About this collection

This collection features 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 EarthALARM, and Live Wild or Die!, as well as rich ephemera including calls for action, pamphlets, and primers. The collection is compiled by Bron Taylor, who generously donated hard copies of the publications to the Rachel Carson Center. Ephemera is provided courtesy of Bron Taylor. These are available here as full-text searchable PDFs. In his Virtual Exhibition for the Environment & Society Portal entitled Radical Environmentalism’s Print History: From Earth First! to Wild Earth, Taylor contextualizes this collection while providing an insightful and unique look at the movement and its evolution.

The Rachel Carson Center’s Environment & Society Portal makes archival materials openly accessible for purposes of research and education. Views expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Rachel Carson Center or its partners.

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