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The John Muir Center

for Environmental Studies

University of the Pacific

Program Objectives

As California's most important historical personality, John Muir was a regional naturalist with global impact. His papers at the Holt-Atherton Library are among the University's most important resources for scholarly research. Recognizing the need both to encourage greater utilization of the Muir Papers by the scholarly community and to promote the study of California and its impact upon the global community, the John Muir Center for Environmental Studies was established in 1989 (originally as the John Muir Center for Regional Studies) with the following objectives:

Program Activities

These objectives are implemented through a variety of activities sponsored and promoted by the John Muir Center, including:


Director: William Swagerty, Ph.D., University of the Pacific
Editor: Sally M. Miller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, U.O.P.
Administrative Assistant: Marilyn Norton

For Further Information

For further information contact the staff at

The John Muir Center for Environmental Studies (official website)
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2527
Fax: (209) 946-2578

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