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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
(2 folders)
BOX 118 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (motion picture), 1982
BOX 119 Laws and legislation, 1975-1991
BOX 119 New York State Board of Education, 1978-1985
(2 folders)
BOX 119 Notes, 1984-1992
BOX 119 Petition, 1985
BOX 119 Press
BOX 119 1970-1989
(2 folders)
BOX 120 1990-1995
(1 folder)
BOX 120 Research and alternatives, 1970-1985
(3 folders)
BOX 120Resistance, 1975-1979, circa 1991 See also Container OV 4, Handmade signs
BOX 121 Science fairs, 1980-1989
(4 folders)
BOX 121 Workshops, 1988-1990
BOX 121 Coalition the Abolish the LD50 See also Container 311, Photographs
BOX 121Campaign advertisements, 1981-1987
BOX 121 Coalition action, 1982-1986
(1 folder)
BOX 122 (1 folder)
BOX 122 Coalition meetings, 1982-1986
BOX 122 Correspondence
BOX 122 1977-1984
(5 folders)
BOX 123 1985-1988, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 123 International initiatives, 1977-1987
(2 folders)
BOX 123 Legislation
BOX 123 1977-1983
(3 folders)
BOX 124 1984-1988
(2 folders)
BOX 124 Notes, 1977-1991
(2 folders)
BOX 124 Petition, 1982-1986
(2 folders)
BOX 124 Press, 1977-1991
(2 folders)
BOX 125 (2 folders)
BOX 125 Research and alternatives, 1975-1989, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 126 (4 folders)
BOX 126 Transportation Department, 1980-1984
BOX 126 Workshops
BOX 126 1981
(1 folder)
BOX 127 1982-1986
(2 folders)
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