John P. Crevelli Papers


Press Democrat

Sonoma State University
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Crevelli, John, 1931-2015. ; Environmentalists -- California -- Sonoma County. ; Political activism -- Sonoma County (Calif) -- History -- Sources. ; Land use -- California -- Sonoma County. ; Public lands -- California -- Sonoma County. ; Conservation of natural resources -- California -- Sonoma County. ; Shoreline protection -- California. ; Environmental policy -- California -- Sonoma County. ; Coastal zone management -- California.
The John P. Crevelli Papers, dating from the 1960s through the 2000s, include correspondence, government documents, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, fliers, and ephemera on various county, state, and national environmental issues. John P. Crevelli was part of Sonoma County’s environmental vanguard, which thwarted PG&E’s plans to erect a nuclear power plan on an earthquake fault at Bodega Bay and fought to preserve public access to the coast. That victory was a defining moment for environmentalists far and near, as it gave heart to the notion that one can speak up and take action against a major power and win. Crevelli was a founding member of the group COAAST (Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands), formed in fellow Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Peter Leveque’s classroom in 1968. COAAST, which originally consisted of seven men and four women, also included the late Bill Kortum.
Dates covered:
1960s - 2000s
Collection Size:
3 boxes
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