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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: Charles Rhinehart papers
    Dates: 1969 - 2007
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Rhinehart, Charles.
    Extent: 5 boxes
    Online items available
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: The Rhinehart papers, dating from the late 1960s through 2007, include correspondence, government documents, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, fliers and ephemera. All relate to such varied local environmental issues as estuarine sanctuaries, the Bodega Bay power plant, coastal development, land acquisitions, and to the history of some North Bay environmental organizations, including C.O.A.A.S.T., the Sonoma Land Trust, and the Jenner Coalition.
    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

    [Identification of item]. Charles Rhinehart papers. Collection Number: Consult repository. Sonoma State University Library

    Biography/Administrative History

    Charles (Chuck) Rhinehart (1922-2007) was a well-known local environmental activist. He was one of the founders of C.O.A.A.S.T. (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands), a member of the board for 37 years, and its president at the time of his death. He fought for years to protect the California coastline and access to it, battling both plans for a nuclear power plant at Bodega Head and the Sea Ranch development. His most recent achievement was a two year effort toward the realization of another point of coastal access, the Shorttail Gulch Trail Project, dedicated in May 2004. He taught on the faculty at Sonoma State University for thirty-five years.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains materials organized in a total of five boxes.

    Indexing Terms

    Political activism — Sonoma County (Calif) — History – Sources.
    Public lands -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Nuclear power plants -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Shore protection -- California -- Sonoma County.
    Coastal zone management – California.
    Sonoma County (Calif) – History – 20th century – Sources.
    Rhinehart, Charles.
    COAAST (Organization).
    Committee to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization).
    Northern California Association to Preserve Bodega Head (Organization).
    Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands (Organization).
    Bodega Head (Calif.)
    Bodega Bay (Calif.)
    Sea Ranch (Calif.)

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