Liaison and Consultative Functions
The director of the John Muir Center serves as a liaison between Pacific and the descendants of John Muir, the Sierra Club and the National Park Service.
The Center consults with non-profit organizations producing John Muir educational materials and works with other organizations and media seeking support related to John Muir.
For example, the John Muir Center and Holt-Atherton Special Collections is working with Global Village Media of New York on the production of a new documentary focusing on the life of John Muir.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), "John Muir in the New World" is a two-hour PBS documentary that will air on the series, American Masters. Produced and directed by Catherine Tatge, and written by Leslie Clark (best known for producing "Bill Moyers Reports" and the American Masters special, "Walter Cronkite: Witness to History), this fresh look at the life of Muir promises to be the best ever.
Images from the John Muir Papers will be used throughout the production. No airing date has been announced but we will provide an update as we learn more.
Links to More Information
- Sierra Club John Muir Education Committee
- Yosemite National Park
- John Muir National Historic Site
- Muir Woods National Monument
Historical photograph from John Muir Papers, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. © 1984 Muir-Hanna Trust