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John Muir Programs

University of the Pacific

Since 1970, the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, has been the repository for the John Muir Papers, and much of Muir's personal library. In 1980, the University began a five-year project to gather and publish all extant Muir correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and illustrations. The project culminated in a microfilm/microfiche edition of Muir's papers. Published as The John Muir Papers, 1858-1957, located in forty repositories throughout the United States, researchers now have access to the Muir Papers by using this microform collection.

The University of the Pacific hosted the first academic conference on John Muir in 1980, and has hosted additional Muir conferences about every five years thereafter. The last John Muir conference was held in April, 2010 (more info coming soon). The one before that was the John Muir Conference held in March/April, 2006. Several books resulting from the papers presented at these conferences are annotated in our Historical and Literary Analyses section of our John Muir Bibliography, wth the most recent noted below.

Today, the University of the Pacific continues to host several programs related to John Muir: