Papers, 1926-1995.


Thomas, Leri Melissa. Papers, 1926-1995.

Papers, 1926-1995.

This collection consists of a wide variety of materials documenting the relationship between the Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and residents and officials in several counties adjoining the park, especially Madison, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties, 1926-1995. Some materials were obtained from SNP and other federal agencies by Ms. Thomas through Freedom of Information Act requests. Many of the documents have been annotated and/or highlighted by Ms. Thomas.

1 Hollinger box of files (13 folders)

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Blue Ridge Committee on SNP Relations. (corporateBody)

United States. Bureau of Land Management (corporateBody)

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Shenandoah National Park (Va.). (corporateBody)

Thomas, Leri Melissa. (person)

Leri Melissa Thomas moved to Madison County within close proximity of the SNP in 1979. In the late 1980s, when the park inaugurated a study of its surrounding lands, she became a leader in the private property rights movement that protested the potential expansion of the park. She contacted government officials at all levels and publicized the perspective of many of the rural people around the park concerning the park's Related Lands Study (also called Adjacent Lands Study) and other activites. ...