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Finding aid of the Muiriana Collection
MSS 307  
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This collection contains original personal correspondence, notes, ephemera, and photographs of John Muir and materials related to Muir family genealogy from various identified and unidentified donors.
John Muir was a aaturalist, author, and conservationist. He is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wilderness experiences to cultivation of spiritual values and maintenance of high-quality civilization, Muir brought appreciation of natural environment to national consciousness. Instrumental in creation of the National Park system, Muir was directly involved in the creation of Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon, and Mt. Rainier parks. He was one of the founding members of the Sierra Club (1892).
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