Scope and Content
Olmsted, John, 1938-
Title: John Olmsted Papers
Date (inclusive): 1968-2012
0.4 linear feet
Abstract: John D. Olmsted (1938-2011) was a California naturalist who was instrumental in the creation of the Jug Handle State Reserve
and the Independence Trail, a hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon. The collection contains a slide set created by Olmsted
of California plant and animal life as well as two dvds including, "My Father Who Art in Nature," a documentary film by Alden
Olmsted about his father John Olmsted.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-539
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
John DeVaux Olmsted, a California naturalist, was born March 2, 1938 in Los Angeles. He earned a master's degree in plant
ecology at Pomona College and became education director at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. He worked as a naturalist, docent
and educator at the Oakland Museum, UC Berkeley Extension and the Mendocino Art Center. He was instrumental in the creation
of the Jug Handle State Reserve and the Independence Trail, a wheelchair accessible hiking path in the Yuba River Canyon.
Canyon. In 2010, he founded the Mendocino Tahoe Conservancy.
Olmsted passed away on March 8, 2011.
Scope and Content
The collection contains a slide set created by Olmsted for Bay Area teachers to use in their classrooms before going on field
trips. He later expanded it to include all of California. Also included are two dvds including, "My Father Who Art in Nature,"
a documentary film by Alden Olmsted about his father John Olmsted.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in two series: Slides and DVDs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Olmsted, John, 1938---Archives
Olmsted, Priscilla C.
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee My-Hanh Nguyen.
Gift of Alden Olmsted in 2011.
[Identification of item], D-539, John Olmsted Papers, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California,
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to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.