Selections from Gaylord Nelson's Earth Day files, 1970

Speeches and other documents on Earth Day, 1970


This collection of 10 items from the papers of Gaylord Nelson documents the creation of Earth Day in 1970 (a similar online collection is devoted to his other environmental materials, 1962-1973). It includes newsletters from Earth Day movement organizers, his schedule for the week that included the first Earth Day (April 22, 1970), press releases and a speech given that day, and a long address given later that year reflecting on the events. Click "View the Document" below in order to see the following materials:

1. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. "For Release: Thursday, December 4, 1969"
2. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. "Environmental Action: April 22." (Vol. 1. no. 1, Jan. 31, 1970).
3. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. "Fact Sheet." 1970.
4. Environmental Teach-In, Inc. "April 22 Environmental Action [folding brochure]." 1970.
5. "Senator Nelson's Schedule -- 'Earth Day' Teach-In Tour." April 20-24, 1970.
6. "News Release Plan for Nelson April Speaking Tour [April 1970]."
7. "Partial Text, Denver, Colo., April 22...[1970]."
8. "For Release: 2:30 P.M., MST, Wednesday, April 22. 1970."
9. "Old Environment Speech." [1970].
10. [Madison Earth Day Speech Notes. 1970].




Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Modern Environmental Movement
Creator: Nelson, Gaylord, 1916-2005.
Pub Data: From the Gaylord Nelson Papers, MSS 1020, in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Nelson, Gaylord. Speeches and other documents on Earth Day, 1970 (From the Gaylord Nelson Papers, MSS 1020, in the Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society) Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1671; Visited on: 8/21/2014
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