Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Ray E. Williams Files on Newport Bay Environmental Issues MS.R.108
MS.R.108  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (89.22 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
This collection comprises the papers of Ray E. Williams, an environmental and political activist in Newport Beach, California. The collection documents Williams's efforts as president of the board of Friends of Newport Bay (1973-1976), as well as his work as a member of the Newport Beach City Council (1976-1980), to preserve the Upper Newport Bay's wildlife and natural environment. The collection includes correspondence, reports, maps, meeting minutes, newsletters, clippings, analyses, speeches, and teaching materials.
Background
Ray E. Williams is an environmental activist in Newport Beach, a city in Orange County, California. He was a member of the Friends of Newport Bay, serving as president from 1973 to 1976, and was a member of the Newport Beach City Council from 1976 to 1980. He also taught at California High School in Whittier for 12 years and then joined the faculty at Rio Hondo College as an environmental biologist. He worked to preserve Upper Newport Bay's wildlife and natural environment, eventually becoming involved in the creation of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, which was established in 1975.
Extent
3.3 linear feet (8 boxes and one XOS folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.