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Finding Aid for the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter records, 1917-1984
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Description
The Sierra Club branch in Los Angeles, California was founded by Phil Bernays and some fellow Sierrans in 1911. The Chapter originally provided leadership for hiking trips into the local mountains and High Sierra, and helped spread the word of John Muir. The collection consists of conservation issues and administration files including Southern California region minutes (1951-84), chapter newsletters and other publications, and assorted conservation issue materials related to the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.
Background
The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. and Canada that works to promote and protect natural resources; it was founded in San Francisco (1892) by the naturalist John Muir who was the first president (1892-1914); by the late 20th century the club grew to an approximate 540,000 members; local chapters organize conferences, lectures, films, exhibits, and various expeditions; it publishes reports, magazines, books, and special publications and has numerous committees working to educate the public on environmental issues and lobbying local, state, and federal bodies for environmental legislation.
Extent
204 document boxes. (100.6 linear ft.) 1 half document box. 1 oversize box.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.