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Robert M. August papers

 Collection 0285-MDHC
Robert M. August was a natural resource planner on the staff of the State Planning Department in Baltimore. After leaving the department in early 1970, he served as staff to the Maryland General Assembly Natural Resources Committee's Conservation Sub-Committee. Included in this collection are materials relating to government activities and legislation concerning environmental issues in Maryland. Specific issues addressed include coastal wetland legislation and power plant siting legislation, and materials relating to these issues constitute a majority of the collection.

Dates

  • 1970-1983
  • Majority of material found within 1974-1977

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Robert M. August papers cover the period from 1970-1983; the bulk of the materials date from 1974-1977. The collection includes clippings, speeches, memoranda, reports, and other materials related to August's activities with the State Planning Department in Baltimore and the Maryland General Assembly Natural Resources Committee's Conservation Sub-Committee. Specific issues addressed include coastal wetland legislation and power plant siting legislation, and materials relating to these issues constitute a majority of the collection.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Robert M. August in 2005.
Title
Guide to the Robert M. August papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212