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Phillip S. Berry: Sierra Club President, 1991-1992: The Club, Legal Defense Fund and Leadership Issues, 1984-1993

Interviewee(s):
Berry, Phillip S.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Phillip S. Berry: Sierra Club President, 1991-1992: The Club, Legal Defense Fund and Leadership Issues, 1984-1993
Abstract:
Sierra Club issues, 1984-1993: executive directors Michael McCloskey, Douglas Wheeler, Michael Fischer, Carl Pope, relationships with volunteer board of directors; conflicts between Sierra Club and Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund: financial issues, lawyer-client relations, struggles with fund director Rick Sutherland, protecting the Sierra Club name; tidelands litigation in Upper Newport Bay, CA; role as club president, 1991-1992; evaluation of David Brower as club board member, 1983-1988; Sierra Club Property Management, Inc.; the club's Centennial Campaign and other fund-raising efforts; the Sierra Club and the Clinton administration.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Interview date(s):
1993
Project:
Sierra Club
Oskicat record:
b11025942
Rights:
Berry, Phillip S. "Phillip S. Berry: Sierra Club President, 1991-1992: The Club, Legal Defense Fund and Leadership Issues, 1984-1993." Interview by Ann Lage in 1993. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1997.