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Finding Aid to the Ecology Action Records, 1965-1988, bulk 1968-1978
BANC MSS 88/126 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ecology Action records
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1988,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1968-1978
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 88/126 c
    Creators : Ecology Action (Berkeley, Calif.)
    Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 9
    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: The Ecology Action Records consist of the records of a non-profit organization founded by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick in 1968 in Berkeley, California to promote an ecological life. Included in the collection is correspondence, Humphrey's writings, files relating to the various activities of the organization, including publications, events and political action and subject files regarding issues of interest to the group.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    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

    Access

    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], Ecology Action Records, BANC MSS 88/126 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ecology Action (Berkeley, Calif.) --Archives
    Conservation of natural resources--California
    Ecology--California
    Recycling (Waste, etc.)--California
    Humphrey, Cliff
    Ecology Action Educational Institute

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Ecology Action Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Cliff and Mary Humphrey in 1988.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2012.

    Organizational History

    Ecology Action was founded in Berkeley, California in 1968 by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick to promote an ecological life. Herrick was killed in an automobile accident later that year but Humphrey and his wife Mary continued the group which initially focused on education and awareness. In 1969, the Humphreys incorporated the Ecology Action Educational Institute which focused on the publication and dissemination of information about the environment. In addition, the Humphreys led a number of awareness raising events including a "Survival Walk," an Ecology Fair and a "Smog Free Locomotion Day". In 1970 they moved the organization to Modesto, California in order to bring their message to rural agricultural areas. Among other key events of the environmental movement Ecology Action was active in lobbying for the construction of the New Melones Dam, in direct conflict with a number of other environmental organizations including the Sierra Club.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Ecology Action Records consist of the records of a non-profit organization founded by Cliff Humphrey and Chuck Herrick in 1968 in Berkeley, California to promote an ecological life. Included in the collection is correspondence, Humphrey's writings, files relating to the various activities of the organization, including publications, events and political action and subject files regarding issues of interest to the group.
    The Ecology Action Records have been divided into eight series: Correspondence; Administrative; Program; Speaking Engagements; Writings; Subject; Other Organizations; and Personal.