A Guide to the Staten Island Friends of Clearwater Collection

1977-2010


Archives & Special Collections
College of Staten Island Library, CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-216
Staten Island, NY 10314

© 2016 The College of Staten Island, CUNY

Finding Aid by James A. Kaser


Overview of the Collection

Collection No. : SIM-31
Title: Staten Island Friends of Clearwater
Creators: James Scarcella
Dates: 1977-2010
Extent: .18 cubic feet
Abstract: Staten Island Friends of Clearwater was formed to support the mission of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and to further environmental protection efforts on Staten Island.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Staten Island Friends of Clearwater Collection, Archives & Special Collections, Department of the Library, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York.

Acquisition

This collection was donated to the College of Staten Island Archives and Special Collections by James Scarcella on December 3, 2014.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2015 and the inventory prepared by James Kaser.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright Notice

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.

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Introduction

The bulk of this collection consists of materials produced by Hudson Sloop Clearwater, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by folk singer Pete Seeger with his wife Toshi Seeger in 1966. The organization played a crucial role in the reclamation of the Hudson River utilizing a sailing sloop, named Clearwater, and an annual music and environmental festival as public education tools, as well as practicing a wide range of activism and advocacy. A group of Staten Islanders formed Staten Island Friends of Clearwater to support the larger organization and practice advocacy and public education on Staten Island to protect and improve environmental conditions of the Hudson estuary surrounding Staten Island.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms.

Subject Names

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Staten Island Friends of Clearwater
Staten Island Citizens for Clean Air
Staten Island Coalition for Survival

Subject Topics

Environmental policy -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Estuarine health--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)

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Container Listing

Series #1: Staten Island Friends of Clearwater
Box# Folder# Title
1 1 Correspondence. 1996; 1997.
1 2 Card. Thank you (signed by Clearwater Crew). n.d.
1 3 Inscribed card. Signed by Toshi and Pete Seeger. 1982 (?).
1 4 Subject File. Staten Island North Shore Railroad Corridor Greenway. 1992.
1 5 Newsletter. Sloop Sounds. 1996-1997.
1 6 Flyers. 1979-1993.
1 7 Newsclippings. 1978-1997.
Series 2: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Box# Folder# Title
1 8 Annual Report. 1980.
1 9

Booklet. Clearwater Guide to Hudson River Fishes. 1998.

1 10 Booklet. NYC Friends of Clearwater Cookbook. 1990.
1 11 Bookmark. NYC Friends of Clearwater. n.d.
1 12 Brochure. Clearwater and the Hudson. n.d.
1 13 Brochure. Clearwater Catalog. 1980.
1 14 Flyer. Join Clearwater in Washington. 1980.
1 15 Greeting Cards. Sold to Benefit Clearwater. n.d.
1 16 Pamphlet. African-American History Project. n.d.
1 17 Postcards. Sold to Benefit Clearwater. n.d.
1 18 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1979.
1 19 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1980.
1 20 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1981.
1 21 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1982.
1 22 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1983.
1 23 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1984.
1 24 Program. Great Hudson River Revival. 1987.
Series 3: New York City and Staten Island Environmental Groups
Box# Folder# Title
  1 25 Brochure. Recycling. New York Green Women. 1988.
  1 26 Flyer. No Coal on Staten Island. 1982.
  1 27 Newsletter. Staten Island Citizens for Clean Air. 1988.
  1 28

Newsletter. Staten Island Coalition for Survival. 1991.


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