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Finding Aid to the Save the Redwoods League photograph collection. 1885-2014
BANC PIC 2006.030  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Save the Redwoods League photograph collection.
    Date (inclusive): 1885-2014
    Date (bulk): circa 1920-2000
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 2006.030
    Creator: Save the Redwoods League
    Physical Description: approximately 16,000 photographs 28 digital objects (28 images)
    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
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
    NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only.

    Publication Rights

    Some materials in these collections 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 to The Bancroft Library. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Save the Redwoods League photograph collection, BANC PIC 2006.030, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected images are available.

    Related Material

    Save the Redwoods League records, 1854-2013, BANC MSS 88/15 c
    Portraits of Save the Redwoods League members, BANC PIC 1988.040--PIC
    Photographs taken for the Union Lumber Company about 1921 [i.e. 1921-1924] showing cutting, second-growth, and reforestation, Redwood region, f F868.M5 U6
    Views of redwood trees, BANC PIC 1960.013--AX
    In memory of the brothers Drury: Newton and Aubrey, BANC PIC 1979.066--ALB

    Separated Material

    The following items were transferred to the Audio-visual Collections of the Bancroft Library:
    "Bulldozed America," CBS Reports television episode, 1965, Motion Picture 1415 C
    "War in the Redwoods," Assignment Four, KRON (television station) editorial, 1964, Motion Picture 1416 C
    "Commemoration Rotary Memorial Grove, RC Eureka, CA meeting, R King speaker," September 16, 2002, Motion Picture 1417 D

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Conservation of natural resources -- California
    Coast redwood -- California -- Pictorial works
    Logging--California -- Pictorial works
    National parks & reserves -- California
    State parks & reserves -- California
    Landscape photographs
    Save-the-Redwoods League
    Del Norte County (Calif.)
    Humboldt County (Calif.)
    Marin County (Calif.)
    Mendocino County (Calif.)
    Monterey County (Calif.)
    San Mateo County (Calif.)
    Santa Cruz County (Calif.)
    Sonoma County (Calif.)
    Calaveras County (Calif.)
    Tuolumne County (Calif.)

    Administrative Information


    The collection is arranged thematically in 8 series: Series 1: Vertical Files; Series 2: Humboldt County Photographic Survey; Series 3: Albums (boxed); Series 4: Postcards; Series 5: Save the Redwoods League Officers; Series 6: Photographer Files; Series 7: Miscellaneous Negatives and Lantern Slides; Series 8: Miscellany.

    Biography/Organization History

    The Save the Redwoods League is a non-profit organization, established in 1918, whose mission "is to protect and restore redwood forests and connect people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish." (from Save the Redwoods League website, 2016.)

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection chiefly consists of photographs (approximately 9,700 photographic prints, 5,400 negatives, and 1,000 slides) of redwood trees, forests and parks in coastal Northern California, as well as giant sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada area, taken by, taken for, or collected by, Save the Redwoods League staff and members to support its mission. There is additional pictorial material relating to the League itself. Of note are images of League official and National Parks Director Newton B. Drury, photographs of California Governors Edmund G. Brown and Ronald Reagan, U.S. Presidents Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, logging, grove dedications, Dawn Redwood at Mo-tao-chi in Central China, and highway and erosion studies in Northern California redwood country. Also includes posters that relate the age of redwood trees to events in history, and panoramic photographs.
    Folders contain photographs (or prints of digital images) unless noted. Other material includes postcards, prints, posters, drawings, brochure and pamphlet samples, some documents, newsclippings, ceremonial pens and plaques.