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Inventory of the Mono Lake Committee Collection, 1919-1997, (bulk 1977-1995)
MS 99/4  
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Description
This collection contains the organizational papers of the Mono Lake Committee from its creation in 1978 through the mid-1990s. The bulk of the collection consists of legal files documenting the various lawsuits in which the Committee was involved during this time period.
Background
In 1974, David Gaines became acquainted with Mono Lake during an inventory of the natural areas of Mono County. In 1976 he helped to form the Mono Basin Research Group with undergraduates from Stanford, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and Earlham College, which received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. The Mono Basin Research Group conducted the first comprehensive ecological study of Mono Lake, An Ecological Study of Mono Lake, California, which was published in June 1977 by the UC Davis Institute of Ecology.
Extent
59 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.