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Citizen Alert MX Missile Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 89-17
Collection consists of research materials, primarily generated by anti-MX groups, on the proposed MX Missile Project which was to have been based in Nevada and Utah. Included are clippings, correspondence, and reports (both originals and copies) on these aspects: archaeology of the region; economics; employment; natural resource requirements; Native American land and treaty rights; opposition efforts by individuals and organized groups including Edwin B. Firmage, Richard L. Garwin, Great Basin MX Alliance, and the Cactus Alliance; and the Air Force draft environmental impact statement and responses.

Dates

  • 1979-1981

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

8 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Abstract

Research materials, primarily generated by anti-MX groups, on the proposed MX missile project which was to have been based in Nevada and Utah. Included are clippings, correspondence, and reports (both originals and copies).

Administrative History

Citizen Alert is a Nevada non-profit, multi-issue organization dedicated to public participation and government accountability in issues of concern to Nevadans. Citizen Alert was founded in 1975 and since then has worked for public education and action on primary energy resource development, nuclear waste, the Valmy power plant, military air and land withdrawals from the state and Native American nations, the effects of nuclear testing on the state's health and on world peace, and the fragility and interdependence of Nevada's land and water resources.

In the early 1980s this organization formed a successful grassroots campaign to stop the United States government from establishing the MX missile system in Nevada. The proposed MX missile program would have based a military defense program on railroad cars and highways which would have keep armament moving constantly throughout Nevada and western Utah, thus providing a target less susceptible to attack from foreign countries.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers donated by Bob Fulkerson of Citizen Alert in August 1989.

Creator

Title
An Inventory to the Citizen Alert MX Missile Papers
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
June 1989
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)