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TreePeople records, 1970s-2010
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Description
The Los Angeles-based environmental group TreePeople is known for promoting environmental awareness and conducting educational outreach programs locally as well as internationally. The collection includes slides, photographs, audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, organization files, ephemera, and awards documenting the development and efforts of TreePeople.
Background
TreePeople, a non-profit environmental organization, was founded by Andy Lipkis in Los Angeles in 1973. Originally called the California Conservation Project (CCP), the group was more commonly referred to as the "TreePeople," and was thus, renamed in 1974. Lipkis established the organization at the age of eighteen following his experiences at a leadership training program in the San Bernardino National forest. After attending the program, Lipkis directed his efforts toward establishing the CCP in order to provide people with environmental education and the opportunity to plant trees.
Extent
59.0 linear ft. (82 boxes, 17 record cartons, 8 flat boxes, and 4 roll boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.