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Papers of environmental activist Kathleen Goddard Jones, including correspondence, clippings, research files, organization records, and 35mm slides, primarily relating to her efforts to protect the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes on the central coast of California, her participation in regional and national Sierra Club efforts, and other activities in defense of the ecosystems of California, donated by Kathleen Goddard Jones in 1993.
Willis and Nellie Goddard's daughter, Kathleen, was born in Sacramento on July 2, 1907. A few months after her birth, her parents relocated to Santa Barbara, where her father was secretary of the YMCA. Her love of nature began on hikes with her family into the surrounding countryside and grew with her participation in Campfire Girls. "At the age of twelve I began to really hike," she recalled, "to go to the higher peaks and to learn to sleep outdoors and to cook outdoors, and to find that this was something that was important to me...and has continued to be one of the most important facets of my whole life: a kinship with the earth, a spiritual refreshment from moving easily along trails and over the contours of the earth."
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