Kathleen Goddard Jones Papers, MS 119
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the extant papers of environmental activist Kathleen Goddard Jones of Arroyo Grande, California. When originally appraised on site in November of 1992, the Goddard Jones materials consisted of an estimated 85 linear feet, including visual media. At her death, approximately 60 linear feet of material were transferred to the archives.
Plant samples were transferred to another depository. During processing, most duplicates were recycled, which reduced the collection size to 30 linear feet.
The provenance, or original organization, of the papers was haphazard. In order to simplify access to the collection for researchers, most materials were refoldered and reorganized, while some were shifted and renamed to more accurately reflect the contents.
The collection is divided into seven series:
- Personal and Professional Papers, 1933-2001
- Sierra Club Records, 1950-1993
- Non-Profit and Government Affiliations, 1954-1987
- Advocacy and Watchdog Efforts, 1949-1990
- Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Conservation, 1964-1990s
- Research Materials, 1955-1995
- Visual Media, 1960s-1970s
The Goddard Jones Papers are housed in 28 Hollinger boxes and 11 wardrobe boxes, with Series 2 - Sierra Club Records, 1950-1993 and Series 5 - Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Conservation, 1964-1990s containing the most extensive and unique portions of the collection. Series 4.A. contains the bulk of Goddard Jones's correspondence, with references to the wide range of her activities in environmental activism.