Diane Hebert papers: 1950-2009 (bulk 1970-2000)
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The Diane Hebert papers comprise 8 linear feet of materials, spanning the years 1950 to 2009, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970 to 2000. The papers include correspondence, meeting agenda and notes, and research related to Hebert's involvement in environmental activism, as well as collected publications and reports related to Dow, and the link between health and the environment.

The Environmental Activism series, 1950-2006 (2.2 linear feet), is further divided into three subseries: Correspondence, Meetings, and Research.

The Correspondence subseries, 1983-2005 (0.2 linear feet), is arranged chronologically, and consists of letters and emails between Diane Hebert and other environmental activists, the Dow Chemical Company, and elected officials, including former United States Representative, Dave Camp.

The Meetings subseries, 1983-2005 (0.6 linear feet), consists of materials from the various organizational meetings that Diane Hebert attended, or was invited to attend, including the Backyard Eco Conference, the Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign, the First Citizens' Conference on Dioxin, and the Lone Tree Council.

The Research subseries, 1950-2006 (1.4 linear feet), is composed of materials relating to the research that Diane Hebert conducted on various topics associated with health and the environment through her efforts as an environmental activist. The materials include research on dioxin, the Dow Chemical Company, birth defects, breast cancer, childhood cancer, fish contamination, Midland cancer statistics, and the relationship between health and environmental exposures.

The Collected Publications series, 1979-2004 (1.6 linear feet), consists of newsletters, magazines, and journals that Diane Hebert collected from various corporate and environmental organizations. Materials include publications produced by Communities for a Better Environment, the Dow Chemical Company, the Ecology Center, Greenpeace, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, among other organizations.

The Collected Reports series, 1976-2009 (4.2 linear feet), consists of various environmental and organizational reports produced by private corporations, government agencies, and activist organizations. These include the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, the Dow Chemical Company, Greenpeace, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Topics include air pollution, cancer, dioxin, hazardous waste, chlorine, pesticides, and soil contamination. Also included are some of the annual reports of the Dow Chemical Company from 1995 to 2003.