Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

David Brower: Environmental Activist, Publicist, and Prophet

Brower, David
Schrepfer, Susan
David Brower: Environmental Activist, Publicist, and Prophet
Family, youth, education in Berkeley; mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, 1930s; US 10th Mountain Division, WWII; work on Sierra Club Bulletin, 1933-69 (editor 1946-53, Annual editor to 1968); executive director, Sierra Club, 1952-69; differing views with federal land agencies on Cascades park, Mammoth Pass, forest management practices; defense of Dinosaur National Monument, Glen Canyon, Grand Canyon; Redwood National Park campaign; Mineral King; power plants at Bodega Bay, Diablo Canyon; club publications program and advertising strategies; internal crisis in club, 1966-69; removal as executive director; founder, president, Friends of the Earth, 1969-79; FOE International; FOE publications; 1970s conservation issues: nuclear power, SST, economics of peaceful stability.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
Brower, David. "David Brower: Environmental Activist, Publicist, and Prophet." Interview by Susan Schrepfer in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.