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Collection Overview

Title: Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles, Inc. Collection, 1960-1992Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1972-1989

ID: URB/ZPG

Primary Creator: Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles, Inc. (1960-1989)

Extent: 13.49 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Printed Matter, 1966-1982

    Subseries A: Project Files, 1971-1985

    Subseries B: Subject Files, 1960-1982

    Subseries C: Reports Files, 1972-1982

    Subseries D: Publications Files, 1972-1982

    Subseries E: Newsletters, 1971-1983

    Sub-Series F: Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1982

Series II: Correspondence Files, 1972-1982

Series III: Administrative Files, 1969-1990

    Subseries A: 1984 Donation, 1971-1982

    Subseries B: 1989 Donation, 1969-1990

Series IV: Legislative Files, 1976-1982

Series V: Publicity, 1971-1981

Series VI: Oversized Material, 1978-1988

Series VII: Population-Affiliated Organizations, 1967-1989

Series VIII: Subject Files, 1969-1989

Series IX: Non-Manuscript Material, 1982-1989

Date Acquired: 07/00/1984. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Animal rights, Birth control - California - Los Angeles, Birth control - Religious aspects - Catholic Church, Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-, Dyer, Kitt, Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R., Fornos, Werner, Graham, Helen, Human ecology, Los Angeles (Calif.) - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, Los Angeles (Calif.) - Population, Mann, Donald, 1922-, Pearlman, Nancy, 1948-, Population, Reagan, Ronald, Stansfield, Elaine, Women's rights, Zero Population Growth, Inc. - Archives

Forms of Material: Paper records, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

The Los Angeles chapter of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) was established in 1978. ZPG of Los Angeles' educational activities include letter writing campaigns, donation of radio air time for public service announcements and programs, and speeches given to community groups, high schools and colleges. ZPG has also sponsored special events such as "Love Carefully Day" and "National Condom Week" and outreach programs on family planning and O.P.T.I.O.N.S. (Options to Pregnancy-Teen Information on Sexuality.) ZPG coordinates their efforts with other population and environmental groups like Planned Parenthood and The Sierra Club. The records of ZPG of Los Angeles document the activities, events, programs, and policies of Zero Population Growth, Inc., as well as providing information regarding a broad variety of social and environmental problems associated with continued increases in population.

Biographical Note

Zero Population Growth (ZPG) was formed in 1968. The organization has affiliations on the national level in Washington, D.C., as well as state organizations which coordinate the actions of the local chapters. Zero Population Growth of California was incorporated in 1971. The Los Angeles chapter of this grass roots organization was established seven years later, in 1978.

Zero Population Growth, Inc. was concerned with  larger issues relating directly to population numbers such as abortion, teen pregnancy, immigration, family planning, and birth control. The organization is also interested in issues which are seen as direct consequences of the country's growing population. Environmental issues such as nuclear power, wilderness and coastal preservation, pollution, air quality, and zoning controls are among those issues ZPG links with population explosion.

ZPG of Los Angeles' educational activities include letter writing campaigns, donation of radio air time for public service announcements and programs, and speeches given to community groups, high schools, and colleges. ZPG has also sponsored special events such as "Love Carefully Day" and "National Condom Week" and outreach programs on family planning and O.P.T.I.O.N.S. (Options to Pregnancy-Teen Information on Sexuality).

ZPG also coordinates their efforts with other population and environmental groups like Planned Parenthood and The Sierra Club.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles, Inc.Collection documents the activities, events, programs, and policies of Zero Population Growth, Inc., as well as providing information regarding a broad variety of social and environmental problems associated with continued increases in population. It is significant to note that much of the material found this collection is dated between 1980-1989, a time during which the politics of this country took a decided swing towards the right. With Ronald Reagan elected as president in 1980, the conservative forces of the nation found in him a spokesperson, and ZPG found many of their ideals under attack. Reagan helped foster legislation which allowed for cutbacks in federal funding to population related organizations, weakening of abortion rights, weakening of rights of minorities (including women), and relaxation of the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement strength. There was also a strong political movement against sex education, including family planning, in America's public schools. A significant event during this time occurred at the United Nation's Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) International Conference on Population at Mexico City, Mexico, in 1984. Here, the Reagan Administration announced to the world that the United States would no longer fund global family planning efforts to such organizations who offered abortion services to their clients. Another perceived nemesis was the Catholic Church, whose viewpoints on population often ran counter to that of ZPG. The materials and opinions often expressed by Elaine Stansfield as she went about the day-to-day business of running the Los Angeles chapter reflect the effects of this change in the political climate.

The collection is arranged in nine series: Printed Matter (1966-1982), Correspondence Files (1972-1982), Administrative Files (1969-1990), Legislative Files (1976-1982), Publicity (1971-1981), Oversized Materials (1978-1988), Population-Affiliated Organizations (1967-1989), Subject Files (1969-1989), and Non-Manuscript Material (1982-1989).

Series I, Printed Matter, is divided into six subseries: Project Files (1971-1985), Subject Files (1960-1982), Reports Files (1972-1982), Publications Files (1972-1982), Newsletters (1971-1983), and Newspaper Clippings (1966-1982). The subseries arrangement is based upon the activities of ZPG or the general types of material as they were originally arranged at Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles' office. Documents in this series include correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, plans, publicity, reports compiled by ZPG and other agencies, and surveys. The files in Project Files and Newsletters are arranged alphabetically, and the remainder of the files in the series are arranged chronologically.

Series II, Correspondence Files, are arranged chronologically according to source. Additional correspondence can be found in Series III.

Series III, Administrative Files, contains the administrative records documenting organizational structure, policies and procedures and include constitutions, by-laws, financial ledgers and statements, handbooks, and minutes. Other materials include those used to compile local newsletters, finished newsletters, and committee files. The series has been divided into two subseries: 1984 Donation (1971-1982), arranged alphabetically by title, and the 1989 Donation (1969-1990), arranged by ZPG chapter.

Series IV, Legislative Files, includes agendas, bills, resolutions, and voting records reflecting ZPG's lobbying efforts. Legislation on such issues as immigration, population growth limits, and public funding of abortions for the economically deprived are represented. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Series V, Publicity, contains advertisements for magazines and newspapers, press releases for radio spots, public relations primes and speech contact reports. The files are arranged alphabetically by record type.

Series VI, Oversized Materials, contains materials that require special housing because of their size.

Series VII, Population–Affiliated Organizations, contains the files of several organizations which, while not directly affiliated with Zero Population Growth, Inc., share as part of their missions concerns over population growth's impact on the world. Notable examples include; the Ecology Center of Southern California; the Global Tomorrow Coalition, (within which ZPG had membership); and The International Planned Parenthood Federation and the United Nations. Similar organizations include The National Audubon Society, The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Negative Population Growth, The Population Institute, The Population Reference Bureau, and the Worldwatch Institute. The documents include annual reports, articles, brochures, fact sheets, journals, mailers, newsletters, pamphlets, and press releases. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by organization.

Series VIII, Subject Files, contains major subject areas directly affected by population growth, but whose files were created by organizations or persons other than those found in Series I and II.  The subjects are: Animal Rights, Environment, Family Planning, Immigration, Politics, Population, and Women's Rights. Most areas have several sub-divisions. There is a wide variety of document types including articles, brochures, journals, mailers, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, papers, and reports. This series demonstrates that the issue of population growth does not stand alone, and it is therefore necessary for population oriented organizations to be involved with areas beyond that of their initial field. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Series IX, Non-Manuscript Material, consists of nine audio cassette tapes containing Werner Fornos addressing Californians for Population Stability; Ecology Center of Southern California program "Environmental Directions" with Nancy Pearlman interviewing various guests, 6 video cassette tapes containing ECSC’s show "ECONEWS" with Nancy Pearlman with various guests and topics; People for the American Way, 1 photograph on animal rights, and 2 ZPG book bags.

Subject/Index Terms

Animal rights
Birth control - California - Los Angeles
Birth control - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Brown, Lester Russell, 1934-
Dyer, Kitt
Ehrlich, Anne H.
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Fornos, Werner
Graham, Helen
Human ecology
Los Angeles (Calif.) - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects
Los Angeles (Calif.) - Population
Mann, Donald, 1922-
Pearlman, Nancy, 1948-
Population
Reagan, Ronald
Stansfield, Elaine
Women's rights
Zero Population Growth, Inc. - Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 11/21/1989

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) 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 owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Zero Population Growth of Los Angeles, Inc.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Darcy Eaton, 1984

Finding Aid Revision History:

Allan Gilbert, 1999

Nahid Majroon, 2005

Holli Teltoe, 2011

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012, 2014


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Printed Matter, 1966-1982]
[Series II: Correspondence Files, 1972-1982]
[Series III: Administrative Files, 1971-1982]
[Series IV: Legislative Files, 1976-1982]
[Series V: Publicity, 1971-1981]
[Series VI: Oversize Material, 1978-1988]
[Series VII: Population-Affiliated Organizations, 1967-1989]
[Series VIII: Subject Files, 1969-1989]
[Series IX: Non-Manuscript Material, 1982-1989],
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Series I: Printed Matter, 1966-1982Save to your list.
Subseries A: Project Files, 1971-1982Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: Condom Vending Machines, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 2: Deciding About Parenthood Workshop, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 3: Art Auction, Department of Social Services, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 4: Donations, 1976-1978Save to your list.
Folder 5: Elementary Population Education Kit, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 6: Energy Fair, 1976, 1978, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 7: Fundraising Letter, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 8: Fundraising Manuals, 1972, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 9: Fundraising Request Letters, 1975, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 10: Health Fairs, 1976-1978Save to your list.
Folder 11: Love Carefully Day, 1977, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 12: Mailgrams, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 13: Membership Appeals, National, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 14: Membership Campaign Letter, 1975, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 15: Membership Campaign Lists, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 16: Membership Solicitation, National, ca. 1977, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 17: Membership Survey, 1976, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 18: National Program Areas and Descriptions, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 19: National Condom Week, 1977, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 20: O.P.T.I.O.N.S. (Options to Pregnancy-Teen Information on Sexuality), 1976, 1977, 1980, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 21: Philadelphia Media Project, ca. 1976Save to your list.
Folder 22: Playboy Fundraising, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 23: Referral for Services, 1976, 1977Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Rock Stars' Permissions and Photographs, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 2: Sports Project, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 3: Sterilization: Hospital Profiles, A-C, 1971, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: Sterilization: Hospital Profiles, D-M, 1971, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 5: Sterilization: Hospital Profiles, O-Z, 1971, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 6: Sterilization, Refusal by Doctors or Medical Plans, 1970-1973Save to your list.
Folder 7: Teen Pregnancy, 1976, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 8: United Way Donations, 1977, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 9: Vasectomy Luncheons, 1977, 1978Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 1: Health Fairs: ZPG - POP - QuizSave to your list.
Subseries B: Subject Files, 1960-1982Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 10: Environment, 1973-1976, 1978-1980Save to your list.
Folder 11: Family Planning and Birth Control, 1960, 1970, 1973, 1976-1978, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: Immigration, 1976-1978Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: Immigration, 1979-1981Save to your list.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous Resource and Outreach Materials, 1974-1976, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 3: Nuclear Energy, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 4: Population, 1971-1975Save to your list.
Folder 5: Population, 1976-1980Save to your list.
Folder 6: Speech Transcripts on Various SubjectsSave to your list.
Folder 7: Wildlife, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 8: Zero Population Growth (Organization), 1979Save to your list.
Folder 9: Zero Population Growth: Sample Issues Kit, ca. 1982Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 2: Environment: Sun Day Times, February 1978Save to your list.
Folder 3: PopulationSave to your list.
Folder 4: Population: World Population Growth Pattern, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Zero Population Growth: A Population Policy for the U.S., 1976Save to your list.
Subseries C: Reports Files, 1972-1982Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 10: ZPG National: Executive Director, Roy Morgan, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 11: ZPG National: Global Foresight and National Population Policy Bill, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: ZPG National: Immigration/Population Director, Phyllis Eisen, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 13: ZPG National: The Need for Planning for Population Stabilization, 1979Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: ZPG National: Population Education Program, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 2: ZPG National: Population Policy (HR 907), 1981Save to your list.
Folder 3: ZPG President, Kitt Dyer, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 4: ZPG California: Annual Report, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 5: ZPG California: Board of Directors, The Changing Concept of the Confederation, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 6: ZPG California: Legislative Report, 1976, 1979-1981Save to your list.
Folder 7: ZPG California: Project Report, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 8: ZPG California: Report on Growth Initiatives, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 9: ZPG California: State Coordinators' Report, Helen Graham, 1979-1982Save to your list.
Folder 10: ZPG California: State Lobbyist Report, Helen Graham, 1979-1981Save to your list.
Folder 11: ZPG California: State Senate and Assembly Voting Records, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: ZPG California: Testimony Opposed to R-41-79, regarding Abortion Payment Reduction, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 13: ZPG Los Angeles: Institutionalizing the Revolution in the Nursery, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 14: ZPG Los Angeles: Minorities and the U.S. Population Growth, 1973Save to your list.
Folder 15: Advance Unofficial Election Returns for California Congressional and Legislative Districts, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 16: Answers to Does Recycling Paper Really Save 17 Trees and Other Environmental Questions, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 17: An Ecologist Views the Environment, National Agricultural Chemicals Association, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 18: An Ecologist Views the Environment, National Agricultural Chemicals Association, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 19: Growth in California: Prospects and Consequences, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 20: LARFPC as an Umbrella Agency for the State of California Title X ProgramSave to your list.
Folder 21: Lecture Notes on Population and Environmental Problems in Orange County, ca. 1975Save to your list.
Folder 22: Significant Demographic Trends and Their Implications for the 1980s, Citibank, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 23: A Summary of Draft California Regulatory Criteria for Identification of Hazardous and Extremely Hazardous Wastes, 1932Save to your list.
Folder 24: Treepeople's Solar Slide Presentation: text for, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 25: U.S. Government Agencies: listing and descriptionSave to your list.
Folder 26: U.S. Senate Resolution 29, regarding Senator John G. Schmitz, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 27: U.S. Senate Voting RecordSave to your list.
Folder 28: Westside Environmental Center Financial Report, 1979Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 6: ZPG California: Legislative Report, On the National Level, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 7: Kiplinger California Letter: Population of California, 1980, 1985, 1990Save to your list.
Subseries D: Publications Files, 1972-1982Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: American Journal of Public Health, American Public Health Association, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 2: Current Population Reports, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1978, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 3: Facts of Life and Death, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1978Save to your list.
Folder 4: International Family Planning Perspectives, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 5: Monthly Vital Statistics Report, National Center for Health Statistics, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 6: Options: A Study Guide to Population and the American Future, The Population Reference Bureau, Inc., 1973Save to your list.
Folder 7: Planned Births: The Future of the Family and the Quality of American Life, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 8: Population Reports: Law and Policy, Johns Hopkins University, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 9: "The Question Is, Do We Slow Down Immediately Or Do We Rush Grandly On To Oblivion?" Harper's Weekly, December 1975Save to your list.
Folder 10: Spenco Health Education Catalog, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 11: Strategies for Access to Public Service Advertising, Public Media Center, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 12: ... to build the earth, Eddie Albert, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 13: United Nations Population Policy Compendium, 1979, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 14: United States Catholic Conference Statement on the Family Viewing Policy of Television Networks, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 15: U.S. Government Listings from Printing Office, 1976Save to your list.
Subseries E: Newsletters, 1971-1983Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 16: Chapters: Bay Area, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 17: Chapters: Los Angeles, 1976, 1978, 1980-1983Save to your list.
Folder 18: Chapters: San Jose, 1979, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 19: State: California, 1979-1982Save to your list.
Folder 20: National: Chapter News, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 21: National: Media Target List, 1975, 1976, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 22: National, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 23: National: Population Politics, 1971-1975Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: Disarmament, 1981, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 2: Environment: Flash, 1975, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 3: Environment, 1980, 1981, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 4: Family Planning: EMKO Newsletter, 1974, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 5: Family Planning: Getting It Together, Planned Parenthood, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 6: Family Planning, 1978-1982Save to your list.
Folder 7: Family Planning: PPAC Memo, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, 1979-1982Save to your list.
Folder 8: Family Planning: White House Conference on Families, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 9: Health, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 10: Media, 1976Save to your list.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Newsletters, Flyers, and Newspaper Clippings, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: Population: Alpha Newsletter, 1978, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 13: Population: F.A.I.R. Immigration Report, 1980, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 14: Population: Interchange, May 1980Save to your list.
Folder 15: Population: Intercom, 1976-1978Save to your list.
Folder 16: Population, 1975, 1980, 1981Save to your list.
Folder 17: Population: Planned Parenthood-World Population, Los Angeles Newsletter, 1981, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 18: Population: Population, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982Save to your list.
Folder 19: Population: Population Report, Sierra Club, 1980-1982Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 8: National: National Reporter, 1976, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 9: National: National Reporter, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983Save to your list.
Folder 10: Family Planning: The Angel Messenger, 1980Save to your list.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Publications: AARP News Bulletin and Summer Trojan, May 1981, June 1981Save to your list.
Folder 12: Population: Averting Catastrophe: The Global Challenge, November 1980Save to your list.
Folder 13: Population: Population, United Nations Fund for Population Activities Newsletter, June 1982Save to your list.
Subseries F: Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1982Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 20: Newspaper Clippings, 1966, 1970-1975Save to your list.
Folder 21: Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1978Save to your list.
Box 7Save to your list.
Folder 1: Newspaper Clippings, 1979Save to your list.
Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, January-June 1980Save to your list.
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings, July-December 1980Save to your list.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1981, 1982Save to your list.
Box 12Save to your list.
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings, July 1979Save to your list.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings, Suttertown News , September 1980Save to your list.

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[Series II: Correspondence Files, 1972-1982]
[Series III: Administrative Files, 1971-1982]
[Series IV: Legislative Files, 1976-1982]
[Series V: Publicity, 1971-1981]
[Series VI: Oversize Material, 1978-1988]
[Series VII: Population-Affiliated Organizations, 1967-1989]
[Series VIII: Subject Files, 1969-1989]
[Series IX: Non-Manuscript Material, 1982-1989],
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