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Finding Aid to the Dwight C. Steele Papers, 1942-2002 (bulk 1970-2001)
BANC MSS 2005/195 c  
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Description
The Dwight C. Steele Papers, 1942-2002 (bulk 1970-2001), contain correspondence, subject and organizational files on various environmental conservation issues, with particular focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Regions.
Background
Dwight C. Steele was born on January 23, 1914 in Alameda, California. A lawyer practicing in California and Hawaii with an early interest in labor law, he began working pro bono in 1969 for conservation causes, and accepted no paying clients after 1980. From 1942 to 1945 he served on the Regional War Labor Board and the Regional War Manpower Commission, and from 1951 to 1952 he was appointed to the National Wage Stabilization Board. Labor work includes that with the Distiributors Association of San Francisco, the Hawaii Employers Council, the Lumber and Mill Employers Association, and the Bermuda Employers Council. From 1968 to 1972 he was elected to the office of Director of the Alpine Springs Water District. From 1971 to 1978 he was a trustee and treasurer for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and served as General Counsel for the League to Save Lake Tahoe beginning in 1989. From 1978 to 1983 he was appointed as a Governing Body Member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
Extent
7 cartons, 2 oversize folders; 8.75 linear feet
Restrictions
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 the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.