Guide to the Rudy Lukez Wilderness Conservation Papers
1985-1997

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lukez, Rudy
Title: Rudy Lukez Wilderness Conservation Papers
Dates: 1985-1997 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 324
Summary: Rudy Lukez's papers include letters, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to the activities of the Sierra Club's Cache Valley Group, the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Utah Wilderness Coalition during the 1980s and 1990s.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

Rudy Lukez grew up near Cleveland, Ohio and at the age of 22 in the 1980s, began work at Morton Thiokol in Brigham City, Utah as a rocket scientist. It was during this time that he served as chair for the Sierra Clubs’s Cache Valley Group. In the 1990s he served as chair of the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and chair of the Utah Wilderness Coalition, an umbrella group of state wilderness preservation organizations.

Content Description

Rudy Lukez’s papers include letters, newspaper clippings and reports pertaining to the activities of the Sierra Club’s Cache Valley Group during the 1980s, the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and Utah Wilderness Coalition during the1990s. The two-box collection contains subject pieces arranged alphabetically and each folder is arranged chronologically when dates are available.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Rudy Lukez Wilderness Conservation Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Rudy Lukez Wilderness Conservation Papers USU_COLL MSS 324, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 324, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged alphabetically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in March of 2008

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections by Rudy Lukez on November 12, 2004.

Related Materials :  

See also Special Collections and Archives COLL MSS 148 The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club Papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

A - M, 1976-1992
(21 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Amendment Project Agreement No. 225.2 1978
1 2 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Issue 10 1988 February
1 3 Bear River Basin Water Alliance Undated
1 4 Citizens and Natural Resources, Department of Forestry and Outdoor Rec, USU Undated
1 5 City of Logan documents 1976-1985
1 6 Environmental assessments for predator control reports 1991-1992
1 7 Giardia Run fundraiser 1986
1 8 Grasshopper spraying program 1984 July to 1986 May
1 9 Idaho Conservation League 1987 January to 1987 September
1 10 Idaho Environmental Council Vol. 19, No.1 1987
1 11 Idaho field hearing 1988 March 10
1 12 Idaho Wilderness Defense Coalition Undated
1 13 Idaho Wilderness Proposal 1988 January
1 14 Inland Empire Public Lands Council newsletters Undated
1 15 Land and Water Conservation Fund Undated
1 16 Letters to the Editor 1986
1 17 Little Goose Creek evaluation 1981
1 18 Maps Undated
1 19 Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge 1990
1 20 Miscellaneous correspondence 1979 April 9 April 9 to 1985 February 20
1 21 Miscellaneous handwritten notes Undated

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N - W, 1972-1990
(19 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 New Wilderness Study Areas reports 1973
2 2 Newspaper clippings 1973 March 15 to 1985 December 13
2 3 Newspaper clippings 1986 February 13 to 1988 February 28
2 4 RARE II proposals 1973-1978
2 5 Recycling program literature Undated
2 6 Ridgelines, Winter 1987
2 7 Sierra Club chronology 1972-1987
2 8 Sierra Club incoming correspondence (includes photos) 1986 February 26 to 1988 January 10
2 9 Sierra Club outgoing correspondence 1986 February 12 to 1988 February 24
2 10 Southeastern Idaho Wilderness Committee Undated
2 11 The Osborne Russell Wilderness Area Proposal 1972 March
2 12 Utah Sierran (Journal of the Utah Chapter, Sierra Club) Vol. 20, No. 7 July 1987
2 13 Utah Wilderness Association 1985 January to 1987 November
2 14 Utah Wilderness Association documents 1988 May to 1991 October
2 15 Utah Wilderness Association Manifesto 1990 February
2 16 Utah Wilderness Association News 1985-1990
2 17 Utah Wilderness Association Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 1986
2 18 Various bumper stickers Undated
2 19 Wilderness Status Report Undated

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Lukez, Rudy--Correspondence.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Sierra Club
    • Utah Wilderness Coalition.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Green movement--Utah.
    • Wilderness areas--Utah

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