Don Gordon papers, 1950-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Gordon, Don, 1931-2016
Don Gordon papers
1950-1994 (inclusive)
1 vertical file
Collection Number
2295 (Accession No. 2295-003)
Ephemera, clippings, letter and published interview of a Pacific Northwest mountaineer
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
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Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don Gordon (1931-2016) was born Donald Gordon Claunch. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington in 1949 and joined the Seattle Mountaineers. Climbing quickly became his passion. He achieved the first ascent of Robson’s Wishbone Arête in 1955. Along with his fellow climbers, Gordon pioneered many routes in the Cascades.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Ephemera, clippings, published interview with mountain climber Don Gordon about his climbs in the Cascade Mountains. Also includes a letter (1955) to Cam Beckwith recounting his 1955 ascent of Mt. Robson via the Wishbone Glacier, a background note (1982) and notice (1994).

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Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mountaineers--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Gordon, Don, 1931-2016--Archives
  • Gordon, Don, 1931-2016--Interviews
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cascade range
  • Robson, Mount (B.C.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • North Cascades History Project (creator)