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Guide to the Margaret Wentworth Owings Papers
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Series 1: Correspondence 1934-1992

Physical Description: Boxes 1-7; Oversize box, folders 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by last name.
Correspondence contains letters from friends and colleagues, primarily in the environmental movement. File contents were arranged by Mrs. Owings and in addition to letters the files often contains her notes about her relationship with the person, photographs, written and/or photographic works by the person, and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 1-5

Adams, Ansel, 1902-, and Virginia 1959-96

Box 1, Folder 6

Adams, Jeanne and Michael 1984-94

Box 1, Folder 7-9

Allen, Durward Leon, 1910- 1971-93

Box 1, Folder 10-14

Ames, Evelyn Perkins and Amyas 1963-95

Box 1, Folder 15

Baer, Morley 1985-90

Box 1, Folder 16

Barker, Eric 1963-73

Box 2, Folder 1

Bassett, Chuck and Dory 1958-93

Box 2, Folder 2-3

Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941 1934-39

Oversize box 1, Folder 1

2 scrapbook pages ca. 1941

Box 2, Folder 4-5

Breeden, Paul M. 1970-95

Box 2, Folder 6

Brett, Jim and family 1987-94

Box 2, Folder 7

Brooks, Paul 1964-87

Box 2, Folder 8-9

Brower, David Ross, 1912- 1965-90

Box 2, Folder 10

Burden, Jean 1968-84

Box 2, Folder 11

Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 1959-63

Box 2, Folder 12

Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 1952-63

Box 2, Folder 13

Carter, Lewis A. 1970-77

Box 2, Folder 14

Challinor, David 1988-92

Box 2, Folder 15

Chickering, Sherman 1969

Box 2, Folder 16

Chisholm, Hugh Joseph, 1913- 1951-66

Box 2, Folder 14

Cranston, Alan MacGregor 1973-95

Box 2, Folder 15

Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 1961-83

Box 2, Folder 16

Dunne, Phillip and Amanda 1991-95

Box 2, Folder 17

Durrell, Gerald Malcolm, 1925- 1972-79

Box 2, Folder 18

Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977 1970-77

Box 2, Folder 19

Feeley, Helen 1966

Box 2, Folder 20

Fleming, Margaret Eddy (Mrs. Guy L.) 1965-68

Box 3, Folder 1

Gilliam, Harold 1968-94

Box 3, Folder 2-3

Gilpin, Laura 1959-70

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Goodall, Jane, 1934-, and Hugo Van Lawick 1971-95

Box 3, Folder 6

Gordon, Elizabeth 1993-95

Box 3, Folder 7-9

Hobart, Helen S. and James 1966-89

Box 3, Folder 10

Irwin, Jeanne n.d.

Box 3, Folder 11

Jaicks, Nancy 1993-94

Box 3, Folder 12-13

Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912- 1965-84

Box 3, Folder 14

Kauffman, Karin Strasser 1987-93

Box 4, Folder 1

LaBastille, Anne 1978-80

Box 4, Folder 2-4

Lindsay, George, 1916-, and Geraldine 1967-93

Box 4, Folder 5

Livermore, Norman B. ("Ike") 1964-83

Box 4, Folder 6

Marshall, Charlotte and John 1962-65

Box 4, Folder 7

McCabe, Charles, 1915- 1963-64

Box 4, Folder 8

McLaughlin, Sylvia 1994-95

Box 4, Folder 9

Moore, Henry, 1898- 1966

Box 4, Folder 10-11

Morgan, Edward P., 1910- 1969-91

Box 4, Folder 12

Morgan, Wendy (Mrs. Edward Morgan) 1965-85

Box 4, Folder 13

Mott, William Penn 1971-86

Box 4, Folder 14

Moynihan, Daneil P. 1985-88

Box 4, Folder 15

Newell, Gordon 1958-63

Box 4, Folder 16

Newsom, William A. 1993-95

Box 4, Folder 17

Newton-John, Olivia 1994-95

Box 5, Folder 1-2

O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 1976-84

Box 5, Folder 3

Olson, Sigurd G., 1899- 1963-82

Box 5, Folder 4

Orr, Robert T. 1959-95

Box 5, Folder 5

Panetta, Leon E. 1992-95

Box 5, Folder 6

Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984 1979-82

Box 5, Folder 7

Phelps, Lyon 1962-77

Box 5, Folder 8

Polk, Benjamin n.d.

Box 5, Folder 9-12

Polk, Emily DeSpain 1973-94

Box 5, Folder 13

Priestly, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894- 1968-84

Box 6, Folder 1-3

Redford, Robert 1985-95

Box 6, Folder 4-5

Reeves, Martha 1972-95

Box 6, Folder 6

Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913- 1970-71

Box 6, Folder 7-8

Rockefeller, David, 1915-, and Peggy 1942-95

Box 6, Folder 9

Rockefeller, Diane Rowan and David, Jr. 1988-95

Box 6, Folder 10

Rockefeller, Laurance S., 1910-, and Mary 1965-87

Box 6, Folder 11

Rockefeller Family 1981-93

Box 6, Folder 12

Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893- 1959-82

Box 7, Folder 1

Schaller, George 1993-95

Box 7, Folder 2-3

Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909- 1966-92

Oversize box 1, Folder 2

"Memo to the Mountain Lion" n.d.

Box 7, Folder 4-6

Steinbacher, John 1984-95

Box 7, Folder 7

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-65 1954-90

Box 7, Folder 8-9

Trocmé, Patricia and family 1963-95

Box 7, Folder 10

Turner, Ted 1988-95

Box 7, Folder 11

Weld, Phillip S. and Anne 1975-92

Box 7, Folder 12

Whitaker, Francis 1963-95

Box 7, Folder 13

Winter, Paul 1977-91

Box 7, Folder 14

Yeates, William and Carol Fulton 1993, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 15-16

A-Z miscellany 1959-91

Box 7, Folder 17

Political figures 1936-93

Box 7, Folder 18

Unidentified n.d.

Box 7, Folder 19

To Nathaniel Owings 1983

Box 7, Folder 20

Unidentified 1989, n.d.

 

Series 2: Speeches and Writings 1964-1995

Physical Description: Box 8; Box 9, folders 1-16

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Divided into two subseries: Speeches, Addresses, and Talks and Writings.
 

Subseries 2.1: Speeches, Addresses, and Talks 1964-1995

Box 8, Folder 1

"Our State Park Redwoods through which a Major Freeway is Being Routed," statement at Joint Meeting of California State Park Commission and California Highway Commission Jan 24, 1964

Box 8, Folder 2

"Tule Elk - Space to Roam" Oct 15, 1964

Box 8, Folder 3

"Human Response to Wilderness," 9th Biennial Wilderness Conference, San Francisco Apr 3, 1965

Box 8, Folder 4

Parks and Greenbelt Panel, Governor's Conference on California Beauty, Los Angeles 1965

Box 8, Folder 5

State and National Open Space Panel, American Society of Landscape Architects, Yosemite May 10, 1966

Box 8, Folder 6

"The California Dilemma: Is Conservation a Freedom or a Discipline-," National Audubon Convention, Sacramento, Calif. Nov. 14, 1966

Box 8, Folder 7

"This Moment of Time," The Tule Elk Banquet, Los Angeles, Calif. Mar 4, 1967

Box 8, Folder 8

Anna Head School Commencement Address, Oakland Jun 9, 1967

Box 8, Folder 9

"Innovation and Action for the Under-thirties," Panel discussion, Berkeley 1967

Box 8, Folder 10

"Other Lives, Other Beauty," First meeting of Friends of the Earth, Aspen, Colorado 1969

Box 8, Folder 11

Mountain Lion Hearing, statement Mar 31, 1971

Box 8, Folder 12

"A Commitment in Defense of Natural Systems," North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference Mar 1972

Box 8, Folder 13

Animal Protection Institute Conference Oct 1972

Box 8, Folder 14

"In Defense of Nature," California Tomorrow Conference Apr 24, 1973

Box 8, Folder 15-16

"Endangered Species, A World View," American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, San Francisco, Calif. Mar 1, 1974

Box 8, Folder 17

"The California Sea Otter," Endangered Species Symposium, Washington, D.C. Jun 12, 1974

Box 8, Folder 18

"Historical Aspects of the California Sea Otter and Its Relation with Man," Symposium University Extension, University of California, Berkeley Dec 6-8, 1974

Box 8, Folder 19

Bradford College Commencement Address, Haverhill, Mass. 1975

Box 8, Folder 20

Joseph Wood Krutch Medal, acceptance speech Humane Society of the United States, San Francisco 1980

Box 8, Folder 21

National Audubon Award Acceptance Speech Nov 3, 1983

Box 8, Folder 22

Nathaniel A. Owings Award, presentation speech, American Institute of Architects Apr 11, 1987

Box 8, Folder 23

Profiles in Excellence interview 1992

Box 8, Folder 24-25

"A Talk at the Annual Meeting of the Tor House Foundation" 1995

 

Subseries 2.2: Writings 1965-1993

Scope and Content Note

Writings include articles published in magazines and newsletters. Poetry and cards are filed at the end.
Box 9, Folder 1

Not Man Apart, introduction 1965

Box 9, Folder 2

"They're Still Shooting the Tule Elk," Audubon Magazine 1965

Box 9, Folder 3

"The Sea Otter," from The Edge of Knowledge, Sierra Club Books 1970

Box 9, Folder 4

"Endangered Species: A World View," Pacific Discovery, Vol. 28, No. 1 1975

Box 9, Folder 5

"The California Sea Otter -- Its Endangered Position," for the Point Reyes Bird Observatory Newsletter 1975

Box 9, Folder 6

"California Sea Otter -- A Valiant Return," Zoo View, Vol. 10, no.3, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association 1976

Box 9, Folder 7

"The Southern Sea Otter," Monterey Life 1980

Box 9, Folder 8

"The Lion in Monterey County" Apr 1980

Box 9, Folder 9

"Storms and the Sea Otter," The Barnyard News 1980

Box 9, Folder 10

"The Perils of the Southern Sea Otter," The Humane Society News Feb 7, 1981

Box 9, Folder 11

"The Native's Return -- The California Sea Otter," for California Geographic Magazine 1981

Box 9, Folder 12

"San Nicolas Island," Otter Raft, November Nov 1986

Box 9, Folder 13

"The Story of the Southern Sea Otter" Fall 1993

Box 9, Folder 14

"Nerve Song of Africa" n.d.

Box 9, Folder 15

Poetry 1970, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 16

Cards 1981-93

 

Series 3: Environmental and Wildlife Work 1950-1996

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4; Oversize Box, folders 3-4, Volumes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchally.
Divided into three subseries: Boards and Committees, Affiliated Organizations, and Related Material.
 

Subseries 3.1: Boards and Committees 1950-1995

Scope and Content Note

Boards and Committees contains material about the organizations Owings worked most closely with including the Mountain Lion Preservation Foundation, the California State Park Commission and Friends of Sea Otters.
 

African Wildlife Leadership Foundation

Carton 1, Folder 1

McIlvaine, Robinson and Alice 1973-90

Carton 1, Folder 2

Minot, Francis 1968-72

Carton 1, Folder 3

Train, Russell E., 1920-, and Aileen 1965-89

Carton 1, Folder 4-6

Board of Directors 1970-79

Carton 1, Folder 7-9

Kenya 1966-76

Carton 1, Folder 10

Tanzania 1969

 

California State Park Commission

Carton 1, Folder 11-18

Administration 1963-72

Oversize box 1, Folder 3

Appointment certificates 1966-68

Carton 1, Folder 19-27

North Coast Redwoods 1965-95

Carton 1, Folder 28

Picacho Peak 1968

Carton 1, Folder 29

Photos and scrapbook pages 1963-69

Carton 1, Folder 30-31

Related material and clippings 1963-67

Carton 1, Folder 32-36

Committee to Save the Sea Lions 1957-60

Carton 1, Folder 37

Conservationists for Governor Brown 1966

 

Friends of the Sea Otters

Carton 1, Folder 38-43

Administration 1969-95

Carton 1, Folder 44

General Correspondence 1987

Carton 1, Folder 45-46

Kenyon, Karl W. 1968-94

Carton 1, Folder 47

Mattison, James A., Jr. 1968-76

Carton 1, Folder 48

Norris, Ken 1973-86

Carton 1, Folder 49

Reed, Nathaniel P. 1972-95

Carton 1, Folder 50

Scheffer, Victor B. 1960-81

Carton 2, Folder 1-3

Grunsky Bill, Senate Bill 442 1967-71

Vol. 1

Sea Otters and the Grunsky Bill, scrapbook 1969-70

Carton 2, Folder 4

Endangered Species Act 1976-95

Carton 2, Folder 5

Oil tanker port at Moss Landing 1980

Carton 2, Folder 6-9

Marine Mammal Protection Act 1975-90

Carton 2, Folder 10

Kelp harvesting 1988-90

Carton 2, Folder 11

Abalone and shellfish 1981-84

Carton 2, Folder 12-16

San Nicolas Island colony 1986-88

Carton 2, Folder 17-18

Offshore oil drilling 1963-89

Carton 2, Folder 19

Alaska oil spill 1989-90

Carton 2, Folder 20

"Sea Otters and the Oil Threat," position paper 1990

Carton 2, Folder 21-22

Alaska and Native exemptions 1993-94

Carton 2, Folder 23

Surinam otters 1979-81

Carton 2, Folder 24

"Wildlife Rescue; Alternative to Extinction" by Ada and Frank Graham, Jr. 1970

Carton 2, Folder 25

Marine Patrol Boat, the Bluefin 1993

Vol. 2

Sea Otters ca. 1970

Carton 2, Folder 26-27

Related material 1971-87

Carton 2, Folder 28-32

Mills College

 

Mountain Lion Preservation Foundation

Carton 3, Folder 1-5

Administration 1987-94

Carton 3, Folder 6-8

Hornocker, Maurice 1973-95

Carton 3, Folder 9-10

Wildlife Research Institute 1985-91

Carton 3, Folder 11-12

Koford, Dr. Carl 1966-87

Carton 3, Folder 13

Leopold, A. Starker 1959-86

Carton 3, Folder 14-16

McMillan, Ian I. 1959-91

Carton 3, Folder 17-20

Removal of Bounty 1962-89

Oversize box 1, Folder 4

Removal of Bounty, scrapbook pages ca. 1960-70

Carton 3, Folder 21

Reports 1962-88

Carton 3, Folder 22

Articles 1969-92

Carton 3, Folder 23

Legislation 1971-84

Carton 3, Folder 24

Jim Dutcher book and film 1990

Carton 3, Folder 25

Florida panther 1986-88

Carton 3, Folder 26

Organizations 1971, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 27

Photographs n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 28

Clippings 1970-87

Carton 4, Folder 1-11

National Audubon Society, Rachel Carson Memorial Fund 1964-84

Carton 4, Folder 12

National Park Foundation 1968-70

Carton 4, Folder 13

Point Lobos League 1950-51

Carton 4, Folder 14

Sempervirens Fund of Conservation Associates 1968-71

Carton 4, Folder 15

Small Wilderness Area Preserves 1970-76

 

Subseries 3.2: Affiliated Organizations 1963-1995

Scope and Content Note

Affiliated Organizations contains material related to other organizations in the environmental field of which she was either a member or worked with for various causes.
Carton 4, Folder 16-21

Acoustic Thermography of Ocean Climate (ATOC) 1994-95

Carton 4, Folder 22

Americans for Alaska 1978

Carton 4, Folder 23

Committee for the Preservation of the Tule Elk 1963-70

Carton 4, Folder 24

Fund for Animals 1973-76

Carton 4, Folder 25

Institute for Resource Management Conference 1985

Carton 4, Folder 26

Peregrine Fund 1978-90

Carton 4, Folder 27

Santa Cruz Predatory Research Group, Peregrine falcon release, photographs 1988-89

Carton 4, Folder 28

White House Conference on Natural Beauty 1965

 

Subseries 3.3 : Related Material 1962-1996

Scope and Content Note

Related material contains files on specific subjects and writings by scientists or environmentalists.
Carton 4, Folder 29

Dolphins and porpoises 1975-76

Carton 4, Folder 30-31

Peregrine falcons 1973, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 32

Whales 1966-74

Carton 4, Folder 33

Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen 1990-96

Carton 4, Folder 34-36

Durwood Allen, papers 1962-85

Carton 4, Folder 37

Sylvia Earl n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 38

E. Raymond Hall 1963-81

 

Series 4: Personal Papers 1913-1995

Physical Description: Box 9, folders 17-28; Box 10; Oversize Box 1, folders 5-6; Oversize folder 1; Volumes 3-5

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.
Contains a small amount of correspondence from family members, awards, and clippings. Also includes material related to Margaret Owings' husband, architect Nathaniel Alexander Owings.
 

Family Correspondence

Box 9, Folder 17

Owings, Nathaniel Otis and Page R. Allen 1992, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 18

Wentworth, Frank Wesley 1913

Box 9, Folder 19

Wentworth, Jean Pond 1960-64

Box 9, Folder 20

Owings, Jenny n.d.

Box 9, Folder 21

Owings, Kim 1961, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 22

Owings, Wendy n.d.

Box 9, Folder 23

Stevenson, Natalie Owings ca. 1960s

Box 9, Folder 24

Millard family n.d.

 

Awards

Box 9, Folder 25

Department of Interior, Citation for Conservation Service 1975

Box 9, Folder 26

American Motors Conservation Award 1980

Box 9, Folder 27-28

Miscellaneous 1950-88

Oversize box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous 1964-83

Box 9, Folder 29

Poems with special connotations n.d.

Box 9, Folder 31

Art of MWO, ideas for layout n.d.

Box 9, Folder 30

Margaret Owings, clippings 1933-84

Oversize box 1, Folder 6

Margaret Owings, clippings 1966-75

Oversize folder 1A

Margaret Owings, encapsulated clipping 1975

Vol. 3-5

Scrapbooks, clippings and other material related to Margaret Owings n.d.

Box 10, Folder 1-5

Nathaniel Alexander Owings, related material includes photos, speech, edited magazine, information about his Kachina collection, home in New Mexico, and clippings 1962-95