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Kelly, Mary T. (1923-2013)

Papers, 1970-2008, 18 ft.

Mary Kelly spent more than 35 years as an active environmentalist. She joined the League of Women Voters of South Carolina in 1972. At various times during the following decades, she served as the State League President, Co-President, Director, Natural Resources Chair, Associate Director, Spokesperson, and Grant Administrator. Kelly also served on committees and task forces created by the South Carolina Governor's Office, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and other state government divisions.

Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 16 pages)
Topical files documenting the issues important to Kelly make up the bulk of this collection. Six topics dominate this section: Energy (non-nuclear), Hazardous Waste, League of Women Voters, Nuclear, Solid Waste, and South Carolina.  The Nuclear material makes up eight boxes, the majority of which cover the Savannah River Site and Barnwell facilities here in South Carolina, nuclear waste and nuclear weapons. The solid waste files include information on the South Carolina Solid Waste Policy and Management Act and the Beverage Container Deposit Legislation/Litter Tax, among other efforts. Finally, the South Carolina series has quite a bit of information on DHEC, including the Board of Health and Environmental Control and the Environmental Quality Control Advisory Committee.

In Memoriam, an SCPC blog post