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Sierra Club, San Diego Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-0027


  • 1946-2008
  • 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 these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

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

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US