Guide to the Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1995

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Guide to the Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1995

Collection number: M0912

Department of Special Collections

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2001 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1995
Collection number: Special Collections M0912
Creator: Crowder, Elizabeth S. (Betsy), collector.
Extent: 4 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Crowder served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to 1997 she was a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She was an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District from 1989 to 2000, the date of her accidental death. The collection consists primarily of reports and other publications regarding land use in California, particularly in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1980.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Betsy Crowder, 1997.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, M0912, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District.
Palo Alto Planning Commission.
Stanford University--Planning.
Land use--Planning--San Mateo County (Calif.)
Land use--Planning--Santa Clara County (Calif.)
Palo Alto (Calif.)--Planning.
Portola Valley (Calif.)--Planning.
San Francisco Bay Region--Conservation of natural resources.

Biography

Betsy Crowder, a native of Massachusetts, received and MA from Radcliffe College in English literature in 1947, and move to California in 1948. She has lived in Portola Valley since 1960. Crowder returned to school and received an MA in Engineering and Urban Design from Stanford in 1972. She served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to the present (1997) she has been a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She has been the Elected Director of the Mid-Peninsular Open Space District since 1989.

Scope and Content

The Betsy Crowder Collection consists mainly of reports and other publications regarding land use in California, especially in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. These materials are filed by the name of the city or county they most specifically pertain to, and are alphabetized by title within these categories. The collection also includes various pamphlets and other items regarding the British New Towns; these are filed together by town name. Two "notebooks" comprise the last major part of the collection. These notebooks are groups of reports, notes, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Crowder's city planning activities and other land use issues. The contents of these notebooks are roughly organized as arranged by Crowder.

Container List

 

Series 1. United States Reports and Publications

 

California, general

Box 1

California Division of Mines and Geology Centennial 1980

Box 1

Erosion and Sediment Handbook 1978

Box 1

Filling in the Blanks: Using Unused Urban Land1981

Box 1

Historic Ground Failures in Northern California Associated with Earthquakes 1978

Box 1

Land Use, Open Space, and the Government Process: The San Francisco Bay Experience 1974

Box 1

Local Government Planning Survey 1979

Box 1

Permit Guidelines 1979

Box 1

An Urban Strategy for California 1978

Box 1

Water Conservation in California 1976

 

Palo Alto

Box 1

Palo Alto Baylands Master Plant List 1973

Box 1

Palo Alto Baylands Master Plan and E.I.R. 1978

Box 1

Comprehensive Plan Background Reports 1975

Box 1

Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan for 1977-1990 1976

Box 1

Foothills Fire Hazard 1968

Box 1

Hewlett Packard Environmental Impact Report 1979

Box 1

Palo Alto Noise Control Program 1974

Box 2

Parks and Recreation Policy Study 1969

Box 2

Sand Hill Road Supplemental Revised Environmental Impact Report 1978

Box 2

Willow Road Improvement Project Environmental Impact Report 1975

 

San Mateo County

Box 2

Master Plan Proposal 1958

Box 2

Proposed Corridor Plan for a State Scenic Highway: Skyline Boulevard1967

 

Santa Clara County

Box 2

Soil Survey 1958

Box 3

Soil Workshop 1977

 

Stanford

Box 3

maps

Box 3

Land Use Permit Modification Draft Environmental Report 1986

Box 3

Pearce Mitchell Houses 1975

Box 3

Report on Urban Planning Curricula for Division of Architecture and Urban Design in the Department of Civil Engineering 1972

 

Federal and Miscellaneous

Box 3

Caring for the Land 1977

Box 3

Maintaining Subsurface Drains 1972

Box 3

Performance Controls for Sensitive Lands 1975

Box 3

Planning for Wildlife in Cities and Suburbs 1978

Box 3

Subdividing Rural America1976

Box 3

Wildlife Planning Glossary 1978

 

Series 2. Items regarding British New Towns

 

British New Towns

Box 4

Town Planning in Britain since 1945 1971

Box 4

British New Towns: 1 (album)

Box 4

British New Towns: 2 (album)

 

British New Towns, pamphlets, general

Box 4

Garden Cities of To-morrow 1965

Box 4

The National Trust for Scotland in the Seventies 1971

Box 4

The New Towns 1970

Box 4

The New Towns of Britain 1969

Box 4

Third International Tour of British New Towns 1971

Box 4

Town and Country Planning 1971

 

British New Towns, pamphlets, by town

Box 4

Basildon 1972

Box 4

Crawley 1970

Box 4

Haverhill n.d.

Box 4

Hemel Hempstead (1 of 2) 1969

Box 4

Hemel Hempstead (2 of 2) 1970

Box 4

Letchworth (1 of 2) 1968

Box 4

Letchworth (2 of 2)1969

Box 4

Greater London Services 1971

Box 4

Petersborough ca. 1970

Box 4

Stevenage 1971

Box 4

Thetford ca.1970

Box 4

Welwyn Garden City (1 of 3)1959

Box 4

Welwyn Garden City (2 of 3)1970

Box 4

Welwyn Garden City (3 of 3) 1970

 

Series 3. Oversized publications

Box 5

The Urban Design Plan for the Comprehensive Plan of San Francisco 1971

Box 5

Preliminary Regional Plan for San Francisco Bay Region 1966

Box 5

LIFE Magazine12/24/65

Box 5

LOOK Magazine9/21/65

 

Series 4. Crowder Notebooks

Box 5

Notebook #1 (in a Stanford folder), items regarding Stanford University Land Use, in particular the 1988 proceedings with the Palo Alto Planning Commission: the review of the general use permit, and the drafting of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR):1975 - 1995

Scope and Content Note

* Whole issues of Stanford Community Report, 1984-1988 -- * Whole issue of The Stanford Earth Scientist, 1987 -- * Clippings from The Progressive, Palo Alto Weekly, Stanford Campus Report, The Country Almanac, Stanford Community Report and unidentified papers, 1975-1995 -- * Notes, memos, minutes and reports (Palo Alto Planning Commission, 1988)
Box 6

Notebook #2 (originally in a "Carlyle" binder), publications, clippings, notes and reports regarding Stanford land use issues. ca. 1984-1988

Scope and Content Note

Items are loosely organized under the following headings: S.U. General [permit] and Processes -- Stanford West -- On Campus building -- S[anta] C[lara] County Lands -- Sand Hill Road