Carolyn Dobbs Papers, 1968-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dobbs, Carolyn
CarolynDobbs Papers
1968-2006 (inclusive)
1.375 cubic feet
Collection Number
This collection documents the works of CarolynDobbs from 1968 to 2006, an Evergreen State College Faculty Member.
The Evergreen State College, Malcolm Stilson Archives and Special Collections.
Archives and Special Collections
Daniel J. Evans Library
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA
Telephone: 360-867-6126
Fax: 360-867-6790
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to the public with the exception of student works which require permission from the student or a FERPA release.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

CarolynDobbs was hired as faculty for the first year of instruction at The Evergreen State College. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in History--Political Science at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) in 1963. She then went to the University of Kentucky and received her Masters of Arts in Political Science in 1966. Then she went to the University of Washington to receive her Masters in Urban Planning in 1968. She continued on at the University of Washington receiving her Ph.D. in Urban Planning in 1971. Her involvement at Evergreen was extensive from the beginning in 1971 to 2007 when she earned emeritus status. She was in the Academic Affairs division of the core program called Urban planning from 1971-1987, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs from 1991-1992, Academic Dean of Academic Affairs from 1992-1994, Director of Graduate Program in Public Administration 1995-1998, and a Member of the Faculty and Academic Affairs from 1995-2007. She retired and was awarded faculty emeritus status in 2007 and returned as a faculty member from 2007-2008. She has been given Evergreen sabbaticals and sponsored research grants. For example, Large-scale, connected protected areas for fauna in 2006, Protected Areas in Ecuador, Chile, and Great Britain from 1998-99, Water Policy, focus on quantity and supply issues in 1995, Environmental Values in Selected British Children’s Literature in 1988, and Urban Growth Management in 1982. She was involved in many programs and Disappearing Task Forces (DTF) at Evergreen which include: Prior Learning from Experience/Cooperative Education Program, Center for Community Based Learning, Cooperative Education DTF, Day Care DTF, End of the Quarter Evaluation Process DTF, Enrollment DTF, Evaluate the Services and Activities Fees DTF, External Credit DTF, Faculty Hiring Committee DTF, International Studies DTF, Long Range Curriculum DTF, Long Term Hiring DTF, Office Automation DTF, Organic Farm DTF, President’s Search DTF, Program Review DTF, Public Service DTF, Space Usage DTF, Staff Faculty Status DTF, Strike Policy DTF, and the Transcript Review DTF. Currently, she has been employed at Bay End Consulting. Her position there was a Principal from 2008-2011. In the past she has worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky: Planning Technician and City Planner, 1964-66, University of Washington: Research Assistant, Bureau of Community Development, 1967-68, Predoctoral Teaching Associate, Department of Urban Planning, 1968-70, Instructor, and General and Interdisciplinary Studies, 1970-71. Recently on April 26th 2012, Washington’s National Park Fund’s Board of Directors and Advisors announced a new grant called The CarolynDobbs Environmental Science Grant. She also earned an academic achievement award. Activities outside of her role at Evergreen included American Library Association and Washington Library Association, American Museum of Natural History, Audubon Society, Cooper Point Association board of directors, Olympia Friends of the Library, Planning Association of Washington, American Planning Association, American Wildlands, Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation, Washington Environmental Council, Capitol Land Trust, Cascade Land Conservancy, Conservation International, Conservation Northwest, National Parks Conservation Association, Nisqually Land Trust, Keystone Conservation Alliance, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Wilderness Coalition, Wildlife Conservation Society, Zonta International of Olympia, Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees member and past president, Experimental Forest Citizens' Policy Review Committee chair, Thurston County Planning Commission member, Thurston County Agriculture Committee member, Small Farms Committee chair, McLane Elementary PTSO treasurer, Sierra Club treasurer, Thurston County Shoreline Committee chair, Yellowstone To Yukon Conservation Initiative, Member of Feasibility Committee for Extended Education at Evergreen and a member of the Extended Education Advisory Committee, and Member of Washington State Consortium for Study Abroad in Ecuador Evaluation Team. Her most current activities include: Washington State Forest Practices Board, appointed by Governor Gregoire, 2007-2011, Timberland Regional Library Foundation Board of Directors, President (several terms), 2000-2011 Washington’s National Park Fund, past chair from 2005-present, Vital Ground Foundation Board of Trustees from 2008-present, Capitol Land Trust Advisory Committee which is ongoing, McLane School Trail Committee which is ongoing, and Port of Olympia Economic Development Corporation Board.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts, personal notes, schedules, copies of assignments and labs for her programs, conference invitations, program planning, syllabus, and program descriptions, student evaluations of faculty and program evaluations, planning documents for the building SEM II, sabbatical requests, subcommittee documents, and pre-TESC documents documenting the work of CarolynDobbs from 1968 to 2006. The majority of this collection describes CarolynDobbs time at Evergreen with the exception of her early work from 1968-1971.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From The Evergreen State College Archives". Citations of specific materials should include the accession number, provenance and series title, file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description).

Restrictions on Use

Duplication by the archives in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of "fair use" or to display the materials.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Photos None
1/2 Urban Planning Resources 1 of 2 1968-1969
1/3 Urban Planning Resources 2 of 2 1968-1969
1/4 Reading and writing 1969
1/5 Title I Project 1 of 2 1970-1974
1/6 Title I Project 2 of 2 1970-1974
1/7 Faculty Meetings 1972
1/8 Correspondence 1973
1/9 Student Evaluations 1972-1979
1/10 Conservation Vistas 1973-1975
1/11 Urban Planning Contract 1973
1/12 Applied Environmental Studies 1974
1/13 Encountering America 1974
1/14 Title V Rural Development 1974
1/15 Newkaukum Hill Garg (Rolling Hills Estates Controversy) 1974-1975
1/16 Health: Individual and Community 1975
1/17 Ethics and Politics 1975-1976
2/1 Land Use Planning 1976
2/2 Grants 1976
2/3 RULE Summer Quarter 1976
2/4 Environmental, Chemistry, Ecology, and Politics (ECEP) Case Studies 1976
2/5 Faculty Unionization 1977
2/6 AJAX III: You and Your Community 1977
2/7 Environmental Studies self study questionaire 1977-1980
2/8 Project Proposals from Past Applied Environmental Studies 1977-1980
2/9 Planning Bibliographies 1978
2/10 Campus Hearing Board 1978
2/11 Faculty Meeting 1978-1979
2/12 Salmon programs 1979
2/13 South Prairies 1978-1980
2/14 Agriculture Publications 1979
2/15 As you sow a study of the small farm 1979
2/16 CPES Study Groups 1979
2/17 Curriculum Planning 1979-1980
2/18 Garfield School Project 1979-1980
2/19 Applied Environmental Studies 1981
3/1 Thurston County Agriculture Committee 1976
3/2 Thurston County Agriculture Committee 2 of 2 1977
3/3 Thurston County Agriculture Committee 1 of 2 1977
3/4 Thurston County Agriculture Committee 1978
4/1 Political Ecology 1980
4/2 Applied Environmental Studies 1981
4/3 Ecological Agriculture 1981
4/4 Timeframe for TLWV Urban Growth Study 1982
4/5 The Making of America 3 of 3 1983-1984
4/6 The Making of America 2 of 3 1983-1984
4/7 The Making of America 1 of 2 1983-1984
4/8 Political Economy 2 of 2 1984
4/9 Political Economy 1 of 2 1984-1985
4/10 Political Ecology 1984-1985
4/11 Geoduck Combat Training 1985
4/12 MES Studies 1985
4/13 Political Ecology Fall 1 of 3 1986
4/14 Political Ecology Fall 2 of 3 1986
4/15 Political Ecology Fall 3 of 3 1986
5/1 Sustainable Community Design program 1986
5/2 Childrens literature and psychology 1987
5/3 Political Ecology Winter 1988
5/4 Political Ecology Spring 1988
5/5 Accreditation 1989
5/6 North American Association of environmental education 1989
5/7 Multicultural Diversity 1989-1990
5/8 Native American Board of Advisors 1989-1990
5/9 Assessment Study Group 1989-1990
5/10 Governance 1990
5/11 Public Service Dollars 1990
5/12 Partnership for rural improvement 1991
5/13 Womens Meetings 1991
5/14 Specialty Area 1991-1992
5/15 Assessment 2 of 2 1991-1992
5/16 Assessment 1 of 2 1991-1992
6/1 Water Research 1995-1996
6/2 Sabbatical 1997-1998
6/3 Seminar building phase I 1998
6/4 Applied Project Spring 1998
6/5 Water 1997-1998
6/6 Mount Rainier 1999
6/7 Extended education 2003
6/8 Extended Education study 2003-2004
6/9 Extended Education study 2003-2004
6/10 Extended education analysis 2006

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural landscape management
  • Environmental ethics
  • Forest ecology
  • Organic farming
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Social sciences--Study and teaching (Higher)--Washington (State)--Olympia
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable aquaculture
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban economics
  • Urban policy
  • Personal Names :
  • Dobbs, Carolyn--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Evergreen State College. Faculty.
  • Mount Rainier National Park (Agency: U.S.).
  • Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee (Wash.) .