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Guide to the Margaret Wentworth Owings Papers
BANC MSS 86/71 c  
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Description
Collection contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and files related to Margaret Owings' work in environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. She was particularly concerned with mountain lions, sea otters, sea lions, California redwoods, and parks and wildlife in Africa. Owings was the only woman on the California State Park Commission in the 1960s. The collection contains only a few personal papers, including a small amount of correspondence with family members, awards, biographical information, and files related to her husband, architect Nathaniel Alexander Owings.
Background
Born April 29, 1913 in Berkeley, California, Margaret Wentworth Owings was a 1934 graduate of Mills College, where her father, Frank Wentworth, was a trustee, and completed graduate studies in art at the Fogg Museum at Harvard University in 1935. She set her artistic career aside and earned international recognition as a tireless advocate for sea otters, mountain lions and other wild creatures.
Extent
Number of containers: 10 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 5 volumes

Linear ft.: 9.6 linear ft.
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. Materials in these collections are protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and may not be used without permission of The Bancroft Library. Use may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, privacy and publicity rights, licensing terms, and trademarks. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection open for research, with the following exceptions: