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Finding Aid to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, 1961-2001, bulk 1987-1998
BANC MSS 2002/90 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Bay Area Ridge Trail Council records
    Date (inclusive): 1961-2001,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1987-1998
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/90 c
    Creators : Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
    Extent: Number of containers: 13 cartons, 1 oversize box, 17 oversize folders, 7 rolls Linear feet: 24.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a continuous trail along the ridgelines overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records consist of files that the organization compiled during approximately the first decade of its existence.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Use Restrictions

    Even though all reasonable and customary best-practices have been pursued, this collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the University of California, Berkeley assumes no responsibility.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, BANC MSS 2002/90 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bay Area Ridge Trail Council--Archives
    Conservation of natural resources--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Greenbelts--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Land use--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Open spaces--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Trails--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Maps
    Trails--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Planning
    Bay Area Ridge Trail (Calif.)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Holly Van Houten in 2002.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by David Uhlich.

    Biographical Information

    The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a continuous trail along the ridgelines overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Inspired by the ideas of former National Park Service Director William Penn Mott, Jr., the council was founded in 1987 by representatives of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Greenbelt Alliance as the "Bay Area Ridge Trail Project". The first trail section was dedicated in 1989, and the council became an independent organization with non-profit status in 1992. The council celebrated the opening of the three-hundredth mile of the Ridge Trail in 2006, with plans for the trail to surpass 550 continuous miles when completed. The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council continues to work towards its mission, currently holding offices in the San Francisco Presidio just over a mile from a section of the Ridge Trail.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records consist of files that the organization compiled during approximately the first decade of its existence. The bulk of the collection is comprised of trail planning files, documenting the mapping and construction of trail segments and Ridge Trail gap strategies; also prominent in the collection are materials related to special events hosted by the council, management of trail sections, and council administrative records. The collection encompasses a range of materials-including maps, correspondence, and reports-most notably documenting: the San Francisco Bay, along with the ridgelines of the nine Bay Area counties surrounding it; California trails, parks, and open spaces; and environmental restoration and preservation.
    The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records are subdivided into four series:
    • Series I: Trail Planning
    • Series II: Trail Management
    • Series III: Special Events
    • Series IV: Administrative Files