People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Research Files 1980-2001

Creator
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Size
78 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00353

Clippings, tear sheets, reprints, offprints, reports, newsletters, copies of articles from magazines and newspapers, and other printed, typescript, or photocopied items compiled by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), from their earliest days through 2001. Among the subjects included are smuggling and poaching, genetic engineering, drug testing, pest control experimentation, alternatives to animal testing, xenografts, transplants, and military use of animals for wound experimentation.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was established in 1980 with offices in Norfolk, Virginia. The organization now extends throughout the world with affiliates in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Italy, Greece, and Australia. Since its establishment it has worked to effect major changes in the treatment of animals by bringing together members of the scientific, judicial, and legislative communities.

Biographical/historical note

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was established in 1980 with offices in Norfolk, Virginia, but now extends throughout the world with affiliates in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Italy, Greece, and Australia. Since its establishment it has worked through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns to effect change in the treatment of animals.

Scope/content

Clippings, tear sheets, reprints, offprints, reports, newsletters, copies of articles from magazines and newspapers, and other printed, typescript, or photocopied items compiled by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), from their earliest days through 2001. The list of subjects in the file index includes smuggling and poaching, genetic engineering, drug testing, pest control experimentation, alternatives to animal testing, xenografts, transplants and military destruction and mutilation of animals for wound experimentation.

The collection has an extensive assembly of information about both "pro animal rights" organizations and about organizations that are regarded as antipathetic to the cause of animals.

Physical description

156 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized into nine series:

  • 1. Anti-Animal Organizations,
  • 2. Pro-Animal Organizations,
  • 3. Progressive Organizations,
  • 4. Experimentation,
  • 5. Genetic Engineering,
  • 6. Pest Control,
  • 7. Confidential Subject Files,
  • 8. Subject Files,
  • 9. Other Files.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Research Files, MC 00353, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of PETA

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, Keith Taylor, Judy Allen Dodson, May 2006

Encoded by Michael Watts, May 2006

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
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Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Research Files, MC 00353, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.