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McGinnes (Marc) papers
UArch FacP 59  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Material
  • Related Material

  • Title: Marc McGinnes papers
    Identifier/Call Number: UArch FacP 59
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 19.6 linear feet (19 document boxes, 1 flat box, 107 videocassettes, 6 audiocassettes, 1 DVD)
    Creator: McGinnes, J. Marc, 1941-
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2019
    Date (bulk): 1979-2003
    Abstract: These papers contain environmental studies course files, correspondence, notes, research materials, photographs, and recorded lectures relating to Marc McGinnes' tenure as a professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Barbara, as well as his work with the Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict and the Environmental Defense Center of Santa Barbara, California. Also included are case files, research reports, and conference proceedings relating to his career as a lawyer and legal ecologist.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Marc McGinnes papers, UArchFacP 59. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Marc McGinnes, 2016.

    Biographical note

    In June of 1969, Marc McGinnes was a young lawyer when Republican Representative Pete McCloskey encouraged him to move to Santa Barbara to start the new field of environmental law. As an environmental activist and lawyer since 1969, Marc McGinnes led the founding of one of the first ecology centers in 1970. Concurrent to the founding, McGinnes began his teaching career in 1970 at UC Santa Barbara in one of the first environmental studies programs. His course, Principles of Environmental Law, is one of the longest-running undergraduate courses in environmental law in the United States. His teachings covered environmental law, policy, and ecopsychology. As a Stanford University graduate and recipient of a law degree from UC Berkeley, in addition to his teaching, McGinnes has pursued parallel careers as both an environmental lawyer and a legal ecologist. McGinnes was a founder of one of the first public interest environmental firms, the Environmental Defense Center of Santa Barbara, in 1977, as well as the Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict. McGinnes is a former Alfred P. Sloan, Rotary International Foundation, and Ford Foundation scholar and fellow. In 2005, after over thirty years of teaching, McGinnes retired.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of correspondence, course work and syllabi, administrative documents, recorded lectures, case files, photographs, research files, and notes relating to professor Marc McGinnes activities during his tenure, from 1970 to 2005, as a professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The bulk of the material reflects his activities in environmental education and community political activism as well as his involvement with establishing the Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict. Noteworthy components of the collection includes iterations of his Principles of Environmental Law, a course and curriculum book related to Env S 125A: Principles of Environmental Law, the longest-running undergraduate course in environmental law in the United States. Also included are conference proceedings, correpondence, and ephemera related to his work with Institute for Peaceful Resolution of Conflict. In addition, the collection includes case proceedings, reports, and related legal research materials regarding practicing environmental law as a consultant to the Environmental Defense Center. Of particular note, the collection includes case proceedings form Santa Barbara County in relation to Western LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) and Cold Spring Canyon Bridge barrier, all of which summarizes the county government's actions.

    Arrangement

    The collection has been kept physically in original order but arranged descriptively by subject. The filenames retain the creator's naming convention. The files are organized into six series: Biographical files, Teaching career, Institute For Peaceful Resolution of Conflict, Environmental law career, Audiovisual, and 2019 Addition.

    Separated Material

    Published literature listed below has been separated out from the collection for cataloging, and will be accessible through the UCSB Library Catalog.
    Milovskiĭ, Aleksandr Sergeevich. Ancient Russian Cities: A Travel Guide to the Historical and Architectural Monuments and Fine Art Museums. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1986.
    Brailsford, Barry, Maaka Tipa, & Renzie Hanham. Song of the Old Tides. Christchurch, N.Z.: StonePrint Press, 2004.

    Related Material

    Environmental Defense Center records, SBHC Mss 94, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    Community Environmental Council (CEC) records, SBHC Mss 109, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, Mss 18, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    Paul Relis journals, PA Mss 110, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Arts and Lectures Records, UArch 16, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Public Information Biographical Files, UArch 11, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies Program Collection, UArch 76, University of California, Santa Barbara. Special Research Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Environmental education
    Environmentalism -- Study and teaching (Higher)
    Environmental law -- Study and teaching (Higher)
    Environmental justice -- California -- Santa Barbara -- History
    Environmentalists -- California -- Santa Barbara
    Political activists -- California -- Santa Barbara
    California -- Politics and government
    Administrative records
    Audiocassettes
    Case files
    Conference proceedings
    Correspondence
    DVDs
    Lectures
    Photographs
    Printed ephemera
    Research notes
    Sound recordings
    Syllabi
    Videocassettes
    McGinnes, J. Marc, 1941- -- Archives
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Faculty
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Environmental Studies Program
    Environmental Defense Center