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Evanoff (Mark) Papers
BANC MSS 99/295  
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Description
This collection documents Mark Evanoff's interest and involvement in opposing the proliferation of nuclear reactors, primarily in California during the 1970s and 1980s. Materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, legislation, testimony, newsletters, group organizing resources, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera by numerous anti-nuclear activist individuals and organizations, energy companies, and local and federal agencies.
Background
Mark Evanoff is an anti-nuclear environmental activist who advocated for opposition to nuclear proliferation, nuclear reactors and the global nuclear arms race, primarily in California during the 1970s and 1980s. Evanoff and other grassroots anti-nuclear activists sought to continue the battle to prevent nuclear power plants from being built in California and elsewhere following the successful citizen lead action movement which lobbied against a planned nuclear power plant in Bodega Bay, California from 1958-1964. Working with numerous local and global anti-nuclear groups, mostly with the Abalone Alliance and the Friends of the Earth in opposing the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Evanoff participated in protest actions, mobilized activists and prepared groups for non-violent civil disobedience training and legal defense, wrote, collected and disseminated educational literature and resources about nuclear power and disarmament, and wrote articles for Friends of the Earth's "Not Man Apart" publication. Evanoff was arrested twice for participating in blockades at Diablo Canyon and later served as consultant to the California Public Utilities Commission, weighing in on seismic factors and their potential to affect the sustainability of the plant. Evanoff received a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies at Sonoma State University in 1976 and a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University at Hayward in 1977. He continued to work on environmental advocacy throughout his life.
Extent
18.65 linear feet (13 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html
Availability
Collection is open for research.