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Finding Aid to Sierra Club Southwest Office records, 1900-2000 (bulk 1966-1996)
BANC MSS 98/134 c  
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    Collection Title: Sierra Club Southwest Office records
    Date (inclusive): 1900-2000
    Date (bulk): 1966-1996
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 98/134 c
    Creator: Sierra Club. Southwest Office
    Extent: 26 cartons 32.5 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Sierra Club Southwest Office Records (1900-2000, bulk 1966-1996) document the conservation, research, and political activities of the Southwest Office and its individual Sierra Club chapters.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions of Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sierra Club Southwest Office records, BANC MSS 98/134 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternative Form of Materials Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Conservation of natural resources--Southwest, New--History
    Conservation of natural resources--United States--History
    Conservationists--Southwest, New
    Conservationists--United States
    Environmental protection--Southwest, New
    Environmental protection--United States
    Environmentalists--United States
    Envrionmentalists--Southwest, New

    Administrative Information

    Gift; December 1, 1997.
    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Arcadia Falcone in 2011.

    Biography/Organization History

    The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by John Muir in San Francisco, California. The Southwest Office includes the Utah Chapter, the Rocky Mountain Chapter (Colorado), the Rio Grande Chapter (New Mexico), and the Grand Canyon Chapter (Arizona). The Southwest Regional Office is located in Phoenix, Arizona, with additional offices in Boulder, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Sierra Club Southwest Office Records (1900-2000, bulk 1966-1996) document the conservation, research, and political activities of the Southwest Office and its individual Sierra Club chapters. The records include correspondence, reports, clippings, publications, and notes. Major topics of interest include air quality, energy and power, mining, water, and wilderness. The bulk of the collection pertains to issues at the state level in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (Series 1-4). Series 5, Subject Files, includes a small amount of materials on Alaska, California, Nevada, Texas, and Wyoming, but focuses mainly on issues that transcend state lines or that are approached on a larger scale. Series 6, Organizational Documents, contains materials related to Sierra Club committees, campaigns, and projects.
    Original folder titles are retained throughout, including the organization's use of "Indian" to refer to Native Americans.
    From the collection but cataloged separately are a cassette tape labeled "Restoring the Earth, 1/88, U.C. Berkeley, Future of the Environmental Movement: J. Bass w/ D. Brower, M. Fischer, D. Foreman, T. Graff, & T. Look" (Phonotape 2954 C) and 13 film reels (Motion Picture 834). Film reel labels include "California Air Resources Board: To Clear the Air," "Redwoods," "Rio Rancho Promotion Film (1968?)," "Quiet Calkin," and "Look What We've Done to This Land (Blue Sky Copy)." Remaining reels are unlabeled.