Enhancing Access and Promoting Research: Uncovering the Monroe Library's Hidden Social and Environmental Justice Collections

Material Description

Loyola University New Orleans�� hidden Social and Environmental Justice Collections contain papers and other materials donated by William P. Quigley, Darryl Malek-Wiley, and John Clark. Each of these distinct collections is focused on environmental justice and social justice, covering the period from the mid-1970s to the present, and centering on New Orleans and Louisiana while also containing materials related to other parts of the US and to other nations. Bill Quigley has been a public interest lawyer since 1977, concerned with public housing, the death penalty, civil liberties, and Katrina-related social justice issues. He has been a volunteer lawyer with School of the Americas Watch and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. Quigley is currently Legal Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights. Darryl Malek-Wiley has been an environmental activist in New Orleans since the early 1980s. He has led campaigns concerned with Louisiana��s petrochemical corridor. Malek-Wiley��s papers offer researchers documentation of his own activism and of environmental struggles in New Orleans and the South that are relevant to the nation. A productive scholar, Clark's research interests include ecological philosophy, environmental ethics, and anarchist and libertarian thought. Clark��s Papers are notable for his correspondence with activist and social theorist Murray Bookchin and poet and activist Gary Snyder.

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Loyola University New Orleans


Kimberly Waggoner


Date Range

1970 - 2011

Geographic Scope

The collections are focused on issues related to New Orleans and Louisiana and contain materials of national and international importance.