This collection comprises the papers of
Ray E. Williams, an environmental and political activist in Newport Beach, California. The
collection documents Williams's efforts as president of the board of Friends of Newport Bay
(1973-1976), as well as his work as a member of the Newport Beach City Council (1976-1980),
to preserve the Upper Newport Bay's wildlife and natural environment. The collection
includes correspondence, reports, maps, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, analyses,
speeches, and teaching materials.
Ray E. Williams is an environmental activist in Newport Beach, a city in Orange County,
California. He was a member of the Friends of Newport Bay, serving as president from 1973 to
1976, and was a member of the Newport Beach City Council from 1976 to 1980. He also taught
at California High School in Whittier for 12 years and then joined the faculty at Rio Hondo
College as an environmental biologist. He worked to preserve Upper Newport Bay's wildlife
and natural environment, eventually becoming involved in the creation of the Upper Newport
Bay Ecological Reserve, which was established in 1975.
3.3 Linear Feet
(8 boxes and one XOS folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.