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Martha Alexander Gerbode (1909-1971), environmentalist, philanthropist, and volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii : oral history transcript / 1995.
BANC MSS 97/58 c; Phonotape 2853 C:1-14; BANC MSS 97/58 c
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Title:

Martha Alexander Gerbode (1909-1971), environmentalist, philanthropist, and volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii : oral history transcript / 1995

Creator/Contributor:

Nathan, Harriet, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Lage, Ann, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Farmer, Garland, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Fuller, Esther, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Johnson, Huey D., interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Shaw, Maryanna, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Stockholm, Clarisse, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Levine, Aaron, 1917-2008, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Stevens, Georgiana G., interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Cades, J. Russell, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

This oral history consists of retrospective interviews concerning the environmentalist Martha Alexander Gerbode. Topics include her support of groups ranging from the World Affairs Council, the Institute of Pacific Relations, and Planned Parenthood, to the Nature Conservancy, and the Art and Ecology Institute; her family; World War II experiences, and Japanese relocation.
Supplementary material includes a letter written to her in-laws, [1939 or 1940?], a photocopy of her diary from a European trip, 1936-37, and miscellaneous biographical material, along with clippings and other material relating to the Gerbode Preserve/ Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and to the Oahu Development Conference and Diamond Head development issues. Also includes (in oversize folder) a manuscript musical score and words for the class song of Mt. Vernon Seminary, created and written by Martha Alexander Gerbode in 1928.

Date:

1995 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-hi
Gerbode, Martha Alexander -- 1909-1971
World Affairs Council of Northern California.
Institute of Pacific Relations.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
Art and Ecology Institute.
Environmentalists -- California -- Interviews
Environmentalists -- Hawaii -- Interviews
Philanthropists -- California -- Interviews
Philanthropists -- Hawaii -- Interviews
Ecology -- California
Ecology -- Hawaii
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

Note:

interviews with Garland Farmer, Esther Fuller, Huey Johnson, Maryanna Shaw, Clarisse Stockholm, Aaron Levin, Georgiana G. Stevens, J. Russell Cades ; with an introduction by Maryanna Shaw Stckholm. Interviews conducted by Harriet Nathan and Ann Lage, 1989-1991. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interview also available: classified as Phonotape 2853 C:1-14.
Also available online.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (vi, 280 p.) : facsims., ports. ; 28 cm.
14 sound cassettes.
1 box and 1 oversize folder (.2 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3k21
BANC MSS 97/58 c
Phonotape 2853 C:1-14
BANC MSS 97/58 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3k21