Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records, 1967-2004  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter
Title
Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records
Dates
1967-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.66 cubic feet, (19 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 86
Summary
The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States and the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. This collection contains organizational records.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 208-885-0845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

Languages
This collection is in English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Since it was founded in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Sierra Club has helped to establish many National Parks and a National Wilderness Preservation System. The Sierra Club is divided into many regional chapters and those chapters are further separated into individual groups that focus on issues in their local area. The Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club is concerned with issues involving all of Idaho and eastern Washington. It is composed of five groups with the Middle Snake Groups located in Boise, Idaho; the Eastern Idaho Group in Pocatello, Idaho; the Sawtooth Group in Twin Falls, Idaho; the Upper Columbia River Group based out of Spokane, Washington; and the Palouse Group located in Moscow, Idaho. The Palouse Group encompasses central Idaho and southeastern Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter records span the years 1967-2004. Included in the records are correspondence, audio cassette tapes, slides, legislation, forest management and land use plans, and reports on conservation and environmental concerns.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter Records, MG 86, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection is divided into five series. The first series is material from the Palouse Group, a more localized sub-division of the Northern Rockies Chapter of the Sierra Club. The second series contains materials relating to issues dealt with on a regional scale by the Northern Rockies Chapter. The third series is material collected by Charles Yoder, the Chapter’s Bureau of Land Management Issue Coordinator. The fourth series pertains to Ronald E. Wise’s involvement with the establishment of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The fifth series contains material that was collected by the Chapter on subject matters outside of their region on a national level.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were in the possession of two members of the Chapter, Charles Yoder and Dennis Baird, until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Sierra Club – Northern Rockies Chapter were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Charles Yoder in November 1989 (MA 1989-50) and then by Dennis Baird in November 1992 (MA 1992-42), April 1993 (MA 1993-08), May 1993 (MA 1993-13), August 1995 (MA 1995-36), May 1996 (MA 1996-22), August 1998 (MA 1998-14), August 1999 (MA 1999-17), January 2000 (MA 2000-07), July 2006 (MA 2006-12), and June 2009 (MA 2009-23).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. The original order was retained with all of the materials with in the various accessions but the order of the accessions was arranged to give it a definitive hierarchy. Some materials were refoldered. Materials within an accession were consolidated into fewer boxes and publications were removed. The collections was reduced by 9.33 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

Ralph Maughan papers MG 437


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

SERIES I:  PALOUSE GROUP – LOCAL ISSUESReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Forest Management – Legislation – Payette, Panhandle National Forests
2
Clearwater, Panhandle, Nez Perce National Forests
3
River of No Return Wilderness
4
Water Quality – Pollution – Simplot Mine
5
Air Pollution – Land Use Planning
6
Forest Planning – Hells Canyon
7
National Forest Committee
8
Salomon & Challis National Forests

SERIES II:  NORTHERN ROCKIES CHAPTER – REGIONAL ISSUESReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
9
Nez Perce Forest – Rapid River – Forest Planning
10
Gospel-Hump Wilderness – RARE II
11
Wilderness – Forest Planning Committee
12
Clearwater National Forest Litigation
13
Nez Perce National Forest – Idaho Panhandle National Forest
14
Clearwater National Forest – Hells Canyon – Grazing, Desert, Mining
15
Nez Perce National Forest – Southern Idaho National Forests

SERIES III:  CHARLES YODERReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
16
Chapter’s Bureau of Land Management Issue Coordinator

SERIES IV:  RONALD E. WISEReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
17
Establishment and Management of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

SERIES V:  NATIONAL ISSUESReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
18
Forest Issues
19
Northwest Office – Membership Lists – Rivers – Wildlife – Wilderness

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Sierra Club
  • Northern Rockies Chapter