MC 00289 Guide to the Betsy and Tom Giduz Papers, 1977 - 1990

The Historical and General Information series relates to the animal rights movement and the beginning of the movement itself. The Animal Research series offers general information, as well as research on alternative methods of medical and biological research. The Organizations series has information on the various local, national, and international animal rights groups and their causes. The Topical Materials series includes documents on issues that pertain to various forms of animal testing, recreational activities involving animals, and alternative lifestyles; materials relating to education, law, and religion. Finally, the Publications series has editorials, journal articles, and other ephemeral publications produced by various local and national animal rights organizations. The Bibliography includes a list of those serials and monographs located in the books collection that were donated by the Giduz with this collection. The Additions series contains materials added after initial processing that may or may not be duplicated in the foregoing series.
Try experimental container filtering.

Experimental feature. Enter text in the search box to filter/search the container list. Please click here to tell us about your experience with this feature. Feedback

Filter/search the container list:clear No Container Results (Check for highlighting of series/subseries below.)
This series primarily pertains to the origins of the animal rights movement and basic information on the movement itself. It also has a plethora of documents relating to general animal care. The series consists of flyers, pamphlets, advertisements, booklets, posters, and reports from a variety of local, national, and international animal rights groups. The correspondence mainly stems from animal rights groups, but some of the letters are from the Giduz's or other individuals involved in the movement. There are also newspaper, journal, and magazine articles from around the country including The Animals' Agenda, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Raleigh News and Observer, the New York Times, the Chapel Hill Newspaper, and the Washington Post.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Animal Rights Movement History
[Box 1, Folder 2] Animal Rights
[Box 1, Folder 3] General Information, Animals
[Box 1, Folder 4] Animal Care
[Box 1, Folder 5] March for Animals, June 1990
This series documents animal research in general and alternative methods of research. There are ephemeral materials, including papers, bulk mail, pamphlets, flyers, advertisements, newsletters, journal, newspaper, and magazine articles, and other forms of promotional materials produced by different animal rights groups. The folder Animal Research contains two papers: the Animal Rights Protection Society of Orange County's paper entitled "APS Position on Research Laboratory Animals"; and Gul Agha's paper entitled, "Myths and Realities of Animal Experimentation". The folder Alternatives to Animal Research has some abstracts and a bibliography as well. The folder UNC, Crisp List contains two annual reports from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection and computer printouts on different types to testing used on different species of animals.
[Box 1, Folder 6] Animal Research (1 of 5)
[Box 1, Folder 7] Animal Research (2 of 5)
[Box 1, Folder 8] Animal Research (3 of 5)
[Box 1, Folder 9] Animal Research (4 of 5)
[Box 1, Folder 10] Animal Research (5 of 5)
[Box 1, Folder 11] Alternatives to Animal Research
[Box 1, Folder 12] Research, UNC, Crisp List (1 of 2)
[Box 1, Folder 13] Research, UNC, Crisp List (2 of 2)
This series, the largest in the collection, has documents pertaining to the various local, national, and international animal rights groups. Many of the folders contain correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, flyers, and handouts that promote either the organization or the various animal rights issues they are concerned with. Much of the correspondence includes membership letters or is between the Giduz's and various officials of animal rights groups, such as Neal Barnard (president of PCRM ), Nancy Rich ( N.C. Network for Animals), and Ingrid Newkirk ( PETA). Other significant materials include: a paper written by Tom and Betsy Giduz entitled "The Use of Non-Human Animals in Medical Education" created in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; documents on primate research, primarily the Silver Spring Monkeys, associated with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization; photographs and slides from PETA's unauthorized visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Animal Holding Facility in December 1988; and court documents relating to the SETA v. Dr. William D. Huffines, who at the time of the case was Chairman of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This series is arranged alphabetically.
[Box 1, Folder 14] Alliance for Animals (Madison, WI), 2003
[Box 1, Folder 15] American Mixbreed Society
[Box 1, Folder 16] Animal Legal Defense Fund
[Box 1, Folder 17] Animal Liberation Front (ALF)
[Box 1, Folder 18] Animal Protection Institute (API)
[Box 1, Folder 19] Animals and Society Institute, [2005]
[Box 1, Folder 20] Anti-Vivisection Society
[Box 2, Folder 1] Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR)
[Box 2, Folder 2] Culture and Animals Foundation
[Box 2, Folder 3] Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
[Box 2, Folder 4] Fund for Animals
[Box 2, Folder 5] Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
[Box 2, Folder 6] Humans Against Rabbit Exploitation (HARE)
[Box 2, Folder 7] International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
[Box 2, Folder 8] International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR)
[Box 2, Folder 9] Medical Research Modernization Committee (MRMC)
[Box 2, Folder 10] National Alliance for Animal Legislation
[Box 2, Folder 11] National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)
[Box 2, Folder 12] National Association of Nurses Against Vivisection (NARAV)
[Box 2, Folder 13] N.C. Network for Animals
[Box 2, Folder 14] N.C. Network for Animals Newsletters
[Box 2, Folder 15] Pets Are Wonderful Council (PAW)
[Box 3, Folder 1] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
[Box 3, Folder 2] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Primate research
[Box 3, Folder 3] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Photographs
[Box 3, Folder 4] Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) (1 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 5] Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) (2 of 2)
[Box 3, Folder 6] Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Newsletters
[Box 3, Folder 7] Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
[Box 3, Folder 8] Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Adoption Contracts
[Box 3, Folder 9] Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Pamphlets
[Box 3, Folder 10] Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Newsletters
[Box 3, Folder 11] Primarily Primates
[Box 3, Folder 12] Sea Shepherd
[Box 4, Folder 1] Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA)
[Box 4, Folder 2] Trans-Species Unlimited
[Box 4, Folder 3] Voices for Animals
This series contains documents addressing the various issues that concern many animal rights activists. Many of the items, like newspaper, journal, magazine articles, pamphlets, and flyers, discuss the different sides to each issue, and in many cases offer solutions to a particular issue. Much of the correspondence was generated by either the Giduz' or other individuals affiliated with the various animal rights groups. The Cosmetic Testing folder contains some photographs of animal experiments. The folder Dog and Cock Fighting contains a couple of petitions to end the practice. In the Fur and Anti-Trap folder, there are several stickers and bumper sticker that promote a ban on wearing fur. The issues are arranged alphabetically.
This series offers documents that discuss the various forms of protest, dissection in biology classes, and human-animal interactions. It contains a range of teaching materials as well. Most of the documents come in the form of pamphlets, booklets, newspaper and magazine articles, handouts, flyers, and worksheets. In the folder Humane Bibliography, there are two bibliographies on animal abuse, animal rights, and animal welfare. This series is arranged alphabetically.
This series contains research on legal matters pertaining to animals and animal rights protection. The folder Ordinances contains various North Carolina counties' and Jefferson County, Kentucky animal ordinances. The series is arranged alphabetically.
This series includes research on how religion has played a role in the animal rights movement. The documents, like newsletters, pamphlet, magazine articles, and correspondence, in this series were primarily generated by the Unitarian Universalists for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
General Records, 1983 - 1990
[Box 4, Folder 4] Cosmetic Testing
[Box 4, Folder 5] Dog and Cock Fighting
[Box 4, Folder 6] Dog and Horse Racing
[Box 4, Folder 7] Dog Laboratory (1 of 2)
[Box 4, Folder 8] Dog Laboratory (2 of 2)
[Box 4, Folder 9] Factory Farming
[Box 4, Folder 10] Fur and Trapping (1 of 2)
[Box 4, Folder 11] Fur and Trapping (2 of 2)
[Box 4, Folder 1] Hunting
[Box 5, Folder 2] Lethal Dose
[Box 5, Folder 3] Livestock Abuse
[Box 5, Folder 4] Pet Shops/Puppy Mills
[Box 5, Folder 5] Pound Seizures (1 of 2)
[Box 5, Folder 6] Pound Seizures (2 of 2)
[Box 5, Folder 7] Psychological Experiment
[Box 5, Folder 8] Project Wild
[Box 5, Folder 9] Rodeos
[Box 5, Folder 10] Veal
[Box 5, Folder 11] Vegetarianism
[Box 5, Folder 12] Wildlife
[Box 5, Folder 13] Zoos
Education, 1984 - 1989
[Box 5, Folder 14] Civil Disobedience
[Box 5, Folder 15] Children and Animals
[Box 6, Folder 1] Computer and Animals
[Box 6, Folder 2] Curricula
[Box 6, Folder 3] Teaching Materials
[Box 6, Folder 4] Humane Bibliography
[Box 6, Folder 5] Humane Lifestyles
[Box 6, Folder 6] Letter Writing for Animals
Law, 1984 - 1989
[Box 6, Folder 7] Law and Animals
[Box 6, Folder 8] Legislation
[Box 6, Folder 9] Ordinances
[Box 6, Folder 10] Wills and Bequests for Animals
Religion, 1987 - 1990
[Box 6, Folder 11] Religion and Animals
This series contains editorials, journal articles, primarily from journals like National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and The North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ), miscellaneous newsletters from various local animal rights groups, and catalogs that either promote merchandise from a particular organization or products that were not tested on animals. Many of the articles in the folder Editorials are written by Belton P. Mouras (API). The various articles in the folder Medical Journal Articles discuss the authors' position on a topic relating to animal research and its association with medicine. The articles are arranged chronologically by date of publication.
[Box 6, Folder 12] Editorials
[Box 6, Folder 13] Medical Journal Articles
[Box 6, Folder 14] Animal Protection Society Newsletters, March 1987 - October 1987
[Box 6, Folder 15] Farm Sanctuary Newsletters, 1987 - 1990
[Box 6, Folder 16] The Grapevine , Newsletters, March 1990 - April 1991
[Box 7, Folder 1] Miscellaneous Newsletters
[Box 7, Folder 2] Animal Rights Catalogs
[Box 7, Folder 3] Cruelty-Free Catalogs
[Box 7, Folder 4] Pamphlet, "Ten Common Arguments Against Animal Rights Refuted", undated
[Box 7, Folder 5] Magazine, "The Animal's Voice", 1988
This series contains materials that may or may not be duplicated in the foregoing series. The additions include brochures, newsletters, correspondence, flyers, and other items related to animal rights in general and specific issues related to animal rights, such as animal research, vegetarianism, use of fur in fashion, trapping and hunting, responsible farming, and other topics.
[Box 8, Folder 1] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 1987-1990, undated
Topical Materials
[Box 8, Folder 2] Mixed Brochures, 1985-1995
[Box 8, Folder 3] Animal Research, 1982-1989, undated
[Box 8, Folder 4] Animal Research, 1982-1990, undated
[Box 8, Folder 5] Hunting, Trapping, and Fur, 1977-1986, undated
[Box 8, Folder 6] Pet Care and Acquisition, 1983-1986, undated
[Box 8, Folder 7] Animal Fighting and Racing, 1980-1987
[Box 8, Folder 8] Rodeo, 1982-1985
[Box 8, Folder 9] Farm Animals and Factory Farming, 1983-1986, undated
[Box 8, Folder 10] Veal, 1985, undated
[Box 8, Folder 11] Vegetarianism, 1985-1988, undated
[Box 8, Folder 12] Dissection, 1985, undated
[Box 8, Folder 13] Mixed Clippings, 1979-1990, undated
[Box 8, Folder 14] Mixed Clippings, 1978-1989, undated
[Box 8, Folder 15] Law and Legislation, 1981-1986, undated
[Box 8, Folder 16] Organizing, Education, and Outreach, 1985-2001, undated
[Box 8, Folder 17] Organizing, Education, and Outreach, 1983-1985, undated
[Box 8, Folder 18] Events, 1989-1990, undated
[Box 8, Folder 19] Correspondence, 1984-1989, undated
[Box 8, Folder 20] Notes, 1989, undated


Giduz, Tom


4.0 Linear feet 8 archival storage boxes

General Physical Description note

8 archival storage boxes


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.



Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Betsy and Tom Giduz in August, 2000.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Betsy and Tom Giduz, August, 2000.


Processed by: Virginia G. Smith; machine-readable finding aid created by: Virginia G. Smith; updated by: Kelly Clark Policelli, April 2009

Scope and Content Note

The Betsy and Tom Giduz Papers ranges in date primarily from 1981 to 1990. Most of the research contains information from and about local, national, and international animal rights organizations and issues pertaining to biological and medical research. There are also documents about animal care and human-animal interactions. This research comes in the form of newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, various forms of correspondence, handouts, flyers, and a plethora of miscellaneous items, such as posters, stickers, photographs, and slides.

Biographical Note

Betsy and Tom Giduz, residents of Orange County, North Carolina, amassed documents pertaining to animal rights.

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, fax, or our web form.


Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111


(919) 515-2273


(919) 513-1787

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Betsy and Tom Giduz Papers, MC 289, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Access to Collection

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.