Finding Aid to the Photographs and Objects from the Rainforest Action Network Records

Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
Title: Photographs and objects from the Rainforest Action Network records
creator: Rainforest Action Network
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC.2006.089
Physical Description: 3 linear feet (2 cartons, 2 boxes, 5 oversize folders); approximately 1500 photographs, slides, and posters
Date (inclusive): 1987-2005
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.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


Future additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Rainforest Action Network Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Rainforest Action Network between 2006 and 2012.

Biographical / Historical

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:

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2019, supported by grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Related Materials

Rainforest Action Network records (BANC MSS 2006/161)

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs (mostly color snapshots) of protests and other Rainforest Action Network events as well as some posters and publicity material. Also in the collection are T-shirts, a bandana, a tote bag and a cloth print freaturing logos, slogans or political messages of Rainforest Action Network.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For additional information about the University of California, Berkeley Library's permissions policy please see:

Related Materials

Related collection: Rainforest Action Network records, BANC MSS 2006/161 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rainforest Action Network


Series 1.  Photographs

carton 1, folder 1

Color transparencies for outreach artwork 0000

carton 1, folder 2-3

Miscellaneous demonstrations (photographic prints and color photocopies) approximately 1995-2002

carton 1, folder 4

Pacific Bell protest 1995

carton 1, folder 5

National Association of Home Builders protest 2000-2001

carton 1, folder 6-7

Mitsubishi Auto Show 1997

carton 1, folder 8

Philadelphia Mahogany demonstration 1994

carton 1, folder 9-10

Mahogany demonstrations 2000-2002

carton 1, folder 11

Central/South America, indigenous peoples?? undated

carton 1, folder 12-14

Dinosaur tour 2000-2002

carton 1, folder 15-16

Boise Cascade/Dinosaur photographs 2000

carton 1, folder 17

Boise/Cascade logging 1997-2000

carton 1, folder 18

Boise Cascade protest, Itasca, Illinois 2001

carton 1, folder 19-22

British Columbia, Old Growth, photographs 1994-2000

carton 1, folder 23-28

World Bank protests 1995-2000

carton 1, folder 29

"Living Dangerously...Liberia Logging Industry" 2001

carton 1, folder 30-32

Ford demonstration 2003

carton 1, folder 33-36

Randy Hayes undated

carton 1, folder 37

Photographic printouts, assorted undated

Carton 2, Folder 1-13

Demonstrations, assorted approximately 1990-2005

Carton 2, Folder 14-16

Indigenous peoples, photos undated

box 2, Folder 1-4

Rainforest Action Network trips approximately 1990-2005

box 2, Folder 5-7

Brazil approximately 1991

box 2, Folder 8

"Panoramas"--created by taping together photographs, showing Boise Cascade, Itasca, Illinois 2000-2002

box 2, Folder 9

Amazon program slides approximately 1991

oversize_folder 2

Enlarged photographic printouts

oversize_folder 4

Enlarged photographs and printouts, mostly protests

oversize_folder 5

Enlarged photos, some on photo paper, mostly protests


Series 2.  Posters

oversize_folder 1

Posters and advertisements 1990-2005

oversize_folder 2

Posters 1990-2005

oversize_folder 3

Posters and advertisements 1990-2005


Series 3.  Objects

box 1

3 shirts, 1 bandana, 1 tote bag, 1 cloth print