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Finding Aid for the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter records, 1917-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter records
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1984
    Collection number: 1199
    Creator: Sierra Club. Angeles Chapter.
    Extent: 204 document boxes. (100.6 linear ft.) 1 half document box. 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, 1977-. The 2012 addition consisting of the Alice E. Knapp papers was transferred from UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Evert Volkersz, 1967; 2012 addition processed by Courtney Dean with the assistance of Jillian Cuellar in the Center for Primary Research and Training.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sierra Club Angeles Chapter records (Collection Number 1199). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    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.
    The Sierra Club branch in Los Angeles, California was founded by Phil Bernays and some fellow Sierrans in 1911; the Southern California Chapter, as it was originally known, stretched from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border to the California desert; Muir Lodge in Big Santa Anita Canyon was Club headquarters from October 4, 1913 until its destruction in the great storm of 1938; the Chapter originally provided leadership for hiking trips into the local mountains and High Sierra and helped spread the word of John Muir.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of material related to the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. Includes conservation issues and administration files including Southern California region minutes (1951-84), chapter newsletters and other publications, and assorted conservation issue materials. Also includes newsletters published by various sections of the club.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Materials are arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Sierra Club. Angeles Chapter--Archives.
    Sierra Club. Angeles Chapter--History.
    Nature conservation--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Environmental protection--California, Southern.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Newsletters.

    Related Material

    Sierra Club Oral History Project (Collection 329). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
    Collection of Ephemera Related to the Sierra Club (Collection 1197).   Available at the Library Special Collections, UCLA.