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Merrilees (Jeannette) papers
MS.R.175  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Jeannette Merrilees papers
    Creator: Merrilees, Jeannette
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.175
    Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet (9 record center boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1979-2001
    Abstract: Jeannette Merrilees (1930-2013), born Jeannette Faas York, was an Orange County environmental activist. She received her bachelor's degree in Government and Religion from Smith College and received her law degree from the Western States School of Law. In 1973, she moved to Laguna Beach. She worked to save a portion of Crescent Bay Point from development in order to establish a public park. In the 1990s, she advocated for preservation of beachside cottages as vacation rentals in Crystal Cove State Beach against plans for luxury resorts. Recognized for her advocacy for public coastal access, Jeannette Merrilees' papers document a significant aspect of Orange County history; development and environmental issues, and social change. This collection includes collected publications, correspondences, organizational records, photographs, news clippings, and audiovisual materials documenting Jeannette's activism in Orange County.
    Condition Description: The collection arrived extraordinarily dirty, very disorganized, and with silverfish. Silverfish death-packs have been added to the boxes. Rehousing is certainly needed.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    The collection has not been processed but is open for research. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Jeannette Merrilees papers. MS-R175. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, 2016.

    Content Description

    Jeannette Merrilees (1930-2013), born Jeannette Faas York, was an Orange County environmental activist. She received her bachelor's degree in Government and Religion from Smith College and received her law degree from the Western States School of Law. In 1973, she moved to Laguna Beach. She worked to save a portion of Crescent Bay Point from development in order to establish a public park. In the 1990s, she advocated for preservation of beachside cottages as vacation rentals in Crystal Cove State Beach against plans for luxury resorts. Recognized for her advocacy for public coastal access, Jeannette Merrilees' papers document a significant aspect of Orange County history; development and environmental issues, and social change. This collection includes collected publications, correspondences, organizational records, photographs, news clippings, and audiovisual materials documenting Jeannette's activism in Orange County.