Environment collection of Peter S. Thacher, 1960-1996.


Environment collection of Peter S. Thacher, 1960-1996.


The collection consists of the personal library and business files of Peter S. Thacher dating from his career beginning in 1971 at the United Nations Environment Programme, as Senior Counselor of the World Resources Institute as well as work with other notable institutions, organizations, events and activities. The collection has been divided into three main file categories: A. Correspondence file, B. Organization file, C. Business file. The correspondence file contains all correspondence, including incoming, outgoing, 3rd party correspondence, cables and draft cables. The organization file contains all documents generated by institutions with which Thacher was involved. The business file contains personal, administrative or biographical information found in the original donation. PROCESSING NOTE: The papers of Peter Thacher were packed on-site by the Environmental Resources Librarian where they had been stored for many years. It was apparent that the papers had not been ordered or had not remained in any recognizable filing system. Upon further investigation, it was concluded that the papers were essentially in disarray and that processing would require creating an imposed order for the collection. It was apparent that 3 different types of records were present: correspondence, organizational files i.e. files generated by an organization or event and personal business, administrative or biographical files. These types became the three dominant record groups by which the collection would be processed.

52.33 linear feet (129 boxes)

eng, Latn


SNAC Resource ID: 6383074

Related Entities

There are 37 Entities related to this resource.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d902z1 (corporateBody)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sv8d0k (corporateBody)

The Department of General Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did not officially exist until 1882. Courses in general studies were offered as early as 1865, when the MIT Catalog offered a curriculum option called the Course in Science and Literature. At that time, all regular MIT students were required to take “general studies” classes from the Course in Science and Literature, in addition to English, history, and modern languages. In 1882 the Course in Scienc...

United Nations Association

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67m4wvp (corporateBody)

The United Nations Association came into being in 1948 with the help of money from the League of Nations Union which carried on as a parallel organisation. After the demises of the League of Nations Union the UNA took over many of its functions and staff. The UNA describes itself as a 'critical fan club of the United Nations' and has always reflected the concerns of the United Nations. It began by focussing on the issues of world peace and the danger of war through hunger and whilst...

United Nations Population Fund.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6935mpz (corporateBody)

Thacher, Peter S. 1926-1999.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fj4dcs (person)

United Nations. Secretariat

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f23r17 (corporateBody)

Centre for our common future

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63c42zf (corporateBody)

United Nations

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t76681 (corporateBody)

In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

International Chamber of Commerce.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6421q0t (corporateBody)

United States. Congress

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jb6wc6 (corporateBody)

Bills of the 96th Congress to provide for temporary increases in the public debt limit, and for other purposes. From the description of Public debt legislation, 96th Congress : legislative history of public debt legislation, 1979-1980. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 243776779 Bill of the 96th Congress to impose a windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, and for other purposes. From the description of Crude oil windfall profit tax act of 1980 ...

World Assembly of NGOs.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kf01nh (corporateBody)

WorldCom 85.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dv9njm (corporateBody)

World Health Organization . Country Office in Pakistan

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pp35c2 (corporateBody)

World resources institute

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67707r5 (corporateBody)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qs2wq6 (corporateBody)

Food and Agricuture Organization.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zh4wcw (corporateBody)

United Nations. Economic and Social Council

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63242d5 (corporateBody)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hb513k (corporateBody)

United Nations Environment Programme.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tq9z66 (corporateBody)

World Bank

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6089w33 (corporateBody)

Aspen Institute Italia

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bh0rtz (corporateBody)

International Iron and Steel Institute.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nh2tq0 (corporateBody)

East-West Center Association

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6673pz2 (corporateBody)

International Council of Scientific Unions.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61s0kfx (corporateBody)

Environment and Natural Resources Group

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d01b02 (corporateBody)

World Meteorological Organization. Congress

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gv1z2n (corporateBody)

International Wilderness Leadership Foundation

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63z6963 (corporateBody)

UNDP Asian Pacific Gender Equality Network

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60904h9 (corporateBody)

International Atomic Energy Agency

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6n915f3 (corporateBody)

International Nongovernmental Support Fund.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wq86jt (corporateBody)

International Centre on Chemical Sciences.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6744tg3 (corporateBody)


http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68h29bf (corporateBody)

Global Environment Facility.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63c0tk3 (corporateBody)

Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w178nq (corporateBody)

Commission for the European Communities.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ns8xpt (corporateBody)

Economic Development Foundation.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rk2nhv (corporateBody)

Thacher, Peter S.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69s3mj9 (person)

"Mr. [Peter S.] Thacher (1926-1999) was born in New York City, served in the US Navy during World War II attending Dartmouth College in the V-12 program, and graduated from Yale University in 1948. From 1948 to 1951 he was employed at the European Marshall Plan Headquarters in Paris, and thereafter served with the Department of Army in Washington, Korea and Japan. In 1956 he was assigned by the State Department to the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York where he served until ...