Scope and Content
Bainbridge, David A.
Title: David A. Bainbridge Papers
Date (inclusive): 1971-2013
6 linear feet
Abstract: David A. Bainbridge has been a professor, researcher, author and consultant in sustainable management. His Papers contain
manuscripts and published versions of his writings which primarily focus on sustainability, solar energy, agroforestry, and
restoration ecology. The writings include book chapters, articles, proceedings, research reports, notes, abstracts, book reviews,
and selected presentations authored or jointly authored by Bainbridge from 1971-2011. Also included are photographs and slides
of straw bale buildings.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-535
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
David A. Bainbridge was born in 1948 in Schnectady, New York. He grew up in the west, living as a child in Colorado, Washington,
Oregon and California. He received a B.A. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego (1970) and an M.S.
in Ecology from the University of California, Davis (1973). His interest in economics and the challenges of sustainable resource
management and environmental accounting began in the interdisciplinary Eco-Grad Group at the University of California, Davis
in the 1970s. His career began with environmental planning work for the Environmental Development Agency in San Diego in 1970
to protect the coastal lagoons of San Diego County.
His work has focused on sustainable management of resources and people and has included: developments in environmental impact
analysis, land capability evaluation, planning for sustainable communities, natural heating and cooling research, alternative
building materials research and education (including straw bale building systems), research and education work in agroforestry
and sustainable agriculture, desert and grassland restoration, and environmental accounting and sustainable management for
Bainbridge helped develop the sustainable management program for the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International
University and taught sustainable management, environmental management reporting, ethics, and other courses, until his retirement
David Bainbridge curriculum vitae, April 2011.
Scope and Content
The David A. Bainbridge Papers contain manuscripts and published versions of his writings which primarily focus on sustainability,
solar energy, agroforestry, and restoration ecology. The writings include book chapters, articles, proceedings, research reports,
notes, abstracts, book reviews, and selected presentations authored or jointly authored by Bainbridge from 1971-2011. Writings
from the 1970s include several related to the local Davis area. Also included are photographs and slides of straw bale buildings.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in three series: Writings, Correspondence, and Photographs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Bainbridge, David A.--Archives
Straw bale houses
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle
[Identification of item], David A. Bainbridge Papers, D-535, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All 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 Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.