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Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act
Creator: Harris, Reid Walker, 1930-
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1972, 2008-2009
Language: English
Extent: 1 box(es) (1 linear foot), including 5 photographs
Collection Number: RBRL/264/RH
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: This collection documents Georgia Representative Reid Harris' involvement in the creation of the Coastal Marshland Protection Act of 1970. Harris served as head of the environmental section of Governor Jimmy Carter's Goals for Georgia program and later as chairman of the governor's State Environmental Council. The files include scrapbooks, publications, press releases, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and draft legislation.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Reid Walker Harris was born July 6, 1930 in Brunswick, Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1952, graduated from the U.S. Army Russian Language School at the Presidio, and earned his law degree from Emory University in 1958. Harris was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and served for six years. During this time he was the principal author of several laws concerning conservation of the coastlands, including the Georgia Surface Mining Act and the Coastal Marshland Protection Act. Harris served as head of the environmental section of Governor Jimmy Carter's Goals for Georgia program and later as chairman of the governor's State Environmental Council. Reid Harris is retired and lives on St. Simons Island.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of scrapbooks, publications, press releases, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and draft legislation related to Reid Harris' involvement in the passing of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970. Also included is a publication by Harris titled, "And the Coastlands Wait" (2008) and his acceptance speech for the 2009 Rock Howard Award given by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Organization and Arrangement

Files in original order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act , Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Environmental policy -- Georgia.
Harris, Reid Walker, 1930-
Wetland conservation -- Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

18 folders, including 5 photographs
boxfolder
11Scrapbook, 1970
12Scrapbook, Marshlands Bill, 1968-1969
13Scrapbook, Marshlands Bill, Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, 1969-1970
14And the Coastal Wait: how a small group of scientists, legislators, and concerned citizens saved 500,000 acres of the world's most productive area, 2008
15Coastal Wetlands Protection Act correspondence, 1969
16Newspaper clippings - Coastal Wetlands Protection Act, 1967-1971
17Comments on Wetlands Bill [correspondence], 1969
18Conference on the Future of the Marshlands and Sea Islands of Georgia, 1968
19Heavy-Mineral-Bearing Sand of the Coastal Region of Georgia. South Georgia Minerals Program, no. 8. [Atlanta, Ga.?]: State Dept. of Conservation, Dept. of Mines, Mining and Geology, 1967
110Management of Georgia's Marshlands Under the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970. [Athens, Ga.]: Governmental Research and Services Division, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, 1980
111[Wetland bills in other states], 1967-1969
112[Coastal Marshlands Protection Agency bill drafts with notes], [1969]
113[Marshlands and Coastal Protection correspondence], [1969-1971]
114[Marshland and Coastal Protection articles, press releases, and research], [1968-1972]
115[Speech given by Reid Harris upon accepting the Rock Howard Award for support of the mission of the Department of Natural Resources], 2009
116Photographs, including Paul Green, Reid Harris, Reid Harris, Jr., Eugene Odum, Armstrong Smith, John Riley, George L. Smith, and Lester Maddox, circa 1969-1970. (5 (various size) b/w)
117Brief of Amicus Curiae Reid W. Harris in support of the respondents, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia River Network, and Satilla Riverwatch Alliance vs. Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 2008
118Memoirs On Separation of Powers by Reid Harris [How an anecdote changed the power of two of the state of Georgia's most powerful offices]