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SIM-31: A Guide to the Staten Island Friends of Clearwater Collection

Identifier: SIM-31

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of materials produced by Hudson Sloop Clearwater, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by folk singer Pete Seeger with his wife Toshi Seeger in 1966. The organization played a crucial role in the reclamation of the Hudson River utilizing a sailing sloop, named Clearwater, and an annual music and environmental festival as public education tools, as well as practicing a wide range of activism and advocacy. A group of Staten Islanders formed Staten Island Friends of Clearwater to support the larger organization and practice advocacy and public education on Staten Island to protect and improve environmental conditions of the Hudson estuary surrounding Staten Island.


  • 1977 - 2010


.18 Cubic Feet

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Staten Island Friends of Clearwater was formed to support the mission of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and to further environmental protection efforts on Staten Island.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the College of Staten Island Archives and Special Collections by James Scarcella on December 3, 2014.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2015 and the inventory prepared by James Kaser.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSI Archives & Special Collections Repository