Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

William E. Siri: Reflections on the Sierra Club, the Environment, and Mountaineering, 1950s-1970s

Interviewee(s):
Siri, William E.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
William E. Siri: Reflections on the Sierra Club, the Environment, and Mountaineering, 1950s-1970s
Abstract:
Youth and education; scientific career, UC Berkeley Donner Laboratory; comments on Sierra Club conservation campaigns of 1960s, including population, pesticides, Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon, Wilderness Act of 1964, Mineral King; Nipomo Dunes-Diablo Canyon controversy, 1965-69; club internal organization, with comments on leaders, decision making processes, and resignation of executive director David Brower, 1969; formulation of club energy policy and growth of opposition to nuclear power; the environment and social policy; campaign for California Coastal Protection, 1972; opposition to California Water Plan and Peripheral Canal; efforts of Save San Francisco Bay Association, 1967-77; scientific and mountaineering expeditions: Sierra Nevada, Cordillera Blanca, 1954 California Himalayan Expedition, Antarctica, 1963 First American Expedition to Mount Everest.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1975 1976 1977
Project:
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
b11953267|b10331402
Rights:
Siri, William E. "William E. Siri: Reflections on the Sierra Club, the Environment, and Mountaineering, 1950s-1970s." Interview by Ann Lage in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.