The collection consists of papers of Maxine E. McCloskey’s personal and professional efforts to protect marine mammals and
spans the years 1976-2005. It includes correspondence, notebooks, articles written by McCloskey, newsletter and publicity
materials, press and clippings, and subject files relating to McCloskey’s environmental work. A large portion of the collection
consists of materials created when McCloskey volunteered for the Sierra Club.
Maxine McCloskey was a long-time whale advocate and environmental leader. Her work was concerned with a variety of environmental
issues, and included volunteering for and editing some of the Sierra Club's proceedings from the Wilderness Conferences held
in the 1960s. As a volunteer, Maxine represented the Sierra Club on numerous whale issues through the Sierra Club's National
Coastal Committee. McCloskey’s personal interest in protecting whales led to her professional involvement with Project Jonah
and the Whale Center in Oakland, California. McCloskey was an active presence at the International Whaling Commission meetings,
and helped to establish the international moratorium on commercial whaling approved in 1982.
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privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for
any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000.
Collection is open for research.