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John P. Crevelli papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John P. Crevelli papers
    Dates: 1965-2014
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Crevelli, John P., 1931-2015.
    Extent: 7 boxes
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: The John P. Crevelli Papers, dating primarily from 1965 through 2015, include correspondence, government documents, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, fliers, and ephemera on various county, state, and national environmental issues.
    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

    John P. Crevelli papers. Sonoma State University Library

    Biography/Administrative History

    John P. Crevelli was part of Sonoma County’s environmental vanguard, which thwarted PG&E’s plans to erect a nuclear power plan on an earthquake fault at Bodega Bay and fought to preserve public access to the coast. Crevelli was a founding member of the group C.O.A.A.ST (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands), formed in fellow Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Peter Leveque’s classroom in 1968. C.O.A.A.ST also included the late Bill Kortum, the dean of Sonoma County environmental activists, and the late Chuck Hinkle, a former county supervisor who was recalled, along with Kortum, in 1976 in a move that paved the way for the board’s first environmental majority. Also, out of C.O.A.A.S.T’s endeavors came the 1972 Coastal Zone Conservation Act, parent of California’s Coastal Commission. Crevelli authored Bill Kortum: A Fifty Year History of Environmental Activism in Sonoma County.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The materials are organized into seven boxes and seven separate record groups: C.O.A.A.S.T., Environmental Activism, Correspondence, Teaching, Maps, Photographic Materials, Ephemera. There is a total of fifty-four folders containing documentary material, with the maps, photographic materials and ephemera each in separate boxes.

    Indexing Terms

    Environmentalists -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Nuclear power plants -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Political activism -- Sonoma County (Calif) -- History -- Sources.
    Land use -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Public lands -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Conservation of natural resources -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Shoreline protection -- California.
    Environmental policy -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Coastal zone management -- California.
    Environmental protection -- California.
    Sonoma County (Calif) - History - 20th century - Sources.
    COAAST (Organization).
    Committee to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization).
    Northern California Association to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization).
    Bodega Head (Calif.)
    Bodega Bay (Calif.)
    Sea Ranch (Calif.)

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