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Series 3: Air Pollution Control Office, 1924-1979 [series]:

This series highlights technical advice given to states and regions regarding atmospheric concentrates in use by chemical companies to the United States Air Force. During this time period Pope Lawrence became Chief of the Federal Agency Section, Abatement Branch and he kept a tight handle on information regarding environmental pollution by military operations; industrial activities and research development on beryllium and toxicology matters. This series demonstrates Lawrence's files on the use of beryllium in American society by companies and how they were to comply with federal law. Also important to note is the subseries on rocket propellants used at Edwards Air Force Base. Published testimony from the Edmund S. Muskie Senate Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution pertains to public health and welfare associated with the use of beryllium and other highly toxic substances. There are also aerial maps designating work areas of industries that involved controversial mineral resources.

This series also documents Lawrence's participation in a fifteen state study on respiratory cancer to identify specific types of cancer deaths due to oral and pulmonary cancer. HEW provided assistance to state health agencies by providing research scientists and research materials in order to advance collaborative efforts on finding the causes of environmental cancer and creating potential solutions. The states involved were Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Utah. States were selected based on evidence of unusual mortality rates from respiratory cancer; observations were made throughout a ten year period between 1939-1948. The study compared those with respiratory cancer on the basis of age, site of occurrences, sex, and race (white male, white female, non-white male, non-white female). This series contains records produced by different field offices and with information on their specific research area. Several reports are also included in this series from various organizations and support systems of the federal government, such as the PHS; occupational health agencies of various states; the Cancerigenic Research Studies Section, Cancer Control Branch, NCI; the U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. military branches; and many others.

Series highlights include correspondence files and the original field investigations reports made by the Field Investigations and Demonstrations Branch of NCI under the direction of Lawrence. Field studies were made for veterans who smoked, uranium mining and mill workers, railroad workers, firemen and diesel workers, occupational and industrial workers. The study on uranium miners were made with miners in the Colorado Plateau region who were suspect to highly toxic conditions. Other field studies monitored physiological changes, measured sputum cytology and created pulmonary function tests.

9 3
Program Authority and Organization: Federal Facilities air pollution abatement control, 1971
9 4
Meeting and Field Visit Notebook, 1970
 
General Articles and Reports [subseries]:
9 5
Be Air Samples (Tables), 1961-1966
9 6
Be Alloy Study, [n.d.]
9 7
Be Studies, Reports, Articles, 1959; 1966-1968
9 8
Effect of Beryllium Compounds on Sewage Effluents and Streams, 1949
9 9
Analytical Methods for Determining Be Pressure, 1954; 1965
9 10
"Health Protection in Beryllium Facilities" Brush Be Company, 1958
9 11
Be and Its Compounds, 1964
9 12
"Biological Action of Beryllium", 1964
9 13
"A Pre-Proposal for Contractual Research on Chronic Be Toxicity as seen in the Eye", [ca. 1965]
9 14-15
Policy Statements, 1965-1967
9 16
EPA National Emission Standard for Be; Notice of Proposed Standard, 1971
9 17
EPA Control Techniques for Beryllium Emissions, 1971
10 1
EPA Control Techniques for Beryllium Emissions (cont'd.), 1971
10 2
"Proposed Study of the Biological Effects of Beryllium Oxide", 1968
10 3
NAS Committee on Toxicology: Air Quality Criteria for Beryllium and its Compounds, 1965
 
Recombinant DNA controversy [subseries]:
10 4
General Correspondence, 1978
10 5-6
NIH Recombinant DNA Research Environmental Impact, 1976-1977
 
Beryllium as Rocket Propellant [subseries]:
 
Correspondence [subseries]:
10 7
1964
10 8
1965
10 9
1966
11 1
1966 (cont'd.)
11 2-3
1967
11 4
1968-69
11 5
1970
 
Subject Files and Research Articles [subseries]:
11 6
Aerojet General Corp. Air Sampling Results, 1965
11 7
Air Quality Criteria, 1966-67
11 8
"Beryllium Enriched Solid Propellant Rocket Motor Accident-Eniwetok", 1968
11 9
"Development of High-Energy Solid Propellant Formulations Final Summary Report Vol. 2", 1964
11 10
"Guidelines for the Operation of a Beryllium Research Facility" NAVWEPS Report 7198, 1961
11 11
"Guidelines for the Operation of a Beryllium Research Facility" NAVWEPS Report 7198 Revised, 1963
11 12
"Research and Development of an Automatic Beryllium-In-Air Monitor", 1963
11 13-14
Rocket Testing Criteria, 1965
12 1
"A Study of Launch Operation with a Beryllium Motor Injection Stage" Boeing Co., 1968
 
Air Quality [subseries]:
12 2
Beryllium Progress Report, 1966
12 3
Beryllium Poisoning, 1966
12 4
Minutes of the Conference on the Epidemiology of Air Pollution (HEW), Sept. 14, 1956
12 5
Alleghany Ballistics Laboratory Hercules Powder Co., 1966
12 6
Industrial Hygiene, 1967-68
 
Court Cases [subseries]:
12 7-9
Heck vs. the Beryllium Corp., 1962-70
12 10-11
John N. Begay vs. United States Deposition, 1981-83
13 1-7
John N. Begay vs. United States Deposition (cont'd.), 1981-83
 
Uranium Miner's Study [subseries]:
13 8-12
General Correspondence, 1954-63
14 1-4
General Correspondence (cont'd.), 1954-63
14 5
Sputum Cytology and Lung Cancer, 1961-1966
14 6-7
Equipment and Personnel, 1954-1960
14 8-9
NCI/FIDB Administrative Officer Correspondence, 1954-57
14 10
Annual Census, 1955-1962
14 11-12
Rochester University and St. Mary's Hospital, 1957-1960
14 13
Ark. Employee Statistical Juggling, 1953
15 1-3
Preliminary Subject File and Hand Notes, 1947-1953
15 4
Misc. Field Notes, 1948; 1949
 
Field Journals [subseries]:
15 5
1950-51
15 6
1953
15 7
1954
15 8
1954
15 9
1955
15 10
1957
 
Field Study Sites [subseries]:
16 1
Hot Springs Ark., 1954-1955
16 2
Albuquerque, NM, 1962
16 3
Colorado Plateau Office, 1952-1966
16 4
Pennsylvania Office, 1952
16 5-6
Las Vegas, NV, 1953
16 7
Salt Lake City, NV, ca. 1949
16 8
Pinellas County, FL, 1964
16 9
Washington County, MD, 1953-1966
16 10
Fifteen State Cancer Study, Report and Data, 1956-1959
16 11
Projects of the Field Investigations and Demonstrations Branch, NCI, 18 Oct. 1954
16 12
Field Study Unit Reports, 1952-1961
16 13
Field Study Board, Minutes, 1961
 
Photographs [subseries]:
16 14
Industrial Plant Interiors [Texas Insurance Association], 1949
16 15
Uranium Mining Study Site Visits Utah, CO., 1954
16 16
Uranium Mining Study Site Visits Utah, CO; Arizona, 1957
17 1
Partial Correlation Analysis, 1961
17 2
Uranium Miner Problems (Clippings), 1967
17 3
Beryllium and Uranium Mill Tailings, 1968
17 4
Salt Lake Miner Study, Monthly Report, Feb. 1956
17 5
Uranium Mill Tailings, 1968
17 6
Misc. Clippings, 1968
 
Monitoring Cancer Studies [subseries]:
17 7
Cancer Mortality Data by County, 1939-1948
17 8-9
Standard Mortality Ratios for Cancer of All Sites by County, 1948-1952
17 10-15
Statistical Figures and Tables on Cancer, Amer. Cancer Society, 1933-1948
17 16
"Changing Concepts Concerning Cancer", 1960
18 1-2
Carcinogen Assessment Guidelines, 1975
18 3-5
Carcinogen Risk Assessment Guidelines, 1976
18 6
Carcinogen Risk Assessment Guidelines, 1977
18 7
"Spectrographic Analysis of the Tissues from Autopsies of Twenty Four Instantaneous Deaths", 10 Dec. 1954
 
Air Pollution [subseries]:
18 8-9
State of NJ (Health Dept.) v. Stabilized Pigments Inc., 18-Jul-1963
18 10-11
Correspondence, Notes and Drafts (Beryllium), 1965-1968
19 1
Special Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution, 1965-1966
19 2
Methyl Bromide-Fumigation Facility NFS Springfield, VA, 1970
19 3
Air Pollution Engineering Atmospheric Background Study Rocky Mtn. Arsenal, Denver, Co., 1970
19 4
Cooling Powers, 1971
19 5
"Guides for Short Term Exposures of the Public to Air Pollutions: Oxides of Nitrogen", 1971
19 6
17th Annual Meeting Committee on Toxicology National Academy of Science, 1972
19 7
Incineration of Orange Herbicide, 1971
19 8-9
Disposal Plan for Anti-Corp Biological Agents Ft. Detrick, MD., 1971-1972
19 10
Edgewood Arsenal, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1973
19 11
Misc. Reports and Notes
19 12
Major Federal Facilities Out of Compliance with Air and Water Requirements, 1979
 
USGS Airborne Radioactivity Surveys [subseries]:
19 13
Folkstone and Charlton Counties, GA and Nassau County, FL, 1954
19 14
Painted Desert areas of Cococino and Navajo Counties, AZ, 1955
19 15
Gardner De Soto Hardee, Mamatee Sarasota Counties, FL, 1955
19 16
Ft. Meyers, Charlotte, Lee Counties FL, 1954
19 17
Edisto Island Berkley Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties, SC, 1955
19 18
Pinto, Chinle, Apache, Counties, AZ, 1955
19 19
Moffat County, CO, 1955
19 20
Myton, Duchesne, Uintah Counties, UT, 1955
19 21
Thorium and Rare Earth in the US, 1962
19 22
"Large Rivers of the US", 1949
 
Lung Cancer [subseries]:
19 23-24
Binucleate Lymphocytes and Abnormal Leukocytes Study (Uranium Miners), 1957- 1960
19 25
Carcenogenic Aspects of Nickel [Includes Asbestosis], 1956
20 1
Veterans and Smoking Study, 1940
20 2
Mexican Females dying of Lung Cancer, 1957
20 3
Smog, Smoking and Lung Cancer Study, 1960
20 4
Specifications for Testing Cigarettes in Considering the Propriety of Advertising, 26-May-58
20 5
Tobacco Smoking and Humans Disease, 1960-1961
20 6
Occupational Backgrounds of Hospitalized Cases of Lung and Bowel Cancer, 1954-1958
20 7
Etiology of Lung Cancer, Laryngeal and Bladder Cancer in New Orleans, 1953; 1956
20 8
Misc. Articles and Data, 1924-1960
 
Occupational Health [subseries]:
20 9
Industrial Dermatosis Research Papers, 1939-1942
20 10
Choronated Hydrocarbons Research Notes and Data, ca. 1947
20 11
Industrial Hygiene Reports and Notes, 1946-1950
20 12
PHS, Industrial Hygiene Division, Buea of State Services-Org. Charts and Newsletters, 1947-1948
20 13
Lab Equipment Requisitions Utah Dept. of Health, 1950
20 14-15
Pennsylvania Study of Mortality by Cancer Respiratory System, 1952
20 16-18
OSHA Industrial Hygiene Field Operation Manual, 1979
20 19
EPA Occupational Health and Study Manual, 1977
 
Radiation [subseries]:
21 1
Radium as Therapy Tool Subject Files, 1935-1941
21 2
Collecting Atmospheric Radiation Samples, 1952
21 3
Radiation Effects in Fish, 1949 1951
21 4
Neoplasm Occurrence in Idaho Fish, 1953-1954
21 5
Report on Investigation of Milk Contamination, Nevada Proving Grounds, 2-Jun-53
21 6
Special Report on the System of Roadblocks Est. on D-Day, Shot Simon, Nevada Proving Grounds, 29 Apr. 1953
21 7
"Malignant Tumors and High Polymers" Science v.118 B.S. Openheimer et al., 25 Dec. 1953
21 8
Death Rates from Cancer, US (Tables and Charts), 1947-1953
21 9
Radioactivity of Water, 1951-1953
21 10
NCI Project Report: Irradiation Included Tumors in Children, 1956
21 11
Occupational Radiation Control Articles and Reports, 1974-1979
21 12
"Hazards to Persons Exposed to Ionizing Radiation...From Dosages Currently Permitted by the NRA" Irwin D.J. Bross, [after 1970]
21 13
"The Material Requirements of a Disaster Control and Relief Organization in Conducting Radiological Safety Operations"
21 14
Alleged Radiation Illness, Tempiute, NV, 1953
21 15
Radiological Effects on Humans, 1957
21 16
Radiological Safety Operation Nevada Proving Ground; Study of Dispersal of Radioactive Aerosis Over CA, 1952; 1953
21 17
Radiological Safety Operation, Offsite Activities Journals and Data, March- May 1953
22 1
Radiological Safety Operation...(cont'd.)
22 2
Radiological Health Training, 1954
 
Soil Types and Cancer [subseries]:
22 3
NIH-"Results of Examinations of 3 Men Having Relatively Long Continued Occupation Exposure to DDT", 1 Aug. 1944
22 4-5
"Report on an Appraisal of the Toxicity...of Methylated Naphthalene as Solvents for DDT Insecticide Mixtures, 1944
22 6
Tech Notes and Articles, 1955-1960
22 7
Soil Survey Project, Washington County, MD, 1961
22 8
"Soils that Support Us" Excerpts and Topo Maps, 1959-1962
 
Geographical Distribution and Cancer [subseries]:
22 9
Correspondence, 1956-1960
22 10
Cancer in New York, 1954-1959
22 11
Historical Observations on Cancer Causations Worldwide [portions of an article], [n.d.]
22 12
Japan, 1953-1955
 
Explosives and Health [subseries]:
22 13
TNT, 1941-1943
22 14
"Transactions: Meeting on TNT Poisoning" US War Dept., 2-3 Apr. 1943
 
Uranium Miners [subseries]:
23 1-8
General Correspondence, 1952-1962
23 9-10
General Correspondence-Uranium Study Advisory Committee, 1953-1960
24 1-2
An Interim Report of a Health Study of the Uranium Mines and Mills-Div. Occup. Health, PHS and Colo. Dept Public Health, 1952
24 3
Minutes of the Uranium Study Advisory Committee Meeting, Dec. 3, 1953
24 4
Phase I-Progress Report Uranium Study, 1965
24 5
Phase II-Progress Report Uranium Study, 1966
25 1
"Disposition and Control of Uranium Mill Tailings Piles in the Colorado River Basin", 1966
25 2
Uranium Tailings Piles, 1967-1978
25 3-4
Uranium Tailings and Radon, 1967-1971
25 5-6
Uranium Tailings Piles and Radon Committee, 1959-1968
25 7
"Uranium Miners Life Table Analysis Report" Joseph K. Wagoner, 1958
25 8
"Radon Daughter Product Samples: 1957" Blanche M. Zeman, 1958
25 9
"Seven-State Uranium Mining Conference on Health Hazards: Proceedings", 1955
25 10
Radiation Exposure: Congressional Testimony, 1967