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Pioneer rock climber and ski mountaineer oral history transcript, 1972 : Glen Dawson

Author: Glen Dawson; Richard Searle; Marjory Bridge Farquhar; Sierra Club. History Committee.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club History Committee, 1975.
Series: Sierra Club Oral History Project, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Database:WorldCat
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Dawson discusses the genesis of technical rock climbing in California, his father, Ernest and his Sierra Club involvement, family camping, and forming the Ski Mountaineers and Rock Climbing Sections. He continues with his tenure on the club's board of directors, his mountaineering experiences with Francis and Marjorie Bridge Farquhar, and the friction between the chapter and the club. He concludes with the problems  Read more...
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Named Person: Glen Dawson; Ernest Dawson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Dawson; Richard Searle; Marjory Bridge Farquhar; Sierra Club. History Committee.
OCLC Number: 18434784
Notes: Cover title: Sierra Club Reminiscences.
Typescript (photocopy). Original tape recording and transcript located at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Description: iv, 37 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Sierra Club Oral History Project, 6.
Other Titles: Sierra Club Reminiscences
Responsibility: an interview conducted by Richard Searle ; [with a preface by Marjory Bridge Farquhar].

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Dawson discusses the genesis of technical rock climbing in California, his father, Ernest and his Sierra Club involvement, family camping, and forming the Ski Mountaineers and Rock Climbing Sections. He continues with his tenure on the club's board of directors, his mountaineering experiences with Francis and Marjorie Bridge Farquhar, and the friction between the chapter and the club. He concludes with the problems related to growth within the club, the "Brower controversy," and sources for Sierra Club history.

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