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Finding Aid to the Ecology Action Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1968-1978
BANC MSS 88/126 c  
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Description
The Ecology Action Records consist of the records of a non-profit organization founded by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick in 1968 in Berkeley, California to promote an ecological life. Included in the collection is correspondence, Humphrey's writings, files relating to the various activities of the organization, including publications, events and political action and subject files regarding issues of interest to the group.
Background
Ecology Action was founded in Berkeley, California in 1968 by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick to promote an ecological life. Herrick was killed in an automobile accident later that year but Humphrey and his wife Mary continued the group which initially focused on education and awareness. In 1969, the Humphreys incorporated the Ecology Action Educational Institute which focused on the publication and dissemination of information about the environment. In addition, the Humphreys led a number of awareness raising events including a "Survival Walk," an Ecology Fair and a "Smog Free Locomotion Day". In 1970 they moved the organization to Modesto, California in order to bring their message to rural agricultural areas. Among other key events of the environmental movement Ecology Action was active in lobbying for the construction of the New Melones Dam, in direct conflict with a number of other environmental organizations including the Sierra Club.
Extent
Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 9
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.