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Guide to the Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1995
Special Collections M0912  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Terms
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties,
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1995
    Collection number: Special Collections M0912
    Creator: Crowder, Elizabeth S. (Betsy), collector.
    Extent: 4 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Crowder served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to 1997 she was a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She was an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District from 1989 to 2000, the date of her accidental death. The collection consists primarily of reports and other publications regarding land use in California, particularly in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1980.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Gift of Betsy Crowder, 1997.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, M0912, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District.
    Palo Alto Planning Commission.
    Stanford University--Planning.
    Land use--Planning--San Mateo County (Calif.)
    Land use--Planning--Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Palo Alto (Calif.)--Planning.
    Portola Valley (Calif.)--Planning.
    San Francisco Bay Region--Conservation of natural resources.

    Biography

    Betsy Crowder, a native of Massachusetts, received and MA from Radcliffe College in English literature in 1947, and move to California in 1948. She has lived in Portola Valley since 1960. Crowder returned to school and received an MA in Engineering and Urban Design from Stanford in 1972. She served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to the present (1997) she has been a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She has been the Elected Director of the Mid-Peninsular Open Space District since 1989.

    Scope and Content

    The Betsy Crowder Collection consists mainly of reports and other publications regarding land use in California, especially in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. These materials are filed by the name of the city or county they most specifically pertain to, and are alphabetized by title within these categories. The collection also includes various pamphlets and other items regarding the British New Towns; these are filed together by town name. Two "notebooks" comprise the last major part of the collection. These notebooks are groups of reports, notes, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Crowder's city planning activities and other land use issues. The contents of these notebooks are roughly organized as arranged by Crowder.