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Inventory of the John Olmsted Papers
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Description
John D. Olmsted (1938-2011) was a California naturalist who was instrumental in the creation of the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Independence Trail, a hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon. The collection contains a slide set created by Olmsted of California plant and animal life as well as two dvds including, "My Father Who Art in Nature," a documentary film by Alden Olmsted about his father John Olmsted.
Background
John DeVaux Olmsted, a California naturalist, was born March 2, 1938 in Los Angeles. He earned a master's degree in plant ecology at Pomona College and became education director at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He worked as a naturalist, docent and educator at the Oakland Museum, UC Berkeley Extension and the Mendocino Art Center. He was instrumental in the creation of the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Independence Trail, a wheelchair accessible hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon. Canyon. In 2010, he founded the Mendocino Tahoe Conservancy.
Extent
0.4 linear feet
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.