The Sierra Club Office of the Executive Director Records contain the office files of the Executive Directors and may include
correspondence, memos, board and committee minutes, reports and other documents relating to club administration, policy and
procedure. The bulk of the collection pertains to the club's Conservation Program and includes information about specific
projects as well as research files containing reports and other print materials on related issues.
The Sierra Club was founded on May 28, 1892, in the San Francisco office of attorney Warren Olney. In addition to naturalist
and author John Muir, the 182 charter members included artists, scientists, university professors, explorers, and cartographers.
Their intent, as expressed in the articles of incorporation, was "to explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions
of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them. . .[and] to enlist the support and cooperation of
the people and government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada."David Ross Brower was born in Berkeley, Calif. July 1, 1912. A life-long wilderness enthusiast, climber and skier, Brower
was a Sierra Club member since 1933. He served on the Sierra Club Board of Directors from 1941-1952, then served as the club's
first executive director from 1952 to 1969. Michael Ludwig Fischer was born May 29, 1940 in Dubuque, Iowa. He has held a number of environmental leadership posts during
his career, beginning as a city planner for the City of Mountain View, California, in 1960. For ten years, he was executive
director of the California Coastal Commission; worked with Governor Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research. Carl Pope served as Executive Director of the Sierra Club from 1992 until 2010.
65 linear feet
15 boxes, 44 cartons, 2 oversize boxes, 24 oversize folders
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