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Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-0027


  • Creation: 1946-2008
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-2000
  • Record Keeping: Acquired: 1985

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

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.


93.00 Linear Feet

175 boxes

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Arrangement Note

I. Administrative Files, 1948-2007
1. Executive Committee and Board of Directors Files, 1948-2006
2. General Office Files, 1958-2007
3. Chapter Groups and Committees Files, 1965-2007
4. Fundraising Files, 1970-2005
II. Program Files, 1946-2005
1. Conservation Policy Files, 1946-1994
2. Lectures and Presentations, 1980-2005
3. Outings Files, 1951-2002
4. Education Files, 1960-2000
5. General Program Files, 1963-2005
III. Publications, 1948-2007
1. Hi Sierrans Newsletters, 1948-2007
2. Other Sierra Club Newsletters, 1950-2004
3. General Publications, 1950-1999
IV. Subject Files, 1953-2008
1. General Conservation Files, 1961-2003
2. Energy Files, 1960-2008
3. Government and Law Files, 1965-1997
4. Land Use and Planning Development Files, 1953-2006
5. Pollution Files, 1959-2006
6. Population Files, 1959-1990
7. Transportation Files, 1957-1975
8. Water Conservation Files, 1960-2002
9. Wildlife Files, 1959-2003
V. Audiovisual Materials and Memorabilia, 1973-1996
VI. South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant Lawsuit Administrative Files, 1994
VII. Vernal Pools Case Administrative Files, ca. 2000

Source of Acquisition

Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter

Accruals and Additions

9999-198, 9999-199, 2005-023, 2005-027, 2006-047, 2006-079, 2007-004, 2007-010, 2007-018, 2007-026, 2008-007, 2008-019, 2008-037, 2008-040, 2009-014, 2009-019, 2009-028, 2009-047, 2009-064, 2010-014, 2010-043, 2011-033, 2011-050, 2011-053, 2012-020

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Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records
Lucas Buresch
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Revised February 2020.

Revision Statements

  • 02/28/2020: Revised and expanded, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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San Diego CA 92182-8050 US