The Kim Stallwood Animal Rights Archive is a unique collection of material that I have gathered together since the 1970s. The archive is my private collection, which I use as part of my work and is kept in my office in Hastings, East Sussex, UK. I personally fund it. There are significant costs to maintaining the collection, including rent and insurance. I pay for these expenses from the income I generate as an author, independent scholar and consultant. My long-term goal is to sell the archive to a university which will use it as part of their Animal Studies academic program. Meanwhile, the archive is available to visit by appointment only. There is a fee of £500 per day to view the collection. Various conditions and restrictions are enforced with respect to accessing and using the material. Please contact Kim Stallwood for more information.
Expressions of serious concern for animals are recorded throughout human history, including in spiritual, religious, secular, political, and cultural endeavors. Even though its origins go back thousands of years, the start of what we have to come recognize as the modern animal welfare/rights movement is generally credited with the publication of such key texts as The Rights of Animals by Brigid Brophy (1965); Animal Liberation by Peter Singer (1975); and The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan (1983). As is often the case with social justice issues (e.g., feminism and women’s studies), the case for moral and legal rights for animals is increasingly recognized both as a popular political cause and legitimate academic study, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.
With increasing worldwide recognition of the animal rights movement and animal studies in the academy, the Kim Stallwood Animal Rights Archive is an opportunity for an institution, organization or individual to establish or add to an existing archive on the moral and legal status of animals. Begun in the mid-1970s, the Stallwood collection has subsequently grown organically into an organized archive unlike any other. The range of materials include books, newsletters, magazines, journals, ephemera, videos, reel-to-feel footage, and art. There are unique and rare individual pieces as well as collections, which reflect the range and extent of my personal commitment and professional involvement in the international animal rights movement from the 1970s to the present. More information about the collection will be added here in due course.
In 2013 I received a letter from Greg Raschke, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication at NSCU Libraries, recognising my work in support of the Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive at North Carolina State University.