Hemlock Society records, 1950-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hemlock (Society)
Title
Hemlock Society records
Dates
1950-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
42.77 cubic feet including 26 audiotapes, 138 videotapes, and 1 film reel
Collection Number
4270
Summary
Records of an organization dedicated to exploring and expounding the options and rights of active voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Organization dedicated to exploring and expounding the options and rights of active voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4270-001: Hemlock Society records, 1980-1990Return to Top

.67 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Publications, trial transcript, videotapes.

Publication are mainly those of the Hemlock Society.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society, 11/1/1990.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-002: Hemlock Society records, 1970-1992Return to Top

1.89 cubic feet including 24 audiotapes and 25 videotapes

Scope and Content: Audiotapes, videotapes, publications including hardbound monographs, clippings, mailings (only a few), exhibit items, posters, memorabilia.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society, 5/1/1992.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-003: Hemlock Society records, 1980-1991Return to Top

3.50 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Newsletters, periodicals, publications, monographs, Roper Poll report, conferences and conventions, membership material, subject series.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Bruce Harding, 3/30/1993.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-004: Hemlock Society records, 1950-1988 (bulk 1980-1988)Return to Top

5.42 cubic feet (6 boxes) including 11 videotapes and 1 film reel ; 8mm.

Scope and Content: Clippings (photocopies), 1950-ca. 1984; bibliographies, writings, legislation, organizational materials, interview transcripts, videotape cassettes of television interviews, one motion-picture film, 1978-1987; and related items.

These materials document, in part, the founding of the Society and early press coverage of the right to die issue. Interview transcripts seem to have been the work of Ann Wickett for a book.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Videotapes may not be copied.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society, 5/3/1994.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-005: Hemlock Society records, circa 1980-1991Return to Top

8.66 cubic feet (11 boxes) including 102 videotapes

Scope and Content: Biographical features of Derek Humphry, correspondence, subject series, newsletter files, conference planning papers, bequest records, videotapes, and other records of the Society.

Includes a coffee mug produced by the Society when it was based in Los Angeles. A-J correspondence not included.

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

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society, 6/17/1994.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-006: Hemlock Society records, circa 1980-1988Return to Top

16.63 cubic feet (18 boxes)
2 audiotapes
25 videotapes

Scope and Content: Clippings, correspondence, conferences, videotapes, audiocassettes, publications of the Society.

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

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights retained by Hemlock Society.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society, 1/1/1996.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-007: Hemlock Society records, 1986-1995 (bulk 1990-1995)Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, newsletters, audio tapes, conferences and similar records related to the leadership of the national organization. These files were created by John Westover, Board president 1990-1992 and ongoing Board member.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights retained by Hemlock Society according to the 1990 agreement with the University of Washington.

Acquisition Info: Donated by John Westover, 3/17/1997.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Accession No. 4270-008: Hemlock Society records, 1987-1999 (bulk 1996-1999)Return to Top

4.00 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, reports, publications, and other materials of John G. Westover, President 1990-1992, and an ongoing Board member, as well as Chair of the Chapter Relations and Planning Committee in 1996.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by John G. Westover, 12/12/2000.

Description
Hemlock Society records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Euthanasia
  • Right to die
  • Personal Names :
  • Gilbert, Roswell W
  • Humphry, Derek, 1930-
  • Westover, John
  • Wickett, Ann
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hemlock (Society)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kevorkiian, Jack (creator)
    • Kuhse, Helga (creator)
    • Rosoff, Sidney D (creator)
    • Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-1990 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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