Edward J. Meeman was a journalist, conservationist and an outdoorsman who crusaded for the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In 1949, he established the Edward J. Meeman Foundation to insure his money would promote good journalism and conservation of natural resources.
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism houses the Meeman Archive, the nation’s finest collection of environmental newspaper reporting.
Established by the Scripps-Howard News Service in 1982, the archive preserves outstanding journalism about conservation, natural resources and the environment.
The archive contains thousands of articles dating from 1980 to the present. They cover hundreds of environmental topics. Entering articles into the database and attaching scans to them is an ongoing process the Knight Center works on as funding is available.
For information on how to access the Meeman Archive, contact the Knight Center.