Institute of Ecology records, Lee Botts interview

Institute of Ecology records, Lee Botts interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Lee Botts interview
Creator: Botts, Lee
Inclusive Dates: 1985
Language: English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (33.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0005-2
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Leila (Lee) Botts is a prominent American environmentalist known primarily for her work related to the conservation and restoration of the Great Lakes. She has founded two successful non-profit organizations, directed a subagency of the US Department of the Interior during President Carter's term in office. She was born in Kansas and raised in Oklahoma before she settled in Chicago in the 1950's. In 1987, Botts was honored by the United Nations Environmental Program for making a difference for the global environment and has received awards from the USEPA and numerous local, regional, and national environmental organizations.

Scope and Content

Lee Botts 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, Lee Botts interview, [har-ua97-066-0005-2], 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, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

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Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA07-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Institute of Ecology records, Lee Botts interview, 1985 Access Online

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