Guide to the Echo Lakes Association Records, 1931-1984

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Guide to the Echo Lakes Association Records, 1931-1984

Collection number: BANC MSS 84/153 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Elizabeth Stephens and Barbara Hoddy
Date Completed:
January 1996
Encoded by:
Susana Franco
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Echo Lakes Association Records,
Date (inclusive): 1931-1984
Collection Number: BANC MSS 84/153 c
Creator: Echo Lakes Association
Extent: Number of containers: 3 cartons, 1 oversize folder 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.
Abstract: The records of Echo Lakes Association consist of correspondence and other working files related to the concerns of cabin owners regarding a variety of environmental and safety matters. Also includes the files of the Echo Lakes History Project, an oral history project sponsored by the Echo Lakes Association, which contain written responses to questionnaires, histories, and several studies regarding Echo Lakes. In addition, research done by Margaret Edith Trussell about streamflow maintenance dams in the Desolation Wilderness includes correspondence, writings and notes, and research materials for her in-depth study of fish conservation in the High Sierra wilderness.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Echo Lakes Association Records, BANC MSS 84/153 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

  • Title: Ralph King Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 89/89 c

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Echo Lakes Association Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Margaret E. Trussell for the Echo Lakes History Project on February 27, 1989. Additions were made on March 22, 1990, by Mary Ann Fisher for the Echo Lakes Association.

Scope and Content

The records of Echo Lakes Association consist of the organization's correspondence and other working files related to the concerns of cabin owners regarding a variety of environmental and safety matters. Also includes the files of the Echo Lakes History Project, an oral history project sponsored by the Echo Lakes Association, which contain written responses to questionnaires, histories, and several studies regarding Echo Lakes. In addition, research done by Margaret Edith Trussell about streamflow maintenance dams in the Desolation Wilderness includes correspondence, writings and notes, and research materials for her in-depth study of fish conservation in the High Sierra wilderness.
The Echo Lakes, two High Sierra alpine lakes, are located within the borders of the Eldorado National Forest which is administered by the Forest Service. The lakes are utilized by day users and cabin owners with lease agreements with the Forest Service. The Echo Lakes Association protects the interests of and unifies the cabin owners, and provides support for environmental control.
The collection has been divided into three series and arranged either chronologically (correspondence), alphabetically (subject files), or for ease of use (project and research files). Contents of folders reflect the order as received.

Container List

 

Series 1: Echo Lakes Association, 1931-1971.

 

Office Files, 1931-1971

Ctn. 1, folder 1-44

Correspondence and related material 1946-67

Ctn. 2, folder 1-17

Correspondence and related material 1967-71

 

Correspondence

folder 18-19

Bedayn, Raffi 1967-70

folder 20-28

Echo Lake Ad Hoc Committee 1970-71

folder 29-31

Ecology Team 1970-71

folder 32

Echo Lake Control Project Report 1931

oversize Oversize, folder 1 C

Plot plans, maps, and blueprints n.d.

 

Subject Files, [ca. 1959-1980]

Ctn. 2, folder 33

Avalanche Materials n.d.

folder 34

Climate Data n.d.

folder 35

Echo Chalet and Recreation Area n.d.

folder 36

El Dorado County Property Tax Rates 1959-64

folder 37-38

Forest Service n.d.

folder 39

Home Owner's Pier n.d.

folder 40-44

Public Lands n.d.

folder 45

Sacramento County Parks n.d.

folder 46

Southern California n.d.

folder 47

Toll Tunnel n.d.

folder 48

Water Safety n.d.

 

Series 2: Echo Lakes History Project, 1948-1984.

Ctn. 3, folder 1

Correspondence 1970-81

folder 2

Historical Group meeting 1975

folder 3

Kling, Emma Jean Gray May 1984

 

An Echo Lake History

folder 4

Leonard, Richard M. (Richard Manning), 1908- Mar. 14-15, 1948

 

The Echo Lake Avalanches

folder 5

Freihofer, Warren C. 1949

 

The Limnology of a High Sierra Nevada Mountain Lake: Echo Lake, El Dorado County, California

Additional Note

(Master's Thesis)
folder 6

Skinner, Todd Voorheis 1976

 

A History of the Outdoor Recreation of the Echo Lakes Basin

folder 7-35

Responses to Echo Lake Questionnaire 1984

Arrangement

(arranged by tract # or name)
 

Series 3: Margaret Edith Trussell Research: Desolation Wilderness Streamflow Maintenance Dams, 1934-1984.

 

Correspondence, 1979-1984

Ctn. 3, folder 36

General correspondence 1979-84

 

California

folder 37-38

Department of Fish and Game 1981-84

folder 39

Department of Water Resources 1982

folder 40

[Regarding] Climate 1981

folder 41

Jenson, Paul 1981

folder 42

Jessen, Bob 1981-82

folder 43

Jorgensen, Haven 1982-83

folder 44

Pierce, Daniel 1981

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Mt. Ralston
folder 45-47

United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 1971-84

 

Writings and Notes, 1982-1984, n.d.

Ctn. 3, folder 48

The Fisherman's "Middle Landscape": Stream Flow Maintenance Dams in the High Sierra of California June 15, 1982

Additional Note

(Paper)
folder 49

A Preliminary Report: Stream Flow Maintenance Dams in the Desolation Wilderness, California ca. 1984

Additional Note

(Discussion paper)
folder 50

Interview with Jean and Dave Merrill Apr. 7, 1984

folder 51

Notes n.d.

 

Research Materials, 1934-1981.

Ctn. 3, folder 52-54

California Division of Fish and Game, Bureau of Fish Conservation 1934-81

 

Reports and Articles

 

United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

folder 55-57

L ake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Draft Environmental Impact Statement 1979

folder 58

Reports 1938-78

folder 59-60

Desolation Wilderness, Wilderness Record Jan. 1981

Additional Note

Clipping
folder 61

Miscellaneous 1939-80