About this collection

An expanding archive of journals, pamphlets and other ephemera from the Earth First! Movement and its many offshoots. The environmentalist group Earth First! was founded in 1980 on the idea that every life form and ecosystem has a right to live and flourish regardless of human interests. Shortly after, it began its flagship journal, Earth First!. Divergent perspectives within the movement led to new publications such as Wild Earth, ALARM and Live Wild or Die!, as well as a rich collection of ephemera. In his essay for the Environment & Society Portal, Bron Taylor introduces the history and watershed moments of the movement. The collection has been digitized to provide full-text searchable PDFs and offers an insightful and unique look at the movement and its evolution.