Papers of environmental activist Kathleen Goddard Jones, including correspondence, photographs, a manuscript, and newspaper
clippings, primarily relating to her years as a student and in her first marriage.
Kathleen Goddard was born to Willis and Nellie Goddard on July 2, 1907. Shortly after her birth the family moved from Sacramento
to Santa Barbara, where her father served as secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association. Her love of nature began
on hikes with her family into the surrounding countryside and grew with her participation in Campfire Girls. "At the age of
twelve I began to really hike," she recalled, "to go to the higher peaks and to learn to sleep outdoors and to cook outdoors,
and to find that this was something that was important to me...and has continued to be one of the most important facets of
my whole life: a kinship with the earth, a spiritual refreshment from moving easily along trails and over the contours of
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