Roscoe A. Poland Environmental Collection, 1957-1986
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Brief Description: The collection documents local agriculture, business, construction, economic conditions, the environment, land, parks, recreation, and tourism. It consists of correspondence, publications, maps and other data relating to a series of public hearings held pursuant to the Wilderness Act (PL88-577) of 1964 regarding the disposition of environmentally sensitive localities.
Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Created by: Poland, Roscoe A.
Volume: 3.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/26/1978. 1996
Arrangement: The collection is organized as follows: materials dealing with California locales are in box 1; boxes 2 and 3 contain materials on other localities and are arranged alphabetically by state.
Biographical Note for Poland, Roscoe A. : Roscoe A. Poland has been active in wilderness conservation since the mid-1950s. His personal efforts began with writing letters to public officials and grew with the publication of The Conservation Call in the Spring of 1969, which still appears regularly.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Environmental impact statements--California
Environmental impact statements--United States
Poland, Roscoe A.--Archives
United States. Wilderness Act
Wilderness areas--Environmental aspects--California--History--20th century--Sources
Wilderness areas--Environmental aspects--United States--History--20th century--Sources
Wilderness areas--Law and legislation--United States
Genres/Forms of Material
Personal Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Notes: Roscoe A. and Wilma Poland
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PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Roscoe A. Poland Environmental Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.