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Whole Earth Festival Collection
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  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, University Archives
    Title: Whole Earth Festival Collection
    Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
    Identifier/Call Number: AR-118
    Physical Description: 3 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1999
    Abstract: Posters, videos, films, sound recordings, and slides related to UC Davis's Whole Earth Festival.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Whole Earth Festival (WEF) is an event that began in 1969 when an art class taught by Jose Arguelles held an "Art Happening" on the University of California, Davis campus. The students used art to teach visitors about activism, wellness and the environment in an interactive and creative way. Following the United Nations' declaration of "Earth Day" in 1970, the second "Art Happening" (1971) was renamed "Whole Earth."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Posters, videos, films, sound recordings, and slides related to UC Davis's Whole Earth Festival.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Whole Earth Festival Collection, AR-118, Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Davis -- History
    Whole Earth Festival -- History