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BOX 91-105Animal Rights International, 1976-2002
Material documenting to the administrative functions of Animal Rights International (ARI), the non-profit animal welfare advocacy organization founded by Spira in 1974. Annual progress reports compiled by Spira detailing ARI's significant campaigns and accomplishments are included in this series, as are annual diaries and calendars recording Spira’s daily appointments and actions. Notes, clippings, and writings chronicle Spira's ideas for organizational strategy and planning from 1980 to 1994. Also included is evidence of contributions from consultants, part-time assistants, an advisory committee he nicknamed "Troika," and regular collaborative meetings with other animal welfare activists. To a lesser extent, administrative matters such as the organization’s name registration dispute, postage privileges, various contact lists, staffing, and funding matters can also be found within this series. Researchers should note that information detailing ARI's targeted media campaigns and advertisements can be found in the Laboratory Animal Welfare File, Farm Animal Welfare File, and Alphabetical File.
Annual reports, notes, calendars, diaries, and correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
BOX 91 Activities and achievements, 1987-1991
(2 folders)
BOX 92 Advertising, 1978-1981, 1989-2002 See also Container 241, Same title; See also Container 281, Graham, Mark
BOX 92 Advisory Committee, "Troika," 1986-1988 See also Digital Files, Correspondence
BOX 92 Calendars, 1984-1994
(2 folders)
BOX 92 Contacts, 1978-1998
(1 folder)
BOX 93 (7 folders)
BOX 94 (2 folders)
BOX 94 Dear colleague letters, 1986-1988
BOX 94 Diaries
BOX 94 1979-1982
(3 folders)
BOX 95 1983-1985
(3 folders)
BOX 96 1986-1988
(3 folders)
BOX 97 1989-1991
(3 folders)
BOX 98 1992-1994
(3 folders)
BOX 99 1995-1996
(2 folders)
BOX 99 Financial records, 1985-2000
BOX 99 Grants and proposals, 1986-1998
BOX 99 Lists, 1984-1990
(1 folder)
BOX 100 (1 folder)
BOX 100 Meetings, 1985-1991 See also Container OV 6, Handmade sign,
(6 folders)
BOX 101 (3 folders)
BOX 101 Name registration dispute, 1983
BOX 101 Organizational history and profiles, 1978- circa 1999
BOX 101 Postage privileges, 1988-1991
BOX 101 Progress reports See also Digital Files, Animal Rights International reports
BOX 101 1981-1986
(4 folders)
BOX 102 1986-1988
(8 folders)
BOX 103 1988-1998
(10 folders)
BOX 104 Staffing, 1990-1995
BOX 104 Strategy and planning
BOX 104 1976-1987
(7 folders)
BOX 105 1987-1997
(5 folders)
BOX 105-160Laboratory Animal Welfare, 1956-1998
Material documenting the strategies Spira and Animal Rights International employed to discourage institutional reliance on animals for product testing and experimentation and to encourage adoption of non-animal alternatives. Files reflecting Spira's and Animal Rights International's many campaigns and coalitions targeting specific tests and the use of animals in laboratories comprise the bulk of this series. Campaigns of note include the Coalition to Stop Draize Rabbit Blinding Tests, which targeted Revlon and its use of the Draize test on rabbits; the Coalition to Abolish the Metcalf-Hatch Act, which resulted in the repeal of New York State’s Public Health law allowing use of unclaimed dogs and cats in shelters for research experiments; and the Coalition the Abolish the LD50, which challenged the relevancy of several major corporations’ use of the acute toxicity “death test” to determine lethal dosage of household chemicals. Material documenting Spira’s demonstration against the American Museum of Natural History and its experiments using cats is also included. Files containing correspondence, printed matter, shareholder information, and notes detailing the operations and functions of multinational corporations such as Procter & Gamble Company, Bristol-Myers Company, and Colgate-Palmolive Company illustrate the ways in which Spira and Animal Rights International sought to track animal experimentation and identify targets for campaigns. Files relating to the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, Soap and Detergent Association, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing document Spira's efforts to establish alternatives to animal testing.
Correspondence, notes, printed matter, newspapers clippings, advertisements, photographs, drafts, surveys, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
BOX 105Alternatives See also Container 310, Photographs
BOX 105 Conferences
BOX 105 1980-1989
(2 folders)
BOX 106 1990-1997
(1 folder)
BOX 106 General, 1973-1997
(5 folders)
BOX 107 (6 folders)
BOX 107 Industrial In Vitro Toxicology Group, 1988-1996
BOX 108 Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Baltimore, Md.
BOX 108 1980-1989
(7 folders)
BOX 109 1990-1996
(6 folders)
BOX 110 1997-1998
(1 folder)
BOX 110 Laboratories, 1978-1985, 1994
(3 folders)
BOX 110 Office of Technology Assessment
BOX 110 1983-1985
(2 folders)
BOX 111 1985-1987
(3 folders)
BOX 111 Replacement, reduction, refinement, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
BOX 111 Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, 1985-1988
BOX 111 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science demonstration, New York, N.Y., 1978
BOX 111 American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y. See also Container 310, Photographs
BOX 111 Contact forms, 1976-1977
(1 folder)
BOX 112 (1 folder)
BOX 112 Correspondence, 1975-1978, 1985-1991
(4 folders)
BOX 112 Freedom of Information Act requests, 1961-1978
(6 folders)
BOX 113 (6 folders)
BOX 113 Legislation, 1976-1977
(1 folder)
BOX 114 (1 folder)
BOX 114 Museum executives, 1976-1977
BOX 114 Museum publications, 1965-1978
(3 folders)
BOX 114Notes
BOX 114 1974-1976
(3 folders)
BOX 115 1977-1978
(1 folder)
BOX 115 Notices of research projects, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
BOX 115 Petition, circa 1976
(1 folder)
BOX 116 (4 folders)
BOX 116 Press, 1973-1978, 1991
(3 folders)
BOX 117 (2 folders)
BOX 117Protest and demonstration, 1976-1977 See also Containers OV 2 and OV 4, Photographs and signs
(4 folders)
BOX 117 Shareholders, 1976-1978
BOX 117 Stereotaxic instruments, 1962-1963
BOX 117 Victory, 1977
BOX 117 Animal Utilization Survey, 1991
BOX 117 Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, 1982-1986
BOX 118Coalition to Abolish Classroom Dissection
BOX 118 Background, 1956-1986
(3 folders)
BOX 118 Campaign advertisements, 1985, 1990-1991 See also Container OV 2, Advertisement drafts
(2 folders)
BOX 118 Correspondence, 1978-1992
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