Bernard Unti Papers 1932-2018

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Creator
Unti, Bernard Oreste
Size
7.8 linear feet (6 boxes, 6 legal boxes, 1 flat folder)
Call number
MC 00513

The Bernard Unti Papers include publications, news clippings, and writings that document Unti's long involvement with the animal protection movement, especially his activism during the 1980s. There are materials related to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Unti's dissertation research, and his time as Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant to President and CEO of the HSUS, Wayne Pacelle. The collection also includes Unti's research into various animal rights issues and topics such as laboratory animals, trapping, hunting, cetacean protection, humane education, veganism, and vegetarianism.

Bernard Unti, Ph.D., was employed as Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) from 2004 to 2021. Following this, Unti was hired as Senior Principal Strategist in Communications for the HSUS in 2021. He authored "Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States" (2004) and a number of essays on cruelty to animals as a historical and contemporary issue. In addition to working for the HSUS and Humane Society International, he worked at the Animal Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) in a number of capacities from 1985 to 1992, including the position of Executive Director.

Biographical/historical note

Bernard Unti, Ph.D., was employed as Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) from 2004 to 2021. Following this, Unti was hired as Senior Principal Strategist in Communications for the HSUS in 2021. He authored "Protecting All Animals: A Fifty-Year History of The Humane Society of the United States" (2004) and a number of essays on cruelty to animals as a historical and contemporary issue. In addition to working for the HSUS and Humane Society International, he worked at the Animal Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) in a number of capacities from 1985 to 1992, including the position of Executive Director.

Unti earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from American University in 2002 and a B.A. in history from Temple University in 1982. His American University dissertation published in 2002, “The Quality of Mercy,” is a history of organized animal protection in the United States before World War II.

Scope/content

The Bernard Unti Papers include publications, news clippings, and writings that document Unti's long involvement with the animal protection movement, especially his activism during the 1980s. There are materials related to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Unti's dissertation research, and his time as Senior Policy Adviser and Special Assistant to President and CEO Wayne Pacelle. The collection also includes Unti's research into various animal rights issues and topics such as laboratory animals, trapping, hunting, cetacean protection, humane education, veganism, and vegetarianism.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in the order received; this collection has not yet received full archival processing.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard Unti Papers, MC 00513, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Bernard Unti, 2014-2020 (Accession nos. 2014.0058, 2015.0227, 2018.0119, 2020.0052)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, May 2014; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gwynn Thayer, May 2014; updated because of addition by Taylor de Klerk, March 2018.

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The Animals' Agenda Jan/Feb 1986
Legal box 1, Folder 1
AAVS 100th Anniversary Symposium Oct 1983
Legal box 1, Folder 2
Can We Afford Our Diet? April 1989
Legal box 1, Folder 3
Hunger/World Food Supply undated
Legal box 1, Folder 4
Hans Ruesch Letter Dec 1984
Legal box 1, Folder 5
Man's Animal Helpers 1990
Legal box 1, Folder 6
The Union, Animal Rights Articles 1991/1992
Legal box 1, Folder 7
Halvey, "A Woven Dream" A.V. Oct 1932
Legal box 1, Folder 8
Bernard Unti AAVS Activism - Miscellaneous 1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1994,1997
Legal box 1, Folder 9
Peaceable Kingdom? Dec 1991
Legal box 1, Folder 10
Bernard Unti Ephemera - Photos
Legal box 1, Folder 11
Fur Free Philly 1992
Legal box 1, Folder 12
News Stories 1988-1993
Legal box 1, Folder 13
News Clippings 1988/1989
Legal box 1, Folder 14
News Clippings 1988
Legal box 1, Folder 15
The Animals Film undated
Legal box 1, Folder 16
Penn Lab Controversy 1985
Legal box 1, Folder 17
Biosearch Text of Speech Oct 1988
Legal box 1, Folder 18
Clippings on Animal Rights from Philly 1986
Legal box 1, Folder 19
Bernard Unti Writings on Animal Rights 1991
Legal box 1, Folder 20
Trans-Species Unlimited 1985
Legal box 1, Folder 21
Thanksgiving, News Clippings 1988
Legal box 1, Folder 22
Animal Rights Speech, 1997 1997
Legal box 1, Folder 23
March for the Animals, Chronicle, VHS 10 June 1990
Legal box 1, Folder 24
Veal Controversy 1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 1
Hunting Issues, 1970's & 1980's 1970-1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 2
Factory Farming 1970s-1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 3
Trapping 1970s,1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 4
"The Growing War Over the Dinner Table" 1985
Legal box 2, Folder 5
Gary Francione 1990, 1991
Legal box 2, Folder 6
Animal Rights Conferences 1983,1990,1993
Legal box 2, Folder 7
Vegetarian Literature 1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 8
Political Activities for Animals 1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 9
Friends of Beaversprite/Mellon Bank 1988
Legal box 2, Folder 10
Non-Animal Methods 1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 11
Arizona-University of 1989, 1991
Legal box 2, Folder 12
Laboratory Animal Issues, UFAW 1970s, 1980s
Legal box 2, Folder 13
Anti-Fur Literature
Legal box 2, Folder 14
Give Peace a Chance Armbands (2)
Box 3
Love Animals Don't Eat Them bag
Box 3
Animal Experiments T-Shirt
Box 3
Animal Liberation Front T-Shirt
Box 3
Misc. Buttons (approx. 75) and Free Willy Amulet (1)
Box 3
The Liberator: "Artists for Animals" CD 1989
Legal box 4, Folder 1
Joseph Lipsett Deposition 1993
Legal box 4, Folder 2
Bernard Unti Deposition 1992
Legal box 4, Folder 3
Lawson Knight Photographs 1992
Legal box 4, Folder 4
Mt. Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan 1990-1993
Legal box 4, Folder 5
Pigeon Hunting 1993
Legal box 4, Folder 6
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Early History (PETA)
Legal box 4, Folder 7
Bernard Unti LTEs Animal Rights
Legal box 4, Folder 8
Dog and Cat surplus problem - conference proceedings 1974, 1976
Legal box 4, Folder 9
I Live But Once - John Arthur Hoyt, Proceedings of the National Conference on Dog and Cat Control, Proceedings of the National Conference on the Ecology of the Surplus Dog and Cat Problem
Legal box 4, Folder 10
Vegetarian Activist Collective 1973-1985 (2015.0227)
Legal box 4, Folder 11
Pennsylvania SPCA Controversy 1987
Legal box 5, Folder 1
Hegins Pigeon Shoot 1990
Legal box 5, Folder 2
Bernard UNTI- Hegins 1990-1993
Legal box 5, Folder 3
Bernard UNTI on Nuclear Issues 1982
Legal box 5, Folder 4
"Vegetarian Roots" April 1990 1990
Legal box 5, Folder 5
Bernard UNTI Animal Rights Activism Philadelphia 1980s 1980s
Legal box 5, Folder 6
Bernard UNTI Activist Career Newsclips 1980-1986
Legal box 5, Folder 7
Penn Batler 1990-1991
Legal box 5, Folder 8
Pennsylvania SPCA Controversy 1987
Legal box 5, Folder 9
Pennsylvania SPCA Controversy 1987-1991
Legal box 5, Folder 10
PSPCA Controversy 1982-1988
Legal box 5, Folder 11
PSPCA/BOU 1989
Legal box 5, Folder 13
PSPCA Contemporary 1988-1999
Legal box 5, Folder 14
International Network for Religion and Animals 1987-1991
Legal box 5, Folder 15
Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
Legal box 5, Folder 16
Bernard UNTI, "Protect Animals" 1987
Legal box 6, Folder 1
Great American Meatout 1980s
Legal box 6, Folder 2
Pennsylvania Society for the prevention of cruelity to animals 15 February 1989
Legal box 6, Folder 3
PSPCA Controversy 1987
Legal box 6, Folder 4
Orphaus Court Division 1993
Legal box 6, Folder 5
"Animal Rights Terrorism"
Legal box 6, Folder 6
Animal Rights Movement Press Coverage 1984-1986
Legal box 6, Folder 7
Miscellaneous
Legal box 7, Folder 1
The Animals Agenda/other news articles
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Eric and Gloria/Animal Activist
Legal box 7, Folder 3
Letters to Bernard Unti
Legal box 7, Folder 4
The Animals' Agenda 1986
Legal box 7, Folder 5
Animal Rights Cooperative (ARC) 1992
Legal box 7, Folder 6
Health & Humane Research
Legal box 7, Folder 7
The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) 1991
Legal box 7, Folder 8
The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) 1991
Legal box 7, Folder 9
The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) bulk 1989-1991
Legal box 7, Folder 10
Bumper Stickers
Legal box 7, Folder 11
Animal Rights International 1988-1991
Legal box 7, Folder 12
Newsweek - The Battle over Animal Rights 1988
Legal box 7, Folder 13
American Perceptions of Marine Mammals and Their Management -Stephen R. Kellert 1999
Legal box 7, Folder 14
UFAW publications 1967-1976
Legal box 7, Folder 15
Facts about Furs - F. Jean Vinter 1973
Legal box 7, Folder 16
Staghunting Pamphlet 1988
Legal box 7, Folder 17
Humanitarian Awards Gala 1987
Box 8, Folder 1
Strategies for Activists undated
Box 8, Folder 2
The Humane Society of the United States 1993-2003
Box 8, Folder 3
The Ethics of Diet 1907
Box 8, Folder 4
News Articles 1979-1988
Box 8, Folder 5
American Humane Be Kind to Animals Week 1977
Box 8, Folder 6
American Humane Association vs. Bob Barker 1989-1992
Box 8, Folder 7
American Humane Association Englewood, Co. 1988-2002
Box 8, Folder 8
The Aries Newsletter 1990
Box 8, Folder 9
International Society for Animal Rights Report 1988
Box 8, Folder 10
Traffic North America 1996-2001
Box 8, Folder 11
Humans and Animals: Bridging the Gap 1995
Box 9, Folder 1
National Alliance for Animals 23 June 1995
Box 9, Folder 2
Animal Legal Defense Fund Conference 20 October 1984
Box 9, Folder 3
The Humane Society of the United States Twenty-Five Years 1954-1979
Box 9, Folder 4
The Animal Rights Movement in the United States September 1982
Box 9, Folder 5
A Handbook for Activists: Changing U.S. Trapping Policy 1984
Box 9, Folder 6
The Animal Research Controversy 1995
Box 9, Folder 7
Bibliography of Vegetarianism and Veganism 1992
Box 9, Folder 8
The Humane Society of the United States Publications (HSUS) 1981-1997
Box 9, Folder 9
Erich Hoyt Orca Performance 1992
Box 9, Folder 10
The Real Agenda 1992
Box 9, Folder 11
Love and Anger - An Organizing Handbook, Richard Morgan 1980
Box 9, Folder 12
Bumper Sticker
Box 9, Folder 13
Humane Education -Eileen Whitlock 1975
Box 9, Folder 14
Unusual Literature
Box 9, Folder 15
United Action for Animals presents Animal People 2007

DVD

Box 10, Folder 1
RSPCA Policies on Animal Welfare 1977
Box 10, Folder 2
Annual Reports 2003-2010
Box 10, Folder 3
Report of the President (The Humane Society of the United States) 2004
Box 10, Folder 4
Budget 2002
Box 10, Folder 5
EPA Meeting (photographs) 16 January 2003
Box 10, Folder 6
Joint Resolutions/IPPL 1986,1991
Box 10, Folder 7
IPPL Dian Fossey 1986
Box 10, Folder 8
World Congress for Animals Program 20 June 1996
Box 10, Folder 9
Animals Voice- Ontario Humane 1976
Box 10, Folder 10
Animal Rights National Conference 2001
Box 10, Folder 11
The Rights of Cetaceans Under Human Laws March 1976
Box 10, Folder 12
Beaver Buyukmihci 1974
Box 10, Folder 13
Injury, Damage to Health and Cruel Treatment
Box 10, Folder 14
Prairie Home Philosophy 1987
Box 10, Folder 15
Bumper Sticker
Box 10, Folder 16
Wild Horses BLM Lit. 1983
Box 10, Folder 17
Alternatives to Animal Use in Research, Testing, and Education 1986
Box 10, Folder 18
The New Republic 12 March 1990
Box 10, Folder 19
Declaration of the Rights of Animals and Replenish the Earth 1990
Box 10, Folder 20
President's Report (HSUS) 1994
Box 11, Folder 1
President's Report 1995
Box 11, Folder 2
President's Report 1996
Box 11, Folder 3
President's Report 1997
Box 11, Folder 4
President's Report 1998
Box 11, Folder 5
President's Report 1999
Box 11, Folder 6
President's Report 2000
Box 11, Folder 7
President's Report 2001
Box 11, Folder 8
President's Report 2002
Box 11, Folder 9
President's Report 2003
Box 11, Folder 10
President's Report 2011
Box 11, Folder 11
President's Report 2012
Box 11, Folder 12
President's Report 2013
Box 11, Folder 13
Vegetarian Times 1974
Box 11, Folder 14
Assorted animal rights posters
Flat folder 1
Postcards, bumper stickers, related animal rights items circa 1990
Box 12, Folder 1
LA Law signed script, episode relates to animal rights 1989
Box 12, Folder 2
"The Latham Letter," volume 38, number 3 summer 2017
Box 12, Folder 3
"125 Years of AV Magazine" (The American Anti-Vivisection Society) 2018 (2020.0052)
Box 12, Folder 4
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bernard Unti Papers, MC 00513, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.