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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: MVZ Public Service collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.AC.0013
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 5.0 Cubic feet
    Date (inclusive): 1935-2003
    Language of Materials: Materials primarily in English
    Creator: Stebbins, Robert C. (Robert Cyril), 1915-2013

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Public Service collection, MVZA.AC.0013, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.

    Historical note

    Dr. Robert C. Stebbins, Museum Curator and Professor of Zoology at UC Berkeley, created the Public Service collection. Dr. Stebbins brought the collection together over the span of several years, and it stemmed from his extensive work with many conservation issues. The issues within the collection are based in California and the surrounding region. Dr. Stebbins’ involvement with these issues led to numerous interactions with other conservationists, community members, biologists, friends, as well as prominent government officials, both state and federal. All of these interactions are well documented within this collection.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Public Service Collection spans from 1935 to 2003, with the bulk of the material dating 1964 to 1995. The collection primarily consists of textual resources including research reports, correspondence, minutes and agendas, legal material, memoranda, publications, government reports, and maps. Photographs and field guides are also present. The collection is comprised of eighteen distinct series. Each of the series within the collection documents a specific conservation issue that the museum was concerned about, if not directly involved with, both locally and statewide. Some of the significant topics that are represented in these files are Off-road vehicles in the California desert; Wildland and urban fire management in the East Bay Hills; and Protection of California reptiles and amphibians. Other series include Ecological study areas protection; The Bodie Protection Act; and many other conservation issues. Each of the series contains rare material that cannot be found elsewhere -- including rare government reports and correspondence related to the preservation of crucial habitats within the state of California and elsewhere.

    Arrangement note

    The arrangement of the collection is in its original form. Series are organized by specific public service endeavors carried by the MVZ.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aleutian Canada Goose Recovery Team
    Amphibians -- Conservation
    Animals--Effect of off-road vehicles on
    Bodie State Historic Park (Calif.)
    Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park (Calif.)
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Desert conservation -- California
    Disposal of radioactive waste
    Ecology -- Study and teaching
    Endangered species and habitats
    Environmentally sensitive areas
    Fire management
    Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--California
    Housing development
    Issues in conservation
    Land use--California--Planning
    Land use--Law and legislation
    Landscape protection
    Mines and mineral resources--California
    Rangelands Revegetation
    Refuse and refuse disposal--Law and legislation
    Reptiles -- Conservation
    Research reports and papers
    Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander Recovery Team
    Tilden Regional Park (Calif.)
    Urban ecology (Biology)
    Wilderness areas--Environmental aspects
    Wildlife conservation