Keep Washington Green records, 1940-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Keep Washington Green (Organization)
Title
Keep Washington Green records
Dates
1940-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
46.68 cubic feet including video and sound recordings
Collection Number
0572
Summary
Records of a forest safety organization which worked from 1940-1995 to prevent human-caused forest and range wildfires through public education.
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 to some materials restricted.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Keep Washington Green was an organization which worked from 1940-1995 to prevent human-caused forest and range wildfires through public education. Formation of the organization was spurred by a proclamation issued by Washington's Governor, Clarence D. Martin, on May 31, 1940, in which he declared, "Fire is the worst enemy of trees," and called for positive action by every citizen of the state to help prevent wildfires. Over the next 55 years, Keep Washington Green, in cooperation with members of state and local governments, and private citizens, campaigned to prevent fires in Washington's forests. Keep Washington Green was dissolved, December 31, 1995 after a decrease in membership, industry, and federal and state funding resources, coupled with an increased awareness by other agencies and organizations about the need to educate their constitutents on the dangers of wildfires.

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. 0572-001: Keep Washington Green records, 1940-1969Return to Top

11.06 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, news releases, reports, clippings, photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Donor and personnel files are restricted.

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: Donated by Keep Washington Green, 9/1/1965.

Description
Keep Washington Green records

Accession No. 0572-002: Keep Washington Green records, 1940-1969 (bulk 1964-1969)Return to Top

.56 cubic foot (2 5" boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, financial records, publicity material.

Files, chiefly carbons and mailings of Robert W. Lyman, KWG director, apparently belonged originally to Royce Cornelius, Timberlands Division, Weyerhauser Co.

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

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: Donated by Keep Washington Green, 8/1/1976.

Description
Keep Washington Green records

Accession No. 0572-003: Keep Washington Green records, 1948-1968Return to Top

.06 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Publicity material, newsletters, directories.

Chiefly Keep Washington Green publications and mailings; includes reports on annual trustees meetings 1967 & 1968.

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

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: Donated by UW Forest Resources Library, 8/1/1981.

Description
Keep Washington Green records

Accession No. 0572-004: Keep Washington Green records, 1940-1984Return to Top

12.00 cubic feet (12 cartons)

Scope and Content: Historical/organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, newsletters, photos, clippings, other record series.

The first 4 cartons are organized in conventional record series, followed by 8 cartons organized under Keep Washington Green's subject-oriented classification system. Users must check both sections.

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

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: Donated by Keep Washington Green, 10/16/1987.

Description
Keep Washington Green records

Accession No. 0572-005: Keep Washington Green records 1941-1995, 1941-1995 (bulk 1953-1995)Return to Top

23.00 cubic feet (23 boxes including 1 videocassette, 1 quad videoreel, 5 sound cassettes, 5 sound tape reels, and 1 sound disc)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, general files, minutes, financial records, newsletters, and emphemera including public service announcements produced by or for Keep Washington Green in videotape and audiotape, a slideshow, both the slides and the script, and photographs and phonograph records.

Restrictions on Access: Access to some materials restricted.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Keep Washington Green, 12/21/1995.

Description
Keep Washington Green records 1941-1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest fires--Washington (State)--Prevention and control--History--Sources
  • Forest protection--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Forests and forestry--Safety measures--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Wildfires--Washington (State)--Prevention and control
  • Corporate Names :
  • Keep Washington Green (Organization)--Archives