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Alan Dalton papers

  • GB 249 DAL
  • Collection
  • 1899 - 2003

Correspondence and papers from most of Dalton's career. The collection includes:

  • papers on Dalton's career and the libel cases brought against him
  • correspondence and papers originating from Dalton's roles at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science, the Transport and General Workers' Union, the Environment Agency and others
  • correspondence with fellow activists, occupational health experts, academics, doctors, solicitors, politicians, trade unionists, campaign groups, asbestos victim support groups and others
  • subject files on environmental and occupational health issues, particularly asbestos
  • publications by Dalton and letters to the press
  • consultancy and expert witness work
  • notes and papers from conferences and meetings
  • correspondence and papers relating to Dalton's involvement in the production of television and radio programmes on asbestos, together with a series of video recordings and transcripts of documentaries and other programmes collected by Dalton on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health and safety topics.
  • press cuttings on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues
  • Dalton's library of books, academic papers, reports and other publications on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues

Dalton, Alan James Patrick, 1946-2003, safety and environmental campaigner

Career/Personal

Correspondence and papers on Dalton's career, libel cases brought against him and his health.

Correspondence and papers on libel actions taken against Dalton

  • Correspondence and papers, 1984-1990, on Dalton’s bankruptcy as a result of a libel action by Dr. Robert Murray for comments by Dalton in his book ‘Asbestos: Killer Dust'
  • Correspondence and papers, 1984-1986, on a libel action by Dr. B.V. Lee for comments made by Dalton about Lee’s study on the hazards of visual display units at work for pregnant women

Conferences and meetings

Correspondence and papers relating to conferences and meetings on asbestos (mainly) and other environmental and occupational health topics. Dalton attended many of these events.

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