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A Guide to the Lee Bidgood, Jr. Papers

Finding aid created by Gerald Loyola

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

January 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bidgood, Lee, Jr., 1921-2013.
Title: Lee Bidgood, Jr. Papers
Dates: 1990-2011
Abstract: Printed copies of newspaper articles and e-mail correspondence from Lee Bidgood, Jr., environmentalist and columnist for the Observer based in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Extent: .51 Linear Feet. 1 Box.
Identification: MSS 0506
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1921, Lee Bidgood, Jr. was a committed environmentalist and columnist for the Observer based in New Smyrna Beach, FL. His environmental work began in 1980, when he retired from DuPont after working in both research and marketing departments for 32 years. In 1990, he was the recipient of the first Tmima Littner Cohn Award for his article, "Protecting the Quality of Life in Volusia County." He continued to remain active, writing op-ed columns and letters to the editor on environmental issues after moving to Gainesville in 2007, up until his death in 2013.

Bidgood was a US Army Veteran, having served in World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 436th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, earning the Bronze Star and being promoted to Captain while serving in US Army Intelligence. He also earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry at the University of Alabama.

Scope and Content

The Lee Bidgood Jr. Papers contain printed copies of newspaper articles written by Bidgood about environmental issues as well as e-mail correspondence. The collection is organized alphabetically by topic.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lee Bidgood, Jr. Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bidgood's widow Catherine in 2013.

Contents List

Box Folder
11 General Correspondence. 1987-2013
12 Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor. 2008-2011
13 Bicentennial Youth Park. 2011
14 Childhood Cancer in St. Lucie. 2002
15 "Clean" Coal. 2011
16 Clean Water. 2009-2012
17 Energy Issues. 2008-2012
18 Feed-In-Tariffs (FIT). 2012
19 Financial News. 2011
110 Geometric Pulses. 1991-2011
111 Global Warming. 2006-2013
112 Green Bits and Miscellaneous. 2009-2012
113 Heavy Metals, Chemicals and other pollutants. 2005-2011
114 Keystone XL Proposed Pipeline. 2011-2012
115 Monsanto GMO Crops. 1996-1999
116 Nuclear Energy Issues. 1996-2012
117 Personal Efforts on Climate Change (1 of 2). 1996-2002
118 Personal Efforts on Climate Change (2 of 2). 2002-2011
119 Pesticides. 1991-2007
120 Progress Energy Westinghouse AP-1000 Reactor. 2009
121 Religion and the Environment. 2012
122 Renewable Energy. 2011-2013
123 Roundup Herbicide. 2001-2011
124 Solar Power. 2006-2012
125 Super Volcanoes. 2009-2012
126 Transgenic Species Growth Hormones. 1998
127 Worldwide Weather Extremes. 2002-2013

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- New Smyrna Beach

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