Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies Audiovisual Materials

Identifier: 2004-02T

Scope and Contents

Collection contains audio/visual materials created by the Forest Institute during the course of its work. Preliminary inventory available in the department.


  • 1953-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Unprocessed collection is open for research. Advanced notice is required; contact staff to schedule access. Materials must be used onsite. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law or special donor agreement.

Historical Note

Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies was conceived and established in the mid-twentieth century at a time when the word “ecology” was largely unknown to most people. Founded in 1960 in Washoe Valley, Nevada, the name “Foresta” was derived from the old French word that refers to the outer wild areas of woods and wildlife protected for the sovereign. Though Foresta was the brainchild of Dr. Richard Gordon Miller and Maya Miller, the original board also consisted of John Darling, Homer Angelo and Ann Angelo. Foresta was incorporated as a private, non-profit, scientific, educational and charitable institution under the laws of the state of Nevada on July 1, 1960. Dr. Miller and his associates believed there was a need for a non-governmental, non-profit research organization in the community of western Nevada/eastern California, which could encourage, sponsor, and initiate scientific research, resource surveys and other natural history studies.


15.5 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials


Technical Requirements

Audio and video recordings unavailable due to format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Richard G. Miller on October 1, 2004.

Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies Audiovisual Materials
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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