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Guide to the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records ; Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records

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Guide to the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records 1967-2004

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Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

University of Idaho Library
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/

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Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lee Steiner 2009
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives850 Rayburn St. P.O. Box 442351 Moscow, Idaho 83844-2351 (208) 885-7951 http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/
Creator: Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter
Title: Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records
Dates: 1967-2004
Quantity: 17.66 cubic feet19 boxes
Abstract:The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States and the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. This collection contains organizational records.
Identification: MG 86
Language: This collection is in English

This collection is divided into five series. The first series is material from the Palouse Group, a more localized sub-division of the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club. The second series contains materials relating to issues dealt with on a regional scale by the Northern Rockies Chapter. The third series is material collected by Charles Yoder, the Chapter’s Bureau of Land Management Issue Coordinator. The fourth series pertains to Ronald E. Wise’s involvement with the establishment of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The fifth series contains material that was collected by the Chapter on subject matters outside of their region on a national level.

The Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter records span the years 1967-2004. Included in the records are correspondence, audio cassette tapes, slides, legislation, forest management and land use plans, and reports on conservation and environmental concerns.


Historical Note

The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Since it was founded in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Sierra Club has helped to establish many National Parks and a National Wilderness Preservation System. The Sierra Club is divided into many regional chapters and those chapters are further separated into individual groups that focus on issues in their local area. The Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. It is composed of five groups with the Middle Snake Groups located in Boise, Idaho; the Eastern Idaho Group in Pocatello, Idaho; the Sawtooth Group in Twin Falls, Idaho; the Upper Columbia River Group based out of Spokane, Washington; and the Palouse Group located in Moscow, Idaho. The Palouse Group encompasses central Idaho and southeastern Washington.


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Sierra Club
Northern Rockies Chapter
Environmental Activism
Idaho

Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.


Administrative Information

The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were in the possession of two members of the Chapter, Charles Yoder and Dennis Baird, until time of donation.

Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records, MG 86, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Charles Yoder in November 1989 (MA 1989-50) and then by Dennis Baird in November 1992 (MA 1992-42), April 1993 (MA 1993-08), May 1993 (MA 1993-13), August 1995 (MA 1995-36), May 1996 (MA 1996-22), August 1998 (MA 1998-14), August 1999 (MA 1999-17), January 2000 (MA 2000-07), July 2006 (MA 2006-12), and June 2009 (MA 2009-23).

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. The original order was retained with all of the materials with in the various accessions but the order of the accessions was arranged to give it a definitive hierarchy. Some materials were refoldered. Materials within an accession were consolidated into fewer boxes and publications were removed. The collections was reduced by 9.33 cubic feet.


Related Material

Ralph Maughan papers MG 437


Separated Material

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).


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