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Finding Aid to the Save San Francisco Bay Association Records, 1953-2004, bulk 1961-1990
BANC MSS 87/29 c  
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Description
The records of the Save the San Francisco Bay Association document the work of the organization committed to preserving the San Francisco Bay as a natural resource. Based in Berkeley, California, the association was founded in 1961 by Esther Gulick, Catherine Kerr, and Sylvia McLaughlin. The collection covers the early history and development of the Association and includes Board of Director's meeting minutes, legal documents, reports, studies, newsletters, field reports, and the files of the Citizens' Alliance, a coalition formed by the association in 1969. The Alliance of local environmental organizations lobbied against legislation that would allow development with an adverse impact on the Bay's ecology.
Background
The Save San Francisco Bay Association, also known as Save the Bay, was founded by Esther Gulick, Katherine Kerr, and Sylvia McLaughlin in 1961. The three East Bay residents were concerned about discussions to fill in the Bay (effectively turning it into a river) in order to gain more land for population growth. The Association was founded to "protect open water, improve recreation opportunities, support wildlife conservation, beautify the shoreline, and promote resource planning." The group mobilized thousands of members to stop bay fill and in 1965 won a legislative moratorium against placing fill in the Bay, the McAteer-Petris Act.
Extent
Number of containers: 37 cartons, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 46.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.