Great Lakes Greenpeace Collection
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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:
Box number, Folder number and/or title, Great Lakes Greenpeace Collection, MSS 264, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library
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These files are materials collected by and produced by Great Lakes Greenpeace. The 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).
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 Foundation. In 1975, this group began working toward a 10-year moratorium on whaling and protection of the harp seal.
|1||1||Loss-of-Fluid Test Project|
|2||Nuclear Power Costs|
|3||Southwest Fisheries Center Administrative Report No. LJ-77-27|
|4||Seals & sealing|
|5||Pirate whaling (non-I.W.C.)|
|8||Greenpeace whale information releases|
|11||Gray Whale Campaign, 1980 – Eugene, Oregon|
|13||Whale press clippings|
|14||Whale information (1)|
|15||Whale information (2)|
|2||16||Whale information (3)|
|17||International Whaling Commission|
|20||Dolphins / tuna issue|
|21||Dolphins – Iki Island issue|