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Walter T. Dartland papers

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Insurance

Dade County Consumer Advocate

Printed materials, Florida

Audiovisual



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Collection Overview

Title: Walter T. Dartland papers, 1970-2011Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Dartland, Walt (01/17/1935-)

Extent: 16.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection consists of five series:  Series 1) subject files; Series 2) insurance; Series 3) Dade County Consumer Advocate, 1975-1986; Series 4) printed materials, Florida; Series 5) audiovisual materials.  Series 1 and 2 are in alphabetical order by topic. Series 3 and 4 are in original order.  Series 5 is arranged by audiovisual format.

Date Acquired: 04/26/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of files from Mr. Dartland's career in various capacities as a consumer advocate.  The bulk of the materials cover the mid-1970s to mid-1990s. The vast majority pertain to Florida though there are examples of consumer advocacy from other states. Folder titles indicate the subjects included in the collection.  Folders contain a wide variety of publications: business correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, speeches, flyers, newspaper clippings, reprints of trade articles, magazine clippings, ordinances, news releases, trade publications, agendas, reports, surveys, public hearing notices, legal documents, legislative documents, advertisements, business cards, conference proceedings, conference programs, printed email messages, registration forms and several other forms of ephemera and publications.  Most items pertain to activities and issues that Mr. Dartland was directly involved in though some items seem to be just areas of interest. In addition to the publications, there are 34 VHS tapes, 3 DVDs, 1 flash drive, and 134 cassette tapes.

Biographical Note

Walter T. Dartland is widely known for his expertise on consumer protection, investment and insurance fraud, and public interest issues. He earned a national reputation for diligence and effectiveness in exposing frauds and deceptive practices perpetrated against citizens and businesses alike. He gained national recognition as a consumer advocate from 1975 until 1986 while he was serving as the Miami-Dade County Consumer Advocate. Through his association with consumer groups, senior citizen organizations, and Florida business leaders, he exposed schemes directed at Florida’s elderly and low-income populations. In 1987, he was named Deputy Attorney General under Attorney General Bob Butterworth. For two years Dartland oversaw litigation in environmental protection, land use, consumer protection, antitrust enforcement, and execution of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). At the request of the Attorney General, Dartland rejoined the office to serve as Special Counsel on critical issues from 1996 to 2000. While serving as Special Counsel, he earned the admiration of industry leaders for his unique ability to work with businesses to effectuate solutions to complex business transactions. Dartland has been involved with numerous professional, civic and charitable boards. Notable positions include past vice-president of the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, past Chairman of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee, past president of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of South Florida, past president of the Florida Association of Accountants in the Public Interest,  board member of the Consumer Federation of America, founding member and co-chair of the National Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, member of the National Board of Common Cause, and chair of Florida Common Cause. Dartland’s education began at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Engineering.  He went on to earn a law degree from the University of Michigan.  At some point in his career, he returned to Michigan when elected District Attorney.

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Accruals: No additional accruals are expected.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full reponsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Technical Access Note: Audiovisual equipment needed to use the collection:  VHS player and monitor, CD player, cassette player.

Acquisition Source: Walter T. Dartland

Acquisition Method: Mr. Dartland drove from his home in Florida to deliver 11 boxes of materials to the Morse Department of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation: Walter T. Dartland papers , Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, Kansas State University.

Processing Information:

Files were refoldered during processing and labeled with Mr. Dartland's original file title.

The collection was processed by curator Jane Schillie under the supervision of Anthony Crawford, curator of manuscripts.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Subject files, 1970-2011],
[Series 2: Insurance],
[Series 3: Dade County Consumer Advocate, 1975-1986],
[Series 4: Printed materials, Florida],
[Series 5: Audiovisual],
[All]

Series 2: InsuranceAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anti-rebate articles, media, 1977-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anti-rebate, NAIC, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Anti-rebate court cases, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Anti-rebate court cases, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Anti-rebate court cases, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Anti-rebate court cases, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Anti-rebate court cases, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Anti-rebate legislative amendments, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Anti-rebate court correspondence and summary, 1984-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Anti-rebate court correspondence and summary, 1984-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Anti-rebate clippings, 1986-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Florida Insurance Regulation Forum, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Insurance anti-trust general, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Insurance anti-trust general, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Insurance anti-trust general, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Free insurance, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Auto insurance 101 by Walt Dartland, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Insurance anti-trust clippings, background, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud anti-trust guidelines, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bad faith law, third party, 2000-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Choice, 1986-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Auto insurance clippings, 1976-1979Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Wind insurance, hurricane re-insurance, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wind insurance, hurricane re-insurance, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wind insurance, hurricane re-insurance, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: University of Florida fraud study, auto insurance, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University of Florida fraud study, auto insurance, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: University of Florida fraud study, auto insurance, appendix A - appendix H, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Motor vehicle insurance task force, final report, Florida, appendix A - appendix QQ, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Motor vehicle insurance task force, final report, Florida, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Motor vehicle insurance task forces, not Florida, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Credit life, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gas pump premium payment, 1989-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Insurance industry - an introduction, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Life, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Shavers, constitutionality of no-fault auto insurance, 1977-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: PIP (Personal injury protection), 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: PIP (Personal injury protection), 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Personal injury protection, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Insurance, Proposition 103, 1988-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Insurance, punitive damages, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: RICO, Insurance fraud, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Insurance studies, tort, automobile, 1988-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Insurance studies, automobile, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Insurance studies, 1980-1990Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Subject files, 1970-2011],
[Series 2: Insurance],
[Series 3: Dade County Consumer Advocate, 1975-1986],
[Series 4: Printed materials, Florida],
[Series 5: Audiovisual],
[All]


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