Finding Aid to the Ecology Action Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1968-1978

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Finding Aid to the Ecology Action Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1968-1978

Collection Number: BANC MSS 88/126 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
August 2012
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Ecology Action records
Date (inclusive): 1965-1988,
Date (bulk): bulk 1968-1978
Collection Number: BANC MSS 88/126 c
Creators : Ecology Action (Berkeley, Calif.)
Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 9
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: 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.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ecology Action Records, BANC MSS 88/126 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ecology Action (Berkeley, Calif.) --Archives
Conservation of natural resources--California
Ecology--California
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--California
Humphrey, Cliff
Ecology Action Educational Institute

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Ecology Action Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Cliff and Mary Humphrey in 1988.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2012.

Organizational History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

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.
The Ecology Action Records have been divided into eight series: Correspondence; Administrative; Program; Speaking Engagements; Writings; Subject; Other Organizations; and Personal.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1968-1979

Physical Description: Carton 1; Carton 2, folders 1-27; Oversize folder

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Anderson, Eugene 1968

Carton 1, Folder 2

Clements, Dale circa 1976

Carton 1, Folder 3

George, Leroy 1970-1971

Carton 1, Folder 4

Hopper, Bill circa 1971

Carton 1, Folder 5

People of the Valley 1970-1971, undated

Carton 1, Folder 6

Princeton Ecology Action 1969-1975

Carton 1, Folder 7

Rodale Press 1969-1971

Carton 1, Folder 8

Rowe, Marguerite 1976, 1977

Carton 1, Folder 9

Seeger, Pete 1969-1976

Carton 1, Folder 10

Sonoma County Board of Education circa 1970

Carton 1, Folder 11-36

General Information Requests 1968-1974

Carton 2, Folder 1-10

General Information Requests 1975-1978, undated

Carton 2, Folder 11-24

Incoming 1968-1979, undated

Oversize B, Folder 1

Incoming- thank you from elementary school class undated

Carton 2, Folder 25-27

Outgoing 1968-1978, undated

 

Series 2 Administrative 1968-1978

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 28-33

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains basic administrative files of Ecology Action.
Carton 2, Folder 28

Mailing Lists 1968-1969, undated

Carton 2, Folder 29

Press Releases 1969-1970

Carton 2, Folder 30

Income 1969-1971

Carton 2, Folder 31

Press 1971-1978

Carton 2, Folder 32

Minutes 1977

Carton 2, Folder 33

Miscellaneous circa 1970

 

Series 3 Program 1968-1989

Physical Description: Carton 3; Carton 4, folders 1-28; Oversize folder

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the various programs and activities run under the auspices of Ecology Action. Included are materials relating to events, publications and political action, such as lobbying for the construction of New Melones Dam.
 

Events

Carton 3, Folder 1

Chuck Herrick Peace and Freedom Park- Berkeley, California- photographs May 1968

Carton 3, Folder 2

San Francisco "A People's Park"- photographs 1968

Carton 3, Folder 3

Car Sacrifice- photographs 8 June 1969

Carton 3, Folder 4

Ecology Seminar- photographs 1969

Carton 3, Folder 5

Fault Tour- Berkeley- photographs 1969

Carton 3, Folder 6

Smog Free Locomotion Day (including photographs) 1969

Carton 3, Folder 7

Sign of the Times Exhibit- photographs 1969

Carton 3, Folder 8

Unfill the Bay- photographs 1969

Carton 3, Folder 9

Earth Re-birth Parade 1970

Carton 3, Folder 10-11

Survival Walk (including photographs) 1970

Carton 3, Folder 12

Survival Crisis Exhibit (including photographs) undated

Oversize B, Folder 1

Bikathon poster undated

Carton 3, Folder 13

Various (including photographs) 1969-1978

Carton 3, Folder 14

Unidentified Exhibit undated

Carton 3, Folder 15

Activities and Events- various (slides) 1969-1977

 

Education

Carton 3, Folder 16

Educational Materials circa 1968

Carton 3, Folder 17

Model Ecology Unit circa 1970

Carton 3, Folder 18

Science for Citizens Proposal 1976

 

New Melones Dam

Carton 3, Folder 19

State Water Resources Control Board 1968-1976

Carton 3, Folder 20

Environmental Defense Fund vs. Ellis Armstrong 1972-1973

Carton 3, Folder 21

Legislation 1973

Carton 3, Folder 22-23

Correspondence 1974-1980

Carton 3, Folder 24

Press 1974-1980

Carton 3, Folder 25

Californians Against Proposition 17 1974

Carton 3, Folder 26

Friends of the River 1974

Carton 3, Folder 27

Proposition 17 1974

Carton 3, Folder 28

Petitions Opposing Proposition 17 1974

Carton 3, Folder 29

Needs for New Melones Project Water 1974

Carton 3, Folder 30

People of the River 1974

Carton 3, Folder 31

Management Plan Proposal circa 1974

Carton 3, Folder 32

New Melones Lake 1976

Carton 3, Folder 33

Supplement to Final Environmental Statement 1976

Carton 3, Folder 34

Senate Bill 1482 1976

Carton 3, Folder 35-36

Friends of the River circa 1979

Carton 3, Folder 37

Friends of New Melones 1979

Carton 3, Folder 38

State Water Resources Control Board 1979-1981

Carton 3, Folder 39

House Sub-Committee for National Parks and Insular Affairs 1980

Carton 3, Folder 40

Stanislaus River Basin Alternatives and Water Allocation 1980

Carton 3, Folder 41-42

Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement 1980

Carton 3, Folder 43

Miscellaneous 1974-1980

Carton 3, Folder 44

Notes undated

Carton 3, Folder 45

Photographs undated

Carton 3, Folder 46

Peripheral Canal 1976

Carton 3, Folder 47

Proposal for a Community Conservation Corps undated

Carton 3, Folder 48

Project Epi-Center 1971

Carton 3, Folder 49

Agenda for Ecological Alternatives (Ecology/21 Foundation) 1976-1979

Carton 4, Folder 1-6

Project MATER (Metabolic Approach to Environmental Research) 1971-1974

Carton 4, Folder 7-8

Recycling (including photographs) 1970-1989

Oversize B, Folder 1

Recycling- poster and calendars 1978, 1980, undated

 

Publications

Carton 4, Folder 9

Correspondence 1970-1976

Carton 4, Folder 10

Ecology Action: The Journal of Cultural Transformation 1969-1971

Carton 4, Folder 11-17

What's Ecology circa 1969-1973

Carton 4, Folder 18

Feed the World: A Food Tract by E.N. Anderson, Jr. circa 1970

Carton 4, Folder 19

Eco Facts circa 1970

Carton 4, Folder 20

An Eco-Activist's Fable 1971

Carton 4, Folder 21

Establishing Environmental Priorities circa 1971

Carton 4, Folder 22

Sorting it Out in Modesto 1977

Carton 4, Folder 23

Ecology Action Newsletter 1978

Carton 4, Folder 24

Ecology at Home undated

Carton 4, Folder 25

The Green Handbook: Alternatives to Extinction undated

Carton 4, Folder 26

Present and Future Trends in Transportation in the Central Valley of California by George M. Sinclair undated

Carton 4, Folder 27

Short Guide to Environmental Problems by E.N. Anderson, Jr. undated

Carton 4, Folder 28

Flyers and Handouts circa 1970

Oversize B, Folder 1

Posters undated

 

Series 4 Speaking Engagements 1969-1979

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 29-71; Carton 5, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to various speeches and appearances made by Cliff Humphrey.
Carton 4, Folder 29

Speaker Inquiries 1969-1971

Carton 4, Folder 30

Wayne Short Lecture Management 1970-1971

Carton 4, Folder 31

Day of Concern 4 March 1969

Carton 4, Folder 32

Merced College Convocation 1 April 1969

Carton 4, Folder 33

University of California, Irvine 2 October 1969

Carton 4, Folder 34

Berkeley Citizens United 27 October 1969

Carton 4, Folder 35

San Joaquin Delta College 13 November 1969

Carton 4, Folder 36

San Jose State University 6 January 1970

Carton 4, Folder 37

Santa Barbara City College 28 January 1970

Carton 4, Folder 38

Planned Parenthood- Marin 4 February 1970

Carton 4, Folder 39

United Jewish Community Center- San Francisco 19 February 1970

Carton 4, Folder 40

Merced College 1 April 1970

Carton 4, Folder 41

International Design Conference- Aspen 14-19 June 1970

Carton 4, Folder 42

University of California, Santa Barbara 1 July 1970

Carton 4, Folder 43

Flint, Michigan 28 September 1970

Carton 4, Folder 44

American Sociological Association 19 October 1970

Carton 4, Folder 45

University of California, Irvine 3 November 1970

Carton 4, Folder 46

University of California, Davis 4 November 1970

Carton 4, Folder 47

California Environmental Health Association 29 January 1971

Carton 4, Folder 48

West Winston Manor Community Association 11 February 1971

Carton 4, Folder 49

University of California, Davis 14 February 1971

Carton 4, Folder 50

United States Forest Service, California Region- Environmental Management Conference 22-26 February 1971

Carton 4, Folder 51

Education for Environmental Awareness- Sierra Club 26-28 February 1971

Carton 4, Folder 52

Round Earth Conference 15-17 April 1971

Carton 4, Folder 53

The First Day- Estancia High School 21 April 1971

Carton 4, Folder 54

Ecology in Crisis- What is Your Role 1 May 1971

Carton 4, Folder 55

National Science Foundation 13-14 May 1971

Carton 4, Folder 56

Phi Delta Kappa 26 May 1971

Carton 4, Folder 57

Environmental Priorities Conference 3-6 June 1971

Carton 4, Folder 58

Garcia Ecology Action Center 7-10 August 1971

Carton 4, Folder 59

San Joaquin County Bar Association 21 October 1971

Carton 4, Folder 60

Implementing Environmental Awareness in the School Environment 18 March 1972

Carton 4, Folder 61

Lion's Club 20 July 1972

Carton 4, Folder 62

Stanislaus Area Community Council 19 December 1972

Carton 4, Folder 63

The People and the University- University of California, Davis 22 June 1973

Carton 4, Folder 64-65

California Recycling Convention 9-11 October 1973

Carton 4, Folder 66

Ethics and the Environment Conference- Ministry of Ecology 24-25 January 1975

Carton 4, Folder 67

Planning and Conservation League- Annual Meeting 15 November 1975

Carton 4, Folder 68

Co-Op Recycling Committee 15 August 1977

Carton 4, Folder 69

National Science Foundation Technology Forum- Eugene, Oregon 8-9 September 1978

Carton 4, Folder 70

Paying for Environmental Management 26-27 July 1979

Carton 4, Folder 71

Department of Energy- Hearing on Industrial Energy Conservation Program 31 July 1979

Carton 5, Folder 1-2

Various 1969-1978, undated

 

Series 5 Writings 1968-1977

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 3-29

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of items written by Cliff Humphrey.
Carton 5, Folder 3

Global Conservation 1968

Carton 5, Folder 4

KPFA Commentary June 1968

Carton 5, Folder 5

The Anthropologist and Contemporary Society 1969

Carton 5, Folder 6

Declaration of Interdependence 1969

Carton 5, Folder 7-8

Ecological Dynamics of Social Change 1969

Carton 5, Folder 9

KPFA Commentary 16 June 1969

Carton 5, Folder 10

Sweeping Social Change is on the Way... 1969

Carton 5, Folder 11

Freedom News 1969-1971

Carton 5, Folder 12

Ecology and Overpopulation 1970

Carton 5, Folder 13

From Institutionalized Inaction to Action Institutions 1970

Carton 5, Folder 14

The Green Paper 1970

Carton 5, Folder 15

Constructing New Lifestyles from an Ecological Perspective 1971

Carton 5, Folder 16

On Promoting the General Welfare 1971

Carton 5, Folder 17

Preface- Ecology Action Volume 2:1 1971

Carton 5, Folder 18

The Peripheral Canal Debate 1977

Carton 5, Folder 19

Recycling Pioneers undated

Carton 5, Folder 20

Footnote on Ecology undated

Carton 5, Folder 21

A Frame of Reference for Ecologically Sympathetic Decision Making undated

Carton 5, Folder 22

Notes on Securing a Future undated

Carton 5, Folder 23

On Living the Ecology Life undated

Carton 5, Folder 24

On the Way to Delano undated

Carton 5, Folder 25

Overpopulation from the Ecological Perspective undated

Carton 5, Folder 26

Where We are Going and How Will We Know When We Get There? undated

Carton 5, Folder 27

Speeches/ Remarks 1968-1972

Carton 5, Folder 28

Unidentified Fragments undated

Carton 5, Folder 29

Unidentified Notes undated

 

Series 6 Subject 1968-1988

Physical Description: Carton 5, folders 30-40; Carton 6; Carton 7, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of ready reference files maintained by Ecology Action.
Carton 5, Folder 30-32

Agriculture/ Irrigation 1976-1977

Carton 5, Folder 33-35

Anderson, Eugene N.- writings undated

Carton 5, Folder 36

Aspen Resource Recovery-Recycling Program- Art Emery 1975

Carton 5, Folder 37

Back to the Garden by Larry Borowsky circa 1988

Carton 5, Folder 38

Banana Belt 1977-1978

Carton 5, Folder 39

Bibliography undated

Carton 5, Folder 40

Bottle Bill 1977-1979

Carton 6, Folder 1

California Resource Recovery Association 1976-1980

Carton 6, Folder 2

Clear Creek circa 1971

Carton 6, Folder 3

Cole, Lamont circa 1968

Carton 6, Folder 4

Cotrell Centennial Symposium- Air Pollution and Its Impact on Agriculture 1976

Carton 6, Folder 5

Earth Day 1975

Carton 6, Folder 6

Earth Day- 10th Anniversary 1980

Carton 6, Folder 7

The Earth Family Ecology Handbook 1971

Carton 6, Folder 8

Earth Read Out undated

Carton 6, Folder 9

Ecological Living Handbook undated

Carton 6, Folder 10

The Ecological Way by Connie Walck 1973

Carton 6, Folder 11-12

Ecology Center Communications Council 1970-1973

Carton 6, Folder 13

Ecology Education Corridor circa 1974-1976

Carton 6, Folder 14

Economics Undated

Carton 6, Folder 15

The Economics of Survival undated

Carton 6, Folder 16

Energy, Economics and Survival by Robert Hickerson undated

Carton 6, Folder 17

Energy-Water Workshop- University of California, Davis 1976

Carton 6, Folder 18

Environmental Agenda Project 1976

Carton 6, Folder 19

Environmental Studies- University of California, Santa Cruz 1970-1971

Carton 6, Folder 20

Gerlach, Luther 1970

Carton 6, Folder 21

Huxley College of Environmental Studies 1972

Carton 6, Folder 22

Importance of the Physical Environment in Regional Planning undated

Carton 6, Folder 23

Italian Delegation Visit 1975

Carton 6, Folder 24

McHale, John- writings 1968-1971

Carton 6, Folder 25

National Recycling Conference 1978

Carton 6, Folder 26

NeWorld Fair 1976

Carton 6, Folder 27

Our Household- drafts undated

Carton 6, Folder 28

Overcoming World Hunger 1968

Carton 6, Folder 29

The Pipe/ Peripheral Canal 1975-1980

Carton 6, Folder 30

Planet Drum 1974-1975

Carton 6, Folder 31

Politics 1970-1973

Carton 6, Folder 32

The Politics of Human Ecology by Bruce Finson undated

Carton 6, Folder 33

Population and Pollution- A Devisive Approach to World Peace circa 1972

Carton 6, Folder 34

Quixote Press, Madison Wisconsin 1968

Carton 6, Folder 35

Radke, Ted undated

Carton 6, Folder 36

Recycling 1977-1981

Carton 6, Folder 37

San Diego circa 1971

Carton 6, Folder 38

The Shape of Things to Come by Garrett Eckbo undated

Carton 6, Folder 38

Southern Delta 1976

Carton 6, Folder 39

Survival Times 1971

Carton 6, Folder 40

United Nations 1969-1975

Carton 6, Folder 41

Water Action Plan- California 1974-1975

Carton 7, Folder 1-2

Water Action Plan- California 1975-1977

 

Series 7 Other Organizations 1969-1975

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 3-50

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Files relating to other environmental organizations, including other Ecology Action groups. Included in the series is correspondence with these organizations as well as materials produced by the individual organizations.
Carton 7, Folder 3

Birth Environment Movement 1971

Carton 7, Folder 4

Center for Ecological Living 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 5

Eager 1971

Carton 7, Folder 6

Earth Action Council- University of California, Los Angeles 1970

Carton 7, Folder 7

Earth People News 1969, 1970

Carton 7, Folder 8

EARTH, The Ecology Movement- Moraga, California undated

Carton 7, Folder 9

Ecology Action- Austin, Texas 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 10

Ecology Action- Berkeley undated

Carton 7, Folder 11

Ecology Action- Boston Area 1969-1970

Carton 7, Folder 12

Ecology Action- Denver, Colorado circa 1970

Carton 7, Folder 13

Ecology Action- California State University, Long Beach 1971

Carton 7, Folder 14

Ecology Action- San Diego State College 1969-1970

Carton 7, Folder 15

Ecology Action for Rhode Island 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 16

Ecology Action Club- California Polytechnic University 1970

Carton 7, Folder 17

Ecology Center of Louisiana 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 18

Ecology Center- San Francisco 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 19

Ecology Center- Washington, D.C. 1971, 1975

Carton 7, Folder 20

Ecology Information Center- Sacramento, California 1971

Carton 7, Folder 21

Ecology Information Group 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 22

ECOS- Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 23

ENACT Ecology Center- Ann Arbor, Michigan 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 24

Environmental Action- Washington, D.C. 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 25

Environmental Action Committee- Denver, Colorado 1971

Carton 7, Folder 26

Environmental Center- Santa Rosa, California 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 27

Environmental Education Committee- University of Miami circa 1970

Carton 7, Folder 28

Environmental Works 1971

Carton 7, Folder 29

Interested in Saving South Utah's Environment 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 30

Lodi Ecology Action 1971-1974

Carton 7, Folder 31

Merced Ecology Action 1969-1972

Carton 7, Folder 32

Minnesota Environmental Control Citizens Association 1971

Carton 7, Folder 33

North Shore Ecology Center 1971

Carton 7, Folder 34

Northern California Committee for Environmental Information circa 1971

Carton 7, Folder 35

Ocean Beach Ecology Action 1970

Carton 7, Folder 36

Ogontz Ecology Action 1971

Carton 7, Folder 37

Oregon Environmental Council 1970

Carton 7, Folder 38

Planning League for Environmental Action 1970

Carton 7, Folder 39

Pollution Endangers World- Louisville, Kentucky undated

Carton 7, Folder 40

Riverside Ecology Action circa 1969

Carton 7, Folder 41

San Diego Ecology Centre undated

Carton 7, Folder 42

South County Ecology Center 1971

Carton 7, Folder 43

Student Council on Pollution and Environment- Northwest circa 1970

Carton 7, Folder 44

Student Council on Pollution and Environment- Great Lakes Region 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 45

Student Council on Pollution and Environment- Pacific Southwest Region 1971

Carton 7, Folder 46

Valley Ecology Center- Livermore, California 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 47

Youth Ecology Services 1971

Carton 7, Folder 48

Environmental Organizations- California 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 49

Environmental Organizations- United States (not California) 1970-1971

Carton 7, Folder 50

Environmental Organizations- International 1971, 1975

 

Series 8 Personal 1965-1978

Physical Description: Carton 7, folders 51-59

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal files of Cliff Humphrey including correspondence, materials relating to his time in college and his campaigns for public office.
Carton 7, Folder 51

Correspondence 1965-1974

Carton 7, Folder 52

College papers 1966-1968

Carton 7, Folder 53

Summer Residence College 1967

Carton 7, Folder 54-55

People's Park (includes photographs) 1968, 1969

Carton 7, Folder 56

Campaigns for Public Office 1968-1972

Carton 7, Folder 57

Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee- Stanislaus County 1974

Carton 7, Folder 58

California Solid Waste Management Board 1976-1978

Carton 7, Folder 59

Photographs undated