Roland Hauck papers

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
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Rohnert Park, California 94928
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Roland Hauck papers
Dates: 1963-1982
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Hauck, Roland, 1902-1983.
Extent: 6 boxes
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: The Roland Hauck Papers, dating from 1963 through 1982, include correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, ephemera and photographs on various county, state, and national environmental issues, including creeks and other waterways, fish and wildlife, the Sonoma Valley and the Warm Springs Dam.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Roland Hauck papers. Sonoma State University Library

Biography/Administrative History

Roland Hauck was born in Duluth Minnesota on August 17, 1902. He grew up in Oakland and attended Stanford University. He worked in advertising for J. Walter Thompson and other agencies in San Francisco and New York, and had his own agency for many years. After his marriage in 1926 he and his wife acquired creekside property in Napa as a weekend retreat. His exposure to the environment made him aware of the vulnerability of creeks and streams in the region. By the 1960s he and his wife were living in the Sonoma Valley, and in 1972 Hauck helped to found the Save Our Creek Committees of America. Hauck was dedicated to the preservation of creeks, streams, and other waterways in Sonoma Valley and throughout California. He was also interested in city planning as it relates to waterways, and opposed the construction of the Warm Springs Dam. Hauck is considered the father of western urban creek preservation, and he was also a member of Friends of the River, the Sierra Club, and the National Science Foundation. Roland Hauck died on January 20, 1983.

Scope and Content of Collection

The materials are organized into six boxes and four separate record groups: Roland Hauck, Subject Files, Clippings, and Pamphlets. There are a total of one hundred sixty-four folders of documentary material.

Indexing Terms

Environmentalists -- California -- Sonoma County.
Environmental policy -- California -- Sonoma County.
Environmental protection -- California.
Sonoma County (Calif.) – History – 20th century – Sources.
Urban streams.
Wildlife conservation.
Hauck, Roland, 1902-1983.
Sonoma Valley (Calif.)
Warm Springs Dam and Lake Sonoma (Calif.)

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