Information for Researchers
Collection Title: Sierra Club Southwest Office records
Date (inclusive): 1900-2000
Date (bulk): 1966-1996
Collection Number: BANC MSS 98/134 c
Sierra Club. Southwest Office
32.5 linear feet
The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: The Sierra Club Southwest Office Records (1900-2000, bulk 1966-1996) document the conservation, research, and political activities
of the Southwest Office and its individual Sierra Club chapters.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Sierra Club Southwest Office records, BANC MSS 98/134 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Alternative Form of Materials Available
There are no alternate forms of this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Conservation of natural resources--Southwest, New--History
Conservation of natural resources--United States--History
Environmental protection--Southwest, New
Environmental protection--United States
Gift; December 1, 1997.
No additions are expected.
Processed by Arcadia Falcone in 2011.
The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir in San Francisco, California. The Southwest Office includes the Utah Chapter,
the Rocky Mountain Chapter (Colorado), the Rio Grande Chapter (New Mexico), and the Grand Canyon Chapter (Arizona). The Southwest
Regional Office is located in Phoenix, Arizona, with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Scope and Content Note
The Sierra Club Southwest Office Records (1900-2000, bulk 1966-1996) document the conservation, research, and political activities
of the Southwest Office and its individual Sierra Club chapters. The records include correspondence, reports, clippings,
publications, and notes. Major topics of interest include air quality, energy and power, mining, water, and wilderness.
The bulk of the collection pertains to issues at the state level in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (Series 1-4).
Series 5, Subject Files, includes a small amount of materials on Alaska, California, Nevada, Texas, and Wyoming, but focuses
mainly on issues that transcend state lines or that are approached on a larger scale. Series 6, Organizational Documents,
contains materials related to Sierra Club committees, campaigns, and projects.
Original folder titles are retained throughout, including the organization's use of "Indian" to refer to Native Americans.
From the collection but cataloged separately are a cassette tape labeled "Restoring the Earth, 1/88, U.C. Berkeley, Future
of the Environmental Movement: J. Bass w/ D. Brower, M. Fischer, D. Foreman, T. Graff, & T. Look" (Phonotape 2954 C) and 13
film reels (Motion Picture 834). Film reel labels include "California Air Resources Board: To Clear the Air," "Redwoods,"
"Rio Rancho Promotion Film (1968?)," "Quiet Calkin," and "Look What We've Done to This Land (Blue Sky Copy)." Remaining reels