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Nancy H. Williams Downwinder Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
WASH 036

Dates

  • 1981 – 1995 (Creation)

Extents

  • .4 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Nancy H. Williams Downwinders Collection contains materials related to her activism in the 1990s to call attention to the need for compensation for nuclear test veterans and atomic bomb testing downwinders. The collection consists primarily of research papers, handouts, pamphlets and news articles she obtained from her attendance at the First International Nuclear Test Veterans & Atomic Bomb Survivors Conference held 26-30 Jun 1995 at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Nancy H. Williams Downwinder Collection is comprised of papers compiled by Nancy H. Williams, a resident of St. George and Leeds, Utah related to her interest and activism involving atomic bomb testing in Nevada in the 1950s and 1960s and the subsequent radiation exposure of residents of southern Utah (referred to as "Downwinders") and other victims of radiation exposure.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 1 box comprising 9 folders primarily of printed textual materials. The folders contain material Williams collected relating to the period 1981 to 1995. This includes her attendance at the First International Nuclear Test Veterans & Atomic Bomb Survivors Conference held 26-30 June 1995 at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Additionally there are materials from a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Town Hall meeting in St. George, Utah, pamphlets from the nuclear energy industry from 1981-1984, notes and pamphlets relating to Downwinders activism groups and Folder 9 contains the U.S. Department of Justice regulation on the 1992 Radiation Exposure Compensation Program.

  • Related Materials

    The Irma Thomas Downwinder Collection (WASH 035) contains papers from Irma Thomas related to her activism in the 1950s to 1980s to call attention to the hazards of radiation exposure from above-ground atomic bomb testing at the Nevada Test Site on citizens in Southern Utah called "Downwinders." The collection consists primarily of Thomas' notes, correspondence, writings, activist group meetings, research, legal documents, and a large collection of newspaper and magazine articles.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into 9 folders in 1 box. The first 5 folders relate to material Williams collected from her attendance at the First International Nuclear Test Veterans & Atomic Bomb Survivors Conference held 26-30 Jun 1995 at the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Folder 6 contains information from a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Town Hall meeting at St. George, Utah and related pamphlets and handouts. Folder 7 contains pamphlets from the nuclear energy industry from 1981-1984. Folder 8 contains notes and pamphlets relating to Downwinders activism groups. Folder 9 contains the U.S. Department of Justice regulation on the 1992 Radiation Exposure Compensation Program.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, WASH 036 Nancy H. Williams Downwinders Collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collections' hours or by appointment. Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

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