John Muir:
Family and Friends Conference
John Muir: Family and Friends
was the fifth conference on John Muir sponsored by the University of the Pacific. It was held May 4-6, 2001, at the Feather River Inn in the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Lake Tahoe. The Conference was organized by: Bonnie Gisel, John Muir Center for Regional Studies, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211, (209) 946-2527,

Internet Resources on John Muir

Harold W. Wood, Jr.
Webmaster, John Muir Exhibit and John Muir Network
harold.wood@sierraclub. org

Websites and Organizations

John Muir Global Network
Portal to John Muir organizations around the world; Host for Muir-related organizations and Online Message Board; Host for John Muir Family and Friends Conference in 2001.

John Muir Exhibit (shortcut)
Largest site about John Muir on the Internet. Features: Art resources, biographies, contemporary tributes, literary and historical analyses, chronology, places named after John Muir, places important to John Muir, annotated bibliography, book reviews, book press releases, Life and Letters of John Muir, Sierra Club John Muir Memorial Issue, collectibles, stamps and first day covers from 1964 and 1998, educational resources including John Muir Day Study Guide, John Muir Youth Award, John Muir Day history and celebration guide, films and videos, live presenters, national historic site information and photos, news and current events, past articles from UOP's John Muir Newsletter, links to other Muir organizations, people important to Muir, pictures, sound and music including songs about John Muir, information about Liberty ship John Muir and scientific names in honor of Muir, and writings of John Muir, including all of his published books presently in the public domain and several magazine articles as well as tools for locating first editions, favorite quotations, a John Muir mailing list, "what's new" updates, alphabetical index, questions and answers, related resources, acknowledgments, and awards received.

John Muir Education Mailing List
Send an e-mail message addressed to:
listserv@lists. with a one-line command in the message body stating [substitute your first and last name where indicated]:
The subject line is irrelevant.

John Muir Network Forum Message Board
An online bulletin board for discussion of issues and questions pertaining to John Muir and his legacy. Organizations and Institutions

Haines, Alaska, John Muir Association
Muir's travels in Alaska (excerpts and locations), Muir's legacy in Alaska, tours and culture, links

John Muir Memorial Association
Home page for the JMMA, which is a nonprofit partner in support of the National Park Service at the John Muir National Historic Site Victorian Muir home.

John Muir Tribute CD
Sound clips for several tracks of this CD highlight this web page. Two songs are available in their entirety in MP3 format at:

John Muir National Historic Site
Official website, includes travel basics and guide for park visitors, junior ranger program, facts and statistics, link to cooperating association for publications.

2. john_muir_national_historic_site Unofficial Website - detailed background information about the historic site, photo album (virtual tour coming soon), online bookstore, maps, NPS publications from the site including most often asked questions by park visitors, Muir Ranger fact sheet, Martinez Adobe, Muir's gravesite, wildflower list, links to View from John Muir's Window newsletter, & capital campaign information.

3. Bay Area Backroads - John Muir's Legacy cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/bayareabackroads/archive/1999/12/12/1. DTL
Television personality Doug McConnell's exploration of Muir's legacy in Martinez, with interviews of Muir enthusiasts Graham White, Garth Gilchrist, Maymie Kimes, and others.

John Muir Center for Regional Studies, University of the Pacific john_muir_center_for_regional_studies/
Unofficial site describing the work of the Center, past conference publications, subscription information, and past articles from its John Muir Newsletter.

The John Muir Collections at University of the Pacific
Official website describes contents of John Muir Collection, including the John Muir Papers, and related materials including about half of Muir's personal library.

Restore Hetch Hetchy
New nonprofit organization seeking to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite NP. Includes links to many websites including historical material relating to Hetch Hetchy.

Sierra Club John Muir Education Project educational_resources/muir_education_project.html
Volunteer group sponsoring the John Muir Exhibit., the John Muir Day Study Guide, and the John Muir Youth Award program.

Canadian Friends of John Muir
This group works to enhance Muir's memory in Canada, and is researching Muir's period of residency in Meaford, Ontario.

Dunbar's John Muir Association
Group working to restore Muir's memory in UK, and working with local government to preserve Muir's birthplace. See also on this site the DJMA Newsletter, and Exhibitions.

John Muir Birthplace, East Lothian Council htm
Official home page for Muir's birthplace, with photos and links to related sites.

Gathering of the Clans johnmuirmain.html
Biography, links to other websites


Bell & Howell Information and Learning - Chadwyck-Healey
Publishers of the John Muir Papers Microform Edition.

Yosemite Park Centennial 1890-1990: A History - from the Modesto Bee
See especially Chapter 3, A National Park is Born, 1890-1910; and Chapter 4, The Hetch Hetchy Fight, 1910-1930; and Muir bio:

Century Magazine Archive, 1881 - 1899 (Cornell University Library) journals/cent.html
Includes searchable and browsable archives of this historic publication which frequently printed Muir's articles. Harper's Magazine Archive, 1850-1899 (Cornell University Library) An electronic, searchable index to Harper's Magazine between 1850-1899, with links to full image pages from the magazine.

In John Muir's Footsteps, by Don Harness Muir/index.html
Newspaper article series about John Muir's grandsons & other Muir enthusiasts, and California natural and historic parks related to John Muir.

Sharing Nature - My Life with john Muir by Joseph Cornell
Three online chapters of this excellent first-person children's book, plus excerpts from book's related nature activities.

Library Catalogs and Databases

Searchable database includes first chapters of books, plus e-books, doctoral dissertations, newsletter articles, screenplays, speeches, and transcripts relating to Muir.
Searchable database of current magazines articles. Some free; others require purchase to download, but with the citations given you can locate at your local library.

Library of Congress, Online Catalog
Comprehensive searchable database of all books by or about Muir.

Library of Congress, American Memory, Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 html
Historical Collections includes a number of historical documents and photographs of or about John Muir in digital format.

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Historic photographs, Historic site survey of Muir House and Martinez Adobe.

Library of Congress, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Provides information concerning manuscripts held in collections in the custody of library repositories located throughout the United States.