Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health (SCCOSH) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) Records
MSS.2007.04.06  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (153.04 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

 

Series I: SCCOSH, Activism 1976-2008

Series Scope and Content Summary

The contents in this series document the activism of the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH) through various campaigns in the fields of worker's rights advocacy and occupational safety and health training, particularly within the region's electronics industries. At the group's outset, SCCOSH envisioned itself as representing three constituencies: local labor unions and labor councils, ill and injured workers, and community residents who had been affected by the wildfire industrial development of the Santa Clara Valley since the mid-1970s. One of the group's earliest organizing efforts was a breast cancer screening program for workers working with the industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE), which led to the successful "Campaign to Ban TCE" in 1981 and 1982. The TCE campaign used two strategies, pressuring employers directly and litigating through state and federal regulatory agencies, both of which became common elements in later SCCOSH programs. Other formative SCCOSH projects include a telephone worker's consultation service, the Hazard Hotline, managed under the project banner of Electronics Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (ECOSH), and a legal consultation and political activism network, Injured Workers United (IWU), formed in 1983 for electronics workers disabled by chemical exposure.
The Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (CEMJ) CEMJ was launched after the Semiconductor Industry Association and IBM released epidemiological studies finding that the likelihood of miscarriage increased after exposure to glycol ethers during the semiconductor production process. The CEMJ campaign was designed to pressure electronics manufacturers into eliminating certain widely used chemical solvents, including ethylene-based glycol ethers, which occupational health studies linked to increased miscarriages and other reproductive problems among workers.
Toxic Avengers Theater used drama productions to publicize the issues surrounding workplace safety and health. The Theater came about through the Worker Story Process, a model created by SCCOSH and designed to elicit the experiences of workers in order to create better solutions for health and safety in the workplace.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by subject. Materials within folders are in original order.
 

Administrative, Project, and Campaign Files 1976-2008

Box 1, Folder 1

Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (1 of 4) 1978-1996

Box 1, Folder 2

Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (2 of 4) 1978-1996

Box 1, folder 3

Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (3 of 4) 1978-1996

Box 1, Folder 4

Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (4 of 4) 1978-1996

Box 1, Folder 5

Electronics Committee on Safety and Health 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (1 of 4) 1981-2003

Box 1, Folder 7

Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (2 of 4) 1981-2003

Box 1, Folder 8

Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (3 of 4) 1981-2003

Box 1, folder 9

Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (4 of 4) 1981-2003

Box 1, Folder 10

CEMJ: Meeting Minutes, Agendas, Notes, Budgets, and Grants 1994-1995

Box 24, Folder 1

CEMJ: AT&T Worker Health Study 1992

Box 24, Folder 2

CEMJ: California Birth Defects Monitoring Program (Malathion and other toxins) 1980-1989

Box 24, Folder 3

CEMJ: CRT Correspondence 1993

Box 24, Folder 4

CEMJ: IBM 1987-1998

Box 24, Folder 5

CEMJ: Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace: A Guide August 1980

Box 24, Folder 6

CEMJ: Research Materials: Bob Herbert New York Times Articles on Glycol Ethers, Related Correspondence 2003

Box 24, Folder 7

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1977-1987

Box 24, Folder 8

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1988-1989

Box 24, Folder 9

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1990-1991

Box 24, Folder 10

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1992

Box 24, Folder 11

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1993-1994

Box 24, Folder 12

CEMJ: Research Materials on Glycol Ethers 1995-1997

Box 24, Folder 13

CEMJ: Research Materials on Organic Solvent Exposure and Reproductive Health 1980-1991

Box 24, Folder 14

CEMJ: Research Materials on Organic Solvent Exposure and Reproductive Health 1992-2008

Box 24, Folder 15

CEMJ: Research Materials: Semiconductor Industry- Art Torres Hearing 1987

Box 24, Folder 16

CEMJ: Research Materials on the Semiconductor Industry and Worker Health 1981-1999

Box 24, Folder 17

CEMJ: Research Materials on Workplace Hazards 1990-2006

Box 24, Folder 18

CEMJ: Survey on Glycol Ethers and Semiconductor Industry 1981-1992

Box 24, Folder 19

CEMJ: Survey on Glycol Ethers and Semiconductor Industry 1993-2002

Box 24, Folder 20

CEMJ: UMass Public Health Study November 1986

Box 1, Folder 11

Working Women's Leadership Program (1 of 6) 1981-2001

Box 1, folder 12

Working Women's Leadership Program (2 of 6) 1981-2001

Box 1, Folder 13

Working Women's Leadership Program (3 of 6) 1981-2001

Box 1, folder 14

Working Women's Leadership Program (4 of 6) 1981-2001

box 1, folder 15

Working Women's Leadership Program (5 of 6) 1981-2001

Box 1, folder 16

Working Women's Leadership Program (6 of 6) 1981-2001

Box 1, Folder 17

Toxic Avengers Theater: Silicon Dreams Play 1998

 

Multimedia, News Segments, Educational Material 1978-1999

Box 2

Trust in Training

Box 2

Partnering to Preserve Our Water Supply

Box 2

La Jomaleros del Norte: La Fraseitsita

Box 2

Pre-Injury

Box 2

OLPPP lead video, California Department of Health Services

Box 2

Hazardous Waste: "Whose Problem is it Anyway?"

box 2

Dragout Reduction for Metal Finishers

box 2

Children and the Environment

Box 2

ABC news and Old Model Nailuent Manual

box 2

"Hi Tech Calaca" Sacred Heart Church

Box 2

Health Talk: Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets

Box 2

Bad Quality: Teatro

Box 2

Honda Health and Safety Video

Box 2

"It's not where you Start, It's where you finish" American Musical Theater

Box 2

PowerPoint Disks

Box 2

VDN

Box 2

Allergies and Runcard Soundtrack

Box 2

Loan/Debt: Toxic Avengers Viet Radio Theater

Box 2

Theo Colburn Endocrine Disrupters, 7/11/1996: News Release on Pesticides

Box 2

Side A: Nail Salon, Side B: Sad Brokers Pes of Age

Box 2

Allergies Master

Box 2

Nail Salon Master

Box 2

Runcard

Box 2

Loan/Debt

Box 2

Side A: Broken Pieces redo take 2 of 3, Side B: Broken Pieces redo take 1 of 3

Box 2

Untitled Disks and Cassettes

 

Health Based Research Files 1978-1999

Box 3, folder 1

Research Files (1 of 18)

Box 3, folder 2

Research Files (2 of 18)

Box 3, folder 3

Research Files (3 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 4

Research Files (4 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 5

Research Files (5 of 18)

Box 3, folder 6

Research Files (6 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 7

Research Files (7 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 8

Research Files (8 of 18)

Box 3, folder 9

Research Files (9 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 10

Research Files (10 of 18)

Box 3, folder 11

Research Files (11 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 12

Research Files (12 of 18)

Box 3, Folder 13

Research Files (13 of 18)

Box 3, folder 14

Research Files (14 of 18)

Box 4, folder 1

Research Files (15 of 18)

Box 4, folder 2

Research Files (16 of 18)

Box 4, Folder 3

Research Files (17 of 18)

Box 4, Folder 4

Research Files (18 of 18)

 

Series II: SCCOSH, Workplace Hazard Files 1978-1999

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains all the files on individual workplace hazards amassed by the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH). The primary focus of this series relates to chemical hazards, especially those chemicals used intensively by Silicon Valley computer and electronics plants. In the early years of the organization, SCCOSH leaders Robin Baker, Amanda Hawes, Pat Lamborn, and other staff members found themselves charged with gathering, as well as disseminating, information on many of the chemicals used in high-tech manufacturing, despite the limited existing toxicological or epidemiological research.

Arrangement

The original order of the materials in this series was maintained.
 

Workplace Hazard Research and Educational Material 1978-1999

Box 4, folder 5

Childcare in Industrial Zones

box 4, Folder 6

Educational Booklets

Box 4, Folder 7

Environmental Hazards Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 8

Health Hazard Correspondence for Cosmetologists (1 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 9

Health Hazard Correspondence for Cosmetologists (2 of 4)

Box 4, folder 10

Health Hazard Correspondence for Cosmetologists (3 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 11

Health Hazard Correspondence for Cosmetologists (4 of 4)

Box 4, Folder 12

Health Risk Factsheets

Box 4, Folder 13

Petition Letters

Box 4, folder 14

Safety and Health Standard for Trichloroethyleric

Box 4, folder 15

SCCOSH News Clips

Box 4, Folder 16

Workplace Hazards Research (1 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 17

Workplace Hazards Research (2 of 3)

Box 4, Folder 18

Workplace Hazards Research (3 of 3)

Box 5, Folder 1

Case Studies and Fact Sheets (1 of 5)

Box 5, Folder 2

Case Studies and Fact Sheets (2 of 5)

Box 5, Folder 3

Case Studies and Fact Sheets (3 of 5)

Box 5, Folder 4

Case Studies and Fact Sheets (4 of 5)

box 5, Folder 5

Case Studies and Fact Sheets (5 of 5)

Box 5, Folder 6

Electronics Research (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 7

Electronics Research (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 8

Epidemiological Study of Reproductive and Other Health Effects

Box 5, folder 9

Health and Safety Correspondence (1 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 10

Health and Safety Correspondence (2 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 11

Health and Safety Correspondence (3 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 12

Health and Safety Correspondence (4 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 13

Health and Safety Correspondence (5 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 14

Health and Safety Correspondence (6 of 6)

Box 5, Folder 15

Safe Practices Bulletins

 

Series III: SCCOSH, Administrative Files 1978-2002

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH) organizational growth from its inception in 1978 to 2003 (bulk 1980-1990s). The middle years of the organization's history (1980s-1990s) are particularly well-documented. SCCOSH came into being as the unifying agency for two prior established women's health and labor rights campaigns, the Project on Health and Safety in Electronics (PHASE) and the Electronics Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (ECOSH), both of which continued in some form as programs under SCCOSH. The administrative files contained here document this growth through board meeting minutes, financial statements, and correspondence with other regional "COSH" groups around the country. Researchers interested in U.S. labor movements of the late twentieth century, particularly those involving issues of worker's health and labor justice will find this series useful.

Arrangement

The original of the materials in this series was maintained.
 

Financial Files 1978-2002

Box 6, Folder 1

Financial Reports 1978-1990

Box 6, Folder 2

Financial Reports 1995-2002

 

Meeting Minutes, Incorporation Papers, Correspondence 1978-2001

Box 6, folder 3

Board Meeting Transcripts 1986

Box 6, Folder 4

Board Meeting Transcripts 1997

Box 6, folder 5

Board Meeting Transcripts 1998-2001

Box 6, folder 6

By-laws and Consultation Reports (1 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 7

By-laws and Consultation Reports (2 of 2)

Box 6, Folder 8

Correspondence (1 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 9

Correspondence (2 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 10

Correspondence (3 of 8)

box 6, folder 11

Correspondence (4 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 12

Correspondence (5 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 13

Correspondence (6 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 14

Correspondence (7 of 8)

Box 6, Folder 15

Correspondence (8 of 8)

box 6, Folder 16

Ergonomic Hearing Correspondence 2000

Box 7, Folder 1

Environmental Protection Agency (1 of 3)

Box 7, folder 2

Environmental Protection Agency (2 of 3)

Box 7, folder 3

Environmental Protection Agency (3 of 3)

Box 7, Folder 4

Incorporation Papers/By Laws (1 of 2) 1978-2000

Box 7, folder 5

Incorporation Papers/By Laws (2 of 2) 1978-2000

Box 7, Folder 6

National COSH Conference Correspondence 2000

 

Series IV: SCCOSH, Legal Case Files Series IV: 1980-1998

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series document the Campaign to End the Miscarriage of Justice (CEMJ) organized by the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH) and the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC). The CEMJ pressured electronics manufacturers into eliminating certain widely used chemical solvents such as ethylene-based glycol ethers, which occupational health studies linked to increased miscarriages and other reproductive problems among workers. The collection consists of legal case files and VHS tapes recording depositions and legal hearings. The lawsuits represented include Cruz v. Wilson Safety Products (199?), Perez v. Varian Association & Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (1997), Carreon v. Skywest Technology (1989), Carreon v. Shugart Company (1989), and Romic v. OSHA (1998). Much of the CEMJ campaign focused on obtaining justice for Rodrigo Cruz, a former employee of Romic Environmental Technologies. Silicon Valley technology firms hired Romic to collect and haul toxic waste. The company had a long-term record as a violator of health and safety laws, and their employees were forced to use faulty equipment or faced being fired. Cruz was critically injured on the job as result of a defective protective mask that slowly suffocated him while working on a job site. The CEMJ and SCCOSH protested on his behalf through public demonstrations and together they formed the "Justice for Rodrigo Cruz Campaign." The collection of research files and the VHS tapes document the role of grassroots coalitions to support worker's rights and to force tech companies to comply with state and local environmental regulations, and specifically to end their contracts with Romic. The big firms associated with Romic included: Intel, Hewlitt Packard, Linear Tech, National Semiconductor, Seagate, NEC Electronics, and Boeing.

Arrangement

The original order of the materials in this series was maintained.
Box 7, Folder 7

Legal Case Files (1 of 7)

Box 7, folder 8

Legal Case Files (2 of 7)

Box 7, Folder 9

Legal Case Files (3 of 7)

box 7, Folder 10

Legal Case Files (4 of 7)

Box 7, folder 11

Legal Case Files (5 of 7)

box 7, folder 12

Legal Case Files (6 of 7)

Box 7, Folder 13

Legal Case Files (7 of 7)

 

Series V: SVTC, Model Hazardous Materials Storage 1981-1986

Scope and Contents

This series document the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition's (SVTC) role in the drafting and implementation of the Model Toxics Storage Ordinance for Santa Clara County. This ordinance was approved by the county Intergovernmental Council in May of 1983, and had been implemented in some form by fifteen municipalities in the region by 1984. This Santa Clara County Ordinances served as the blueprint for a statewide groundwater contamination legislation under State Assembly Bill AB 1362, which the state legislature adopted in the fall 1983. Ted Smith and other SVTC members led the drafting of the model ordinance and frequently participated in or spoke out at city hearings about its implementation. One controversial facet was a "right-to-know" provision requiring companies to disclose the location and contents of all potentially hazardous chemicals stored on their premises. An interrelated debate, well represented in this series, focused on the number of chemicals that should fall under the scope of the ordinance. The debate concerned whether the ordinance would apply to the full spectrum of chemicals listed as hazardous by the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (CAL/OSHA). Between the years 1982-1983, the SVTC lobbied for similar chemical storage regulations at the state level in the form of California Assembly Bill 1362 (1985).

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Trial Recordings 1989-1997

Box 8, Folder 1

Adele Perez VS. Varian Associates July 22, 1991

box 8, Folder 2

Carreon VS. Shugart Corp. May 26, 1989

Box 8, Folder 3

Carreon VS. Skywest Tech May 18, 1989

Box 8, Folder 4

Cruz VS. Wilson Safety Production (1 of 3) January 9-February 7, 1997

Box 8, Folder 5

Cruz VS. Wilson Safety Production (2 of 3) January 9-February 7, 1997

Box 8, Folder 6

Cruz VS. Wilson Safety Production (3 of 3) January 9-February 7, 1997

 

Hazardous Materials Storage 1981-1986

box 8, folder 7

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition 1983

Box 8, Folder 8

List of Hazardous Substances (1 of 2) 1985

Box 8, Folder 9

List of Hazardous Substances (2 of 2) 1985

box 8, folder 10

City Task Force Meetings (1 of 2) 1982-1983

box 8, folder 11

City Task Force Meetings (2 of 2) 1982-1983

Box 8, Folder 12

Storage Ordinance Implementation Surveys 1984-1986

box 8, Folder 13

Press Clippings (1 of 3) 1981-1986

Box 8, folder 14

Press Clippings (2 of 3) 1981-1986

Box 8, Folder 15

Press Clippings (3 of 3) 1981-1986

 

Series VI: SVTC, Groundwater Cleanup 1978-1997

Scope and Contents

This series documents the role of Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC) and other South Bay area community activists in documenting, publicizing, and then attaining state and federal intervention for the contamination of local groundwater supplies by Silicon Valley area electronics manufacturers. Eventually nineteen sites polluted by faulty chemical storage had been declared Superfund cleanup sites under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More leaking chemical tanks were discovered in 1983-1984, and SVTC continued to push for greater intervention by the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and U.S. EPA, especially through the local forum provided by the South Bay Groundwater Contamination Task Force (SBGTCF). In 1985 Ted Smith testified before a California congressional investigation of groundwater contamination in the Valley. The full transcript of this investigation is located in box 11, folder 4 of this series.
Also included in this series are Smith's notes from the SBGTCF meetings from 1984 to 1990. In January of 1985, the California Department of Health Services (DOHS) released an epidemiological study of South San José near the contaminated public wells. This series includes draft copies of the DOHS report and correspondence between SVTC and various parties regarding its implications. Also included are records of SVTC and other Bay area environmental groups protesting the appointment of Gary Burke, then president of the Santa Clara County Manufacturing Group, to the RWQCB in 1993. This series illustrates how grassroots organizations came together to force industrial responsibility through city and state environmental regulations.

Arrangement

The original order of the materials in this series was maintained.
 

Groundwater Cleanup 1978-1997

box 8, folder 16

Great Oaks Water Company 1981-1988

Box 9, Folder 1

Early Newspaper Coverage (1 of 3) 1981-1991

Box 9, folder 2

Early Newspaper Coverage (2 of 3) 1981-1991

Box 9, folder 3

Early Newspaper Coverage (3 of 3) 1981-1991

Box 9, folder 4

EPA/SBGTCF (1 of 4) 1984-1990

Box 9, folder 5

EPA/SBGTCF (2 of 4) 1984-1990

box 9, folder 6

EPA/SBGTCF (3 of 4) 1984-1990

Box 9, Folder 7

EPA/SBGTCF (4 of 4) 1984-1990

Box 9, Folder 8

Smith Congressional Testimony (1 of 2) 1985

Box 9, Folder 9

Smith Congressional Testimony (2 of 2) 1985

Box 9, Folder 10

DOHS Epidemiological Study 1978-1986

Box 9, folder 11

Gary Burke Appointment (1 of 5) 1993-1994

Box 9, Folder 12

Gary Burke Appointment (2 of 5) 1993-1994

Box 9, folder 13

Gary Burke Appointment (3 of 5) 1993-1994

Box 9, folder 14

Gary Burke Appointment (4 of 5) 1993-1994

Box 9, Folder 15

Gary Burke Appointment (5 of 5) 1993-1994

Box 9, Folder 16

Monsanto 1985-1990

Box 9, Folder 17

Research Materials, Santa Clara Groundwater (1 of 4) 1983-1996

Box 9, folder 18

Research Materials, Santa Clara Groundwater (2 of 4) 1983-1996

Box 9, Folder 19

Research Materials, Santa Clara Groundwater (3 of 4) 1983-1996

Box 9, Folder 20

Research Materials, Santa Clara Groundwater (4 of 4) 1983-1996

Box 10, Folder 1

Owens-Corning Report 1985-1991

Box 10, Folder 2

Lorraine Ross 1986-1987

Box 10, Folder 3

Romic 1989-1994

Box 10, Folder 4

Romic 1995-1999

Box 10, Folder 5

Romic: Justice for Rodrigo Cruz 1994-2003

Box 10, folder 6

National Semiconductor (1 of 2) 1985-1994

box 10, Folder 7

National Semiconductor (2 of 2) 1985-1994

Box 10, Folder 8

City of San Jose Environmental Committee 1991

Box 10, Folder 9

Testing Analysis 1985-1997

Box 10, folder 10

IBM Letters (1 of 2) 1991

Box 10, Folder 11

IBM Letters (2 of 2) 1991

Box 10, Folder 12

IBM Clean Up Standards Revisited

 

Series VII: SVTC, Toxic Gas Model Ordinance 1982-1997

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe the Silicon Valley Toxic Collation's (SVTC) part in developing a toxic gas model ordinance for Santa Clara County, which like the county's Model Hazardous Material Storage Ordinance (see Series IV) became a model for similar laws statewide and nationally. Beginning in 1985, SVTC activism came to focus increasingly on the dangers of gases used in Silicon Valley semiconductor (microelectronics) manufacturing, in part reflecting global anxieties raised by the disastrous Union Carbide plant explosion in Bhopal, India, in December of 1984. With the 1986 passage of California Assembly Bill 3777, requiring each county in the state to develop a toxic gas emergency plan, Ted Smith was appointed as a task force member for Santa Clara County alongside elected officials, city fire chiefs, and representatives of the area's electronics industry.

Arrangement

The original order of the materials in this series was maintained.
 

Company Sites and Clean up Plans, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, SB14, Jeff Lake 1982-1992

Box 10, folder 13

TRW Microwave, Inc. 1994

Box 10, Folder 14

UTC: Chemical Systems Division (1 of 5)

Box 10, Folder 15

UTC: Chemical Systems Division (2 of 5)

Box 10, Folder 16

UTC: Chemical Systems Division (3 of 5)

Box 10, folder 17

UTC: Chemical Systems Division (4 of 5)

Box 10, Folder 18

UTC: Chemical Systems Division (5 of 5)

Box 10, Folder 19

NCH Corporation and Mohawk Laboratories

box 10, folder 20

Van Waters and Rogers, Inc.

Box 10, Folder 21

Westinghouse (1 of 6)

Box 10, folder 22

Westinghouse (2 of 6)

Box 10, Folder 23

Westinghouse (3 of 6)

Box 10, folder 24

Westinghouse (4 of 6)

Box 10, Folder 25

Westinghouse (5 of 6)

box 10, folder 26

Westinghouse (6 of 6)

Box 10, Folder 27

Varian

Box 10, Folder 28

Waste Management

Box 10, Folder 29

Xebek

Box 11, folder 1

Sandia

Box 11, folder 2

Spectra-Physics

Box 11, Folder 3

Synertek

Box 11, Folder 4

Syntex

Box 11, Folder 5

Teledyne

Box 11, folder 6

Watkins Johnson

Box 11, Folder 7

Southern Pacific Pipe Line

Box 11, Folder 8

Santa Clara County Transportation Agency

Box 11, Folder 9

Solvent Service, Inc.

Box 11, Folder 10

Santa Clara City Data

Box 11, Folder 11

Milpitas Copy of Letters

Box 11, Folder 12

Sunnyvale

Box 11, Folder 13

Letters to Robert Gross

box 11, folder 14

Lorentz Barrel and Drum, Co. (1 of 3)

box 11, folder 15

Lorentz Barrel and Drum, Co. (2 of 3)

Box 11, folder 16

Lorentz Barrel and Drum, Co. (3 of 3)

Box 11, folder 17

Jeff Lake 1987

box 11, folder 18

Newspaper Clippings 1982-1990

Box 11, folder 19

Correspondence, Legislative Files on SB14: Hazardous Waste Source Retention and Mgmt. Act 1987-1992

 

Research Notes 1986-1997

Box 11, Folder 20

Research Materials (1 of 2) 1987

box 11, Folder 21

Research Materials (2 of 2) 1987

Box 11, Folder 22

Notes and Correspondence (1 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 23

Notes and Correspondence (2 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, folder 24

Notes and Correspondence (3 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 25

Notes and Correspondence (4 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 26

Notes and Correspondence (5 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 27

Notes and Correspondence (6 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 28

Notes and Correspondence (7 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 29

Notes and Correspondence (8 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 30

Notes and Correspondence (9 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 11, Folder 31

Notes and Correspondence (10 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 1

Notes and Correspondence (11 of 27) 1986-1988

box 12, Folder 2

Notes and Correspondence (12 of 27) 1986-1989

Box 12, folder 3

Notes and Correspondence (13 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 4

Notes and Correspondence (14 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 5

Notes and Correspondence (15 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 6

Notes and Correspondence (16 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 7

Notes and Correspondence (17 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, folder 8

Notes and Correspondence (18 of 27) 1986-1988

box 12, Folder 9

Notes and Correspondence (19 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 10

Notes and Correspondence (20 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 11

Notes and Correspondence (21 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 12

Notes and Correspondence (22 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 12, Folder 13

Notes and Correspondence (23 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 13, Folder 1

Notes and Correspondence (24 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 13, folder 2

Notes and Correspondence (25 of 27) 1986-1988

box 13, Folder 3

Notes and Correspondence (26 of 27) 1986-1988

box 13, folder 4

Notes and Correspondence (27 of 27) 1986-1988

Box 13, Folder 5

Toxic Gas Ordinance Milpitas (1 of 4) 1990-1997

Box 13, Folder 6

Toxic Gas Ordinance Milpitas (2 of 4) 1990-1997

box 13, Folder 7

Toxic Gas Ordinance Milpitas (3 of 4) 1990-1997

Box 13, Folder 8

Toxic Gas Ordinance Milpitas (4 of 4) 1986-1988

 

Series VIII: SVTC, Administrative Files 1982-2008

Scope and Contents

This series includes administrative files providing insight into the internal proceedings, external correspondence, personnel, fundraising, and organizing of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) as it developed from a SCCOSH project into a wide-ranging, independent nonprofit organization.
Included is a group of materials pertaining to a 1985 "High-Tech Organizer's Retreat" held in Redwood City, California, organized by Ted Smith, Amanda Hawes, and some twenty other labor, occupational health, and environmental organizers. The Integrated Circuit, a national coalition formed out of the retreat and resulted in the publication of the newsletter Around the Circuit. In early 1986, SVTC separated from SCCOSH and established itself as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with its own Board of Directors. SVTC's funding in its early years came from The Public Welfare Foundation. Other grassroots groups, including San Francisco-based Citizens for a Better Environment (CBE) and the Citizen's Clearing House for Toxic Waste in New York, were influential and provided the SVTC with important fundraising advice.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically. Accruals to this series (Box 25) are arranged alphabetically.
 

Administrative Files 1982-2008

Box 13, folder 9

Great Oaks Water Company Correspondence 1982-1986

Box 13, Folder 10

High-Tech Organizers Retreat (1 of 5) 1985

Box 13, folder 11

High-Tech Organizers Retreat (2 of 5) 1985

box 13, folder 12

High-Tech Organizers Retreat (3 of 5) 1985

box 13, folder 13

High-Tech Organizers Retreat (4 of 5) 1985

Box 13, folder 14

High-Tech Organizers Retreat (5 of 5) 1985

Box 13, Folder 15

Bylaws/Application for 501(c)(3) Status 1986

Box 13, Folder 16

Fundraising (1 of 3) 1982-1986

Box 13, folder 17

Fundraising (2 of 3) 1982-1986

Box 13, Folder 18

Fundraising (3 of 3) 1982-1986

Box 13, Folder 19

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (1 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 13, Folder 20

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (2 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 14, folder 1

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (3 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 14, Folder 2

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (4 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 14, Folder 3

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (5 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 14, folder 4

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (6 of 9) 1985-1999

box 14, folder 5

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (7 of 9) 1985-1999

box 14, Folder 6

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (8 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 14, folder 7

Related Organizations, Inc. Correspondence (9 of 9) 1985-1999

Box 25, Folder 1

Activities and Events 1999-2000

Box 25, Folder 2

Fundraising 2004-2008

Box 25, Folder 3

Fundraising: Workers' Health and Safety Publication May 1, 2001

Box 25, Folder 4

Personnel: Christopher Uyeda 2004

Box 25, Folder 5

Personnel: Corinna Dixon 2002-2003

Box 25, Folder 6

Personnel: Donna Maurier 2004

Box 25, Folder 7

Personnel: General Files 1991-2007

Box 25, Folder 8

Personnel: HEJ (Health and Environmental Justice) Program 2001-2002

Box 25, Folder 9

Personnel: Job Descriptions 1989-1992, 2004

Box 25, Folder 10

Personnel: John Doucette 2004

Box 25, Folder 11

Personnel: Leslie Byster 1992-2003

Box 25, Folder 12

Personnel: Loc Chau 2001-2004

Box 25, Folder 13

Personnel: Michael Robin 2004

Box 25, Folder 14

Personnel: Neelam Pathikonda 2004

Box 25, Folder 15

Personnel: Organizational Contacts- Volunteers, Consultants 1999, 2003-2004

Box 25, Folder 16

Personnel: Patricia St. Onge 2004

Box 25, Folder 17

Personnel: Policies 2001

Box 25, Folder 18

Personnel: Rina Mehta 2004

Box 25, Folder 19

Personnel: Sheila Davis 2000-2006

Box 25, Folder 20

Personnel: Timothy Rudnicki 2004

Box 25, Folder 21

Staff Meeting June 2007

 

Series IX. SVTC, Founder Ted Smith 1981-2008

Scope and Contents

Ted Smith is the founder and former Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition. He currently serves as the Senior Strategist for SVTC. Smith is also the co-founder and Coordinator of the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), an international network committed to working for the development of sustainable, non-polluting technologies. In addition, he is also the steering committee chair of the "Computer TakeBack Campaign", which is working to promote life-cycle producer responsibility within the high-tech electronics industry. He is co-editor of the book Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (2006). In 2001, Ted was recognized by the Dalai Lama for his environmental leadership.
Ted Smith maintained a strong awareness of other political arenas in which workers and communities were disputing industrial pollution, whether locally throughout California, in other states, or at the level of federal regulatory agencies. From 1984 onward, acting as Executive Director of SVTC, Smith spoke to hundreds of environmental and community activist groups in the Bay Area, around the state, and increasingly internationally. Included in this series are news clippings from computer, electronics, and semiconductor industry trade periodicals. This series also contains Ted's correspondence with government officials like Congressman Norman Mineta and Assemblyman Lloyd Connelly, as well as members of the media and other concerned parties. Also well-documented is Smith's preparation for a 1985 public debate moderated by California Senator Allen Cranston, in which Smith was pitted against electronics industry representative Leo Kline, then director of the Industry Clean Water Task Force.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Ted Smith 1981-2008

Box 14, folder 8

Ted Smith's Board Book 1985-1991

Box 14, folder 9

SVTC-Related Correspondence 1985-1987

Box 14, Folder 10

Publications/Transcribed Talks 1983-2003

Box 14, Folder 11

Record of Scheduled Talks (1 of 4) 1984-1994

Box 14, Folder 12

Record of Scheduled Talks (2 of 4) 1984-1994

Box 14, Folder 13

Record of Scheduled Talks (3 of 4) 1984-1994

Box 14, folder 14

Record of Scheduled Talks (4 of 4) 1984-1994

Box 14, Folder 15

Written Notes (1 of 2) 1984-1986

Box 14, Folder 16

Written Notes (2 of 2) 1984-1986

Box 14, Folder 17

Written Notes 1996-2006

Box 14, Folder 18

Ted Smith Testimony on Health Hazards in Semiconductor Industry July 1989

Box 14, Folder 19

Other Activist Materials (1 of 3) 1990-1991

Box 14, Folder 20

Other Activist Materials (2 of 3) 1990-1991

Box 14, folder 21

Other Activist Materials (3 of 3) 1990-1991

Box 14, Folder 22

Ted Smith Correspondence 1981-1997

box 14, Folder 23

Ted Smith Correspondence 1998-2008

Box 14, Folder 24

Ted Smith's Workplans 2005

 

Meeting Files 1985-1990

Box 15, Folder 1

Allen Cranston Toxics Debate (1 of 2) 1985

Box 15, Folder 2

Allen Cranston Toxics Debate (2 of 2) 1985

Box 15, Folder 3

Evergreen College Labor Conference (1 of 4) 1990

box 15, folder 4

Evergreen College Labor Conference (2 of 4) 1990

Box 15, Folder 5

Evergreen College Labor Conference (3 of 4) 1990

box 15, folder 6

Evergreen College Labor Conference (4 of 4) 1990

 

Series X: SVTC, United Technologies Corporation 1984-1995

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe the successful campaign by the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC) and other local organizers to end the burning of waste rocket fuel in the Coyote Foothills southeast of San José. The company incinerating the fuel, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), manufactured rockets for commercial and military applications, with one of its largest contracts in the mid-1980s coming from the United States Air Force for production of the Minuteman missile. UTC first established a research & development division in the Coyote region in the late 1950s, and it began using open pits to burn excess rocket fuel in the late 1970s. Alongside SVTC, those local groups active in protesting UTC's open-bit burning in the late 1980s included the Coyote Creek Neighborhood Association, the South Bay Greens, the San José State University Environmental Resource Center, and The UTC Conversion Project, which was housed in the San José Peace Center. The UTC Conversion Project, an umbrella group of sorts, was focused not only on eliminating the open-pit burning, but on the larger objective of pressuring the UTC Coyote facility to transition to "non-military, non-toxic" products. In 1989, the Conversion Project authored and circulated a petition to the U.S. E.P.A, requested the pit areas be declared a Superfund federal cleanup site.
The specific role that SVTC played in the UTC Conversion Project includes a long script of arguments presented by Ted Smith to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) on October 11, 1990. Researchers will also find letters from residents of the Coyote Creek Neighborhood to BAAQMD Chairperson Paul Cooper after the UTC pits were closed in 1992, and a more detailed account of the UTC case, including notes from what appear to be UTC Conversion Project meetings as well as a full transcript of an October, 1990, BAAQMD hearing at which Ted Smith served as a witness for the public.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

United Technologies Corporation 1984-1995

Box 15, Folder 7

UTC Activism 1989-1992

Box 15, folder 8

Environmental Impact Reports (1 of 2) 1984-1995

Box 15, folder 9

Environmental Impact Reports (2 of 2) 1984-1995

box 15, folder 10

Background/News Clippings 1986-1992

Box 15, Folder 11

Letters to BAAQMD (1 of 12) 1990

Box 15, folder 12

Letters to BAAQMD (2 of 12) 1990

Box 15, Folder 13

Letters to BAAQMD (3 of 12) 1990

Box 15, folder 14

Letters to BAAQMD (4 of 12) 1990

Box 15, Folder 15

Letters to BAAQMD (5 of 12) 1990

box 15, folder 16

Letters to BAAQMD (6 of 12) 1990

Box 15, Folder 17

Letters to BAAQMD (7 of 12) 1990

box 15, folder 18

Letters to BAAQMD (8 of 12) 1990

Box 15, Folder 19

Letters to BAAQMD (9 of 12) 1990

Box 16, Folder 1

Letters to BAAQMD (10 of 12) 1990

box 16, folder 2

Letters to BAAQMD (11 of 12) 1990

Box 16, folder 3

Letters to BAAQMD (12 of 12) 1990

Box 16, folder 4

Letters to BAAQMD 1992

 

Series XI. SVTC, Toxics Coordinating Project 1985-1990

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition's (SVTC) organizational ties to the Toxics Coordinating Project (TCP), a network of California-based environmental, occupational health, and community activist groups established in Sacramento in 1985. SVTC was an early participant in the TCP, joining representatives of the Bay Area Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (a larger group including SCCOSH as a member), Citizens for a Better Environment, Environmental Defense Fund, California League of Conservation Voters, California Labor Federation, and the AFL-CIO.
Both Ted Smith (SVTC) and Amanda Hawes (SCCOSH) attended the TCP's First Annual Toxics Organizing Conference, held in November of 1986 in Sacramento. Starting in the spring of 1986, the TCP produced a newsletter Toxics Watchdog. While the TCP primarily served as a clearinghouse for information between activists, it also undertook its own campaigns. For example, a statewide "Toxic Use Reduction" program in the late 1980s set out to reduce potentially harmful synthetic chemicals at the point of their production and consumption, rather than simply through a safe, or safer disposal.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Toxics Coordinating Project 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 5

TCP Records (1 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 6

TCP Records (2 of 18) 1985-1990

box 16, folder 7

TCP Records (3 of 18) 1985-1990

box 16, folder 8

TCP Records (4 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 9

TCP Records (5 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 10

TCP Records (6 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 11

TCP Records (7 of 18) 1985-1990

box 16, Folder 12

TCP Records (8 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 13

TCP Records (9 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 14

TCP Records (10 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 15

TCP Records (11 of 18) 1985-1990

box 16, folder 16

TCP Records (12 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 17

TCP Records (13 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 18

TCP Records (14 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 19

TCP Records (15 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 20

TCP Records (16 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 21

TCP Records (17 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, Folder 22

TCP Records (18 of 18) 1985-1990

Box 16, folder 23

Toxics Watchdog Newsletter (1 of 2) 1986-1990

Box 16, folder 24

Toxics Watchdog Newsletter (2 of 2) 1986-1990

Box 17, Folder 1

TCP: Ted Smith Notebook 1985-1990

 

Series XII. SVTC, AB 2948--Tanner Bill 1986-1991

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition's (SVTC) role in developing a hazardous waste management plan for Santa Clara County under the provisions of California Assembly Bill 2948, which passed in 1986. AB 2948 is also known as the "Tanner Bill", named after the chief sponsor Assemblywoman Sally Tanner. The Tanner Bill implemented countywide planning as the overarching strategy for managing hazardous waste throughout California. Included in this series is Smith's notebook from the Advisory Committee meetings, which also contains miscellaneous letters and reports exchanged between committee members.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Tanner Bill 1986-1991

Box 17, Folder 2

Tanner Bill 1986

Box 17, Folder 3

Tanner Bill Correspondence (1 of 4)

Box 17, folder 4

Tanner Bill Correspondence (2 of 4)

Box 17, folder 5

Tanner Bill Correspondence (3 of 4)

Box 17, Folder 6

Tanner Bill Correspondence (4 of 4)

 

Series XIII. SVTC, Stanford University/Biotechnology Activism 1987-1991

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition's (SVTC) dispute with Stanford University over issues related to the university's research agenda and its handling of hazardous materials, most notably a waste incinerator located in the University Medical Center. In August of 1987, SVTC appealed the permit given by the Santa Clara County Planning Commission to a new biomedical research facility on the Stanford campus, located on Serra Street off West Campus Drive. Among SVTC's motivations, the group listed Stanford's past negligence with hazardous materials, the implications for community health of new biomedical practices like genetic engineering, and the lack of a medical monitoring program for researchers and other building staff. Stanford President Donald Kennedy publicly denounced these concerns, yet agreed to delay the construction project until a full environmental review was completed. In December of 1987, an additional source of controversy opened up when a senior engineer in Stanford's Department of Health and Safety resigned, alleging longstanding health issues created by the treatment of hazardous waste at the University Medical Center. Facing negative publicity from SVTC and other community groups, combined with these internal allegations from its DOHS, Stanford conceded to a University-wide special health and safety review, which they eventually completed in the fall of 1988. The review led Stanford to create two new administrative positions: Director of Environmental Health and Safety and a Laboratory Safety Officer.
Over the three years in which Stanford and SVTC disputed these issues, Ted Smith collected detailed notes on the emerging biotechnologies like genetic engineering and their potential consequence for public health and the environment. Researching this subject and making it a part of SVTC activism brought Smith into contact with a variety of groups around the country voicing similar concerns. In January of 1989, SVTC was one of several Bay Area organizations sponsoring a two-day conference on "Creating a Public Interest in Biotechnology in California," at which the renowned environmentalist and critic of genetic engineering, Jeremy Rifkin appeared as the keynote speaker. In the early 1990s, Smith served on the steering committee of the California Biotechnology Action Council (CALBAC), based in Sacramento. Along with a record of Smith's participation in the Action Council, this series includes many newspaper clippings describing tensions between Stanford officials, Palo Alto community associations, and environmentalist groups headquartered within the Bay Area.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Building Assessments/Environmental Reports 1987-1989

Box 17, Folder 7

Building Assessments/Environment Reports (1 of 4)

Box 17, folder 8

Building Assessments/Environment Reports (2 of 4)

Box 17, Folder 9

Building Assessments/Environment Reports (3 of 4)

Box 17, folder 10

Building Assessments/Environment Reports (4 of 4)

 

Biotechnology Activism 1987-1991

Box 18, folder 1

SVTC Appeal to SCC Board of Supervisors (1 of 3) 1987

Box 18, folder 2

SVTC Appeal to SCC Board of Supervisors (2 of 3) 1987

box 18, folder 3

SVTC Appeal to SCC Board of Supervisors (3 of 3) 1987

box 18, folder 4

Miscellaneous Correspondence (1 of 4) 1987-1990

box 18, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence (2 of 4) 1987-1990

Box 18, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence (3 of 4) 1987-1990

Box 18, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence (4 of 4) 1987-1990

box 18, Folder 8

Loose Notes on Stanford/Biotechnology 1987-1990

box 18, folder 9

News Clippings 1987-1990

Box 18, folder 10

Background Information (1 of 4) 1972-1987

Box 18, folder 11

Background Information (2 of 4) 1972-1987

box 18, folder 12

Background Information (3 of 4) 1972-1987

Box 18, folder 13

Background Information (4 of 4) 1972-1987

Box 18, Folder 14

California Biotechnology Action Council (1 of 2) 1990-1991

box 18, folder 15

California Biotechnology Action Council (2 of 2) 1990-1991

 

Series XIV. SVTC, Earth Day 1987-1993

Scope and Contents

The contents in this series describe efforts made in the late 1980s and early 1990s by the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC) and other Bay area environmental groups to eliminate chlorofluorocarbons, or "CFCs," from household products and manufacturing processes in use in the region. The International Earth Day celebrations of 1989 and 1990 served as a focal point for these efforts.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
 

Earth Day Task Force 1987-1993

Box 18, Folder 16

Toxic Release Inventory System (1 of 2) 1989

Box 18, folder 17

Toxic Release Inventory System (2 of 2) 1989

box 18, folder 18

Earth Day Task Force 1987-1988

Box 18, Folder 19

Earth Day Task Force 1988

Box 18, folder 20

Earth Day Task Force (1 of 4) 1990

box 18, folder 21

Earth Day Task Force (2 of 4) 1990

Box 19, Folder 1

Earth Day Task Force (3 of 4) 1990

Box 19, folder 2

Earth Day Task Force (4 of 4) 1990

Box 19, Folder 3

Earth Day Task Force 1993

Box 19, Folder 4

Earth Day Task Force (1 of 22) 1987-1993

box 19, folder 5

Earth Day Task Force (2 of 22) 1987-1993

box 19, folder 6

Earth Day Task Force (3 of 22) 1987-1993

box 19, Folder 7

Earth Day Task Force (4 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, folder 8

Earth Day Task Force (5 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, folder 9

Earth Day Task Force (6 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 10

Earth Day Task Force (7 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 11

Earth Day Task Force (8 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, folder 12

Earth Day Task Force (9 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, folder 13

Earth Day Task Force (10 of 22) 1987-1993

box 19, folder 14

Earth Day Task Force (11 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 15

Earth Day Task Force (12 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 16

Earth Day Task Force (13 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 17

Earth Day Task Force (14 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 18

Earth Day Task Force (15 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, Folder 19

Earth Day Task Force (16 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 19, folder 20

Earth Day Task Force (17 of 22) 1987-1993

box 20, folder 1

Earth Day Task Force (18 of 22) 1987-1993

box 20, folder 2

Earth Day Task Force (19 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 20, folder 3

Earth Day Task Force (20 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 20, Folder 4

Earth Day Task Force (21 of 22) 1987-1993

Box 20, Folder 5

Earth Day Task Force (22 of 22) 1987-1993

 

Series XV. Press 1976-2011

Scope and Contents

This series consists of newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC) and the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Health (SCCOSH), and environmental issues involving Silicon Valley companies. Many of the articles cover fines, civil complaints, and federal prosecution of companies based on findings by hazardous waste inspectors. News coverage of the legal case against Silicon Valley chip board manufacturer Ztron is featured. Ztron was found guilty of pumping hazardous waste directly into the sewer system. Other stories include the controversial storage practices of Lorentz Barrel and Drum Company, a drum recycling operation that was storing over 300 barrels of hazardous waste within a few blocks of the San José State University Athletics Facility; efforts to hold Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. accountable for their role in the chemical contamination of local drinking water wells; how toxins from semiconductor companies affect employee and community health; and the growing problem of e-waste.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 20, folder 6

Fairchild Articles (1 of 2) 1982-1983

Box 20, Folder 7

Fairchild Articles (2 of 2) 1982-1983

Box 20, folder 8

List of Press Clippings 1976-1983

Box 20, folder 9

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1977

Box 20, Folder 10

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1979

Box 20, Folder 11

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1980

Box 20, Folder 12

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1981

Box 20, Folder 13

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1982

Box 20, Folder 14

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-April 1983

Box 20, Folder 15

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-December 1983

Box 20, Folder 16

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-June 1984

Box 20, Folder 17

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-September 1984

Box 20, Folder 18

Newspaper and Magazine Articles October-December 1984

Box 20, Folder 19

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-March 1985

Box 20, Folder 20

Newspaper and Magazine Articles April-May 1985

Box 20, Folder 21

Newspaper and Magazine Articles June-August 1985

Box 20, Folder 22

Newspaper and Magazine Articles September-December 1985

Box 20, Folder 23

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-May 1986

Box 20, Folder 24

Newspaper and Magazine Articles June-December 1986

Box 21, Folder 1

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-April 1987

Box 21, Folder 2

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-December 1987

Box 21, Folder 3

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1988

Box 21, Folder 4

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1989

Box 21, Folder 5

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1990

Box 21, Folder 6

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-June 1991

Box 21, Folder 7

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-December 1991

Box 21, Folder 8

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-June 1992

Box 21, Folder 9

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-December 1992

Box 21, Folder 10

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-April 1993

Box 21, Folder 11

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-December 1993

Box 21, Folder 12

Newspaper and Magazine Articles 1994

Box 21, Folder 13

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-May 1995

Box 21, Folder 14

Newspaper and Magazine Articles June-December 1995

Box 21, Folder 15

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-June 1996

Box 21, Folder 16

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-December 1996

Box 21, Folder 17

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-August 1997

Box 22, Folder 1

Newspaper and Magazine Articles September-December 1997

Box 22, Folder 2

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-April 1998

Box 22, Folder 3

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-August 1998

Box 22, Folder 4

Newspaper and Magazine Articles September-October 1998

Box 22, Folder 5

Newspaper and Magazine Articles November 1998-March 1999

Box 22, Folder 6

Newspaper and Magazine Articles April-June 1999

Box 22, Folder 7

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-December 1999

Box 22, Folder 8

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-March 2000

Box 22, Folder 9

Newspaper and Magazine Articles April-June 2000

Box 22, Folder 10

Newspaper and Magazine Articles July-December 2000

Box 22, Folder 11

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-July 2001

Box 22, Folder 12

Newspaper and Magazine Articles August-December 2001

Box 22, Folder 13

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-February 2002

Box 22, Folder 14

Newspaper and Magazine Articles March-April 2002

Box 22, Folder 15

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-December 2002

Box 22, Folder 16

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January 2003

Box 22, Folder 17

Newspaper and Magazine Articles February-May 2003

Box 23, Folder 1

Newspaper and Magazine Articles June-July 2003

Box 23, Folder 2

Newspaper and Magazine Articles August-September 2003

Box 23, Folder 3

Newspaper and Magazine Articles October-November 2003

Box 23, Folder 4

Newspaper and Magazine Articles December 2003-January 2004

Box 23, Folder 5

Newspaper and Magazine Articles February-April 2004

Box 23, Folder 6

Newspaper and Magazine Articles May-October 2004

Box 23, Folder 7

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-December 2006

Box 23, Folder 8

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January-December 2007

Box 23, Folder 9

Newspaper and Magazine Articles January 2008-April 2011

 

Series XVI. SVTC History 1981-2008

Scope and Contents

This series consists of materials related to the history of SVTC. Some of the items in this series include brochures and announcements related to fundraising events and benefits; flyers, booklets, graphics, and other publications created by both SVTC and outside organizations; a binder of board member paperwork; information on long-term strategic planning; campaigns and projects initiated by SVTC as well as other organizations; papers related to toxics legislation and regulation in Santa Clara County; and a timeline of the history of SVTC.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 25, Folder 22

Anniversary Benefit Brochures 1993-2006

Box 25, Folder 23

Banquets and Fundraisers 1985, 2008

Box 25, Folder 24

Benefit 1995

Box 25, Folder 25

Benefit Brochures 1982-2000

Box 25, Folder 26

Board Binder 2004

Box 25, Folder 27

Booklets 1988-1999

Box 25, Folder 28

Booklets 2001-2006

Box 25, Folder 29

Budget and Finances 1996, 2003-2006

Box 25, Folder 30

By-laws 1998

Box 30, Folder 15

Campaigns and Projects: Clean Product Campaign 1998

Box 30, Folder 16

Campaigns and Projects: CRT (Campaign for Responsible Technology) 1992-1998

Box 30, Folder 17

Campaigns and Projects: CRT (Campaign for Responsible Technology) Binder: Global Semiconductor Health Crisis Exposed 1998

Box 30, Folder 18

Campaigns and Projects: Health and Environmental Justice Project 1991-2005

Box 30, Folder 19

Campaigns and Projects: NTC (National Toxics Campaign) 1984-1987

Box 30, Folder 20

Campaigns and Projects: NTC (National Toxics Campaign) 1989-2003

Box 30, Folder 21

Campaigns and Projects: NTC (National Toxics Campaign) Retreat 1989

Box 30, Folder 22

Campaigns and Projects: Philaposh (Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health) Factsheets 1973-1977

Box 30, Folder 23

Campaigns and Projects: SVTC/ACLU Health Rights Collaborative Project on Reproductive Health Hazards 1990

Box 25, Folder 31

Cartoon Graphics for Newsletters 1986-1994

Box 30, Folder 1

Conferences Involving Outside Organizations: ILO (International Labor Organization) Convention 2005

Box 30, Folder 2

Conferences Involving Outside Organizations: SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) Health and Safety Conference Presentation 1998

Box 30, Folder 3

Conferences Involving Outside Organizations: SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) Health and Safety Letter 2002

Box 30, Folder 4

Conferences Involving Outside Organizations: SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) Meeting October 1998

Box 25, Folder 32

Conferences and Meetings 1984-2007

Box 25, Folder 33

CSU/UC System Environmental Responsibility Hearing 2000

Box 25, Folder 34

Contributions Policy 2000

Box 25, Folder 35

Dermody 1998

Box 25, Folder 36

Diane and Mike 1995-1999

Box 25, Folder 37

Electronics Companies 1981-1984

Box 25, Folder 38

Flyers 1988-1999

Box 25, Folder 39

General Files 1986-2007

Box 30, Folder 5

Local Legislation and Regulation: Cal/OSHA Board: Hazardous Substances 1983-1984

Box 30, Folder 6

Local Legislation and Regulation: Raytheon Site Cleanup April 1989

Box 30, Folder 7

Local Legislation and Regulation: Toxics Regulation in Santa Clara County 1987-1997

Box 30, Folder 8

Local Legislation and Regulation: San Jose City Contract 2002

Box 30, Folder 9

Local Legislation and Regulation: AB815 - Legal Protection for Workers Exposed to Toxins 2005

Box 25, Folder 40

Long-term Planning 1992

Box 25, Folder 41

Maps Undated

Box 25, Folder 42

Meetings 2003-2007

Box 25, Folder 43

Newsletters 1985-1998

Box 25, Folder 44

Pamphlets and Brochures 1988-2005

Box 25, Folder 45

Press Releases, Media Advisories, Factsheet 1985-1992

Box 26, Folder 1

Publications: The Legacy of High Tech Development 1985-1989

Box 26, Folder 2

Publications: The Legacy of High Tech Development 1990-1998

Box 26, Folder 3

Publications: The Legacy of High Tech Development 1999-2004

Box 26, Folder 4

Record of Decision for Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation February 1989

Box 26, Folder 5

Reports 1984-2008

Box 26, Folder 6

Sally Lieber 2002-2004

Box 26, Folder 7

Sally Lieber Hearing April 16, 2004

Box 30, Folder 10

Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership Board of Directors Reference Materials (1 of 2) 1994

Box 30, Folder 11

Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership Board of Directors Reference Materials (2 of 2) 1994

Box 30, Folder 12

Silicon Valley Pollution Prevention Center 1997-2007

Box 30, Folder 13

South Bay Cu/Ni TMDL Process 1999

Box 26, Folder 8

Speeches 1986, 1993-1994

Box 26, Folder 9

Stanford Environmental Partnership Forum February 1996

Box 26, Folder 10

Strategic Planning 2004

Box 26, Folder 11

Strategic Planning 2005-2007

Box 30, Folder 14

Sustainable Water Program Grants 1998-2001

Box 26, Folder 12

Ted's Sessions on SVTC History 2007

Box 26, Folder 13

Website Printouts and Transparencies 1998-2000

 

Series XVII. SVTC: ETBC/CTBC 1995-2010

Scope and Contents

This series contains records of two organizations coordinated by SVTC: the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and the Computer TakeBack Campaign. Both organizations revolve around the recycling and proper disposition of computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronic products. One of the goals of both ETBC and CTBC is to establish and promote more robust EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) policies, some of which they accomplished by targeting specific companies and pushing for them to establish e-waste recycling policies.

Arrangement

This series is organized alphabetically by organization.
Box 26, Folder 14

CTBC: Annual Report Card and Related Campaign Materials 2003-2006

Box 26, Folder 15

CTBC: Arlington/Dallas Meeting November 2004

Box 26, Folder 16

CTBC: Campaign Materials 2003-2005

Box 26, Folder 17

CTBC: Ceres Conference April 2006

Box 26, Folder 18

CTBC: Clean Computer Campaign: Just Say No to E-waste 1999

Box 26, Folder 19

CTBC: Clean Computer Campaign 1999-2004

Box 26, Folder 20

CTBC: Communications Plan 2002-2003

Box 26, Folder 21

CTBC: Corporate Messenging 2004

Box 26, Folder 22

CTBC: Legislation

Box 26, Folder 23

CTBC: Minnesota Legislation 2004

Box 26, Folder 24

CTBC: Organizational Planning 2004

Box 26, Folder 25

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Apple 2004-2005

Box 26, Folder 26

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Dell 2003-2004

Box 26, Folder 27

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Dell Holiday Ad Fall 2003

Box 26, Folder 28

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - eBay 2004-2005

Box 26, Folder 29

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - HP 2003-2005

Box 26, Folder 30

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - IBM 2004

Box 26, Folder 31

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Intel's EPA XL Deal 1996

Box 26, Folder 32

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Matsushita/Panasonic 2004

Box 26, Folder 33

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Philips 2004-2005

Box 26, Folder 34

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Sharp 2004

Box 26, Folder 35

CTBC: Producer Takeback Efforts - Sony 2004

Box 26, Folder 36

CTBC: State Legislation 2004-2007

Box 26, Folder 37

CTBC: Statement of Principles 2004

Box 27, Folder 1

CTBC: Steering Committee Meeting Notes 2004

Box 27, Folder 2

CTBC: Steering Committee Meetings 2006-2007

Box 27, Folder 3

CTBC: Testimony by Ted Smith at New York City Council October 2005

Box 27, Folder 4

CTBC: Wisconsin Legislation Factsheets and Press Releases 2002-2004

Box 27, Folder 5

CTBC: Workplan 2003

Box 27, Folder 6

CTBC: Workplans 2005

Box 27, Folder 7

ETBC: Electronics Industry Retailers 1998, 2001

Box 27, Folder 8

ETBC: Electronics Industry Sec. Reports 2001

Box 27, Folder 9

ETBC: Campaign (1 of 2) 2001

Box 27, Folder 10

ETBC: Campaign (2 of 2) 2001

Box 27, Folder 11

ETBC: Campaign Materials 2008

Box 27, Folder 12

ETBC: Electronic Product Recovery and Recycling Conference 1997

Box 27, Folder 13

ETBC: Green Tech (1 of 2) 2001

Box 27, Folder 14

ETBC: Green Tech (2 of 2) 2001

Box 27, Folder 15

ETBC: Mobile Phone Campaign 2010

Box 27, Folder 16

ETBC: New York Legislation and Testimony for the Bill Intro 104-A 2008

Box 27, Folder 17

ETBC: Ted Smith Notes 2008-2009

Box 27, Folder 18

ETBC/CTBC: Electronics Industry Environmental Roadmap 1995-1996

Box 27, Folder 19

ETBC/CTBC: EPR ERIT (Extended Producer Responsibility Electronic Responsibility Initiative Taskforce) 2000

Box 27, Folder 20

ETBC/CTBC: E-scrap Conference 2003-2005

Box 27, Folder 21

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste CRRA Conference 2006

Box 27, Folder 22

ETBC/CTBC: Electronic Waste Public Forum 2002

Box 27, Folder 23

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 1995-1999

Box 27, Folder 24

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2000

Box 27, Folder 25

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2001

Box 28, Folder 1

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2002

Box 28, Folder 2

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2003

Box 28, Folder 3

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (1 of 3) 2004

Box 28, Folder 4

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (2 of 3) 2004

Box 28, Folder 5

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (3 of 3) 2004

Box 28, Folder 6

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (1 of 2) 2005

Box 28, Folder 7

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (2 of 2) 2005

Box 28, Folder 8

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (1 of 2) 2006

Box 28, Folder 9

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research (2 of 2) 2006

Box 28, Folder 10

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2007

Box 28, Folder 11

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2008

Box 28, Folder 12

ETBC/CTBC: E-waste Research 2009-2015

Box 28, Folder 13

ETBC/CTBC: EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) Policy Manual 2000

Box 28, Folder 14

ETBC/CTBC: EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) Research 1997-2001

Box 28, Folder 15

ETBC/CTBC: EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) Research 2002-2007

Box 29, Folder 1

ETBC/CTBC: E-scrap News Magazine 2002-2009

Box 29, Folder 2

ETBC/CTBC: E-scrap North American Electronics Recycling Conference Binder October 2006

Box 29, Folder 3

ETBC/CTBC: Legislation 2001-2006

Box 29, Folder 4

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) 2001

Box 29, Folder 5

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) January-May 2002

Box 29, Folder 6

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) June-December 2002

Box 29, Folder 7

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) January-June 2003

Box 29, Folder 8

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) August-December 2003

Box 29, Folder 9

ETBC/CTBC: NEPSI (National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative) 2004

Box 29, Folder 10

ETBC/CTBC: Prison Labor and Toxins 2003-2005

Box 29, Folder 11

ETBC/CTBC: SB20 Legislation on E-waste (1 of 2) 2002-2003

Box 29, Folder 12

ETBC/CTBC: SB20 Legislation on E-waste (2 of 2) 2002-2003

Box 29, Folder 13

ETBC/CTBC: Take It Back! West Conference on E-waste March 2004

Box 29, Folder 14

ETBC/CTBC: Ted Smith Testimony on E-waste Before the House Committee on Science and Tech April 30, 2008

 

Series XVIII: Research Materials 1946, 1961-2016

Scope and Contents

This series contains research materials relating to SCCOSH and SVTC's mission to reduce toxins and hazardous waste in Santa Clara County. Subjects (among others) include the use and reduction of brominated flame retardants in computers, appliances, and household goods; advocating for immigrant worker rights when dealing with exposure to workplace toxins; reproductive hazards in the semiconductor industry; groundwater cleanup caused by high tech pollution; and the use of prison labor in toxic e-waste recycling.

Arrangement

This series is organized alphabetically by subject.
Box 31, Folder 1

Alcohol Exposure 1983, 2000, 2016

Box 31, Folder 2

Anesthetic 1971-2008

Box 31, Folder 3

Anesthetic, BD, and SOA 1971-1992

Box 31, Folder 4

Automobile Design and Manufacturing 1995-1999

Box 31, Folder 5

Book: Anesthetic Exposure in the Workplace 1980

Box 31, Folder 6

Brain Cancer 1973-1989

Box 31, Folder 7

Brain Cancer 1990-1995

Box 31, Folder 8

Brain Cancer 1996-2004

Box 31, Folder 9

Brain Cancer: 1980s Investigation of Petroleum Workers 1977-2003

Box 31, Folder 10

Brain Cancer and Tumors 1980-2002

Box 31, Folder 11

Brain Tumors 1976-1996

Box 31, Folder 12

Brominated Flame Retardants 1979-1993

Box 31, Folder 13

Brominated Flame Retardants 1994-1996

Box 31, Folder 14

Brominated Flame Retardants 1997-2000

Box 31, Folder 15

Brominated Flame Retardants (1 of 2) 2001

Box 31, Folder 16

Brominated Flame Retardants (2 of 2) 2001

Box 31, Folder 17

Brominated Flame Retardants (1 of 2) 2002

Box 31, Folder 18

Brominated Flame Retardants (2 of 2) 2002

Box 31, Folder 19

Brominated Flame Retardants (1 of 2) 2003

Box 31, Folder 20

Brominated Flame Retardants (2 of 2) 2003

Box 32, Folder 1

Brominated Flame Retardants 2004-2006

Box 32, Folder 2

CDC/NIOSH Report on Occupational Exposure to Anesthetics March 1977

Box 32, Folder 3

Chlorinated Solvents 1979-1995

Box 32, Folder 4

Defense, Military, and the Environment 1989-1992

Box 32, Folder 5

Demographics, Immigrant Workforce in the High Tech Industry 1985-2003

Box 32, Folder 6

Environmental Justice and Activism 1987-2003

Box 32, Folder 7

Environmental Justice and Activism 2004-2009

Box 32, Folder 8

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 1973-2015

Box 32, Folder 9

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Binder 1996-2015

Box 32, Folder 10

Formaldehyde 1990-1993

Box 32, Folder 11

Gliomas 1980-1998

Box 32, Folder 12

Groundwater Cleanup 1985-1993, 2001

Box 32, Folder 13

Halogens 2001

Box 32, Folder 14

High Tech Health Hazards: General Files 1982-1986

Box 32, Folder 15

High Tech Health Hazards: General Files 1987-1989

Box 32, Folder 16

High Tech Health Hazards: General Files 1990-2004

Box 32, Folder 17

High Tech Health Hazards: Reproductive and Early Childhood Health 1982-2002

Box 32, Folder 18

High Tech Health Hazards: Semiconductor Industry 1980-1987

Box 32, Folder 19

High Tech Health Hazards: Semiconductor Industry 1988-1997

Box 33, Folder 1

High Tech Health Hazards: Semiconductor Industry 1998-2004

Box 33, Folder 2

IBM 1981-2004

Box 33, Folder 3

Intel Corporate Welfare Proposal October 13, 1992

Box 33, Folder 4

Intel Shareholders Meeting May 18, 1999

Box 33, Folder 5

Manufacturing Chemist's Association December 1946

Box 33, Folder 6

Mercury and Other Bio-Accumulative Chemicals 2001-2006

Box 33, Folder 7

Non-SVTC Brochures undated

Box 33, Folder 8

POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) and Human Health Conference September 4, 1999

Box 33, Folder 9

Prisons 2005-2009

Box 33, Folder 10

Prisons and Environmental Justice 2001-2005

Box 33, Folder 11

Radiation and Magnetic Field Exposure 1989-2010

Box 33, Folder 12

Solar Industry 1995-1996

Box 33, Folder 13

Solectron undated

Box 33, Folder 14

TCE (Trichloro Ethylene) 1992

Box 33, Folder 15

Toxics Press Pack 1998-2001

Box 33, Folder 16

Toxic Chemicals 1978-1990

Box 33, Folder 17

Toxic Chemicals 1996-2008

Box 33, Folder 18

Toxic Gas Ordinance 1987

Box 33, Folder 19

Toxic Gases 1982-1986

Box 33, Folder 20

Toxic Gases (1 of 2) 1987

Box 33, Folder 21

Toxic Gases (2 of 2) 1987

Box 33, Folder 22

Toxic Gases 1988-1998

Box 34, Folder 1

TP's Expert Materials: Brain Cancer N.Y. Academics 1980-1982, 1996

Box 34, Folder 2

TP's Expert Materials: Chemicals and Human Health 1995-2009

Box 34, Folder 3

TP's Expert Materials: Insecticides and Autism 1993-1999

Box 34, Folder 4

TP's Expert Materials: Insecticides and Autism 2002-2008

Box 34, Folder 5

TP's Expert Materials: Insecticides and Autism 2009

Box 34, Folder 6

TP's Expert Materials: Insecticides and Autism 2010

Box 34, Folder 7

Workplace Hazards 1980-1981

Box 34, Folder 8

Workplace Hazards 1982

Box 34, Folder 9

Workplace Hazards 1985

Box 34, Folder 10

Workplace Hazards 1986

Box 34, Folder 11

Workplace Hazards 1987-2005

Box 34, Folder 12

Unions and Organizing 1961-1997