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Guide to the Land use and planning documents, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1995
Special Collections M0912  
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Description
Crowder served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to 1997 she was a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She was an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District from 1989 to 2000, the date of her accidental death. The collection consists primarily of reports and other publications regarding land use in California, particularly in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, 1958-1980.
Background
Betsy Crowder, a native of Massachusetts, received and MA from Radcliffe College in English literature in 1947, and move to California in 1948. She has lived in Portola Valley since 1960. Crowder returned to school and received an MA in Engineering and Urban Design from Stanford in 1972. She served as Palo Alto City Planner from 1972-1982 and was on the Portola Valley Planning Commission from 1974-1982. From 1987 to the present (1997) she has been a member of the San Mateo County Trails Advisory Committee. She has been the Elected Director of the Mid-Peninsular Open Space District since 1989.
Extent
4 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
None.