Finding Aid to the Rainforest Action Network Records, circa 1987-2000

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Finding Aid to the Rainforest Action Network Records, circa 1987-2000

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2006/161

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
July 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Rainforest Action Network records
Date (inclusive): circa 1987-2000
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2006/161
Creators : Rainforest Action Network
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 41 cartons Linear feet: 52
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: Contains subject files for Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigns, Rainforest Action Groups, Rainforest Action Network publications, and small quantities of correspondence and photographs.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Portuguese and Spanish
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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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rainforest Action Network Records, BANC MSS 2006/161, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Separated Material

Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library. Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rain forests--Papua New Guinea
Rain forests--Ecuador
Rain forests--Brazil
Rain forests--Conservation
Conservationists--United States
Environmentalists--United States
Environmental protection--Press coverage
Cobaría Indians

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Rainforest Action Network Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Rainforest Action Network on December 6, 2006.

Accruals

Future additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

Organizational History

Founded in 1985 by Randy Hayes, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is an environmental organization that campaigns for the preservation of rainforests and the rights of the indigenous peoples who live within those forests. See also: http://ran.org/who_we_are/our_mission_history/ 

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains subject files for Rainforest Action Network campaigns, Rainforest Action Groups, Rainforest Action Network publications, and small quantities of correspondence and photographs. Prominent among the campaign files, is information pertaining to various oil companies, countries affected by rainforest logging, and the native U'Wa. The Rainforest Action Groups files contain information on local grassroots groups supporting RAN and materials on RAN campaigns against corporations that supported rainforest or old-growth logging. There are also several cartons of newspaper clippings and copies of RAN advertisements. Within the general subject files are folders of unorganized correspondence, called by the organization "constituent mail," and photographs of promotional events.

Container List

 

Series 1 Reference and Campaign files circa 1987-2000

Physical Description: Cartons 1-26

Arrangement

Arranged as received

Scope and Content Note

Consists of subject files with information on oil corporations, countries with rainforests, indigenous peoples within the rainforests, and environmental and human rights organizations. Carton 24 contains some Rainforest Action Network organizational files, including work plans, campaign notes, publications, and trip reports. There are small amounts of notes and correspondence interspersed with reference materials.
Carton 1-3

Kelly Quirke files undated

Carton 4, Folder 1-36

Citibank undated

Carton 4, Folder 37-48

Shell, Peru, Camisea undated

Carton 5, Folder 1-12

Shell, Peru, Camisea, Texaco undated

Carton 5, Folder 13-28

Hawaii, geothermal power undated

Carton 6, Folder 1-37

Hawaii undated

Carton 7, Folder 1-39

Brazil, Organizations undated

Carton 8, Folder 1-45

Brazil, organizations undated

Carton 9, Folder 1-20

Brazil, organizations undated

Carton 9, Folder 21-28

Brazil, subject files undated

Carton 10, Folder 1-28

Brazil undated

Carton 11, Folder 1-28

Brazil undated

Carton 12, Folder 1-32

Brazil, U'Wa undated

Carton 13, Folder 1-39

U'Wa undated

Carton 14, Folder 1-21

U'Wa, Occidental undated

Carton 15, Folder 1-44

U'Wa undated

Carton 15, Folder 45-55

Papua New Guinea (PNG) undated

Carton 16, Folder 1-45

Papua New Guinea (PNG) undated

Carton 17, Folder 1-49

Papua New Guinea (PNG) undated

Carton 18, Folder 1-13

Papua New Guinea (PNG) undated

Carton 18, Folder 14-58

Bolivia, Ecuador undated

Carton 19, Folder 1-28

Ecuador undated

Carton 19, Folder 29-44

Oil Development undated

Carton 19, Folder 45-65

Oil company information undated

Carton 20, Folder 1-72

Oil company information undated

Carton 21, Folder 1-68

Oil company information undated

Carton 22, Folder 1-67

Ecuador undated

Carton 23, Folder 1-80

Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela undated

Carton 24, Folder 1-91

Rainforest Action Network organization files 1991-1996, undated

Carton 25, Folder 1-37

Campaign files, assorted subjects undated

Carton 26, Folder 1-36

Campaign files, assorted subjects undated

 

Series 2 Rainforest Action Groups and Grassroots materials undated

Physical Description: Cartons 27-34

Arrangement

Arranged as received

Scope and Content Note

Contains information on U.S. and international Rainforest Action Groups (RAGs). Grassroots campaign materials include organizing manuals, campaign packets, and conference materials. Also, there are newspaper clippings of Rainforest Action Network events and RAN advertisements and press kits.
Carton 27, Folder 1-88

Rainforest Action Groups (RAGs), U.S. group files undated

Carton 28, Folder 1-124

Rainforest Action Groups (RAGs), international group files undated

Carton 29, Folder 1-42

Rainforest Action Groups (RAGs), International group files undated

Carton 29, Folder 43

Grassroots organizing manuals undated

Carton 29, Folder 44-60

Rainforest Action Network campaign packets undated

Carton 30, Folder 1-65

Grassroots materials: Home Depot campaign, Rainforest Action Groups newsletter, RAG RAG, and campaign materials, RAN Chataqua materials undated

Carton 31, Folder 1-43

Grassroots materials: Rainforest Action Chataqua, World Rainforest Week, sustainable alternatives, articles undated

Carton 32, Folder 1-85

Newspaper clippings, RAN advertisements and press releases undated

Carton 33, Folder 1-75

Newspaper clippings, photocopied articles, magazines with RAN advertisements, RAN press kits undated

Carton 34, Folder 1-110

Photocopied articles, Rainforest Action Network advertisements undated

 

Series 3 Rainforest Action Network Publications 1988-1998

Physical Description: Carton 35

Arrangement

Arranged as received

Scope and Content Note

Publications on Rainforest Action Network campaigns and activities
Carton 35, Folder 1-45

Kids' Action, Protect and Acre Program, World Rainforest Week Organizer's Manual, Rainforest Action Group Administration Manual, Action Alert Newsletters (incomplete), World Rainforest Report (incomplete), RAG RAG, World Rainforest Awards, and benefit concert materials, annual reports, merchandise licensing and catalogs 1988-1998

 

Series 4 Subject files undated

Physical Description: Cartons 36-41; Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged as received

Scope and Content Note

General subject files on environmental issues and Rainforest Action Network activities. Cartons 38 and 39 contain some unorganized correspondence, which the organization labeled "constituent mail." Boxes 1 and 2 contain photographs, flyers, invitations, and programs from two notebooks entitle "Events" and "Promotion, Celebrities."
Carton 36, Folder 1-61

Subject files, organizations undated

Carton 37, Folder 1-46

Subject files, organizations undated

Carton 38, Folder 1-41

Subject files, organizations undated

Carton 38, Folder 42-87

Correspondence, incoming 1992-1998, undated

Carton 39, Folder 1

Correspondence, Incoming 1994-1998, undated

Carton 40, Folder 1-70

Subject files undated

Carton 41, Folder 1-70

Subject files undated

Box 1, Folder 1-15

Subject files (contain photographs) undated

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Subject files undated

Box 2, Folder 3-5

Rainforest Action Network "Events" (items from notebook labeled #402), includes: flyers, invitations, and programs for RAN events. undated

Box 2, Folder 6-8

Rainforest Action Network "Promotion, Celebrities" (items from notebook labeled #403), includes: flyers, advertisements, action alerts, programs, and invitation. undated