Great Lakes Greenpeace collection, 1970-1980 Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 264 large

Dates

  • 1970-1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • .6 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes (25 folders)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Great Lakes Greenpeace Collection, MSS 264, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processing information is unknown.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Great Lakes Greenpeace was a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization in East Lansing, Michigan, concerned primarily with the protection of marine mammals, particularly whales. The organization’s methods involved education, research, grassroots lobbying, and non-violent direct action. In 1977, it described itself in its GreenPieces newsletter as “the natural outgrowth of a three-year-old “Save the Whales” office on the M.S.U. campus. Our office is currently functioning in full support of the Greenpeace seal and whale expeditions. We are developing as the media center for the Midwestern U.S.”

    Greenpeace was founded in 1969 by a group of Vancouver environmentalists who banded together to protest U.S. nuclear testing in the Aleutians. In 1971, the group renamed itself as the Greenpeace Foun

  • Scope and Contents

    Great Lakes Greenpeace was a non-profit, grassroots environmental organization in East Lansing, Michigan, concerned primarily with the protection of marine mammals, particularly whales. The organization's methods involved education, research, grassroots lobbying, and non-violent direct action. The collection's materials include pamphlets, leaflets, correspondence, and press clippings from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. Much of the correspondence is between representatives of Greenpeace and those in a position to influence policies affecting marine mammals (legislators and corporate officers in the fishing industry).

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