This collection documents Mark Evanoff's interest and involvement in opposing the proliferation of nuclear reactors, primarily
in California during the 1970s and 1980s. Materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, legislation, testimony, newsletters,
group organizing resources, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera by numerous anti-nuclear activist individuals and organizations,
energy companies, and local and federal agencies.
Mark Evanoff is an anti-nuclear environmental activist who advocated for opposition to nuclear proliferation, nuclear reactors
and the global nuclear arms race, primarily in California during the 1970s and 1980s. Evanoff and other grassroots anti-nuclear
activists sought to continue the battle to prevent nuclear power plants from being built in California and elsewhere following
the successful citizen lead action movement which lobbied against a planned nuclear power plant in Bodega Bay, California
from 1958-1964. Working with numerous local and global anti-nuclear groups, mostly with the Abalone Alliance and the Friends
of the Earth in opposing the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Evanoff participated in protest actions, mobilized activists and prepared
groups for non-violent civil disobedience training and legal defense, wrote, collected and disseminated educational literature
and resources about nuclear power and disarmament, and wrote articles for Friends of the Earth's "Not Man Apart" publication.
Evanoff was arrested twice for participating in blockades at Diablo Canyon and later served as consultant to the California
Public Utilities Commission, weighing in on seismic factors and their potential to affect the sustainability of the plant.
Evanoff received a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies at Sonoma State University in 1976 and a Master’s in Public Administration
from California State University at Hayward in 1977. He continued to work on environmental advocacy throughout his life.
18.65 linear feet
(13 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
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