Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Peggy Wayburn: Author and Environmental Advocate

Wayburn, Peggy
Lage, Ann
Peggy Wayburn: Author and Environmental Advocate
Family and education in New York City; San Francisco in 1940s; marriage to Edgar Wayburn, physician, environmentalist, Sierra Club leader; Sierra Club outings, 1940s-1950s; backpacking and camping with young children; Sierra Club Biennial Wilderness Conferences, 1961, 1963, 1965; campaigns for Redwood National Park and Alaskan parks and wilderness; Sierra Club internal affairs, 1960s-1980s: David Brower, Edgar Wayburn, Ansel Adams, volunteer roles; travel and commentary on Alaska, 1960s-1980s: Alaskan Natives and the environment; career as author of environmental and outdoor adventure/travel books. Appended article on 1948 Sierra Club High Trip and "Bulletin Boards" from Sierra Club Bulletin.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
Wayburn, Peggy. "Peggy Wayburn: Author and Environmental Advocate." Interview by Ann Lage in 1990. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1992.