Stewart L. Udall: Advocate for the Planet Earth
Special Collections Online Exhibits



Congressman | Secretary of the Interior | Advocate for Planet Earth

Stewart Lee Udall served enthusiastically as Arizona's Congressman for District 2 from 1954-1961 and as Secretary of the Interior from 1961-1969 in the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Since his retirement from public service in 1969, Stewart Udall has mainly devoted his time to writing books and articles dealing with environmental issues, and practicing law. During the same period, he represented Native American uranium miners in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in their lawsuits against the United States Government.

The purpose of this exhibit is to present the papers and photographs of the Stewart Lee Udall Collection (Manuscript collection, AZ 372) held by the University of Arizona Library, Special Collections. The material in this exhibit will provide the user with an introduction to this collection, including selected photographic images documenting Stewart Udall's public career and private interests.

On November 19, 2020, The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona hosted a virtual event: Stewart L. Udall's Environmental Diplomacy Legacy: A Virtual Birthday Celebration in collaboration with The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections Department celebrating Stewart L. Udall's lifetime commitment to protection and stewardship of the environment.  Be sure to visit the above links to learn more!

The Legacy of Morris and Stewart Udall

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall had a tremendous impact on American environmental stewardship, politics, and Native American issues during their years of public service. This video celebrates their legacies and features materials that were organized and cataloged by Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries with support from the Udall Foundation. View on Vimeo for closed captioning.