American Lung Association of Washington records, 1906-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Lung Association of Washington
Title
American Lung Association of Washington records
Dates
1906-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
29.83 cubic feet (32 boxes)
Collection Number
5271
Summary
Organizational records documenting efforts to raise funds and educate the public and goverment about potential health risks related to environmental pollution and diseases
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

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Several of the scrapbooks in the collection are in poor condition and should be used with care.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

On September 12, 1906, what would later become known as the American Lung Association of Washington was organized at a meeting of the State Medical Society in Spokane. The purpose of the Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis was to raise awareness about the causes and treatment of tuberculosis, construct institutions in which cases of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases could be treated, and promote the formation of local associations at the county level. Responsibility for developing the role of the Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis in the promotion of community health was given to Dr. William R.M. Kellogg. He was named secretary of the organization at its founding.

In the next two years, despite having contracted tuberculosis, Dr. Kellogg focused on extending the organization from Seattle north to Everett, where anti-tuberculosis programs were directed primarily towards children. The result of these efforts is the organization’s continuing emphasis on education. In order to educate a larger number of people on a regular basis, Dr. Kellogg began publication of The Pacific Coast Journal of Tuberculosis in 1908. In addition to calling attention to the need to educate people about the disease, Dr. Kellogg led the effort to establish an institution in Seattle for the treatment of tuberculosis patients. The first sanatorium in the state, the Pulmonary Hospital of the City of Seattle, was completed in 1908.

On October 14, 1908, Dr. Kellogg passed away after his struggle with tuberculosis. His death was a significant obstacle to the further development of the organization; as a result of his passing, little was done by the association until 1910.

In 1909 the initial steps toward a reinvigoration of the anti-tuberculosis movement in the state were taken. Members of the state association founded the Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County, on February 25, and soon thereafter a statewide traveling clinic raised broader interest in the issue. The following year Bethesda Beals Buchanan accepted the position of the first Executive Secretary of the Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis.

Mrs. Buchanan, held the position for for thirty-five years. During this time she oversaw the organization and publicity work of the association. During the early part of her tenure, the association focused on expanding the number of county leagues in the state. In 1911, in addition to the King County league, there were newly formed leagues in Clark, Pierce, Snohomish-Island, and Spokane counties, with the Skagit County league coming into existence within the year.

The efforts of both the state association and the county leagues at this time were concentrated in a limited number of areas related to the treatment of the disease. These areas of involvement remained close to the original purpose of the organization and included the continued use of traveling clinics, the development of nursing and public health programs, the sale of Christmas Seals, the placement of exhibits and booths at county and state fairs, and the construction of sanatoria. In 1913 the association succeeded in creating and passing the “Tuberculosis Law of 1913,” which provided county commissioners with the opportunity for increased autonomy from the state association by allowing counties to employ nurses and construct hospitals on their own. The most prominent and regionally oriented of these hospitals were Fairland (1911) in Seattle; Mountain View (1914 – the first county sanatorium in the state) in Lakeview, Pierce County; Edgecliff (1915) in Spokane; and Aldercrest (1918) in Snohomish, the latter three resulting from the 1913 legislation.

In 1915 the Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis was incorporated. In the next four years leagues were established in fifteen counties, including Walla Walla (1916), Yakima (1918), Chelan (1918), and Grays Harbor (1919). The following year, on February 6, 1920, the Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis ‘following the example of many similar organizations,’ changed its name to the Washington Tuberculosis Association.

The organization, while maintaining its emphasis in the previously mentioned areas of education and care, expanded its role. The Health Pilot , a monthly newsletter edited by Mrs. Buchanan, Dr. Clarence A. Smith, and John Weinzirl, was first published in January 1919 and continued through 1944. Correspondence between Mrs. Buchanan and the secretaries of the individual county associations, most notably Honoria Hughes of the Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County and Minnie M. Sheldon of the Tuberculosis League of Pierce County, increased as the leagues developed. The growth of the separate leagues also allowed for a certain degree of specialization, with various counties leading the progression in certain areas of the anti-tuberculosis movement. This organizational structure, in which the county leagues remained predominantly independent of one another and from the state association, remained essentially the same for fifty years.

In 1971 the Washington Tuberculosis Association changed its name to the Washington Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. Two years later, in addition to undertaking another change in name, this time to the Washington Lung Association, the association absorbed each of the county corporations and associations.

In the 1970s the association focused more intensely on advocacy and activism in addressing community issues related to respiratory health. The two most significant cases in which the association was involved were related to the American Smelting and Refining Company’s (ASARCO) Tacoma copper smelter and the incidence of asbestos in Seattle schools. In both cases the Washington Lung Association worked with community and environmental organizations to raise awareness about health risks.

In the instance of ASARCO, the association assisted a number of organizations in their efforts to enforce the company's compliance with sulfur dioxide emissions standards variances granted by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency . These groups included Clean Air for Washington, the Washington Environmental Council, Friends of the Earth, and the Air Quality Coalition. The extent to which the Washington Lung Association played a role in the legal battles that ensued is unclear, but the association did, at various times, correspond with the National Clean Air Coalition, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency on the issue. In the early 1980s, evidence of elevated levels of lead and arsenic were documented in the soil and vegetation in areas located downwind from the smelter. In 1985 the Tacoma plant was closed after approximately fifteen years of legal challenges.

The late 1970s and early 1980s also saw the Washington Lung Association address the issue of asbestos in Seattle-area schools. Janet Chalupnik, the Director of Environmental Health Programs at the W.L.A., headed efforts to call attention to the deteriorating condition of ceilings in certain schools within the district. In June of 1979 Mrs. Chalupnik addressed the Seattle School Board on the risk posed to children in the affected schools. Those schools that were found to be in the poorest condition included Roosevelt and Garfield high schools, Madison Junior High, Hamilton Middle School and Bryant Elementary School. In 1983, as a result of the efforts of the association and parents of students who were attending the schools, the Seattle School District met a 1982 Environmental Protection Agency regulation that required school administrators to inspect for friable asbestos.

On July 17, 1981, the Washington Lung Association changed its name once again, this time to the American Lung Association of Washington (ALAW). In the next two decades the ALAW remained active in educating the public about potential health risks, as well as maintaining an influential advocacy presence in Olympia. Today the ALAW, through awards and grants, supports research at institutions such as the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. The association also organizes activities such as the Trek Tri-Island cycling trip and the Climb for Clean Air ascent of Mt. Rainier, as fundraisers and also in order to raise awareness about issues related to air pollution and air quality..

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, scrapbooks, correspondence, conference files, committee files, financial records, clippings, donor files, subject files, ephemera, publicity, Christmas seals.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5271-001: American Lung Association of Washington records, 1906-2000Return to Top

21.69 cubic feet (24 boxes)

Scope and Content: This accession of the American Lung Association of Washington records documents the organization's activities during the period 1918-2000. The largest part of the accession is correspondence between officials for the state and county associations; minutes of board of directors, executive committee, and annual meetings, for both the state and counties; and annual reports between 1918 and 1973. The most well-represented periods in the association’s history are from 1918 to 1925 and from 1940 to 1970.

Each stage of the organization's development, from the initial Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis to the present American Lung Association of Washington, is represented by a subgroup. They are arranged chronologically and followed by subgroups containing the records of twenty county associations, which have been ordered alphabetically. Records of two national organizations, the National Tuberculosis Association and the American Lung Association, have been incorporated into the appropriate state organization subgroups according to the inclusive dates. In addition to the main body of records, and located in separate boxes from the folders, are numerous scrapbooks documenting the activities of the association. The scrapbooks are in poor condition and should be used with care. Other materials of note include Christmas Seals from the U.S. and a number of countries, and a set of three audiotapes from 1992 entitled “Air Pollution and Health: How Serious is the Threat?”

In the Washington Tuberculosis Association and Washington Lung Association subgroups include, most notably, files related to sanatoria and ASARCO. In the Washington Tuberculosis Association subgroup (box 2) there are eight bound volumes of The Health Pilot newsletter spanning the years 1918 to 1948. In instances where the inclusive dates of a series span two subgroups, the records have been placed in the earlier subgroup.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from the American Lung Association of Washington, November 19, 2001.

Processing Info: Processing completed in 2002.

Processing Info: Photographs, slides, and filmstrips were relocated to the American Lung Association of Washington Photograph Collection (PH Coll 670) , in 2004.

Container(s) Description Dates
Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5271-001
Historical Features
undated
1/2 5271-001
Organizational Features
1915-1919; undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/3-4 5271-001
The American National Red Cross
1917
1/3-4 5271-001
The American National Red Cross. Wenatchee Chapter
1918-1932
1/3-4 5271-001
Anderson, A. W. (Senator)
1913
1/3-4 5271-001
Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County
1916
1/3-4 5271-001
Chicago. Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
1915
1/3-4 5271-001
Dawson, (Mrs.) A.J.
1918
1/3-4 5271-001
Denny, Lenora
1908-1910
1/3-4 5271-001
Harmon, U.E.
1910
1/3-4 5271-001
Hughes, H.L.
1914
1/3-4 5271-001
Lister, Ernest
1914-1915
1/3-4 5271-001
Marshall, Herman
1910
1/3-4 5271-001
Maupin, Helen B.
1915
1/3-4 5271-001
National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis
1914
1/3-4 5271-001
Phifor, (Mrs.) Robert F.
1914
1/3-4 5271-001
Pratt, Louis
1910-1911
1/3-4 5271-001
Rotary Club of Vancouver, British Columbia
1918
1/3-4 5271-001
Seymour, W.W.
1913
1/3-4 5271-001
Smith, Clarence A.
1915
1/3-4 5271-001
Trudeau, E.L.
1915
1/3-4 5271-001
Washington. State Council of Defense
1917
Box/Folder Accession
24/1 5271-001
Foreword and Minutes
Scope and Content: Includes reports, bylaws, historical writings and other material.
1906-1920
1/5 5271-001
Reports
1910-1917; undated
1/6 5271-001
Newsletters - The Pacific Coast Journal Of Tuberculosis
1908
1/7 5271-001
Lists - Red Roll
1918
1/8 5271-001
Ephemera
1910-1916; undated
Washington Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
1/9 5271-001
Historical Features
1935-1939
Organizational Features
Box/Folder Accession
1/10 5271-001
W.T.A.
1920-1972; undated
1/11 5271-001
American Lung Association of Washington - Articles of Incorporation and Merger
1971-1981
Bylaws
Box/Folder Accession
1/12 5271-001
W.T.A.
1924-1957
1/13 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1921-1970
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/14 5271-001
To Bethesda Beals Buchanan
Minute Woman Association of Washington
1924-1927; undated
North Carolina State Board of Health
1920-1921
Washington. Department of Health
1919-1924
1/15-16 5271-001
Miscellaneous A-Z
1920-1945
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/17 5271-001
Of Bethesda Beals Buchanan
1921-1945
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/18-19 5271-001
W.T.A.
1919-1969; undated
1/20 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1937-1972; undated
Box/Folder Accession
1/21 5271-001
Memoranda
1922-1983; undated
Minutes
Board of Directors
Box/Folder Accession
1/22-23 5271-001
W.T.A.
1921-1971
1/24 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1933
Box/Folder Accession
1/25-30 5271-001
Executive Committee
1920-1971
1/31-35 5271-001
Annual Meeting
1919-1946
2/1 5271-001
Meeting of Representatives
1947-1951
2/2 5271-001
Miscellaneous Committees
1936-1953
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
2/3 5271-001
W.T.A.
1922-1958
2/4 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1960-1962
Box/Folder Accession
2/5 5271-001
Notes
1970; undated
2/6 5271-001
Statistics
1969-1970; undated
Reports
Annual Reports
Box/Folder Accession
2/7-8 5271-001
W.T.A.
1921-1971
2/9 5271-001
National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
1968
Box/Folder Accession
2/10 5271-001
Executive Secretary
1943-1953; undated
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
2/11 5271-001
W.T.A.
1923-1966; undated
2/12 5271-001
National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
1920-1969
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
2/13-16 5271-001
The Health Pilot
1919-1944
Bulletins
Box/Folder Accession
2/17 5271-001
W.T.A. - The Health Pilot (To Managers of Red Cross Seal Sale)
1918
2/18 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1921-1959
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
2/19 5271-001
W.T.A.
1924-1942; undated
2/20 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1958-1966; undated
Programs
Box/Folder Accession
2/21-24 5271-001
Annual Meeting of the Washington Tuberculosis Association
1920-1974
2/25 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1939-1943; undated
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
2/26 5271-001
W.T.A.
1927-1969; undated
2/27 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1945-1963; undated
Conferences and Conventions
Box/Folder Accession
2/28 5271-001
Tuberculosis Treatment and Care Conference
1971
2/29 5271-001
Fifth Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis
1926
2/30 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1921-1946
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 5271-001
Elections
1966-1970
3/2 5271-001
Surveys
undated
Lists
Box/Folder Accession
3/3 5271-001
Board of Directors
1931-1944
3/4 5271-001
Membership Rolls
1931-1946
box:oversize Accession
9 5271-001
Posters - National Tuberculosis Association
1939-1953
Box/Folder
3/5 5271-001
Maps - State of Washington
1968-1971; undated
Subject Series
Committee of Eleven
Box/Folder Accession
3/6 5271-001
Organizational Features
undated
3/7 5271-001
General Correspondence
1920-1922; undated
3/8 5271-001
Reports
1921; undated
3/9 5271-001
Clippings
1920
Fairs and Exhibits
Box/Folder Accession
3/10 5271-001
General Correspondence
1920-1940
3/11 5271-001
Ephemera
1921-1940; undated
Fiftieth Annual Christmas Seal Sale
Box/Folder Accession
3/12 5271-001
General Correspondence
1956-1957
3/13 5271-001
Reports
1956
3/14 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1956; undated
3/15 5271-001
Lists
1955-1956; undated
3/16 5271-001
Ephemera
1956; undated
3/17 5271-001
Clippings
1956; undated
Nursing and Public Health Programs
Box/Folder Accession
3/18 5271-001
Organizational Features
undated
3/19-20 5271-001
General Correspondence
1910-1950; undated
3/21 5271-001
Minutes
1910-1913
3/22 5271-001
Programs
1922-1928
3/23 5271-001
Bulletins
1923-1929
3/24 5271-001
Reports
1916-1944; undated
3/25 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1924-1946; undated
3/26 5271-001
Lists
1922-1933; undated
3/27 5271-001
Campaign Materials - Christmas Seals
1910-1928; undated
3/28 5271-001
Ephemera
1910-1916; undated
Sanatoria
Box/Folder Accession
3/29 5271-001
Historical Features
1953; undated
3/30 5271-001
General Correspondence
1916-1944; undated
3/31 5271-001
Financial Records
1921-1929; undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
3/32-33 5271-001
Annual Reports for Firland Sanitorium
1949-1963
3/34 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1927-1955; undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/35 5271-001
Census Records
1922
3/36 5271-001
Surveys
1934
3/37 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1920-1956; undated
3/38 5271-001
Ephemera
1916-1933; undated
Traveling Clinic
Box/Folder Accession
3/39 5271-001
General Correspondence
1918-1921
3/40 5271-001
Programs
1910-1922; undated
3/41 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
undated
3/42 5271-001
News Releases
undated
Ephemera
Box/Folder Accession
3/43 5271-001
W.T.A.
1919-1940; undated
3/44 5271-001
National Tuberculosis Association
1922-1965; undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/45 5271-001
Clippings
1969-1970; undated
box:oversize
11; 21-23 5271-001
Scrapbooks - Re: Christmas Seal Sales - Publicity, Dailies, Weeklies and County and Community Papers; Non-Seal Sale - Local and Out of County Dailies and Weeklies; and Closure of Sanatoria
1911-1957; undated
Washington Lung Association
Box/Folder Accession
3/46 5271-001
Organizational Features - American Lung Association
1974-1981
3/47 5271-001
General Correspondence - American Lung Association
1975
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
3/48 5271-001
W.L.A.
1973-1978; undated
3/49 5271-001
Annual Reports - American Lung Association
1978-1979
Box/Folder Accession
3/50 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1979-1980; undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
3/51 5271-001
Asbestos in Seattle Schools
1979; undated
American Smelter and Refining Company
Box/Folder Accession
3/52 5271-001
Outgoing Letters from Armand L. Labbe
1975-1989
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
3/53 5271-001
Re: Environmental and Occupational Health Committee
1974-1981
Re: Occupational Hazards
Box/Folder Accession
3/56 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1970-1985
4/1-2 5271-001
Intraorganizational Correspondence - Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency. Arthur R. Dammkoehler
1976-1985
Legal Documents
Box/Folder Accession
4/3 5271-001
Notice of Appeal
1976
4/4 5271-001
ASARCO Cross Appeal
1970-1971; undated
4/5 5271-001
ASARCO, Inc. vs. Air Quality Coalition
1979
4/6 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1976-1977; undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/7 5271-001
Case Files - Preliminary Proceeding Regarding the EPA’s Section 113 Conference for the ASARCO Tacoma Smelter
1977
4/8 5271-001
News Releases - Re: Heavy Metals in Soil and Vegetation
1972; undated
4/9 5271-001
Notes - Re: Heavy Metals in Soil and Vegetation
undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
4/10 5271-001
Environmental Impact Statements
1974-1982
4/11 5271-001
Appraisal of ASARCO Air Pollution Problem
1970
4/12 5271-001
Re: ASARCO Staff Recommendations
1976
4/13 5271-001
Re: Heavy Metals in Soil and Vegetation
1972-1977; undated
4/14 5271-001
Re: Occupational Hazards of Plumbing and Pipe-fitting
1986; undated
4/15 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1970-1988; undated
Memoranda
Box/Folder Accession
4/16 5271-001
Re: Occupational Workshops
1978; undated
4/17 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1975-1976; undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/18 5271-001
Resolutions - Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency Resolution No. 359
1970-1976; undated
4/19 5271-001
Surveys - Public Opinion in Regard to the ASARCO Tacoma Smelter
1971
4/20 5271-001
Programs - Occupational Workshops
1978; undated
4/21 5271-001
Brochures - Re: Occupational Hazards
undated
4/22 5271-001
Lists - Re: Occupational Hazards of Plumbing and Pipe-fitting
1980; undated
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
4/23 5271-001
Re: Environmental and Occupational Health Committee
1974-1986; undated
4/24-25 5271-001
Re: Occupational Hazards
4/26 5271-001
Re: Tacoma Smelter Impact, with Abstracts
undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/27 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1975; undated
4/28 5271-001
Ephemera
1977-1992; undated
4/29 5271-001
Clippings
1971-1984
Box/Folder Accession
4/30 5271-001
Christmas Seals
1970-1999
American Lung Association Of Washington
Box/Folder Accession
5/1 5271-001
Newsletters - Breathing and Take A Breather
1995-2000
5/2 5271-001
Ephemera
1992; undated
Asotin County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
5/3 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1968-1972
box:oversize
10 5271-001
Scrapbook
1947-1967; undated
Chelan County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
5/4 5271-001
Outgoing Letters
1919-1940; undated
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
5/5-8 5271-001
Executive Committee and Board of Directors
1923-1965
5/9 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1972-1973; undated
Box/Folder Accession
5/10 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1971
Clallam County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
5/11 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1970
Clark County Antituberculosis League
Box/Folder Accession
5/12 5271-001
Organizational Features
undated
5/13 5271-001
General Correspondence
1922-1972
5/14 5271-001
Financial Records - Christmas Seal Sales
1910-1972; undated
5/15 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1971
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum County Tuberculosis Association
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
5/16 5271-001
Annual Meeting
1968-1972
5/17 5271-001
Board of Directors
1968-1973
5/18 5271-001
Executive Committee
1968-1973
Box/Folder Accession
5/19 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1968-1972
box:oversize
20 5271-001
Scrapbooks
1957-1967; undated
Douglas County Tuberculosis League
Box/Folder Accession
5/20 5271-001
Minutes - Executive Committee
1939-1953
Jefferson County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
Box/Folder Accession
5/21 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1969
Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County
Box/Folder Accession
5/22-23 5271-001
Historical Features
undated
Organizational Features
Box/Folder Accession
5/24 5271-001
Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County
1967-1968; undated
5/25 5271-001
Of Other Organizations
1960
Box/Folder Accession
5/26 5271-001
Incoming Letters
1932-1962
5/27 5271-001
Outgoing Letters (Major Correspondents include Honoria Hughes)
1931-1961
5/28 5271-001
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1950-1962; undated
5/29 5271-001
Reports
1943-1969
5/30 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1939-1960; undated
5/31 5271-001
Legislation
1943; undated
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
5/32 5271-001
Annual Meeting
1943-1966
5/33-57 5271-001
Board of Directors
1931-1973
6/1 5271-001
Board Members Institute
1938-1942
6/2-4 5271-001
Budget and Finance Committee
1943-1967; undated
6/5 5271-001
Bylaws Committee
1947-1951
6/6 5271-001
Committee to Study Automation
1956-1961; undated
6/7 5271-001
Committee to Study the Proposed Amalgamation of the County-City Health Departments
1947
6/8 5271-001
Endowment Committee
1937-1938
6/9-12 5271-001
Executive Committee
1917-1962; undated
6/13 5271-001
Legislative Committee
1936-1938; undated
6/14 5271-001
Medical Advisory Committee
1960-1962
6/15 5271-001
Nominating Committee
1932-1962
6/16 5271-001
Personnel Committee
1949-1962
6/17 5271-001
Professional Services Committee
1949
6/18-19 5271-001
Program Committee
1936-1962; undated
6/20 5271-001
Rehabilitation Committee
1936-1949
6/21 5271-001
Seal Sale Committee
1953-1967
6/22 5271-001
Special Committee
1939-1943
6/23 5271-001
Special Committee - Re: Old Firland Property
1948-1954; undated
6/24 5271-001
Steering Committee
1960
6/25 5271-001
Stith Memorial Committee
1940
6/26 5271-001
Subcommittee on Health Education
1949
6/27 5271-001
X-Ray Committee
1947-1948
Box/Folder Accession
6/28 5271-001
Lists - Attendance
1962
6/29 5271-001
Resolutions
1948; undated
Subject Series
Tuberculin Testing Program
Box/Folder Accession
6/30 5271-001
Historical Features
1958-1959
6/31 5271-001
General Correspondence
1957-1961
6/32 5271-001
Minutes of Medical Advisory Committee, Planning
Committee, Steering Committee and Miscellaneous
1957
6/33 5271-001
Memoranda
1957-1961; undated
6/34 5271-001
Brochures
1957-1961; undated
6/35 5271-001
Agendas
1957
Box/Folder Accession
6/36 5271-001
Ephemera
1910-1960; undated
box:oversize
20 5271-001
Scrapbooks - Re: Seal Sale - Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Other Dailies and Weeklies
1957-1967; undated
Kitsap County Tuberculosis League (Kitsap County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association)
Box/Folder Accession
6/37 5271-001
Organizational Features
1969
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
6/38 5271-001
Board of Directors
1951-1972
6/39-40 5271-001
Executive Committee
1951-1972
6/41 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1970-1972
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
6/42 5271-001
Annual Reports
1970-1972
6/43 5271-001
Treasurer’s Reports
1951-1973
Box/Folder Accession
6/44 5271-001
Lists
1972-1973
6/45 5271-001
Ephemera
1969-1972; undated
box:oversize
12 5271-001
Scrapbooks
1957-1963; undated
Lincoln County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
Box/Folder Accession
6/46 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1969
Mason County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
6/47 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1971
Anti-Tuberculosis League of Pierce County
Box/Folder Accession
6/48 5271-001
Organizational Features
1910-1965
6/49 5271-001
Bylaws
1950-1965; undated
6/50 5271-001
Historical Features
1910-1940; undated
6/51 5271-001
General Correspondence - (Major Correspondents include Minnie M. Sheldon and Bethesda Beals Buchanan)
1911-1957
6/52 5271-001
Financial Records
1919-1922;1961
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
6/53-54 5271-001
Board of Directors
1910-1957
7/1-2 5271-001
Board of Directors
1958-1973
7/3-6 5271-001
Executive Committee
1918-1973
7/7 5271-001
Budget Committee and Medical Advisory Committee
1958-1970
7/8 5271-001
Annual Meeting
1958-1973
7/9 5271-001
Trustees Board
1910-1918
7/10 5271-001
Other Committees
1920-1955
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
7/11-12 5271-001
Annual Reports
1910-1972
7/13 5271-001
Organizational Structure Committee
1968-1971
7/14 5271-001
Proposed Program of Work
1938-1939
7/15 5271-001
Christmas Seal Sales
1910-1957
7/16 5271-001
Miscellaneous
1924-1961; undated
Box/Folder Accession
7/17 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1911-1915; undated
Subject Series
Christmas Seal Sales
Box/Folder Accession
7/18 5271-001
General Correspondence
1930-1942; undated
7/19 5271-001
Minutes of Campaign Committee, Advisory Committee, and Annual Meeting
1925-1931
7/20 5271-001
Lists (Chairman and Committees)
1936-1947
7/21 5271-001
Reports
1928-1942
7/22 5271-001
Speeches and Writings
1933-1943
7/23 5271-001
Ephemera
1920-1942; undated
Skin Testing
Box/Folder Accession
7/24 5271-001
Minutes of Tuberculin Skin Testing Committee
1936-1938
7/25 5271-001
Surveys
1941
7/26 5271-001
Charts
1931-1940
Box/Folder Accession
7/27 5271-001
Ephemera
1921-1928; undated
7/28 5271-001
Clippings
1961-1965; undated
box:oversize
13 5271-001
Scrapbooks
1910-1969; undated
Junior Board of Tuberculosis Association of Pierce County
Box/Folder Accession
7/29 5271-001
Organizational Features
1958; undated
7/30 5271-001
Minutes
1952-1964; undated
7/31 5271-001
Reports - School Press Projects
1958-1961; undated
7/32 5271-001
Lists
1951-1962; undated
7/33 5271-001
Ephemera
1956-1960
box:oversize
13 5271-001
Scrapbooks
1952-1956; undated
Snohomish-Island County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
7/34-35 5271-001
Minutes
1915-1963
8/1 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1968-1973
box:oversize
14-19 5271-001
Scrapbooks
1953-1970; undated
Skagit County Tuberculosis League
Box/Folder Accession
8/2 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1971
Spokane County Tuberculosis League
Box/Folder Accession
8/3 5271-001
Organizational Features
1945; undated
8/4 5271-001
Historical Features
1964; undated
8/5 5271-001
Agendas
1969-1972
8/6-10 5271-001
Minutes of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Annual Meeting and Miscellaneous
1926-1951
8/11 5271-001
Reports - Seal Sale Reports
1968-1972
8/12 5271-001
Publications
1966-1972; undated
8/13 5271-001
Christmas Seals
1928-1929
8/14 5271-001
Ephemera
1944-1963; undated
Thurston County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
8/15 5271-001
Organizational Features
1935-1962; undated
8/16 5271-001
Outgoing Letters
1935-1949
8/17 5271-001
Minutes
1967-1973
8/18 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1972
8/19 5271-001
Publicity - Annual Christmas Seal Sale
1939-1958
Walla Walla County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
8/20 5271-001
Outgoing Letters
1945-1971
8/21-24 5271-001
Minutes of Board Of Directors, Executive Committee, and Chest X-Ray Survey Planning
1952-1973
8/25 5271-001
Reports
1923-1973
Whatcom County Tuberculosis Association
Box/Folder Accession
8/26 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1972
Whitman County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
Box/Folder Accession
8/27 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1971
Yakima County Anti-Tuberculosis League
Box/Folder Accession
8/28-29 5271-001
Minutes
1922-1939
8/30 5271-001
Reports - Annual Reports
1967-1972
Box/Folder Accession
8/31 5271-001
Audio Tapes "Air Pollution & Health: How Serious Is The Threat?"
1992
box:oversize
9 5271-001
Christmas Seals - National and International
1907-1969; undated
Box/Folder
8/32 5271-001
Exhibit Materials

Accession No. 5271-002: American Lung Association of Washington records, 1974-2001 (bulk circa 1990-2001)Return to Top

1.00 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Minutes, 1974-1975; public health projects files on asthma, flu, tuberculosis; education project files, including proposals to be funded from the Tobacco Settlement Grant, 2000-2001; community services directory; emphemera (undated, but pre-WWII).

Includes some minutes and related materials of allied organizations. Emphasis is on public education programs about tobacco addiction.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from Kathy Rexford, December 16, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 5271-003: American Lung Association of Washington records, 1980-2003 (bulk 1992-2000)Return to Top

7.14 cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Scope and Content: Subject files, donor files, clippings, architectural drawings.

Subject files include correspondence, conference files, committee files, minutes, financial records, handouts, brochures, and other publicity related to the educational mission of the organization. Donor files include financial records and registration information for the "Tri-Island Trek", "Climb for Clean Air", and "A Walk in the Park" events.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Received from the American Lung Association of Washington, March 30, 2005.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Washington Thoracic Society (WTS) Subject Files
Box Accession
1 5271-003
TB Seminar
2 folders
1992-1993
1 5271-003
TB Update
1993-1994
1 5271-003
Resp. Care Nursing Conference
1994
1 5271-003
TB Statewide Review
1994
1 5271-003
TB Conference
1992
1 5271-003
June TB Updates
1994
1 5271-003
TB Update - Olympia
1994
1 5271-003
TB Update - Longview
1994
1 5271-003
TB Update
1994
1 5271-003
Breathless in Seattle
1994
1 5271-003
Enzian Motor Inn
1997-1998
1 5271-003
Sun Mountain Lodge
1998
1 5271-003
WTS Membership
6 folders
1990-1996
1 5271-003
WTS History
1995
1 5271-003
TB Conference
1993
1 5271-003
WTS Executive Committee
1982-1992
1 5271-003
Lung Day
1992
1 5271-003
Air Conference
1992
1 5271-003
Smoking Conference
1992
1 5271-003
WTS: Committe on Nursing
1989
1 5271-003
Lung Day
1989-1992
1 5271-003
Allergy and Asthma Update Conference
1984
1 5271-003
Chest Conference
1985
1 5271-003
WTS
1980-1988
1 5271-003
Mailings to WTS Members
1993-1994
Clippings
Box Accession
1 5271-003
Air Quality
2002-2003
1 5271-003
Lung Disease
2002-2003
1 5271-003
Tobacco
2002-2003
2 5271-003
American Lung Association Clippings
19 folders
1997-2003
Master Home Environmentalist Program (MHE) Subject Files
Box Accession
2 5271-003
Home Toxics Task Force (HTTF)
1995-1996
2 5271-003
HTTF
1992-1995
2 5271-003
Budget
1996-1997
2 5271-003
KC Nickels Grant
1996-1997
2 5271-003
Info on Other Volunteer Outreach Programs
1994
2 5271-003
Sara Swanson - Dust Mite Talk
1993
2 5271-003
Fremont Neighborhood Power Project
1995
2 5271-003
Fremont Project - HEALcalls
1995
2 5271-003
Letterhead, Bus. Card, Etc.
1996
2 5271-003
Survey of Env. Programs
1994
2 5271-003
Intergrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools Project
1997
2 5271-003
GreenHome #2
1995
3 5271-003
Green Home Evaluation
1995-1996
3 5271-003
Green Home Visits
1995
3 5271-003
Green Home Planning Meetings
1995
3 5271-003
Green Home Assessments
1995
3 5271-003
Green Home Trg Handouts
undated
3 5271-003
Childcare Project
2 folders
1993-1995
3 5271-003
Retreat
1997
3 5271-003
Planning Team
8 folders
1995-1997
3 5271-003
MHE Goals
1995
3 5271-003
MHE Meetings
2 folders
1994
3 5271-003
MHE Meeting Notes
1992-1993
3 5271-003
EPA
1994
3 5271-003
Metro Contract
1994
3 5271-003
Misc. & Current Contracts
1996-1997
3 5271-003
King County Department of Public Health Contract
1996-1997
3 5271-003
Vorwerk
1995
3 5271-003
MHE Ecology
1994
3 5271-003
Metro Scope of Work
1995
3 5271-003
MHE Grants - Old
1995
3 5271-003
Environmental Justice Workshops
1994-1995
3 5271-003
Budget
1995-1996
3 5271-003
MHE Contracts
1994
3 5271-003
DOE - MHE Proposal
undated
3 5271-003
MHE - EPA
1993
3 5271-003
MHE - Metro Scope of Work
1992-1993
3 5271-003
Environmental Justice Grant - EPA
1994
3 5271-003
Lake Forest Park Interpretive Signs
1993
3 5271-003
Blue Heron Park - Drafts
1993
3 5271-003
SusSea Meeting Notes
1992
3 5271-003
Sustainable Seattle - Civic Panel
1992
3 5271-003
Recycling Info
1992
3 5271-003
EPA Hazard Free Community Proposal
1993
3 5271-003
Pipers Creek Apartment Campaign
1992
3 5271-003
Pipers Creek Specific Waste Campaigns
1993
3 5271-003
Brochures - Pipers Creek
undated
3 5271-003
Pipers Creek Evaluation
1993
3 5271-003
Non-Resident Businesses - P. Creek
1993
4 5271-003
Green Gardening
1993
4 5271-003
Bike Proposal
1992
4 5271-003
Green Gardening
1993
4 5271-003
Puget Soundbook
1991
4 5271-003
Hazard Free Home (HFH) - Roadshow Notes
1993
4 5271-003
HFH
1992
4 5271-003
Environmental Legislative Workshop
1992
4 5271-003
[Untitled Folder]
1993
4 5271-003
Designing Community Environmental Education Programs
1992
4 5271-003
Water Quality - Misc.
undated
4 5271-003
Bellevue Stream Team
1992
4 5271-003
Shoreline Management
1991
4 5271-003
ALA - MHE Program Transition Info
1996
4 5271-003
Program Transition
1994-1995
4 5271-003
Outreach Class Activities
1994
4 5271-003
What Volunteers want from the MHE Class
1994
4 5271-003
Liability Forms
1994
4 5271-003
MHE Volunteer Agreement Forms
1994
4 5271-003
Ford Innovation Award Application
1994
4 5271-003
Sust. Home & Business Project
1993
4 5271-003
Northwest Citiziens' Conference on Right-to-Know
1992
4 5271-003
Focus Groups - Landscaping
1991
4 5271-003
Landscaping Guide
1992
4 5271-003
Landscaping Bus. Interviews
1992
4 5271-003
Landscaping Guide Brochure
1992
4 5271-003
Low Water Use Landscaping
1992
4 5271-003
Organic Gardening/WTC Alts.
undated
4 5271-003
DOE - WTC Landscaping Mats.
undated
4 5271-003
Sound Gardening
undated
4 5271-003
Landscaping Guide Reviewers
1992
4 5271-003
Landscaping Guide - Marketing/Graphics
undated
4 5271-003
Landscaping Guide - Distributed
undated
4 5271-003
EPA Agr. Chem.
1992
4 5271-003
Toxic Spraying - WTC
undated
4 5271-003
Healthy House Photos
1997
4 5271-003
Testing
1997-1998
4 5271-003
Donation Requests to Subcontractors
1995-1997
4 5271-003
Contract
1997
4 5271-003
Education Center
1997-2000
4 5271-003
Subrato Chandra
1997
4 5271-003
Q&A About Healthy House
1997
4 5271-003
Budget
1996-1998
4 5271-003
Advisory Committee
1997
4 5271-003
Finkbeiner
1995-1997
4 5271-003
Media
1997
4 5271-003
Trademark
1997
4 5271-003
Expenses
1997
5 5271-003
Building Specifications
1996-1997
5 5271-003
Signage
1997
5 5271-003
Vanee Ventilation System
undated
5 5271-003
Webpage
1997
5 5271-003
Consumer/Builder Workshops
1997
5 5271-003
Final Accounting
1998
5 5271-003
Sponsor Asks
1997
5 5271-003
Product Donations
1997
5 5271-003
Reception
1997
5 5271-003
Fliers
1997
5 5271-003
Tour Book
1995-1997
5 5271-003
Donation Form
1997
5 5271-003
Master Builders Association
1997
5 5271-003
Icynene
undated
5 5271-003
Health House - ALA of Hennepin County
1995-1997
5 5271-003
Environmental Works
undated
5 5271-003
IKEA
1997
5 5271-003
[Untitled Folder]
undated
5 5271-003
MHE Volunteer Training Manuals
7 folders
1993-1997
5 5271-003
Volunteer Goals
1993
5 5271-003
MHE - Fall
1993
5 5271-003
Building Air Quality - Training Kit
undated
5 5271-003
Indoor Air Quality - Resource Binder
1994
Subject Files
Box Accession
5 5271-003
Coalition on Smoking or Health: Congressional Briefing Book
1987
5 5271-003
Coalition on Smoking or Health: State Legislated Actions
1992
5 5271-003
African American Church-Based Smoking Cessation Program
1985-1996
5 5271-003
Coalition on Smoking or Health: Community Mobilization - Focus on Tobacco Control
1987-1992
5 5271-003
Motor Vehicles and Air Pollution: Washington State
1994
5 5271-003
Grant Info: ETS and Asthma
1992-1995
5 5271-003
Indoor Air Quality
1994-1999
6 5271-003
Action Alerts
2 folders
1993-1998
6 5271-003
ETS Hospital Program
2 folders
1986-1998
6 5271-003
Influenza Education Plan
1988-1989
6 5271-003
PAAK Cookbook
undated
6 5271-003
Providence Medical Center: Asthma 1990 - From Critical Care to Home Care
1990
6 5271-003
Providence Medical Center: Advances in the Treatment of Asthma
1986-1987
6 5271-003
Asthma Outreach Project
1999
6 5271-003
Tobacco-Free Teens
2 folders
1987 - 1989
6 5271-003
Scrapbook
1987-1990
6 5271-003
Tuberculosis Articles and Statistics
1992
6 5271-003
Asthma Diagnosis and Management
1991-1994
6 5271-003
Ped. RN Conf. Planning Info
Restrictions on Access: Restricted
1991-1993
6 5271-003
PTE Job Applications
Restrictions on Access: Restricted
1994-1996
Donor Files
Restrictions on Access: Restricted
Box Accession
6 5271-003
Donor Files
2000
7 5271-003
Donor Files
2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Air--Pollution
  • Lungs--Diseases
  • Medicine--Societies, etc
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Tuberculosis--Prevention
  • Tuberculosis--Washington (State)
  • Tuberculosis--Washington (State)--Periodicials
  • Personal Names :
  • Buchanan, Bethesda Beals
  • Hughes, Honoria
  • Sheldon, Minnie
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Smelting and Refining Company
  • Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County
  • Asarco Inc
  • National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association
  • National Tuberculosis Association
  • Spokane County Tuberculosis League
  • Thurston County Tuberculosis Association
  • Tuberculosis League of Pierce County
  • Washington Lung Association--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound recordings
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Health Pilot
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Lung Association of Washington--Archives (creator)
    • Washington Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis--Archives (creator)
    • Washington Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association--Archives (creator)
    • Washington Tuberculosis Association--Archives (creator)