Schaffer Library

John S Apperson Papers Finding Aid


The John S. Apperson Jr. Papers consist of ca. 44 cu ft of correspondence, maps, litigation manuscripts and exhibits, legislative documents, pamphlets, circulars, published materials, photographic material, and audio recordings. The collection is in very good condition, with some photographs in need of conservation. The dates of the collection range from 1756 to 2004, however the bulk of the collection covers 1900-1963. This collection documents Apperson’s lengthy career as an environmental grass roots organizer and General Electric engineer in the early to mid 20th century.

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Manuscripts & Miscellaneous Materials


  • 12 Cubic Feet

Litigation & Legislation

  • 3.6 Cubic Feet

Organization Records & Publications

  • 2.2 Cubic Feet


  • 4.4 Cubic Feet


  • 2 Cubic Feet

Photographic & Audio Materials

Photographic Prints

  • 11 Boxes

Photographic Negatives

  • 11 Boxes


  • 4 Items

Lantern Slides

  • 80 Items

35mm Slides

  • 1 Box

Audio Recordings

  • 2 items