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Guide to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Records, 1974-1994 (bulk dates 1978-86)
MSS 94-29  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1994 (bulk dates 1978-86)
    Collection number: MSS 94-29
    Creator: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
    Extent: 13 cartons, 1 box, 1 folder
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Records, MSS 94-29, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM


    This collection documents the work of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) in California.
    This collection has been divided into seven series: Group Against Smoking Pollution; Californians for Nonsmokers' Rights; Legislation; Nonsmokers' Rights Organizations; California Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation; Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights; and Non-Print Media. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, annual reports, research reports and studies on smoking, newspaper clippings, photographs, ballot proposition endorsements, pamphlets, signs, press releases and copies of legislation. Subjects covered include Propositions 5 and 10, tobacco advertising, tobacco industry, state, county and city legislation and campaigns and workplace smoking ordinances. Series V -California Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation -includes materials regarding the video "Death in the West" and the video is included in series VII -Non-Print Media. The collection is arranged by subject or chronologically for correspondence and reports. A finding aid is available which lists folder titles.

    Organizational History

    Americans for Nonsmokers' Rightswas established in 1976 as the Group Against Smoking Pollution (GASP)when several local GASPs across California merged and incorporated. In 1981 California GASP became Californians for Nonsmokers' Rights (CNR).CNR went national in 1986 and became ANR. ANR is a national group which advocates the rights of nonsmokers. ANR has been involved in political campaigns in California for Propositions 5 (1977-1978) and 10 (1979-1980) and 99 (1986), and against Proposition 188 (1994). Nationally ANR has been involved in banning smoking on airline flights and in upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's risk assessment of secondhand smoke as a carcinogen.