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Milton Russell Papers

Identifier: MPA-0327

This collection contains 12 series, although series are not filed together and are often are located in different boxes. The twelve series are: University Files, Subject Files, EPA Travel Records, Superfund-Hazardous Waste Remediation Project, Correspondence and Personal Files, Publications, Energy Legislation, NAS Mitigation Panel, Resources for the Resource, Federal Power Commission, Audiovisual and Photographs, and Speeches.


  • 1958-1995


The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives .

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives .


82 Linear Feet


The papers of economist and energy and environment expert Milton Russell. The collection includes papers from Milton Russell's time as a scholar, professor, assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and as director for the Joint Institute for Energy and Environment, among other roles. Dates of materials in the collection range from the late 1950s to the mid 1990s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Milton Russell (b. October 28, 1933, Corpus Christi, TX) received his bachelor's degree from the Texas College of Arts and Industries in 1955, and his M.A. (1957) and Ph.D. (1963) from the University of Oklahoma. He was Professor of Economics at Southern Illinois from 1964 to 1977, and also taught at Iowa State University, Texas Christian University and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1960s and early 1970s. Russell worked for Resources for the Future (a research institution focusing on the environment) from 1976 to 1983, directing the organization's Center for Energy Policy Research for the final four of those years. In 1983, Russell was appointed Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he worked primarily to develop procedures for a risk-based approach to environmental management. He held this post until 1987, when he became Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. From 1992 to 1996, Russell was Director of the Joint Institute for Energy and Environment (JIEE). He is now a Senior Fellow of the JIEE and Professor Emeritus of the Economics Department at the University of Tennessee.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA