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Institute of Ecology records, Lynton K. Caldwell interview

Institute of Ecology records, Lynton K. Caldwell interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Lynton K. Caldwell interview
Creator: Caldwell, Lynton K.
Inclusive Dates: 1985 March 8
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (33.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0002-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lynton K. Caldwell was an American political scientist and a principal architect of the 1969 National Environmental Policy Act. He was born November 21, 1913, in Montezuma, Iowa, and later educated at the University of Chicago. Caldwell spent most of his career at Indiana University Bloomington, where he received tenure in 1956 and retired as Arthur F. Bentley Professor Emeritus of Political Science in 1984. Although not a natural scientist, as part of his work towards establishing interdisciplinary study in universities and achieving a greater merging of the two worlds of science and public policy, he became deeply involved in national and international environmental affairs and worked closely with several important scientific bodies such as NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, IUCN, and UNESCO.

Scope and Content

Lynton K. Caldwell discusses the Institute of Ecology, including its origins, its approaches to research, its relationship with colleges and universities, its structural and funding challenges, and its demise.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institute of Ecology records, Lynton Keith Caldwell interview, har.ua097.066.0002-1, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Caldwell, Lynton K.
Ecological Society of America
Institute of Ecology
Oral histories (document genres)

Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA97-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Institute of Ecology records, Lynton K. Caldwell interview, 1985 March 8 Access Online