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Finding Aid to the Robert Jasperson Papers, 1958-1984
BANC MSS 2007/135  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Robert Jasperson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1958-1984
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2007/135
    Creators : Jasperson, Robert
    Extent: Number of containers: 11 cartons Linear feet: 13.75
    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 collection contains records relating to Jasperson's involvement with the Conservation Law Society of America, the Sierra Club Foundation, Save-the-Redwoods League and the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation.
    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

    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. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Jasperson Papers, BANC MSS 2007/135, 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.
    Conservation Law Society of America
    Sierra Club Foundation
    Save-the-Redwoods League
    Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation
    Environmental law--California
    Environmentalists--California

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Robert Jasperson Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Sally Jasperson on March 15, 2007.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by the Bancroft Library staff in 2007.

    Biographical Information

    Robert Jasperson was born December 12, 1928 in Washington, D.C. He grew up in a Navy family and attended Annapolis for two years before resigning in order to enroll in the University of Montana's forestry program. After graduation he served as an infantry lieutenant in Korea. He returned to the University of Montana on the G.I. Bill to study law and spent summers as a ranger in Glacier National Park.
    In 1960 Jasperson moved to San Francisco and joined a law firm that practiced personal injury cases. He also joined the Sierra Club. When David Brower and Richard Leonard formed the Conservation Law Society of America, Jasperson was hired as Executive Director. In 1968 he did much of the initial legal research for the Conservation Law Society's landmark lawsuit to prevent Walt Disney from building a ski resort in Mineral King. He later became General Counsel for the Save-the-Redwoods League, where he negotiated land acquisitions through both donations and purchases. Jasperson remained active in the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation, serving on the board until his death on April 15, 2005.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains records relating to Jasperson's involvement with the Conservation Law Society of America, the Sierra Club Foundation, Save-the-Redwoods League and the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation.
    Subject files include correspondence, research notes, legal documents, and general organizational papers, such as articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, and memoranda. Conservation Law Society of America projects, pursued in conjunction with other conservation groups, are the primary focus of the papers. The papers are arranged as received.