Animal Rights Network Oral History Collection 1999-2002

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Animal Rights Network
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 card box, 1 box)
Call number
MC 00582
Access to materials

Collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room only; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Duplications cannot be provided. One exception to this policy are the interviews with Dr. Michael W. Fox.

This collection is comprised of oral history interviews (with transcriptions included) with four leaders of the animal protection movement: Christine Stevens, John A. Hoyt, Michael W. Fox, and Roger A. Caras.

Biographical/historical note

This collection of oral histories was assembled by the Animal Rights Network. In 1979, several Connecticut-based animal rights activists withdrew from Friends of Animals, Inc., to found the Animal Rights Network (ARN). ARN joined forces with the animal rights magazine Agenda, and together they worked to unite local, national, and international animal rights groups to achieve common goals. ARN's main objectives incorporated the central issues confronting the animal rights movement. These objectives included live animal experimentation, exploitation of animals for sport and entertainment, intensive breeding and slaughter of domestic animals for food, and irresponsible pet ownership. The group used its financial resources to develop advertising campaigns and publications in order to educate the public about animal rights issues. In 2001, the board of directors determined that the role of ARN as a movement building and networking tool was no longer necessary, and formed a new organization called the Institute for Animals and Society (IAS) to advance animal advocacy issues in public policy development by conducting scholarly research and analysis, providing education and training, and fostering cooperation with other social justice movements and interests. IAS merged with Society and Animals Forum to create the Animals and Society Institute in 2005.

In 1980, the ARN published Agenda, a journal of animal liberation, and the Animal Rights Network News, a newsletter that published news and events related to the animal rights movement. A year later, the publications merged under the title Agenda. In 1985, the publication's title changed to The Animals' Agenda. In 1997, the magazine merged with The Animals' Voice, but retained the name The Animals' Agenda.

Scope/content

This collection is comprised of oral history interviews (with transcriptions included) with four leaders of the animal protection movement: Christine Stevens, John A. Hoyt, Michael W. Fox, and Roger A. Caras.

The interviews with Christine Stevens (1918-2002) are from 1999, and were conducted by Jill Howard Church and Diane Beers. Stevens founded the Animal Welfare Insitute in 1951 and was its president until her death.

The interviews with John A. Hoyt (1932-2012) are from 2000-2002, and were conducted by Kim Stallwood. Hoyt was the president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States from 1970 to 1996.

The interviews with Dr. Michael W. Fox are from 2000-2001, and were conducted by Kim Stallwood. Fox is a scientist, author, and veterinarian who previously served as the vice president of the Humane Society of the United States.

The interviews with Roger A. Caras (1928-2001) are from 2000, and were conducted by Kim Stallwood. Caras was the president of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) from 1991 to 1999.

It is not known who transcribed the interviews.

Portions of some of the oral histories may have been published in the Animals' Agenda.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series: 1. Tapes, 2. Interview Transcript Files.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Animal Rights Network Oral History Collection, MC 00582, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Purchased from the Animal Rights Network, 2003 (Accession no. 2015.0295)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, February 2018; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gwynn Thayer, February 2018.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Tapes 1999-2002
Christine Stevens Interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side A November 4th,1999

Digital copy exists. Access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Card box 1, Cassette 1
Christine Stevens Interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side B November 4th, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 1
Christine Stevens Oral History Side A November 5th, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 2
Christine Stevens Oral History Side B November 5th, 1999
Size: 1 File
Card box 1, Cassette 2
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side A October 22nd,1999
Card box 1, Cassette 3
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side B October 22nd, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 3
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side A October 21st, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 4
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Jill Howard Church Side B October 21st, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 4
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Diane Beers Side A March 16th,1999
Card box 1, Cassette 5
Christine Stevens Oral History interviewed by Diane Beers Side B March 16th, 1999
Card box 1, Cassette 5
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A May 10th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 6
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B May 10th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 6
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A May 17th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 7
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B May 17th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 7
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A May 24th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 8
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B May 24th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 8
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A July 26th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 9
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B July 26th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 9
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A July 19th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 10
Roger Caras Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B July 19th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 10
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A October 11th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 11
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B October 11th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 11
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A October 20th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 12
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B October 20th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 12
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A April 19th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 13
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B April 19th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 13
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side A May 24th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 14
Michael W. Fox Oral History interviewed by Kim W. Stallwood Side B May 24th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 14
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A October 17th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 15
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side B October 17th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 15
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A December 6th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 16
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side B December 6th, 2000
Card box 1, Cassette 16
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A March 29th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 17
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side B March 29th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 17
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A May 31st, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 18
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side B May 31st, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 18
John Hoyt and Michael W. Fox Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A November 8th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 19
John Hoyt and Michael W. Fox Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side B November 8th, 2001
Card box 1, Cassette 19
John Hoyt Oral History Interview by Kim W. Stallwood Side A Only May 2nd, 2002
Card box 1, Cassette 20
Interview Transcript Files 1999-2002
Christine Stevens Interviewed by Diane Beers and Jill Howard Church 1999
Box 2, Folder 1
Transcript of Interview with Christine Stevens November 4th, 1999
Box 2, Folder 2
Transcript of Interview with Christine Stevens November 5th, 1999
Box 2, Folder 3
Transcript of Interview with Christine Stevens October 22nd, 1999
Box 2, Folder 4
Transcript of Interview with Christine Stevens October 21st, 1999
Box 2, Folder 5
Transcript of Interview with Christine Stevens March 16th, 1999
Box 2, Folder 6
Transcript of Interview with Roger Caras May 10th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 7
Transcript of Interview with Roger Caras May 17th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 8
Transcript of Interview with Roger Caras May 24th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 9
Transcript of Interview with Roger Caras July 26th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 10
Transcript of Interview with Roger Caras July 19th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 11
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox October 11th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 12
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox October 20th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 13
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox April 19th, 2001
Box 2, Folder 14
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox May 24th, 2001
Box 2, Folder 15
Transcript of Interview with John Hoyt October 17th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 16
Transcript of Interview with John Hoyt December 6th, 2000
Box 2, Folder 17
Transcript of Interview with John Hoyt March 29th, 2001
Box 2, Folder 18
Transcript of Interview with John Hoyt May 31st, 2001
Box 2, Folder 19
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox and John Hoyt November 8th, 2001
Box 2, Folder 20
Transcript of Interview with Dr. Michael W. Fox November 8th, 2001
Box 2, Folder 21

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room only; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Duplications cannot be provided. One exception to this policy are the interviews with Dr. Michael W. Fox.

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

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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Animal Rights Network Oral History Collection, MC 00582, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.