This collection comprises the papers of Ray E. Williams, an environmental and political activist in Newport Beach, California.
The collection documents Williams's efforts as president of the board of Friends of Newport Bay (1973-1976), as well as his
work as a member of the Newport Beach City Council (1976-1980), to preserve the Upper Newport Bay's wildlife and natural environment.
The collection includes correspondence, reports, maps, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, analyses, speeches, and teaching
Ray E. Williams is an environmental activist in Newport Beach, a city in Orange County, California. He was a member of the
Friends of Newport Bay, serving as president from 1973 to 1976, and was a member of the Newport Beach City Council from 1976
to 1980. He also taught at California High School in Whittier for 12 years and then joined the faculty at Rio Hondo College
as an environmental biologist. He worked to preserve Upper Newport Bay's wildlife and natural environment, eventually becoming
involved in the creation of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, which was established in 1975.
3.3 linear feet
(8 boxes and one XOS folder)
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research.