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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 1: Subject files, 1970-2011Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alamo Rent A Car, Dartland hire, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Alamo Rent A Car, airport fees, 1988-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Alamo Rent A Car, car rental, collision damage waiver, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Alamo Rent A Car, car rental industry, advertising and practices, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Alamo Rent A Car, brochure, press clippings, 1983-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Alamo Rent A Car, consumer relations, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Alamo Rent A Car, consumer relations, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Alamo Rent A Car, Hertz lawsuit, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Alamo Rent A Car, legislation, federal, state, collision damage waivers, Hertz lawsuit, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Attorney fees, public interest litigation, 1977-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Auto advisory board legislation, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Auto finance discrimination, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13-16: Auto Internet sales, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Auto repair law, Florida, 1975-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Automobile repossessions (late payments), 1975-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Automobile theft, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bottle bill, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Cable (Storer) vs Attorney General, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Citizens' Utility Board, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Class actions, 1977-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Common Cause, 1977-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 25-26: Complaint handling computerization, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Consumers and shareholders, CASH, 1977-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Consumer class materials action, Cy Pres, 1992-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1993-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1995-2002, 2010Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, auto pre-inspection, 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, ​auto pre-inspection, Florida, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, auto-preinspection, California, 1987-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6-7: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, auto pre-inspection information packet, 1989-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act, 2000, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, Focus on Insurance Fraud Roundtable, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10-12: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, 1992-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Consumer Advisory Panel, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of South Florida, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 15-16: Consumer resource material, 1973-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Consumers Union, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Dealer prep, 1976-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dealer prep, 1976-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Dealers vs manufacturers vs state franchise laws, 2001-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Dealers vs manufacturers vs state franchise laws, 2001-2006Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Discount medical cards, Consumer Federation of the Southeast, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Doctor-out-of-network, SB1122/HBB855 Federation of the Southeast, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Drug distribution, Consumer Federation of the Southeast, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Education, Tallahassee Community College, grant, credit, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Education, consumer courses, final and mid-term exam papers, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Education, Florida International University, University of Miami, Tallahassee Community College, Biscayne College, 1978-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Education, University of Miami, consumer law workshop, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Education, consumer class materials, 1973-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Financial Planners, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, consumer certificate programs, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business Student Activities Group, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Florida Call A Law, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Florida Consumer Federation, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Florida Health Care Insurance Advisory Board, 2007-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Florida Insurance News Service, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Florida Public Interest Foundation, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Funeral issues, Florida, 1989-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Gas (natural) storage, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 19-20: Hi Rise mobile homes, photographs, negatives, slides, 1975-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hospice, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Association of Lemon Law Administrators, 1999-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 23-24: Lemon laws, Florida, 1990-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Lemon laws, lemon model laws, lemon law review workshops, 1987-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Lemon laws, recreational vehicles, 1991-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Lemon laws, used cars, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Lemon laws, pleadings, 1972-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters, government officials, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Medical malpractice, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Physicians prospectus, 1985-1987; Planning Commission, Leon County, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Priority pollutants, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Progressive Center, 501(c)(3), IRS, 2004-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Progressive Insurance rating project, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11-13: Progressive quote service, 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Public interest attorneys, 1978-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Public Service Commission, Florida, 1981-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Radon reports, EPA, fraud, media, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Rebate, $8000, first-time home buyers, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Rent, double rent bill, 2005-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Riots, Miami, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Riots, Miami, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Seafood marketing, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Sixty-six ways to save money, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Sub-contractors, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Tampa Electric Company, pleadings, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tampa Electric Company, pleadings, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Tampa Electric Company, public relations, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Tampa Electric Company, public relations, 2004Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tampa Electric  Company, subpoena, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Tampa Electric Company, transportation bids, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Tel-Consumer, corporate book, 1970-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Tel-Consumer, grant, 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Tel-Consumer, grant, 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tel-Consumer manual, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tel-Consumer manual, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tel-Consumer promotional kit, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tel-Consumer, promotional material, brochures, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10-13: Tel-Consumer scripts, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tel-Consumer scripts, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Tel-Consumer scripts, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Tel-Consumer scripts, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Tel-Consumer, state filings, incorporation, trademark, copyright, 1979-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Tel-Law, 1980-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Tel-Pet, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Telephone fraud, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tobacco settlement, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Unlicensed contractos, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: United Services Automobile Association, case against, Alpert law firmAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Used car bills, 1996-1997Add 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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