4 cartons, 10 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 5 v. (9.6 linear ft.)..
Collection contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and files related to Margaret Owings' work in environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. She was particularly concerned with mountain lions, sea otters, sea lions, California redwoods, and parks and wildlife in Africa. Owings was the only woman on the California State Park Commission in the 1960s. The collection contains only a few personal papers, including a small amount of correspondence with family members, awards, biographical information, and files related to her husband, architect Nathaniel Alexander Owings.
RESTRICTED CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence from John Steinbacher restricted at the request of Mr. Steinbacher on May 27, 2008. Use only by permission of Mr. Steinbacher. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE Advance notice required for use.
Preferred citation: Margaret Wentworth Owings papers. BANC MSS 86/71 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1992.057--PIC).
Margaret Wentworth Owings was born April 29, 1913 in Berkeley, California. An artist and wildlife conservationist, she founded the Friends of the Sea Otter, led successful campaigns to end bounty-hunting of mountain lions in California, and served on various conservation agencies.
Finding aid available in the library and online.