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Guide to the Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records
    Dates: 1957-2000
    Identification: MS-0027
    Creator: Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter
    Physical Description: 98.75 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: askscua@mail.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club was established in 1948. Nationwide, the Sierra Club's members and supporters number over 1.3 million. Inspired by nature, the Sierra Club works to protect communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Sierra Club. San Diego Chapter -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    Conservation of natural resources -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
    Environmental protection -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

    Administrative Information


    1986, 2004, 2005, 2006

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 Records
    Mountain Defense League Records
    Joan and Phillip Farman Environmental Collection
    James and Edith Harmon Environmental Collection
    Environmental Issues Collection
    Roscoe A. Poland Environmental Collection

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Economy and the Environment
    II. Education
    III. Energy
    IV. Environmental Law
    V. Government
    VI. Internal Affairs
    VII. Land Use and Planning
    VIII. Land Use and Public Lands
    IX. Pollution
    X. Population
    XI. Transportation
    XII. Water Resources
    XIII. Wildlife
    XIV. Miscellaneous
    XV. Periodicals
    XVI. Oversized Materials & Artifacts
    XVII. 1999 Accession (Sierra Club B, MS-0237)
    XVIII. 2000 Accession (Sierra Club C, MS-0238)

    Scope and Contents

    The collection documents some of the many recreational, educational, and conservation activities and objectives central to the Sierra Club's mission.  It includes correspondence, programs, activities, events, policies, reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, and publications.  Accessions from 1999 and 2000 comprise the collection's final series.  The 1999 accession is also referred to as Sierra Club B, and the 2000 accession as Sierra Club C.