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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernestine Smith papers
    Dates: 1959-1973
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Smith, Ernestine, et al.
    Extent: 1 box
    Online items available
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: The Smith papers, dating from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, include correspondence, government documents, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, fliers and ephemera. All relate to such local environmental issues as nuclear power plant construction and coastal access.
    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

    Ernestine Smith papers . Sonoma State University Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Ernestine Smith, 1992

    Biography/Administrative History

    Environmental activist and former biology teacher Ernestine Smith was involved in several Sonoma County, California, environmental organizations, including Citizens Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands (COAAST), California Coastal Alliance, Committee to Preserve Bodega Head and Northern California Association to Preserve Bodega Head. Papers cover key issues, such as coastal conservation and coastal access. Outcomes of the work of Ernie Smith and others in the Sonoma County environmental movement include the 1972 Coastal Conservation Act, the formation of the California Coastal Commission, the end to plans for a nuclear power plant at Bodega Head, and public access to Sea Ranch.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains twenty-three folders. The materials are organized in a total of one box.

    Indexing Terms

    Smith, Ernestine I.
    COAAST (Organization)
    Committee to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization)
    Northern California Association to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization)
    Political activism — Sonoma County (Calif) — History – Sources
    Public lands -- California -- Sonoma County
    Shore protection -- California -- Sonoma County
    Coastal zone management – California
    Nuclear power plants -- California -- Sonoma County
    Bodega Head (Calif.)
    Bodega Bay (Calif.)
    Sea Ranch (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif) – History – 20th century – Sources

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