State Archivist: Hank Chapot
Call for Historical Documents
We're currently combing the state for all paper and electronic historical Green Party of California documents and asking for commentary on a variety of topics so that we can create an extensive archival resource for the Green Party of the future.
Please submit your documents for inclusion:
Electronic documents: If you have an electronic version of a document you think should be included, we'd prefer to have it in digital form. Please do not submit the same document electronically and on paper, send us the electronic version if you have one, and if you only have paper, mail us the hardcopy. Do not print out electronic documents and send us the paper copies, as trees are in shorter and shorter supply.
Paper documents: If you have hardcopies of documents you think should be included, we'll need you to mail them to us for sorting and copying.
Don't throw it out! Please contact Hank Chapot to arrange for archiving of your materials.
Donations Graciously Requested Make check payable to "Hank Chapot". Write "CA Green Archives" in the memo field. Mail to: 575 58th St, Oakland CA 94609
Preface The California Green Archives and special collections was formally established in 2000. The archives exists to identify, collect, preserve and make available records of enduring value to green activists, scholars, writers, historians and journalists, and for the future.
Introduction The California Green Archives were founded by Hank Chapot to collect and preserve documents from the early efforts to establish the Green Movement in California. In 1991, I volunteered to save paper documents and related ephemera. I began to save everything I could find as the Greens grew from the Committees of Correspondence to the Green Party of California. As an Activist in the San Francisco Bay Area, I had access to traveling Greens from other states and nations, and I was an early participant in the effort to establish a National Green Party through membership in the Green Politics Network and the Confederation/Association of State Green Parties. Since its formal establishment in the year 2000, I have used two small grants from the Green Network and The GPCA. There are no restrictions on accessing the materials except that they do not leave the premises, currently my home office in Oakland California.
Organizational History A few hundred American political and environmental activists motivated by the success of Die Grunen, the German Green Party, founded the Green Committees of Correspondence in 1984. After a few years of meeting, publishing and corresponding, green activists chose to create a national membership organization called the Green Committees of Correspondence. And there followed the establishment of state green parties and finally, the national Green Party of the USA.
The collection is composed of numerous Series, beginning with foreign platforms, early debate, founding Documents, party and candidate literature, minutes of the CoCs, State party meetings, San Francisco and East Bay Green Parties, Green Politics Network, campaign signs, publications, campaigns, video, audio and miscellaneous ephemera.
Archive Box #1
Archives story. Receipts. First Planetary Green Meeting Rio, 5.31.92, Green Party of Canada 1&2, GP Aotearoa - New Zealand, GP England 1&2, GP Oxford UK, de Grona- Sweden, Groenlinks -Netherlands, Die Grunen, Die Grunen,/Budnis 90,
Archives box #1.1
Greens in the European Parliament 1&2,, Green East-West Dialogue Europe, Russian GP, European federation of Green parties, Green China
Archive Box #1.2
Early Debate - Charlene Spretnak collection -Charlene Spretnak co-authored the book GREEN POLITICS with Fritjoff Capra describing their tour of Green Parties in Europe in 1984 She worked to establish the Green Movement in the USA and participated in a controversial dialogue over the focus and growth of the American Green Movement, GP Historical docs, miscellaneous platforms, manifestos, 1940's Pacifist Literature from the Pacifist Research Bureau, CPUSA, Labor Party usa
Archive Box #2
Candidate literature, California and other states candidate flyers and handouts Party literature, correspondence,
Archive Box #3
SF/Bay Area newsletter Green Consensus 1987-1999, The Green Consensus Newsletter was established by the San Francisco CoC in 1987 and evolved into the Bay Regional newsletter during the voter registration drive and eventually became the State party organ. Green Focus a publication of the Green Party of California -11.5.02, spring 2003, Fall 2003,
Archive Box #4
Publications - Green Horizons (1) published by John Rensenbrink, an organ of the Green Politics Network, - 7.93, 11.93, 2.94, 5/6.94,10/11. 94, 2/3.95, 4/5.95, 5/6.94,10/11 95, 7/96, 3.97, 6.97, 7.97, 9.97,12.97, Green Horizons (2) 6.14.01, V.1 2003, V.2 2003 Global Greens Bulletin -produced by Kent Smith V1.1, V1.2, v1.3, V1.4, Green Politics main publication of the Greens/Green party usa (nee. CoCs) membership organization that remained after split of 1990-92,Summer 92, Fall 92, sp 93, Fall 94, Sp 95, winter 95, Sp 96, summer 96, supplement 96(program, Winter 97, Fall 98, Sp 99, Summer 99, Fall, 2000, Jersey Greens Journal
Archive Box #5
Bumper stickers, buttons, oddities
Archive Box #6
Institute for Social Ecology (Brister collection) V9.1, 9.2, 10.1, 11.2, 15.1,16.1, summer 87, autumn 1998, Green Letter(4), Left Green Network
Archive Box #7
Equal Protection and the wealth primary, Yale Law & Policy review, GP Legal docs, Media Committee, GP press releases, Clippings 84- present 1,2&3, None of the Above
Archive Box #8
Archive Box #9
Green Synthesis -published in Los Angeles, California.
Synthesis Regeneration published by Don Fitz in Kansas City vol. 4,5,6,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20, 21,23,
Archives Box #10
Buttons, cassette, videos
Flat Box #2
Various Cassette, video recordings
Records Box #1 GPCA
Membership lists CA 1&2, - platforms for vote -Fullerton 92, Locals analysis, platform WG-92, Population WG, GPCA Economics WG, California meeting minutes 1, 2 & 3, agenda-1990 forward unsorted - Meeting Packets, Oakland State meet 4-92, Santa Cruz St. Meet -8/91, Santa Barbara meet, Fullerton meet, Coordinating Committee 1 & 2, 94 campaigns, media committee 1992-95, S. Strykers Green Politics course 1992, Siloists, San Francisco Green CoCs, SF Green Party, Green Party Lit, Green California, Steve Saint lit, Marin co GP, San Diego GP, Santa Cruz Greens, Yolo Greens, San Fernando, LA Greens/Party/Santa Monica, Contra Costa County Green Party, LA GP, SLO-Santa Barbara GP, Nevada County Green alliance/Party, Humboldt, County GP, Sacramento Co, Sonoma Co, Mendocino County, San Mateo Co., Fresno Co, GPCA Campaign and Candidate WG, New Mexico GP, GP Alaska
Records Box #1.1 GPCA
Restructuring, Bylaws 1&2, Organizing materials, Results, Analysis, Green Party of California Platforms 91 -96 - 98, Platform summaries, platform work - L.Livoti set - voting, analysis, 7/92, platform WG 92-93, proposed planks, Green Econ WG Bay Area, Population
Records Box #2 GP SF and Alameda Co.
Alameda County Green Party voters guides(6&11 92, 6&11 94, 3 96, 6&11 98, 3&11 2000, 3&11 2002, 10,2003 ), Women's Caucus - CA, ACGP bylaws & procedures, East Bay Green Alliance newsletter 1986-90, EBGA platform 1988, EBGA general info, Greening of the West Nevada City - 1988, Greening California Jones Gulch - 1990, Qualifications(Q) Group, Oakland GP, Berkeley Lorax, Audie Bock - 1st Green in Ca Legislature, Bay Area Regional Green Party, East Bay Green Party, ACGP General info, ACGP County Council, minutes(3), Petra Kelly, ACGP miscellaneous, Progressive Alliance of Alameda County 1996, Selected Bibliography 1992, Readings from S. Stryker Green Politics course at UC Berkeley, 1991.
San Francisco Green COC, various bylaws, Media Committee, misc. locals publications, Contra Costa GP, Sacramento Green, Bob Brister's Gpusa collection,
Records Box #2.1
Green CoC's 85-92, Green Party Organizing Committee (3), Green Gathering Aug 1989 Eugene Or, Green Gathering Aug 1991- West Va, Greens/Gpusa - Green Program 7/91, 8/93, G/Gpusa platform 2000, Green Program Committee, G/Gpusa 1&2, G/Gpusa 1996 FEC filing Greens, g Green entrepreneurs,
Records Box #3 National
Green Parties of the Americas 1991, Green Parties of the West 2/93, Heartland GPN, New Politics 94 (conf. in Oakland CA), 40 states GPs, Green Politics Network 1 and 2 - GPN membership forms, GPN NEWS, ASGP platform 2000 draft, Green Pages, Song of the Frog (GPN&GN) 95-2003, ASGP coordination, ASGP 2001, ASGP platforms, Green Pages ASGP -GPUS, Green Gathering 95 Albuquerque, Green Gathering 96 UCLA, Third Parties 96, New Mexico, AK, Hawaii, Florida, Rhode Island, Nader Campaign 96, Nader acceptance speech published, GPUS fundraising letters, GPUS official platform, convention 2000, article reprints - Hi, Fla, NM, Rh Isl,
Records Box #4
IPPN, Toler, FIJA, Progressive Alliance of Alameda Co. Proportional Representation, My campaigns, Critical Mass, Redwood Justice, n weird stuff, War 2002-3. Magazine boxes- Green Letter, Ballot Access News
Records Box #5
Miscellaneous clippings, unsorted
Records Box #6
Clippings, magazine newspaper, Nader LaDuke 2000 unsorted
Records Box #7
Clippings, magazine newspaper, posters, unsorted, Redwood Justice/Earth First, Jerry Brown in Oakland, backlash, Camejo for Guv, Urban Warrior, Oakland Ca.
Thanks so far: Joan, Charlene, Mike, Bob, Kent, Kevin, Craig, Elise, the Alameda and San Francisco locals, the GPCA and all itinerant Greens.