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Rainforest Action Network Records
BANC MSS 2006/161  
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  • General
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Separated Material
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • System of Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Rainforest Action Network records
    creator: Rainforest Action Network
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 2006/161
    Physical Description: 82 linear feet (64 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1980-2005
    Abstract: Contains subject files for Rainforest Action Network (RAN) campaigns, Rainforest Action Groups, Rainforest Action Network publications, and small quantities of correspondence and photographs.
    Language of Material: 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.


    Finding Aid Written By:
    Bancroft Library staff
    Date Completed:
    July 2007, June 2019


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies

    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

    Photographs and posters have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Acquisition Information

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


    Future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2007. Additions processed by Lisa Marie Monhoff in 2019 as part of a two-year NHPRC-funded project to process a range of archival collections relating to environmental movements in the West.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rainforest Action Network
    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