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Reflections on the Sierra Club, the environment and mountaineering, 1950s-1970s : transcript, 1975-1977.
BANC MSS 80/4 c; Phonotape 1167 C
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Title:

Reflections on the Sierra Club, the environment and mountaineering, 1950s-1970s : transcript, 1975-1977
History of science and technology collection
Sierra Club oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Siri, William E., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Lage, Ann.

Creator/Contributor:

Berry, Phillip S., 1937-

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Interviews conducted in Richmond, California, 1975-1977, by Ann Lage for the Regional Oral History Office of The Bancroft Library as part of the Sierra Club History Series. Introduction by Phillip Berry; copies of photographs inserted. Comments on scientific studies at Chicago University and the University of California, Berkeley; experiences as a member of the Manhattan Project and later as a biophysicist with the Donner Laboratory, 1945-1974; his work on the use of radioisotopes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and studies made in Peru for the Lab on effects of high altitude, 1950 and 1953; association with the Lawrence Laboratory's energy analysis program; Sierra Club activities from 1944 as secretary,
board member, president, and member of the investment committee; the Sierra Club Foundation and the Sierra Club Council; new concerns of the Club-- pollution, pesticides, nuclear energy, etc.,; campaigns for the Redwood National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Mineral King; work with the U. S. Forest Service, U. S. National Park Service, the Coastal Alliance, the Save the San Francisco Bay Association and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; controversies over the Tioga Road in Yosemite, Diablo Canyon/Nipomo Dunes, Peripheral Canal/California Water Plan and David Brower; mountaineering in Yosemite, Peru and on expeditions to Makalu and Mount Everest; travels, 1957-1958, with the International Physiological Expedition to Antarctica to measure physiological stress on residents working in the area.

Date:

c1979 (issued)

Contents:

Phonotapes: Reel 1: Nov. 24, 1975. Track 1: 723 ft., track 2: 722 ft. -- Reel 2: track 1: Nov. 24, 1975, 727 ft.; track 2: Dec. 16, 1975, 727 ft. -- Reel 3: track 1: Dec. 16, 1975, 646 ft.; track 2: Feb. 11, 1976, 688 ft. -- Reel 4: track 1: Feb. 11, 1976, 733 ft., track 2: Feb. 11 and Mar. 10, 1976, 709 ft. -- Reel 5: Mar. 10, 1976. Track 1: 748 ft., track 2: 743 ft. -- Reel 6: track 1: Mar. 10, 1976, 572 ft.; track 2: May 3, 1976, 734 ft. -- Reel 7: track 1: May 3, 1976, 748 ft.; track 2: May 3 and July 6, 1976, 746 ft. -- Reel 8: track 1: July 6, 1976, 730 ft.; track 2: July 6 and July 27, 1976, 729 ft. -- Reel 9: July 27, 1978. Track 1: 728 ft., track 2: 726 ft. -- Reel 10: Oct. 13, 1976. Track 1: 733 ft., track 2: 731 ft. -- Reel 11: Oct. 12, 1976 and May 1, 1977. Track 1: 732 ft., track 2: blank -- Reel 12: May 1, 1977. Track 1: 530 ft., track 2: 697 ft. -- Reel 13: May 16, 1977. Track 1: 689 ft., track 2: 716 ft. -- Reel 14: May 16, 1977. Track 1: 736 ft., track 2: blank -- Reel 15: Nov. 28, 1977. Track 1: 484 ft., track 2: 479 ft. -- Reel 16: Nov. 28, 1977. Track 1: 490 ft., track 2: 205 ft.

Subject:

n-us-ca -- s-pe--- -- a-np---
Brower, David -- 1912-2000
Sierra Club -- History
International Physiological Expedition to Antarctica.
United States. -- Army. -- Corps of Engineers. -- Manhattan District.
Donner Laboratory.
Peripheral Canal Project.
Save the San Francisco Bay Association.
Coastal Alliance.
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
Conservation of natural resources
Mountaineering
Nuclear energy
Population
Pesticides
Medical physics
Coasts -- California
Water -- California
Antarctica
Peru
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Nipomo Dunes (Calif.)
Diablo Canyon (Calif.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Mineral King Valley (Calif.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)

Note:

Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection, and the Sierra Club History oral history series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Also available online.
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library. Duplicate transcript.
Part of the Sierra Club History Series.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
[11], 296 p. (1 v.).
16 sound cassettes : analog.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z243c
BANC MSS 80/4 c
Phonotape 1167 C

Publisher:

California unknown place Berkeley, Calif : University of California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z243c