center for Environmental Management Records
Dates: 1984 -- 2000
Creator: Mayer, Jean
Call Number: UA096
Size: 27.15 Cubic Feet, 24 boxes
Language(s): English  
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The Center for Environmental Management Records documents the organization's history and activities. The collection consists of course-related materials, such as syllabi and registration forms; publications; reports, including project reports and soil sample reports; and subject files.


The collection is organized into six series: Subject files; Courses and workshops; Project applications, reviews, and reports; Publications; Conferences and seminars; and Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

Developed by Jean Mayer in 1984, the Center for Environmental Management is an independent center concerned with the problems of hazardous and solid wastes and toxic substances.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Processing Notes: 26 boxes of material were processed by Jean Slavkovsky, a 438 intern, spring 2009, supervised by Susanne Belovari. The collection was the product of a much larger accession, which the records manager divided into four or five different UA collections upon arrival at DCA. As a result, remaining CEM material were remnants and decontextualized sub-groupings of material. Original order was impossible to determine and material was subdivided into 5 series (see series notes). Duplicates were weeded when found; material was reboxed. To maintain meaningful sub-groupings (e.g. NEEC conference) original folder titles were prefaced with the name of the sub-group (e.g. NEEC). A few rusty paper clips were replaced. In-depth research was carried out about the three boxes of HRI reports and we determined these to be secondary reports easily available elsewhere. The reports have been offered to Tisch College and/or David Gute and will be deaccessioned and destroyed if not wanted by either.

This collection is partially processed.

Series Description

  1. Subject Files, 1984 -- 2000

    The series called "Subject Files" was created to encompass various sub-groups of material encountered in the collection. Among these were the office files of CEM directors and administrators, files relating to organizing the 1995 NEEC (New England Environmental Conference), files relating to TELI (Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute), UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme), CLEAN! (Cooperation, Learning, and Environmental Awareness Now!), information on the Global Classroom project, quarterly and annual CEM reports, reports on Gute's testimony to Congress regarding CEM funding cuts, and files regarding the establishment of CEM through EPA funding. Also included are files regarding CEM events, symposiums, and collaborating environmental organizations. While there was no original order, sub-groups were maintained by prefacing original folder titles with the name of the sub-group (i.e. files related to NEEC conference were prefaced with NEEC).

  2. Courses and workshops, 1985 -- 1995

    The series contains CEM course and workshop material (primarily from 1987 to 1994) along with general course material. The courses were held at the Medford campus of Tufts University; workshops were held off-site. The most common courses were asbestos abatement and annual review courses; CEM also taught lead abatement and radon abatement classes. The courses were offered to employees and managers in different trades. The materials include lists of those who passed the asbestos abatement classes.

  3. Project Applications, Reviews, and Reports, 1986 -- 1996

    The series contains projects funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and administered by CEM. The series contains lists of projects for specific fiscal years and project proposals (approved and rejected), committee reviews of proposals, and final reports of projects. General material regarding project application and guidelines for final projects are filed at the beginning of the series. The "Current Projects" booklets can be found prior to the related fiscal year. Many of the final reports include floppy disks.

    1. 3.1. Projects, 1986 -- 1994
    2. 3.2. Project Reports, 1986 -- 1996
  4. Publications, 1985 -- 1994

    Series includes CEM and non-CEM publications. CEM publications include the CEM newsletter called "CEM Report," as well as the Talloires University Group publications, and research reports from CEM-funded investigators. Non-CEM publications include reports of research related to those conducted by CEM-sponsored researchers, and a few newsletters published by partner organizations.

  5. Conferences and Seminars, 1985 -- 1991

    This series consists of files describing conferences organized or co-organized by CEM between 1985 and 1991, including The Greening of Industry conference, conferences for Household Hazardous Waste Management, as well as multiple conferences focusing on waste reduction. This series also includes information on the seminars offered in conjunction with the Talloires program.

  6. Unprocessed accessions, 1988-1995