Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1953-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Zalesky, Philip H
Title
Philip H. Zalesky papers
Dates
1953-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.63 cubic feet
Collection Number
3773
Summary
Papers of an Everett, Washington, conservationist.
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

The papers are open to all users.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Philip Zalesky, an Everett, Washington, conservationist, has played an active role in Pacific Northwest conservation groups. He was president of Olympic Park Associates from 1966 to 1972, secretary during the 1990s, and a board member through at least 2002. Olympic Park Associates is a citizens group, founded in 1948, that is dedicated to the preservation of Olympic National Park. The group's projects included removing dams from the Elwah River and removing non-native goats from the Olympic Peninsula. Members also collaborated with other organizations in attempts to reintroduce native wolf species to the Olympic Peninsula.

Zalesky was a founder, in 1957, and the first president of the North Cascades Conservation Council. The council, whose mission is "to protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values," led the successful campaign to create the North Cascades National Park complex.

Zalesky initiated a climbing course based in Everett in 1953, when he was elected president of the Everett chapter of the Mountaineers Society. As a member of the Mountaineers Conservation Committee, he chaired the Subcommittee on Mountain Goats, 1954-1955, which supported legislation to ban hunting of mountain goats in Washington State. Zalesky also served as Washington vice president of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs in 1956.

In 1989 Zalesky became president of the Snohomish County Land Trust. The trust, which helped property owners in Snohomish County, Washington, to preserve their land from development, subsequently merged with land conservancies in King and Pierce Counties to form the Cascade Land Conservancy.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the papers concern Zalesky's activities in various conservation campaigns and organizations, such as the Mountaineers Society Conservation Division, the North Cascades Conservation Council, Olympic Park Associates, and the Snohomish County Land Trust. Major correspondents include Polly Dyer, Brock Evans, Patrick D. Goldsworthy, Harvey Manning, and Grant McConnell.

The papers include correspondence, minutes, writings, ephemera, newsletters, reports, clippings, sound recordings, hearings, and subject files.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3773-001: Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1954-1984Return to Top

2.63 cubic ft. (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, minutes, ephemera, 1953-1984.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Olympic Park Associates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 3773-001
Organizational information
1967, undated
Incoming letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 3773-001
A-J
1957-1971, undated
1/3 3773-001
M-Z
1966-1972
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 3773-001
Outgoing letters
1966-1977
1/5-6 3773-001
General correspondence
1966-1969
Interorganizational correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/7 3773-001
Peterson, Julius & Olga Gull
1966-1971
1/8 3773-001
Others
1966-1976
Box/Folder Accession
1/9 3773-001
Minutes of the board of trustees, executive committee, annual meetings
1966-1974
1/10 3773-001
Notices and agendas of the board of trustees, executive committee and annual meetings
1966-1976, undated
1/11 3773-001
Lists of the board members and officers
1966-1973
1/12 3773-001
Reports on park use
1964-1965
1/13 3773-001
Research project on land-use conflicts by Carsten Lien
1960
1/14 3773-001
Statements at hearings
1967, undated
1/15 3773-001
Presentations regarding the Wilderness Bill
1959-1966
1/16 3773-001
Writings
undated
1/17 3773-001
Notes
undated
1/18 3773-001
Newsletters
1967-1976, undated
1/19-21 3773-001
Clippings
1955-1972, undated
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
1/22 3773-001
Barnes Flat Road
1982
1/23-24 3773-001
Boundary study, U.S. Interior Deptartment
1966
1/25 3773-001
Brochure by Ruth Kirk
1966
1/26 3773-001
Clearwater River/clear-cutting
1971
1/27 3773-001
Forest statistics
1953, 1962
1/28 3773-001
Hartzog, George, National Park Service speech at Port Angeles
1968
Hearings on park boundaries
Box/Folder Accession
1/29-1/31 3773-001
Letters
1966
1/32 3773-001
Mailings and notes
1966
1/33 3773-001
Statements
1966
1/34 3773-001
Clippings
1966
Box/Folder Accession
1/35 3773-001
Hurricane Ridge Road and ski lift development
1968-1969
1/36-40 3773-001
Inholdings, acquisitions, and land use
1966-1968, 1982-1983
1/41 3773-001
KIRO Radio editorial and response
1966
1/42-45 3773-001
Lake Crescent inholdings
1977-1983, undated
1/46 3773-001
Lake Crescent road
1967, 1972
1/47 3773-001
Meetings on park development
1968
1/48 3773-001
National Park Service
1957-1968
1/49 3773-001
Ozette Indian Reservation
1969-1971
1/50 3773-001
Point of Arches beach extension
1970-1976
1/51 3773-001
Point Roberts International Park
1973-1974, undated
1/52 3773-001
Quinault blow-down
1957
1/53 3773-001
Quinault property
1966-1967
1/54 3773-001
Wilderness proposals
1972, 1976
1/55 3773-001
Wilderness recommendations
1974
1/56 3773-001
Wilderness miscellany
1966-1973, undated
1/57 3773-001
Wilderness Boundary Committee
1966-1968
1/58 3773-001
Wilderness Study Areas, U.S. Forest Service
1967-1973, undated
Wilderness Master Plan Study Team report
1968
Box/Folder Accession
1/59 3773-001
Report
1968
1/60 3773-001
Letters and clippings
1968-1970
1/61 3773-001
Statements
1972, undated
1/62 3773-001
Hearings
1973
Box/Folder Accession
1/63 3773-001
Olympic Park Associates positions
1971-1973
North Cascades Conservation Council
Incoming letters
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 3773-001
McConnell, Grant
1955-1957
2/2 3773-001
Manning, Harvey
1961-1983, undated
2/3 3773-001
C-Z
1956-1963, undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/4-6 3773-001
General correspondence of Patrick Goldsworthy
1955-1969
2/7 3773-001
Interorganizational correspondence
1959-1961, undated
2/8 3773-001
Minutes and agendas of board meetings
1958-1983
2/9 3773-001
Chronologies
undated
2/10 3773-001
Speeches and writings
1956, undated
2/11 3773-001
Statements
1959-1970, undated
2/12 3773-001
Reports and proposals
1967-1970, undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/13 3773-001
North Cascades Study Team
1965
2/14 3773-001
Economic impact studies
1970, undated
2/15 3773-001
Analyses
1962, undated
2/16 3773-001
Resolutions
undated
2/17 3773-001
Notes
undated
2/18 3773-001
Articles
1956-1970, undated
2/19 3773-001
Brochures and mailings
1957-1970, undated
Publications regarding the North Cascades
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 3773-001
The Living Wilderness
1959-1961
2/21 3773-001
Sierra Club Bulletin
1958-1959
Box/Folder Accession
2/22-23 3773-001
Maps
undated
2/24 3773-001
Clippings
undated
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
2/25 3773-001
Alpine Lakes
1963-1970, undated
2/26-27 3773-001
Boulder River
1979-1981, undated
2/28-30 3773-001
Forest resources
1956-1965, undated
Glacier Peak
Box/Folder Accession
2/31 3773-001
Letters and writings
1956-1959
2/32 3773-001
Proposals and plans
1957-1959
2/33 3773-001
Notes and statistics
undated
2/34 3773-001
Publications and clippings
1955-1965, undated
Hearings on North Cascades
Box/Folder Accession
2/35 3773-001
Letters and mailings
1966
2/36 3773-001
Statements
1966
2/37 3773-001
Clippings
1966
Box/Folder Accession
2/38 3773-001
Hearings and bill on North Cascades Park
1967-1970
2/39 3773-001
Statistics Mt. Baker National Park
1956-1965
Wilderness Bill
Box/Folder Accession
2/40 3773-001
Mailings
1958-1964, undated
2/41 3773-001
Report and analysis
1959, 1964
2/42-43 3773-001
Statements
1958-1961
2/44 3773-001
Speeches, writings, and clippings of others
1958-1962, undated
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
Box/Folder Accession
2/45 3773-001
Incoming letters
1956
2/46 3773-001
Resolutions
1966
2/47 3773-001
Conference on Northwest Wilderness
1956
2/48 3773-001
Northwest conservation representative (Brock Evans)
1968-1970
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs, Joint Committee on Salvage Logging in Olympic National Park
Box/Folder Accession
2/49 3773-001
General correspondence
1956-1957, undated
2/50 3773-001
Meetings with National Park Service and regional directors
1956
2/51 3773-001
Reports
1956, undated
2/52 3773-001
Publications and articles
1955-1957
2/53 3773-001
Notes
undated
2/54-55 3773-001
Clippings
1955-1957, undated
Mountaineers Society, Conservation Division
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 3773-001
General correspondence regarding conservation fund and director
1970
3/2 3773-001
Writing by Zalesky regarding conservation
1966
3/3 3773-001
Statements
1959, 1973
3/4 3773-001
Policies
1954-1959
3/5 3773-001
Conferences
1953
Subject series
Mountain goat hearings
Box/Folder Accession
3/6-7 3773-001
Letters
1954-1955
3/8 3773-001
House Bill 38 & statements
1954-1955
3/9 3773-001
Writings by Zalesky
1954-1955
3/10 3773-001
Notes
1954-1955
3/11 3773-001
Articles, mailings, and information
1954-1955
3/12 3773-001
Photographs and clippings
1954-1955
Northwest Wilderness Conference, 10th, 1974
Box/Folder Accession
3/13-14 3773-001
General correspondence
1974
3/15 3773-001
Notes
1974
3/16 3773-001
Programs
1974, 1984
Personal papers
Box/Folder Accession
3/17 3773-001
Tape-recorded interview with Professor Art Harrison regarding Northwest glaciers
1959
3/18 3773-001
Clippings
undated
4/1 3773-001
Miscellany
undated
4/2 3773-001
Ephemera
undated
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
4/3 3773-001
Forest practice regulations, Washington Environmental Council
1974-1975
4/4 3773-001
Forest resources and wilderness preservation
1956-1966, undated
4/5 3773-001
Nisqually River Delta
1970
4/6 3773-001
River preservation
1964-1966
Sierra Club
Box/Folder Accession
4/7 3773-001
Letters
1956-1960
4/8 3773-001
Speeches by David Brower
1957
4/9 3773-001
Newsletters
1966
4/10 3773-001
Biennial Wilderness Conferences
1951-1959
Box/Folder Accession
4/11 3773-001
Statistics on Washington State tourism
1958, 1965
4/12-13 3773-001
Wilderness issues
1966, 1971-1981, undated

Accession No. 3773-004: Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1968-2001Return to Top

2.28 cu. ft (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, newletters, reports, clippings, ephemera, and subject files, relating to Zalesky's work with the North Cascades Conservation Council, 1981-2001, Olympic Park Associates, 1968-2002, and Snohomish County Land Trust, 1986-1999

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Container(s) Description Dates
North Cascades Conservation Council
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 3773-004
Historical information
1990
1/2 3773-004
Organizational information
1984-2000
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 3773-004
Manning, Harvey
1990-1999
1/4 3773-004
B-L
1986-1999
1/5 3773-004
M-W
1983-1999
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 3773-004
Minutes
1983-1998
1/7 3773-004
Newsletters
1992-1998
1/8 3773-004
News releases
1998
1/9-11 3773-004
Reports and proposals
1983-1989
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
1/12 3773-004
Military overflights
1993-1995
1/13 3773-004
North Cascades Conservation Council - council report
1990-1993
1/14 3773-004
North Cascades Conservation Council retreat
2001
1/15 3773-004
North Cascades International Park
1993
1/16 3773-004
North Cascades management
1998
1/17-18 3773-004
Pasayten
2000-2001
1/19 3773-004
Wild Cascades
1995
Box/Folder Accession
1/20 3773-004
Clippings from newspapers
1994-1997
1/21 3773-004
Clipping photocopies
1981-1999
1/22 3773-004
Ephemera
1987-1999
Olympic Park Associates
Box/Folder Accession
1/23 3773-004
Organizational records
1968-2000
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/24 3773-004
Dyer, Polly
1980-2000
1/25 3773-004
Morgan and McNulty
1981-2002
1/26 3773-004
Miscellaneous correspondence, A-Z
1981-2000
Box/Folder Accession
1/27-31 3773-004
Minutes
1968-2000
1/32 3773-004
Legislation
1988-1997
1/33 3773-004
Lists of board members and officers
1980-1994
1/34 3773-004
Newsletters
1984-2000
1/35 3773-004
News releases
1987-1991
2/1-2 3773-004
Reports
1978-1998
2/3 3773-004
Speeches and writings
1983-2000
2/4 3773-004
Clippings from periodicals
1980-1997
2/5 3773-004
Clippings photocopies
1981-2001
2/6 3773-004
Ephemera
1996
Snohomish County Land Trust
Box/Folder Accession
2/7 3773-004
Organizational information
undated
2/8 3773-004
General correspondence about organizing trust
1989
2/9 3773-004
General correspondence
1989-1993
2/10 3773-004
Intraorganizational correspondence
1991-1993
2/11-12 3773-004
Minutes
1991-1994
2/13 3773-004
Audiocassette - county convention
undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
2/14 3773-004
Others' newsletters
1991-1999
2/15 3773-004
Notes from the Land Trust
1991-1998
2/16 3773-004
Snohomish County Land Trust
1990-1991
Box/Folder Accession
2/17 3773-004
News releases
1991-1992
2/18 3773-004
Publications
1979, 1988
2/19 3773-004
Reports
1991
Subject series
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 3773-004
Barnbaum (Bruce)/Thompson property
1991-1993
2/21 3773-004
Big Sky Land Trust rally
1993
2/22 3773-004
Conservation Futures Fund
1989-1990
2/23 3773-004
Estuary project
1990
2/24 3773-004
Executive director
1990
2/25 3773-004
Fee stewardship
1997
2/26 3773-004
Foundations
1991-1992
2/27 3773-004
Groenveld - Port Susan
1991
2/28 3773-004
Industrial insurance
1986-1990
2/29 3773-004
Insurance, Green Umbrella
1990-1991
2/30 3773-004
Knoll easement
1986-1990
2/31 3773-004
The Land Conservancy
1999
2/32 3773-004
Land trust easement information
1990-1991
2/33 3773-004
Land Trust Exchange
1989
2/34 3773-004
Land trust - options for acquisition
1989, undated
2/35 3773-004
Mission Creek
1994
2/36 3773-004
Northwest Land Trust Council
1989-1990
2/37 3773-004
Pilchuck Estates
1991-1992
2/38 3773-004
Significant areas
undated
2/39 3773-004
Speech materials
1989-1990
2/40 3773-004
Standards
1989
2/41 3773-004
Tax information
1989
2/42 3773-004
Trust for Public Lands
1989
2/43 3773-004
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
1989
2/44 3773-004
Wildlife Department (Washington State)
1983, undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/45 3773-004
Clippings
1990-1991
2/46 3773-004
Ephemera
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservation of natural resources--Political aspects--Washington (State)
  • Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)
  • Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Conservationists--Washington (State)--Everett--Archives
  • Environmental policy--Washington (State)
  • Forest reserves--Washington (State)
  • Land trusts--Washington (State)--Snohomish County
  • National parks and reserves--Washington (State)
  • National parks and reserves--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Wilderness areas--Cascade Range
  • Wilderness areas--Washington (State)--Olympic Mountains
  • Personal Names :
  • Dyer, Polly
  • Evans, Brock, 1937-
  • Goldsworthy, Patrick D. (Patrick Donovan), 1919-
  • Manning, Harvey
  • McConnell, Grant
  • Zalesky, Philip H.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
  • Mountaineers Society. Conservation Committee
  • Mountaineers Society. Conservation Division
  • North Cascades Conservation Council
  • Olympic Park Associates
  • Snohomish County Land Trust
  • Geographical Names :
  • North Cascades National Park (Wash.)
  • Olympic National Park (Wash.)
  • Snohomish County (Wash.)--Environmental conditions
  • Washington (State)--Environmental conditions
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • ephemera
  • hearings (meetings, events)
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • reports
  • Sound recordings
  • writings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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