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Ritchie (Mark) Papers
D-642  
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Description
The collection includes activist and politician Mark Ritchie's minutes and notes of the meetings of the People’s Food System (San Francisco) and materials related to the cooperative food movement in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1970s.
Background
Mark Ritchie was a key leader in the People's Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s. The system was composed of food co-ops, worker collectives and a series of wholesale collectives that supported the retail stores, including a bakery, produce, trucking, cheese, grains, and so on. The mission was food for people not for profit, healthy food and land, and a new way of making decisions.
Extent
3 linear feet
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.