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   Animal Advocates Oral History Collection, 1999-2004

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Oral history interview with ____________ (year), Animal Advocates Oral History Collection, on pages ___ in the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Abstract

The Animal Advocates Oral History Collection contains fourteen interviews conducted between 1999 and 2004 with individuals who were involved in different areas of the movement to protect animals. The project sought to examine the genesis and development of ethical frameworks regarding the treatment of animals, the trajectories of different collective actions, how the movements of the 1970s and 1980s continued or differed from earlier movements for the treatment of animals, and the role that individuals played in shaping the movement. Aspects of animal protection discussed in the interviews include animal shelters, opposition to vivisection and scientific testing on animals, treatment of agricultural animals, and environmentalism. Common themes addressed include connections between violence towards animals and violence towards humans, connections with other social justice movements, vegetarianism and veganism, interactions between different organizations, and the religious and ethical backgrounds of narrators.

At a Glance

Call No.:Animal Advocates Oral History Collection
Bib ID:11731690 View CLIO record
Title:Animal Advocates Oral History Collection, 1999-2004
Physical description:Transcripts: 14 volumes; Sound recordings: 77 sound cassettes; Sound recordings: 4 compact disks; Attachments to interviews: 3.5 Linear ft.; 110 Gigabytes
Language(s):In English
Access: Transcripts and attachments are located onsite. Interview audio cassettes and compact disks are located offsite. Access: Open.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Interviews are arranged alphabetically by narrator's last name.

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Description

Scope and Content

The Animal Advocates Oral History Collection contains fourteen interviews with individuals who were involved in different areas of the movement to protect animals. The interviews largely focus on activities during the 1970s and 1980s, but there is also significant analysis of connections with earlier advocacy for animals and commentary on issues at the time of the interviews. Aspects of animal protection discussed include animal shelters, opposition to vivisection and scientific testing on animals, vegetarianism and veganism, treatment of agricultural animals, and environmentalism. Common themes addressed include connections between violence towards animals and violence towards humans, connections with other social justice movements, interactions between different organizations, and the religious and ethical backgrounds of narrators. There is a particular focus on activities of people and organizations in New England. Many interviews include photographs and supplemental material, such as books, publications from animal rights organizations, writings by narrators, and other ephemera. In 2015-2016, digital audio was created from all interview cassettes.

Interviewees in the collection are Willard Anderson, Theadora Capaldo, Robert Cummings, Ann Cottrell Free, Walter Kilroy, John F. Kullberg, Carter Luke, Sandra Rae Larson, Jim Mason, F. Barbara Orlans, Tom Regan, Margaret "Peggy" Moreland Stathos, Ethel Thurston, and Peter Singer.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 Transcripts and attachments are located onsite. Interview audio cassettes and compact disks are located offsite.

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Access: Open.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright by Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2016.

Preferred Citation

Oral history interview with ____________ (year), Animal Advocates Oral History Collection, on pages ___ in the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Columbia Center for Oral History Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Finding aid written by David A. Olson, compiling description accompanying transcripts and additional description by Deidre B. Flowers, 2016.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 15, 2016 Finding aid written in English. Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    2016-03-15 xml document instance created by David A. Olson

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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InterviewsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oral historiesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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American Fund for Alternatives to Animal ResearchPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal industry--Moral and ethical aspectsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal rightsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal rights activists--InterviewsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal rights movementPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal sheltersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal welfarePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beauty without Cruelty USA (Organization)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Laboratory animalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Anti-Vivisection Society (Great Britain)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New England Anti-Vivisection SocietyPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
People for the Ethical Treatment of AnimalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Veganism--Moral and ethical aspectsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vegetarianism--Moral and ethical aspectsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
VivisectionPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World Society for the Protection of AnimalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Animal Advocates Oral History Project was conducted between 1999 and 2004 to document the activities of individuals and organizations that had fought for the protection of animals in the preceding decades. The 1970s and 1980s saw the publication of groundbreaking books, new articulations of ethical frameworks, and increased national publicity for animal rights and protection. The project was undertaken by the non-profit organization Recording Animal Advocacy as the movement entered a more introspective phase in the 1990s, and members began asking questions about their past that traditional archival sources did not readily address. The project sought to examine the genesis and development of ethical frameworks, the trajectories of different collective actions, how the movements of the 1970s and 1980s continued or differed from earlier movements for the treatment of animals, and the role that individuals played in shaping the movement.

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