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Fonds AM925 - Greenpeace Foundation fonds

Dr. John Gofman, Irving Stowe, Jim Bohler, Dr. Robert Ellis Greenpeace - Metcalfe - CBC - Bill Terry ["between ourselves" broadcast, part 1 of 2] Greenpeace - Metcalfe - CBC - Bill Terry ["between ourselves" broadcast, part 2 of 2] Science program - Hal Wardell interviewing Irving Stowe Breakfast with Aunt Mary - interview of Irving Stowe

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Greenpeace Foundation fonds

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  • 1968-1985 (Creation)
    Greenpeace Foundation

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2.41 m of textual records and other material

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In 1969 a group of Vancouver area environmentalists, including members of the B.C. Chapter of the Sierra Club, gathered together to form the "Don't Make a Wave Committee" to protest underground nuclear tests being conducted by the United States in the Aleutian Islands. By 1970, the Committee was incorporated. Throughout 1970 and 1971, the Committee addressed a variety of ecological, environmental and social issues: air, water and land contamination, recycling waste, the Skagit Valley flooding and the Vietnam War. The name was officially changed in 1972 to the Greenpeace Foundation. Led by Bob Hunter, the Foundation supported an "anti-whaling" programme in 1974. In 1976 Greenpeace turned its attention to harp seal hunting.

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The fonds consists of financial records, legal documents, reports, correspondence, publications, newsclippings, charts, audio tapes, photographs and ephemera such as flags, banners, posters, scrapbooks and cartoons.

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Includes: 96 photographs, 7 charts, 2 audio reels, 1 audio cassette

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Donated by Mrs. Dorothy Stowe, wife of Irving Stowe, in 1986, 1991, and 1996, with an additional donation by Heinz Ruckemann of Greenpeace in 1989.


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 607"

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