Culture and Animals Foundation Records 1985-2001

Creator
Culture and Animals Foundation
Size
7.6 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
MC 00320

The Culture and Animals Foundation Records contains historical and financial records, correspondence, programs, grant applications, and artistic portfolios dating from 1985 to the present. The Culture and Animals Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit, cultural organization committed to fostering the growth of intellectual and artistic endeavors united by a positive concern for animals. Founded in 1985 by Nancy and Tom Regan, the CAF exists to expand understanding and appreciation of animals--improving the ways in which they are treated and their standing in human society.

Biographical/historical note

Founded in 1985 by Tom Regan and Nancy Regan, the Culture and Animals Foundation (CAF) seeks to promote animal rights through art. It supports three interrelated projects, the Research Program, the Creativity Program, and the Performance Program. Scholars, artists, and musicians whose work supports animals can apply for funding through CAF. In addition, each year, CAF hosts Triangle Animal Awareness, a conference that includes lectures, performances, and exhibits, all relating to animals.

Scope/content

This collection spans the period from 1985 to 2001. The collection includes organizational documents such as minutes and annual reports, correspondence, brochures, and portfolios relating to Triangle Animal Awareness, grant proposals, artist portfolios, and general correspondence. There is also a small video and audio collection of some of the Triangle Animal Awareness performances. The Organizational Documents series contains documents relating to the broad interests of the Foundation. The Triangle Animal Awareness, organized by year, contains documents relating to the annual festival. The Correspondence series contains general organizational correspondence, mostly written by or to Tom Regan. The Artists series contains materials sent by artists, musicians, or scholars for consideration by the Foundation. The Grants series contains proposals, acceptances, and rejections of grants that were both given by the Foundation or given to the Foundation by other agencies. The Special Projects series contains information regarding a few of the major collaboration in which the Foundation worked. The Audio Visual Materials series contains video and audio tapes of performances during Triangle Animal Awareness or of artists who performed during that event.

Physical description

15 archival storage box, 1 flatfolder

Arrangement

The collection is divided into nine series: Organizational Documents, Triangle Animal Awareness, Correspondence, Artists, Grants, Special Projects, Audio-Visual Materials, Artifacts, and Oversized Documents. Several items in the collection have been cross-referenced.

Use of these materials

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Culture and Animals Foundation Records, MC 00320, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Consult Manuscripts file for Tom Regan Collection, MC 236. This collection was extracted from the Tom Regan Collection and created as a separate collection during processing of the Regan collection.

Gift of Tom Regan in October, 2000.

Organizational Documents
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains the general information regarding the Culture and Animals Foundation (CAF) dating from 1985-1996. In addition to minutes, annual reports, and financial statements, it also contains information on the Advisory Board Members, fundraising and donations, and public relations.

1 archival box

By-laws and Articles of Incorporation
Box 1, Folder 1
Minutes, 1987-1996
Box 1, Folder 2
Annual Report, 1987-1997
Box 1, Folder 3
Advisory Board
Aycock - Forti
Box 1, Folder 4
Harris - Wagner
Box 1, Folder 5
Finances
1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 6
1988-1989
Box 1, Folder 7
1990-1991
Box 1, Folder 8
1992-1993
Box 1, Folder 9
1994-1995
Box 1, Folder 10
1996
Box 1, Folder 11
Tax-Exempt Status
Box 1, Folder 12
Fundraising
General
Box 1, Folder 13
Triangle United Way
Box 1, Folder 14
Donations
Knight Painting
Box 1, Folder 15
Levin Estate
Box 1, Folder 16
Advertising
Box 1, Folder 17
Brochures (See also Legal Box MC320.12.5)
Box 1, Folder 18
Public Relations
Box 1, Folder 19
Public Relations
Box 1, Folder 20
Congressional Declaration
Box 1, Folder 21
Newsletters (June 1992)
Box 1, Folder 22
General Press (See also Oversize MC320.12.6)
Box 1, Folder 23
General Photos
Box 1, Folder 24
Triangle Animal Awareness
Size: 2.5 linear feet

This annual festival has been held in Raleigh since 1986. It is also referred to as the Spoleto Festival for the Animals, and this umbrella event also includes the Compassionate Living Fair and the Ecumenical Blessing of the Animals. Scholars and activists prominent in the animal rights movement are invited to give lectures. In addition, art exhibitions have been held and special performances have been given.

Past highlights include Rue McClanahan, River Phoenix, Andrew Linzey, Sue Coe, Country Joe McDonald, Rachel Rosenthal, and Robert Rauschenberg. Organized by year, this series includes general documents, correspondence, participant portfolios, and press coverage.

5 archival boxes

General, no date
Box 2, Folder 1
1986
General
Box 2, Folder 2
Participants (See also MC320.13)
Box 2, Folder 3
Animalscapes Art Exhibit
Box 2, Folder 4
Fundraising
Box 2, Folder 5
Press
Box 2, Folder 6
1987
General
Box 2, Folder 7
Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 8
Participants
Buyukmuchi - Lansbury
Box 2, Folder 9
McDonald - Watson (See also MC320.13)
Box 2, Folder 10
Animalscapes Art Exhibit (See also MC320.13)
Box 2, Folder 11
Press (See also MC320.12.3)
Box 2, Folder 12
1988
General
Box 2, Folder 13
Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 14
Participants
Coe, Sue
Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 15
Press (See also MC320.12.3)
Box 2, Folder 16
Jordana, Michaele
Box 2, Folder 17
Linzey, Andrew
Box 2, Folder 18
Reflected Innocence (See also MC320.13)
Box 2, Folder 19
Rifkin, Jeremy and Robbins, John
Box 2, Folder 20
Press
Box 2, Folder 21
1989
General (See also Oversized Folder MC320.15 and Box MC320.13)
Box 3, Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 2
Donations
Box 3, Folder 3
Participants
Lawrence, Elizabeth Atwood; McClanahan, Rue; Scott, Ron; Winter, Paul
Box 3, Folder 4
Klein, Maxine
Box 3, Folder 5
Lappe, Frances Moore
Box 3, Folder 6
Linzey, Andrew
Box 3, Folder 7
Unti, Bernard
Box 3, Folder 8
Compassionate Living Fair
Box 3, Folder 9
Press (See also MC320.12.3)
Box 3, Folder 10
Photos
General
Box 3, Folder 11
Participants
Box 3, Folder 12
Blessing of the Animals
Box 3, Folder 13
Negatives
Box 3, Folder 14
1990
General (See also Oversized Folder MC320.15)
Box 4, Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 2
Participants
Adams - Icke
Box 4, Folder 3
Kalechosky - Rosen
Box 4, Folder 4
Coe, Sue (See also Oversized Folder MC320.15)
Box 4, Folder 5
Library Exhibit
Box 4, Folder 6
Donations
Box 4, Folder 7
Press (See also MC320.12.3)
Box 4, Folder 8
1991
General
Box 4, Folder 9
Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 10
Participants
Box 4, Folder 11
Rauschenberg Exhibit
Box 4, Folder 12
Press
Box 4, Folder 13
1992
General (See also Box MC 320.12.3)
Box 4, Folder 14
Participants (See also MC320.13)
Box 4, Folder 15
1993
General (See also Box MC320.12.3)
Box 4, Folder 16
Participants (See also Box MC320.13
Box 4, Folder 17
1994
General
Box 5, Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 2
Participants
Barnard, Neal
Box 5, Folder 3
Bauston, Gene and Lori; Cartmil, Matt
Box 5, Folder 4
Coe, Sue; Harris, Jim (See also MC320.13)
Box 5, Folder 5
Kheel, Marti
Box 5, Folder 6
Kumin, Maxine; MacGillis, Miriam
Box 5, Folder 7
Fundraising
Box 5, Folder 8
Press (See also Box MC320.12.3)
Box 5, Folder 9
1995
General
Box 5, Folder 10
Participants
Box 5, Folder 11
Welcome Speech
Box 5, Folder 12
1996
General
Box 5, Folder 13
Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 14
Participants
Box 5, Folder 15
1997
General
Box 6, Folder 1
Correspondence
Box 6, Folder 2
Participants
Buettinger, Craig; Campbell, T. Colin; Derby, Pat; DeRose, Chris; Gendin, Sidney
Box 6, Folder 3
Rosenthal, Rachel; Unti, Bernard
Box 6, Folder 4
Speeches
Box 6, Folder 5
1998
General
Box 6, Folder 6
Correspondence
Box 6, Folder 7
Participants (See also Box MC320.13)
Box 6, Folder 8
Welcome Speech
Box 6, Folder 9
1999
General (See also Box MC320.12.3)
Box 6, Folder 10
Correspondence
Box 6, Folder 11
Participants
Hindi, Steve; Goodwin, John; Jones, Susan
Box 6, Folder 12
Lyman, Howard; Nagler, Michael; Phillips, Carl; Ryder, Richard
Box 6, Folder 13
2001
General
Box 6, Folder 14
Welcome Speech
Box 6, Folder 15
Correspondence
Size: 1 linear foot

This correspondence series consists of letters relating to Foundation activities, fundraising, and communication between members. The majority of correspondence is either written by or to Tom Regan in his capacity as chair of the Foundation. There is also a significant amount of correspondence written to other animal rights organizations, including the North Carolina Network for the Animals, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Humane Society.

2 archival boxes

January-August, 1985
Box 7, Folder 1
September-October, 1985
Box 7, Folder 2
November-December, 1985
Box 7, Folder 3
January, 1986
Box 7, Folder 4
February, 1986
Box 7, Folder 5
March-June, 1986
Box 7, Folder 6
July-August, 1986
Box 7, Folder 7
September-December, 1986
Box 7, Folder 8
January-May, 1987
Box 7, Folder 9
June-December, 1987
Box 7, Folder 10
January-February, 1988
Box 7, Folder 11
March-April, 1988
Box 7, Folder 12
May-June, 1988
Box 7, Folder 13
July-September, 1988
Box 7, Folder 14
October-December, 1988
Box 7, Folder 15
January-May, 1989
Box 8, Folder 1
June-December, 1989 (See also Box MC320.12.4)
Box 8, Folder 2
January-February, 1990
Box 8, Folder 3
March-May, 1990
Box 8, Folder 4
June-August, 1990
Box 8, Folder 5
September-December, 1990
Box 8, Folder 6
January-May, 1991
Box 8, Folder 7
June-December, 1991
Box 8, Folder 8
January-March, 1992
Box 8, Folder 9
April-August, 1992
Box 8, Folder 10
September-December, 1992
Box 8, Folder 11
1993
Box 8, Folder 12
January-February, 1994
Box 8, Folder 13
March-July, 1994
Box 8, Folder 14
August-December, 1994
Box 8, Folder 15
1995
Box 8, Folder 16
1996
Box 8, Folder 17
1997
Box 8, Folder 18
1999
Box 8, Folder 19
2000
Box 8, Folder 20
Artists
Size: 0.5 linear feet

One of the Foundation's primary missions is to support artists who feature animals in their work. Often, the Foundation received portfolios from artists. This series contains those portfolios that are not linked to grants or Triangle Animal Awareness. In addition, this series contains exhibit catalogs and a collection of slides of prominent works that feature animals. In addition to visual arts, the Foundation also supported musicians, scholars, and playwrights that feature animals, and portfolios from these individuals are also included in this series.

1 archival box

Prominent Works
Box 9, Folder 1
Art, no name
Box 9, Folder 2
Exhibit Catalog
Box 9, Folder 3
Artists
Brenner, Werner; Climo; Culbertson, Janet; Dingle, Kim
Box 9, Folder 4
Erickson, Nancy
Box 9, Folder 5
Gigliotti, Carol
Box 9, Folder 6
Harrison, Jan; Keane, Margaret; Buffet, Guy; Lasson, Jeanette; Murrill, Gwynn; Powers, Patricia; Salvucci, Richard; Waldmire, Robert; Wesson, Scott
Box 9, Folder 7
Lowe, Jean
Box 9, Folder 8
Musicians
Portfolios 1987-1992
Box 9, Folder 9
Herzog, Edward
Box 9, Folder 10
Kronos Quartet
Box 9, Folder 11
PETA Album
Box 9, Folder 12
Scholars
Copeland, Marion
Box 9, Folder 13
Playwrights
Davis, Gavan (See also MC320.13)
Box 9, Folder 14
Grants
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Beyond the Triangle Animal Awareness Festival, the other way that the Foundation fulfills its mission is through financial support to artists, scholars, musicians, events, and organizations that supported animal rights. Included in this series, under the Grants From subseries are grant proposals and correspondence relating to these grants given by the Foundation. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation also seeks grants to fund its many activities. Included in the Grants To subseries are grant proposals and correspondence relating to these grants that the Foundation sought to receive.

1 archival box

Grants From CAF
Accepted 1987
Box 10, Folder 1
Denied 1987
Box 10, Folder 2
Accepted 1988
Box 10, Folder 3
Accepted--Sarty, Ellie 1988
Box 10, Folder 4
Denied 1988
Box 10, Folder 5
Denied--Card/Comtois 1988
Box 10, Folder 6
Accepted 1989
Box 10, Folder 7
Denied 1989
Box 10, Folder 8
Accepted 1990
Box 10, Folder 9
Denied 1990
Box 10, Folder 10
Accepted 1991
Box 10, Folder 11
Accepted 1992
Box 10, Folder 12
Denied 1992
Box 10, Folder 13
Denied 1993
Box 10, Folder 14
Accepted 1994
Box 10, Folder 15
Accepted 1995
Box 10, Folder 16
Accepted 1996
Box 10, Folder 17
Miscellaneous, No Date
Box 10, Folder 18
Grants To CAF
1988
Box 10, Folder 19
1989
Box 10, Folder 20
1990
Box 10, Folder 21
1991
Box 10, Folder 22
1992
Box 10, Folder 23
1993
Box 10, Folder 24
1997
Box 10, Folder 25
1998
Box 10, Folder 26
Special Projects
Size: 1 linear foot

This series contains information regarding events that the organization was involved in, often in a sponsor role, but not as the primary sponsor. Advertising, press, and some correspondence are in these files.

2 archival boxes

General
Half box 11, Folder 1
American Philosophical Association
Half box 11, Folder 2
Animals in the Arts and Humanities
Half box 11, Folder 3
Animal Nation
Half box 11, Folder 4
Animal Rights: New Strategies for the 1990s
Half box 11, Folder 5
Fact or Fiction
Half box 11, Folder 6
Good News for Animals Conference
Half box 11, Folder 7
The Wholeness Center
Half box 11, Folder 8
Legal sized documents; referenced in files
Articles of Incorporation
Legal box 12, Folder 1
Advisory Board
Legal box 12, Folder 2
Triangle Animal Awareness
Legal box 12, Folder 3
Correspondence
Legal box 12, Folder 4
Brochure Proofs
Legal box 12, Folder 5
General Press
Legal box 12, Folder 6
Audio-Visual Materials
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains tapes of performances either during Triangle Animal Awareness or by performers who later participated in Triangle Animal Awareness. There is also a Public Service Announcement.

1 archival box

Art Show 1987
Legal box 13, Folder 1
McLibel: Two Worlds Collide
Legal box 13, Folder 2
Country Joe McDonald Concert
Legal box 13, Folder 3
The Others - Rachel Rosenthal
Legal box 13, Folder 4
Public Service Announcement Spoleto Festival for the Animals Rue McClanahan
Legal box 13, Folder 5
Montana Logging and Ballet Company 1989
Legal box 13, Folder 6
Music Festival 1993
Legal box 13, Folder 7
Reflected Innocence 1988
Legal box 13, Folder 8
Animals in Art Mark Braunstein 1992
Legal box 13, Folder 9
Bite the Hand Gavan Davis
Legal box 13, Folder 10
Expressing - For Animals and the Earth, Jim Harris and Janice Brungo
Legal box 13, Folder 11
Expressing Jim Harris (1 of 2)
Legal box 13, Folder 12
Expressing Jim Harris (2 of 2)
Legal box 13, Folder 13
Reflected Innocence (cassette)
Legal box 13, Folder 14
Artifacts
Framed, cross-stitched Foundation logo
Box 14, Folder 1
Oversized Documents
Triangle Animal Awareness poster 1989
Box 15, Folder 1
Triangle Animal Awareness poster 1990
Box 15, Folder 2
Sue Coe print 1990
Box 15, Folder 3
Poster for SAGE festival
Box 15, Folder 4
Unprocessed Materials Undated
Unprocessed Records undated
Folder 16

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Culture and Animals Foundation Records, MC 00320, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

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.