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For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.
The U.S. National Archives digitized more than 15,000 photographs from the series "DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972-1977" (Record Group 412) (Local ID 412-DA) and included them in our online catalog. Our Web site has quick catalog search links for featured DOCUMERICA topics, locations, and photographers.

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For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.
The U.S. National Archives digitized more than 15,000 photographs from the series "DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, compiled 1972-1977" (Record Group 412) (Local ID 412-DA) and included them in our online catalog. Our Web site has quick catalog search links for featured DOCUMERICA topics, locations, and photographers.

    "Document Your Environment" Contest

    "Document Your Environment" Contest

    Learn more about the student multimedia contest offered by the National Archives and the Environmental Protection Agency

    Hitchhiker with His Dog, "Tripper", 05/1972

    Hitchhiker with His Dog, "Tripper", 05/1972

    "Hitchhiker with His Dog, "Tripper", on U.S. 66. U.S. 66 Crosses The Colorado River At Topock: 05/1972", by Charles O'Rear for DOCUMERICA

    The George Washington Bridge in Heavy Smog, 05/1973

    The George Washington Bridge in Heavy Smog, 05/1973

    "The George Washington Bridge in Heavy Smog. View toward the New Jersey Side of the Hudson River: 05/1973" by Chester Higgins for DOCUMERICA

    Earth, as Seen by Astronauts from Apollo 17, 12/1972

    Earth, as Seen by Astronauts from Apollo 17, 12/1972

    "Earth, as Seen by Astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt from Apollo 17: 12/1972" by NASA Apollo 17 for DOCUMERICA

    Jet Zooms Over Southwestern Side of Neptune Road, 05/1973

    Jet Zooms Over Southwestern Side of Neptune Road, 05/1973

    "Jet Zooms Over Southwestern Side of Neptune Road: 05/1973" by Michael Philip Manheim for DOCUMERICA

    Approaching Logan Airport, 05/1973

    Approaching Logan Airport, 05/1973

    "Approaching Logan Airport. 05/1973" by Michael Philip Manheim for DOCUMERICA

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