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Pacific Northwest scrapbook collection, 1845-1983

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Title
Pacific Northwest scrapbook collection
Dates
1845-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
Approximately 580 cubic feet (1017 volumes)
Collection Number
5902 (Accession No. 5902-001)
Summary
Scrapbooks relating to the Pacific Northwest
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
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Languages
English

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Scrapbooks documenting a wide range of events and themes in the Pacific Northwest.

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Many of the scrapbooks in this collection are also cataloged separately in the UW Libraries catalog.

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Alaska Bureau (Seattle Chamber of Commerce) scrapbooks
56 volumes
These scrapbooks document the activities of the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce between 1908 and 1920.
In 1910, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce reorganized in order to broaden its scope and to work "to promote the growth and development of the State of Washington, the territory of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest." In order to achieve this goal, the Chamber created several new bureaus, including the Alaska Bureau, which formed on November 7, 1911. The Alaska Bureau developed many promotional materials, including albums and exhibits, to encourage the development and improvement of Alaska.
When using citations from the Pacific Northwest Regional Newspaper and Periodical index, please note that when the citation references Series II, it is really Series I, and when Series I is referenced, it is really Series II. Volumes numbered 1-46 have spine title "Current" (volume 1-10 of these marked "Series I") and range in date from 1908-1920. Another set of volumes numbered 1-10 are labeled "Series II." Also includes two additional volumes with spine titles, "Census" and "Fisheries."
1908-1920
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition scrapbooks
31 volumes
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition scrapbooks contain clippings from Seattle, out-of-town, Alaskan, and foreign (primarily Canadian and European) newspapers regarding the 1909 fair from its planning to its execution. The scrapbooks represent the work of an unknown compiler, but are believed to have been prepared at the behest of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Alaska Bureau. The Seattle papers volumes contain items primarily taken from the major local newspapers of the period ( Seattle Daily News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Star, and the Seattle Times), but include material from lesser-known periodicals, as well. The out-of-town papers series, which covers American, Canadian (mainly British Columbia), and European publications, consists almost entirely of English-language clippings. The Foreign papers volume, which had been misleadingly labeled, includes only clippings from Seattle newspapers; its contents have been integrated, in approximate chronological sequence, with those of the Seattle papers volumes for the microfilm version of the scrapbooks. On occasion, clippings from Alaska papers are found within the Seattle and out-of-town papers volumes. Additionally, some clippings from Seattle papers sometimes can be found in the out-of-town papers volumes. Although the placement of the clippings is not precisely chronological in any of the scrapbooks, the order of clippings from Alaska papers is frequently inconsistent in each of the volumes in which they are found.
Running from June 1 through October 16, 1909, and attracting some 3.7 million visitors, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE) was an international fair held in Seattle, Washington that was designed to promote the development of Alaska and improve trade relations with East and Southeast Asian countries. An exhibition had been proposed for Seattle to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1907, but organizers decided to postpone any event of this kind for two years after learning that another international exposition was to be held in Jamestown, Virginia during that summer. The noted landscape design firm Olmsted Brothers (John C. and Frederick Law, Jr.) was selected to help to plan the site for the fairgrounds, which was constructed on land that was later developed as the University of Washington campus. Popular attractions included the Eskimo Building, animal sculptures composed of fruits and nuts, and the Pay Streak amusement area, which held the Igorrote Village and the Fairy Gorge Tickler ride. Among the few surviving AYPE-era structures still found on the current University of Washington campus are the Fine Arts Building (Architecture Hall), the Geyser Basin reflecting pond (Drumheller Fountain), and the Laredo Taft statue of George Washington.
Individual articles have been indexed in the Pacific Northwest Regional Index. The citations in this index refer only to the page number in the corresponding scrapbook volume on which a clipping may be found; they do not identify the specific publications or dates in which an article originally appeared. The original scrapbooks are not available due to preservation concerns. A microfilm copy of the scrapbooks is available in the University of Washington Libraries. Due to the fragility of the original materials, the microfilm must be used.
1906-1909
Abraham H. Albertson scrapbook
2 volumes
The Abraham H. Albertson scrapbook consists of a single scrapbook, as well as a separate box of architectural periodicals in which buildings designed by Albertson appear. The scrapbook contains clippings about Albertson, buildings, architecture, bidding, and the American Institute of Architects, as well as a chart of the Building Code Commission and an evaluation from the Federal Housing Administration. The Northern Life building and St. Joseph's Catholic Church feature prominently in the scrapbook. The periodicals boxed with this scrapbook include the American Architect, Architect and Engineer, The Architect, Buildings and Building Management, Beauty in Walls of Architectural Concrete, Building Review, and L'artisan Liturgique.
Abraham H. Albertson (1872-1964) was a Seattle-area architect. He was born in Hope, New Jersey in 1872, and attended Columbia University, where he earned a Ph. B. in Architecture in 1895. He married Clare D. Fox in 1915. Albertson moved to Seattle in 1907 as an associate of the New York firm Howells and Stokes. During World War I, Albertson established an independent practice, A.H. Albertson and Associates, which became Albertson, Wilson and Richardson in 1924. After the end of World War I, Albertson also formed the partnership Howells and Albertson. Between 1939 and 1949, Albertson was also the architect for the Washington State office of the Federal Housing Authority. He was also a member of the Federal Fair Rentals Commission between 1917 and 1919, and the chairman of Seattle's Building Code Commission in the early 1920s. He was a member of the American Institute for Architects, and was made a fellow in 1934. Among other buildings, he designed Everett City Hall, the Medical Dental Building, the Montlake Bridge, the Northern Life building, St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Metropolitan Tract, and several buildings for the University of Washington in Seattle.
1908-1961
Thomas T. Aldwell scrapbooks
4 volumes
The Thomas T. Aldwell scrapbooks contain clippings about the construction of the Elwha Dam in Port Angeles, Washington; Aldwell's various personal pursuits (ranging from real estate and business ventures to his work with the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce, as well as his negotiations with the National Park Service); the development of the port in Port Angeles; and Aldwell's political career. In addition to material documenting the Olympic Power and Development Company, notable items include a transcript of a broadcast featuring Aldwell on the radio show Greater Washington Hour in September 1941. Each of the three loose-leaf volumes features a typescript index to the clippings it contains, as well as to some correspondence that may have been moved to Aldwell's papers. The fourth volume, which is larger in format, also has a similar index.
Thomas Theobald Aldwell was born in Toronto on June 14, 1868, was trained as a banker, and became a public official, businessman, power company executive, and civic leader. In 1890, he moved to Port Angeles, Washington, where he became a successful real estate investor and, between 1894 and 1908, served as Clallam County auditor, deputy customs collector, and chairman of the Clallam County Republican Party. Aldwell founded (and was the vice president and general manager of) the Olympic Power and Development Company, whose earnings funded Aldwell's dream project, the building of a dam on the Elwha River. The Elwha Dam was completed in 1913 and provided power to Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and the Bremerton Navy Yard. Aldwell was president of the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the district's first port commissioner; he also was a leader in the fight to return some of Olympic National Park's land to the national forests. At age 82 he published his autobiography, Conquering the Last Frontier. Aldwell died several years later in 1954.
1893-1944
Scrapbook with obituaries and other clippings on John Beard Allen
1 volume
Bound negative photostats of leaves from a scrapbook primarily containing obituaries for John B. Allen, including the text of the eulogy given by Judge Thomas Burke at the State Bar Association. The original scrapbook probably was compiled by Allen's youngest daughter, Harriet P. (Allen) Collins, who, according to a note in pencil on the volume, loaned the originals in July 1949 (presumably for the purposes of copying). In addition to the obituaries, the scrapbook contains a few clippings of a later date, including a 1915 article which discusses a proposed gift of land in Seattle's Bitter Lake neighborhood, which Allen's widow intended to donate to the Women's Century Club to be named in Allen's honor and dedicated to philanthropic purposes.
John B. Allen (1845-1903) was a lawyer, a delegate from the Washington Territory, and the first United States Senator for Washington State. He was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he attended Wabash College. He later served as a private in an Indiana regiment for the Union Army during the Civil War. Allen earned a law degree from the University of Michigan and was admitted to the bar in 1869. In 1870, he moved to Washington, where he practiced law in Olympia. He moved to Walla Walla in 1881. From 1875 to 1885, Allen served as the United States Attorney for the Washington Territory. Allen also acted as the reporter for the Territory's Supreme Court from 1878 to 1885. He was elected as the Republican delegate to Congress for the Washington Territory in 1889, and then as a United States Senator later that year. He served in the Senate until 1893, when the Washington legislature failed to elect a Senator. Although he was appointed to fill the post by then-governor John McGraw, Allen was not permitted to qualify when he presented his credentials. Allen then moved to Seattle, where he returned to practicing law with the firm Struve, Allen, Hughes & McMicken. He died suddenly on January 28, 1903, from complications relating to a heart condition.
Gift of Mrs. Walter G. Collins in July 1949.
1903-1915
American Red Cross Society scrapbooks
3 volumes
The American Red Cross Society scrapbooks are largely the work of an unknown compiler; the second volume includes a note that it was assembled by the First Aid Division on behalf of Dr. Sharples (possibly Casper W. Sharples). Although the dates have been removed from most of the clippings, scrapbook volume "1" was created after World War I and emphasizes the activities of the Red Cross and the importance of public health awareness during peace time. In addition, there are several articles on the dangers of drowning. The volume labeled "2" primarily details the activities of the American Red Cross during the last three months of World War I, the aftermath of the war, and the 1918 influenza outbreak. This includes clippings specifically about the American Red Cross Northwest Division, as well as images of citizens in Seattle receiving care for influenza at the Red Cross Headquarters. Dates of certain articles have been handwritten in pencil. The final volume (labeled "3") contains the earliest-dated material of the set. It covers Red Cross activities between November 2 and December 3, 1917. Topics of the clippings include donations, public health, war news, Christmas, and deeds of the American Red Cross. Many are specifically about the American Red Cross in Washington State.
The Northwestern Division of the American Red Cross Society covered the region encompassing Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and the territory of Alaska, although hundreds of local chapters operated throughout the Pacific Northwest. During World War I and immediately after, the Division's headquarters was located in the White Building at Fourth Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle. The focus of the Red Cross during these years was on the aftermath of World War I, as the organization worked to bring relief to the allied countries (through donated clothes, etc.) and to raise money. All aid to Europe was conducted through the Military Relief Department. Specific activities in the Pacific Northwest included relief efforts in the wake of local tragedies such as fires and epidemics, assisting disabled soldiers with care and employment, and delivering Christmas trees and presents to the needy. These activities all fell under the Civilian Relief department.
c. 1917-1922
Edwin G. Ames scrapbooks
6 volumes
The first volumes of the Edwin G. Ames scrapbooks primarily contain clippings related to Washington banks (1914-1918), the lumber industry (1908-1912), voting returns, the Republican party, and agendas from the annual meetings of the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers Association (1898-1909). Another scrapbook contains extensive material on the 1912 presidential election and the Bull Moose Party, as well as articles about the timber industry and labor unions. The final scrapbook includes miscellaneous political materials and articles on Seattle history (1912-1928).
Lumber company executive, banker, and political activist Edward Ames (1856-1935) was the manager of the Pope & Talbot interests in the Puget Sound region and a leading figure in the Seattle business community in the early twentieth century. Born in Maine, he was a cousin of Captain William Talbot, a co-owner of the Pope & Talbot companies. In 1881, he went to work for Pope & Talbot's subsidiary, the Puget Mill Company at Port Gamble, Washington. He married Maud Walker, who was the niece of Edwin's superior, Cyrus Walker, and a Pope & Talbot stockholder. When Maud's mother died in 1919, the couple inherited a fortune, which was administered as the Walker-Ames Company with Edwin as president. In the 1890s, Ames led the drive to modernize the mills to reduce waste and to meet the demand for specialized sizes of high-quality lumber. He was active in the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturer's Association and its successor, the West Coast Lumbermen's Association. Ames was a political conservative who supported reforms that benefitted the timber industry. In 1911, he successfully led the effort to pass a workers' compensation program. Although Ames shunned political office himself, he was a key financial backer of conservative Republicans in state and local politics. In addition, Ames served on the board of directors of three large Seattle banks. When his wife died, Ames moved and donated his Seattle house to the University of Washington to become the official residence of its president. He left his personal papers and his collection of over 3,000 volumes to the school. His will created the Walker-Ames Foundation, a fund which still finances numerous programs.
1898-1928
C.L. Andrews scrapbook
1 volume
The C.L. Andrews scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and typescripts about Alaska and the Arctic. They include clippings about Arctic explorers, Alaskan pioneers, gold mines and miners, Alaska history, railroads, travel, and prominent Alaskans. There are numerous clippings about Roald Amundsen, the Italia disaster, and "Klondike Kate" (Kathleen Rockwell). The scrapbook also includes typescript copies of "True story of exploits and death of 'Soapy Smith'" published in the Dawson Weekly News, a letter from Lenore H. White about Vilhalmur Stefansson, "Jack Smith, prospector" published in the Alaska Weekly, and notes about the addresses, the Alaska railroad, and Alaska stories. Correspondents include Lenore H. White, the librarian of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's Alaska Department.
Clarence Leroy Andrews (1862-1948) was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, on October 19, 1862. He moved to Oregon with his family in 1864. After graduating from United Brethren College in 1882, he briefly worked as a postal clerk in Seattle before establishing a homestead in eastern Oregon. From 1890 to 1897, he lived and worked in Seattle as a deputy in the King County auditor's office and owned a small print shop. Andrews visited Alaska in 1890, and returned in 1897 as part of the Duke of Abruzzi's climbing expedition to Mount Elias on the Canadian-Alaska border. He remained in Alaska after the expedition's completion, working in the Customs Office at Sitka, Skagway, and Eagle for a decade. While there he studied photography, Alaskan history, and Russian. He came back to Seattle in 1909 as part of Alaska's contingent at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. He returned to Alaska in 1915 as a journalist and a photographer for the Alaska-Yukon magazine and the Alaska Daily Empire. Between 1923 and 1929, he traveled throughout the Arctic as a surveyor for the School and Reindeer Service for the Alaska Bureau of Education. In his later years, Andrews wrote about Alaska and the Eskimos and translated several Russian works about Alaska. He died in Oregon in 1948.
1921-1933
John Denny Ashby scrapbook
1 volume
The John Denny Ashby scrapbook contains photographs, clippings, letters of condolence, and other items related to the 1904 drowning death of John Denny Ashby, as well as items related to the deaths of other members of the Denny and Ashby families. The scrapbook seems to have been assembled in one of Ashby's medical school notebooks, as traces of his handwritten definitions of medical terminology appear in the background on many pages. The scrapbook also contains photographs of Ashby's boyhood home in Pomeroy, Washington, and of the beach on Long Island in New York where he drowned while trying to save his fiancé, Ada Elizabeth Oughtred. Letters of sympathy written to Ashby's parents, John J. Ashby and Mary Denny Ashby; obituaries; and articles about the drowning tragedy are affixed in the scrapbook, as are several of Ashby's own notes, writings, and speeches. Toward the middle of the scrapbook, other obituaries and articles about the Denny and Ashby families begin to appear, including one for Jennie Ashby, John Denny Ashby's older sister who died of a heart condition in 1887 at the age of fourteen; Arthur A. and David T. Denny; John J. Ashby, Denny Ashby's father who died in 1914; and Mary Denny Ashby, who died in 1923. There is also a handwritten log of the births and deaths in the Denny and Ashby families, and the beginnings of a family history. It is not clear who compiled the scrapbook.
John Denny Ashby, often called "Denny," was born on February 8, 1876, in Garfield County, Washington, to John J. Ashby and Mary Denny Ashby, who was the niece of David and Arthur Denny of the famed Denny party who first settled on the land that would become Seattle. Denny graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1895 and became the first person born in Garfield County to receive a Bachelor's degree after finishing his studies at Wesleyan University in Montana. In 1900, Denny entered medical school in New York City at the New York Homeopathic Medical College. While vacationing with his fiancé, Ada Oughtred, in Babylon on Long Island, New York, tragedy struck when both she and Denny were drowned in an unusually large and strong ocean wave on August 2, 1904. Denny would have graduated from medical school in 1905. After the death of his mother, Mary Denny Ashby, in 1923, Denny's boyhood home in Pomeroy, Washington, was converted to a community library dedicated to his memory.
1887-1923
Elizabeth Ayer scrapbook
1 volume
The Elizabeth Ayer scrapbook covers Ayer's tenure as a student at the University of Washington's Department of Architecture, although it appears to have been compiled by Ayer at a later date. It includes depictions of her life as a student, as well as minimal newspaper coverage of women in architecture. Students Marshall Gill, Wally Strang, Sam Chinn, Buck Bradley, Bob McClelland, Frederick Lockman, Joe Skoog, Rosalie Haas, and Jannus Bonnell are featured prominently, as is Carl Frelinghausen Gould (1873-1939), the founder of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. The scrapbook contains candid photographs of architecture students studying and at leisure. Additional photographs depict the students' architectural plans and school projects. Many of the photographs have been annotated by Ayer.
Elizabeth Ayer (1897-1987) was the first female graduate of the University of Washington's architecture program and the first female architect registered in Washington State. Ayer was born in Thurston County, Washington, in 1897. She received her degree in 1921 and worked for several architectural firms after graduation. In 1922, she moved to New York City to work for the firms of Cross & Cross, Grosvenor Atterbery and Andrew Willatsen. She then returned to Seattle, where she joined the firm of Ivey & Riley. In 1940, Ayer started her own architectural firm with fellow University of Washington graduate and architect Rolland Lamping. Ayer's architectural style combined elements of modernism with more traditional, historical styles. Many of her homes were characteristic of the Colonial Revival style. Some of her more prominent Puget Sound designs include the Langdon C. Henry residence, the Seattle Children's Home, the Winston W. Chambers residence, and the Albert Schafer Castle. Ayer retired in 1970 after practicing architecture for nearly 50 years. She died in 1987.
1917-1919
Gus and Leander Backman Swedish Tercentenary scrapbook
1 volume
The Gus and Leander Backman Swedish Tercentenary scrapbook contains clippings of articles that chronicle the preparations for Seattle's tercentenary celebration of the first Swedish settlement in the United States in 1638. The main celebration was held over the weekend of July 9-10, 1938, but many other events and festivities happened throughout the spring and summer of that year and are chronicled in this scrapbook. Articles in this scrapbook originate from the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Star, the Ballard Tribune, and the local Swedish newspaper, the Svenska Tribunen, among others. The articles range in date from April 8, 1938 to July 8, 1938, and are not arranged chronologically. This scrapbook also follows the tercentenary celebrations in New York City and Delaware (the home of the original settlement), which members of the royal family of Sweden attended to help commemorate the occasion. An inscription on the first page of the volume indicates that the scrapbook was a gift to the library from brothers Gus and Leander Backman in 1956.
Gustaf Arvid Backman was born in Sweden in 1883 and immigrated to Seattle in 1915, where he became a businessman. He was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1941. Franz Leander Backman was born in Sweden in 1888 and immigrated to the United States in 1915 with his brother. He became a citizen in 1931, and lived until 1980. Gus Backman served on the Executive Board of the Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity. He also was cast in the lead role in the pageant held at the Civic Auditorium on July 9, 1938, and served as an announcer for the "Allsvensk Dag" festival. The Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity was formed in 1937 to plan local area celebrations in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States. The group initially was comprised of fifty-eight Swedish churches, lodges and other organizations. The main events of the festival, which took place on July 9 and 10, 1938, included a large pageant at the Civic Auditorium in Seattle and an outdoor celebration held at the Vasa park resort on Lake Sammamish.
Gift of G & L Backman in 1956.
1938
Clarence B. Bagley scrapbooks
14 volumes
Washington state newspaper clippings
From his arrival in Seattle in 1860 until his death in 1932 at the age of eighty-eight, Clarence Bagley was concerned with the growth of Washington as a Territory and State in general, and Seattle's growth as a city in particular. Soon after their arrival and his father's appointment as University Commissioner, Bagley became a clerk in the Surveyor General's office in 1866, shortly after his marriage to Alice Mercer. This move brought him directly into politics and into the printing trade as well. While working in the Surveyor General's office in Olympia, Bagley came under the tutelage of Randall Hewitt, owner of the Territorial Republican and the Temperance Echo. With L. G. Abbott he bought the Echo in 1868 but sold his interest shortly thereafter and took employment with the Commercial Age, organ of the Republican Party. When this newspaper was discontinued in 1870, he returned to Seattle, remaining until May 1871, when he became deputy in the internal revenue office, holding the position until 1873. While in this office he worked with the Puget Sound Courier, finally buying it in 1873, and emerging as Territorial Printer for the next ten years. He sold the Courier and the printing office in 1884, returning to Seattle to stay in 1885 after a brief interval in Portland as a deputy collector of internal revenue. By now a confirmed publisher, Clarence Bagley joined with others and purchased the Post-Intelligencer in 1886, which he managed until L. S. J. Hunt took it over that same year. Other ephemeral ventures followed, one in banking and one again in newspapers, joining with Homer Hill for two years in publishing the Daily Press. In 1890 he was elected to the House of Delegates of the City Council from where he fought open gambling and Seattle's "open town" policy with the result that doors were barred on many of the "gambling hells. " Following upon this experience in elective office he acted as an adviser in writing the 1893 city charter, contributing clauses affecting assessments for local improvements. From 1893 until his appointment as Secretary of the Board of Public Works in 1900, he worked in the City Comptroller's office. He continued as Secretary of the Board until his retirement in 1929. These experiences in city government and his ever-present concern for governmental efficiency led him to become candidate in 1909 for the Republican nomination for councilman from the Eighth Ward. He announced his candidacy in letters to friends, but did not actively canvass his ward for votes. He stressed his alarm with what, in his opinion, was a growing trend toward mismanagement and extravagance in city affairs. Promising a "square deal, " Bagley felt this could be changed with a business-like economy and management terminating in better, cleaner government. The election itself, with its many side issues, was unsettling for him as he associated political reporting with what he considered to be honestly partisan, and took exception to the methods used by 1910 newspapermen, not only in his own case but on behalf of all the candidates. He lost the election to Elbert F. Blaine, and explained that the loss was due to his association with the "City Hall Gang, " whom the voters had rejected completely. Until this point in his career, he appears to have been a public servant first and a historian second. Now his interest in historical writing resurfaced. He had begun two years previously to edit the manuscripts of William I. Marshall's Acquisition of Oregon. Marshall, whom Bagley had met in 1905, had devoted twenty years to disproving the "Whitman Saved Oregon" myth, and after his death in 1906, Bagley and Thompson Coit Elliott, both interested in seeing the work published, joined to edit the manuscript and to assist the widow financially. Despite feeling that his position with the Board of Public Works took too much time away from historical study, he stayed on as Secretary, editing Marshall's work for publication in his spare time; it appeared in 1911. This was followed by publication of articles in historical quarterlies and journals, and in 1916, The History of Seattle appeared, culminating more than two years of research. With publication of this work, Clarence Bagley's often-expressed dream of writing the history of his region was becoming a reality. He had little sympathy for writers who romanticized the facts of history into fiction that bore little or no resemblance to actuality. However, his view of "actuality" was restricted by rigid adherence to the "pioneer code" on the one hand and self-imposed limitations on the other, as he illustrated in a letter to Edmond S. Meany in 1911: "Sometime I shall write a history of Seattle, and while what I shall say will be the truth I shall not give all the truth. I shall rake up no old stories of evil. " His activities were not confined to writing. He gave his time freely in efforts to organize pioneer societies and similar groups, frequently being called upon for speeches and public appearances in connection with pioneer-inspired celebrations. In 1905 he had become deeply involved in a dispute between the historical societies of Seattle and Tacoma. Consolidation of effort and location under the aegis of the State was suggested by the Seattle group when its members (including Meany, Cornelius Hanford, Thomas Burke, Roger S. Greene and John P. Hoyt) decided that the Tacoma society was "dead. " Most of the members of the Seattle group had aided in founding the Washington State Historical Society in 1891. But the early years turned into a struggle for mere existence which Bagley et al regarded as a hindrance to accomplishment of the Society's original purposes of collection and preservation of historical source materials. This suggestion revitalized the slumbering rivalry of the two cities and the battle was joined. Bagley became the unofficial spokesman for the Washington University State Historical Society which had been newly founded. In a letter to Professor J.N. Bowman of the State Normal School in Bellingham, he explained: "Experience had proved that the Societies thus allied with State Universities have done the best work, and that this will be true here." Proposals of merger were not accepted by Tacoma, and the Washington State Historical Society remained a separate body. Unallied with the Tacoma group in either effort or ideals, Bagley was elected president of the Washington University State Historical Society, and under his leadership the work of collecting and preserving original data was begun. His vision of a central repository for historical research materials was challenged once again in 1915, when the King County Historical Society sought allocation of land on University-owned property. In a letter to Winlock W. Miller of Seattle, Bagley called for a "concert of action in historical efforts, " insisting that "I have seen so many similar efforts live a precarious existence and finally die from slow decay that I may be permitted to express doubts as to the long life or active work of the present one." In the public mind Bagley symbolized Pacific Northwest history in many ways. The post-office delivered letters to him addressed merely "Historian, Seattle, Washington;" newspapers of the city began to refer to him affectionately as "Pop, " and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce directed all of its inquiries on historical matters to his desk in City Hall. In 1929 he brought out his History of King County. With retirement, articles and pamphlets began to appear with regularity. Indian Myths of the Northwest, "compiled, annotated and expurgated" as he wrote to a friend, was published in 1930. Plans for future publications simmered. Clarence Bagley began 1932 with letters to friends expressing enthusiasm for his many historical projects, and often a small boast regarding his health. He was proud of the two-mile walk he took each day from his home on Seattle's Queen Anne hill "to town, rain or shine. " But a lingering cold developed into pneumonia, and on February 17, 1932, "Pop" Bagley died.
Also available on microfilm in the University of Washington Libraries Microforms/Newspaper Division under microfilm number A2254.
Harold Balazs scrapbook
1 volume
The Harold Balazs scrapbook contains photocopied newspaper articles about the works of Spokane, Washington artist Harold Balazs. The scrapbook chronicles his exhibitions in various Spokane galleries, as well as his public works throughout the Pacific Northwest. Most of the articles originate from the Spokesman Review, the Spokane Daily Chronicle, and the Seattle Times. The last pages of the scrapbook contain various articles about Balazs' immediate and extended family, including a page of ancestry notes.
Harold Balazs (b. 1928) is a Spokane, Washington-based artist most well-known for his public projects located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Working mainly in sculpture, Balazs' works utilize a wide range of materials and media, including metal, wood, concrete, and more. In the 1950s, Balazs began collaborating with architects on murals and sculpture for both public and private spaces, and by the mid-1960s was considered a leader in public and architecturally-integrated art. His experience earned him three terms as a Washington State Art Commissioner. Many of Balazs' pieces can be seen throughout the city of Spokane, as well as in Seattle and across the region. His paintings and his signature enamels on steel are also featured at a number of galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Balazs graduated from Washington State University in 1951 with a Bachelor's degree in art.
1953-1976
Clarence M. Barton scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of articles written by Clarence M. Barton. The majority of the articles pertain to the Territory of Washington. Several articles discuss the great fire that destroyed Seattle on June 6, 1889, as well as the events leading up to Washington's statehood on November 11, 1889. It is unclear in which newspaper these articles appeared, although a single 1889 clipping is annotated " San Francisco Chronicle." Some of the earlier articles may have come from the Washington Daily News. An article referencing "Barton's legislative hand-book and manual of the State of Washington," which chronicled the first session of the Washington State legislature in 1889, is also in the scrapbook, as well as an article about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. It is unclear if there was any relationship between Clarence Barton and Clara Barton. The remainder of the scrapbook contains a few items of ephemera from Barton and his associates, including an 1891 receipt with the Olympia Tribune letterhead. Also laid in is Blanche Barton Livesley's note about the gift, dated 1964, and a July 1915 souvenir booklet on the exhibition of the Liberty Bell at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California (probably removed from a different scrapbook).
Newspaper writer and editor Clarence M. Barton (1841-1893) was born in New Jersey and served in the Civil War from 1865 to1869. After the war, he lived in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Virginia, before settling in Tacoma around 1886. In Washington, he wrote articles for many local papers and magazines on a variety of topics, but mainly about the Pacific Northwest, including the great Seattle fire of 1889 and Washington's transition to statehood in that same year. Barton, who had been the city desk editor for the Tacoma Ledger for several years, was made managing editor of the Olympia Tribune in 1891. As secretary of the first state senate, he also created a handbook for the State of Washington, which chronicled the very first session of the legislature.
1875-1964
Walter B. Beals scrapbooks
3 volumes
The Walter B. Beals scrapbooks contain mainly newspaper clippings and photographs documenting Beals' military service in World War I and the Washington State National Guard, as well as his campaigns and appointments to become a King County Superior Court and Washington State Supreme Court judge. The first volume chronicles Beals' service, starting with his first enlistment in Seattle in 1902, his progression from second Lieutenant to Captain from 1909 to 1914, his promotion to Major in the Judge Advocate General Department in 1915, and his call to federal service on August 21, 1917. The scrapbook also contains many photos of Beals' service with the National Guard of Washington with handwritten dates ranging from 1909 to 1916, including images from the Seattle Preparedness Parade of June 1916. The remainder of the album features ephemera from Beals' service in the First World War. The second volume documents the hotly-contested campaign for Superior Court Judge for the State of Washington in 1926. Inside the front cover, this scrapbook also contains a copy of the Military Government Journal from March 1948, with a personal note to Beals from author Cecil F. Hubert, regarding an article on the trials at Nuremberg, on which Beals presided from 1946-1947. The final volume contains photos and articles covering various aspects of Beals' life. It includes images of his military service during World War I, such as King Albert I of Belgium surveying and addressing the camp (1919), and President William Howard Taft. Also represented is his 1928 appointment to the Washington State Supreme Court, including the original letter for the appointment signed by Governor Roland H. Hartley. The volume also holds several newspaper articles about Beals as an avid collector, ranging in date from 1925 to 1927.
Walter Burges Beals (1876-1960) had a distinguished career as an attorney, army officer, and judge, but he also become one of the most prominent private collectors of manuscripts and rare books in the Pacific Northwest. He practiced law in Seattle, served in the military during the First World War, and worked as a King County judge, Washington State Supreme Court judge, and Chief Justice of the Court. Judge Beals was the Presiding Judge at the International Military Tribunal I, from 1946-1947. He retired in 1951.
1902-1948
Dagmar W. Betzholtz scrapbook
1 volume
The Dagmar W. Betzholtz Swedish scrapbook contains clippings of articles, poems, and comics related mainly to Sweden, Scandinavia, and notable Swedish-Americans. The scrapbook appears to have been re-purposed from a ledger album. Some of the material is in Swedish. While the exact dates of the articles in the album are unclear, there are several references to the rise of the Nazi party in pre-World War II Europe, as well as articles about the 20th anniversary of the Titanic disaster of 1912. Titles of publications have been removed from the majority of clippings, although there is one reference to the Svenska Amerikanaren Tribunen and one to the Christian Science Monitor. In addition to the articles, there are copies of photographs of various national parks and other sites, including the Rocky Mountains and Mount Rainier. There is also a copy of a Norman Edson tinted photo of Mount Rainier. Towards the end of the album, there are copies of prints of historic world architecture, presumably from a tourist or travel magazine. The album apparently was compiled by Dagmar W. Betzholtz, but the only indication of her connection with the scrapbook is the Library's notation in pencil on the margin of the first page of the album.
Swedish immigrant Dagmar Willova Betzholtz (1873-1968) came to the United States in 1908 and resided mainly in Seattle, Washington until her death. Betzholtz declared her intention to become a citizen of the United States in 1936. Also known as "Willow," she worked as a landlady and was a maid at the Olympic Hotel for many years.
1930-1932
John E. Boyer scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook on commercial development and investment opportunities in The Dalles, Oregon, is composed of newspaper clippings relating to a variety of business concerns in that city and the surrounding region. Among the activities documented in the scrapbook are transactions and reports involving the Great Southern Railroad Company (later the Dalles Company), the First National Bank of Portland (Dalles branch), a variety of Columbia River projects (including the Bonneville and Dalles dams), "trackless trolleys," transportation routes, and the wheat trade in Wasco County. While this scrapbook may have been maintained by Washington State attorney and real estate developer John E. Boyer to track his own investments or those of competitors, there are no clippings that specifically mention Boyer or his more well-known businesses. Aside from the clippings, the scrapbook contains one paper placemat from the Hotel Dalles coffee shop, which includes a map of the area that has been annotated in ink. Partially indexed, the scrapbook contains one pagination sequence, followed by additional inserted leaves (numbered and unnumbered), possibly from another scrapbook.
Although active in the real estate business in Seattle, John Edward Boyer (1866-1961) was a lawyer and businessman born in Walla Walla, Washington who also was engaged in agricultural financing and other family concerns in eastern Washington, principally the Baker-Boyer National Bank. It was Boyer's father, John F. Boyer (1824-1857), who, in 1870, had co-founded the bank, which grew out of a general store in Walla Walla that he ran initially for business partner D.S. Baker. Although he was the youngest of the five Boyer sons, it was John E. who oversaw most of the Boyer family businesses and finances in Washington State. In 1898, he volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War, becoming a Commissioned Officer in Company M of the First Washington Infantry, U.S.V. (United States Volunteers). Boyer kept a diary of his time in the Philippines. After the war, he lived in Seattle for many years, managing several properties as the president of the Interlaken Land Company (approximately 1907-1934). Boyer Avenue East in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is named after his family.
1933-1950
James E. Bradford scrapbooks
2 volumes and 1 box
The James E. Bradford scrapbooks cover his tenure as Seattle Corporation Counsel, his campaigns for office, and parts of his retirement. The two scrapbooks are largely comprised of newspaper clippings and election ephemera from 1911 to 1918 that relate to his campaigns for, and activities as, Corporation Counsel. His opponents in the 1916 election, Hugh M. Caldwell, E.H. Guie, and Thomas Murphie, also figure prominently in his collection of clippings. Some materials belonged to Bradford's wife, Lavena Bradford. The first scrapbook volume contains materials relating to Bradford's 1916 campaign for Corporation Counsel, predominantly clippings from Seattle area newspapers, but also advertisements, flyers, and a sample ballot. These clippings are organized and indexed by newspaper. The second scrapbook documents Bradford's elections as Corporation Counsel in 1911 and 1912, and his activities while in office. Also included is a box of clippings, ephemera, photographs, and some published material. These clippings are mainly from Seattle and Bainbridge Island papers dating from 1912 to 1951. Most relate to his campaigns for office and his activities while working as Corporation Counsel. There are also clippings of obituaries, recipes, horticulture columns, poems, notices, and news items about utility rates, the minimum wage, local politics, and voting machines. The ephemera includes a receipt, a couple of poems, a birth notice, membership cards belonging to Bradford and his wife, the menu from a 1929 Chamber of Commerce dinner on Bainbridge Island, and a 1930 program from the Franklin High School commencement. Eight photographs, printed on paper from 1907 to the 1930s, are unidentified and mostly undated.
James E. Bradford (1868-1958) was a lawyer, public official, and politician in Seattle during the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Minnesota in 1868 and completed his law degree at the University of Minnesota in 1894. Bradford moved to Seattle in 1900. He began working for the city's Corporation Counsel in 1906 and was elected by the City Council to finish the incumbent's term in 1911. He successfully ran for the office in 1912. As Corporation Counsel, Bradford handled the city's litigation and the assessment and condemnation of property. He evinced a special interest in enforcing the minimum wage, regulating utility rates, and fighting graft and prostitution. He held this office until 1916. Bradford unsuccessfully ran for Washington State governor in 1916 and for mayor of Seattle in 1918 as a Progressive candidate (a reformist off-shoot of the Republican Party). He later acted as counsel for the Port of Seattle. During the Great Depression, he held state directorships of the National Recovery Act, the Federal Housing Administration, and the National Emergency Council. He retired from public service in 1936 and returned to private legal practice. He retired from the Bar in 1956, shortly before his death in Seattle in 1958.
1889-1952
J.J. Brenner Oyster Co. scrapbooks
4 volumes
These oyster industry scrapbooks are comprised of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs, mainly collected by Earl G. Brenner. Most of the clippings concern oysters, clams, oyster farming, the oyster industry, the history of oysters and oyster farming, advertising, and water pollution. The oyster industry's fight with Rayonier over water pollution from its pulp mills in the 1950s is prominently featured, as is Hilton's oyster stew. Ephemera includes posters, recipe booklets, and government pamphlets, such as "Washington State Shellfish" from the Washington State Department of Fisheries. Volumes 1-3 appear to have been compiled by Earl G. Brenner, while volume 4 was compiled by Earl R. Brenner. Major correspondents include the Washington State Pollution Control Commission.
The J.J. Brenner Oyster Co. was founded in 1893 by John Joseph Brenner in Olympia, Washington. The company flourished through the early part of the twentieth century, passing into the hands of J.J. Brenner's son, Earl G. Brenner (1893-1969). He sold many of his oyster beds in the 1960s, due to the economic woes afflicting oyster growers. In 1967, Earl G. Brenner's son, Earl R. Brenner (1921-2000), took over the family business.
Donated by the Brenner family to the University of Washington's Fisheries-Oceanography Library in 1999. Transferred to the University of Washington's Special Collections Division in 2000.
1922-1989
Robert Bridges scrapbooks
4 volumes
The Robert Bridges scrapbooks are comprised of clippings and ephemera related to Bridge's political career. Two of these volumes cover his tenure as Port Commissioner in Seattle, Washington, as well as his unsuccessful bids to become a United States senator and Washington state governor. Scrapbook volume 1 includes only a newspaper version of a speech made by William Jennings Bryan during the 1900 presidential election, as well as an undated clipping (most likely 1896) containing a speech delivered by Illinois governor John P. Altgeld. Volume 2 consists mainly of clippings about municipal ownership. These clippings are pasted over leaves in what had been a business ledger (some of the original ledger entries are still visible). Both Volumes 3 and 4 include numerous clippings indexed by title. In addition to covering aspects of his work with the Seattle Port Commission, Volume 3 documents Bridge's later state-level political campaigns and includes some campaign ephemera, such as a sample Washington State ballot promoting the Farmer-Labor Party. Bridges' obituary is also included. Volume 4 principally covers Bridges' time as a Port Commissioner and emphasizes public works projects in Seattle and King County.
Robert Bridges (1861-1921) was born in Scotland in 1861. He immigrated to the United States in 1881, moving first to Illinois, then to Iowa, and finally to Washington Territory in 1887. He was a coal miner and worked in the mines at Black Diamond in King County. During his time in the mines, Bridges was a union organizer and remained stoutly pro-labor and pro-union throughout his subsequent careers. He moved to Seattle in 1889, where he became a shop-keeper and taught himself to read and write. He also acted as the Assistant Superintendent of Sewer Construction. In 1893, he changed careers yet again to become a dairy farmer in the White River Valley. A member of the Democratic Party, and later a Populist, Bridges was elected State Land Commissioner in 1896 after refusing a free ticket from the railroad companies and walking to a convention in Ellensburg. With the formation of the Seattle Port Commission in 1911, Bridges became a port commissioner. In 1915, he became president of the Port Commission. He ran in the primaries for the United States Senate in 1916. Bridges resigned from the Port Commission in 1919, and ran for governor in 1920 on the newly-formed Farmer-Labor ticket. Throughout his political career, Bridges, who was frequently called "Bob Bridges," was an advocate of labor and municipal ownership of utilities and port facilities. He died on December 2, 1921 in Auburn, Washington.
1891-1921
Edwin J. Brown scrapbooks
2 volumes
Both Edwin J. Brown scrapbooks contains clippings related to Seattle's city government and the mayoralty of Edwin J. Brown, who held the position from 1922 to 1926. Articles range in date from June 6, 1922 to February 26, 1923, and originate mainly from the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Seattle Star. Clippings are categorized by topic, with an alphabetical index of contents on the first pages of each volume. The articles in the first volume reveal a snapshot of city issues in 1922, including the first election of women to city council positions, the city budget, the war on narcotics, Prohibition, and the proposal of a controversial reduction of the streetcar fare. The articles in the second volume examine the city's traffic and dance hall policies, probe into bootlegging and corruption in the police department, the implementation of the five cent fare ordinance for the municipal streetcars, and other miscellaneous city issues.
Edwin J. "Doc" Brown (1864-1941) was a politician, dentist, lawyer, and journalist who served two terms as mayor of Seattle from 1922 to 1926. Born in Illinois, he moved to the Northwest in the early 1900s, where he set up a successful dental business. From 1911to 1912, he was also a journalist for the short-lived Seattle newspaper Socialist Voice and ran his first unsuccessful campaign for mayor on the Socialist platform in 1911. A charismatic and determined man, he won by more than 10,000 votes when he ran for mayor as a non-partisan candidate. His election came during Prohibition, which became a major law enforcement issue during his tenure due to Brown's own position of tolerance (in spite of his being a non-drinker). During his second term, impeachment proceedings were brought against Brown, though the proceedings never came to fruition. Brown ran for a third term in 1926 but was defeated by city councilwoman Bertha K. Landes, who became the first female mayor of a large city in the United States.
1922-1923
Mrs. Nels Bruseth scrapbooks
3 volumes
These scrapbooks contain materials related to Nels Bruseth, the history of the town of Darrington, and astronomy. Two of the scrapbooks are comprised mainly of clippings from Seattle and Snohomish County newspapers, including articles about and written by Nels Bruseth. Many of the articles concern topics including forestry, skiing, parks, and artists. In addition to Bruseth, many of these articles were written by Margaret Callahan and Lucille McDonald. The third scrapbook volume, which documents Bruseth's pursuits in astronomy, is in a different format and contains several star charts. These scrapbooks were most likely compiled or maintained by Nels Bruseth's wife, Beate Faulk Bruseth.
United States Forest Service employee and historian Nels Bruseth (1886-1957) wrote numerous articles about forestry; recreation; the town of Darrington, Washington; and the local history of the Snohomish County area. Born in 1886 in Stanwood, Washington, Bruseth joined the Forest Service in 1916 as a trail worker and became a lookout on Mt. Pugh. He later worked as a foreman and then the assistant to the District Ranger before retiring from the Forest Service in 1951. He was among the first to survey the Cascade Crest trail. He also was an amateur painter, anthropologist, photographer, botanist, geologist, and musician. He published a small book, Indian Stories and Legends of the Stillagaumish and Allied Tribes (1926), which went through several printings. Bruseth spent much of his adult life in Darrington, Washington, where he was considered the town historian. Many of his articles appeared in the Arlington Times during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1921, Bruseth married Beate Faulk (1898-1975), with whom he honeymooned on Mount Pugh; a brief account of their courtship is included in an article by Byron Fish.
1910-1956
John Bufvers scrapbooks
18 volumes
The John Bufvers scrapbooks are a set of spiral-bound, cellophane-covered notebooks containing general newspaper clippings about Swedish-American and Swedish matters, as well as Northwest wildlife. Many of the items are annotated in ink by Bufvers. A single book (volume 16) contains photocopies of illustrations and a typescript of a piece on Swedish miners in Alaska, most likely written by Bufvers.
Swedish American gold miner and amateur naturalist John Bufvers (1888-1979) was born on Buvenas farm in Bohslau, Sweden, on November 8, 1888. He served in the Swedish Cavalry between 1906 and 1909. Bufvers immigrated to the United States in 1910 and became a naturalized citizen in 1914. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1918 and served in the United States 14th Infantry during the First World War. Before and after his service in the army, Bufvers traveled throughout Alaska as a gold miner. He later worked for the United States Forest Service and the Ketchikan Pulp Company. In the 1960s, he settled in Seattle, Washington, where he wrote several accounts of his adventures in Alaska, some of which were published. Bufvers died in Issaquah, Washington on January 10, 1979.
1914-1970
Stimson Bullitt scrapbook
1 volume
Scrapbook of letters, photographs, and tributes to Bullitt from family and friends, presented to him by his daughters on his 75th birthday.
Stimson Bullitt was born in 1919. He attended Yale University and the University of Washington Law School, and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1949. He served in the Navy during World War II and won a Purple Heart. In 1952 and in 1954 he made two attempts to run for Congress. He authored three books, To Be a Politician (1959), Ancestral Histories of Scott Bullitt and Dorothy Stimson (1994), and River Dark and Bright (1995). He served as President of the Bullitt Company from 1955-1965, and of the family's business, KING Broadcasting Co., from 1961-1971. He was president of Harbor Properties in Seattle from 1972-1996, and chaired its board from 1996-2001. Stim Bullitt passed away on April 19, 2009 at the age of 89.
1994
Thomas Burke scrapbook
1 volume
The Thomas Burke scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about Burke's unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate in 1910.
Judge Thomas Burke (1849-1910) was a central figure in the political and economic life of Washington State and Seattle for nearly fifty years. Burke was born in New York on December 22, 1849. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan and was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1873. He moved to Seattle in 1875, where he opened a law office. In 1876, he married Caroline E. McGilvra and was elected to serve as a probate judge for King County, serving two terms. He was active in politics and was the Democratic candidate for Territorial delegate to Congress in 1880 and 1882. He opposed the anti-Chinese riots in 1886. In 1888, he was temporarily appointed to the Supreme Court of the Washington Territory and held the office until 1889. Burke was also a crucial figure in the development of Seattle's railroads. He helped to organize the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway with Daniel Gilman, which connected Seattle to the Union Pacific and the Canadian Pacific railroads. After the Great Northern Railway purchased the Burke-Gilman venture, Burke became the Western Counsel for the Great Northern Railway and was instrumental in making Seattle its western terminus. Burke was also active in mine development in Eastern Washington and in real estate in the greater Seattle area. He withdrew from the Democratic Party in 1896 over the silver question and joined the Republican Party a year later. He was interested in stimulating trade between Seattle and Asia and was among the originators of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition. In 1910, he unsuccessfully ran for United States Senate in the Republican primary. Burke was also active in establishing the Lake Washington Ship Canal, the Bremerton Naval Yard, Fort Lawton, the Port of Seattle, Seattle street railways, and Seattle City Light. He was active in charities and contributed heavily to the University of Washington and Whitman College, and also served as a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He died on December 4, 1925. The Burke Museum on the University of Washington's Seattle campus is named for him.
1910
Charles "Tiny" Burnett scrapbooks
3 volumes
The Charles "Tiny" Burnett scrapbooks relate to Burnett's role as manager of the Lois Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Reviews, actor profiles, and advertisements for shows comprise the bulk of the material. Volume 2 also contains an alphabetical index of productions that took place in 1908, accompanied by Burnett's impressions of the shows' audience size and the audiences' levels of enthusiasm. Advertisements for the Lois Theatre are featured prominently in all 3 volumes, although newspaper clippings comprise the bulk of the collection. Volume 1 predates Burnett's employment with Pantages. Volume 2 is inscribed by Burnett on the flyleaf and contains a few handbills.
Charles "Tiny" Burnett (1888-1974) was a musician with the Pantages and Orpheum vaudeville circuits based in Seattle, Washington, from 1908 to 1933. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Burnett moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1908. Later that same year, he was employed as the manager of the Lois Theatre in Seattle, which was owned and operated as part of the Pantages Circuit. During this period, both dramatic productions (for example, the Pantages Players stock company) and vaudeville programs were presented at the Lois. After 1933, Burnett worked on Hollywood film soundtracks before moving to Bremerton, Washington in 1941. Burnett then became a restaurateur, operating Tiny's Restaurant in Bremerton until around 1949.
Gift of Barbara Kleiner in 1999.
1906-1908
Iver W. Carlson scrapbooks
5 volumes
The Iver W. Carlson scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to veterans and University of Washington alumni. Carlson left a typescript note in front of volumes 1, 2, 4, and 5 that outline the scrapbooks' contents, as well as typescript notes about many of the clippings and ephemera. Volume 1 is dedicated to clippings, ephemera, and correspondence about veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. It includes funeral notices, poems in honor of veterans by Nick Kenny, invitations to reunions, sheet music, newsletters from the American Legion, photographs of Carlson and other veterans, and typescript biographies. Volume 2 contains materials about University of Washington alumni, their wives and families, City Light employees, and copies of alumni newsletters. Volume 3 comprises two folders of material. One of these folders is titled "Welton Becket has destiny on his side." It includes clippings about Becket, a University of Washington graduate, as well as programs from basketball and football games between the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington. The second folder contains newspaper clippings and ephemera about Becket, buildings designed by Becket, veterans, UW alumni, and other recipients of the Purple Heart. Volume 4 is chiefly comprised of ephemera collected during Carlson's time at the Veterans' Affairs facility at American Lake and includes bridge scores, menus, Christmas cards, and programs. It also contains loose clippings about Becket, funeral notices, an election poster from the 1920s, and a copy of a 1919 "In Memoriam" program. Volume 5 contains alumni newsletters and clippings about University of Washington alumni and faculty. Correspondents include Brigadier General Fred Llewellyn, Arthur Campbell, Herbert Hyatt, Hylas and Jessie Henry, and Charles Pennington.
Iver W. Carlson (1895-1972) was a soldier in the First World War and a Seattle City Light employee who took an interest in veteran's affairs and military history. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Carlson moved between Washington state and Colorado several times during his childhood years. In 1915, he enrolled at the University of Washington as a pre-Law student. He joined the National Guard in 1916 and served in the United States Army during World War I in the 41st and then the 1st Infantry Division. Carlson was wounded in action in July 1918, for which he received a Purple Heart in 1945. After the war, he worked for Seattle City Light and resumed his studies at the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in business administration in 1922. Between 1930 and 1944, Carlson lived at the Veterans' Affairs facility at American Lake, Washington. He subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California, where he died in 1972.
1919-1958
Central Seattle Community Council Federation scrapbook
2 volumes
Photographs, by-laws, meeting minutes, program fliers, and clippings about the Central Seattle Community Council Federation.
The Central Seattle Community Council Federation represents a merger of the Central Area Community Council and the Jackson Street Community Council. The merger was formally approved in February 1967. The Jackson Street Community Council was formed in 1946 under United Good Neighbors (UGN) sponsorship to serve the needs of Seattle's International Area. The "self-help" approach of the Jackson Street Community Council, in combination with UGN support, proved to be extremely effective. As a result of its success, the Jackson Street Community Council received wide national attention as a paradigm of this type of organization. The Central Area Community Council was formed in 1962 as a volunteer organization designed to bring together representatives from all of the neighborhood and service organizations serving the Central District. The Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) resulted from a proposal submitted to the Office of Economic Opportunity by this organization. The Central Seattle Community Council was formed to combine the area-wide representation of the Central Area Community Council with the intensive staff support of the Jackson Street Community Council.
1946-1952
Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway Company scrapbook
1 volume
The Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway Company scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and some ephemera relating to the construction and development of its Pacific Coast extension (from Missouri), the "New Steel Trail," and its impact on the Tacoma area.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway Company ran from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. It was planned between 1901 and 1906, built between 1906 and 1909, and completed on March 29, 1909 when the final rail was placed at Snoqualmie Pass. It became the third railroad to connected Seattle to Eastern Washington. The railway was later renamed as the Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul Railway.
1908-1914
City Panhellenic Association scrapbook
1 volume
The City Panhellenic Association scrapbook contains newspaper article clippings, yearbooks, programs, and photographs relating to Seattle's City Panhellenic Association during the years 1938-1954. Articles printed in local newspapers (mainly the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times) showcase the fundraising and charitable events organized by the group, including teas, luncheons, and fashion shows. This scrapbook also contains the City Panhellenic Association yearbooks for the years 1941 to 1954, which compile information about the participating sororities and their delegates. There are also several black and white photographs in the scrapbook which show a Panhellenic exhibit from 1952, and members at various events in 1953. Finally, there is a typescript history, dated 1954, of the founding of sororities on the University of Washington campus, signed by Pearl McDonnell (a charter member of Delta Gamma and City Panhellenic Association member), as well as a 1954 letter from Jessie E. Padelford commenting on the founding of City Panhellenic.
The City Panhellenic Association was founded in 1922 by Jessie E. Padelford (Sigma Kappa), who served as its president during its first two years of existence. The Association established a central office for all sorority alumnae groups on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. In its early years, City Panhellenic was concerned with sorority house standards and the welfare of their residents. As its membership grew, the organization became involved in numerous philanthropic activities.
1938-1954
Maurice Codd trial scrapbook
Volume 1 – Spokane Daily Chronicle
Volume 2 – The Spokane Press
This scrapbook chronicles the fraud trial that followed the Maurice Codd/Frank P. Brinton murder case through articles from local press coverage in Spokane Daily Chronicle and The Spokane Press dated October 23, 1922 to January 9, 1923.
In February 1922, Maurice Patrick Codd, a former medical student at Northwestern University, was charged with the murder of Frank P. Brinton. It was alleged that on February 1, 1922, Codd threw Brinton, a soldier, down three flights of stairs at a Spokane, Washington hotel. While he was found not guilty later that year, the trial spawned an additional trial in which sixteen people, including three defense attorneys, were charged with perjury or witness tampering. Seattle attorney Walter S. Fulton was brought to Spokane to prosecute these cases. Unrelated volumes were used to create the scrapbooks by pasting articles and headlines of the local Spokane press coverage onto the pages of the original text. Additionally, the scrapbook marks the dates of the articles throughout the volumes in print above or around the pasted articles and headlines, and newspaper headline and title clippings are pasted on the covers of the volumes to name the newspaper from which the clippings were taken and the Codd trial as the subject matter.
1922
Hiram Conibear scrapbooks.
2 volumes
The Hiram Conibear scrapbooks contain article clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to the University of Washington crew teams from 1906-1916, while under the direction of Coach Hiram Boardman Conibear. The items in the first volume are arranged mainly in chronological order, ranging in date from December 2, 1906 to June 2, 1910. Both the men's and women's crew teams are represented. Several articles chronicle the disbanding of the freshmen women's team in the fall of 1908. There are also numerous photographs of the teams and a letter to Conibear from a female athlete thanking him for his support and tutelage. This volume also contains a few articles about other UW sports teams, most notably a section on the football team and its coach Gilmour Dobie. The second volume contains article clippings and photographs related to the University of Washington crew teams between May 5, 1910 and May 25, 1916. It opens with photographs of the Stanford/University of Washington race on May 26, 1910; subsequent articles detail the races and regattas for each season during those years. These are arranged in loose chronological order. Other articles detail the plight of the women's crew team, which was banned beginning in the 1910-1911 season due to the strenuous nature of the sport and the lack of a coach and proper training quarters. Later articles suggest that the women's team was renewed sometime in 1915. After a winning season on the West Coast in the spring of 1913, the men's team was able to raise money in order to compete for the first time on the East Coast. They participated in the Poughkeepsie Regatta, where they came in third place. In 1914, the UW crew team again entered the Poughkeepsie Regatta despite scrutiny over the ages and weights of its team members, and came in 5th place. The remaining articles detail the specific races in each season and discuss the planning stages of a Seattle-based regatta for which East Coast teams were invited to attend in the summer of 1916.
Hiram Boardman Conibear (1871-1917) was the athletic trainer and coach of the crew team at the University of Washington from 1906-1917. He introduced a new type of stroke labeled the Conibear stroke, which used a shorter stroke than the typical Oxford style. In 1913, Conibear and his crew team were the first West Coast team to compete in the prestigious Poughkeepsie Regatta. Prior to coming to the UW, he trained the successful Chicago White Sox baseball team in 1906. Conibear died at age 46 after falling out of a fruit tree at his Seattle home.
The Hiram Conibear scrapbooks were formerly kept with the Clarence (Hec) Edmundson scrapbooks.
1906-1916
Charles T. Conover scrapbooks
2 volumes
These scrapbooks primarily contain clippings of Conover's newspaper column, "Just Cogitating," from the 1940s and 1950s. Both volumes include a small number of clippings about Conover. Volume one also contains a small notepad with a rough draft for a column, as well as a few short notes of correspondence. As its title implies, "Just Cogitating" touched on a wide range of topics; however, the history of the Pacific Northwest, the state of Washington, the city of Seattle, and the University of Washington are frequent subjects.
Businessman and newspaper columnist Charles Tallmadge Conover (1862-1961) was born in Esperance, New York, on August 7, 1862, the son of Abram and Harriet M. (Tallmadge) Conover. After working as a journalist in New York State for two years, Conover moved to British Columbia. He then worked briefly for the Tacoma Ledger (1887-1888) and even more briefly as the city editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In 1888, he formed Crawford & Connor with another P-I reporter, Samuel L. Crawford. Crawford & Conover were real estate and financial brokers, and after a slow start, became quite successful. In 1891, Conover married Mary Louise Burns. They had one child, Tallmadge. After Mary Louise Burns' death in 1914, Conover married his second wife, Idelle M. Conkling, in 1931. Crawford & Conover were responsible for a national campaign advertising Seattle and Washington State, and Conover is credited with coining "The Evergreen State" as Washington's nickname. He also advocated for the name Mount Rainier in 1917 before the United States Geographic Board. After retiring from real estate in 1941, Conover returned to writing and penned a column entitled "Just Cogitating" for the Seattle Times. Conover also authored several books, including Mirrors of Seattle (1923) and a biography of Judge Thomas Burke. He was a member of the Rainier Club, the Holland Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, and was active in the foundation of the Seattle Humane Society. Conover died in August 1961.
1941-1956
S.G. Cosgrove scrapbook
1 volume
The S.G. Cosgrove scrapbook contains article clippings, photographs, letters, and ephemera related to the campaign, election, and subsequent death (while in office) of Governor Samuel Goodlove Cosgrove of Washington State. Articles in the scrapbook are arranged mainly chronologically and range in date from May 17, 1907 (with an early announcement of Cosgrove's run for governor in the Republican primary) to March 31, 1909 (with articles about his funeral). The clippings are from a variety of Washington State newspapers. Also included is a letter appointing Cosgrove's son, Howard, as secretary to the governor signed by the Secretary of Washington State, Samuel Nichols, on January 26, 1909. Finally, there is a photo printed with blue ink on cloth of a group of young athletes, probably a football team. The scrapbook, which includes an alphabetical index of newspapers represented by the clippings, was likely compiled by donor George C. Kinnear's parents or grandparents (Kinnear was the son of Roy J. Kinnear and Samuel G. Cosgrove's daughter, Myrn Cosgrove).
Samuel Goodlove Cosgrove (1847-1909) was the sixth governor of Washington State, although he served for only two months due to his death from illness. Born in Ohio, Cosgrove served as a Union officer in the Civil War and worked as a teacher before moving to Pomeroy, Washington, in 1882. He was mayor of Pomeroy for five terms, while also practicing the law. In 1908, he ran for governor of Washington State in the Republican primary and won after a tally of second-choice candidates showed he had the majority vote. Cosgrove won the gubernatorial election in November 1908, but shortly thereafter fell ill from Bright's disease. Cosgrove entered a therapeutic hospital in Paso Robles, California, but made the long train trip to Washington State for his inauguration on January 27, 1909. After appointing lieutenant governor, Marion E. Hay, to serve in his place during his leave of absence, he made the return trip to Paso Robles. Cosgrove succumbed to his disease on March 26, 1909, and his body was returned to Washington to be buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Olympia.
Gift of George C. Kinnear in 1971.
1907-1909
Crawford & Conover scrapbooks
6 volumes
These scrapbooks are chiefly comprised of newspaper clippings of Crawford & Conover's advertisements for properties, rentals, and insurance. There are also clippings about Seattle, real estate, property values, and buildings. Volume 5 also contains a couple of circular letters advertising Crawford & Conover's services, as well as a letter from N.J. Levinson complimenting them on the "smoothness" of their initial advertising campaign.
Crawford and Conover, Inc. was a Seattle real estate firm established in 1888 by two reporters from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Samuel L. Crawford and Charles T. Conover. Crawford and Conover engaged in real estate, rentals and property management, fire insurance, mortgage loans, and investments. Conover is credited with coining the nickname "The Evergreen State" as part of the company's national campaign advertising the state of Washington and the city of Seattle. After Crawford's death in 1916, Conover continued running the firm until his retirement in 1941.
1888-1932
Samuel L. Crawford scrapbooks
4 volumes
The Samuel L. Crawford scrapbooks consist of four boxes of leaves removed from the original scrapbook volumes. The material consists primarily of newspaper clippings relating to Seattle pioneers and includes items from a column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer written by Crawford entitled "Noted by the way" (1896-1897). The scrapbooks themselves may have been compiled by Mrs. Samuel L. Crawford (Clara M. Crawford, 1857-1930); the second and third volume in particular contain items related to the Seattle social scene and other material that postdate Samuel L. Crawford's death.
Oregon native Samuel Leroy Crawford (1855-1916) had a varied career in journalism, politics, and real estate in Washington State and played an active role in the development of Seattle in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He got his start learning the printing trade with the Washington Standard newspaper in Olympia. In 1875, after being elected assistant clerk of the Washington Territorial House of Representatives, Crawford first visited Seattle as part of a delegation. He was impressed with the business opportunities offered by the city and decided to relocate, eventually taking a job as pressman on the Daily Intelligencer newspaper. Crawford remained associated with the paper for several years in a number of capacities, becoming half-owner with Thomas W. Prosch around 1879. Two years later, the Intelligencer merged with the Daily Post to become the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In 1888, Crawford left the newspaper business to start a lucrative real estate and financial firm, Crawford & Conover, with another former P-I journalist, Charles Tallmadge Conover. A lifelong Republican, Crawford became a philanthropist and also is credited with introducing professional baseball to Seattle. He continued to write about local history and remained active in Seattle's civic and social affairs until his death.
A microfilm copy of the scrapbooks is available in the University of Washington Libraries and must be used in place of the originals.
1872-1927
Paul Dubuar scrapbooks
120 volumes
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings relating to events in Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Born in Seattle in 1917, Paul Dubuar graduated from the UW in 1937 with a teaching degree. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, but was found unfit for sea duty. He then enlisted in the Army Transport Service and spent the rest of World War II in the Pacific, including a visit to southeast Alaska. He was wounded in the Phillipines. In 1947, he entered graduate school at the UW where he studied education. He taught at a school for the blind in Vancouver, WA. In the 1970s he worked at the Bon Marche as a custodian and was a union representative. He retired in 1985 at age 72.
1930s
Clarence S. "Hec" Edmundson scrapbooks
7 volumes
The Clarence S. "Hec" Edmundson scrapbooks is an intentionally-assembled collection of volumes documenting his career as an athlete and coach. The first volume contains clippings of articles related to Edmundson's athletic career through to his coaching years, mainly at the University of Idaho, Texas A & M, and the University of Washington, through 1930. A second volume is comprised of clippings, mostly loose. The few articles that are affixed are dated mainly between 1952 and 1955, during Edmundson's last years coaching. Among the many loose items are two Pacific Coast Olympic Basketball Trials programs from 1936, a large-format photograph of the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, a certificate of achievement from the Ale and Quail Club, and a photograph from 1913 of a University of Idaho javelin thrower.Volume 3 covers track meets and other University of Idaho events during Edmundson's undergraduate years. The earliest article, from November 1904, details his performance on the debate team. Other clippings chronicle Edmundson's bid for the 1908 Olympic Games in London, England. A fourth volume includes clippings and ephemera related to Edmundson and the University of Washington track and basketball teams that he coached for nearly three decades. Articles are dated mostly from the 1930s; however, there are loose clippings of articles tucked into this volume that are dated as late as 1943. Also included is a brochure in Swedish (presumably from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden) and a ticket to the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, which Edmundson attended as a spectator. The Spiked Shoe Club volume covers activities of this track and field group, which was coached by Edmundson. Charter members of the club are indicated in the opening pages of the scrapbook, which begins with the formation of the club in 1927. Also included are signatures from members of the club through 1931; this material is selectively indexed. A sixth scrapbook volume was compiled by Jack Coplen and Harry Galloway to document the 1938-1939 University of Washington basketball team season. The final volume is a guest ledger for the 1948 testimonial dinner for Edmundson held at the Edmond Meany Hotel on February 5, 1948. These autographs are from former University of Washington basketball athletes who had trained under Edmundson between 1921 and 1947. This volume is also selectively indexed and includes the signatures of such noteworthy guests as Royal Brougham, the sports editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Clarence S. Edmundson (1886-1964) was a prominent track and field athlete and coach in the Pacific Northwest, and participated in the 1912 Olympic Games in the 800 and 400 meters. Upon his return from the games, Hec Edmundson became an athletic coach at his alma mater, the University of Idaho, from 1912 to 1915. Edmundson also briefly coached at Texas A & M University before accepting a permanent position as track and field coach at the University of Washington, where he would remain from 1919 until his retirement in 1954. While at UW, Edmundson also coached the basketball team from 1921-1947.
Two volumes marked "U of W Crew" previously stored with this set have been cataloged separately as the Hiram Conibear scrapbooks.
1904-1955
Belle Egge scrapbook
1 volume
The Belle Egge scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, mainly undated, about Washington State history and, in particular, the pioneer days of Seattle. Dated clippings span the years 1881-1948, and the layout of individual pages is augmented by the inclusion of Christmas and Easter seals or parts of greeting cards. In addition to covering Seattle history, some of the clippings are from Norwegian-language papers and deal with Scandinavian celebrities, including Sonja Henie. Among the other topics represented are the British royal family and the Dionne quintuplets. The scrapbook, which has been rebound in library buckram, includes a tipped in sheet, dated April 1954, which indicates that the item had been donated by "Miss Isabelle Egge" and had been assembled "while she was recuperating from a broken leg."
Belle Egge (1865-1959) was a Norwegian American dressmaker who spent much of her adult life in Washington State and took an interest in local history, with an emphasis on her pioneer heritage. Born as Isabelle (various spellings), but better known as Belle, she was raised on a farm near Albert Lea, Minnesota, on November 10, 1865, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Ole P. and Barbara Egge. The Egge family first arrived in the Seattle area in October 1881, and purchased a house on 6th Avenue and Stewart Street, which was being rented at the time by a widow with five children. Rather than turn them out, the Egges let the family remain in what developed into a combined household. In 1884, Ole Egge took up a land claim near Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He, his wife, and Belle lived on the island before disposing of the property, while the others remained in the Seattle house. Belle and her parents returned to Seattle around July 1889. After he and his wife returned from travels, Ole Egge built a new house in Seattle, where the family lived until 1894, when the property was seized for the construction of Westlake Boulevard. The Egge family next took up residence at a house on First Avenue West and Republican Street, which was sold by Belle after the rest of the relatives living with her had passed away. Belle Egge spent the final years of her life in the Ebenezer Home for the Aged in Poulsbo, Washington.
c. 1881-1954
Joel Edward Ferris scrapbook
1 volume
The Joel Edward Ferris scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and a few pieces of correspondence. The newspaper clippings generally concern Northwest rivers and harbors, especially the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle and Yaquina Bay in Oregon, and engineering projects between 1890 and 1895. Many of these clippings also refer to Thomas W. Symons, captain of the Army Corps of Engineers, who was in charge of many of these projects. It also includes a postcard from W.L. Bretherton to the Port Blakely Mill Company regarding an order for rails, and a manuscript note pasted over a clipping about Symons' report on Yaquina Bay. Finally, there is a clipping of an article written by Ferris about Symons, "First scouting this region in 1881 ... Colonel Symons foresaw Spokane's future," which was published in the Spokesman-Review in 1957. Correspondents include W.L. Bretherton.
Washington State banker Joel Edward Ferris (1874-1960) was born in Illinois in 1874. He was educated in California, attended Carthage College, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1895. From 1895 to 1897, he worked as a law clerk and a bank clerk. He then worked as an investment banker in Kansas City, St. Louis, and London. In 1908, Ferris came to Spokane, where he continued to work as a banker. He married Clara Hughes in 1914. He became the chairman of the Spokane and Eastern Division of the Seattle-First National Bank in 1945. He was state chairman for the first and second war bond drives. He was also affiliated with the Salvation Army, Whitman College, the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, and the Friends of the Library of Washington State University.
1890-1957
First Community Development scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook of clippings about studied communities (primarily Port Angeles and Winlock, Washington) was likely compiled by one of the people who headed the study.
1952-1953
Fisheries - Oceanography (UW) scrapbooks
19 volumes
These scrapbooks include information on the Pacific Northwest fishing industry, hydroelectric power, and the construction of the Grand Coulee, McNary, and Dalles Dams. They contain newspaper clippings, personal and business correspondence, legislative material, and advertisements.
1937-1955
Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle scrapbook
1 volume
The Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle scrapbook consists of a set of leaves removed from a scrapbook which contain newspaper clippings and other promotional coverage of the Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle, as well as copies of early by-laws, corporate documents, photographs, and pamphlets from the facility. There is also considerable newspaper coverage of a 1949 "baby market" scandal involving two other Northwest maternity homes not affiliated with Crittenton. A photocopy of 1981 conference proceedings from the Northwest Women's Heritage Conference is also included with the scrapbook. These proceedings discuss the historical role of the home.
The Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle, which operated from 1899-1973, was a housing facility for single mothers located six miles south of Seattle. The facility was part of a chain of Florence Crittenton Homes, which were located in 50 cities across the U.S. The homes were founded by Charles Crittenton, a wealthy New York druggist who was part of a reform movement to end prostitution and moral vice. The Florence Crittenton Homes originally provided assistance to prostitutes, but later expanded its mission to include a wide variety of concerns, including homelessness, women's health, domestic abuse, and assistance for single, pregnant women and single mothers. The Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle served mainly as a maternity home, where young women would live during the latter parts of their pregnancies and up to three months after giving birth. Children born in the Florence Crittenton Home were either placed for adoption or were kept with their birth mothers. During the first half of the 20th century, the home's services were in high demand and the facility was expanded several times, operating at a maximum capacity of 200 in 1963. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, as the social stigma surrounding single parenthood lessened, the demand for the home's services decreased. In 1973, the United Way stopped funding the Florence Crittenton Home of Seattle because of lack of need. The facility closed on March 15, 1973.
c. 1935-1969
William Clark Fonda scrapbooks
6 volumes
The William Clark Fonda scrapbooks primarily contain clippings and ephemera about the history of the Klondike Gold Rush, Seattle local history, and Fonda's other interests and writings, including clippings of the column "Sourdoughs Who Have Made Good," a series of articles that appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Other topics covered in the scrapbooks include Fonda's return trips to Alaska in the 1930s, his sitting for sculptor Alonzo Victor Lewis, postcards and other ephemera from the towns of Fonda and Fultonville, New York (where Fonda was raised), various Alaska Yukon clubs of which Fonda was a member, Klondike Kate Rockwell and Alexander Pantages, International Sourdough Reunion of 1935, and motion pictures and movie stars. Many of the articles are about current news, crime, or human interest stories.
William Clark Fonda (1858-1938), also known as "Skagway Bill," was an adventurer and early gold prospector during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896-1899. Born in the town of Fonda, New York, he left at age seven to help build the Erie Canal. By age nine, he was painting the Brooklyn Bridge, and by age 21, he owned a steam boat company operating on the Hudson River. In 1888, he took a job on a ship that sailed around the tip of South America to Seattle, where he settled and lived much of his life. When word of the discovery of gold in Alaska reached Seattle, Fonda headed to Skagway in 1897, where he developed much of the early city. While he never struck it rich, he spent many years in Alaska helping to build the Alaska Railroad, schools, and hospitals. In Seattle, he was a painting contractor and an active member of the Seattle chapter of the Alaska-Yukon Pioneers (AYP). He was also a fixture in the sourdough parade in Seattle, an annual event commemorating prospectors and the Gold Rush. Despite his lack of formal education, Fonda was known to be quite the writer and poet, contributing to several newspapers and publications. He is also famous for being the model for which artist Alonzo Victor Lewis made two sculptures: one, called The Prospector, stands outside of the Pioneer Home in Sitka, Alaska, and a smaller version, which is affiliated with the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Seattle.
1897-1937
Horton C. Force scrapbooks
2 volumes
The Horton C. Force scrapbooks are filled with clippings about plays and actors, playbills, opera bills, recital programs, and programs from the Seattle Symphony and vaudeville programs. Also included are a program from Barnum & Bailey's Circus, a catalog of the First Annual Fall Exhibition by the Society of Seattle Artists, cinema programs, and other theater ephemera. Most materials are from or about Seattle theaters and productions, but there are also materials from theaters in Chicago, New York, and Boston.
Seattle attorney Horton Caumont Force was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 20, 1878. He attended Harvard University and received his L.L.B. from the Harvard Law School in 1903. Force then moved to Seattle, where he began practicing law in 1904. He served as an officer in the United States Army during World War I. He was also a member of the Episcopalian Church, the Seattle Municipal League, and a trustee of the Seattle Art Museum.
1900-1912
Frederick & Nelson newspaper clipping scrapbooks
68 volumes
The Frederick & Nelson newspaper clipping scrapbooks contain newspaper articles that mention Frederick & Nelson, as well as print advertisements placed by Frederick & Nelson, from April to July 1946 and from 1948 to 1988. The albums also contain mailers sent by Frederick & Nelson from 1948 to 1949 and in 1954. These clippings were collected by the company and are arranged variously by geographic market, by ad campaign, and by date. A handwritten ledger containing "window invoices" and "window capital charges" for 1940 and "section 1010 inventory" for 1942 to 1945 is also included. The volume numbers in this inventory were assigned by the cataloger to follow as closely as possible the chronology represented by the albums. Titles given in quotes were those assigned by Frederick & Nelson staff. Supplement 1 is a ledger; supplement 2 is a list of the volumes.
The Frederick & Nelson department store was founded in Seattle in 1890 by Donald E. Frederick and Nels B. Nelson. It began as a second-hand household furnishings business before expanding into a full-line department store by the early 1900s. The store was sold in 1929 and became a division of Chicago's Marshall Field & Company. Frederick & Nelson remained relatively autonomous until the 1960s, though Marshall Field moved in slowly, allowing it to expand across the Puget Sound region. From 1978 to 1980, the company grew quickly through acquisition and construction, from four stores in greater Seattle to fifteen in the Pacific Northwest. In 1982, Marshall Field & Co. was purchased by Batus, Inc., of Louisville, Kentucky. Batus sold Frederick & Nelson in 1986 to a partnership of Seattle investors, the F & N Acquisition Corp., headed by Basil D. Vyzis. In 1989, David A. Sabey, a Seattle real estate developer, purchased the company, which by that time consisted of eleven department stores and six clearance centers. Frederick & Nelson entered Chapter Eleven bankruptcy proceedings in 1991, and finally closed in 1992.
1940-1988
Friends of the Market scrapbooks
14 volumes
The Friends of the Market scrapbooks contain material created and collected by this historic preservation advocacy group. The scrapbooks document the group's pivotal role in the civic battles over efforts to save Seattle's Pike Place Market from demolition as part of various urban renewal projects proposed during the 1960s. Although the collection includes clippings from 1911 and 1956, the bulk of materials date from 1962-1976 and comprehensively document the Friends of the Market's formation and early activities. Although most of the scrapbooks represent a single year of the group's activities, four scrapbooks (Volumes 7-10) cover the year 1971, during which time the Friends of the Market participated in a successful campaign to place an initiative to save the Market on the ballot; these volumes also document the passage of the initiative, its aftermath, and funding for the Market's subsequent renovations. Other subjects treated in some detail in the scrapbooks include urban planning and renewal, historic preservation, farmers' markets, farmers and vendors at the Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and city politics. The scrapbooks mainly contain newspaper and magazine clippings, ephemera, correspondence, and photographs, but also include some unusual individual items, such as a poem about the Market entitled Conundrum at Pike Place Market by Sonia Gernes (Volume 7).
The Friends of the Market advocacy group was founded in 1964 by Robert Ashley, architect Victor Steinbrueck, and Allied Arts of Seattle in response to plans to raze the Pike Place Market and build garages and office buildings over the site. The Friends raised funds and campaigned to prevent the Market's demolition and to encourage its designation as a historic district in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Friends were later part of the Citizens' Alliance to Keep the Market Public during the 1989-1991 battle over the sale of the Market to the Urban Group. Two members of the Friends of the Market were appointed by the mayor to serve on the Market's Historic Commission, which has authority over design and use of space in the market, in order to maintain its historic character.
Gift of Victor Steinbrueck in 1972 and 1978.
1911-1976
B.W. Frisbie scrapbooks
8 volumes
The B.W. Frisbie scrapbooks contain negative photostats of newspaper articles pasted into ledger books. The articles focus on life in the Pacific Northwest and the Kittitas Valley, with many stories from Ellensburg newspapers The New Era, The Ellensburg Capital, and The Evening Record. Other clippings come from newspapers such as The Washington Farmer, The Weekly Oregonian, The Methow Valley Journal, and Vancouver, British Columbia's Daily Province. Many articles feature biographies and obituaries of early Pacific Northwest pioneers and the history of the Kittitas Valley. It is not clear how the name "B.W. Frisbie" became attached to the scrapbooks. Brief references to Walter Frisbie appear on page 31 of volume 1 and on page 1 of volume 2. It is likely that he and/or his wife were the compilers of the scrapbooks.
Walter Frisbie (1859-1946) was born in Sidney, Iowa, and moved with his family to the Kittitas Valley in 1872. He established his home in Winslow, Washington, in 1888, and farmed in the Fairview District for many years. In later years he owned and operated the old Forest House, a boarding house for visitors to Ellensburg. Walter's wife, Betty Drye Frisbie, died in April 1941 and he died at the age of 87 on July 26, 1946.
1888-1933
Gavett/Cora Mae Hall scrapbooks
2 volumes
The Cora Mae Hall scrapbooks primarily contain clippings related to the University of Washington class of 1911. Hall appears mainly to have been interested in compiling information on other students (particularly her female classmates) who also came from La Conner, Washington.
La Conner, Washington native Cora Mae Hall Gavett (1889-1976) was a Washington State school teacher who was married to G. Irving Gavett, a longtime University of Washington professor of mathematics. As Cora Mae Hall, she attended the University of Washington briefly as an undergraduate, but ultimately received her degree from Stanford University in 1914. Cora Mae apparently met Gavett in Seattle, Washington, where both belonged to the Mountaineers Club; the couple married in California in 1921. She worked as a teacher for several years, including a stint at the North Queen Anne elementary school, and was actively involved in community affairs in Skagit County in the years after her husband's death.
The scrapbooks had been mistakenly identified with the label "Gavit" for many years.
c. 1907-1911
Harriet Geithmann scrapbook
1 volume
The Harriet Geithmann scrapbook contains article clippings written by Geithmann between 1914 and 1948. They are compiled in mostly chronological order with a typed index of articles attached in the front of the scrapbook. Early articles detail Geithmann's experiences as a teacher in Hawaii and a "farmerette" in New York State during World War I. Geithmann also wrote advertising copy for the automotive industry while based in Seattle, and much of her writing from the late 1910s to 1920 is published as automobile promotional brochures and articles in car culture magazines, including Western Washington Motorist. The remainder of the articles in the scrapbook are related to Geithmann's travels in North America and around the world; they are published in a wide variety of publications such as The New York Herald, Sunset Magazine, Outing, World Traveler, and Outdoor Recreation. She also wrote many articles for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The scrapbook also contains one photo, credited to Frank Jacobs, of an expedition in Mount Rainier National Park with The Mountaineers, an outdoor organization of which Geithmann was a member; and a letter from E.B. Rutter, dated May 1947, referencing an article on mountain goats she wrote for Canadian Geography. The index also makes reference to another scrapbook volume that was not located at the time of cataloging.
Harriet Geithmann (1884-1952) was a journalist, travel writer, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast who ventured west from her birthplace in Wisconsin and settled in Seattle, Washington, where she began writing for various magazines and newspapers such as Sunset and The Argus. In 1916, Geithmann worked briefly as a teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii, and wrote about her experience for The New York Herald. In 1917, she attended Woodcock Farm in New York State to chronicle the Women's Agricultural Camp, a training ground for women who would assume farm responsibilities for men serving in World War I. Upon her return to Seattle, Geithmann lead the Harvester's League, a similar organization designed to serve Washington farms during the war. In the late 1910s through 1920, she wrote automotive advertising copy and promotional pieces, publishing articles and brochures mainly for and about the Eldridge Buick Company of Seattle, where she served for a time as advertising manager. Geithmann applied for a passport in 1920 before an extensive journey to Europe and Asia, which would start a lifetime of travels and travel writing. As an active member of The Mountaineers, she also wrote extensively about America's National Parks, hiking, nature, and the outdoors, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
1914-1948
Hiram C. Gill scrapbooks
6 volumes
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about Hiram C. Gill's terms as mayor of Seattle. Volume 3 also contains two telegrams and two letters. Volume 6 appears to be a set of original political cartoons about Gill and other Seattle politicians by the cartoonist J.R. Hager, who used the alias "Dok."
Hiram C. Gill was the mayor of Seattle in 1910 and again from 1914 to 1918. He was recalled during his first term because of scandals involving graft, collusion with the Seattle Electric Company to raise electrical rates, and for his "open town" policies, which included an expansion of brothels, dance halls, saloons and gambling parlors. Dok was the pseudonym for J.R. Hager (1858-1932), who was a Seattle dentist-turned-cartoonist who was active in the early years of the 20th century. Hager created political cartoons, as well as the characters "Dippy Duck" and "Umbrella Man," which he drew for the Seattle Times until 1925.
It appears that the scrapbooks are an intentionally assembled collection compiled by the repository. No provenance information available.
1909-1916
Albert J. Goddard scrapbooks
5 volumes
Volume 1 contains clippings of articles assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Goddard related to various topics in Seattle's history and development. Articles are not arranged chronologically, but cover the period from 1911 to 1932; the majority of the clippings are from the 1910s. Topics covered include the Lake Washington Ship Canal, the development of Woodland Park, proposals for a city-wide subway system, and issues with the Cedar River during the creation of a dam for reservoir water. At that time, Albert Goddard was a Seattle City Councilman and participated in the development of many of these plans. Volume 2 contains articles about Alaska, the Klondike Gold Rush and the Alaska-Yukon Pioneers (AYP), an organization consisting of early pioneers of Alaska. Articles are not arranged in chronological order, and range in date from 1917 to 1944. Many of the articles are about the anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, including Seattle's annual Sourdough parade. Volume 3 details the political career of Albert J. Goddard, an early Seattle City Councilman. Clippings range in date from 1904 to 1945, and are not arranged chronologically. Some of the earliest articles are letters that Goddard submitted to an unknown newspaper chronicling his travels around the U.S. in 1904 and 1905. There are also clippings of advertisements from his campaign for City Councilman in 1931, which mention his long history in Seattle politics, including serving as mayor of Fremont before it was annexed by Seattle. The remainder of the scrapbook consists of articles related to Alaska and Seattle, including many obituaries of Alaska pioneers and Seattle notables, including Edmond Meany, and typewritten poems by Bruce E. Slater, an AYP member, including one signed piece. Volume 4 contains clippings ranging in date from roughly 1927 to 1940. Topics documented include the first airmail sent from Seattle, the elections of Presidents Coolidge and Hoover, the flight of Charles Lindbergh, the death of Thomas Edison, and clippings related to the various royal houses in Europe. Also included in the scrapbook are ephemera which appear to be clippings from greeting cards. Volume 5 contains clippings of articles, photos, poems and short stories related to Alaska, where the Goddards lived throughout much of the Klondike Gold Rush. Clippings range in date from 1911 to 1945 and contain many obituaries for some of the early Alaska pioneers. This scrapbook also contains documents and ephemera related to the Alaska-Yukon Pioneers (AYP), including meeting and conference information, and a ribbon nametag from the 1935 conference held in Seattle.
Albert J. Goddard (1863-1958) was a prominent civic leader in Seattle, Washington, and an early adventurer during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 in Alaska and the Yukon. Born on a farm in Iowa, Goddard graduated in 1884 from the Norton Scientific Academy in Wilton, Iowa, and moved to Seattle in 1888, where he would live for the remainder of his life. In 1888, Goddard established Pacific Iron Works, a foundry in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle with his brother, Charles, and soon became active in city and state affairs. He was the mayor of Fremont before it became part of the city of Seattle in 1891. From 1892 to 1894, Goddard was a member of the Seattle City Council, and in 1894 and 1895, he was a member of the Washington State Legislature. When news of the gold rush reached Seattle in 1897, Goddard and his wife, Clara, headed to Alaska, where they would run a successful steamboat operation that carried prospectors to and from the Yukon Territory from 1897 to 1901. Upon his return to Seattle, he again became an active member of the Seattle City Council from 1908 to 1915, and was heavily involved in municipal development plans for the city. In Seattle, Goddard owned a banking company and was a building contractor throughout much of the 1920s and 1930s. Goddard was also an active member of the Alaska-Yukon Pioneers (AYP), an organization of early Alaska prospectors, and participated in many of the "sourdough" events, reunions and conferences.
1913-1937
William H. Gorham scrapbook
2 volumes
The William H. Gorham scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings from Seattle and national newspapers. Most relate to legal cases, politics, strikes, and the Masons. There are series of clippings about the impeachment of Lebbeus R. Wilfley, who was a judge on the United States court of China; strikes by the Longshoreman's Union in 1908 and the teamsters in 1913; and the Potlach riot in 1913.
William Hills Gorham (1861-1935) was born on February 19, 1861, in Sacramento, California. He was educated in Boston and Washington, D.C. He briefly worked as a time-keeper on the Canadian railroad and as a purser on a Fraser River steamship. Gorham read law with George H. Williams, a former Attorney General of the United States and candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court. After passing the bar exam, Gorham moved to Seattle in 1884. He first specialized in admiralty law and later turned to general practice. He died on April 6, 1935, at his office in Seattle.
1907-1934
Maxine Cushing Gray scrapbooks
25 volumes
The Maxine Cushing Gray scrapbooks primarily document her career as a journalist in Seattle, Washington, and contain clippings of reviews and other pieces by Gray that appeared originally in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Argus, but also include her writings in some other publications. Interspersed with Gray's own writings are clippings of other articles of interest, as well as a small amount of correspondence, programs, photographs, and other material relating to her personal life.
Multifaceted journalist and editor Maxine Cushing Gray (1909-1987) was a passionate advocate for the arts in the Pacific Northwest. Born in Massachusetts, Maxine Cushing attended Stanford University, where she pursued her many interests, including writing and the performing arts. After graduating from Stanford in 1930, she joined a San Francisco theater company for a year to learn stage lighting techniques firsthand. During the 1930s, Cushing studied modern dance at Bennington and other venues. She brought her knowledge back to the Bay Area, where she wrote performing arts reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as for other local newspapers. Cushing also organized her own small dance company in San Francisco. In 1939, she worked as a publicist for Hurok Attractions, Inc., traveling across the country with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She settled in Seattle, Washington, in the early 1940s, following her marriage in 1940 to engineer Stanley Gray (a Montana resident whom she had met during her travels). In short order, Maxine Cushing Gray, became a press agent for the Seattle Symphony and a prominent fixture on the Seattle arts scene. She served as the music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1951-1953), was arts editor for the Argus (1954-1974), and tirelessly promoted the arts of the region in many national publications. In 1975, she began publishing and editing her own newsletter, Northwest Arts, which she continued to produce until her death. An outspoken believer in excellence in the arts, as well as in the need for their public funding, Gray also took strong positions against discrimination, especially the treatment of the indigenous people of the Northwest. Having studied modern dance herself, the subject remained a special focus of hers throughout her life.
1919-1964
G.O. Haller scrapbook
1 volume
The G.O. Haller scrapbook primarily contains obituaries and other newspaper clippings documenting the deaths of members of Haller's family. The majority of the volume consists of reports of the 1889 boating accident off the coast of Whidbey Island that took the lives of Haller's eldest son, G. Morris Haller; his cousin, Edward Louis Cox (1867-1889); and his friend, Dr. T.T. Minor, as well as notices of their subsequent funerals and tributes from the community. The remainder of the scrapbook is taken up with obituaries of other Haller family members, including Benjamin F. Haller. A final, lengthier section covers the death of G.O. Haller, with numerous obituaries, testimonials, and memorial service programs. Contained in a commercial Mark Twain's scrapbook (published by Daniel Slote & Co.), it is likely that the volume was compiled by G.O. Haller's wife, Henrietta Haller, or another member of the Haller family.
United States Army officer, Washington State pioneer, and businessman Granville Owen Haller (1819-1897) was born in York, Pennsylvania, as the last of five children. Haller served in the Seminole War and the Mexican War, and attained the rank of captain before he was stationed in the Pacific Northwest, where he actively fought Native Americans in the 1854 campaign against the Snake Indians and the 1855 Winnass Expedition. He also participated in the occupation of San Juan Island during the boundary dispute with Great Britain. After leaving the Northwest in the 1860s, Haller served under Generals McClellan, Burnside, and Hooker during the Civil War. In 1863, on the basis of an accusatory letter from a navy officer, Haller was discharged from the army for disloyal conduct. During the period of his dismissal, Haller and his family resided in Washington Territory, where he involved himself in many business ventures, including a saw mill, farming, and a mercantile business. After sixteen years, an act of Congress finally got Haller a hearing. In 1879, he was exonerated and reinstated as a colonel. His new commission took him away from the Northwest for three years, but upon his retirement he settled in Seattle and lived there until his death. Haller, who had married Henrietta Maria Cox in 1849, had five children, including Theodore Newell Haller (1856-1930), who became a prominent businessman, and George Morris (1852-1889), who died in a drowning accident off the coast of Whidbey Island while duck hunting with his brother-in-law, Edward Louis Cox, and Dr. T.T. Minor of Seattle. G.O. Haller also was involved with numerous Seattle clubs and civic associations. He belonged to St. John's Lodge, the oldest Masonic lodge in Seattle, and held the rank of 32nd degree.
1889-1897
Harper Consolidated Mines scrapbook
1 volume
The Harper Consolidated Mines album appears to be have been compiled as a resource to promote a proposed new mining company to potential investors. A company (or companies with a series of owners) responsible for working different mines in Washington State's Republic Camp had existed since 1898 and had been called variations of "Republic Consolidated Mines Corporation" throughout its history. John Lawrence Harper, who was the general manager of Republic, intended to develop mines and a cyanide mill at Republic Camp, but it is not clear that this project ever came to fruition under the name Harper Consolidated Mines. The material is contained in a standard commercial photograph album and includes nineteen typescript documents, fourteen affixed photographs (two of which are cyanotypes), as well as seven loose photographs documenting activities at Republic Camp in Ferry County, Washington. Also tipped in at the front is a three-page typescript biography of J. L. Harper extracted from Nelson Wayne Durham's "History of the city of Spokane and the Spokane District" (1912). Photographs, several of which are credited to F. G. Christian of Spokane, show the presence of Spokane businessmen at the mines and "visitors from the East" (including women). The album also contains an image of the pouring of molten ore, along with photographs highlighting the landscape of Republic, Washington, and some of the mines associated with the Republic Consolidated Mine Company, including the Surprise Mine and the Lone-Pine Mine.
John Lawrence Harper (1873-1961) was prominently involved in the mining industry, journalism, and other related businesses in Eastern Washington state during the first decade of the twentieth century. By 1912, he was manager of the Republic Mines Corporation, based out of Spokane, Washington, which was was reported to be the largest operating mine in Washington State. Harper also served as general manager of the North Washington Power and Reduction Company.
Tavistock Books, 07/20/2010
1912
Florence M. Hartshorn scrapbook
3 volumes
The Florence M. Hartshorn scrapbooks are a compilation of material on Alaska. The first volume contains clippings of articles, letters, and photographs related to the erection of a monument dedicated to the pack horses of the Klondike Gold Rush who perished along the White Pass trail from 1897-1899. The idea for the monument was developed by Hartshorn. There are many letters written by Hartshorn to various municipal and charitable organizations requesting donations for the monument. There are also several letters from A.P. Kashevaroff, the curator of the Alaska Historical Museum in Juneau, and from C.D. Garfield of the Alaska Department of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, who seemed to play a larger role in the dedication of the monument. The letters range in date from 1928 to 1930. Photographs of the monument and of the dedication ceremony on August 24, 1929 at "Dead Horse Gulch" on White Pass, in which Hartshorn participated, are also in the scrapbook. The clippings of articles are dated 1928-1929; materials are not arranged in chronological order. A second scrapbook contains clippings of articles related to Alaska and the Arctic pasted into a copy of the Saturday Evening Post. Articles in the scrapbook are dated roughly from 1919 to 1930. They are arranged loosely in chronological order. Several of the articles in the beginning of the scrapbook detail the adventures of Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, who claimed to have discovered the "blond Eskimos" of Victoria Island, Canada. There are also articles about Alaska news and human interest stories, as well as clippings about various Seattle lectures sponsored by the Alaska Yukon Pioneers. A third scrapbook, which contains clippings of articles related to Alaska pasted into a copy of the Woman's Home Companion journal, contains articles detailing human interest stories from Alaska, as well as stories reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, including the annual Seattle Stampede, an event celebrating the start of the rush to the Klondike in 1897.
Florence M. Hartshorn (1869-1943) was an early Alaskan pioneer and a photographer's assistant during the Klondike Gold Rush. Born in Michigan, Florence married Albert K. Hartshorn and had one daughter, Hazel Hartshorn Goslie. Florence and Hazel arrived in Sitka, Alaska in 1898 at the peak of the Gold Rush, and reconnected with her husband who had gone ahead to establish a blacksmith shop at Lake Bennett, British Columbia, northeast of Sitka. At Lake Bennett, Florence began assisting photographer E.J. Hamacher in 1898. Over the next two decades, the Hartshorns lived in both Seattle and Canada. By the late 1920s, the Hartshorns were divorced and Florence moved permanently to Seattle, where she was an active member of the Ladies of the Golden North, an organization of early women pioneers in Alaska. From 1928 to 1929, Florence began a successful campaign to raise money for a monument to be placed at Dead Horse Gulch in the White Pass, commemorating the thousands of pack animals that died transporting supplies to the gold fields.
1919-1930
Indians of North America scrapbooks
2 volumes
The two volumes of the Indians of North America scrapbooks vary considerably in size, but both consist of assorted newspaper and magazine clippings about various Native American tribes in Washington State. Most of the articles in the first volume do not have dates, but those marked with dates are between the years of 1908 and 1919; dated clippings in the second volume are between the years of 1902 and 1929. Neither scrapbook is arranged in a chronological manner, but instead seem to be roughly grouped by theme. Volume 1 has some focus on Native American treaty rights (Clallam tribe's land claims, restoration of irrigation water for Yakima tribe, etc.), marriages and deaths of Native Americans, cultural events (the building of the largest totem pole on the Tulalip Reservation, the launching of the world's largest wooden ship by the Snoqualmie, etc.), and the extinction of certain tribes. Volume 2 is a ledger book containing clippings that cover Chief Seattle (the observation of his birthday and the unveiling of his statue), the various arts of the Native American (basket weaving, wood carving, totem poles), and treaty rights. Both volumes have some gaps and loose clippings. Many of the empty pages in the second volume include children's writing and drawings. Some of these are signed Kathleen or Kathleen Lynch, but it is not clear who was the compiler of either volume.
Gift of Mrs. Charles G. More
1902-1929
Industrial expansion scrapbooks
38 scrapbooks
The Industrial expansion scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and typed summaries about the retail and industrial expansion of various businesses, schools, governmental organizations, and industries in the Pacific Northwest, with a primary focus on the Puget Sound area. The newspaper clippings and summaries chiefly come from the Seattle Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, and Daily Journal of Commerce.
The contents have been removed from binders and placed in folders in separate boxes.
1952-1983
C.W. Jennings scrapbooks
3 volumes
Volumes 1 and 2 of this three-volume set contain clippings about commerce and trade in the United States, especially relating to international imports and exports from 1897 to 1899. Topics include shipbuilding, trade with China, crops and harvests, livestock, Argentina, Cuba, the Philippines, Chile, cocaine, fisheries, maritime law, leprosy, shipping, the potential benefits of building a canal in Panama, sugar beets, ocean currents, patents granted to women, banking, railroads, and angora goat farming in Africa. Volume 2 also includes laid-in notes about breadstuffs exported from the Puget Sound region. Volume 3 contains clippings about coal, coal mining, and mines in the United States and abroad, with special emphasis on coal mining in western North America. There are also many clippings of diagrams and illustrations of mine shafts, mining, and mining equipment. Most of the clippings are undated, although one is marked 1894. Although his name appears in two of the volumes, it is not clear who C.W. Jennings may have been or if he was the creator or indexer of these volumes. Volumes 1 and 2 are marked "Commerce" on the spine. Volume 1 is inscribed "Completely indexed April 7, 1939", and volume 2, "Completely indexed April 6, 1939" on the front pastedown. Both have a note in pencil, "C. W. Jennings, 1898", on the flyleaf. Each volume also has a typewritten index that appears to have been tipped into their flyleaves after it was created in 1937. Volume 3 is inscribed "Completely indexed April 7, 1934" on the front pastedown. The index is inscribed in pencil on the pages at the front of the scrapbook set aside for an index. The abbreviated title of the newspaper and date of publication are written in pencil on each clipping in volumes 1 and 2.
1894-1899
Edwin J. Kelly scrapbooks
8 volumes
The Edwin J. Kelly scrapbooks primarily contain miscellaneous articles from newspapers and magazines, although a few photographs and illustrations are included. There is no overriding theme, but instead they tend to feature articles that may have been of interest to Edwin J. Kelly. Frequent topics include poetry and song, Native Americans, the history of the Pacific Northwest and specifically Spokane, scientific discoveries and theories, Abraham Lincoln, historical events, obituaries, short funny stories, and question and answer articles. Periodically an article or photograph that seems more of a woman's interest piece (for example, a photograph of Snow Babies, an article entitled "Advice to Girls") appears. It is possible that Kelly's wife helped him in collecting the articles or assembling the scrapbooks. Volume 6 contains a few documents relating to Kelly's work in the mining industry. Volume 8 includes an article dated Christmas 1919, which postdates the death of Edwin J. Kelly. Another person, most likely his wife, at the very least helped in the creation of Volume 8 of the scrapbooks.
Mining company official Edwin Jay Kelly (1858-1918) was born in New York. In 1891, he married Minnie E. Vest (1868-1957), a native of Illinois. Edwin and Minnie settled in Washington State and had at least five children, not all of whom survived to adulthood. Edwin J. Kelly worked as an agent for the Le Roi Mining & Smelting Company, based in Spokane, which managed claims in Rossland, British Columbia.
Donated by Minnie Vest Kelly in August 1943.
1890-1919
Arthur L. Kempster scrapbooks
8 volumes
The Arthur L. Kempster scrapbooks primarily contain newspaper article clippings that follow Kempster's career and focus on street cars, the power company in Seattle and its subsidiaries (whose name changed many times over the years, from Seattle-Tacoma Power Company to The Seattle Electric Company to Puget Sound Traction, Light & Power Company (Seattle Division), and the New Orleans Railway and Light Company. During Kempster's time in Seattle these articles are taken mainly from Seattle newspapers, but occasionally are also from newspapers in Everett and Tacoma. After his move to New Orleans, the articles move to New Orleans-based newspapers. A few pieces of ephemera related to Kempster's private life are also included in the scrapbooks.
Transportation and electric company official Arthur L. Kempster (1872-1924) was born in Canfield, Illinois, to Thomas L. and Martha M. (Hopkins) Kempster. In 1887, Kempster moved to King County, Washington. He started a job as an office boy in one of the early streetcar systems (later to become Seattle Consolidated Street Railway Company) in 1891. His position in the company rose as he advanced to the job of cashier and then to bookkeeper. In 1895, he was appointed as both auditor and secretary and remained in those positions until 1900. During that time the Seattle Consolidated Street Railway Company went out of business and was succeeded by the Seattle Traction Company, which then became part of the Seattle Electric Company. Kempster took the job of superintendent of transportation for the Seattle Electric Company in 1900 and remained there until 1911, when he was promoted to the position of general superintendent. In 1912, he became manager and was responsible for supervision of the street railways, the Diamond Ice & Storage Company of Seattle, a coal mine in Renton, and the light and power furnished by both the company in Seattle and the water power plants in Electron, White River, and Snoqualmie. In 1920, Kempster moved to New Orleans to head the New Orleans Railways and Light Company.
Purchased from Shorey's in 1965.
1897-1931
Arthur I. Launder scrapbook
1 volume
The Arthur I. Launder scrapbook mainly contains newspaper clippings relating to Launder and his employer (Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company), as well as some of the professional and musical organizations with which he was associated from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. Notable among these groups was the Amphion Society (or Seattle Male Chorus), of which Launder was president (1931), and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition to numerous clippings about both organizations, the scrapbook includes a few Amphion Society programs. Other items of interest are sets of obituaries for Ralph H. Ober (Launder's immediate predecessor as president of the Engineers Club and designer of the Aurora Bridge) and composer Edouard Potjes, as well as a 1925 program for a special recital held at the Cornish School for the Visiting Ladies of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Arthur Irwin Launder (1895-1977) was a prominent Seattle engineer and patron of the arts who also was very active in promoting the development of the local classical music scene. A graduate of Stanford University, Launder worked for the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company as a traffic facilities supervisor during the 1920s. In a professional capacity, he served as president of the Seattle Engineers Club and was a member of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Among his accomplishments as a civic leader, Launder was a charter member and co-founder of the Seattle Philharmonic and Orchestra Society, chair of the founding committee of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, and president of the Amphion Society, a Seattle choral group.
1923-1942
Mary E. Le Sourd scrapbook
1 volume
The majority of the Mary E. Le Sourd scrapbook features Seattle history (clippings from the "Way Back When" column, some of which are not pasted in); articles about homesteaders and pioneers of the Pacific Northwest; Seattle politics and leaders, such as Seattle mayor Charles L. Smith; the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU); and New Deal programs. There are also several clippings about Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and George Kellogg, as well as women the compiler may have admired, including Alice Roosevelt Longsworth. It can be inferred that Le Sourd held stock in Puget Sound Savings & Loan Association due to the many articles on the association's reorganization and payouts.
Born in Indiana, Mary Ellen Scoonover married Francis A. Le Sourd (born 1844) in 1874. The couple left Indiana soon after their marriage and were living in Kansas by 1880. They moved to Coupeville on Whidbey Island in Washington in 1884. Francis A. Le Sourd, a Civil War veteran who had been a member of Company K of the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, became a successful farmer, prospector, and stock raiser on Whidbey Island. He served as Representative to the Washington Territorial and State Legislatures in District 50 (Island County) in 1911 and 1913 as a member of the Republican Party. The Le Sourds had two children, a daughter, Minerva (born 1887), and a son, Charles (born 1881). In 1904, Mary E. Le Sourd served as President of the Island and Snohomish Counties chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and later became State Chair of WCTU Washington. At the time of her death in 1940, she lived in Prairie, Island County, Washington.
c. 1933-1935
Eugene Levy scrapbook
2 volumes
These scrapbooks contain reviews of the Orpheum Theater and clippings about the Levy family.
In 1927, motion picture theater promoter Eugene Levy, along with his brother, Aubrey, and his brother-in-law, Isaac Cooper, formed the Republic Operating Company and built the Republic Building at Third Avenue and Pike Street. In 1945 and 1959, the income from this building was willed to three service organizations: the Jewish Welfare Society, the Caroline Kline Galland Home for the Aged, and the Seattle Orthopedic Hospital of Seattle.
1947
Lincoln High School scrapbooks
2 volumes
The Lincoln High School scrapbooks consist mainly of a large set of teachers' bulletins compiled in chronological order during two academic years: September 5, 1916 to June 11, 1917 (Volume 1) and September 6, 1921 to June 7, 1922 (Volume II). These mimeographed bulletins were sent out nearly daily and contain news and regulations for both teachers and students. Most bulletins in the first volume also include a list of students who were absent or tardy. Periodically, other forms for students were included, such as a questionnaire regarding students' interest in participating in music classes, a form to be signed by parents allowing students to return home to eat lunch, and an athletic eligibility certificate. The style of the bulletins in the second volume are more concise and typically run about one to two pages; the bulletin itself is at times divided into two parts, a teachers' bulletin and a pupils' bulletin. There are also a few loose leaf sheets of folder paper with notes inserted into this scrapbook. The Lincoln High School principal in the 1961-1917 academic year was F.E. Clerk; 1921-1922 saw Karl F. Adams as principal.
Lincoln High School was built in 1906. At that time, Seattle's first high school, Broadway, had exceeded its capacity so another school was needed. The location on Interlake Avenue in Wallingford was chosen because of its central location and proximity to streetcars. The original buildings--a 30-room brick building, a study hall, and a gymnasium--were designed by James Stephen, with later additions by Edgar Blair in 1914 and Floyd Naramore in 1930. In 1959, an auditorium and gymnasium were added by the firm Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson. The school was named to honor former President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln High School opened its doors in September 1907 with 900 students from the University, Latona, Ravenna, Green Lake, Fremont, and Queen Anne districts. Lincoln was a three-year high school until 1971, but then changed into a four-year high school. The 1950s saw the height of Lincoln's enrollment. Lincoln dominated in sports, especially basketball and baseball, and it was one of the largest schools in Seattle. During the 1959-60 school year, Lincoln High School's enrollment was 2,800, making it the largest of any school in Seattle at the time. In later years, Lincoln continued to be a notable school. The school newspaper, "Totem," was rated All-American by the National Scholastic Press Association seven semesters in a row during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It also had both a well-regarded arts magnet and special education program. However, the school was shut down in 1981 due to declining enrollment, aging buildings, and small site size. Currently the school grounds serve as an interim location for other schools while their buildings undergo renovation.
1916-1922
Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook
1 volume
The Charles A. Lindbergh scrapbook contains newspaper and magazine clippings (both photographs and articles) about Charles Lindbergh's 1927 transatlantic flight. In addition to following his record-making trip, the clippings also cover celebrations of and awards presented to Lindbergh, as well as his various goodwill trips, with a heavy focus on his trip to Seattle. The creator of this scrapbook left no personal markings to reveal his or her identity.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, to Charles August Lindbergh and Evangeline Lodge. Prior to his historic transatlantic flight, Lindbergh was an air mail pilot. He was the first pilot to make a successful non-stop transatlantic flight. Using a modified Ryan monoplane, which he called The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh took off from New York on Friday, May 20, 1927 at 7:52 am and landed in Paris on Saturday, May 21st at 5:24 pm New York time, 10:24 pm Paris time. For this feat Lindbergh was awarded the $25,000 Orteig Prize. He was also given numerous awards from various countries, including the Cross of the Legion of Honor from France, the Air Force Cross from Britain, and the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded by President Coolidge. The success of his flight was a significant boost to the American aviation industry. Lindbergh married Anne Morrow on May 27, 1929. They had six children together. The kidnapping and murder of their first child, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. in 1932, was deemed "The Crime of the Century." Lindbergh died on August 26, 1974 in Maui, Hawaii.
1927
Fred Lockley scrapbook
1 volume
The Fred Lockley scrapbook contains clippings by and about Fred Lockley, an Oregon journalist and historian. In addition to the pieces on Lockley, the contents include clippings of articles written by Lockley that were published in various newspapers and journals, as well as a few typescript additions of his poetry and prose. From 1905 to 1910, Lockley was the general manager of Pacific Monthly Magazine, and in 1911, he accepted an editorial position with The Oregon Journal, from which many of the later articles originate. It is uncertain who created the scrapbook.
Fred Lockley (1871-1958) was a journalist and author of many books on the history of the Pacific Northwest, especially Oregon. He was also an antiquarian book dealer. In the first decade of his life, Lockley lived in Salt Lake City, Utah; Walla Walla, Washington; and Butte, Montana with his parents, Elizabeth Metcalf Campbell and Frederic Lockley, a Civil War veteran and newspaper editor. In 1888, Lockley took a position in Salem, Oregon, as a compositor for the Capital Journal. He attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1889-1890, then later graduated from Willamette University in 1895 with a degree in education. Over the course of his career, he wrote for the Salem Statesman, Pacific Homestead magazine, the East Oregonian, Pacific Monthly magazine, and the Oregon Journal, among others, in addition to writing several books about Oregon history and culture.
1901-1913
Charles F. Luce scrapbooks
25 volumes
These scrapbooks focus on the Bonneville Dam and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), but also include numerous articles on other dams, power sources, water rights, and the Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada. They consist of clippings primarily from newspapers from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia. Volumes 1 through the first half of Volume 10 of the scrapbooks contain the actual articles cut from the newspaper; the latter half of Volume 10 through Volume 25 of the scrapbooks are Xeroxed copies of the newspaper articles.
Charles Franklin Luce was born on August 12, 1917, in Platteville, Wisconsin, the son of James and Wilma Luce. He earned his bachelors degree and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin and in 1942 received a masters degree in law from Yale. In 1943, Luce moved to the Pacific Northwest. He started practicing law in Walla Walla and was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration from 1944 until 1946. In 1961, President Kennedy named Luce to the job of administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. During his time there, Luce led the negotiations with the governments of Canada and British Columbia to produce the Columbia River Treaty. In 1966, during the Johnson Administration, Luce went on to become the Undersecretary of the Interior. However, this position did not last long, as less than one year later Luce chose to become the chief executive of the New York utility, Consolidated Edison. In 1982, after 15 years of this job, he retired and moved back to the Pacific Northwest. He opened a law firm in Portland and briefly served as an outside director for the Washington Public Power Supply System. Luce later returned to New York, serving as a director of firms such as Metropolitan Life Insurance and United Airlines. He passed away on January 25, 2008 in California.
1961-1966
Russell V. Mack scrapbooks
10 volumes
The Russell V. Mack scrapbooks, which consist primarily of newspaper clippings by and about Mack, cover his career as the publisher of the Hoquiam Daily Washingtonian and as a United States Congressman representing Washington State's Third District. The first volume contains clippings about Washington State politics, roads, and Mack's 1934 campaign for Congress. Volume 2 has clippings about the 1940 presidential election and Mack's own run for Congress. It includes a telegram from Wendell Wilkie, the Republican candidate, about a campaign stop in Washington in September, 1940. Volumes 3, 4, and 5 contain clippings about Mack taken from the Congressional Record during his tenure in the House of Representatives. Volume 6 consists of clippings about Mack's successful 1947 congressional campaign and some campaign ephemera. Volume 7 includes clippings of columns that Mack wrote as publisher of the Hoquiam Daily Washingtonian. Topics covered include highways, veterans, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Grays Harbor, as well as local, state, and national politics, and Washington state trade, agriculture, commerce, and industry. Volumes 8, 9, and 10 contain clippings and some ephemera from his time in Congress. They include columns written by Mack, references to Mack, and articles about issues like cranberries, logging, tariffs and trade, highways, and the Olympic National Park and National Forest.
Russell V. Mack (1891-1960) was involved in journalism and politics in Washington State and served as a Representative from Washington's Third District from 1947-1960. Born in Hillman, Michigan on June 13, 1891, Mack moved to Aberdeen, Washington in 1895 with his parents. He attended Stanford University from 1913-1914 and the University of Washington from 1914-1915. During the First World War, Mack served as a corporal in the Thirty-ninth Field Artillery, Thirteenth Division. He started as a cub reporter at the Aberdeen Daily World in 1913 and was the paper's business manager from 1920 to 1934. In 1934, he became the owner and publisher of the Hoquiam Daily Washingtonian, a position he held until 1950. Mack ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress in 1934 and 1940. He was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives in 1947 in order to fill the vacancy left by the death of the previous incumbent. He married Laura E. Prohaska the same year. While in Congress, he advocated for reducing the size of Olympic National Park, cutting taxes and foreign aid, universal military training, special training for diplomats, funds for highway construction, and tariffs on timber and fisheries. He opposed the Korean War and Communists holding office, and got involved in trade disputes and wrangles about the location of an Indian Bureau office and a Voice of America station (maintaining that both ought to be located in his home district). He continued to hold office until his death on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 28, 1960.
Gift of Mrs. Russell Mack in 1962.
1934-1960
William Isaac Marshall scrapbooks
3 volumes
All three William Isaac Marshall scrapbook volumes contain material documenting his interest in Marcus Whitman, a missionary in the Oregon Territory. Volume 1 contains articles ranging in date from 1894 to 1905. This scrapbook specifically addresses the debate surrounding the nature of Whitman's involvement in Oregon becoming a state. Most of the articles argue for or against Whitman's involvement in saving Oregon. Several items are by Marshall, including a long article titled "Scathing Review and Criticism, Evisceration of Dr. W. A. Mowry's Book on the Whitman Myth." The articles are from newspapers around the country, including the Oregonian, the Union Central Advocate (Cincinnati), The Chicago Record-Herald, and Boston Evening Transcript. Most articles are marked with the date and newspaper name, although they are not arranged in chronological order. Volume 2 contains numerous articles and responses written by Marshall attacking the "Whitman Myth," which date between 1901 and 1906. It also includes articles in opposition to Marshall's position. There are some annotations on the articles in the scrapbook, which are glued over Marshall's handwritten notes. Volume 3, which has the earliest dated material (1883-1885), includes various newspaper articles about Marcus Whitman and a series of articles based upon Reverend Myron Eells' book History of Indian Missions on the Pacific Coast, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, as well as some handwritten notes on the articles about Whitman.
William Isaac Marshall was born on June 25, 1840, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He moved to Montana Territory in 1866 and lived there until 1875. During his time in Montana, he became interested in Yellowstone and sold photographs of and conducted tours of the park. In 1875, he moved back to Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Marshall moved to Chicago in 1887 and became the principal of Gladstone School. He was also an amateur historian, and, later, a lecturer who took a particular interest in debunking the "Whitman Myth." He researched and wrote heavily on this topic, including numerous newspaper articles on "The Whitman Question," as well as at least three books: The Acquisition of Oregon: and the long suppressed evidence about Marcus Whitman (1905), The Hudson's Bay Company's Archives Furnish No Support To The Whitman Saved Oregon Story (1905), and History Vs. the Whitman Saved Oregon Story: Three Essays Towards a True History of the Acquisition of the Old Oregon Territory (1904). Marshall argued against the "Whitman Myth," believing that Whitman had nothing to do with Oregon becoming a state. Prior to his interest in Whitman, Marshall also wrote books about Yellowstone and the public education system. Marshall died on October 30, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois.
1883-1906
Lydia McCutchen scrapbook
1 volume
The Lydia McCutchen scrapbook was compiled by her colleagues on the occasion of her retirement from the University of Washington Libraries in 1947. It contains letters from co-workers and friends dated between August and December 1947, as well as photographs of McCutchen and her well-wishers. Also included is an envelope with seven loose photographs of McCutchen throughout her life.
Lydia May McCutchen (1876-1966) worked at the University of Washington Library for 34 years. Born in Illinois, she graduated from the University of Iowa in 1902 and went on to become one of the first six graduates from the University of Washington Department of Library Economy with a Certificate in Librarianship in 1913. Her service to the Library began that same year and included working as a reference assistant and later heading the Binding Section of the Acquisitions Department from 1925 to 1947. Following her official retirement in 1947, she continued to work within the University of Washington Library for 17 years. In 1961 McCutchen was honored as the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington School of Librarianship.
1947
Donald McDonald scrapbooks
5 volumes
The Donald McDonald scrapbooks are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings about McDonald's time in the Washington State House of Representatives, the trials he presided over as a King County Superior Judge, and his many public speaking engagements. Clippings on legislative news includes items on McDonald's votes against child labor practices and the repealing of Prohibition, as well as his strong support for unemployment relief bills during the Depression. The scrapbooks also include photographs, inaugural ball programs, election fliers, a King County certificate of election, a script for a speech given to the Layman's Committee, two issues of the University of Washington's Washington Alumnus, and construction receipts.
Donald Alexander McDonald (October 13, 1880-January 6, 1963) was a King County Superior Court judge and a Democratic Representative of the Washington State House from 1932-1938. Born in Napa, California, McDonald moved to Seattle with his family at the age of ten. He graduated from the University of Washington Law school in 1905 and received a degree from Yale University in 1906. He was an assistant district attorney from 1917-1918 and was a partner in the law firm Carkeek, McDonald, and Kapp. McDonald also served as president of the University of Washington Alumni Association and the Washington State Judges Association. After 19 years of service as a King County Superior Court judge, McDonald retired in 1956.
1911-1955
John Jay McGilvra scrapbooks
2 volumes
Volume 1 features numerous articles by or about John J. McGilvra, as well as clippings from unidentified newspapers, including poetry, obituaries, news articles, proverbs, editorials, and letters to the editor. Volume 2 was most likely created by Elizabeth M. McGilvra, John J. McGilvra's wife. The contents of this scrapbook include various clippings of recipes, poetry, comics, society news, quilting squares, health and exercise tips, and articles in which family members are mentioned (particularly her husband, John J. McGilvra, and her son-in-law, Thomas Burke). The articles come from a wide variety of newspapers; they are not in chronological order and very few are dated. A few photographs and assorted ephemera are also included in the scrapbook. In particular, there are many dried flowers and leaves preserved within the pages of the scrapbook along with some handwritten notes describing when and where these flowers were picked.
Seattle attorney John Jay McGilvra (1827-1903) was born in New York and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1853. In 1861, he was appointed U.S. attorney for Washington Territory, a post he held until 1865. After serving a single term as a Republican in the territorial legislature, McGilvra became involved in what ultimately proved a failed railroad venture, the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad. During this time he became a vocal critic of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. McGilvra was one of the first attorneys in Seattle and served for a short time as city attorney. He also speculated in real estate and purchased land that later became Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood. An advocate of municipal improvement in Seattle, McGilvra remained active in civic affairs even after his retirement in 1893. He backed the Lake Washington Ship Canal and promoted the plan to bring Cedar River water to Seattle.
1858-1925
Maurice McMicken scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains assorted newspaper articles about the courts, ongoing trials, and governmental legislation, many of which concern tide lands. The pieces on governmental legislation include articles about bills, proposed amendments, and official government publications of charters. Only some of the articles are labeled with a date and newspaper name. Those pieces that are labeled come from the newspapers of the Pacific Northwest including the Seattle Press Times, Oregonian, Seattle Telegraph and Standard (Olympia).
Maurice McMicken was born on October 12, 1860, in Dodge County, Minnesota, to General William and Rowena J. (Ostrander) McMicken. McMicken moved to the Pacific Northwest when he was 13 years old. In 1877, McMicken entered the University of California at Berkeley and decided to study law. He returned to Seattle in the late fall of 1881 and became a law clerk in the office of Struve & Haines. In July 1882, he was admitted to the bar and on July 1, 1883, McMicken was admitted to partnership under the firm name of Struve, Haines & McMicken. McMicken continued to work as a lawyer for almost 50 years. In addition to practicing law, McMicken was involved in various companies and clubs. He aided in incorporating and building the First Avenue and the Madison Street Cable Companies. He also played a role in preserving the North Seattle and South Seattle Street Railway Companies during the financial depression following the panic of 1893. Between 1899 and 1909, he held a considerable interest in the Post-Intelligencer company. He also held club membership with the Rainier, University, Seattle Golf and Country, Arctic, and Seattle Yacht Clubs. On March 11, 1885, McMicken married Alice F. Smith. They had three children together, Hallidie, William Erle, and Maurice Rey. McMicken passed away on January 31, 1940.
1889-1891
McPhie scrapbooks
6 volumes
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about ships, boats, shipwrecks, and trains.
1937-1964
Edmond S. Meany "Living pioneers of Washington" scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains clippings of Edmond S. Meany's "Living pioneers of Washington" column, which ran in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper from October 27, 1915 to May 29, 1920. Each column was a brief biographical sketch, with one or more portraits as available, of an early Washington settler or family. The scrapbook includes a typescript index compiled by Martha Shellabarger in 1956. It is not clear that Meany was the actual compiler of this scrapbook.
Edmond Stephen Meany (1862-1935) was an early settler of Seattle, Washington, who became a scholar of Pacific Northwest and Washington State history, a prominent writer and civic leader, and an integral proponent for the growth of the University of Washington and the region. Meany had a long association with the University of Washington and became a full professor and head of the Department of History in 1897. In addition to authoring many books, articles, and papers, as well as holding leadership roles in several historical societies, Meany collected significant documents and rare photographs of early Pacific Northwest history, which he donated to the University of Washington in 1929.
1915-1956
General M.C. Meigs scrapbooks
1 volumes
Clippings, plans, and photographs of the troopship General M.C. Meigs.
The USS General M.C. Meigs transported troops, civilians, and prisoners of war for the United States during both World War II and the Korean War. In 1972, while being towed to San Francisco, General M.C. Meigs ran aground just west of Cape Flattery, Washington, and broke up over the next four years.
1972
Mercer Island scrapbooks
3 volumes
These scrapbooks provide a case history about the question of the incorporation of Mercer Island.
1945-1949
Margaret Mitchell scrapbooks
2 volumes
Both Margaret Mitchell scrapbooks contain article clippings, photographs, and an assortment of travel ephemera belonging to Margaret Tucker Mitchell. The first volume includes items ranging in date from 1928 to 1933. In particular, many materials are from Mitchell's (then Margaret Tucker) 1928 trip to Calgary, Alberta, where she visited a friend following her graduation from the University of Washington. These materials include clippings of the articles she wrote for the Calgary Herald, as well as photographs of trips with friends to Lake Louise and Banff, ticket stubs for various events around Calgary, and telegrams and letters addressed to her hotel. This scrapbook also contains clippings of articles announcing her marriage to M.B. "Mike" Mitchell in June 1929, as well as wedding announcements for other friends during that year. Finally, there are several postcards, as well as other ephemera from Margaret and Mike Mitchell's trip to St. Louis and Chicago in 1933, where they attended, respectively, his Lions Club convention and the World's Fair. The second scrapbook contains photographs and a variety of travel ephemera collected by Margaret Mitchell during the years 1940 to 1949. These include maps, ticket stubs, tourist brochures, menus, cocktail napkins, hotel receipts, and airline luggage tags. Vacations represented include a 1940 road trip to the San Francisco World's Fair with her husband and friends. In 1945, the Mitchells took an Alaskan cruise and there are several photos and maps documenting their journey. Also represented is a 1946 trip to Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., from which she retained brochures for many historical sites, as well as ticket stubs and other items from theatres. Finally, there is a selection of ephemera from Mitchell's trip to San Francisco and Reno, Nevada in 1949.
Margaret Tucker Mitchell (1905-2001) was born in Iowa and moved with her family to Seattle around the time of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909. Shortly thereafter, her family purchased land in the Yakima Valley, where she spent the remainder of her childhood. After beginning her college career at Washington State College in Pullman, she transferred to the University of Washington to major in English and journalism. After graduating in 1928, she traveled to Calgary, Canada, to visit a friend and wrote briefly for the Calgary Herald. In June 1929, Margaret married M.B. "Mike" Mitchell, who was her former UW classmate, editor and publisher of the Ballard Tribune, and a Washington State representative. She and her husband settled in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Margaret was active in her community and had an avid interest in theater, staging regular productions at the Washington Athletic Club.
1928-1949
Eldridge Morse scrapbooks
12 volumes
Clippings from the Northern Star.
Eldridge Morse was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, on April 14, 1847. After graduating from law school and the University of Michigan, Morse and his family moved to Port Madison, Washington, before settling permanently in Snohomish on October 26, 1872. On January 15, 1876, Morse and Albert Folsom established the town and county's first newspaper, the Northern Star. The paper's final issue was on May 3, 1879. Morse died on January 5, 1914.
1876-1879
Richard H. Murphy scrapbook
1 volume
The Richard H. Murphy scrapbook contains press clippings and campaign materials relating to Washington State politics between 1939 and 1949. In Murphy's own words, his scrapbook provides valuable insight into Washington left-wing politics and, in particular, the early years of the Washington Commonwealth Federation. While the majority of Murphy's scrapbook is autobiographical in nature, it also includes news articles pertaining to tax reform, the Washington State Legislature, the Washington Commonwealth Federation, his political allies and opponents, and political cartoons. Four items have been removed from the scrapbook to form the Richard H. Murphy papers; a separation notice dated 1965 has been tipped in at the front. Also included in the volume are a newspaper clipping and other loose items relating to his 1963 bid to become a California State Assemblyman.
Richard H. Murphy (born 1918) served three terms as the State Representative for Washington's 32nd District, from 1941 to 1947. Murphy was born in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. Prior to his entry into politics at the age of 22, Murphy had been a shipyard worker. He was an active member of the Washington Commonwealth Federation, a radical political group that supported labor rights and sought to end poverty. In 1946, he unsuccessfully ran for Washington State Senate, but continued to be active in Democratic Party politics. In 1963, he ran for a State Assemblyman position in California's 23rd District, emphasizing his commitment to equal employment rights for the disabled and blind.
Received in 1965.
1939-1965
National League of American Pen Women, Seattle Branch scrapbooks
16 volumes
Scrapbooks contain clippings, ephemera, examples of writings and art work, and detailed biographical sketches of Seattle Branch members. The biographical sketches are usually accompanied by portraits.
The Seattle Branch of the National League of American Pen Women--a society of professional women engaged in creative work in writing, music, and visual arts--was formed in 1923 and disbanded in 2009. Queena Davison Miller, who was a member for 42 years, was President of the Seattle Branch from 1944-1946 the fourth National Vice-President, 1946-1948, the State of Washington President, 1948-1950, and editor of The Whistling Swan for seventeen years.
1927-2009
Oil scrapbooks
18 volumes
These scrapbooks contain clippings that consider the pros and cons of moving oil through the Puget Sound region.
1970-1980
Harold Oman scrapbook
1 volume
The Harold Oman scrapbook contains a variety of newspaper articles. Many of the articles are related to Alaska and involve the Klondike Gold Rush, sled dog racing, or fossils found in Alaska. Other common themes in the scrapbook include songs, trivia, articles about Sweden, and obituaries. The scrapbook also contains various letters to Oman written in both English and Swedish, as well as photographs of fossils.
Harold Oman was born on September 14, 1893, in Sweden. He moved to America in 1913. Oman collected mammoth tusks and fossils in Alaska and even aided the University of Alaska in collecting fossils during the 1930s. He married Ellen Newman Oman on March 10, 1951. Oman passed away in October 1979 in Port Angeles, Washington.
1936-1971
Oregon scrapbook
1 volume
The Oregon scrapbook is an 86-page looseleaf binder divided into eight sections that describe various aspects of Oregon. Part I, the "Introduction," cites basic facts about Oregon and includes hand-colored tracings of maps of Oregon and its flag. Part II, "Exploration," includes newspaper clippings about the Russian exploration of the West Coast, a section on pioneer social life, and a copy of the booklet Lewis and Clark at Seaside by Lancaster Pollard. Part III, "Indians," primarily consists of newspaper clippings about the Native American population both pre- and post-contact in the Pacific Northwest. Part IV, "Cities," contains newspaper clippings and brochures about various cities in Oregon along with the booklet The Portland Story by Stewart H. Holbrook. "Education," Part V, primarily consists of typed descriptions of the development of public education in Oregon. Part VI, "Transportation," contains newspaper clippings featuring the various forms and development of transportation found in Oregon. Part VII, "Industry," consists of a postcard and brochures that highlight industry in Oregon, including a pamphlet by Weyerhaeuser Timber Company called "We Group Our Mills." "Scenery," Part VIII, contains brochures, another traced map, and newspaper clippings highlighting scenic nature spots found in Oregon. The material seems to have been compiled and created by a child, most likely David Damkaer, whose name appears on one of the maps.
c. 1949-1952
Orpheum Circuit scrapbooks
16 volumes
The Orpheum Circuit scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and ephemera relating to performances at the Alhambra, Orpheum, and Moore Theatres in Seattle, as well as the Orpheum Theatres in Omaha and St. Joseph, Nebraska and Portland, Oregon. Most of the clippings are about performers and acts that appeared at the Orpheum theaters, including Sarah Bernhardt, Harry Houdini, and Alice and Marie Lloyd. These items consist mainly of interviews, reviews, and theater news. Volume 6 contains clippings about the first "talking picture" to be shown at the Orpheum. Volume 10 has some handwritten notes about cuts, parcels and acts. Some volumes contain theater ephemera, such as tickets, notices, and programs. Most of the volumes seem to have been compiled by Carl Reiter during his tenure as manager of the Orpheum theaters in Omaha, Seattle, and Portland. H.B. Burton, manager of the Seattle Orpheum from 1914-1916, appears to have been involved in compiling volumes 9 and 11.
These scrapbooks were created by Carl Reiter, who was a vaudeville performer who became the manager of the Orpheum Creighton theatre in Omaha, Nebraska around 1904. He remained in Omaha until 1910, when he became the manager of the Orpheum in Seattle, Washington. Reiter went to Oregon to run the Portland Orpheum in 1914. He returned to Seattle by 1917, when the Moore Theatre joined the Orpheum Circuit and Reiter became its manager. The Orpheum Circuit was founded in San Francisco by Gustav Walter in 1887. In 1894, Walter and his partner, Louis Meyerfeld, opened a theater in Los Angeles. Meyerfeld subsequently opened theaters in Kansas City, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska in 1898 so that performers would have something to do on the trip between the East Coast and California. An Orpheum Circuit theater opened in Portland, Oregon in 1908, and Seattle, Washington had its own Orpheum theater by 1911 at 3rd Avenue and Madison Street. Orpheum productions moved to the Alhambra Theatre at 5th Avenue and Pine Street in 1916, and then to the Moore Theatre in 1917. The Orpheum was incorporated in 1919, by which time Martin Beck had become the company's chairman. In 1928, it merged with another chain of theaters to become Keith-Albee-Orpheum, which became the motion picture studio RKO shortly thereafter.
1904-1924
Don Page scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains clippings from a 21-part series of articles from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that appraised Puget Sound as an integrated oceanographic center. All of the articles were written by Don Page, a marine writer for the newspaper. They appeared between December 1965 and January 1966.
Don Page was a writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the mid-twentieth century. His writings focused on marine and Port-based issues. He also served on the Port of Seattle Commission.
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1965-1966
Mrs. G.T.T. Patterson scrapbook
1 volume
The Pauline (Mrs. G.T.T.) Patterson scrapbook contains many items addressed to Patterson. Ephemera items include wedding announcements and invitations from around the United States (from Vermont to New Mexico and from Washington D.C. to Washington Territory); invitations to dinners, parties, and other social engagements; calling cards; dance cards; and assorted newspaper clippings. There are also newspaper articles that do not center on any topic and instead seem to be various articles that caught the fancy of Patterson. Three of these articles do feature her husband, Captain George T.T. Patterson. There are annotations in pencil on some of the items, often noting the date of the event or who took part in it. There are also several playbills from amateur theatricals in Vancouver, Washington, in which either George or Pauline Patterson participated. Also of interest is a program and playbill for an 1885 reading given by Margaret Custer Calhoun in Vancouver.
George Thomas Tillman Patterson (1848-1894) was born in Antrim, Guernsey County, Ohio and enlisted in the Ohio Light Artillery on July 6, 1863, at the age of 15. He was honorably discharged at the end of the Civil War. Patterson entered the United States Military Academy at West Point as a cadet in 1868 and, upon graduating in 1872, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Fourteenth Infantry, with whom he served in several campaigns in the Western United States. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1883 and to a captain in 1892. As a captain, he was stationed at the Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington, from September 1892 to May 26, 1894. On August 14th, Patterson died of Bright's disease while on a sick leave of absence in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Patterson was married to Pauline Helen Patterson (born July 1850), the daughter of cotton merchant Alexander D. Brown (or Broun) of Newburyport. 1880 U.S. Census records indicate that the Pattersons were married by that date; they were married in either 1873 or 1875. After her husband's death, Mrs. Patterson appears to have returned to Massachusetts as the 1900 U.S. Census records show her residing with her parents.
1871-1894
C. E. Payne scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains various newspaper articles on the topics of the crime, the law, recent arrests, and jail conditions. In particular, many of the articles focus on the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)'s 1912 free speech movement in San Diego and the IWW's "Right to Employment" Bill. The clippings are primarily from San Diego-based newspapers and include articles from the San Diego Union, Tribunal, Herald, Sun and The Labor Leader. One article is from 1911; the rest are from 1912. Also included is a pouch attached to the back cover of the scrapbook, which contains additional fragile newspaper clippings.
C. E. (Clayton "Stumpy") Payne (1869-1963) was a prominent labor organizer who was born in Minnesota, but spent the majority of his life in the West. He was a charter member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and attended its founding convention in 1905. He wrote various pieces for the IWW cause including a pamphlet entitled "Industrial Government," the preface for the book The Everett Massacre: A History of the Class Struggle in the Lumber Industry (1920), and served as the editor of the New Solidarity.
1911-1912
Daniel Carleton Pearson scrapbook
1 volume
The Daniel Carleton Pearson scrapbook contains a variety of articles clipped from unidentified newspapers. Common themes of these articles include poetry, Washington history, world history, European royalty, science, animals, household and health hints, obituaries, and marriage announcements. The pages of the scrapbook are numbered and it also includes an index.
Daniel Carleton Pearson was born in Stanwood in Washington's Snohomish County on September 12, 1877. He held various jobs and worked as a teacher, Island County auditor, editor and publisher of the Island County Times, shop owner, Stanwood postmaster, and Snohomish County treasurer. In later years, Pearson became a chiropractor and sold vitamins. Pearson married Jessie Hosom on April 10, 1900, in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. They had one daughter together, Merrill June. Pearson died in September 1971.
1895-1969
William T. Perkins scrapbook
1 volume
William Perkins was born in 1858 and died in Seattle in 1947. Perkins' varied career included dredging and mining, banking, Republican Party activities, and Masonic Lodge activities. He was one of the first to see the dredging possibilities of Alaska, and he was the one to provide the financial backing for the first Alaska dredge at Nome. He was Deputy Sovereign Inspector General for Washington and Alaska ca. 1910 for the Freemasons, and he held classes and was responsible for the establishment of the first Masonic lodges in Alaska. Perkins was an active member of the Republican Party in Alaska, and acted as Chairman of the Juneau convention in November 1907 and served as delegate to the National Republican Convention in Chicago in 1908. He was a University of Washington Regent from 1914 to 1922 and an active member of Seattle Masonic organizations.
1858-1947
William Pigott scrapbooks
2 volumes
Volume I contains a collection of newspaper clippings that mention William Pigott. A majority of these articles relate to his work as the president of the Seattle Car & Foundry Company and his role as a member of the Foreign Trade Council of the National Foreign Trade Association. The clippings come from a wide variety of newspapers including The Town Crier, the Post-Intelligencer, and The Trade Index, the official journal of the New Orleans Board of Trade. Volume II contains newspaper clippings dealing with foreign trade and the 7th Annual Foreign Trade Convention held in San Francisco between May 12 and 15, 1920. The articles come from various newspapers from San Francisco and Seattle and are dated between March 1920 and May 1920.
Steel industry executive William Pigott (1860-1929) was born in New York City. After working in the local steel mill as a salesman for many years, business interests brought Pigott to Seattle in 1895. Pigott earned extreme success in Seattle and founded two of Seattle's major industrial enterprises, Seattle Steel Co. (later Bethlehem Steel Co. and Birmingham Steel Co.) and Seattle Car Manufacturing Co. (later Pacific Car and Foundry Co., PACCAR). He was also a member of the Foreign Trade Council of the National Foreign Trade Association, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Manufacturers' Association of Seattle. Pigott was also active in the community, and served as a member of the Seattle School Board for many years and as a member of the governor-appointed committee to draft a medical attendance amendment to the workmen's compensation fund. Pigott married Ada Clingan in 1894 and together they had two sons, William Pigott, Jr. and Paul Pigott.
1914-1920
Claude E. Pike theatre scrapbooks
4 volumes
The Claude E. Pike theatre scrapbooks were compiled by Pike and apparently presented to the Metropolitan Theatre on October 10, 1953. The collection most likely documents Pike's own theatre-going activities and interest in the performing arts. It is comprised of programs and playbill clippings of plays, lists of cast of characters, and photographic portraits of actors and actresses. Many clippings are from theatres across the country from 1895-1946, but volumes 2-4 focus primarily on performances from Seattle-area theatres such as the Moore Theatre, the University of Washington Pavilion, and, in particular, the Metropolitan Theatre.
Claude E. Pike worked in Seattle as a chief clerk for the Emergency Fleet Corporation and later as the District Passenger Agent of the United States Lines of the Shipping Board. The Metropolitan Theatre opened on October 2, 1911, as a stage house located at 415 University Street. Two years after its opening it began showing movies and alternated between presenting movies and live theatre. Its final performance was held on December 4, 1954, and the theatre was demolished soon after.
1895-1946
Michael T. Powers scrapbooks
9 volumes
The Michael T. Powers scrapbooks are comprised of clippings covering Powers' own career as a police officer in the Seattle Police Department, as well more general articles on law enforcement, crime, and police work both in Seattle and throughout the United States. Many of the clippings are not noted with either the date or newspaper, but the bulk that are range between the years of 1908 and 1919 and come from Seattle newspapers. Volume 1 includes many pieces relating to scandals involving the administration of Seattle mayor Hiram Gill. Volume 3 primarily contains clippings of poetry. Of particular note is volume 6, which has the phrase "ACIDENTALS [sic] AND REBATES" written in black on the front cover. It contains clippings from unidentified newspapers ranging in date from 1908 through 1918, and covers the 1916 Longshoremen's Strike staged by the ILA and general stories about crime and criminals. It also holds the largest concentration of material on Powers' own career, including numerous articles on his arrest on charges of accepting a bribe and subsequent acquittal.
Michael T. Powers (1863-1925) served as a police officer and law enforcement official in Seattle, Washington, in a career that spanned over thirty-three years, including a stint as the captain in charge of the Ballard station. Powers was born in San Francisco, California, where he trained as an iron moulder. He moved to Seattle in 1886 and initially found work with Moran Brothers; he also became a member of the volunteer fire department. In 1890, Powers was appointed as a patrolman on the Seattle police force. He became a detective in 1897, and was made sergeant in 1901 and captain in 1908. In 1923, he retired from the police force and worked briefly for the Seattle Times but left due to poor health. He then relocated to San Francisco for convalescence.
Acquired in 1966.
1898-1923
Thomas Wickham Prosch scrapbooks
5 volumes
Volume 1 contains information relating to both the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Business Men's Excursion and the Great Alaska Totem Pole. The section on the Business Men's Excursion includes an itinerary of the trip and newspaper articles about the trip; these articles are from August and September of 1899. The section on the Great Alaska Totem Pole is much larger and contains numerous newspaper articles on the topic, which involved a lengthy dispute over ownership of the totem pole from 1899 until 1909. Volume 2 of the scrapbooks is missing. The articles in volume 3 are of a historical nature and cover Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. These articles range in years between 1908 and 1915. There are also a few older articles from between approximately 1867 and 1872. There are extensive notes about these articles that describe the reasons why they were of historical importance. Volume 4 is a collection of obituaries of pioneers of the Pacific Northwest. The front cover includes an index. It also includes newspaper articles on the automobile accident that killed Thomas Prosch and his wife, Virginia. The articles range in years from 1913 through 1916 and likely were compiled by Prosch's daughter Edith. There are extensive handwritten notes included with some of the obituaries. Volume 5 includes clippings about the railroads in Seattle, Tacoma, and Washington State, particularly the Northern Pacific.
Thomas Wickham Prosch was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1850 to Charles and Susan Prosch. In 1855, he and his family moved to the Pacific Northwest. In 1872, Prosch became owner and publisher of the Pacific Tribune in Olympia. He moved the paper first to Tacoma and then to Seattle, but sold it in 1878. One year later, in 1879, Prosch, along with Samuel L. Crawford, bought the Seattle Intelligencer. In 1881, they merged the paper with the Post to form the Post-Intelligencer. Prosch sold the newspaper in 1886. Outside of newspapers, Prosch held a variety of jobs including the position of postmaster of Seattle between 1876 and 1878, and was a member of the Seattle School Board from 1891 through 1893. He was also a historian and wrote several books on Northwest history. Socially, Prosch was President of the Pioneers' Association and a member of the Good Templars Lodge in Steilacoom, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Sons of the American Revolution. In 1877, Prosch married Virginia McCarver Prosch, the daughter of General Morton and Julia Ann McCarver, the founders of Tacoma. They had six children together: five daughters (Julia, Genevieve, Beatrice, Phoebe and Edith) and one son, Arthur. Prosch and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on March 30, 1915.
c. 1867-1916
William F. Prosser scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook, which belonged to William Farrand Prosser (1834-1911), contains clippings of articles pasted into a copy of the State of Washington Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the Year 1890. The articles are mainly from the year 1892 and detail economic and industry conditions for various import and export commodities, including iron and steel, grains, and other goods. Many of the clippings reference the McKinley Tariff of 1890 on domestic and imported goods, which was a highly-political issue that divided Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans supported this act, which they believed would protect domestic producers by heavily taxing imported goods, while the Democrats believed that the tariff rate should be reduced to encourage free trade.
William Farrand Prosser (1834-1911) was born in Pennsylvania, where he was mainly self-educated and became a teacher and student of law. In 1854, he briefly moved to California to pursue a career in the mining industry before returning to Pennsylvania to enlist as a Union solider in the Civil War. After the war, he settled in Tennessee, where he served in various civil and political roles. In 1879, he was appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes to serve as a special agent in the Pacific Northwest for the United States Department of the Interior, and would remain a resident of Washington for the rest of his life. In 1880, he married, and briefly settled in the Yakima Valley, where he founded the town of Prosser, Washington. He was a delegate of the first Washington State Constitutional Convention in 1892 and one of the founding members of the Washington State Historical Society. He also authored a book, A History of the Puget Sound Country, in 1903.
1892
Marguerite E. Putnam scrapbook
2 volumes
The Marguerite E. Putnam scrapbook volumes were compiled by her colleagues to commemorate her retirement from the University of Washington Libraries in 1956. It contains pages with memorabilia contributed by members of the various departments of the library with which she interacted, as well as numerous publishers and booksellers. Also included is a box of loose clippings, correspondence, and photographs documenting her career. Items of note include a portrait of the University of Washington Library Class of 1931 and a set of eleven photographs sent from Frederick W. Faxon to Putnam, which depict a buffet luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) on the grounds of the University of Washington campus during the American Library Association (ALA) annual meeting held in Seattle in 1925. These images include Suzzallo Library under construction, an early dance performance by the Columns and Sylvan Theater, and candid portraits of ALA Presidents Charles F.D. Belden (1925-1926) and Herman H.B. Meyer (1924-1925). Gertrude Wulfekoetter, from the University of Washington Law Library, appears to have been responsible for soliciting material to be included in the scrapbook.
In a career spanning thirty-five years, Marguerite Eleanor Putnam (1890-1966) served as Chief Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Washington and also was active in national and regional professional organizations. Born in Minnesota, she attended the University of Washington, where she completed her undergraduate degree in 1921 and continued her studies toward an MLS, which she received in 1923. After graduating, Putnam taught as a library science instructor at the University of Washington, later becoming an associate professor from 1930-1933. She was made the Head of the Acquisitions Division at the University of Washington Library in 1936. Her professional memberships and activities over the years included the Pacific Northwest Library Association (for which she served as Secretary), the American Library Association (including terms on its Committee on Library Equipment and Appliances), the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Washington Library Association. Following her retirement in 1956, she was appointed to become an honorary Consultant in Bibliography at the University of Washington.
1925-1963
John "Watermelon" Redington scrapbooks
2 volumes
The two volumes of John W. Redington scrapbooks contain clippings and other material relating to the journalist and Indian scout John W. Redington and his family. Clippings are from a variety of publications, many of them from the Northwest, including the Oregonian, Idaho Statesman, Tacoma Ledger, and Redington's own Heppner Gazette. Other publications represented are Sunset Magazine, The Los Angeles Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. Most articles in both scrapbooks either are written by Redington or are about him. Many relate to the Indian Wars of the 1870s, in which he participated. Also included are articles written by his daughters, Elizabeth and Bernice, the latter of whom wrote the "Prudence Penny" home economics column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1933-1936. Additionally, volume 1 contains a photograph of the Redington home in Puyallup, Washington, dated 1893, which depicts Redington's wife, Nellie, and three of their four daughters. The remainder of the first volume contains family records that trace the Redington family back to 1381 in England, as well as letters to his granddaughter, Marian. The second volume is a ruled notebook containing writing that has been pasted over with clippings. Many of these articles also are by or about Redington, or are representative of his personal interests. Most of these articles are about the Indian Wars. This scrapbook volume also includes a label with Redington's room and bed number at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle, California, and also contains several "Prudence Penny" columns, as well as Redington's National Indian War Veteran membership cards for the years 1927 and 1928.
John "Watermelon" Redington (1851-1935) was an Indian War scout, newspaper editor and writer, and humorist. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Redington worked as a printer's devil with the Cambridge University Press before enlisting in the United States Army in 1874 as a way to get to the West. After his discharge that same year, he settled briefly in Salem, Oregon, where he established a printing firm. Over the next few years, Redington traveled around the West, lending his printing expertise to communities in Oregon, Idaho, and Utah, before serving as a scout in the Nez Perce Indian War of 1877 and the Bannock Indian War of 1878. His small stature led General Oliver O. Howard to refer to him as the "original boy scout." After the war, Redington settled in Eastern Oregon where he married Nellie Meacham, daughter of Alfred B. Meacham, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and became publisher of the Heppner Gazette in 1883. He later published newspapers in Puyallup and Tacoma, Washington, where he settled with his wife and their four daughters. In his later years, he moved to California, where he lived in a home for veterans until his death in 1935. Printed on his stationery was the slogan: "California -- home of the December dandelion and the winter watermelon."
1868-1932
Dio Reinig scrapbook
1 volume
The Dio Reinig scrapbook contains clippings from Seattle newspapers depicting the history and development of the city during the last decades of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century. The clippings are mounted in a wallpaper sample book from the Pan-American Wallpaper & Paint Company promoting wallpaper patterns for the Mayflower model home at the Chicago World's Fair. Many of the clippings are from the "Way Back When" column that ran in the Seattle Times during the 1930s, and the "Seattle Album" column that ran in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the 1950s. Also included in the scrapbook are many articles and photos about the Shriners, extreme weather in Seattle (snowstorms, blizzards, and floods), and General MacArthur. Other topics that appear with less frequency are the Seattle Rainiers baseball team during the 1940 season, the opening of the viaduct in 1953, and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940.
Dionis "Dio" George Reinig (1879-1972) was a prominent businessman and farmer in the Snoqualmie Valley. Born in Seattle, Reinig moved with his family in the late 1880s to a farm on lands that are now part of the Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie. In 1902, he opened a general store with his brother, Otto. After a fire destroyed the store in 1908, the Reinig brothers rebuilt, and it remained in the family until 1945 when it was sold to another proprietor. In 1910, Dio Reinig married Hadasah Knapp. The couple had three children.
c. 1934-1966
Charles M. Rice scrapbooks
6 volumes
Most of these scrapbooks contain clippings from the Snohomish County Tribune column, "Snohomish River Stories," with the byline "Chuck Rice." Many of the clippings are accompanied by illustrations. Volume 6 contains clippings and photocopied material from Rice's early life and education, as well as his career as professor of Industrial Arts at Western Washington University.
Educator, journalist, and local historian Charles Mason MacDougall Rice was born on April 28, 1898, in Snohomish, Washington. After a brief period of service in the military, he began his teaching career in 1921 in the elementary and secondary schools of Everett, Washington. In 1941, Rice became an Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at Western Washington State College (now Western Washington University), and worked there until his retirement in 1965. Rice also enjoyed history and was known as the "Snohomish Historian laureate." He wrote numerous historical articles for the Snohomish County Tribune. He passed away in Seattle in 1993.
1911-1980
H. Wilber Richards scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera about the Seattle World's Fair
5 volumes
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and ephemera from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, also known as the Century 21 Exposition. Volume 1 contains ephemera from 1962 and clippings about the Fair's construction, preparations, and promotion from April to November 1961. Volume 2 holds clippings about preparations, promotions, problems, installations, and planned exhibits at the Fair. Volume 3 covers the last of the preparations and the openings of the Space Needle, the Monorail, and the Fair. Volume 4 contains clippings about the Fair, its visitors, exhibits, and entertainment. Daily and total tallies are marked in pencil throughout. Volume 5 includes clippings about the Fair, its closing ceremonies, demolition, and subsequent retrospectives from a year later. It also contains ephemera, including a sea-shell, a Century 21 Club membership card, tickets, a Century 21 postcard, advertising brochures, and pamphlets from some of the exhibits.
1961-1963
Roeder family scrapbook
1 volume
The Roeder family scrapbook contains photostat copies of various newspaper articles representing a wide variety of themes, including history (especially Whatcom County and the Puget Sound area), Roeder family related articles, technological innovations, obituaries, and wedding announcements. These articles come from various newspapers, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Illinois State Journal Centennial and the Bellingham Herald. The scrapbook also contains a few copies of letters, both typed and handwritten.
Whatcom County lumber mill owner, businessman, and politician Henry Roeder (1824-1902) was born in Kasar, Germany, and moved with his family to America when he was seven years old. The Roeder family settled in Vermillion, Ohio. Following his career as a ship captain on the Great Lakes, Roeder decided to travel to California during the gold rush. After mixed success, he moved to Oregon to start a fishing business. Roeder and R.V. Peabody, seeing opportunity in the rising price of lumber after the 1851 San Francisco fire, went to Whatcom County and established the Whatcom Falls Mill in 1852. The mill was a success and Roeder went on to other successful business ventures, including mining, hotel management, and shipping. Roeder also became involved in politics and served one term in the territorial council, eight terms in the house, and four terms as county commissioner.
1885-1933
W.C. Ruegnitz scrapbooks
2 volumes
The W.C. Ruegnitz scrapbooks document his interests in the Northwest lumber industry and wages in the lumber industry in the United States. Volume 1 contains newspaper clippings about lumber workers' wages. Specifically, these articles focus on the 1935 basic wage scale for lumber workers in Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen (4-L) camps and subsequent pay raises. The articles span in date from November 1935 through February 1937 and come from assorted newspapers from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia. Volume 2 includes newspaper clippings focusing on lumber workers' strikes and union activities. These articles are from February 1937 through March 1938 and come from various newspapers from Oregon and Washington.
Forester and labor leader William C. Ruegnitz (1883-1944) was born in Alma Center, Wisconsin. Trained as a civil engineer, he came to Oregon in 1909 while working as Western representative for the Bates & Rogers Construction Company (1903-1915). He also was associated with the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen (4-L) from its beginning, serving as its secretary and manager from 1921 to 1926. He was president from 1926 until the time the organization disbanded in 1936. Ruegnitz later had positions with Columbia Basin Sawmills and Columbia Basin Loggers. Ruegnitz married Jet McCollom in 1909 and they had two children together.
1935-1938
Maude Ryder scrapbook
1 volume
The Maude Ryder scrapbook contains assorted newspaper clippings and ephemera related to campus life at the University of Washington between 1919 and 1924. Common themes of these materials include UW athletics, visiting speakers, plays, musical events, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Maude Ryder was a student at Auburn High School who went on to graduate from the University of Washington in 1924. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
1919-1924
Salmon scrapbook
1 volume
The salmon scrapbook primarily consists of assorted newspaper clippings and menus celebrating the 2nd Annual Salmon Day on March 13, 1914. The scrapbook also contains other newspaper clippings about salmon including recipes using salmon, information on the salmon fishing industry, and the health and economic benefits of eating salmon in comparison to eating red meat. The clippings come from newspapers around the country, but a majority of them are from the Pacific Northwest.
1914
Cecilia Schultz scrapbooks
63 volumes
The Cecilia Schultz scrapbooks contain press clippings, promotional materials, and programs documenting performances promoted by Cecilia Schultz, primarily at the Moore Theatre. The first few volumes mainly cover her early years in Seattle. Volume 62 is about a trip to Germany.
Cecilia Augspurger Schultz (1878-1971) was an influential impresario who managed the Moore Theatre from 1935-1949, helping to bring nationally- and world-renowned music and dance artists to Seattle, Washington. Born in Trenton, Ohio, she graduated from Illinois Wesleyan College of Music in Bloomington, Illinois, at the age of 17. She studied piano under composer Emil Liebling in Chicago and moved to Seattle in her thirties, teaching piano and playing in recitals. Schultz established a piano studio in 1919 and served for two years as the manager of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Moving on to concert promotion, she brought highly regarded actors, musicians, and dancers to the Moore Theatre. She also helped to organize the Northwest Grand Opera and served on the board of Allied Arts. Schultz died on Mercer Island on March 4, 1971.
1922-1955
Seattle Advertising and Sales Club
10 volumes
The Seattle Advertising and Sales Club scrapbooks document the activities of the main club and its offshoot, the Seattle Junior Ad Club. The earliest volume dates from July 20, 1924 to July 21, 1925 and contains mainly newspaper clippings detailing the Ad Masque Ball, the Advertising Clubs of the Pacific Coast convention, a talk by Henry Suzzallo, and the induction of Pauline Krenz as the Vice-President. The second volume, which is very fragile, contains many loose clippings, but also holds items dated between 1934 through 1937 that document Club activities, as well as the organization's change of name. The third volume covers the years 1949 to 1950. During this period, three of the club's officers most often mentioned are Harry Pearson, Thomas Sheehan, and Lorna Moitoret. A fourth volume, labeled, "Seattle Success Story," contains material related to the 49th annual Advertising Association of the West convention, held in Seattle in 1952. Scrapbook volume five, which also is particularly fragile, contains materials related to a 1952 pedestrian safety campaign run by the Club. Also included are some loose materials of various dates. Another volume, titled "Building the Future," references the Club's work and activities from 1953-1954. A driving safety campaign, "Courtesy Saves Lives," is highlighted in this volume. The remaining four volumes chronicle the activities of the Junior Ad Club, an affiliated group for young advertising professionals, between the years 1939-1954. Included in these scrapbooks are clippings and photographs, as well as some membership rosters and meeting minutes.
The Seattle Advertising and Sales Club began in 1909 as the Seattle Advertising Club, before changing its name in 1936. It currently operates under the name Ad Club Seattle (ACS). The organization aims to provide networking resources and relevant information for professionals in the advertising field in Seattle, Washington. A subsidiary group, the Seattle Junior Ad Club, was formed in 1937 to specifically address the issues of young professionals starting to build their advertising careers.
1924-1954
Seattle Area Chest X-Ray Program album
1 volume
Clippings about the development and the work of the Seattle Area Chest X-Ray Program.
The Seattle Area Chest X-Ray Program began in 1948. Sponsored by the King County Medical Society, the Anti-Tuberculosis League of King County, and the Department of Health, along with the cooperation of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Washington State Department of Health, its goal was to get chest x-rays of all residents of King County ages 15 and older in order to identify tuberculosis and other ailments. Buses traveled the county in rotation to provide mobile Public Health clinics where residents could receive their x-rays.Six years after its creation, the death rate from tuberculosis in Seattle was down by 82%. Tuberculosis cases continued to decline throughout t 1960s, and the last mobile x-ray unit in the state of Washington ceased operations in 1971.
Compiled by Mrs. Norman Klemkaski
1948-1949
Seattle Civic Opera Association scrapbook
1 volume
The Seattle Civic Opera Association scrapbook primarily consists of newspaper clippings about the company's opera performances, feature articles about opera singers, and opera programs. The scrapbook also contains advertisements, as well as clippings and ephemera associated with citywide events such as the Talent-Quest Contest and the Empire Day Celebration. Marked newspaper clippings came from a variety of Seattle newspapers.
The Seattle Civic Opera Association was founded by Mary Davenport Engberg and her son, Paul Engberg, in 1932. Their goal was to use local talent to produce grand opera. All of the work done for these operas was completed on a volunteer basis, and costs were covered through fundraising. The first opera produced by the Seattle Civic Opera was Wagner's Tannhauser on June 23, 1932. The company produced three operas each year until the mid-1930s, when it reduced that number to two each year. These productions were held in the Civic Auditorium, the Moore Theatre, the Music Hall, and the Metropolitan Theatre. After the founding of the Seattle Opera in 1963, the Seattle Civic Opera began to focus more on aiding aspiring singers in the community by holding annual competitions and sponsoring singers in monthly presentations.
c. 1934-1938
Seattle Lighting Department scrapbooks
19 volumes
The Seattle Lighting Department scrapbooks contain various newspaper clippings relating to power. A majority of the articles focus on power in the Puget Sound area. These articles concentrate not only on new projects by competitors of, and the profit margins of, the Seattle Lighting Department, but also cover local politics that affected the company, such as taxes, shrinking budgets, and the activities of government officials. Volume 17 contains numerous clippings about the controversy surrounding J.D. Ross' (superintendent of City Light) appointment as administrator of the Bonneville power project. These articles are primarily from Seattle newspapers such as the " Seattle Times" , Post-Intelligencer and Star. As the scrapbooks progress, however, the articles seem to broaden in focus by looking at the wider state of electrical power throughout the nation. Specifically, Volumes 14 and 18 contain numerous articles about the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). These articles come from a variety of newspapers.
The Seattle Lighting Department (later Seattle City Light), a municipally owned public power company, was established by a City Charter amendment in 1910. Under the control of Superintendent James D. Ross (1911-1939), the department grew and developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project. This project took more than 30 years to complete but created three dams to provide electric power to the people of Seattle. In 1951, the City of Seattle purchased the local private power company, the Puget Sound Power and Light Company, making the Seattle Lighting Department the sole supplier of electricity for Seattle. The current name of the agency, Seattle City Light, was adopted in 1978. As of 2007, City Light supplied electric power to approximately 395,000 customers in Seattle and neighboring areas.
1928-1942
Seattle Repertory Playhouse scrapbook
1 volume
The Seattle Repertory Playhouse scrapbook contains press clippings and reviews of performances at the Seattle Repertory Playhouse during its final years of operation. Labeled articles range in date from April 1949 to July 1951 (with the majority of articles from 1949-1950) and come from a variety of local newspapers. The volume also includes Seattle city guides in which the Seattle Repertory Playhouse is mentioned, as well as playbills and fliers from plays put on at the theater.
The Seattle Repertory Playhouse was founded in 1928 by husband and wife Burton W. and Florence Bean James, who were theatre artists from New York City. The first two seasons of the Repertory were performed in makeshift venues, but in 1930 the Jameses were able to purchase a brick storehouse on the corner of 41st Avenue NE and University Way and convert it into a theatre. Their goal was to present socially relevant and engaging theatre, while also addressing local social concerns. Due to these liberal tendencies, the Jameses were targeted by the Washington State Legislative Committee on Un-American Activities (also known as the Canwell Committee) in 1948. Attendance began to drop during this period and the Playhouse went bankrupt. The building was sold to the University of Washington and the company's final production, "Pygmalion," closed on December 30, 1950.
1949-1951
Seattle Star scrapbook
1 volume
The Seattle Star scrapbook is contained in a datebook with the gilt-embossed date 1928 on the front cover, along with the words "Guernsey-Newton Co., General Agents, Washington Mutual Bank Building, Seattle, Washington" and the seal of the Continental Casualty-Assurance Companies. On the first page of the scrapbook there is a handwritten note stating, "The Story of Seattle, Extracts from The Seattle Star." The articles that follow are a 31-part series titled, "Seattle's $100,000,000 Romance." These articles tell the story of how Seattle acquired public ownership over four utilities: water, light, docks, and street railway. The articles start on October 22, 1929, and conclude on December 3, 1929. They are pasted in chronological order and contain some handwritten annotations. There are no clues as to the original creator of this scrapbook.
The Seattle Star was a daily newspaper that ran from February 2, 1899, to August 13, 1947. Known as the "working man's" paper, it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in the Seattle region around 1900. However, this success did not last and by the 1940s the Seattle Star had the lowest circulation of the general dailies. Rising labor costs and a shortage of newsprint were cited as reasons for the sale of the paper in 1947.
1928-1929
Seattle Society of Social and Moral Hygiene scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook opens with various clippings from March 1912 that cite the topics of quack advertising and other social evils. Clippings from Seattle newspapers detail the murder of Dr. W.T. Akey, who was suspected of practicing what was deemed "quackery" due to false claims regarding his restorative health services. Also included are clippings about the movement to require a physician to certify the health of a patient before granting marriage licenses. These events seemed to have preceded a major push by the Seattle Society of Social and Moral Hygiene to educate the public about sexual health in the spring of 1912. The scrapbook also contains a set of leaflets and other ephemera from more established social hygiene groups from across the country, including groups in Portland, Chicago, and New York. The remainder of the scrapbook contains various announcements, clippings, circulars and articles, and signed letters relating to the Seattle group. These clippings range in date from 1908 to 1916, but the majority of the material is from 1912. Additionally, in the back of the scrapbook, there is a pouch with loose papers and correspondence dating from 1908 to 1914, including a paper with handwritten notes outlining ideas for organization names and topics, seemingly from a much later date. It is not clear, but the compiler of the scrapbook may have been the Society's secretary, Dr. Sidney Strong. A typewritten note from E.O. Reinhard of the University of Washington Graduate School of Social Work to librarian Marguerite Putnam, dated September 19, 1945, indicates that the scrapbook had been found in the storeroom of the School of Social Work.
The Seattle Society of Social and Moral Hygiene was founded in 1911 primarily to promote sexual health through educational reforms. Comprised of physicians, teachers, clergymen, and other prominent members of the community, the Seattle hygiene movement attempted to prevent the spread of venereal diseases by conducting extensive outreach campaigns to parents of school-aged children across the city to promote better sex education. Founding officers of the Society included University of Washington Department of Education professor Edward O. Sisson (President) and Dr. Sydney Strong (Secretary).
1908-1945
Seattle World's Fair clippings scrapbooks
6 volumes
These scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings about the 1962 Century 21 World's Fair in Seattle, Washington. They cover some of the initial construction through to the demolition of the fair and the creation of the Seattle Center. Although there is some overlap between them, the volumes are organized thematically. Volume 1 consists of clippings about the preparations for the Fair, buildings and installations, the Fair's opening in April, architecture and design of the various buildings erected, exhibits, and people who worked at or visited the Fair from 1960 to July 28, 1962. Volume 2 has clippings about the Fair from July 30, 1962 onward, the Fair's final ceremonies, and the demolition of the Fair. It also has three other sub-sections: Advertising, Finance, and Results. The Advertising section contains advertisements and promotional clippings from 1960 to 1962. Finances displays clippings from 1961 to 1962 about ticket sales, costs, and when the Fair broke even. Results consists of clippings from 1962 and 1963 about the aftermath of the Fair, including the creation of the Science Center and the Seattle Center, and the continued use of the Monorail and other facilities. Volume 3, which focuses on Buildings and exhibits, has clippings from 1961 to 1962. There is a general section with clippings about the Fair's buildings and their construction. There are also sections dedicated to the Coliseum and the Space Needle. It also has a section devoted to clippings about the exhibits. Volume 4 contains clippings that are mostly about entertainment at the Fair from 1961 and 1962. Under Amusements and concessions, there are chiefly clippings about the shows, rides, concessions, and other entertainments. Music and drama is dedicated more to concerts, bands, operas, and plays at the Fair. Volume 5 contains clippings from 1962 about the days and weeks at the Fair that were dedicated to cities, countries, and states, such as Japan Week. It also has clippings about transportation, the Monorail, local parking, and traffic jams. In addition, there is a short section dedicated to security with clippings about crime rates, policing, and thefts. Volume 6 contains clippings about visitors from 1962. There are sections devoted to general visitors, special visitors (mostly celebrities and politicians), attendance, and visitors' housing.
The Century 21 Exposition, also known as the Seattle World's Fair, was held from April 21 to October 21, 1962 on the grounds of the current Seattle Center.
1960-1963
Seattle Art Museum scrapbooks
7 volumes
The Seattle Art Museum scrapbooks consist of seven red clamshell boxes filled with copies of newspaper articles about the Seattle Art Museum. Articles focus on topics such as current art exhibits, membership drives, and special events. The clippings are primarily from Seattle-based newspapers such as the Post Intelligencer, the Times, and the Town Crier and range between the years of 1913 and 1948.
The Seattle Art Museum grew out of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (organized 1905) and the Washington Arts Association (organized 1906). These two organizations merged in 1917, but retained the name Seattle Fine Arts Society. In 1931, the Society was renamed the Art Institute of Seattle. As the Art Institute, the art collection was displayed in Henry House, the former home of Horace C. Henry. Richard E. Fuller, president of the Seattle Fine Arts Society, became the driving force behind the new museum by donating money for the construction of a new facility. A site was eventually approved in Volunteer Park and the building, designed by Carl F. Gould, opened to the public in 1933.
1913-1948
Eugene Semple scrapbooks
10 volumes
These scrapbooks contain clippings of articles about waterway engineering projects in Washington and Oregon, including articles related to the design and approval of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, with particular focus on the infrastructure needed to finalize the project. Other volumes chronicle the competition between the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railroad Companies to build a train depot in the city of Seattle. Additional volumes are mainly related to the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the South Waterway Canal, as well as Semple's company, The Seattle & Lake Washington Waterway Company. The final scrapbook volume also contains a note dated 1955 from Semple's daughter, Mary Ethel Semple Swanstrom, about the failings of her father's projects. In particular, she alludes to the influential and powerful interests that contested the south canal in favor of the ship canal through Ballard and Lake Union, which lead to the downfall of his dream. Swanstrom may have contributed to the descriptions, dates, and notes throughout the entire scrapbook collection.
Eugene Semple (1840-1908), the son of a U.S. senator from Illinois, moved to Portland, Oregon in 1863. Semple served as Oregon state printer from 1870 to 1874, and from 1883-1899, he operated an unsuccessful shingle mill called the Lucia Mill Company in Vancouver, Washington. President Grover Cleveland chose Semple, a Democrat, to replace Republican Watson Squire as governor of Washington Territory from 1887-1889, which was a period of turbulence and expansive growth in the Pacific Northwest. Semple lost his bid to become the first governor of the newly admitted state of Washington in 1889, but in 1890 he served as the Washington State Harbor Line commissioner. Semple was a major promoter and financier of the south Seattle ship canal, a project that started in 1895 to connect Lake Washington with the Seattle harbor in Puget Sound. The canal was never completed, and in 1903 Semple resigned as president of the Seattle and Lake Washington Waterway Company.
1880-1955
Service men scrapbook
1 volume
The service men scrapbook, created by an unknown compiler, contains clippings of newspaper articles about various Seattle residents serving in the armed forces during World War II. Most of the articles are from the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and are arranged mainly chronologically, beginning with August 22, 1943 and ending with June 10, 1945. The articles profile Seattleites in uniform -- both men and women -- and detail events in their lives during the war such as awards, medals, and accolades received; engagement and wedding announcements; obituaries and articles about death in battle; and other human interest stories. There are also references in many of the articles to the service men and women who attended the University of Washington.
1943-1945
Alice M. Smith scrapbook
1 volume
Invitations, receipts for tuition payments, certificates, commencement programs, correspondence, and other materials from Alice Maude Smith's medical career.
Alice Maude Smith was born in 1868. She was a M.D. and a writer. Dr. Smith was a member of the American Medical Association, the League of Women Writers, and the Woman's Legislative League of Washington. She practiced medicine in Tacoma for more than 40 years. She wrote under the pseudonyms of Alice Smith Scoville, Sutton Broome, Smith Sutton Brome, Scovill Smith and Scovill Smith Brome.
1895-1914
Cecil "Cec" Smith scrapbook
1 volume
The Cecil Smith scrapbook primarily contains clippings, photographs, programs, dance cards, and other items that document the early musical career of Seattle area lawyer, musician, and popular dance band leader. The majority of the material in the scrapbook deals with Smith's musical engagements, although some later clippings and other pieces concern his graduation from law school and admittance to the bar. Of particular interest are several publicity portraits of the young musician either on his own or with his jazz band in its various incarnations. Also included are a few photographs of well-known contemporary band leaders, such as Tommy Dorsey, Ted Fiorito, Red Nichols, and Fred Waring (and his Pennsylvanians), all autographed to Smith. Other items of note are the manuscript lyrics and a copyright application receipt for a song composed by Smith.
Cecil H. Smith (1905-1988), credited with being the first attorney to open his own office in the city of Bellevue, Washington, earned a law degree from the University of Washington while simultaneously supporting himself as the leader of a popular local dance band during the Depression. Born Cecil Haven Smith on June 15, 1905, in Bellingham, Washington, Smith played drums in the Whatcom High School band and spent several years following his graduation from high school working in a factory by day and playing in dance bands at night. In 1926, he entered the University of Washington's School of Architecture, but abandoned his studies after a year, finding it more profitable to continue working as a musician, generally using the name Cec Smith. He re-enrolled at the University in 1929 after deciding to pursue a degree in business, but continued to maintain a very active schedule with his band, which went by several names, including the Planters (after the Plantation Café, where they frequently performed). Smith's bands played at most of the important social events on campus and went on two tours of Asia during summer vacations. Smith eventually received a law degree and passed the Washington State bar examination in 1936. He worked as a title examiner and for the War Labor Board before moving with his wife, Bernice (a longtime interlibrary loan librarian at the University of Washington), to Bellevue, setting up a practice downtown in the Jenkins Building after the Second World War. After the move, Smith continued to lead a band that played frequently at Eastside social functions until the mid-1950s, when he became interested in local politics. In later life, Smith continued to be active in local civic and fraternal organizations, including the Bellevue Kiwanis Club and the Shrine (playing in the Shrine Band and writing arrangements). An avid traveler and amateur photographer, Smith frequently gave travel lectures, illustrated with his own slides, in the years before his death on July 15, 1988.
1923-1937
Charles Jackson Smith scrapbook
1 volume
The Charles J. Smith scrapbook appears to have been started by his wife, Elizabeth McMillan Smith, in 1896. The first leaf, which is now detached, has an inscription in ink: "Mrs. C. J. Smith, June 3rd, 1896" on one side, while the other side has a pasted-on clipping from a magazine article with an illustration showing the veranda of Mr. Harry Payne Whitney's house in Newport, Rhode Island, as well as an original photograph showing C. J. Smith at the wheel of a yacht (possibly in Newport). The volume is probably missing several leaves, but what remains is primarily comprised of mounted clippings from newspapers of articles, notices, and political cartoons which document Smith's involvement with the Oregon Improvement Company and its successor, the Pacific Coast Company (1896-1898); a proposed plan for the Northern Pacific Railway Company to build a new depot in Seattle (1899); and the senatorial campaign of Samuel H. Piles (1905). Most of the clippings have had their dates trimmed; it is likely that a few of these, which relate to family or business concerns in the Midwest, are of an earlier date. Also laid in at the front is another copy of the 1898 clipping from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer included in the volume detailing Smith's resignation from the Pacific Coast Company and a handwritten note written by Elizabeth Howe, dated November 1, 1978, discussing Lord and Lady Brassey's visit to Seattle during their around the world voyage on their yacht, Sunbeam, and the publication of Lady Brassey's subsequent book about their travels. It is not clear if the note has any connection to the picture of Smith at the helm of a boat or if the note has any relationship to the scrapbook at all.
Charles Jackson Smith (1854-1924) was a highly-successful Seattle businessman and civic leader who served as one of the organizers of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Born in Nicholasville, Kentucky, Smith grew up in Kansas City, where he found employment in the railroad industry after graduating from Blackburn University in 1870. He first came to the Pacific Northwest in 1880 as an assistant comptroller for the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company, but later moved to New York as he advanced within the company. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1889, relocating to Portland, Oregon, to serve as the General Manager of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company, but moved to Seattle the following year to become Vice President and General Manager of the Oregon Improvement Company (OIC), remaining in that role through 1897. When the OIC was purchased by the Pacific Coast Company in December 1897, Smith was receiver and continued as General Manager of the new company. By 1898, he had gone into business for himself, amassing a fortune through shrewd real estate investments and numerous other business and banking ventures. Smith was active in many organizations, including the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Rainier Club. In 1880, he married Elizabeth McMillan (1859-1930) in Kansas City. The couple had five children. Smith, who also was a patron of the arts, was acknowledged to have a fine tenor voice and enjoyed singing at social gatherings and other public occasions.
1896-1899
Everett Smith scrapbook
1 volume
The Everett Smith scrapbook is a single volume containing ephemera following the life of Edward Everett Smith between the years of 1878 and 1933. The scrapbook primarily focuses on two parts of Smith's life: his time at Yale between the years of 1879 and 1885, and his professional career in Seattle as a judge from 1912 until 1933. The scrapbook also contains various photographs (presumably from his vacations), personal correspondence, high school report cards, and obituaries written about Smith's death. The scrapbook includes a label that reads "Everett T. Smith," added at a later date, but the actual volume makes no reference to an Everett T. Smith. The initials written on the side of the book are E.E.S. and the contents of the scrapbook mention an Edward Everett Smith, an E. Everett Smith and an Everett Smith.
Seattle attorney and judge Edward Everett Smith (1862-1933) was born in Derby, Connecticut. After graduating from Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, Connecticut in 1879, Smith enrolled at Yale University. He graduated from Yale in 1883, but went back for two more years to earn his law degree in 1885. Smith then moved to Seattle and began practicing as an attorney. In 1912, he was appointed to serve on the King County Superior Court and served in this position until 1933. Smith was an active advocate for troubled youth both off and on the bench.
1878-1933
James Allen Smith scrapbooks
9 volumes
The J. Allen Smith scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings on the topics of socialism, labor issues, international relations, and World War I. The University of Washington is also prominently featured, with a focus on UW Presidents Kane and Suzzallo. Several volumes contain editorials by William Randolph Hearst. Volume 3 documents the Sunset Telephone Company's strike during the summer of 1900. The contents of volume 6 have been glued into the pages of a printed book, while the contents of volume 9 appear to have been glued over the pages of a diary.
James Allen Smith (1860-1926) was a professor of political science at the University of Washington from 1892-1924 and served as a graduate school dean from 1911 to 1920. Prior to his work at University of Washington, he was a professor of economics and sociology at Marietta College from 1895 to 1897. Smith Hall on the UW campus is named in his honor.
1891-1919
Henry Snively scrapbook
1 volume
The Henry Snively scrapbook contains newspaper clippings that can be divided into two main themes: the law and politics. Several articles cover court cases (primarily from Yakima) for which Snively worked as a lawyer, new laws, public notices, summons, and the grand jury. Articles about politics focus on the Democratic Party and voting results. An undated Democratic sample ballot is also in the scrapbook. The articles come from various newspapers including the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Oregonian and Spokesman Review.
Yakima lawyer and politician Henry J. Snively (1856-1930) was born in Virginia to Ambrose and Elizabeth (Harritt) Snively. In 1879, he received his law degree from the University of Virginia and subsequently practiced law in West Virginia for seven years. In 1886, Snively moved to North Yakima and continued to practice law there. Additionally, Snively was an active Democrat and was elected as the district attorney for Yakima and Kittitas counties in both 1886 and 1888. He also successfully ran for state legislature in 1891. His campaigns for the positions of Washington Attorney General in 1889 and Washington Governor in 1892, however, were not successful.
1895-1910
Bernice F. Stern scrapbooks
25 volumes
These scrapbooks contain materials pertaining to Stern's leadership of the Council of Jewish Women, her civil rights efforts, and other aspects of her political and social life.
Bernice F. Stern was a civic leader and public official in King County, Washington. Stern was an active member of the Council of Jewish Women and a member of the King County Council (1970-1979). She was concerned with women's issues as well as environmental and community planning.
Received from Bernice Stern in various installments from 1972-2006, and from Charlotte Jacobs, 1981.
1925-2002
George Wellington Stoddard scrapbooks
5 volumes
The George Wellington Stoddard scrapbooks contain mainly newspaper clippings, but also some photographs and promotional materials documenting Stoddard's work both as an independent architect and as a partner in the George W. Stoddard-Huggard & Associates firm. In addition to these volumes, the collection also includes one box with additional loose clippings, limited correspondence, and a selection of programs, certificates, and other ephemera relating to Stoddard's career and his architectural projects.
George Wellington Stoddard (1896-1967) was a prominent Seattle-area architect who specialized in residential architecture early in his career, but later received several notable public commissions, including Overlake High School (1946), Memorial Stadium (1947), Green Lake Aqua Theatre (1950), and the South Stands at Husky Stadium (1950). Stoddard trained at the University of Illinois, served in the military during the First World War, and joined his father's architectural firm in Seattle (which was renamed Stoddard and Son) after the war. Following his father's death in 1929, he began George Wellington Stoddard & Associates. In 1955, he went into partnership with Francis E. Huggard as George W. Stoddard-Huggard & Associates, Architects and Engineers. Stoddard was a member of the Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as president of the chapter in 1946-1947. He retired from practice in 1960.
1931-1967
Streetcar strike scrapbooks
3 volumes
The streetcar strike scrapbooks contain full editions of three Seattle newspapers, the Post-Intelligencer, the Seattle Star, and the Seattle Daily Times from July and August 1917. The start date of all of the newspapers is July 16, 1917, so it is assumed that they were collected to document the history of the Seattle streetcar strike. In each of these newspapers there are various articles about and photographs of the 1917 strike. Additionally, advertisements created by The Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company, which try to portray the striking streetcar employees in a negative light, are also included in the scrapbooks.
Seattle and Tacoma streetcar employees of the Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company went on strike on July 16, 1917. The strike was in protest of the firing of seven Tacoma streetcar workers who were involved with union activities. Striking employees demanded recognition of their union and better working conditions, including an eight-hour working day, the elimination of swing runs, and a pay increase. On several occasions, the Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company tried to continue running streetcars throughout the strike, but their attempts were not successful. The company brought in drivers from the East, but many of these new drivers, seeing the conditions, also decided to join the strike. Additionally, public support lay behind the streetcar employees, as an estimated 80 to 90 percent of citizens supported this strike. Eventually, many of the issues between the two parties were solved through an arbitration board. The Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company recognized the right of its employees to affiliate with the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees around October 1, 1917.
1917
Annie Hall Strong scrapbook
1 volume
The Annie Hall Strong scrapbook primarily contains newspaper clippings about Strong's life and interests after the death of her husband, former Alaska governor J.F.A. Strong. These clippings particularly focus on Strong's trips around the world and her speaking engagements about her travels. The volume also contains clippings about school reunions and the history of Seattle, including historic photographs and obituaries of pioneer families. Additionally, there are a few photographs of family members and family burial plots in the back of the scrapbook. Most of the clippings are not labeled, but those that are range in date from 1934 through 1953 and come from the Seattle Star, the Post-Intelligencer and the Alaska Weekly.
Annie Hall Strong, the second wife of former Alaska governor J.F.A. Strong, was born Anna Hall in Nevada City, California in 1870. After graduating from Seattle High School in 1888, she went to France and Germany to study music. In 1896, she married John Franklin Alexander Strong. Together they participated in the Klondike and Nome gold rushes. Between the years of 1913 and 1918, Strong served as the first lady of Alaska Territory. After the death of her husband, Strong was based in Seattle and continued to travel the world. She often participated in speaking engagements at venues throughout the Puget Sound area in which she lectured about her travel experiences. Strong passed away on April 23, 1947.
1934-1953
Henry G. Struve scrapbooks
2 volumes
These scrapbooks contain clippings about politics in Washington state in the late 19th century.
Henry G. Struve was born in Germany in 1836. He came to the United States in 1853, where he lived in New York City and California before moving to Vancouver, Washington in 1860. In 1865, he was first elected to the house of the territorial legislature and later worked as the secretary of Washington Territory. In 1879, Struve moved to Seattle, where he formed the law partnership Struve & Leary, which changed names and partners a number of times throughout its existence. He was elected mayor of Seattle in both 1882 and 1883.Struve was also interested in historical research, and was active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was married to Lascelle Knighton and had four children, Harry, Helen, Frederick, and Mary. He died while traveling in New York City on June 13, 1905.
1890-1891
Henry Suzzallo scrapbooks
2 volumes
These scrapbooks, which were compiled by Edith Moore Suzzallo, document Henry Suzzallo's presidency at the University of Washington.
Henry Suzzallo was president of the University of Washington from 1915 to 1926; president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from 1913 to1933; arbitrator of the National War Labor Policies Board; and chairman of the Washington State Council of Defense from 1917 to1918. He also worked toward the adoption of better living and working conditions for loggers in the lumber industry. He died in 1933. Glenn Hughes, who founded the University of Washington (UW) Dramatic Art Department under Henry Suzzallo, described him as “a brilliant man, small and dynamic--the Napoleon of higher education.” The characterization was apt; Suzzallo’s career was marked by both tremendous achievement and bitter controversies. He was born in 1875 to Croatian immigrants. Following a sickly childhood, Suzzallo began college at the State Normal School in his home town of San Jose, California, lacking both the money and the grades to attend his first choice, Stanford. After two years he graduated, taking a teaching job in a two-room school in Alviso, California. His degree from the Normal School and money from teaching removed the academic and financial barriers, allowing him to attend Stanford. For the next eighteen years, Suzzallo would shuffle between Stanford and Columbia, first pursuing his education, and later as a faculty member at both institutions. During this time, he managed to win himself an increasingly prestigious reputation. When the UW began searching for a new president in 1914, Suzzallo’s name was on the short list of candidates. In 1914, the UW was a small frontier college undergoing the first growing pains of becoming a major university. It claimed an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, small by the standards of the major American universities of the time, but still a tremendous increase over previous years. It also suffered from a less-than-robust budget. James R. Angell, the Regents’ first choice for president, declined the job, primarily because he considered the UW underfunded. Suzzallo was the Regents’ second choice, and he accepted the challenge. Even though money never flowed freely, he did prove remarkably adept at squeezing funding from both private donors and the Legislature. Plans for a magnificent new library, patterned after a medieval cathedral, symbolized his success in expanding the size of the campus and the prestige of the university. (The library would eventually bear his name). During this time, enrollment had burgeoned to over 10,000. Suzzallo further augmented his stature in the state during World War I, when he was president of the Washington Council of Defense, which had primary responsibility for the state’s war effort. The “Napoleon of higher education” was not to be spared his Waterloo, however. The 1924 election of governor Roland Hartley would shatter the relative calm of Suzzallo’s presidency. Hartley won on a platform promising government retrenchment and lower taxes. He also had a record of long-standing antagonism towards the UW, which he saw as a hotbed of socialism. “Education is a fine thing,” he acknowledged, “but that is not all there is to the game of life.” The year of the election, Suzzallo had published his book Our Faith in Education, written primarily to present the case for higher education against those who wanted to limit it in favor of tax reduction. Not surprisingly, Hartley’s parsimony quickly conflicted with Suzzallo’s educational vision. Suzzallo’s high salary--$18,000 a year, larger than any other state official--made him and the University especially vulnerable to attack. Not only did Hartley want to curtail university expenditures, he also proposed overhauling the funding and administration system for the state’s colleges and universities. Suzzallo did nothing to hide his strong objections to the governor’s agenda. The battle spread to the Legislature and the Board of Regents, both Suzzallo allies. Each camp insisted adamantly, if implausibly, that it represented a political virtue intent on rescuing higher education from the political machinations of its opponents. Hartley overcame the obstacle of the recalcitrant Regents by removing members supportive of Suzzallo. The Board, now dominated by Hartley’s new appointees, put Suzzallo on indefinite leave-of-absence when he refused to resign. Suzzallo’s ouster created a political firestorm, although a petition drive for a gubernatorial recall election, despite early momentum, sputtered, and failed to collect the required number of signatures. Suzzallo was flooded immediately with job offers. He decided to accept election as chairman of the board of the Carnegie Foundation. He remained affiliated with the Carnegie Foundation until complications following a heart attack in Seattle claimed his life on September 25, 1933.
1915-1920
Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity scrapbook
1 volume
The Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, as well as some programs and other pieces of ephemera covering the 1938 celebration held in Seattle, Washington. Many of the items, including articles from the Seattle newspaper Svenska posten are in Swedish.
The Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity was formed in 1937 to plan local area celebrations in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States at Delaware. The group initially was comprised of fifty-eight Swedish churches, lodges, and other organizations. The main events of the festival, which took place on July 9 and 10, 1938, included a large pageant at the Civic Auditorium in Seattle and an outdoor celebration held at the Vasa park resort on Lake Sammamish.
1937-1938
Mamie Thompson scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains University of Washington memorabilia.
1920-1921
Reginald Heber Thomson scrapbook
1 volume
The Reginald Heber Thomson scrapbook covers Thomson's second term as Seattle City Engineer. It includes newspaper coverage of the Lake Union Sewer Tunnel, the Great Northern Tunnel, street paving and regrading projects, as well as Thomson's brief removal from office in 1894. The following individuals are featured prominently: Mayor James T. Ronald; Public Works Commissioners J.W. Van Brocklin, Jesse Cochran and J.N. Wolfe; and City Engineer Edwin Hall. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, a portrait of Thomson (pages 25 and 27), a business card containing handwritten notes, and typewritten correspondence from November 1937.
Reginald Heber Thomson (1856-1949) served multiple terms as Seattle City Engineer from 1883 to 1886, from 1892 to 1911, and from 1930 to 1931. He was born in Hanover, Indiana in 1856, and graduated from Hanover College in 1877 with a doctorate in philosophy. After graduating, Thomson moved to Oakland, California and briefly taught mathematics at the Healdsburg Institute (later known as Pacific Union College). Thomson arrived in Seattle on September 25, 1881. During his tenure as Seattle City Engineer, he constructed much of Seattle's municipal infrastructure, including the city sewer system, the paving and regrading of downtown Seattle streets, and the construction of the Great Northern Tunnel. He was also instrumental in creating the Cedar River watershed, City Light, the Port of Seattle, and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. The Seattle Board of Public Works removed Thomson from office briefly in February 1894, but Mayor James T. Ronald reversed the decision, instead removing two members of the Board and reinstating Thomson. From 1916 to 1922, Thomson was a member of the Seattle City Council, yet he continued as an engineering consultant during this time, working on projects including the Lake Washington Floating Bridge and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Immediately prior to his death, Thomson wrote his autobiography, That Man Thomson, which was published posthumously. Thomson died in Seattle in 1949.
Gift of Mrs. Frank J. Morrill November 8, 1955.
1892-1907
Tolmie family scrapbook
1 volume
Clippings about W.F. Tolmie, S.F. Tolmie, and other members of the Tolmie family
Best known for managing the Nisqually farm of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (an agricultural subsidiary of the Hudson's Bay Company) , Dr. William Fraser Tolmie played a key role in the Company's development of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia in the mid-nineteenth century. His personal observations about the region's landscape, plant life, and Native Americans have endured as a rich primary source of regional history. Tolmie was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1812, where he received a classical education. He went on to Glasgow University where he became doctor of medicine in 1832 at the age of twenty. Although medicine was his profession, botany was his hobby and is a prevalent theme in his writings. After receiving his medical degree, Tolmie went to work for the Hudson's Bay Company at Ft. Vancouver in what is now Washington State. In 1833 he was one of three doctors at the fort, leaving little for him to do medically. During this time Tolmie pursued other interests in botany and religion and has been credited with giving the region's Native Americans their first formal religious instruction. Supervisors at Ft. Vancouver had recognized that the young doctor possessed valuable leadership skills in addition to his medical knowledge, and within a few months gave him leadership roles outside Vancouver that shaped the rest of his long career with the Hudson's Bay Company and its subsidiary, the Puget Sound Agricultural Company (PSAC). The Company first sent Tolmie to Nisqually, south of Puget Sound, where he was based from August until December of 1833. During his stay there, Tolmie was the first white man to attempt to climb Mt. Rainier and recorded the expedition in his journal. After his service at Nisqually, Tolmie was sent to Ft. McLoughlin on Milbank Sound (now part of British Columbia) as a trader, doctor, and Indian affairs man. Tolmie took an interest in the Native Americans and soon learned to speak many of their dialects. He stayed at Ft. McLoughlin until February 1836, except for two absences. In May 1834 he accompanied an expedition led by Peter Ogden on the Stickine River, and in 1834 he spent the summer at Ft. Simpson in northern British Columbia. Also while he was at Ft. McLoughlin, Tolmie started the first circulating library in the region. In 1836, Tolmie returned to Ft. Vancouver, where he again lacked patients but developed his skills as a shrewd and skillful trader with Native Americans. He stayed at Vancouver for four years and acted as a trouble shooter whenever conflicts developed between the Company and nearby settlers. In 1841 Tolmie took a two-year leave of absence to return to Europe where he studied new developments in medicine and learned to speak Spanish. After his return to Ft. Vancouver in 1843, Tolmie received an appointment as superintendent of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company's Nisqually farm. He received the post largely because of his agricultural interests and leadership skills, and soon implemented a hierarchical labor system with Native Americans and European indentured servants. Troubles between the British-owned Nisqually farm and the American settlers became a constant problem for Tolmie, especially after the farm became part of American territory after 1846. In 1856 Tolmie was promoted to Chief Factor of Ft. Nisqually, although he had been doing commensurate work all along. In 1859 the Hudson's Bay Company transferred Tolmie to Victoria at the time of gold excitement on the Fraser River, but he still remained the Chief Factor and business head of the Nisqually farm until the PSAC sold the farm to the US in 1870. At Victoria he was in charge of the farms on Vancouver Island, was elected to the board of management of the Hudson's Bay Company, and at the same time conducted Nisqually's business affairs by mail. Tolmie also began focusing more of his attention on his family and politics. He had married the daughter of a Hudson's Bay Company's Chief Factor and had seven children, including Simon Fraser, who later became Premier of British Columbia. Tolmie's political career had begun at Nisqually in 1846 when he represented Lewis County at the Oregon legislature. In 1860 Tolmie became a member of the House of Legislature Assembly and when the Province of British Columbia was created he represented Victoria in the Legislature until ending his political career in 1878. He had officially retired from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870, after 37 years of service. Tolmie passed his remaining years on an 11,000 acre farm outside Victoria named Cloverdale. There he raised a large herd of cattle and engaged in considerable agricultural activity. He also was credited with introducing the dahlia, acacia, and the strawberry to this region. He died in 1886 at the age of 74.
1930s
Walter H. Tuesley scrapbook
1 volume
The Walter H. Tuesley scrapbook primarily consists of newspaper clippings which can be classified into three general categories: the alumni of the University of Washington, the 1916 inauguration of Henry Suzzallo as President of the University of Washington (this category also includes ephemera), and court cases. The court case clippings focus on quirkier cases and those found in the juvenile court system. The clippings date from October 1915 through February 1917, and come from a variety of Seattle newspapers, including the Times, the Post-Intelligencer, and the Star.
Walter Harold Tuesley (1892-1972) was born in Tacoma, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1917 with a degree in journalism. He later worked as a salmon broker for the Kelley-Clarke Company in Seattle, where he eventually became a partner. As a member of the History Committee, he was a co-author of the anniversary publication entitled History of the University Club of Seattle (1963).
1915-1917
U.S. Fuel Administration for Washington scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook documents the work and the activities of the U.S. Fuel Administration for Washington during World War I.
During World War I, the Federal government established the Federal Fuel Administration by Executive Order 2690. Among other activities, the Federal Fuel Administration managed the use of coal and oil, introduced daylight savings time, shortened the work weeks for civilian goods factories, and encouraged Heatless Mondays.
1917-1918
John J. Underwood scrapbook
1 volume
The John J. Underwood scrapbook contains clippings of reviews and other articles about his book, Alaska: An Empire in the Making (1913). These clippings come from publications from a variety of locations in both the United States and Canada. The scrapbook also contains a few pieces of correspondence relating to Underwood's writings.
Born in 1871, John J. Underwood traveled the world and spent over 14 years in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Based on these experiences, he wrote the book Alaska: An Empire in the Making. A descriptive travel narrative about Alaska and its customs, the book was published in 1913. Underwood later moved to Seattle and wrote for the Seattle Daily Times and was a representative for the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
1913-1916
Dillis B. Ward scrapbooks
5 volumes
The first volume of the Dillis B. Ward scrapbook contains clippings of printed material. This scrapbook apparently was assembled by Ward, then added to by an unknown person after Ward's death. This volume contains mainly articles, prose, obituaries, and some images from several sources, including the Seattle Daily Times, Methodist Recorder, and the Puget Sound Weekly Courier. Also included are the obituaries for Ward and his wife, Sarah Byles Ward, as well as a typed list of the attendees of the Byles family reunion in 1932. The second of the Ward scrapbooks contains clippings of articles, mainly from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, dated 1898 through 1903. Also likely assembled by Ward, this volume has a handwritten title on the cover: "Scrapbook, vol. 2 Personal (Mention) Items-1898, D.B. Ward." The content of the articles is mainly centered on the development of the city of Seattle and the work of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. It includes some annotations and printed imagery of the Washington State booth at the Omaha exposition of 1898. The final three volumes contain clippings from Edmond S. Meany's "Living Pioneers of Washington" column, which appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The first of these volumes contains material covering the years 1915-1919. It also includes several annotations, presumably by Ward, whose portrait is pasted inside of the back cover, and whose signature and initials appear throughout the scrapbook. A second "Living Pioneers of Washington" scrapbook includes mainly undated clippings, but there are some written dates indicating that this collection was started in 1919, as well as the same Ward portrait. A final scrapbook, possibly of unrelated provenance, also contains clippings from "Living Pioneers of Washington," as well as obituaries of Washington pioneers. These clippings are not in chronological order, but range from 1915 to 1917. Additionally, the scrapbook contains manuscript notes (in a different hand) on some of the articles with the word "dead" inscribed.
Dillis Burgess Ward (1838-1922) was one of the early pioneers of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Kentucky, he moved with his family to Arkansas in 1844, then traveled with them across the plains to Salem, Oregon in 1853. Ward would later write about this experience in Across the Plains in 1853 (1911). After six years of working on his father's farm, Ward moved to Seattle in 1859. He accepted his first job at the Yesler sawmill, and later worked hauling lime and stone materials to the Territorial University of Washington campus for its first building. Ward would eventually attend the university as student. Ward also held many other positions throughout his career. With his brothers, Ward started both the Seattle Chronicle and the Post, the predecessors of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. For seven years, he headed the Industrial School at the Skokomish Indian Reservation. He also served a term on the Territorial Legislature in 1879. Ward was heavily involved in the real estate and development of Seattle, and was hired to promote Washington State at the Trans Mississippi International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska in 1898. Ward was also appointed high bailiff to the Superior Court under Judge R.B. Albertson in 1905, a position he held for over 15 years. He married Sarah Isabella Byles in 1863 and they had six children. Their eldest daughter, Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ward, would later marry University of Washington professor, Edmond S. Meany.
1859-1956
Arthur Churchill Warner scrapbook
1 volume
The Arthur Churchill Warner scrapbook contains mainly assorted newspaper clippings. The majority of these articles are related to nature, including Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, and John Muir. The scrapbook also contains clippings of poetry, jokes, and society news. A flier announcing the organization of an Alpine Club is also included.
Pioneering photographer Arthur Churchill Warner (1864-1943) was born in Granby, Massachusetts. Growing up in Minnesota, he studied photography and, in 1886, moved to the West Coast as a photographer for the Northern Pacific Railway. Warner settled in Seattle and began taking and selling photographs of the growing city. In 1888, he joined a Mount Rainier climbing expedition with John Muir. Warner was the first person to use a camera to record the summit of Mount Rainier. His account of the ascent was posthumously published in "The Mountaineer" in 1956. Warner continued working in photography for the greater part of his life, and many of his photographs are held by the University of Washington Libraries.
1888-1941
Frederick Beattie University of Washington Ambulance Corps scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains photographs, telegrams, maps, and the Section Log of Section 571, which describes the Ambulance Corps' activities during World War I. The log includes a brief history of the Corps' formation, lists of the soldiers belonging to Section 571, as well as the soldiers' transfers, accounts of where they went and what they did, and even a poem written by one of its members. The scrapbook also contains four hand-drawn maps. Two of these maps trace the unit's journey from Italy into France, and two others trace the routes that they drove along the Western Front. There are also telegrams from the Fathers Association of the University of Washington Ambulance Corps, and some of the demobilization records. The scrapbook also contains three photographs of the Ambulance Corps, as well as an account book that belonged to Frederick G. Beattie while he was with Section 571.
The University of Washington's Ambulance Corps formed shortly after the United States entered World War I in 1917. It was organized by University of Washington students in the spring of 1917 as a volunteer Red Cross unit, Ambulance Company 12, with D.C. Hall as commanding officer. Ambulance Co. 12 was reorganized into three Sections of the United States Army Ambulance Service. Section 571, with 1st Lieutenant Frederick G. Beattie, departed for France on August 29, 1918, and subsequently served at various points along the Western Front. They returned to the United States in April 1919, and were demobilized in May 1919. Frederick G. Beattie enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 17, 1917. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in September and was subsequently made the commanding officer of 571 Section United States Army Ambulance Service. He served at St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne as part of the American Expeditionary Forces from June 1918 to April 1919. He received an honorable discharge in May 1919, and subsequently settled in Michigan.
Gift of Frederick G. Beattie, Detroit, Michigan, February 1968.
Printed map of the Western Front in German removed and cataloged separately (G5701.S65 1918 W4).
1917-1919
University of Washington Committee on Public Exercises
1 volume
Inaugural worksheets from 1947
1947
University of Washington Bureau of Community Development scrapbook
1 volume
The scrapbook contains clippings and photographs relating to the work of the Bureau of Community Development. Most of the clippings discuss the activities of the Community Study Groups and are roughly organized by town, including Glenwood, White Salmon, Battleground, Bingen, Trout Lake, Winlock, Belfair, Toledo, and Port Angeles.
Created in 1950 by Raymond B. Allen, the Bureau of Community Development was an experimental program that provided a community consultant to and guidelines for Community Study Groups. The Bureau was part of the Division of Adult Education, and was headed by Richard W. Poston. As part of this program, communities would form groups to study themselves, assess problems, and propose solutions.
1951-1952
University of Washington Committee on Public Exercises
1 volume
This scrapbook contains materials from the inauguration of University of Washington President Raymond B. Allen.
1946
University of Washington, College of Forest Resources scrapbook
1 volume
The College of Forest Resources scrapbook contains clippings, ephemera, and photographs. There are newspaper clippings about the forestry program, forestry, the Arboretum, and the department's students, faculty, and activities, most notably Garb Day. There are a few photographs of department members, and pieces of ephemera for Garb Day and other programs.
The University of Washington's School of Forestry was established in 1907 and became the College of Forestry in 1911. It accepted its first Ph. D. candidates in 1933, and awarded its first doctorate in 1936. In 1967, it became the College of Forest Resources and began to shift its focus to natural resources.
1940-1975
University of Washington, Lewis and Clark Halls scrapbook
1 volume
This scrapbook contains clippings from the University of Washington Daily and the Independent that refer to Lewis and Clark Halls and residents of the Halls. The names of residents and their dormitories are underlined in red ink.
Built in 1896, Lewis Hall originally housed men. Clark Hall, which was built in the same year, was for women students. In 1922, Lewis Hall also became a women's dormitory. In 1939, Lewis Hall was renovated into classrooms and offices.
1934-1935
University of Washington, Department of Education scrapbook
1 volume
The College of Education scrapbook is chiefly comprised of newspaper clippings about education and the Department of Education at the University of Washington. Many of the clippings are articles by or about Francis Powers, who was part of the Education faculty at this time. There are also two envelopes of loose materials in this scrapbook. One contains programs, clippings, and other ephemera from 1931-1939, and the other contains duplicates of articles from 1938.
1931-1940
University of Washington Library scrapbooks
8 volumes
These scrapbooks contain clippings and ephemera that highlight the buildings, staff, and general work and activities of the University of Washington Libraries.
For its first fifty years, the University of Washington library had been housed in a succession of temporary spaces culminating in a series of inadequate quarters in Denny Hall. It was then moved to a building originally constructed in 1909 for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, but considerably remodeled to accommodate a collection of 40,000 books. Ground was broken for President Suzzallo's proposed library in April 1923 and the new library was opened in January 1927, with 175,000 volumes and a spectacular reading room. The South Wing was completed in 1935, but the original plan for a 300 foot high carillon book tower was finally abandoned. More space was gained in building projects in 1947 and 1963. The most recent addition was the massive addition of the Kenneth S. Allen Library in 1990, necessary to house the multi-million volume collection and various public and technical services.
1938-1969
University of Washington Library School scrapbooks
2 volumes
These scrapbooks contain ephemera, clippings, and photographs pertaining to the University of Washington Library School.
The School of Librarianship was established at the University of Washington in 1911 and has been accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1926. The School was the first librarianship program established west of the Mississippi and the first to establish a law librarianship program (in 1939.) On August 23rd, 1983 the School adopted the Graduate School of Library and Information Science as its new title. The School offered two new programs in the Fall of 2000, a B.S. in Informatics and a Ph.D. in Information Science, in addition to moving its quarters to Mary Gates Hall. The School officially changed its name to the "Information School" on July 1st, 2001 and became the UW's sixteenth separately organized school and college. Previously, the School had been located within the Graduate School.
1930-1940
University of Washington School of Nursing scrapbook
1 volume
The University of Washington School of Nursing scrapbook chiefly contains newspaper clippings about nurses, national nursing organizations, meetings and conventions, nursing education, the University of Washington's School of Nursing, public health, and hospitals. A considerable portion of the volume documents the 1922 National Convention of the Nursing Associations held in Seattle, Washington. In addition to clippings, this joint meeting (which brought together the American Nurses' Association, National League of Nursing Education, and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing) is represented by a few pieces of ephemera, including a program with a delegate's ribbon laid in, as well as a placard pasted into the front of the volume. A separate set of materials not pasted into the scrapbook appears to relate mainly to a meeting of the Sectional Conference of the Graduate Nurses Associations, held in Glacier Park, Montana in 1919, but also includes clippings later in date.
The University of Washington School of Nursing was only the second school of nursing in the United States to be based in a university, and the first on the West Coast. As a result of the need for nurses in World War I, University of Washington President Henry Suzzallo recommended the development of a nursing education program, which began in 1918. Elizabeth Sterling Soule organized the Department of Nursing in the College of Science in 1921. The Department began offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1923. In 1932, the department received its own building on campus. In 1934 the Department of Nursing became a School of Nursing Education in the College of Arts and Sciences. Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees were approved in 1936. In 1945, Nursing became an independent school in the Division of Health Sciences with Elizabeth Soule as the first dean.
1919-1944
University of Washington scrapbooks
19 volumes
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about the University of Washington and its students, faculty, alumni, and campus. There are also numerous clippings about faculty research, student activities and sports (particularly football and crew), buildings, budgets, the Regents, and the state of Washington. Scrapbooks dating from the years of World War I and World War II include numerous clippings about students and alumni in the military, including their obituaries and their wedding announcements. Volume 1 also contains letters by and about students in the army, as well as two photographs. Some clippings and one photograph are loose. Volume 16 contains a pamphlet produced by the University of Washington Alumni Association regarding the Metropolitan Tract, entitled "The University's Ten Acres." Correspondents include Iver Carlson and William Gorham.
1892-1947
Washington State Museum scrapbook
1 volume
The Washington State Museum scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about the University's State Museum, now the Burke Museum, and its affiliated faculty. There are clippings about exhibits, collections, lectures, the activities of anthropology faculty, natural history, local Native Americans, and anthropology.
Members of the Young Naturalists Society founded the Museum in order to house their growing collection of natural history artifacts. In 1899, the Washington State Legislature designated it the Washington State Museum, and it became a museum of natural history and culture. In 1962, it was renamed the Burke Museum in honor of Judge Thomas Burke.
1929-1952
Washington State Social Security Department scrapbooks
6 volumes
The Washington State Social Security Department scrapbooks contain mainly Seattle-area newspaper clippings on federal and state relief, relief programs, social security, and unemployment. Volume 1 includes clippings and fliers roughly grouped by the themes of unemployment in King County, unemployment in greater Washington, unemployment in the United States, the back-to-the-land movement, and the social and economic significance of the Great Depression. Volume 2 contains clippings entirely from the Seattle Post Intelligencer. All of the clippings in volumes 3 and 4 come from the Seattle Times. In Volume 5, articles of similar themes are grouped together, including sections on the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and Governor Clarence Martin's administration. These articles come from a variety of newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest and are from the year 1934. Volume 6 includes clippings from a variety of Seattle-based newspapers.
1930-1938
Washington State Ferries scrapbook
1 volume
The Washington State Ferries scrapbook contains clippings, advertisements, and photographs arranged in six distinction sections. The unlabeled section includes newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and advertisement brochures that feature ferries found in Washington State. The 1950 section includes newspaper articles dating from that year which mention ferries in Washington, as well as a pamphlet. The News Stories 1951 section contains newspaper clippings about ferries in Washington, with a heavy focus on the State takeover of the Puget Sound Ferry system. A Newspaper Ads 1951 section consists of a variety of advertisements created by Washington State Ferries in 1951 to advertise their lines. The News stories 1952 section is made up of newspaper and magazine clippings from 1952 about Washington State Ferries. The Newspaper Ads 1952 section includes advertisements created by Washington State Ferries to advertise their lines. This section also includes numerous 1952 ferry schedules and a mock-up for a potential advertising brochure.
Puget Sound ferry service started in the early 1900s with routes provided by a number of companies. By 1935, however, only one company, the Puget Sound Navigation Company (commonly known as the Black Ball Line), was still providing ferry service. In 1951, the Puget Sound Navigation Company sold most of its terminals and ferries to the Washington Toll Bridge Authority (currently Washington State Ferries (WSF). In its first year of service, the state-operated ferry system carried approximately four million passengers. As of 2012, WSF was the largest ferry system in the United States with 10 routes and 20 terminals served by 28 vessels.
1938-1952
Douglass Welch scrapbooks
3 volumes
The Douglass Welch scrapbooks primarily contain newspaper clippings of humorous articles written by Welch (most likely from The Squirrel Cage series). The volumes also contain obituaries and remembrances of Welch. The first volume also includes short jokes and comedy pieces written by other authors. Most of the clippings in all three volumes have had their dates trimmed. The third volume includes some articles which were published posthumously; most of the clippings in this volume are not marked, but those that are date between August 1965 and November 1976 and come from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Journalist and humorist C. Douglass Welch (1906-1968) was best known for his syndicated column, "The Squirrel Cage," which was carried locally by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Born in Boston, Welch grew up in Tacoma, where his father was managing editor of the Tacoma News-Tribune. He attended the University of Washington and briefly worked for the Cleveland Plain Dealer upon graduating in 1928, but soon returned to Seattle where he worked as a reporter and feature writer first for the Seattle Times, and later for the Post-Intelligencer. "The Squirrel Cage," syndicated by King Features, ran in the Post-Intelligencer from 1958 until his death in 1968. Two posthumous collections of these columns, The Squirrel Cage (1976) and Neighbors and Other People (1978), were edited by his wife, Ruth Hecht Welch. In addition to his newspaper journalism, Welch wrote a large number of comic stories and pieces which were published in national magazines. Stories featuring the character of newspaper photographer "Happy" Digby subsequently were collected in a book, Mr. Digby (1945), and several of Welch's short pieces were adapted for radio and television.
1965-1976
Leigh Whitford scrapbook
1 volume
The Leigh Whitford scrapbook includes clippings from newspapers throughout the United States and British Columbia, as well as newsletters from the Metropolitan Detroit Council of American Youth Hostels, Inc. It focuses on youth hostel bicycle trips across the U.S. and in Europe. It also features newsletters from the Pacific Northwest Cycling Association, a July 1984 songbook compiled for the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Cycling Association's Mt. Rainier Wonderland Trail Trip, five newspaper clippings about square dancing in Seattle, a letter to Whitford from the American Bicyclist and Motorcyclist, and six loose photographs featuring groups of people and mountain scenery.
Leigh Whitford (1919-1988) was a World War II veteran and a member of the Pacific Northwest Cycling Association. Along with Rex Clark, in 1947 he refurbished the SS Atlanta, which was moored in Seattle's Lake Union, to serve as temporary housing for members of the American Youth Hostels Inc. and a meeting place for the University Cycle Club and the Pacific Northwest Cycling Association. He later lived in Tacoma, Washington.
1947-1984
Seattle Theatre scrapbooks
58 volumes
Scrapbooks from Seattle theatres including 5th Avenue Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Annex, Ashland, Broadway Performance Hall, Bathhouse, Dinner Theatre, Empty Space, Fringe, Intiman, Issaquah theatres, Kitsap and South King County Theatres, New City Theatre, The Moore Theatre, On the Boards, Paramount, Seattle Community Theatre, Puget Sound Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, theatre at the University of Washington, and other theatres no longer in operation at the time of the scrapbooks' compilation. Other scrapbooks consist of materials pertaining to funding organizations, galleries, museums, artist co-ops, the National Endowment of the Arts, buildings, and general theatre information.
1949-2010