Edward E. Carlson papers, 1922-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Carlson, Edward E. (Edward Elmer), 1911-
Title
Edward E. Carlson papers
Dates
1922-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.1 cubic feet plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
1614
Summary
Papers of a business and civic leader; president of University of Washington Board of Regents
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward E. Carlson (1911-1990), businessman and first President and Chairman of the Board of the Century 21 Exposition, Seattle's World Fair.

Carlson was born in Tacoma in 1911. He managed the Rainier Club in Seattle from 1937 to 1942. He held various positions with Western Hotels (later Western International Hotels and as Westin Hotels) from 1945 to 1970, including President and Chairman of the Board. After Western International Hotels merged with UAL, Inc., the hotel and airline holding company, Carlso served that company and United Airlines in various roles from 1970 to 1983, including President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer.

Carlson served as the first President and Chairman of the Board of the Century 21 Exposition. He was also involved with the Pacific Science Center Foundation through 1969. Carlson also served as chairman of the Seattle Oceanography Study Group, 1965-1966; officer of Northwest Sports and Community Service foundation (Seattle Pilots baseball team), 1970. He was elected president of the University of Washington Board of Regents, 1986-1987. He died in Seattle in 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1614-001: Edward E. Carlson papers, 1964-1970Return to Top

.63 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Speeches, clippings and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Edward E. Carlson, 5/6/1971.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 1614-001
Oceanography development
1965
1/2 1614-001
Washington State Oceanography Commission
1966-1967
1/2 1614-001
Puget Sound Oceanography Study Committee
1966-1967
1/3 1614-001
Seattle Pilots
1969-1970
1/4 1614-001
Pacific Science Center ephemera and clippings
Circa 1960's
Pacific Science Center Foundation
Box/Folder Accession
1/5-6 1614-001
Board of Trustees Minutes
1963, 1964
1/7 1614-001
General Information Supplement
n.d.
1/8 1614-001
"News"
1964-1965
Box/Folder Accession
2/1-3 1614-001
Speeches
1964-1970

Accession No. 1614-002: Edward E. Carlson papers, 1963-1985Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Vita, other biographical features, clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by E.E. Carlson, 4/4/1986.

Accession No. 1614-003: Edward E. Carlson papers, 1922-1989Return to Top

6.33 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches, clippings, biographical statement, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Edward Carlson, 11/6/1989.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 1614-003
Awards and Honors
1950-1988
box:oversize
5 1614-003
Awards and Honors
1950-1988
Box
1 1614-003
Biographical Features
1922-1989
box:oversize
5 1614-003
Biographical Features
1922-1989
Box
1 1614-003
Incoming Letters
One folder of letters from the following notables:
Crosby, Bing
1973
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1953
Forbes, Malcom S.
1971
Ford, Gerald R.
1976
Humphrey, Hubert H.
1968
Johnson, Lyndon B.
1967
Palmer, Arnold
1976
Rockefeller, Nelson
1977
Remaining folders in series include these major correspondents
General Notes: 10 folders
1937-1988, n.d.
Carlson, Edward E. (Gene)
Carlson, Jane
Ellis, James R.
Flagstad, Aagot Edwin
Kaiser, Edgar F.
Odegaard, Charles E.
Thurston, Severt W.
2 1614-003
Incoming Letters
1941-1972, n.d.
2 1614-003
Outgoing Letters
1930-1988, n.d.
2-3 1614-003
Clippings
1936-1989
2-3 1614-003
Ephemera
1952-1983
3 1614-003
Photographs
1937-1972, n.d.
box:oversize
5 1614-003
Photographs
1937-1972, n.d.
Box
3 1614-003
Photo Album
n.d.
3 1614-003
Drawings
n.d.
3 1614-003
Conferences and Conventions
1937-1986
3 1614-003
Reports
1957-1985
3-4 1614-003
Speeches and Writings
1941-1989, n.d.
4 1614-003
Invitations
1931-1972, n.d.
4 1614-003
Programs and Menus
1931-1988, n.d.
4 1614-003
Miscellany
1960-1977, n.d.
4 1614-003
Subject Series
Anchorage Westward Hotel
1957
Apollo 11
1969
Boeing--Scotland Trip
1981
European Hotels
n.d.
European Trip
1959
Family--Carlson Children
1964-1972
Family--Cox Family
1947, n.d.
Golf
1922-1973, n.d.
Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem
1969
Rainier Club
1938-1954, n.d.
Seattle Golf Club
1966
United Airlines
1974-1983, n.d.
Western International Hotels
1965-1981, n.d.
box:oversize
5 1614-003
Scrapbooks
1942, 1955, 1970-1971, n.d.
Seattle, Century 21 Exposition, 1962
box:oversize Accession
6 1614-003
Awards and Honors
1957-1962
Box
4 1614-003
General Correspondence
1962-1963, n.d.
4 1614-003
Clippings
1962
box:oversize
6 1614-003
Clippings
1962
Box
4 1614-003
Ephemera
1962
4 1614-003
Photographs
1960-1962, n.d.
box:oversize
6 1614-003
Photographs
1960-1962, n.d
6 1614-003
Drawings
1962
Box
4 1614-003
Reports
1957-1961
4 1614-003
Speeches and Writings
1962, n.d.
4 1614-003
Invitations
1962
4 1614-003
Programs and Menus
1962
4 1614-003
Bulletin
n.d.
4 1614-003
Resolution
1960
4 1614-003
Oath of Office
1955
4 1614-003
Publications--Century 21 Exposition
1962
4 1614-003
Publications--Other
1961-1962
box:oversize
6 1614-003
Publications--Other
1961-1962
6 1614-003
Presentation Material
1962
6 1614-003
Pins
n.d.
Box
4 1614-003
Scrapbooks
1955-1962, n.d.
box:oversize
6 1614-003
Scrapbooks
1955-1962, n.d.
Box Accession
4 1614-003
25th Anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair
1987

Accession No. 1614-004: Autobiography "Recollections of a lucky fellow", 1989Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Hardbound autobiography "Recollections of a Lucky Fellow", written by Edward Carlson.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jennefer Penfold, 10/1/1991.

Accession No. 1614-005: Edward E. Carlson book drafts, circa 1983Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Writings: drafts of his autobiographical book.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Marion LaVine, 10/4/1995.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chief executive officers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Executives--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Carlson, Edward E. (Edward Elmer), 1911- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Rainier Club (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Golf Club
  • United Airlines
  • Western International Hotels
  • Westin Hotels
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Carlson, Jane (creator)
    • Ellis, James R. (James Reed), 1921- (creator)
    • Flagstad, Aagot Edwin (creator)
    • Kaiser, Edgar F. (Edgar Fosburgh), 1908-1981 (creator)
    • Odegaard, Charles E (creator)
    • Thurston, Severt W (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)