Finding Aid to the Robert Jasperson Papers, 1958-1984

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Finding Aid to the Robert Jasperson Papers, 1958-1984

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/135

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
September 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Robert Jasperson papers
Date (inclusive): 1958-1984
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/135
Creators : Jasperson, Robert
Extent: Number of containers: 11 cartons Linear feet: 13.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The collection contains records relating to Jasperson's involvement with the Conservation Law Society of America, the Sierra Club Foundation, Save-the-Redwoods League and the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Jasperson Papers, BANC MSS 2007/135, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Conservation Law Society of America
Sierra Club Foundation
Save-the-Redwoods League
Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation
Environmental law--California
Environmentalists--California

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Robert Jasperson Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Sally Jasperson on March 15, 2007.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Processing Information

Processed by the Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

Biographical Information

Robert Jasperson was born December 12, 1928 in Washington, D.C. He grew up in a Navy family and attended Annapolis for two years before resigning in order to enroll in the University of Montana's forestry program. After graduation he served as an infantry lieutenant in Korea. He returned to the University of Montana on the G.I. Bill to study law and spent summers as a ranger in Glacier National Park.
In 1960 Jasperson moved to San Francisco and joined a law firm that practiced personal injury cases. He also joined the Sierra Club. When David Brower and Richard Leonard formed the Conservation Law Society of America, Jasperson was hired as Executive Director. In 1968 he did much of the initial legal research for the Conservation Law Society's landmark lawsuit to prevent Walt Disney from building a ski resort in Mineral King. He later became General Counsel for the Save-the-Redwoods League, where he negotiated land acquisitions through both donations and purchases. Jasperson remained active in the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation, serving on the board until his death on April 15, 2005.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains records relating to Jasperson's involvement with the Conservation Law Society of America, the Sierra Club Foundation, Save-the-Redwoods League and the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation.
Subject files include correspondence, research notes, legal documents, and general organizational papers, such as articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, and memoranda. Conservation Law Society of America projects, pursued in conjunction with other conservation groups, are the primary focus of the papers. The papers are arranged as received.

Container List

Carton 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, from Conservation-Associates 1963

Carton 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1964

Carton 1, Folder 3

Alaska undated

Carton 1, Folder 4

Public Land Law Review Commission 1965-1967

Carton 1, Folder 5

Litigation Policy 1968-1969

Carton 1, Folder 6

Amendment to Senate Bill Number 1109 1968

Carton 1, Folder 7

Sierra Club Foundation- Hells Canyon 1968-1971

Carton 1, Folder 8

Humboldt Dam Project- Corps of Engineers 1972-1973

Carton 1, Folder 9

Robert Jasperson speeches 1973, 1975

Carton 1, Folder 10

Planning and Conservation League for Legislative Action 1965-1969

Carton 1, Folder 11

Landowner liability 1964, 1966, 1971

Carton 1, Folder 12

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1966

Carton 1, Folder 13

Sierra Club - Open Space Land 1966-1969

Carton 1, Folder 14

Convention on Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere 1970-1972

Carton 1, Folder 15

Sierra Club Forest Practices Act 1967-1971

Carton 1, Folder 16

Trustees for Conservation 1960-1968

Carton 1, Folder 17

Sierra Club - Glacier National Park 1966-1967

Carton 1, Folder 18

Hudson River Expressway 1969-1970

Carton 2, Folder 1

Conservation Law Society of America - miscellaneous 1964-1970

Carton 2, Folder 2

Tahoe - Boise Cascade 1968-1970

Carton 2, Folder 3

Foundation for the Advancement of Environmental Education 1968-1969

Carton 2, Folder 4

Bolinas Lagoon 1967

Carton 2, Folder 5

Mining and mine access 1967-1978

Carton 2, Folder 6

Great Smoky Mountains 1966-1968

Carton 2, Folder 7

Sierra Club - Grand Canyon 1964-1967

Carton 2, Folder 8

Sierra Club - Grand Canyon 1964-1967

Carton 2, Folder 9

Other groups 1964, 1967, 1970

Carton 2, Folder 10

Public interest cases 1970-1973

Carton 2, Folder 11

Internal Revenue Service investigation 1969-1975

Carton 2, Folder 12

Sierra Club - Yosemite 1971, 1975

Carton 2, Folder 13

Conservation Foundation 1968-1970

Carton 3, Folder 1

Conservation Law Foundation 1967-1971

Carton 3, Folder 2

Taxation, legislation 1966-1972

Carton 3, Folder 3

California property tax 1966-1971

Carton 3, Folder 4

Sierra Club - Mineral King 1968-1970

Carton 3, Folder 5

Sierra Club - Mineral King- highway 1968-1972

Carton 3, Folder 6

Sierra Club - Mineral King- legal research 1968-1969

Carton 3, Folder 7

Sierra Club - Mineral King 1972

 

Save-the-Redwoods League - Grant Ranch

Carton 3, Folder 8

Real property taxes 1973-1976

Carton 3, Folder 9

Litigation regarding sale to Santa Clara County 1975

Carton 3, Folder 10

Halls Valley Clippings 1974

Carton 3, Folder 11

Maps undated

Carton 3, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding coins, dam, furniture 1973-1975

Carton 3, Folder 13

Appraisers and brochure 1974

Carton 3, Folder 14

Sale to Santa Clara County 1975-1976

Carton 3, Folder 15

Controversy regarding county sale 1975

Carton 3, Folder 16

Memos and correspondence 1974-1975

Carton 4, Folder 1

Tenants, suppliers, security guard 1975

Carton 4, Folder 2

Correspondence, realtors and private sale 1975

Carton 4, Folder 3

Josephine Grant McCreery probate 1972-1973

Carton 4, Folder 4

Memos and addresses 1974

Carton 4, Folder 5

Maps, description, leases 1972

Carton 4, Folder 6

Hunting, grazing leases 1975

Carton 4, Folder 7

Future projects 1964-1965

Carton 4, Folder 8

Legal 1965-1976

Carton 4, Folder 9

Redwoods - newspaper publicity 1964-1968

Carton 4, Folder 10

Redwoods - television and radio publicity 1964-1967

Carton 4, Folder 11

Redwoods - Mill Creek area 1968-1978

Carton 4, Folder 12

Redwoods - legal research 1963-1970

Carton 4, Folder 13

Redwoods - legal research 1963-1970

Carton 5, Folder 1

Simpson Timber Company exchange 1966-1967

Carton 5, Folder 2

Redwood National Park 1977

Carton 5, Folder 3

Jedediah Smith Freeway 1964-1969

Carton 5, Folder 4

Jedediah Smith Freeway 1964-1969

Carton 5, Folder 5

Sierra Club Foundation pension plan 1974-1976

Carton 5, Folder 6

Forest Service timber barons and prescribed burning 1972-1975

Carton 5, Folder 7

The Nature Conservancy protest pleadings 1968-1971

Carton 5, Folder 8

The Nature Conservancy research and miscellaneous 1961, 1970

Carton 5, Folder 9

Save-the-Redwoods League - Pacific Lumber Company- Barnum Exchange 1967-1968

Carton 5, Folder 10

Conservation Associates 1969-1972

Carton 5, Folder 11

Sempervirens Fund - Jordan Parcel and Hoover Ranch 1972-1973

Carton 5, Folder 12

Sempervirens Fund - financial and correspondence 1970-1976

Carton 5, Folder 13

Sempervirens Fund - Locatelli Parcel 1970-1974

Carton 5, Folder 14

Save-the-Redwoods League - Internal Revenue Service 1967-1970

Carton 6, Folder 1

Save-the-Redwoods League - Gold Bluffs-Fern Canyon acquisition 1965-1966

Carton 6, Folder 2

Save-the-Redwoods League - financial papers 1968-1972, 1977

Carton 6, Folder 3

Save-the-Redwoods League - articles and bylaws revision 1967-1971

Carton 6, Folder 4

Commonwealth Club 1969

Carton 6, Folder 5

Vorecia Silent- will contest 1972-1979

Carton 6, Folder 6

Marin Conservation League- Bay Tree Lane Parcel 1978-1979

Carton 6, Folder 7

Save-the-Redwoods League - section 214 exemptions 1977-1979

Carton 6, Folder 8

Sempervirens Fund - corporate articles and bylaws 1974-1976

Carton 6, Folder 9

Save-the-Redwoods League - maps and deeds 1962-1972

Carton 6, Folder 10

Save-the-Redwoods League - corporation 1961-1976

Carton 6, Folder 11

Marin Conservation League 1978-1979

Carton 6, Folder 12

Wilderness Society 1964-1974

Carton 6, Folder 13

Conservation Law Society of America - council membership 1963-1969

Carton 6, Folder 14

Conservation Law Society of America - council membership 1963-1969

Carton 6, Folder 15

The Sierra Club- real property, scenic easements 1967-1974

Carton 7, Folder 1

Conservation Law Society of America- Save-the-Redwoods League, Perrot-Vietor properties and probate 1971-1972

Carton 7, Folder 2

Point Reyes Bird Observatory - personnel 1975-1977

Carton 7, Folder 3

Save-the-Redwoods League - general correspondence 1961-1969

Carton 7, Folder 4

Save-the-Redwoods League-Avenue of the Giants, Pacific Lumber Company 1968

Carton 7, Folder 5

Redwoods 1966-1967

Carton 7, Folder 6

Marin Conservation League - real property 1973-1976

Carton 7, Folder 7

Marin Conservation League 1972-1974

Carton 7, Folder 8

Conservation Law Society of America - legal opinions regarding redwoods 1962-1973

Carton 7, Folder 9

Conservation Law Society of America - tax reform act of 1969 1968-1971

Carton 7, Folder 10

Conservation Law Society of America - taxation 1964-1972

Carton 7, Folder 11

Conservation Law Society of America - tax exemption application 1963-1968

Carton 7, Folder 12

Conservation Law Society of America - section 501 taxation 1965-1966

Carton 7, Folder 13

Sierra Club Foundation bequests 1967-1969

Carton 7, Folder 14

Sierra Club Foundation - corporation and financial 1969-1974

Carton 7, Folder 15

Conservation Law Society of America correspondence with Save-the-Redwoods League 1964-1973

Carton 7, Folder 16

Sierra Club Bay Chapter 1966-1967

Carton 7, Folder 17

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund 1966-1972

Carton 8, Folder 1

Conservation Law Society of America - Sierra Club, general 1964-1968

Carton 8, Folder 2

Conservation Law Society of America - Sierra Club, general 1964-1968

Carton 8, Folder 3

Conservation Law Society of America - open space law 1964-1965, 1974

Carton 8, Folder 4

Conservation Law Society of America - redwoods 1966-1970

Carton 8, Folder 5

Sierra Club Foundation - minutes, grants and descriptive 1969-1973

Carton 8, Folder 6

Conservation Law Society of America - fundraising 1965-1968

Carton 8, Folder 7

Conservation Law Society of America - court cases 1969

Carton 8, Folder 8

Conservation Law Society of America - Tahoe 1967-1969

Carton 8, Folder 9

Sierra Club Foundation - miscellaneous legal actions 1970-1972

Carton 8, Folder 10

Conservation Law Society of America - directors meetings 1968-1973

Carton 8, Folder 11

Conservation Law Society of America - dissolution 1973-1974

Carton 8, Folder 12

Conservation Law Society of America - billing statements 1969-1972

Carton 8, Folder 13

Conservation Law Society of America - directors 1964-1965

Carton 8, Folder 14

Conservation Law Society of America - articles of incorporation 1963

Carton 8, Folder 15

Conservation Law Society of America - bylaws 1963

Carton 8, Folder 16

Conservation Law Society of America - Internal Revenue Service- unrelated business income tax 1972-1974

Carton 9, Folder 1

Conservation Law Society of America - Federal Power Commission, Save-the-Redwoods League- Calaveras, Stanislaus River 1966, 1976

Carton 9, Folder 2

Conservation Law Society of America - redwoods legislation 1964-1965

Carton 9, Folder 3

Conservation Law Society of America - redwoods legislation 1964-1965

Carton 9, Folder 4

Conservation Law Society of America - wilderness act and violations 1966-1970

Carton 9, Folder 5

Conservation Law Society of America original minute book 1963-1976

Carton 9, Folder 6

Conservation Law Society of America miscellaneous cases 1967-1973

Carton 9, Folder 7

Conservation Law Society of America miscellaneous cases 1967-1973

Carton 9, Folder 8

Grant Ranch Appraisal 1974

Carton 9, Folder 9

Draft Environmental Impact Report: The Acquisition of the Grant Ranch in Santa Clara County, California 1975

Carton 9, Folder 10

Unites States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1971

Carton 9, Folder 11

Mineral King - miscellaneous 1965-1969

Carton 9, Folder 12

Mineral King 1965

Carton 9, Folder 13

Mineral King 1967-1972

Carton 9, Folder 14

Mineral King 1964-1972

Carton 9, Folder 15

Mineral King 1964-1972

Carton 9, Folder 16

Sierra Club tax exemption report 1969

Carton 9, Folder 17

Conservation Law Society of America Miscellaneous 1964-1969

Carton 9, Folder 18

California Environmental Bill of Rights 1970

 

Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation

Carton 10, Folder 1

Membership 1984

Carton 10, Folder 2

Drawings - trail brochure 1982

Carton 10, Folder 3

Membership 1980-1983

Carton 10, Folder 4

Mailing list 1984

Carton 10, Folder 5

The Rise 'N' Shine newsletter 1980-1981

Carton 10, Folder 6

Foundation brochures 1980, 1983, undated

Carton 10, Folder 7

Walnut Festival 1981-1982

Carton 10, Folder 8

Trail rides, other fundraisers 1982

Carton 10, Folder 9

Shell Ridge run 1981

Carton 10, Folder 10

Promotional party 1982

Carton 10, Folder 11

Miscellaneous 1979-1980

Carton 10, Folder 12

Miscellaneous 1980

Carton 10, Folder 13

Miscellaneous 1980

Carton 10, Folder 14

Inventory of Resources 1980

Carton 10, Folder 15

Meeting minutes 1980

Carton 10, Folder 16

Endowment fund 1983

Carton 10, Folder 17

Invoices for booklets undated

Carton 10, Folder 18

Miscellaneous 1981-1982

Carton 10, Folder 19

Western Day 1980

Carton 10, Folder 20

Western Day 1981

Carton 10, Folder 21

Western Day 1982

Carton 11, Folder 1

Jasperson's notebooks undated

Carton 11, Folder 2

Jasperson's notebooks undated

Carton 11, Folder 3

Highways through state parks 1964-1975

Carton 11, Folder 4

Redwood National Park 1964-1966

Carton 11, Folder 5

Mineral King 1966-1975

Carton 11, Folder 6

Mineral King 1966-1970

Carton 11, Folder 7

Mineral King 1968-1970

Carton 11, Folder 8

Marin Conservation League 1972

Carton 11, Folder 9

Pinnacles National Monument 1966-1967

Carton 11, Folder 10

Sierra Club legal cases 1967-1969

Carton 11, Folder 11

Sierra Club legal cases 1969

Carton 11, Folder 12

Sierra Club miscellaneous 1970-1977

Carton 11, Folder 13

Save-the-Redwoods League - miscellaneous 1966-1967

Carton 11, Folder 14

The Nature Conservancy - miscellaneous 1963-1975

Carton 11, Folder 15

Conservation Law Society of America - miscellaneous 1964-1972

Carton 11, Folder 16

California Roadside Council 1966

Carton 11, Folder 17

Miscellaneous 1968-1975

Carton 11, Folder 18

Miscellaneous 1958-1973

Carton 11, Folder 19

Miscellaneous 1966-1973