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
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.
204 document boxes. (100.6 linear ft.)
1 half document box.
1 oversize box.
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