D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Julian Price Papers and Recordings

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Julian Price Papers and Recordings
Date [inclusive]
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16.0 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains correspondence, documents, photographs, audio cassette tapes, VHS video tapes, and publications.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Julian Price Papers and Recordings, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Julian Price grew up in the Irving Park neighborhood attending public schools, then went to Woodbury Forest (VA) private high school and Guilford College. Julian spent the next 20 years in Oregon and California. While there, he provided seed money for environmental causes while working for $3.50 an hour at a photo lab. He built two houses, the first one with the help of his then - wife Barbara Stanley. He grew and sold organic vegetables and marketed English seaweed fertilizer. He produced and distributed public radio interviews.

Price returned to North Carolina and originally intended to move to New Bern. But while visiting Asheville and walking downtown on Walnut Street, he decided to move here. Two months after moving to town, Julian went to the French Broad Food Coop's Open House and there met his soon-to-be-wife Meg MacLeod. 

From his apartment home in the heart of downtown Asheville, Price used his experience and wealth to invest time and resources in local businesses and nonprofit organizations and the people who run them. Between 1990 and 2001, Price funded the following projects:

Founder of Public Interest Projects (PIP): Price invested about $9 million via Public Interest Projects in downtown Asheville buildings, businesses, marketing, training, and the people who make it happen, including the following:

Public Interest Projects Business Investments:

  • Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe expansion on Haywood Avenue
  • New Era high-speed internet expansion
  • Laughing Seed Cafe
  • Jack of the Wood Brew Pub
  • Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant
  • Zambra Wine Tapas Bar

PIP [Public Interest Projects] Development Projects:

29 Page Avenue, Home of:

  • Public Interest Projects
  • Captain's Bookshelf
  • Quality Forward
  • Mountain Microenterprise Fund
  • Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation
  • Clean Water Fund

65-69 Biltmore

  • Laurey’s Catering
  • Asheville Wine Market,
  • Vertu Home
  • Old JC Penney building - commercial and residential condominiums
  • Asheville Hotel- commercial and residential rentals
  • Vanderbilt Apartments - exterior rehab of low-income elderly housing

Price also created the Dogwood Fund of the Community Foundation in 1991. The Dogwood Fund provided more than 200 grants totaling over $2 million to nonprofits focusing on social justice, downtown revitalization, affordable housing and health care, the environment, transportation alternatives, and economic hope for youth. Over 125 nonprofit organizations in Asheville and Western North Carolina received funding through the Dogwood Fund.

Selected Dogwood Fund recipients include: 

  • Asheville - Buncombe Affordable Housing Coalition
  • City of Asheville - Community Image Survey
  • Junior Golf Program
  • Pritchard Park
  • Eagle/Market Development Corporation
  • Grove Arcade Public Market
  • Memory Assessment Clinic and Eldercare Center
  • Mountain Housing Opportunities
  • Pack Square Conservancy
  • Pisgah Legal Services
  • Project STEAM
  • WCQS Public Radio
  • YWCA of Asheville

Additionally, Price invested in the following:

  • Self-Help Credit Union : Support to open Asheville office, purchase Public Service Building, plus guaranteed initial loans for start-up of Mountain Microenterprise Fund
  • ABC Recycling
  • Cafe on the Square
  • French Broad Coop's Biltmore Avenue location
  • Blue Moon Bakery
  • Mountain Microenterprises
  • Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center
  • River Link
  • Asheville Urban Trail
  • Citizens for Media Literacy
  • Coalition for Scenic Beauty and Scenic North Carolina
  • Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Asheville Greenworks
  • Radio Reading Service

Other initiatives funded by Price:

  • Public Interest Advertising Project
  • City Watch Magazine
  • Fund for Investigative Reporting
  • Alternative Reading Room
  • Pedestrian Action League
  • TreeWatch
  • Noise Abatement Project

Adapted from a program that accompanied the Memorial Service for Julian Price, December 9, 2001. Written by Kim McGuire and Meg MacLeod. Used with permission.

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Scope and Contents

Julian Price was a visionary businessman, journalist, and civic leader. A native of Greensboro, Price was the grandson of Jefferson Standard Insurance executive Julian Price (1867-1946). Between 1990, when he relocated to Asheville, and his death in 2001, Price used his wealth to fund such projects as the Dogwood Fund, the Asheville Public Interest Advertising Project, and other creative initiatives. As publisher of City Watch Magazine and contributor to the Mountain Xpress and Green Line, Julian documented many of the formative events in the re-shaping of Asheville, NC in the 1990's. This collection contains personal papers, business items, newspaper clippings, publications, recordings, and photographs. Combined, they document how Price helped with the revitalization of Asheville's downtown.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504

Custodial History

Donated by Meg MacLeod in 2004 with additional materials donated in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff in 2004 and 2010, with annotations supplied by Meg MacLeod. Reprocessed by Gene Hyde, Spring 2014, with additional annotations by Meg MacLeod. Digitization processing by Joshua Dacey, Project Archivist 2014. Synopses of interviews in Box 21 by Pablo Best, Fall 2014.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Personal information, correspondence, philanthropy, community work 

Folder 1: Personal materials (1923-1999) Biographical materials, personal correspondence, personal records (report cards), civic awards, newspaper clippings, drivers license, etc. 

Folder 2: Topical newspaper articles collected by Julian Price 

Folder 3: Asheville office (1990-96) building plans, correspondence 

Folder 4: Asheville downtown (1990-95) Unified Development Ordinance and associated documents and correspondence, investments in downtown, billboard banning documentation, urban planning 

Folder 5: Newspaper clippings on various topics 

Folder 6: Golf-related personal documents of interest to Price 

Folder 7: Community Foundation (1992-2001): Correspondence, financial statements, newsletters, fund reports, activity reports, projects, grant listings, outstanding commitments listings, declaration of intent, distribution sheets, staff report, faxes related to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Dogwood Endowment Fund, 

Folder 8: Correspondence related to the Funding Exchange, Blue Spiral 1, Guilford College, Jim Samsel Architects, Rails to Trails Conservancy, P.E.D.S., U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Author Morgan School, and the Broadway Improvement Project 

Folder 9: Various documents including Myers-Brigg indicator form, certificate of compliance, psychological evaluation, college degree, certificate of army discharge, report, bank agreements, power of attorney forms, bank receipt, contracts, bills, etc. (1969-2000) 

Folder 10: Editorials and correspondence written by Price both published and unpublished; some reply letters. Correspondence includes letters to and from Terry Sanford, Charles H. Taylor, Jesse Helms, and Lauch Faircloth. 

Folder 11: Hugh Morton: Correspondence, photographs, articles, press releases, and other materials related to Price and Hugh Morton's professional relationship. (1991-94) 

Folder 12: Asheville Noise Abatement Project documents and correspondence (1990-92) 

Folder 13: Ordinances. Documents and correspondence related to the North Carolina Administrative Code, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville Tree and Greenway Commission, Quality Forward, Family Resources and Research, NC DOT, and the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (1981-99) 

Folder 14: Personal correspondence 

Folder 15: Philanthropy - correspondence, photographs, and thank you letters for Price-funded projects including Asheville & Buncombe Discovery, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Inc., NC Public Television Foundation, Inc., Asheville Downtown Association, Meals on Wheels, and more. 

Folder 16: Philanthropy - correspondence and documents related to Price-funded projects including MAGIC community gardens, The Tides Foundation, Perdu Productions- The Alice Stewart Film Project, River Link, Land Stewardship Project, Community Connections, Henderson County Education Fund, Community Foundation of WNC, Farm Plan Advocates, and more. (1990-98) 

Folder 17: Philanthropy - Requests. Documents, press releases, correspondence, and other materials related to funding requests from Price. (1989-2001) 

Folder 18: Political and preservation issues: documents and correspondence related to The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., The Community Foundation of Western NC, The Trust for Public Land, and The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County. There is also a letter to Senator Alan Cranston concerning FBI activities. 

Folder 19: Quality Forward: Various documents related to this Asheville environmental group. (1990-93) 

Folder 20: Various receipts for travel and personal items. (1998-2001) 

Folder 21: Religion: Articles and correspondence related to various aspects of religion 

Folder 22: Radio: Contains a catalog of the radio program "Bridges: A Liberal/Conservative Dialogue with Larry Josephson" 

Folder 23: Scenic America - documents and correspondence. 

Folder 24: Clark Tibbits - Correspondence and materials related to Clark Tibbits and projects. 

Folder 25: Domestic Violence - assorted documents and articles. 

Folder 26: New Capital: Mountain Microenterprise Fund and Public Projects, Inc. 

Folder 27: Walkabout Productions - film projects. 

Folder 28: P.I.A.P (Public Interest Advertising Project): Documents and correspondence. 

Folder 29: Scenic NC: Documents relating to Scenic NC organization, specifically billboards. 

Folder 30: Tree WATCH: Documents, correspondence, and articles related to roadside tree trimming with "the eliminator." 

Folder 31: Tree WATCH: Petition and coupons to stop use of "eliminator" roadside cultivator. 

Folder 32: Tree WATCH: Documents and articles related to trees in Asheville. 

Folder 33: Citizens for Quality Development: Documents and information about this Asheville beautification group headed by Meg MacLeod 

Folder 34: WCQS: Documents related to WCQS public radio station. Price pledged $100,000 in 1992 to the station. 

Folder 35: Zen: information about Zen centers in Western North Carolina 

Box 2: Correspondence, community development. Mountain Xpress 

Folder 1: Community Foundation of WNC grant applications and assorted paperwork. (2000-01) 

Folder 2: Citizens for Media Literacy Foundation (Folder 1 of 2) 

Folder 3: Citizens for Media Literacy Foundation (Folder 2 of 2) 

Folder 4: Billboards ( Folder 1 of 2) Documents relating to the social issues of billboards and a campaign to remove or limit them. (1991-94) 

Folder 5: Billboards ( Folder 2 of 2) Documents relating to the social issues of billboards and a campaign to remove or limit them. (1991-94) 

Folder 6: Listening Project: Includes materials from The Listening Project, Rural Southern Voice for Peace, Grassroots Listening and Organization, and the Louisiana Racial Issues Listening Project, many associated with Herb Walters. 

Folder 7: Miscellaneous Media: documents on various media outlets and issues, mostly NC forum and various articles. 

Folder 8: Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. (1990) 

Folder 9: Jim Smith, Good Earth/Fairglen Organics and Fairglen Farms. 1991 

Folder 10: Americans with Disabilities Act. Documents relating to the ADA and Asheville ADA advisory committee, 1990-93. 

Folder 11: Carolina Association for Passenger Trains (CAPT) 

Folder 12: Carolina Coalition for Scenic Beauty (CCSB). Group working on Buncombe County sign ordinance. Self described as an "anti-billboard" group. 

Folder 13: Community Development Corporation (CDC) . Documents associated with forming a CDC in 1991. 

Folder 14: Marie Colton. Debate over HB 1621 and Colton's re-election campaign for NC House in 1991-92. 

Folder 15: Peter Davis - newspaper article and correspondence by Davis. 1992. 

Folder 16: Monroe Gilmour: Documents relating to activist Monroe Gilmour and his projects and activities in Asheville, including Citizens for an End to Institutional Bigotry, Asheville/Buncombe United Public Workers (ABUPW), and the Swannanoa Alliance for Beauty & Prosperity. 

Folder 17: Art Booth: Documents related to Price's sponsorship of golfer Art Booth. 

Folder 18: Fund for Southern Communities. Documentation from Price's funding of a Technical Assistance Media Conference in 1993 

Folder 19: Map of Haw Creek 

Folder 20: Lowes: Documents related to citizens' efforts regarding removal of trees near Lowes store on Tunnel Road, Asheville. 1991/ 

Folder 21: Mountain Express - assorted correspondence. 

Folder 22: Mountain Express: Story ideas pitched by Price for Mountain Express. 

Folder 23: Mountain Express: Articles by Julian Price. (1996-2000) 

Folder 24: Philanthropy: Letters and notes of thank you for funding, some directly to Price and others to the Dogwood Fund and Community Foundation. 

Folder 25: Scenic NC (Folder 1 of 2): documents relating to Scenic NC, specifically its creation in western NC. 

Folder 26: Scenic NC (Folder 2 of 2): documents relating to Scenic NC, specifically its creation in western NC. 

Folder 27: Scenic America: Articles, newsletters, funding requests, reports, press releases, information sheets, plans related to Scenic America. 

Folder 28: French Broad Co-op: Business plan and Price's involvement with funding. 1990 

Folder 29: Self-Help Credit Union: Documents relating to the Self-Help Credit Union and its activities. 

Folder 30: New River Land Development: Maps, proposal, and newspaper article related to land purchase in Ashe County spearheaded by conservationist Glenn Simmons. 

Folder 31: Recipes 

Box 3: Community Foundation, CityWatch, articles 

Folder 1: Community Foundation (1 of 2): Financial information, correspondence, general information on foundations, some records of grants, grant applications, thanks for donations, establishment of the Dogwood Fund, etc. (1987-92) 

Folder 2: Community Foundation (2 of 2): Financial information, correspondence, general information on foundations, some records of grants, grant applications, thanks for donations, establishment of the Dogwood Fund, etc. (1987-92) 

Folder 3: Community Foundation. Dogwood Fund. Partner in Giving Grant Requests, Spring 2000. 

Folder 4: The Investigative Reporting Fund 

Folder 5: Jim McElduff: Documents relating to the White Fawn reservoir, Price's Investigative Reporting Fund, engineer Jim McElduff, and the history of Asheville's water supply. 

Folder 6: CityWatch: Reprint permission requests, financial information, mailing and distribution information, etc. 

Folder 7: CityWatch: Articles from CityWatch and other publications. 

Folder 8: CityWatch Blurbs 1992-93 

Folder 9: CityWatch subscriber information 

Folder 10: CItyWatch correspondence 

Box 4: Broadway Improvement, Pedestrian Action League, Billboards 

Folder 1: Broadway Improvement Project 

Folder 2: Ed Ingle: Documents relating to Ed Ingle's involvement in highway management in WNC and with the DOT. Issues include highway vegetation and billboards. Ingle was a DOT employee at odds with his supervisors over policy. Price went to Raleigh in support of Ingle. 

Folder 3: Pedestrian Action League: Asheville pedestrian safety group headed by Price 

Folder 4: Articles and materials on pedestrian and bicycle safety and advocacy 

Folder 5: Pedestrian Action League: Correspondence and advocacy 

Folder 6: Pedestrian Action League: Dysfunction Junction citizen letters 

Box 5: Grove Arcade, Asheville Trees & Greenways 

Folder 1: Grove Arcade: Documents related to the planning of Grove Arcade Public Market space, 1991-92 

Folder 2: Grove Arcade planning documents and materials 

Folder 3: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission: Documents, minutes, correspondence, and other documents. 

Folder 4: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission: Tree information: Documents, reports, planting guides, studies, and other materials on urban forestry. 

Folder 5: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission: Tree planting information 

Folder 6: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission - Correspondence and minutes 

Folder 7: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission - Tree Ordinance and related correspondence 

Folder 8: Asheville Tree & Greenway Commission - Various ordinances, initiatives related to trees 

Box 6: Price's research materials 

Folder 1: Research Materials - Resumes 

Folder 2: Research Materials - Contracts and Agreements 

Folder 3: Research Materials - Ordinances and Policies, 1970-97 

Folder 4: Research Materials - Agendas and Minutes for various organizations Price was affiliated with. 

Folder 5: Research Materials - Financial records from various organizations 

Folder 6: Research Materials - Miscellaneous materials 

Folder 7: Research Materials - Congressional lists and various mailing lists 

Folder 8: Research Materials - Proposals and Plans for Pack Square, Broadway Avenue Widening Project, City of Asheville, WCQS, Land Stewardship Center, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Asheville Parks and Recreation Department 

Folder 9: Research Materials - Projects, Mission Statements/Goals for and of various organizations, mostly for Asheville and North Carolina 

Folder 10: Research Materials - Government or Social Issues Information 

Folder 11: Research Materials - General Information on various organizations 

Box 7: Various articles, materials, and correspondence 

Folder 1: Various articles 

Folder 2: Various articles 

Folder 3: Various unpublished articles and drafts by different authors 

Folder 4: Miscellaneous items (advertisements, golf, conference information) 

Folder 5: Assorted pictures and graphics 

Folder 6: Shivas Irons Society golf meeting materials 

Folder 7: Assorted memoranda from various organizations 

Folder 8: Assorted correspondence, much indirectly related to Price 

Folder 9: Personal insurance and tax documents - Julian Price 

Folder 10: Assorted correspondence to Price 

Box 8: Photographs, philanthropy 

Folder 1: Photograph negatives: 1960's - 70s (35mm and 2.25" X 2.25") 

Folder 2: Philanthropy : Environmental groups - includes correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings 

Folder 3: Philanthropy : Environmental groups - includes correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings 

Folder 4: Philanthropy : Civil Liberties and Civil Rights - includes correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings Civil Rights and Civil Liberties - includes correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings 

Folder 5: Philanthropy : Various issues, including handgun violence, wildlife conservation, media literacy, etc. 

Folder 6: Price's list of contacts, c. 1990 

Folder 7: Fiji/ First Global Radiation Victims' Conference materials 

Folder 8: Philanthropy: Various causes. Correspondence. 

Box 9: Philanthropy, Guilford College 

Folder 1: Omega Publishing investments 

Folder 2: Philanthropy - 1970s. Accounts, correspondence, donation records. 

Folder 3: Philanthropy 1987-88 

Folder 4: Guilford College Price Scholarship - correspondence and documents, 1970s 

Folder 5: Guilford College Unitrust 

Box 10: Fossil Films, Rural Advancement, Vanguard 

Folder 1: Fossil Films / Obie Benz - Correspondence and documents 

Folder 2: Rural Advancement Fund 

Folder 3: Vanguard Public Foundation - documents 

Folder 4: Philanthropy - Correspondence and news reports. 

Box 11: Independent Radio and other projects 

Folder 1: "Stories to Learn" - photocopies of stories, literature, etc. to be used to develop stories 

Folder 2: "Stories to Learn" - photocopies of stories, literature, etc. to be used to develop stories 

Folder 3: Independent Radio - receipts 

Folder 4: Independent Radio - business documents, correspondence, receipts 

Folder 5: National Federation of Community Broadcasters - documents, newsletters 

Folder 6: (Christian Science) Monitor Radio - assorted documents 

Folder 7: "This Land is Ours" - draft of radio script 

Folder 8: "This Land is Ours" - draft of radio script 

Folder 9: "This Land is Ours" - notes 

Folder 10: "This Land is Ours" - draft of radio script 

Folder 11: 101 Corridor Action, North Bay Transit Committee: documents related to rail transportation in the San Francisco Bay area 

Folder 12: The Giraffe Project 

Folder 13: "The Supreme Court Retention Election: The Right of the People to Judge the Judges," a paper by Michael J. Brady (photocopy of typewritten paper) 

Box 12: Independent Radio and other projects 

Folder 1: Independent Radio program "The End of Pornography in North Carolina: interviews, surveys, Meese Commission materials, and related documentation to this program. 1987 

Folder 2: Radio program on Shitake mushroom farming and related documents 

Folder 3: "Skunk Line" railroad in California: Efforts to save Skunk Line, assorted documents and pamphlets, and other radio program notes. 

Folder 4: Sustainable Native Agriculture Center, New Mexico. Radio program notes. 

Folder 5: Press Day Farm and Signs programs 

Folder 6: Organic Agriculture program; California Certified Organic Farmers 

Folder 7: Gun Control program. Includes interviews, pamphlets from various organizations, newspaper clippings, etc. 

Folder 8: North Carolina Ku Klux Klan radio program. Includes literature and program transcript. 

Box 13: Independent Radio and other projects 

Folder 1: "Out of the Klan: One Man's Transformation." Radio program about C. P. Ellis, a former Klan member. 

Folder 2: Morris Dees interview transcription 

Folder 3: Independent Radio "This Land" program - general information 

Folder 4: Gun Control radio program: transcriptions of interviews 

Folder 5: Assorted radio program related correspondence and program notes by Price 

Folder 6: Nevada's Citizen Alert - documents 

Folder 7: Elmer Kleb - newspaper clippings 

Folder 8: Program notes - school kids fighting weeds without poison 

Folder 9: Radio program on edible seaweed 

Folder 10: Radio program on Marin county juvenile home farm. 

Folder 11: Radio program on holistic forestry 

Folder 12: Article on Michael Helm on the "virtues of junk," from The Sun 

Folder 13: Articles and newsletters on California transportation issues, 1980s 

Folder 14: California Timber Industry: Articles, congressional hearing transcripts, and other materials. 

Folder 15: Robert Hutchinson 

Folder 16: David Wingate and Bermuda 

Folder 17: Hamilton Air Force Base, Marin County 

Folder 18: Audubon Canyon Ranch 

Folder 19: Regeneration West 

Folder 20: Taylor Crockett 

Folder 21: Tom Pally, organic farmer 

Folder 22: Bunny Beeson, Wildlife Action, Little Pee Dee River, SC 

Folder 23:Herbert Jones, farm crisis victim, Missouri 

Folder 24: Nova Scotia Apples 

Folder 25: Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve 

Folder 26: Sale of public lands in Marin County, CA. 

Box 14: City Watch and miscellaneous correspondence and articles 

Folder 1: City Watch (Issues #1-8). Contains the complete run of City Watch (with hyperlinks to digitized copies):

Summer 1992 (Issue #1);

August/September 1992 (Issue #2);

November/December 1992 (Issue #3):

February/March 1993 (Issue #4) ;

Summer 1993 (Issue # 5);

Fall 1993 (Issue #6);

Winter/Spring 1994 (Issue #7);

Summer 1994 (Issue #8)

Folder 2: City Watch - Duplicate copies of Issues #2-#8 

Folder 3: Correspondence (1986-1990) 

Folder 4: Price's article coding scheme: A series of two-letter codes used to identify articles. 

Folder 5: Assorted articles 

Folder 6: Environment: South: Various photocopied articles and documents related to environmental themes in the American South 

Folder 7: Marin County radio program ideas and news clipping 

Folder 8: Farming - Various photocopied articles related to farming and agriculture 

Box 15: Photographs and Personal Items 

Folder 1: Julian Price Passports 

Folder 2: Photographs - identified 

Folder 3: Various Asheville Area Photographs 

Folder 4: Photographs - Asheville, Greensboro, and some of a beach. Includes various street scenes, buildings, billboards, urban forestry, etc. 

Folder 5: Photographs of Julian Price 

Folder 6: Business Cards - Price's cards for various organizations, plus cards from other people. Also includes a button for Transit Appreciation 

Folder 7: VHS tape of "Heavy Petting" by Obie Benz. Labeled Rough Cut, Scratch Mix, 4/28/88 

Box 16: Miscellaneous items 

Folder 1: "Away messages" 

Folder 2: "Brainstorming / Ideas" - handwritten notes 

Folder 3: City planning - articles and documents 

Folder 4: Correspondence 

Folder 5: Environment - articles on urban forestry, municipal waste, and other topics 

Folder 6: Guides, guidebooks - literature on golf, libertarianism, and green manuring 

Folder 7: Miscellaneous 

Folder 8: Money transfer requests 

Folder 9: Names and lists (1992) 

Folder 10: Ordinance 1686, landscaping and trees ordinance amending City of Asheville zoning ordinance, 1988 

Folder 11: Pedestrian issues 

Folder 12: Rough and edited articles for City Watch 

Box 17: Letters & cards of condolence 

Folder 1: Get Well Cards 

Folder 2: Letters sent during Price's illness 

Folder 3: Condolences - Cards (1 of 2) 

Folder 4: Condolences - Cards (2 of 2) 

Folder 5: Condolences - Letters 

Folder 6: Miscellaneous Letters 

Folder 7: Envelopes 

Box 18: Planning calendars, address books, reporting notebooks 

22 personal planning calendars: covering 1982-2001 

2 address books 

Travel log: 1982-85 - mostly European travel 

2 reporting notebooks covering Asheville tree and pedestrian issues 

Independent radio photo frame and assorted business cards 

Box 19: Julian Price memorial service, articles, photographs 

Folder 1: Julian Price Memorial Service, December 9, 2001 

Folder 2: Price's grandfather's obituary and Julian Price Memorial Park literature 

Folder 3: Tributes to Price 

Folder 4: Asheville news clippings, articles with Price connections 

Folder 5: Articles about Price, Price's "Ask Dr. Political Science" column 

Folder 6: Price - personal photographs 

Folder 7: Photographs - Asheville tree, pedestrian issues 

Folder 8: Prices' "favorite photographs as a adult" 

Folder 9: Stationery from various organizations led by Price, business cards of Price's contacts 

Folder 10: Selected City Watch photographs 

Folder 11: California service mark registration for "This Land of Ours" radio production 

Box 20: Miscellaneous items of interest to Price 

Folder 1: Assorted Asheville Issues 

Folder 2: Assorted correspondence 

Folder 3: French Broad River/ River Link 

Folder 4: Assorted Mountain Xpress, In These Times documents 

Folder 5:Plant/Endangered Species materials 

Folder 6: Art Work for publications 

Folder 7: Price's Center St. House 

Folder 8: Lenore Arnow materials 

Folder 9: Alternative Reading Room documents 

Folder 10: "Honest Tea" business proposal 

Folder 11: Newspaper article on Price and Grove Arcade 

Folder 12: Smoking Cessation articles 

Folder 13: Pornography Debate articles 

Box 21: Interviews and Recordings - cassettes and CDs 

Collection 1: This Land Is Ours - Produced for Independent Radio (all radio edits). 

Tape 1: Bobby Person - the first African-American sergeant at the NC Correctional Facility in Moore County who received death threats from the KKK. Date 1986. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD A. Raw version on tape 27. 

Synopsis: Person, the first black sergeant at a North Carolina correctional facility in Moore County, talks about his three year struggle to attain his position as a sergeant after enduring resistance from the Ku Klux Klan, his colleagues and his superiors. Despite job seniority, affirmative action’s laws in his favor and having the credentials required for the job, Person still struggled. Backlash also came in the way of bomb threats and attempts to professionally sabotage Person.

Tape 2: Regeneration West - group composting and sharing produce with the Food Bank. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD A. 

Synopsis: Regeneration West, an environmental group based in Marin County, California is aiming to improve the community through tactics like composting and sharing produce throughout Marin County. They mainly donate food to the local Food Bank. Another chief goal of theirs is to educate the community on everyday sustainable actions (termed “environmental civics”) and affect local change through exemplifying their ideology. The group is volunteer based and non-funded (rather than non-profit) in an effort to distance themselves from more bureaucratic groups.

Tape 3: Growing shitake mushrooms in Western North Carolina. Date 1988. Cassette and CD Copy (2). Also on CD B (Raw version on tape 38?). 

Synopsis: Lawrence Moore explains the basic logistics of his shitake mushroom growing operation. Moore’s operation is the first of its kind in North Carolina, and he discusses why it is that some who have attempted to follow in his footsteps haven’t been as successful.

Dr.  Alan Haney, a professor of Math and Science, has spent some time studying shitake mushrooms. Dr. Haney addresses the good shitake harvesting can bring about, financially as well as environmentally for North Carolina and its tobacco farmers in particular. He runs through the directions the industry could grow from, including a heightened use by holistic and food vendors.

Toby Farris speaks on how he capitalized on the growing demand for shitake mushrooms when he founded the Carolina Agritech Corporation.

Tape 4: Sustainable native agriculture in northern New Mexico. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD B. 

Synopsis: In Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico many of the pueblo people are being driven to sell off land and water rights that have been in their families for many generations. John Kimmey speaks on the work he’s done to combat the various agricultural issues that have led to the depreciation of the land and water rights. As the founder of the Sustainable Native Agriculture Center, Kimmey is able to tell about the 300 plant varieties preserved by the Center through returning to open-pollination seed types and traditional irrigation systems in only two years of work. The tactics used by the group have all been learned from the area’s native elders. The group has received recognition from the United Nations’ environmental program for their work.

Tape 5: Preserving habitats - tell grass, apples, and farming. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD C. Raw version on tape 13. 

Synopsis: ~~TALL GRASS PRAIRIE~~ Price speaks to a variety of people, including Mike Weaver, on the issue of whether or not the tall grass prairie in Oklahoma should become a nature preserve. The Tribal Council for the Osage opposes the proposal on economic grounds and lays enough claim on the land to block any decision being made. Weaver is a part of the chamber of commerce and argues that granting the prairie preservation status would be economically stimulating for the area. Weaver and others speak on how tribal politics disenfranchise common Osage people.

~~APPLES~~ Dr. David Crowe, a pomologist, speaks on the work he’s doing in Nova Scotia, Canada maintaining an orchard of rare apple varieties for cultural preservation purposes. Price tastes some apples to have an idea of the qualities Dr. Crowe is talking about. Dr. Crowe also provides backstory for why this orchard is so important, referencing the move away from crop diversity during the Green Revolution. Due to the homogenization of crops, many varieties of apples have only persisted in seed banks and private locations, and the orchard takes on these forgotten varieties.

Tape 6: David Wingate - preserving an island near Bermuda. Cassette and CD Copy. Undated. Also on CD C9 (edit) and CD E. Raw version on Tape 14. 

Synopsis: Dr. Robert Murphy, an ornithologist, launched a program to preserve Bermuda’s wildlife, particularly the cahow (also known as the Bermuda petrel); it was on the preservation project that David Wingate was first exposed to this bird that became central to his later work. This later work is spoken on by Wingate as he explains how he’s managed to build an ecosystem on an uninhabited (by humans) island off of mainland Bermuda. The island has become a haven for the cahow and other varieties of endangered life that once thrived in Bermuda. Wingate frequently states that after his initial role in reintroducing life on the island he will “let nature take its course”. Although saddened by Bermuda’s current environmental state, Wingate has hope that Bermuda’s at-risk life/land will thrive once again.

Tape 7: Land use and transportation in Marin County, California. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD. 

Synopsis: Price speaks to Jim Revoir and Gail Wilhelm about infrastructure and transportation in Marin County, California. Topics like the availability of home rentals and housing proximity to jobs are taken up. Easing freeway traffic and minimizing waste of energy are also addressed. While Revoir argues for very radical approaches to the issues, Wilhelm sticks to traditional “NIMBY”-esque arguments, as well as pointing out logistical oversights in Revoir’s plan. Architect Peter Calthorpe has no reservations concerning Revoir’s plan, but he stresses the importance of proper implementation and planning.

Collection 2: In The Elements. 

Tape 8: Seaweed harvesting and stewardship of the sea. Date 1989. Cassette and CD copy. Raw and radio edit. Also on CD A. Interviewees: John and Eleanor Lewallen (Seaweed), Nat Bingham (Offshore Drilling) and a member of the Center for Environmental Intern Programs (Environmental Internships).

Synopsis: ~~SEAWEED~~ John and Eleanor Lewallen talk about their edible seaweed company based on the northern Californian coast. The Lewallen’s touch on how they got into the industry, the rise of demand for the products and the ideology behind their business. Both are heavily involved in activism outside of the business and address the delicate balance they’ve struck to ensure neither aspect of their lives suffers.

~~OFFSHORE DRILLING~~ Offshore drilling for oil is being proposed off of the Noyo River in Mendocino County, California and local fisherman Nat Bingham addresses it. Bingham argues that sources of energy that were being looked into in the seventies, like methanol and hydrogen, would have left a much better ecological situation which wouldn’t have brought about the need for offshore drilling.

~~ENVIRONMENTAL INTERSHIPS~~ Price ties the preceding stories together by mentioning that they both feature people with livelihoods not directly related to environmentalism/ecology who still get heavily involved in it. Then, someone with an organization called the Center for Environmental Intern Programs is introduced, which helps students and recent graduates acquire jobs involving environmentalism. The internships are referred to as “associate-ships”.

Collection 3: Julian Price Reporting. 

Tape 9:Interviewees: John and Katie Hudson. Road signs and direct market farmers - how signage law adversely affects farmers dependent on signs for roadside stores. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD

Synopsis: This report focuses on highway signage laws and how they harm businesses located directly off of highways. Price speaks to John and Katie Hudson, owners of a California ranch, who have been adversely affected by the Federal Highway Beautification Act of 1965. The Act of 1965 aimed to get rid of roadside billboards. According to the Hudsons, the Act makes it difficult for small businesses to promote themselves in enough time for possible customers to turn off of the road.

Tape 10: Association of Forest Service Employees, press conference for environmental ethics. Date April 2, 1991. Cassette and CD. 

Interviewees: Karen Hyman, Dr. Mary Kelly, Buzz Williams and Bill Thomas.
Synopsis: Price is reporting on a press conference concerning an ethics investigation into the actions of Karen Hyman and Charles Rowe. Both Hyman and Rowe were employees of the Association of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics. Hyman is accused of siding too much with environmentalists and not enough with the Forest Service. D Mary Kelly of the Western Carolina Alliance, Buzz Williams of the Forest Service and scientist Bill Thomas all speak in addition to Hyman issuing a statement.


Tape 11: Julian Price introduces a broadcast about Latino workers and the Service Employees International Union. Undated. Cassette and CD copy. 

Synopsis: Robert Hutchinson speaks to community activist Alicia Sanchez. Alicia talks about the work she’s done helping workers at a factory in Sonoma County, California. The mostly female workers unionized and have managed to make a lot of progress despite the many battles they have to fight.

Tape 12: Julian Price interview with Tony Lord, an Asheville architect. Date 1992. Cassette and CD Copy. 

A raw tape of the interview, Tony Lord goes into great detail on his work as an architect in addition to many other topics. Lord talks about some noteworthy architects who did work in Asheville, what he did during the Great Depression while architectural jobs were far-and-few-between and his hopes for Asheville’s future. Lord also hints that increased urbanization will be the key to revitalizing downtown Asheville.

Tape 13: The National Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Indian rights and oil drilling. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Raw version of tape 5. (See info for “Tall Grass Prairie” on #8).

Synopsis: This is the raw set of material Price uses for the radio broadcast on the tall grass prairie in Oklahoma. The controversy surrounding the possibility of the prairie becoming a federal nature preserve feels more sensible with the unedited layout. Economics and states rights are topics consistently addressed.


Tape 14: David Wingate – preserving and island near Bermuda. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Raw version of tape 6. 

Synopsis: This is the raw interview with David Wingate. It’s barely audible at the beginning but progressively gets better. This tape is loaded with information that wouldn’t have been possible in the edited down broadcast; for example, Wingate goes heavily into his cultivation techniques and specifics on the species’ he’s aiming to preserve. “Nonesuch (the Island’s name) is topographically diverse” Wingate says enthusiastically, and this raw tape really gives the listener a chance to absorb the intriguing diversity of Nonesuch.

Tape 15: Growing up on a Cherokee reservation. Date 1995. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: A member of the Cherokee Nation speaks on the tribe’s history and how it has adapted to a post-colonial existence. He references the trend throughout U.S. history of Cherokee being taken from their families and placed in boarding schools that focused more on assimilation into “American” culture than general education. He also sheds light on the progressive attempts at gender equality throughout Cherokee history, mentioning community councils made up of women who determined a lot of important policy.

Tape 16: Juvenile Hall programs and garden. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Price speaks to a coordinator for a Juvenile Hall program in Marin County, California that is focusing more on pure rehabilitation than hybridizing the rehabilitation with punishment. The program takes extra precautions to get to the root of the juvenile’s problems as a way to ensure the kids are doing well. There’s a specific focus on preventing suicides. The coordinator also stresses the importance of the reins being passed over at some point to keep the program community based and ensure its longevity no matter what happens to him.

Collection 4: Skunk Railroad, California. 

Tape 17: Side A: Hans Bourkhardt. Side B: James Quinn, California Public Utilities Commission. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Price speaks to a man in rural California named Hans Bourkhardt who’s leading a life of self-sufficiency. Price seems to be very interested in what Bourkhardt has to say and the energy stays up throughout the interview. They discuss the railroad at certain points, as well as Bourkhardt’s son.

Tape 18: Gerald Allen, Skunk Railroad Manager. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Gerald Allen argues that Georgia Pacific and Louisiana Pacific are manipulative corporate entities. Allen believes that “trains are symbolic” and consequently is aiming to keep the railroad alive and widen the corridors.

Collection 5: Pornography. 

Tape 19: Side A: Captain Talbot, Vice Department (possibly also Dorothy Bardolph and Phil McCaul). Side B: Phil McCaul, Citizens Against Censorship. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: The head of Guilford County, NC’s Vice Department Captain Talbot and Dorothy Bardolph speak on a newly adopted obscenity law in Guilford County. Captain Talbot states that as long as the law is on the books he sees no problem with enforcing it. Bardolph takes a stance opposing the law, one whose primary goal appears to be prohibiting the dissemination of pornography (not the more vague “obscene materials” as it’s presented on the books), not the possession of them. Bardolph believes the law has the potential to spread in ways originally unintended, and even derides fellow feminists who are willing to cede some rights for the chance to ban pornography. Price draws a parallel to the new law and McCarthyism.

Phil McCaul, leader of Citizen’s Against Censorship, argues ardently against the law and what he perceives to be a gross infringement on individual liberties. He mentions the change of heart seen in NC legislator Maggie Keesee-Forrester from support to concern after seeing the consequences of the laws passing. Ralph Speas points out how the enforcement of the law disproportionately targets homosexual and interracial pornography. Also noted by both McCaul and Speas is that even educators who use erotic materials as part of their instruction can be targeted by the police. A local video store owner also speaks on the loss of revenue he’s experiencing as a result of the law.

Tape 20: Side A: Phil McCaul, Citizens Against Censorship. Side A: Phil McCaul, Citizens Against Censorship. Side B: Ralph Speas, obscenity, pornography and violent crime ; Mark Freiberg. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Duplicate material from #19.

Tape 21: N.C. pornography laws. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Interviewees: Francis Holt and Corey Privett.

Synopsis: Local Guilford County citizen Francis Holt and state legislator and minister Corey Privett open the broadcast endorsing the new obscenity law. More information on the law comes out, including how the preceding obscenity law required a ruling by a judge before something could be deemed “obscene”. Additionally, with this new law convictions for obscenity violations changed from being misdemeanors to being felonies.

Tape 22: Dru Rainey, Women Against Pornography. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy.

Synopsis: Dru Rainey argues that the law is flawed and will not effectively tackle the problems of pornography. Rainey advocates going up against pornography on a “private” level where it and the attitudes informing it are combated within a community. She says the law goes too far and could be used to justify any overreaching form of censorship.


Tape 23: Side A: Dorothy Bardolph (unintelligible?) and Capitan Talbot. Side B: Ralph Speas, pornography, censorship and government intervention ; Sherri Love (unintelligible?). Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Similar material to #19.

Collection 6: Pedestrians. 

Tape 24: Side A: Akos Szoboszlay and the lack of sidewalks in Silicon Valley ; Joe Crocker, Cal Trans. Side B: Julian Price painting over graffiti. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Akos Szoboszloy speaks on the issue of pedestrian friendliness in Silicon Valley, California. He advocates that, in addition to more bike lanes, there needs to be a massive project to disincentivize car use. Szoboszloy even calls for changes to zoning codes that require car parking spots for buildings, what he refers to as “subsidizing” cars. He also references studies that suggest transit usage will triple at workplaces when parking isn’t subsidized (still parking spots, just ones requiring a fee to be used).

Tape 25: Corridor 101: Transit/pedestrian pockets. Side A: Peter Calthorpe, Mike Manovitch, Time Stark. Side B: Larry Orman, (and Mary Montag?). Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: ~~SAINT VINCENT~~ Price interviews Mike Marovich, leader of Saint Vincent’s School for Boys in Marin County, California. Marovich speaks on the projects the students have historically engaged in (like doing work in fields to develop agricultural skills) and the modern-day activities that maintain an agricultural focus. According to Marovich, he’s working with “no one’s child and everyone’s child”, finding ways to make the students’ time worthwhile while also instilling within them a sense of community.

~~TRAFFIC ~~ Mary Murtagh is being interviewed on the issue of traffic congestion of Marin County. She breaks the bulk of the issue down to there being insufficient affordable housing for the many workers earning a low-wage in the area. The lack of affordable housing means many of these workers have to commute. Murtagh advocates mass-transit as a solution to the dense congestion of traffic, light rail trains in particular. Murtagh comments on how any possible solution will most likely encounter the obstacle of bureaucracy.

Leader of People for Open Space Larry Orman doesn’t fully endorse Peter Calthorpe’s plan of high-density development in small, pedestrian pockets. He sees it as an overly idealistic approach whose only goal is guaranteeing a demand for mass-transit, but appreciates Calthorpe’s plan for opening up the discussion.

Collection 7: KKK. 

Tape 26: C.P. Ellis who was a Grand Dragon in Raleigh, NC before leaving the KKK and working to improve segregation. Radio edit and raw version (2 tapes). Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Former Exalted Cyclops of the Durham, NC Ku Klux Klan C.P. Ellis recounts his evolution from fast-rising Klansman to Union activist. Ellis lays out why the Klan was so attractive to him and others like him. He also digresses occasionally and speaks on things like the Greensboro Shootout between the China Grove Klan and the local Communist Workers Party. This is a very in-depth account of Ellis’ personal journey shown through the arc of change shown through the causes he’s championed.

Radio Edit (on next CD): Starts a little later than the raw tape, otherwise the same.

C.P. Ellis (on a CD a little bit later in the stack): The Actual Part 2 to the C.P. Ellis interview. He continues his narrative, at one point mentioning his eldest son who took his change of heart as a betrayal rather than a metamorphosis. Ellis’ son is one on a long list of people to react negatively to Ellis’ new direction in life. Ellis also advocates town meetings as a good way to find lasting solutions to race problems within a community.

Tape 27: Bobby Person – the first African-American sergeant at the NC Correctional Facility in Moore County who received death threats from the KKK. Radio edit and raw version (3 tapes); Also on CD A. Date April 4, 1986. Cassette and CD Copy. Duplcate of tape #1.

Tape 28: Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Date April 2, 1986. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Alabaman attorney Morris Dees talks about the legal gains he’s made through the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dees speaks specifically about his work against many branches of the Ku Klux Klan. He explains the five different eras of the Klan, including the current one which shares an element of secrecy also characteristic of the third era. The fifth wave is a sharp break from the more overt offenses of the fourth. Even prominent Klan figures of the fourth wave like Louis Beam are beginning to take on tactics more in line with the contemporary white supremacist trends. Dees also addresses the trend of large scale Klan operations thriving in localities where blacks are an insignificant bloc of the population and rarely in places like Montgomery, Alabama with black populations at or exceeding thirty-percent of the total population.

Collection 8: Farming. 

Tape 29: Side A: Herbert Jones – insurance companies taking over farms. Side B: Marty Strange – Center for Rural Affairs – farming and economic activity. Jones interview also on CD B. Date November 9, 1987. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Tape 30: Side A: Arable – Cruz. Side B: Strawberry farming – Carl Berg (?). Cruz interview also on CD B. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Tape 31: Side A: David Lively - small organic farm co-op. Side B: Tom Forster – small organic farm. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: This is mostly a profile of the business model being used by Organically Grown. Organically grown is a farmer-owned co-op in Eugene, Oregon that facilitates easy borrowing between small farms and Arable (a loan service for farmers). Organically Grown’s ultimate mission is to expose the dangers of farming on non-arable land and encourage anyone, even the smallest of farmers, to embrace regenerative practices. Some of the farms even manage to merge organic and conventional farming methods.

Tape 32: Wallace Kaufman. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Price speaks to David Edwards. Edwards argues against the attitude he says is held by many environmentalists of “nature would be better off if humans weren’t invented”. He addresses the “sacrifice of principle” he’s found in some environmentalists who choose to abandon their ideals once it clashes with their own personal desires.

Wallace Kaufman speaks on his ideas concerning the relationship between financial economy and environmentalism. Kaufman believes that the way youth are being taught about environmental ills is counteractive and discourages critical thinking in general, but particularly with issues like environmental degradation. He also claims that environmentalism values precaution over everything else.

Tape 33: Wallace Kaufman. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Wallace Kaufman continues speaking on what he sees as the virtues of capitalism, even though he acknowledges that it isn’t the most altruistic of ideologies. Kaufman says the way to make third-world countries more prosperous is to model their paths after those taken by the more financially wealthy countries in the world. Kaufman also praises entrepreneurs, calling them “heroes”. He says that labor unions were necessary at one point, but due to their successes they’ve rendered themselves obsolete in the eyes of the public.

Tape 34: Dr. David Crowe – apple farming. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: This is the raw tape of the interview with pomologist Dr. David Crowe. Crowe references the folk story of Sam Slick, a figure comparable Johnny Appleseed except Canadian and fictional. The lack of ability patent crop breeds in Canada is also discussed.

Tape 35: Side A: Henry Voss, Farm Bureau ; Dr. William Liebhardt from UC Davis. Side B: Mark Squire, California Certified Organic Growers Association ; John Krekos, organic produce retailer. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: William Liebhardt talks about his work putting together information on the scientific aspects of sustainable agriculture for a database, as well as analyzing consumer attitudes toward food products. One of the things Liebhardt has observed is how, because of the negative connotation attached to the term “organic” in conventional farming circles, organic farmers will instead refer to their work as “sustainable”. Liebhardt also strongly advocates crop rotation.

Next Henry Voss in interviewed. Voss states that knowledge is the key to success in commercial agriculture. Voss expands upon moderating farming techniques in which farmers plow and till their land as little as possible and spray as few chemicals as possible. He also talks about the work being done by the Farm Bureau to educate farmers on chemical safety, including utilizing bilingual programs.

Mark Squire provides some market analysis, saying that although there is a specific “type” that is committed to eating organic, it is also a lifestyle shared by a wide range of people. He also talks about how he deals directly with less and less farmers; the more farmers that get organically certified the easier it is to just go to a third-party to verify the organic status.

Produce retailer John Krekos provides his thoughts on the importance of labeling all the organic products in his store. He says that he can’t feasibly make his store all organic because of a relatively low demand for organic products. One reason he cites for the lower demand is that many people buy based on looks not taste, and a great deal of the organic food doesn’t pop quite like the genetically modified varieties.

Tape 36: Side A: Artemis Energy documentary from Pacifica Radio program. Side B: Kathleen Merrignan, Senate Agriculture Committee. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: This recording is off a segment hosted by Arlette Lohan on “Mother Knows Best”, a show on Pacifica Radio. Items discussed are energy alternatives to fossil fuels, energy efficient lighting, ways to make mass-transit work and sustainable waste disposal. Car efficiency, energy subsidies and landfill over-use are also touched on.

Kathleen Merrignan, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee (and most recently U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture), speaks to Price about her fight to get a nationwide standard for the “organic” label. Merrignan stresses that under her plan individual states could still choose to make their standards tougher than the general criteria for which foods can be considered organic. The FDA has been fighting the development of a standard, although people in the USDA are open to it. Also mentioned are botanicals (natural pesticides) and how small farms are at a disadvantage without the nationwide standard.

Tape 37: Side A: S. Subramarin, Social Integration and Community Development Association. Side B: Farmers market background ambiance. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: S.V. Subramanian speaks on the state of the Earth’s environment. Subramanian praises the work being done looking for alternatives to DDT and other herbicides/pesticides for developing countries. He also takes a global stance, stating that “pollution knows no national boundaries”. A point that is reiterated repeatedly is that only through motivating youth can the world be improved.

Tape 38: Side A: Toby Farris, shitake mushrooms. Side B: Bunny Beeson – environmental conservation on the Little Peedee River. Raw version of tape 3. Also on CD B. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Tape 39: Allen Haney / Lawrence Moore, shitake mushrooms. Raw version of tape 3. Also on CD B. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Collection 9: Gun Control. 

Tape 40: Michael Castleman, crime free gun control. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Michael Castleman criticizes both overzealous gun-rights advocates and those of comparable intensity seeking limits on accessibility of firearms. Castleman presents statistics and sentiments that seem to discredit either argument while not really offering an alternative. Also lays the blame on “crime-prone young men”.

Tape 41: Side A: Art Agnos, Mayor of San Francisco speaking about gun control legislation. Side B: Al Danasso speaking about victim rights. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Mayor of San Francisco Art Agnos speaks on gun control after a recent incident where he got shot. Agnos ridicules what he sees as weak legislation concerning the purchase of guns, legislation which only requires background checks in shops but not at gun shows. He also addresses the polarizing element of the issue when referencing unnamed legislators who want to support a tough gun restriction bill he has drafted; the legislators say that despite what they believe to be right, members of their constituency may react negatively to an affirmative vote on the bill.

Al Del Masso takes on what he sees as a justice system that suits criminals more than victims. The role of lawyers in the grand scheme of things is also taken up. An argument persistently expressed by Del Masso is that violent criminals will get guns no matter what the laws are. He also criticizes the California courts and argues that they ought to expedite the trial process, despite the high risk of people who may be wrongly imprisoned as a result.

Tape 42: Side A: Dave Marshall, Sarah Brady – gun control. Side B: H. L. Richardson, California state representative. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Sarah Brady argues ardently for gun control policies, frequently appealing to ethos with references to the shooting of her husband, a White House press secretary. Although she advocates an across the board waiting period for firearm purchases, she reiterates that she isn’t for a ban on guns. According to Brady, the cultural attitudes toward guns are a little too “cavalier”. Another condition suggested by Brady for gun purchases is that first-time buyers must enter training on gun safety.

H.L. Richardson denounces the notion that semi-automatic firearms are a big threat to national safety. Richardson makes the that people who are anti-gun tend to not be educated enough to even know what is and isn’t harmful

Tape 43: Side A; Michelle Lynn – guns in the home and violence. Side B: Dave Marshall - NRA. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Michelle Lynn of Californians Against Handgun Violence speaks on the dangers of guns in the home and the measures to be taken to minimize that danger. She also explains why the organization zeroes in on handguns in particular, while also stressing that abolition isn’t the goal. Lynn also brings up the issue of whether second amendment rights guarantee the right to use a gun or to just own one. She addresses what she sees as trickery from the NRA.

Dave Marshall perceives Art Agnos’ focus on Uzi’s in his bill as a sign of ignorance and shortsightedness. Marshall expresses concern that anti-gun advocates really are seeking abolition. He opposes any actions seeking to regulate gun ownership and expresses NRA ideology as being consistent with that.

Tape 44: Side A: blank. Side B: Del Masso, California state supreme court speaks about gun control. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Al Del Masso speaks on victim rights, specifically relating to their reach (or lack of reach) in the judicial system. Del Masso attacks trial lawyers, whom he sees as “the new fascists”. His biggest argument is steeped in the disillusionment experienced by many victims when seeking help from the justice system.

Collection 10: Environment. 

Tape 45: Side A: Freeman Horst – humans with nature. Side B: Rum Snodgrass – restorative forestry. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Freeman Horst discusses his work in environmental restoration. He speaks on the holistic benefits he’s gotten from placing himself in a role that requires an active relationship with nature and advocates it for others. Horst also talks about natural population control, using humans and salmon as an example of how it can be done well. In addition to direct human/natural relationships, Horst addresses the importance of not overtly disrupting natural habitats.

Rum Snodgrass has found a “sense of place” in a river he’s helping restore. Snodgrass, a Sanctuary Forest board member, addresses his commitment to natural habitat maintenance and private property rights. The issue of whether or not logging is ethical is addressed when Snodgrass defends logging (in an instance where the materials are used in a way that isn’t wasteful and is reverent).

Tape 46: Side A: John Kimmey – Sustainable Native Agricultural Center. Side B: Taxing items that are not bio-degradable. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: This is the raw interview with John Kimmey on his work reintroducing open-pollination seed varieties to contemporary agriculture. Kimmey is able to provide more backstory on the mass move away from open-pollination toward hybrids as well as providing more context as to why it’s such a relevant issue. He then gives a detailed account of the efforts being taken on, by himself and by others, in the Sustainable Native Agricultural Center. Kimmey’s journey into this project through his anthropologic origins is also mentioned.

Tape 47: Side A: Ambient and background sounds. Side B: blank. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Tape 48: Telephone interview – trees and urban tree care. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Telephone interview. Tips are given on how to get heard in local council meetings. Mainly discusses the need for a city arborist in Asheville to handle the politics of tree care.

Price is being interviewed as part of a panel discussing an upcoming primary election. The panel reviews the candidates on the basis of where they stand on issues like water use. Discussion is facilitated by David Hurran for “Byline” on Mountain Network radio.

Tape 49: Agro-ecology. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Interviewees: A variety of people in the agro-ecological field.

Synopsis: Agro-ecological issues are taken up a variety of people in the field. Capitalism’s role in Green Revolution, and consequently U.S. agriculture, is taken up. The importance of perpetuating the market with organic products is also emphasized. Also addressed is the difficulty of fleeing conventional farming practices for more sustainable ones due to financial reasons and the conversion process necessary to get chemicalized lands back to conditions suited to organic agriculture.

Collection 11: Animal Preservation. 

Tape 50: Dave McCullogh speaks about humane animal rehabilitation. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: David McCullogh speaks on the realities of animal rehabilitation. Scenarios in which rehabilitated animals are set back into the wild and run over by cars or starved are presented in an argument against rehabilitating every injured animal one may find. Population control is presented as a way to prevent deaths of animals.

Collection 12: Sound Pollution. 

Tape 51: Side A: Deborah Oho – Chevron car wash noise. Side B: Donald Lee – car wash. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: Price explores examples of noise pollution and then interviews residents of a building close by a troublesome car wash. Deborah Oho, one of the people interviewed, speaks on the actions she’s taken to get rid of the nuisance she sees in the car washes noisiness at all hours of the day. Oho even says she’s experiencing hearing loss as a result of the car wash. Also, a family with a young baby has to deal with the same problems caused by the car wash and discuss it. On track four the building’s longest enduring resident Donald Lee gives his opinion on the car wash.

Tape 52: Effect of sound barriers on highway noise. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: There are scattered interviews concerning the effects of sound barriers on highway noise, along with random bits. Trouble-shooting of recording gear and ambience also are on this tape.

Tape 53: Jet ski noise nuisance. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Synopsis: The issue of jet skiers inappropriately skiing is taken up. Both a surfer and a police officer provide anecdotes suggesting that skiers aren’t by nature obnoxious, some are just inconsiderate.

Tape 54: Ambient background sounds – storm on beach. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Collection 13: Transit. 

Tape 55: North Carolina's trains and buses. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. Interviewee: Someone in the train industry.

Synopsis: Train routes are being eliminated, especially passenger trains. This is leaving some major cities without any passenger train options. A man in the industry is an advocate for passenger trains but discloses that he can’t really criticize the railroads for eliminating routes.

Collection 14: Miscellaneous. 

Tape 56: NPR guidance: -Telling the story: Interviewing . -Telling the story: Reporting & writing . -Telling the story: Features. -Telling the story: Recording and editing. -Telling the story: Production. -Radio guide: News. 4 tapes total. Copyright NPR. Cannot copy. Date 1982. Cassette Copy only. 

Tape 57: Promotion for Charlie King concert to benefit the Peace Center, Marin. Undated. Cassette and CD Copy. 

Tape 58: Pedestrian Action League – Julian Price interviewed by WCQS. Date 1992/1993. Cassette and CD Copy. Also on CD A. 

Collection 15: Compilations. 

Compilation A: Bobby Person, Regeneration West, Seaweed, Pedestrian Action League. Includes item on the organic garden at Manor School, CA not yet identified on another tape. Undated. CD Copy. 

Compilation B: Sustainable small scale farming. Undated. CD Copy. 

Compilation C: Farming and land preservation. Undated. CD Copy. 

Compilation D: Land use and transportation in Marin County. Undated. CD Copy. 

Compilation E: David Wingate, saving an island habit. Undated. CD Copy. 

Box 22: Photographs and Rubber Stamps 

Contains a spiral notebook with photographic prints in sleeves, plus a 2 bags of rubber stamps used by Price 

Box 23: Negatives and computer discs 

Contains 35mm negatives and 18 3.5" computer discs (appears to be CityWatch files, Mountain Xpress files and other files) 

Box 24: 35mm Negatives 

Box 25: Photographs  (selected photographs are available online at this link)

Notebook 1: Billboard and people 

Notebook 2: "Photos - potential" 

Notebook 3: Trees 

Notebook 4: City Scenes 

Notebook 5: City Scenes 2 

Notebook 6: City Scenes 3 

Notebook 7: City Scenes 4 

Notebook 8: Pedestrian and Safety 

Notebook 9: Pedestrian and Safety, plus wheelchair ramps and access 

Notebook 10: Published in CityWatch