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BOX 1 Collection Inventory and Overview, 1993-1998
An inventory of the collection prepared by Hoppen prior to donating his collection to the Library of Congress. A searchable PDF copy of the inventory is appended to this finding aid. The inventory lists the contents of the collection on the folder level and provides supplemental information and cross-references that are not included in the finding aid produced by Library staff. The arrangement of the collection has been maintained for the most part as Hoppen organized it to facilitate the ability to go between Hoppen’s inventory and the finding aid. Also included in the series are two memoranda written by Hoppen that provide narrative overviews the collection and Hoppen's role within the environmental movement.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
BOX 1 Inventory, 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 1 Memoranda, 1993, 1998
BOX 1-76 Regional Lunch (Fields A-B), 1945-1994
Correspondence, memoranda, agenda, planning notes, and lists documenting a Regional Lunch program established by Hoppen in 1967. The lunches, held bimonthly in New York City until 1973, brought together leaders of environmental citizen groups for round-table discussions featuring informal exchanges on shared goals and challenges and formal updates and debates on current environmental topics. Meeting agenda outline major topics discussed at the meetings and correspondence files chronicle much of the coordination required to run the program. The correspondence files further discuss broader plans to facilitate regional coordination through the creation of a Middle Atlantic Resources Council and an Environmental Information Services network. Also featured in the series are what Hoppen called Regional Lunch lists, a misnomer since the extensive lists of more than two thousand entries record individuals and organizations involved in issues related to the environmental across the United States, as well Canada and other countries. The lists include various drafts dated 1967-1978 and an undated master copy. The master list is arranged alphabetically largely by name of individual and includes mailing addresses and notes on the individuals’ affiliations and chief interests within the environmental movement.

Supplementing the Regional Lunch material is a large alphabetical file containing correspondence, memoranda, reports, draft legislation, organizational mailings, newsletters, fact sheets, pamphlets, press releases, speeches, statements, lists, notes, maps, news clippings, and other printed material. The alphabetical file was created in part to support the Regional Lunch program and includes subject files on a wide variety of topics, among them highways, noise, parks, population control, and recycling. Many of the files are identified as “lists” and may include actual lists or correspondence, organizational mailings, newsletters, news clippings, printed matter, and other material from which Hoppen culled names. Other parts of the alphabetical file chronicle Hoppen’s activities outside the Regional Lunch program, including his broader engagement with environmental organizations, his work with the Environmental Planning Lobby, his support of conservation bill-of-rights amendments to the national and New York State constitutions, and his leading role in drafting one version of a universal declaration on the human environment presented and debated at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. Material closely related to the Regional Lunch program including correspondence, meeting files, agenda, lists, and supplemental mailings is filed at the beginning of the series followed by a large alphabetical file organized by topic or name of person, organization, government agency, or geographical location.
BOX 1 Correspondence and chronological material
BOX 1 Vol. 1, 1967-1968
BOX 1 Vol. 2, 1968-1970
BOX 1 Vol. 3, 1970
BOX 1 Vol. 4, 1970-1971
BOX 1 Vol. 5, 1971
BOX 2 Vol. 6, 1971-1972
BOX 2 Vol. 7, 1972-1978, undated
BOX 2 Lunch meetings
BOX 2 1967, Feb. 2, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1967, Mar. 2, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1967, May 4, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1967, June 9, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1967, Sept. 21, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1967, Nov. 30, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1968, Apr. 11, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1968, June 12, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1968, Oct. 17, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1969, Feb. 13, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1969, June 4, Overseas Press Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1969, Oct. 14, Rosoff's Restaurant, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1970, Feb. 26, Brass Rail Restaurant, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1970, June 9, Brass Rail Restaurant, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1970, Sept. 22, Carnegie Endowment International Center, New York, N.Y.
BOX 2 1971, Jan. 21, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 3 1971, May 4, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 3 1971, Sept. 23, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
(2 folders)
BOX 3 1972, Mar. 16, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 3 1972, Oct. 3, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
(2 folders)
BOX 4 1972, Oct. 3, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
(1 folder)
BOX 4 1973, Apr. 26, Williams Club, New York, N.Y.
BOX 4 Agenda, 1967-1973
BOX 4 Regional lunch list
BOX 4 Master list, undated
BOX 4 A-F
(2 folders)
BOX 5 G-R
(4 folders)
BOX 6 S-Z
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Preliminary list, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Preliminary list, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 7 General
BOX 7 File A, 1968-1978
BOX 7 File B, 1967-1976
BOX 7 Attendance lists, Mrs. Frank J. Jordan, undated
BOX 7 Changes, 1970-1978
BOX 7 Drafts, 1971
BOX 7 Excerpts, 1972-1973
BOX 8 Handwritten lists, 1968-1972
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Old lists, 1967-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Original list, 1967
BOX 8 Pencil entries, 1967-1971
BOX 8 Supplement, 1972-1973
BOX 8 United States, 1970-1973
BOX 8 Updates, 1976
BOX 8 Supplemental mailing, 1970-1972
(3 folders)
BOX 9 Supplemental mailing, 1972, 1978, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 9 Alphabetical file
BOX 9 Action for Rational Transit, undated
BOX 9 Ad Hoc Committee Against the Myth of the Peaceful Atom, 1969
BOX 9 Adirondack Mountain Club, 1966-1971
BOX 9 Adirondack Mountains, N.Y., 1972
BOX 9 Air pollution, lists, 1967-1973, 1984
BOX 9 Air Pollution Control Committee, 1966-1978
BOX 9 Air transportation
BOX 9 General, 1967-1984
(3 folders)
BOX 9 New Jersey, 1969
BOX 9 Offshore facilities, 1967-1969
BOX 9 Airlie House, Citizens Workshop on Implementation, 1969-1970
BOX 9 Airports, lists, 1967-1977, 1983
BOX 9 Alabama, 1972-1973
BOX 9 Alaska, lists, 1970-1973
BOX 9 American Institute of Planners, Washington, D.C., 1969-1971
BOX 10 American Littoral Society, 1967-1969
BOX 10 Animal and wildlife protection, lists, 1969-1972, 1988
BOX 10 Anti-Bond Coalition (ABC), meeting, New York, N.Y., 1973
BOX 10 Anti-Pollution League, 1967-1970
BOX 10 Anti-Pollution League of the Connecticut River Valley, 1968
BOX 10 Anti-Waterways Pollution Association of Ocean County, N.J., 1967
BOX 10 Appalachian Trail Conference, lists, 1976
BOX 10 Ardsley Route 9-A Citizen's Committee, 1966-1969
BOX 10 Arizona, lists, 1968-1977
BOX 10 Aspetuck Land Trust and Save Cockenoe Committee, 1967-1969
BOX 10 Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Transportation, 1973
BOX 10 Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Providence, R.I., 1969
BOX 10 Austin Avenue Dump Committee, Yonkers, N.Y., 1967-1968
BOX 10 Automobiles, trucks, and buses, air pollution, 1966-1991
(2 folders)
BOX 10 Baltimore, Md., 1967-1973
BOX 10 Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Oakdale, N.Y., 1959, 1968
BOX 10 Beach access, 1970
BOX 10 Bedford Garden Club, Bedford, N.Y., 1969
BOX 10 Bedford Park Neighborhood Civic Association, Bronx, New York, N.Y., 1967-1968
BOX 10 Bedford-Stuyvesant Beautification Association, Brooklyn, New York, N.Y., 1968-1984
BOX 10 Bender, Michael, 1969-1970
BOX 10 Bicycling, lists, 1971-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 10 Billboards, 1970-1975, 1984-1990
BOX 10 Biological Consultants, 1969-1970
BOX 10 Boardman, Walter S., 1969
BOX 10 Boston, Mass.
BOX 10 Lists, 1969-1970
BOX 10 Transportation, 1969-1982
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