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Archive documents covering the politics of the Army Corps' hurricane barriers in Rhode Island (1950s/60s)

D.J. Rasmussen

Replication materials for study of politics around Rhode Island storm surge barriers in 1950s/60s. 


The study can be viewed in the dissertation of D.J. Rasmussen (Princeton University), Chapter 6

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As of January 2021, the study is being prepared for publication. 


This includes newspaper clippings from the New England District of the Army Corps of Engineers archived at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration facility (Waltham, Massachusetts), personal papers from Congressman John E. Fogarty, Senator John Pastore, and Governor Dennis J. Roberts archived at Providence College, over a decade of newspaper articles on microfilm from the Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin archived at both the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Providence Public Library, and additional materials at the Providence City Archive.


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