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LeRoy Moore papers

Identifier: COU:4320

Scope and Contents

The majority of the LeRoy Moore Papers include research and legal documents on the health risks posed at Rocky Flats Nuclear Power Plant and other sites exposed to radiation. Some of these documents include Moore’s activism during this time period and his involvement in the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. Among his papers, this collection also includes books and personal journals that recount people’s experiences at Rocky Flats.


  • Creation: 1977 - 2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains or may contain private and personally identifiable information (PPII). Researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement in advance of access to collection materials. Contact for more information.

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers may not make notes, reproductions (including photographs), or other record of any private and personally identifiable information (PPII) located in this collection and may not publish, publicize, or disclose that PPII to any other party for any purpose. Exclusions may apply to researchers who have obtained authorization from the University of Colorado Institutional Review Board to produce human subject research records in de-identified form. All researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement indicating their understanding of the use restrictions for PPII found in this collection. Contact

Biographical / Historical

LeRoy Moore has been an active member in Boulder’s community, working towards a proper cleanup of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Power Plant for over 40 years. Through his activism, Moore began teaching courses on nonviolent social change at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1980 until his retirement in 1996. Among his work in academia, Moore has also authored a number of articles on the effects of radiation and has been active in many local environmental committees in Boulder, CO.


49.5 linear feet (33 Boxes)

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The LeRoy Moore Papers contains papers, correspondence and research on health risks and the cleanup of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Power Plant, ranging from 1977 to 2017. Other documents include personal writings and articles written by Moore.


This collection is arranged in original order in which we attained it from the donor, with a box level inventory list.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States