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The Resource Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club : Bestor Robinson, an interview conducted by Susan R. Schrepfer ; [with a preface by Francis P. Farquhar]

Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club : Bestor Robinson, an interview conducted by Susan R. Schrepfer ; [with a preface by Francis P. Farquhar]

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Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club : Bestor Robinson
Title
Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club
Title remainder
Bestor Robinson
Statement of responsibility
an interview conducted by Susan R. Schrepfer ; [with a preface by Francis P. Farquhar]
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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Language
eng
Summary
Robinson discusses federal lands and their administrative agencies and continues with his involvement in the five great conservation issues of the 1950s and 1960s (Dinosaur National Monument, dams in the Grand Canyon, Cascades National Park, Redwood National Park, and Mineral King). He concludes with the changes in the Sierra Club in the 1950s and 1960s including the controversy associated with David Brower and the club's loss of tax status
Biographical or historical data
Bestor Robinson served as a member of the Secretary of Interior's Advisory Committee on Conservation and the California Region's Forest Service Advisory Committee during the 1940s and 1950s. He regarded independence as prerequisite to this service. It wasn't until his involvement with the issue of Mineral King in the Sierra that his independence became most visible. During the late 1960s, many winter ski enthusiasts found that wilderness lovers, especially the Sierra Club, opposed Disney's proposed development of Mineral King as a ski resort. Robinson, who served as Sierra Club president during the late 40s and as director from 1935 into the 1960s, believed a ski facility was the highest possible use for Mineral King. He accepted membership on the Disney conservation advisory council with the objective to insure that Mineral King achieve the least possible scenic damage and the maximum possible recreational use.
Cataloging source
SIA
Form designation
oral history transcript
Series statement
Sierra Club Oral History Project
Series volume
3
Label
Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club : Bestor Robinson, an interview conducted by Susan R. Schrepfer ; [with a preface by Francis P. Farquhar]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript (photocopy). Original tape recording and transcript located at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • Transcript of an interview completed under the auspices of the Sierra Club History Committee
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 64 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18431295
  • ucoclc18431295
Label
Thoughts on conservation and the Sierra Club : Bestor Robinson, an interview conducted by Susan R. Schrepfer ; [with a preface by Francis P. Farquhar]
Publication
Note
  • Typescript (photocopy). Original tape recording and transcript located at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • Transcript of an interview completed under the auspices of the Sierra Club History Committee
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 64 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18431295
  • ucoclc18431295

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