Scope and Contents
The collection contains WGAC plan drafts, agendas and minutes, membership lists, printed matter, a proposal for the Willamette River greenway, correspondence and notes of William Loy, news clippings, and newsletters.
There are two WGAC plan drafts. Agendas and minutes are from 1976-1979. A membership list is also included. Printed matter includes a technical report of 1979 and a draft for a comprehensive plan revision for Lane County, 1982.
William G. Loy (a professor of cartography and the interpretation of aerial imagery in the University of Oregon Geography Department) materials include correspondence (1972-1980) and notes.
The miscellaneous section includes items such as background materials (1974-1982), the agendas, minutes, and memos of the CIP Committee, news clippings, newsletters and printed matter. An oversize flat files contains a proposal titled, A Proposal for the Willamette River Greenway, that was published by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Branch, Dept. of Transportation, July 1976.
- Creation: 1972-1982
- Loy, William G. (Person)
- Lane County Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee (WGAC) is a group of professionals, each with specialties in different fields, who together make up recommendations and give advice to the Lane County Board of Commissioners.
The Greenway Plan divided the Willamette Valley into four units; the Lane County Group was section four, and it did not investigate matters outside of this section. Matters dealt with included the impact of dredging, construction of residential areas, the presence of mobile home parks, and recreational activities on the Willamette Greenway. Of special concern were the prospects of possible soil erosion, flooding, mining of mineral deposits, etc.
The committee published reports as well as additional educational materials, for the the public. Publishing of educational materials was also organized by a subcommittee called the Citizens Involvement Program Committee (CIP), which was made up of representatives of several local committees such as the WGAC, Lane County Planning Commission, Parks and Open Space Commission, and the Environmental Sanitation Commission.
3 linear feet (4 containers) : 3 clamshell boxes, 1 oversize flat file
Language of Materials
The Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee (WGAC) is a group of professionals, each with specialties in different fields, who together make up recommendations and give advice to the Lane County Board of Commissioners. The collection contains WGAC plan drafts, agendas and minutes, membership lists, printed matter, a proposal for the WGAC, correspondence and notes of William Loy, news clippings, and newsletters.
Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by Eric Douma, 1994.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
Genre / Form
- Environmental policy -- Oregon -- Lane County
- Floods -- Oregon -- Lane County
- Floods -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley
- Land use -- Oregon -- Lane County -- Planning
- Land use -- Oregon -- Lane County -- Planning -- Citizen participation
- Soil erosion -- Oregon -- Lane County
- Soil erosion -- Oregon -- Willamette River Watershed
- Guide to the Willamette Greenway Advisory Committee Records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).