Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
The collection contains the editorial files of Stewart Brand and Jay Kinney, reader correspondence, photographic materials, and memorabilia. Also contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, promotional material, and issues of the magazines.
The Jay Kinney Editorial files span the years 1982 through 1984. During this time, Kinney was an editor and illustrator for the CoEvolution Quarterly. The correspondence is arranged topically by major subjects on which Kinney was working for various issues of the journal. The main topics include Islam, Politics and Religion, the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua.
The Stewart Brand Editorial file, spanning the years 1974 through 1981 comprise the bulk of the collection and contain extensive correspondence, primarily from authors, illustrators, and scientists as well as some correspondence from readers. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by first initial of the correspondent's last name. On occasion, there are more than one alphabetical range of correspondence within the same general time span. This series also contains legal files from a lawsuit with the Walt Disney Company relating to the use of the Mickey Mouse character, as well as Brand's subject files, and a small amount of his personal papers.
The Whole Earth Catalogs, 26 issues, 1969-1986, complete. Titles vary. The CoEvolution Quarterly, complete. The Whole Earth Review, complete. Also includes correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and clippings.
Unpublished finding aid available in the department.