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The Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust Collection, 1968-2000 (bulk 1970-1998), traces the history of the Dalkon Shield, the intrauterine contraceptive device manufactured and sold by the A.H. Robins Company, from purchase of the device in 1970 through tort litigation and bankruptcy settlement in 1988. The collection also documents the establishment and ten-year history of the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, which paid out almost $3 billion to over 218,000 claimants. Closing in 2000, this trust...
1938 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1998
This collection of documents (1988-1995) reflects one of the earlier corporate and government efforts to prevent and reduce pollution. It contains data collection and analysis, projects, budgets, maps, correspondence, interviews, drafts, reports and photographs.