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Title Oral History of Phyllis Faber
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Phyllis Faber grew up in the Eastern United States, hearing stories about Sonoma, Marin, and the Sierras from her father, who had lived in the Bay Area as a youth. She first moved to Mill Valley in 1962 with her husband and children, then left due to her husband's job transfers, later returning in 1970. In this oral history, Phyllis discusses her happy times in Mill Valley neighborhoods, becoming friends with various families, including the families of Jack Hemingway and Peter Behr. She also discusses her interest in biology, and how she came to study and advocate for wetlands preservation. Phyllis describes her involvement in the first Earth Day (1970), the creation of the California Coastal Commission, and incidents during her 10 years of service on the Commission. Phyllis also explains how she came to co-found the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT).
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Dates of Creation 2013-09-09
Narrator's name Faber, Phyllis
Interviewer Stella Perone
Extent and Medium Transcript: 17pp
Recording: 01:26:34
Search Terms 130 Cascade Dr.
Angrus, Herb
Bayer, Peter
Berner, Bob
Bodega Bay
Bolinas, California
Buck Institute
California Environmental Quality Act
California Native Plant Society
China Camp
Coastal Commission
Conservation & restoration
Cooley Ranch
Cooley, Crawford
Drexler, Fred
Earth Day
Faber Tract
Farm Bureau
first agricultural land trust
Freedman, Jerry
Gensler, Art
Giacomini, Gary
Goerke, Betty
Goerke, John
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Goldfine, Ricky
Grossi, Ralph
Harding, Dick
Hemingway, Jack
Hemingway, Margaux
Hemingway, Mariel
Hemingway, Patrick
Hemingway, Puck
Jordan, Francie
Jordan, Larry
Land use
LeFrankie, Willie
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Marin Community Foundation
marsh restoration
Martinelli, Rod
Melbastat, Gloria
Protect Your Environment
Rubenstein, Don
San Francisco State University
Soulajule Reservoir
State parks & reserves
Steep Ravine
Stone, Tom
Strauss, Ellen
Vista Linda Drive
wetland preservation
Object ID 2016.048.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2013. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.