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The Resource Author and environmental advocate : Peggy Wayburn, interviews conducted by Ann Lage ; with an introduction by Maxine McCloskey

Author and environmental advocate : Peggy Wayburn, interviews conducted by Ann Lage ; with an introduction by Maxine McCloskey

Label
Author and environmental advocate : Peggy Wayburn, 1990
Title
Author and environmental advocate
Title remainder
Peggy Wayburn
Statement of responsibility
interviews conducted by Ann Lage ; with an introduction by Maxine McCloskey
Inclusive dates
1990
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wayburn discusses her background and education in New York City, helping the war effort as an engineer for Western Electric, coming to San Francisco in 1945 to take a position as a copywriter for J. Walter Thompson. She continues with meeting Ed Wayburn in 1947, their subsequent marriage, Sierra Club high trips in the 1950s, her involvement in environmental and community issues including the formation of Redwood National Park, and the club's internal conflicts associated with executive director, David Brower. She concludes with the Wayburn's first trip to Alaska in 1967 which led to their active involvement in Alaskan conservation issues, the complexity of the club by the 1980s, and the club's need for global awareness
Biographical or historical data
Peggy Wayburn was born Sept. 2, 1917 in New York City. She received her B.A. in philosophy at Barnard College before moving to San Francisco in 1945 where she took a job as a copywriter for J. Walter Thompson. She met her husband, Edgar Wayburn, in 1947, and they were married soon after. The couple joined a Sierra Club high trip to Paradise Valley in 1948. They would become actively involved in Sierra Club outings and include their four young children. By the 1950s, the Wayburns became active in the environmental movement including becoming leading advocates for the creation of Redwood National Park and Alaskan parks and wilderness. Peggy Wayburn is also the author of environmental and outdoor adventure/travel books.
Cataloging source
SIA
Dewey number
333.7205
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
Typescript (photocopy). Original tape recording and transcript located at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Series statement
Sierra Club history series
Label
Author and environmental advocate : Peggy Wayburn, interviews conducted by Ann Lage ; with an introduction by Maxine McCloskey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of an interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 193 p., bound
Other physical details
col. ports., ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26157300
  • ucoclc26157300
Label
Author and environmental advocate : Peggy Wayburn, interviews conducted by Ann Lage ; with an introduction by Maxine McCloskey
Publication
Note
Transcript of an interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xiv, 193 p., bound
Other physical details
col. ports., ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26157300
  • ucoclc26157300

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