Collection consists of transcribed oral history interviews documenting the leadership, programs, strategies, and ideals of
the national Sierra Club as well as the club grassroots at the regional and chapter levels. The interviews feature various
aspects of the club including education, litigation, legislative lobbying, energy policy, urban issues, and wilderness preservation.
Each interview in the collection has been cataloged separately.
The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. and Canada that works to educate the public on environmental issues
and lobbies local, state, and federal bodies for environmental legislation; it was founded in 1892 by the naturalist John
Muir who was the first president (1892-1914); The Sierra Club History Committee was created in 1970 to maintain the Sierra
Club records and to set up an oral history program; originally, some committee members volunteered as interviewers and were
trained by Willa Baum, Head of Bancroft's Regional Oral History Office.
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