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Harold Miossi Papers
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Description
Papers of California native and environmental activist Harold Miossi, containing extensive correspondence with other environmentalists, government employees, elected officials, and leaders of non–profit environmental groups, legal proceedings, government documents, photographic prints, maps, and text and notes for many of Miossi's statements at public hearings, donated by Harold Miossi in 1994.
Background
Harold Miossi was born on April 20, 1922, at the family–owned La Cuesta Ranch in Cuesta Canyon immediately north of San Luis Obispo, California. His four grandparents emigrated from Canton Ticino, Switzerland (near Locarno, Italy), between 1864 and 1870, settling in San Luis Obispo County as dairy farmers. Miossi's parents were both born in San Luis Obispo County: his father, Bernard Miossi, was born on a ranch near Pismo Beach and his mother, Vera Gnesa Miossi, was born on a ranch in Green Valley near Cambria. He had one brother, Bernard, who headed the biological science department of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco; he retired in 1993 after 53 years teaching there.
Extent
11 Paige boxes; 3 flat files
Restrictions
The materials from this collection are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. Photocopying of material is permitted at staff discretion and provided on a fee basis. Photocopies are not to be used for any purpose other than for private study, scholarship, or research. Special Collections staff reserves the right to limit photocopying and deny access or reproduction in cases when, in the opinion of staff, the original materials would be harmed.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. For more information on access policies and to obtain a copy of the Researcher Registration form, please visit the Special Collections Access page. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.