Fonds RBSC-ARC-1686 - Greenpeace International, Stichting Greenpeace Council fonds

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Greenpeace International, Stichting Greenpeace Council fonds

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5.50 m of textual materials, 26 colour photographs, 17 colour slides, and 1 video cassette.

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Greenpeace is a global environmental organization, consisting of the Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) in Amsterdam, and 40 national and regional offices around the world.

The Board of Directors of Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council) consists of seven members. Its role is to approve the annual budget of Greenpeace International and to appoint and supervise the Greenpeace International Executive Director. The International Board is also responsible for monitoring the operations and activities of the wider organization, which includes deciding organizational policy, approving the start of new campaigns, the creation of new national offices, ratifying the Greenpeace International Annual General Meeting decisions, granting the right to use the Greenpeace trademark, and determining the voting status of national and regional offices in the Annual General Meeting.

International board members are elected for a three-year period by representatives from the various national/regional offices at the annual general meeting, and may be re-elected for a subsequent term.

Mulhall joined Greenpeace in 1979 and began his involvement with the management of the door-to-door canvas project, and later assumed the position of Administrative Coordinator. In 1985 Mulhall was appointed the Canadian Trustee to Greenpeace International Council, in 1986 he was the appointed the Chairman of the Stichting Greenpeace International Council Annual Meetings. Between 1987 and 1989 Mulhall was the Stichting Greenpeace Council - Director for Europe and Director for North America, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Founder/trustee, Greenpeace France, Paris, France: Director Rainbow Warrior Holdings ltd; Management advisor, Greenpeace Australia, Greenpeace Latin America; Greenpeace Italy, Rome Italy. In 1989 he was appointed to the position of North American Manager, the East - West Environmental Education Project, Washington D.C; Manager, Pollution Prevention Plan for Earth Day, Washington D.C; Co-founder Greenpeace Moscow. Muhall is also Co-Founder and General Director Children of Chernobyl.

Greenpeace. “Greenpeace International.” Greenpeace. (accessed June 27, 2012).

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The fonds contains records related to the activities of Douglas Mulhall in his capacity as member of Greenpeace Canada and as a member of the Greenpeace International, Stichting Greenpeace Council between 1979 and 1986. Records consists of extensive correspondences, minutes of the meetings and annual reports from various committees and councils on which Mulhall served, financial reports and other records related to the fiscal management of the Stiching Greenpeace Council and the Greenpeace’s national offices, as well as newspaper clippings, annotated journal publications, and photographs, which document Greenpeace’s administrative activities as well as its various environmental campaigns.

The fonds is arranged into the following the following series, Personal administrative records (1985-1990), Minutes of council and trustee meetings (1979-1990), Campaign records (1987-1989), Greenpeace International service records (1987), Organizational development records (1987-1990), Fundraising records (1987-1988), and International foundation for survival and development of humanity records (1988), and the following sous-fonds Greenpeace Canada (1980-1986).

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Fonds was acquired from Douglas Mulhall.


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In addition to the records housed at RBSC, there are two related groups of records, the Greenpeace International Amsterdam Archives, and the Greenpeace Foundation Fonds.

The Greenpeace International Amsterdam Archives is housed at the International Institute of Social History located in the Netherlands which consists of 150 meters of textual records and other materials with dates of creation from 1979-2004. Finding aid and inventory list is available in English on the following website:

The Greenpeace Foundation Fonds is housed at the City of Vancouver Archives which consists of 2.41 m of textual records and other material, with dates of creation between 1968-1985. The fonds consists of financial records, legal documents, reports, correspondence, publications, clippings, charts, audio tapes, photographs and ephemera such as flags, banners, posters, scrapbooks and cartoons. Finding aid is available from the City of Vancouver Archives website:

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