Guide to the Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter Records, 1939 -[on-going]

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Guide to the Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter Records, 1939 -[on-going]

Collection number: BANC MSS 71/292 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Lauren Lassleben, Project Archivist
Date Completed:
1992
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter Records,
Date (inclusive): 1939 -[on-going]
Collection Number: BANC MSS 71/292 c
Collector: Sierra Club. Mother Lode Chapter
Extent: Number of containers: 3 cartons Linear feet: 3.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter Records, BANC MSS 71/292 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Mother Lode Chapter of the Sierra Club began donating its historical files to the The Bancroft Library in 1976.

Funding

The Sierra Club Records Project was made possible by a major grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

The Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter was founded in 1939. The chapter encompasses the Sacramento Valley as well as the foothills and Sierra Nevada region of Northeastern California. The chapter is one of the oldest in the state, and contains within its borders much public-owned land, which its members strive to preserve and enjoy. Of the nearly 50 charter members, half were women, and most were from the Sacramento-Davis, California, area. Charlotte Mauk, later a long-time member of the national Sierra Club Board of Directors, served as the first chapter chairperson.
Mother Lode Chapter members wrote chapter histories in 1970 and 1975. Most recently, LaVerne and Luis Ireland prepared A History of the Mother Lode Chapter, The First 50 Years, 1939-1989. All three of these histories can be found in carton 1, folder 61.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the internal affairs, activities, and conservation concerns of a chapter which is based in Sacramento, but which includes most of northeastern California as well as the upper San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. Because of the large geographical size of the chapter, much of the work takes place in regional groups and activity sections.
This geographical region contains some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in California, much of it national forest lands. The chapter's conservation activities reflect concern over how these public land will be utilized. Lake Tahoe Basin planning, ski resorts, use of all terrain vehicles, and evaluation of roadless areas for inclusion in wilderness are some of the issues documented in the second and largest series, Conservation Records.
In addition to its Conservation Committee, the chapter continues to have an active Outing Committee. Activities include car camping, day hikes, knapsacking, and peak and gorge "scrambling."

Container List

Carton 1

SERIES 1: OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1939-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Files are arranged hierarchically.
Besides correspondence and by-laws, the records document the work of the Executive Committee, other committees (excluding Conservation Committee, which is found in the second series), and regional groups. Also included are chapter histories; material relateing to anniversaries; and chapter awards and honors, including conservationist of the year.
Ctn. 1, folder 1

Correspondence 1939-40, 1973

folder 2

By-laws 1974-75

 

Executive Committee

folder 3-16

Minutes 1939-76

folder 17-28

Minutes and agendas 1977-89

folder 29

Policy statements and resolutions 1966-85

folder 30

Annual reports 1941-73

folder 31-33

Correspondence 1957-88

folder 34

Management memos 1971-72

folder 35

Donations 1981-83

folder 36

Chapter archives 1975-89

folder 37-38

Handbooks 1964-83

folder 39

Rosters of leaders 1981-89

folder 40

Financial reports 1955-83

folder 41

Budgets 1974-87

folder 42

Membership chairmen 1972-83

folder 43-44

Membership lists 1940-69

 

Schedule Committee

folder 45

Correspondence 1955-73

folder 46-51

Activity schedules 1939-87

folder 52

Nominating Committee 1958-88

folder 53

Legal Committee n.d.

folder 54

Northern California Regional Conservation Committee 1970-88

folder 55

Delta Sierra Group 1973

folder 56

Sacramento Valley-Sierra Group 1966, 1976-87

folder 57

Shasta Group 1980-89

folder 58

Sierra Nevada Group n.d.

folder 59

Yahi Group 1974

folder 60

Yokuts Group 1972-80

folder 61

Histories 1970-75, 1989

 

Anniversaries

folder 62

25th 1965

folder 63

30th 1970

folder 64

Golden Jubilee Banquet 1989

folder 65

Awards and honors 1970-89

folder 66

Conservationist of the Year 1964-81

Cartons 2-3

SERIES 2: CONSERVATION RECORDS, 1944-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

The first subseries, Conservation Committee, is divided into three parts: Conservation Committee-Operational Files (arranged hierarchically by record type); Conservation Committee Chair Files-Gary Pichon Papers (arranged alphabetically by subject); and Conservation Subcommittees (arranged alphabetically by name of subcommittee). The second subseries, General Conservation Subject Files, is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Conservation concerns of the chapter include use of all terrain vehicles on public lands; land use planning; Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II); and ski resorts.
 

SUBSERIES 2.1: CONSERVATION COMMITTEE, 1957-1989.

 

Operational Files

Ctn. 2, folder 1-4

Correspondence 1957-89

folder 5

Activities reports 1973, 1983-85

folder 6-14

Minutes and agendas 1954-85

folder 15

Guidelines 1975, 1987

folder 16

Questionnaires 1969-88

folder 17

Mailing lists 1969-71, 1986

 

Conservation Committee Chair Files - Gary Pichon Papers

Ctn. 2, folder 18

Agricultural Experiment Station 1976

folder 19

All terrain vehicles - Use in national parks and preserves 1977-79

folder 20

Eldorado National Forest (Calif.) 1975-76

folder 21

Lake Tahoe Basin (Calif. and Nev.) 1976-77

folder 22

Lassen National Forest (Calif.) 1976-77

folder 23

Mendocino National Forest (Calif.) 1976-79

folder 24

Plumas National Forest (Calif.) 1976-77

folder 25

Stanislaus National Forest (Calif.) 1976

folder 26

Tahoe National Forest (Calif.) 1976-79

folder 27

Bear Valley, Colusa County (Calif.) 1979

folder 28

California State Water Resources Control Board - Notice to water users 1978

folder 29

California Wilderness Coalition 1976-79

folder 30

Carson Pass (Calif.) 1975, 1979

folder 31

Chapter newsletter editors 1979

folder 32

Duncan Canyon, Tahoe National Forest (Calif.) 1976-77

folder 33

Feather River (Calif.) 1976-79

folder 34

Fire control, Beegum Resource Management Project 1978

folder 35

Fishery and Wildlife management 1980

folder 36

Forest management 1970

folder 37

4th Congressional District 1979

folder 38

Gold Discovery State Park, El Dorado County (Calif.) 1976

folder 39

Granite Chief Wilderness (Calif.) 1969-79

folder 40

Grants-in-aid 1979

folder 41

Grouse Falls (Calif.) 1978-79

folder 42

Hope Valley (Calif.) 1974-81

folder 43

Hydroelectric power plants, North Fork Stanislaus River (Calif.) (proposed) 1976-81

folder 44

Independence Lake (Calif.) 1976-78

folder 45

Ishi Cultural and Natural Resources Assessment 1976-78

folder 46

Ishi Wilderness Proposal 1975-80

folder 47

La Porte-Quincy Road, Plumas National Forest (Calif.) 1978-80

 

Land use

folder 48

Alpine Planning Unit 1976-78

folder 49

Bucks Lake Unit 1974-75

folder 50

Ladeux Meadow and Long Valley Management Units 1971

folder 51

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit 1977-80

folder 52

Planning units in national parks and preserves 1975-78

folder 53

Truckee-Little Truckee Planning Unit 1975-78

folder 54

Upper Summit City Management Unit 1973

folder 55

Lassen National Park (Calif.) 1974-80

folder 56

Little Robinson Valley (Calif.) 1976

folder 57

Mount Lola-Castle Peak Area (Calif.) 1973

folder 58

National Wilderness Committee 1977

folder 59

North Fork American River (Calif.) 1975-79

folder 60

North Lahontan Basin Plan, recommended changes 1979-80

folder 61

Pacific Crest Trail (Calif.) n.d.

folder 62

Public lands - Railroads - Law and legislation (proposed) 1978

folder 63

Recreation areas (proposed) 1971-80

folder 64

Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) 1977-79

folder 65

Correspondence 1977-79

folder 66

Publications 1977-79

folder 67

Recommended final inventory 1977

folder 68

Clippings 1978-80

folder 69

Roadless areas 1974-78

folder 70

Upper Truckee (Calif.) 1972-80

folder 71

Sacramento-Tahoe transportation corridor 1976

folder 72

San Francisco Tuolumne River Coalition 1977-78

folder 73

San Joaquin Planning Area Guide 1976

folder 74

San Luis Island, Merced County (Calif.) 1978-80

 

Shasta, Mount (Calif.)

folder 75

Correspondence 1977-80

folder 76

Clippings and publications 1974-80

folder 77

Shasta-Trinity National Forest (Calif.) 1975-76

Ctn. 3, folder 1

Sierra Nevada Task Force 1975-76

folder 2

Sierra Club Northern and Southern California Regional Conservation Committees - Parks - State policy 1978-79

folder 3

Sierra Club Northern California 1979

 

Sierra Club Northern California Regional Conservation Committee

folder 4

Forest Purchase Task Force 1975-76

folder 5

Lake Tahoe-Sierra Crest National Conservation Area 1977-78

folder 6

Land Use Planning Committee 1975-77

folder 7

Yosemite Task Force 1975-76

folder 8

Siskiyou Mountains Wilderness (Calif.) (proposed) 1969-80

 

Ski resorts

folder 9

Development policy 1978-79

folder 10

Expansion, Eagle Lake (Calif.) 1977-78

folder 11

Proposed 1970-75

folder 12

Silver Basin (Calif.) (proposed) 1971-76

folder 13

Snow Mountain (Calif.) 1969-78

folder 14

Snow surveys 1977

folder 15

South Fork American River access 1976

folder 16

South Fork American River Project 1976-80

 

Southern Pacific Transportation Company

folder 17

Land exchange proposal 1976-80

folder 18

Squaw Valley (Calif.) 1975-76

folder 19

Stanislaus National Forest Land Use Planning 1975-76

folder 20

State park acquisitions (proposed) 1978-80

folder 21

Sutter Buttes (Calif.) 1976-79

folder 22

Tahoe City Public Utility District 1973-79

 

Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)

folder 23

Land acquisition proposal 1978-81

folder 24

Land exchange proposal 1973-74

folder 25

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency 1971-76

folder 26

Timber Harvesting Plan, Donner Lake (Calif.) ca. 1977

folder 27

Timber Management Plans - National parks and reserves 1975-78

folder 28

Tule Lake land transfer 1976-78

folder 29

Tuolumne River and Tuolumne River Wilderness (Calif.) 1975-79

folder 30

U.S. Bureau of Land Management 1975-76, 1981

folder 31

California Desert Plan 1978-80

folder 32

Organic Act 1976-77

folder 33

Shasta County (Calif.) n.d.

folder 34

Wilderness areas 1978

folder 35

U.S. Forest Service Northern California Planning Area Guide 1976

folder 36

Vegetation Management Plan - Tahoe National Forest (Calif.) 1977

folder 37

Water resources development 1979-80

folder 38

Wild and scenic rivers (Calif.) 1971-81

folder 39

Wilderness Act 1967-74

folder 40

Wilderness areas 1969-79

folder 41

California - Law and legislation 1980

folder 42

Expansion 1977-79

folder 43

Wilderness management 1977-79

folder 44

Wilderness Management Plan - Desolation Wilderness (Calif.) 1977-78

folder 45

Wilderness Study Areas 1976-79

folder 46

Yosemite General Management Plan 1977-78

 

Conservation Subcommittees

Ctn. 3, folder 47

Conservation Management Subcommittee 1971-73

folder 48

Rural Lands Subcommittee 1970-71

folder 49

Water Subcommittee 1988-89

 

SUBSERIES 2.2: GENERAL CONSERVATION SUBJECT FILES, 1967-1985.

Ctn. 3, folder 50

American River (Calif.) 1967-77

folder 51

Auburn Dam (Calif.), opposition to 1971-75

folder 52

Auburn-Folsom South Unit, opposition to 1971-74

folder 53

Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.) - South Grove Project 1944-70

folder 54

Cottonwood Reservoir Project (proposed) 1966-74

folder 55

Desolation Wilderness (Calif.) 1969-72

folder 56

Geothermal Public Power Line Project 1984-85

folder 57

Independence Lake-Mount Lola Development (Calif.) 1974-75

folder 58

Indian Valley Project 1970-71

 

Kirkwood ski development

folder 59-60

Correspondence 1971-79

folder 61-62

Sierra Club vs. Edward Cliff April 1972

folder 63

Clippings 1971-73

folder 64-65

Land subdivisions, Rural 1970-72

folder 66

Land use - Plumas National Forest (Calif.) 1972-75

folder 67

Martis Valley (Calif.) 1974

folder 68

Mining claims - Emigrant Basin Primitive Area (Calif.) 1971-72

folder 69

New Melones Project 1972-74

folder 70

Pit River Indians 1971-72

 

Public lands - Recreational use

folder 71

Lake Berryessa (Calif.) 1971-72

folder 72

Terminal Geyser Area (Calif.) 1971-72

folder 73

Putah Creek Planning Unit (Calif.) 1974

folder 74

Scott Road Realignment Project 1972

folder 75

Shasta, Mount (Calif.) 1973-74

folder 76

Snowmobiles 1981

folder 77

Stonelake development - McKeon Construction Company vs. Bruce Kennedy 1972

folder 78

Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) - Land exchange proposal 1973-74

folder 79

U. S. Forest Service - Regional planning - Questionnaire 1980

folder 80

West Sacramento Canal Unit, Central Valley Project - Correspondence 1980

folder 81

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 1971

Carton 3

SERIES 3: OUTINGS COMMITTEE RECORDS, 1939-1987.

Ctn. 3, folder 82

Outings Committee 1973-87

folder 83

Correspondence 1978-87

folder 84

Announcements of meetings 1940-86

Additional Note

[many years lacking]
folder 85

Safety regulations 1967

folder 86

Clippings 1939-69

folder 87

Car Camping Section 1964

folder 88

Day Hike Section 1970

carton , folder 89

Knapsack Section 1953, n.d.

folder 90

Peak and Gorge Division 1967