The William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund records contain correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, agendas, financial records,
and the draft of and research materials for the Mott biography
Prophet of the Parks by Mary Ellen Butler. The bulk of the collection consists of the background materials and notes used to write the biography.
Also includes photographs of William Penn Mott Jr., and members of the memorial fund.
The Mott Memorial Fund was created in September 1992 and chaired by Dick Trudeau. Several people participated in the fund's
activities over the years, most notably Mott's sons, William Penn Mott III and John Mott, and the former publisher of Sunset
Magazine, L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. Among the accomplishments of the William Penn Mott, Jr. Memorial Fund were the naming of the
Mott Longhouse at the YMCA of the East Bay, Camp Loma Mar; Mott's posthumous election to the National Recreation and Park
Association's Hall of Fame; a major contribution to the Golden Gate National Parks Association for the William Penn Mott,
Jr. Visitors Center at the Presidio; and the publication of Mott's biography, Prophet of the Parks. The Fund was dissolved after its objectives were reached.
Number of containers: 6 cartons and 1 oversize folder.
Linear feet: 7.55
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Collection is open for research.