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1985 John Muir Symposium

John Muir: Life and Legacy

The Pacific Historian,
Vol. 29, Numbers 2 & 3 (Summer/Fall, 1985)1985 John Muir Symposium - John Muir: Life and Legacy - The Pacific Historian

In the spring of 1985 the University of the Pacific hosted a major conference, called to celebrate John Muir's life and legacy. It also toasted the John Muir Papers Microform Project, which [at the time was] nearing completion after a five-year effort to gather, organize, and publish all of Muir's extant journals, correspondence and holograph manuscripts. Over 250 registrants from all parts of the West gathered to hear twenty-five speakers and panelists from thirteen different academic institutions in nine different states and the District of Columbia.

Collectively the papers presented at the conference's eight academic sessions represent the cutting edge of Muir's scholarship in America today. Many of them broke new ground in Muir historiography by utilizing scholarly resources in the Muir-Hanna family collection at the University of the Pacific that had not been accessible before. Recognizing their importance, The Pacific Historian has selected twelve of the most important for publication in this special double issue.

- Excerpted from the Introduction.

Complete Document - courtesy of Oregon State University Library



John Muir in Wisconsin
Millie Stanley

The Nature of John Muir's Religions
Ronald H. Limbaugh

Earthquakes or Snowflowers
Bart O'Brien

John Muir's Glacial Gospel
Paul D. Sheats

John Muir's Homage to Henry David Thoreau
Richard F. Fleck

John Muir's Yankee Friends and Mentors:
The New England Connection
Edmund A. Schofield

Western Imagery

John Muir and the Community of Nature
Kathleen Anne Wadden

John Muir and the Rights of Animals
Lisa Mighetto

John Muir's Alaska Experience
Frank Buske

John Muir and Tall Trees of Australia
P.J. Ryan

"Wilderness Saint" and "Robber Baron": The Anomalous Partnership of John Muir and the Southern Pacific Company for the Preservation of Yosemite National Park
Richard J. Orsi

Toward Future Muir Biographies: Problems and Prospects
Frederick Turner

From the Editors's Desk

Western Books reviewed by
Glenna Matthews

Pacific Bookshelf



Sally M. Miller


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