Collection contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and
files related to Margaret Owings' work in environmental conservation and wildlife
preservation. She was particularly concerned with mountain lions, sea otters, sea
lions, California redwoods, and parks and wildlife in Africa. Owings was the only
woman on the California State Park Commission in the 1960s. The collection contains
only a few personal papers, including a small amount of correspondence with family
members, awards, biographical information, and files related to her husband,
architect Nathaniel Alexander Owings.
Born April 29, 1913 in Berkeley, California, Margaret Wentworth Owings was a 1934
graduate of Mills College, where her father, Frank Wentworth, was a trustee, and
completed graduate studies in art at the Fogg Museum at Harvard University in 1935.
She set her artistic career aside and earned international recognition as a tireless
advocate for sea otters, mountain lions and other wild creatures.
Number of containers: 10 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize
folder, 5 volumes
Linear ft.: 9.6 linear ft.
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