Susan B. Nelson Collection, 1892-2003

Title: Susan B. Nelson Collection, 1892-2003
Extent: 77.88 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1964-2001
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The Susan B. Nelson Collection documents the professional and personal life of Susan Louise Barr Nelson, an environmental and community planner, and social and political activist. Nelson played a fundamental role in the establishment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which became the largest urban national park in the United States. The collection also details Nelson’s work with numerous groups and organizations to preserve open space and parklands for recreational use and includes materials pertaining to a number of social welfare issues with which she was involved. Additionally, the collection contains Nelson’s personal writings and materials related to her family, home life, and education.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Friends of the Santa Monica Mountains Park and Seashore, 1962-2001
Series II: Project and Research Files, 1892-1911, 1928-2003
Series III: Publications, 1957-2002
Series IV: Personal Files, 1905, 1940-2003