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Finding Aid to the Edgar Wayburn papers, 1923-2010 (bulk 1951-2007)
BANC MSS 96/48 c  
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    Collection Title: Edgar Wayburn papers
    Date (inclusive): 1923-2010
    Date (bulk): 1951-2007
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 96/48 c
    Creator: Wayburn, Edgar
    Extent: 41 cartons 1 oversize folder 51.25 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 Edgar Wayburn Papers (1923-2010, bulk 1951-2007) focus on Wayburn's conservation work both in the United States and internationally.
    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.

    Publication Rights

    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 the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited 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], Edgar Wayburn papers, BANC MSS 96/48 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternative Form of Materials Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Material

    8 cartons of slides transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2001.194). 1 box of photographs from 2001 additions transferred to Pictorial Collections in 2005.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Wayburn, Edgar--Archives
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.)
    Sierra Club
    Conservationists--United States
    Environmentalists--United States
    Alaska--Description and travel
    Redwood National Park (Calif.)

    Administrative Information

    The Edgar Wayburn Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Edgar Wayburn in February 1996. Additions were made on June 27, 2001. Further additions were made by the Sierra Club in 2010 and 2011.
    No further additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Collection includes 1996 and 2001 gifts from Edgar Wayburn, cartons 283-293 transferred from Sierra Club Members Papers (BANC MSS 71/295 c), and gifts from the Sierra Club in 2010 and 2011.

    Biography/Organization History

    Edgar Wayburn was born on September 17, 1906 in Macon, Georgia. A medical doctor, he is best known as a national leader in the Sierra Club, beginning in the 1940s. With his wife, Peggy, he was a key player in the creation of Redwood National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, all in Northern California.The Wayburns also worked tirelessly for the preservation of over 100 million acres of public lands in Alaska. Wayburn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Edgar Wayburn Papers (1923-2010, bulk 1951-2007) focus on Wayburn's conservation work both in the United States and internationally. The papers consist primarily of subject files covering Wayburn's work with the Sierra Club and international conservation organizations, as well as his efforts concerning national parks, Alaska, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Also includes correspondence, writings, and audiovisual materials.