Californians Organized to Acquire Access to State Tidelands. (C.O.A.A.S.T.) formed in 1968 to preserve public coastal access and later championed other important environmental causes. The organization disbanded in 1993. The scrapbooks include materials created or collected by C.O.A.A.S.T. from 1968-1972.
Donated by C.O.A.A.S.T. chairman Charles Rhinehart in 1978. Four scrapbooks include meeting minutes, news items, correspondence, newsletters, and documents created or collected by C.O.A.A.S.T. Materials cover California coastal access, coastal development, and legislation. The scrapbooks were compiled by environmental activist Bill Kortum and Gladys O’Connell, a C.O.A.A.S.T. member.
The research material in the collection is available to view by appointment.