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Finding Aid to the Rainforest Action Network Records, circa 1987-2000
BANC MSS 2006/161  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Rainforest Action Network records
    Date (inclusive): circa 1987-2000
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2006/161
    Creators : Rainforest Action Network
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 41 cartons Linear feet: 52
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Contains subject files for Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigns, Rainforest Action Groups, Rainforest Action Network publications, and small quantities of correspondence and photographs.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Portuguese and Spanish
    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.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Rainforest Action Network Records, BANC MSS 2006/161, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library. Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rain forests--Papua New Guinea
    Rain forests--Ecuador
    Rain forests--Brazil
    Rain forests--Conservation
    Conservationists--United States
    Environmentalists--United States
    Environmental protection--Press coverage
    Cobaría Indians

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Rainforest Action Network Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the Rainforest Action Network on December 6, 2006.


    Future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

    Organizational History

    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: http://ran.org/who_we_are/our_mission_history/ 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains subject files for Rainforest Action Network campaigns, Rainforest Action Groups, Rainforest Action Network publications, and small quantities of correspondence and photographs. Prominent among the campaign files, is information pertaining to various oil companies, countries affected by rainforest logging, and the native U'Wa. The Rainforest Action Groups files contain information on local grassroots groups supporting RAN and materials on RAN campaigns against corporations that supported rainforest or old-growth logging. There are also several cartons of newspaper clippings and copies of RAN advertisements. Within the general subject files are folders of unorganized correspondence, called by the organization "constituent mail," and photographs of promotional events.