John Brooke Fink papers, 1914-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fink, John Brooke, 1883-1968
Title
John Brooke Fink papers
Dates
1914-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 3.58 cubic ft
Collection Number
1063, 1065
Summary
Letters, speeches, clippings and related material of a public official and rancher of Yakima, Washington
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

Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Public official and rancher of Yakima, Washington.

John Fink was born, 1883, and raised in Maryland. He moved to Washington with his wife, Marceline MacSparren Pue, in 1912. Fink settled in the Yakima Valley where he developed and managed a 1000 acre apple orchard and irrigation project in which his father and approximately 60 other eastern businessmen had invested. Most of this project was abandoned in 1919 because of court decisions on water rights. From 1917-1933 Fink operated his own diversified (horticulture, livestock and general farming) 135 acre ranch near Wenas in the Yakima Valley. He was one of the organizers of the Wenas Irrigation District and was elected President of it in 1926. Active in Democratic politics, he was the manager of Clarence D. Martin's 1932 gubernatorial campaign in central Washington; assistant director, 1933-1936; and director, 1937-1941; Washington Departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Development, 1933-1936; ex-officio chair, Columbia Basin Commission. From 1936-1940, Fink was Chairman of the Mines-to-Markets Road Commission and a member of the State Planning Council, the State Water Pollution Commission, the State Forest Board, and the Pacific Northwest Drainage Basin Commission. Fink died in Washington in 1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1063-001: John Fink papers, 1863Return to Top

2 items.

Scope and Content: Letters, 1770 and 1863.

James Buchanan letter (ALS) to "Semple", 1770. Order under Martial Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1863.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mrs. Fink, 1969-01-02

Description
John Fink papers

Accession No. 1065-001: John Brooke Fink papers, 1914-1962 (bulk 1931-1941)Return to Top

3' 7" linear.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches, clippings and related material, 1914-1962 (bulk 1931-1941).

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mrs. Fink, 1969-01-02

Description
John Brooke Fink papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Buchanan, James (creator)
    • Fink, John Brooke, 1883-1968 (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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