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Moore (Mary) Papers
BANC MSS 2018/260  
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The collection consists of files of ephemera, newsclippings, and some correspondence relating to political action and social protest movements mainly in Northern California and mostly in Sonoma County. Mary Moore, a political and social activist and one of the original founders of the Bohemian Grove Action Network in the early 1980s, collected these materials in large binders over the course of many years. Materials were removed from the large binders and placed in folders. Files in the collection date from 1978 through 2018 and include materials on topics such as nuclear power, Bohemian Grove, the Occupy Movement, Standing Rock, the Earth First bombing, logging, and justice for Native Americans.
Mary Moore (b. 1935) is an activist in Sonoma County, California. Her work in social protest began during the civil rights era of the 1960s. During the 1970s, Moore was an active member of the Abalone Alliance, an environmental group dedicated to fighting the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. As an offshoot of her work with the Abalone Alliance, Moore founded the Bohemian Grove Action Network during the 1980s. Under Moore's leadership, the Bohemian Grove Action Network has protested at the gates of the Bohemian Grove for decades. The progression of Moore's work as a social activist (and her focus on Bohemian Grove) reflects her growing sense that the target of protest should be the financial, military, and governmental elite.
17.5 linear feet (14 cartons)
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