CHEJ has donated many of its publications, documents and files generated over the past 30 years to Tufts University in Medford, MA.
historical records are now accessible through the Tufts University
Digital Library, the home to CHEJ’s archival records
dating back to 1981 when the organization was founded. Included are
CHEJ publications such Everyone’s Backyard, Environmental Health
Monthly, Action Line and numerous guidebooks and fact-packs; community
newsletters; newspaper clippings; general office files; files from our
Grassroots Conventions; special projects files; mini-grant files; and
the personal files of Lois Gibbs, CHEJ executive Director and Stephen
Lester, CHEJ’s Science Director. Many issues of Everyone’s Backyard are available online already here.
Also included in the archives are the personal files and documents
related to Lois’ work at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, NY, including
files maintained by the Love Canal Homeowners Association.
At some time
all of Lois’ and Stephen’s files and documents related to their work at
Love Canal will be donated to these archives.
These files and documents provide a historical view of CHEJ’s pioneering
work to organize grassroots communities in their fight for
Environmental Justice. The research guide for CHEJ's records can be found here.