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Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter records
BANC MSS 71/291 c  
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Background
The San Francisco Bay Chapter, founded in 1924, is second in membership size and longevity only to the Angeles Chapter, in Southern California. The chapter office is located in Oakland and serves members in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco Counties. The Bay Chapter has served as a training ground for many prominent national Sierra Club leaders, including former executive director David R. Brower, and past presidents Richard M. Leonard, Francis P. Farquhar, Edgar Wayburn, and Lewis Clark (all of whose papers are found in the Sierra Club Members Papers, BANC MSS 71/295 c). Rock climbers, skiers, and hikers trained on local trips went on to spearhead the club's nationally-famous Outing Program.
Extent
36.25 linear feet (30 cartons, 1 volume
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.