Charles and Marion Hessey films, circa 1939-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Charles and Marion Hessey films
Dates
circa 1939-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
95 reels (45,377 feet) : silent and sound, color and black and white ; 8mm and 16mm
Collection Number
PH1050
Summary
Films created by Charles and Marion Hessey of people skiing, hiking and camping in the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Mountains of Washington State
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Viewing copies are available for public use.

The original reels and duplicating masters are not accessible due to preservation concerns.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles "Chuck" Hessey (1908-1990) was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. He began skiing in Washington State as a young boy. In the 1920s, he began visiting the Gold Hill cabin on Morse Creek, owned by Clarence Truitt for access to backcountry ski areas. In the late 1930s, Hessey spent four winters living at the Gold Hill cabin and introducing youngsters to skiing. He met Marion Monter during one of those winters and they later married in 1954. Chuck Hessey began filming his outdoor activities in the 1930s. These included both ski trips in the Gold Hill and Crystal Mountain areas and hiking trips with the Yakima Boy Scout Troop 1 of which he was assistant scout master. During World War II, he served three years in the U.S. Army, stationed in India. He worked in medical supplies in the China-Burma-India theater of war.

Marion A. Monter Hessey (1916-2007) was born and raised in Yakima, Washington where her family owned a chicken hatchery. She graduated from the Yakima Business College, then worked at the Naches Ranger Station during World War II. She worked as bookkeeper and office manager for Gilbert Orchards for more than 40 years. Marion was a member of The Cascadians, an outdoor recreation and conservation club located in Yakima, from the early 1940s and joined The Mountaineers in 1945.

The Gold Hill Cabin was sold in the late 1940s to fifteen people, including Chuck Hessey and Marion Monter, who formed the Gold Hill Outdoor Club. The Hesseys spent weekends and vacations skiing with other club members using the cabin as their home base. Chuck and Marion both became very active members in the club with Marion serving as president for a time.

Chuck and Marion were well-known for exploring unknown areas of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains on skis and backpack trips. They documented many of their trips with film footage of the scenery, wildlife, and their skiing and hiking adventures. Several of the films that Chuck and Marion made were used as publicity to help create the North Cascades National Park, Glacier Peak Wilderness area, and the Crystal Mountain ski resort. Chuck also collaborated with David Brower and the Sierra Club to produce America's Alps , a film in support of the establishment of the North Cascades National Park.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Films of people skiing, hiking and camping in the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Mountains of Washington State. One notable aspect of the Hessey films is their support of conservation efforts. Many of their films are educational and explicitly urge preservation of wild lands. Also includes three films from Charles Hessey's World War II service in Louisiana and India.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Italicized film titles are copied from the films' title cards. Unitalicized titles have been derived from notes on film cans, the film leaders, or as descriptions of film content.

From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area is the title for an apparent series of several films which contain different, though occasionally overlapping, footage in the North Cascades area.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

HIKING, SKIING AND CAMPING, circa 1939-1964Return to Top

These films contain unedited or lightly edited footage of the Hesseys and their family and friends hiking and skiing in the Pacific Northwest.

Container(s) Description Dates
Boy Scout trips in the North Cascade and Chelan area
Charles ("Chuck") Hessey was assistant scout master of Yakima Boy Scout Troop 1.
circa 1939-1946
Boy Scouts in the Chelan area
circa 1939
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VC325 1
 Chelan #1
Boys, probably Boy Scouts, dive and swim in Lake Chelan and rivers. Two boys pose with fish they have caught. Boys hike near Park Creek Pass in the Cascade Mountains, and glissade down snowfields.
Original1 film reel (189 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939
VC325 2
 Chelan #2
A Boy Scout troop in the North Cascades. Two boys show the fish they have caught. Scenes of Lake Chelan and McGregor Lookout. Boys in Horseshoe Basin camp play horseshoes. Scenes of the horse pack train, Boston Peak, Davenport Glacier and Ripsaw Ridge. The boys pose at Bridge Creek Camp and leave in a truck with the sign Rainbow Lodge.
Original1 film reel (135 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939
VC325 3
 Chelan #3
A Boy Scout troop returns from a camping trip in the North Cascades. Scenes of Agnes Creek Gorge, loading the truck and driving down the Stehekin Road, and Rainbow Falls. The boys load gear onto the boat Speedway at the Stehekin dock, and travel by boat on Lake Chelan, and ride the Entiat Ferry across the Columbia River. Views of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, and of Dry Falls.
Original1 film reel (216 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939
VC325 4
 Chelan #4
A Boy Scout troop at Cascade Pass with views into Pelton Basin, Magic and Mixup peaks and Cache Col. The Boy Scouts swim and fish at Bridge Creek. They camp at Park Creek Pass with views of Mt. Logan and Mt. Goode, and they swim in a nearby lake. Includes Dan Carlton, Coburn Freer, Bob Gilmore, Jack Rushmore.
Original1 film reel (378 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939
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VC325 5
 Scouts and Glacier Peak
Boy Scouts, about age 12, swim in a river, probably Bridge Creek, hike near Park Creek with views of Mt. Buckner, and have a snowball fight in the mountains. The Boy Scouts hike into Horseshoe Basin with views of Old Guard Peak, Sentinel Peak and Ripsaw Ridge. Views of El Dorado and Mt. Torment, probably from Sahale Arm. The boys ride a boat on Lake Chelan. They climb Glacier Peak, probably approaching from the Suiattle River valley and climbing via the Chocolate and Cool Glaciers. The boys hike in a meadow, possibly at Buck Creek Pass.
Original1 film reel (270 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939
VC325 6
 Bridge Creek, Newcomer, Troop One
Looking down on Lake Chelan, possibly from Mt. McGregor, and Rainbow Falls near Stehekin. A rapid pan of the North Cascade peaks including Bonanza Peak, Glacier Peak, and Dome Peak as well as Mt. Goode, Mt. Logan and Mt. Buckner. A river, possibly Bridge Creek, with boys (probably Boy Scouts) fishing and displaying their catch. A sign says Chelan National Forest, Swamp Creek Way, Swamp Creek Basin 4. A man crosses a creek using an ice axe for balance, Marion and the man hike through subalpine meadows. Marion walks in the Heather Pass area with Black Peak in the background, views of Mt. Logan and Goode Mountain.
Original1 film reel (216 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1939 - 1946
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VC366 7
Ski Pictures 1939-1966
One reel of film made from splicing together four small rolls.Skiers, including Marion Hessey, at Gold Hill, Crystal Mountain, Pickhandle Peak and Silver Basin, mostly powder skiing. People break trail on skis, ski in powder snow, dig out the cabin at Gold Hill and lay in the sun at the cabin. Marion skis, with views of Mt. Rainier. People ski at Silver Basin with views of the Morse Creek peaks from Gold Hill. Young men ski, practicing jumps and crashing in the Morse Creek Valley. The Gold Hill rope tow. People tour on skis at Sourdough Gap, Gold Hill, Crown Point and above Crystal Lake, and glissade down a slope. Young boys pose in the snow near the Gold Hill cabin. Marion skis on Hogback Mountain with the Goat Rocks, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier in the background. People ski in the fog at a ski area with a poma-lift, probably White Pass. A party of six skiers leave Holden and ski toward Hart Lake in a storm. Mountain goats on American Ridge in the summer.
Original1 film reel (1080 feet) : original, silent, color, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M37]
circa 1939 - 1966
VC339 8
 Stehekin and Railroad Creek skiing 1946
From the January 1946 trip described in Charles ("Chuck") Hessey's article Scratching the Surface of the North Cascades published in the 1947 American Ski Annual. Men cross a river on a trolley and skiers break trail in thigh-deep snow. Scenes of snowy peaks looming above the valley, skiers running in a valley, and some scenes above timberline, probably on the Berry Creek slide on McGregor Mountain. Cruising Lake Chelan, skiing in the Railroad Creek and Lyman Lake area.
Original1 film reel (154 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M15]
circa 1946
VC345 9
 Lyman Lake skiing
From the April 1946 trip described in Charles ("Chuck") Hessey's article Scratching the Surface of the North Cascades published in the 1947 American Ski Annual. Men load skis and gear onto the Lake Chelan boat. The boat cruises to Lucerne and the men arrive at the Lyman Lake cabin. Three men on the summit of Chiwawa Mountain. A ski ascent of North Star Mountain.
Original1 film reel (98 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M14]
circa 1946
VC338 10
 Dagger Lake, Lake Ann 1946, Cutthroat Pk, Olympics-Anderson Pass
Marion Hessey and Rick Mack (nee Harryette Reichelderfer) hike and fish in several locations around Rainy Pass and Washington Pass before the North Cascades Highway was built. Views of Dagger Lake, Lake Ann, and Cutthroat Peak. Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and a friend hike at Anderson Pass in the Olympic Mountains.
Original1 film reel (175 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M11]
circa 1946
VC340 11
 Summer `47, Buck Ck. Pass, Cloudy Pass, Agnes Ck., Dome Pk.
Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and another woman in the High Pass area, including Triad Lake, partially covered in ice. Marion and the woman hike in the area between Image Lake, Lyman Lake and Phelps Creek. Views of Buck Creek Pass, Cloudy Pass, Agnes Creek, Dome Peak and Green Mountain above the Suiattle River.
Original1 film reel (182 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M11]
Title on dvd transfer - Hessey 1946/1966 Summer 1947 and Dome Peak
circa 1947
Gold Hill Skiing
circa 1947-1955
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VC343 12
 Gold Hill, Sourdough Gap and Basin
People ski in the Gold Hill, Silver Basin and Sourdough Basin areas. Three skiers on a corniced ridge drop into a basin, probably Sourdough Basin.
Original1 film reel (189 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M12]
circa 1947-1948
VC343 13
1948-49 Gold Hill Ski Club #1
Charles ("Chuck") Hessey demonstrates proper ski technique from snowplow through short-swing. Marion Hessey and two other men ski the Crown Point and Gold Hill areas with views of Mt. Rainier and the Crystal Peaks. Marion and two other men ski in the Upper Enchantment Lakes. Views of Snow Lake, Dragontail Peak and Prussik Peak.
Original1 film reel (397 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M12]
circa 1948-1949
VC343 14
1948-49 Gold Hill Ski Club #2
Film contains three segments: Crown Point skiing, Mt Stuart climb, and Interglacier skiing. Marion Hessey and three men ski in the Crown Point area with views of Mt. Rainier in background. A view of the Gold Hill cabin. Marion and other people climb Mr. Stuart with ice axes, Marion belays a climber. Views from the summit of Mt. Stuart and a memorial plaque at the summit for Curtiss R. Gilbert. People glissade down Mt. Stuart and cook in camp. Marion and Charles ("Chuck") ski on the Interglacier on Mt. Rainier with views of Little Tahoma.
Original1 film reel (243 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M12]
circa 1948-1949
VC332 15
 Gold Hill skiing
Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and other people put on skis outside the Gold Hill cabin and ski in the Morse Creek, Sourdough Basin and Silver Basin areas.
Original1 film reel (98 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1950
VC336 16
 Skiing at Gold Hill, Mt. Baker, Lyman Lake and Stehekin
Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey ski at Hogback Mountain. Scenes of Mt. Baker ski area, Lyman Lake, Stehekin, possibly Bridge Creek area, and Gold Hill. Crystal Mountain ski area chairlift and rope tow. Skiers are silhouetted against the skyline. Chuck, Marion and a man sit by a campfire in the snow. Scenes of a ski race, a woman sitting by the fire inside a cabin, and a boat on a lake, possibly Lake Chelan. A man balances firewood on his skis while he skis down a slope. Kids learn to ski at Crystal Mountain.
Original1 film reel (168 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M10]
circa 1954
VC343 17
 Going into Gold Hill
Marion Hessey and Tom Lyon leave Morse Creek among unusually large snowbanks and ski to the snow-buried Gold Hill cabin. Tom digs a tunnel down to the door. Scenes of Boulder Creek, an Emmons Glacier telephoto shot and old helicopters lifting off. Marion skis local slopes above the Naches Valley.
Original1 film reel (270 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M12]
circa 1955
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VC337 18
 Robin Lakes
Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and friends hike, fish and camp in the Robin Lakes area.
Original1 film reel (98 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M10]
circa 1949
VC330 19
 Whatcom Pass, etc.
Marion Hessey and three men hike and camp in the Whatcom Pass and Tapto Lakes areas. Includes views of Mt. Challenger, Mox Peaks, Whatcom Peak, Ruth Mountain and Mt. Shuksan. Marion fishes in a creek and displays her fish. A campfire with Mt. Challenger in the background. Various camp activities. Scenes on Little Devil Peak include Marion and the men hiking, and the glacier below the peak.
Original1 film reel (154 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1950
VC330 20
 Waptus area
Skiing near Chinook Pass. Scenes of mountains, possibly near Dutch Miller Gap, the La Bohn Lakes area and an ascent of Mt Hinman.
Original1 film reel (140 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1950
VC329 21
 Cradle Lk, Ingalls Lk, Ptarmigan, Hogback, White River, Boulder Pass-Clark Mt.
Skiing on Hogback Mountain after a heavy snowfall. Marion Hessey hikes in the vicinity of Paddy-Go-Easy Pass. Scenes of ptarmigan in snow with winter plumage. Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey hike at Ingalls Lake with a young boy, possibly their nephew Phil Dahl, and with a group of men and boys. Views of Cradle Lake.
Original1 film reel (200 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1951
VC331 22
 Mt Baker skiing `51
Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey ski near the Mt. Baker ski area. Views of Table Mountain, Shuksan Arm, Artist Point and Coleman Basin, probably in late winter or early spring. Scenes of a chairlift, a rope tow and Mt. Baker ski lodge.
Original1 film reel (126 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1951
VC328 23
  Aspen and Interglacier
Street scene of town, probably Aspen, Colorado. Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and others ski in the Aspen area. View of Aspen from a ridge above town, and a train traveling along a river through a gorge, possibly Royal Gorge. Marion, Chuck and others ski on the Interglacier on Mt. Rainier.
Original1 film reel (140 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M08]
circa 1952
VC344 24
 McCall Basin, Hogback, Herman Ermine, Fog City
Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey ski traverse from White Pass to McCall Basin in the Goat Rocks area. The Hesseys camp and ski with Dorothy Egg and Tom Lyon. Skiing on Hogback Mountain and Gold Hill area.
Original1 film reel (154 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M13]
circa 1953
VC335 25
 Napeequa, Chiwawa, Wallowa, Image Lake
Marion Hessey and two young boys hike with Glacier Peak in the background. Scenes of the Napeequa Valley from Little Giant Pass. Marion and Charles ("Chuck") and a young boy hike, possibly at Lyman Glacier and Lyman Lake. Marion and a woman hike, possibly in the Chiwawa area. Marion and a young boy hike near Mt. Rainier. Marion and Chuck and a woman hike on the Lostine Trail in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon. Marion and Chuck, a woman and two boys hike on the Suiattle River Trail. Includes scenes of Mirror Lake and shelter at Image Lake near Glacier Peak.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M10]
circa 1953
VC345 26
  Lyman Lake, April 1954
A trip by Charles ("Chuck") Hessey, Phil Dahl and Tom Lyon to Lyman Lake. Scenes around the cabin at Lyman Lake, skiing North Star Mountain and Spider Pass, the main street in Holden and a ferry boat trip on Lake Chelan.
Original1 film reel (98 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M14]
circa 1954
VC347-349 27-30
 Activities (skiing, climbing, fishing, hiking and camping)
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Ski races at Crystal Mountain and White Pass. Charles ("Chuck") Hessey and others ski, Comet Falls. People build a cabin, possibly the Gold Hill Cabin. Boys fishing, a bear swimming, boys rapelling. Scenes from the White Rock Lakes area including the Chickamin Glacier and Dome Peak. People doing a snow survey, the cabin at Gold Hill, grafting fruit trees, putting a chimney in a cabin, possibly the Gold Hill Cabin. Native Americans fish in a river, people rope up for a climb, people climb along the Colonial Creek Waterfalls, Neve Glacier and Snowfield Peak. Snowmobile races, Boy Scout Troop 9 ascent of Mt. Daniel, Troop 9 hiking in the mountains. A dog jumps for a stick held by Marion. A boy with a juvenile red-tail hawk. Washington Pass and Liberty Bell. Marion Hessey skis in the Chiwaukum Mountains. Elk, Whatcom Pass Trail, the Skagit River, Tank Lakes, Chetwoot Lake, Crawford Lake, Tilton Meadows, headwaters of the Dosewallips River. People camp and swim at a lake. A map of Washington made from sticks hung on a log wall, and a delivery of walnuts.
Original4 film reels (3,310 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M21-22]
circa 1950-1955
Harts Pass north
circa 1955
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VC325 31
 Hart's Pass north #1
Along the Devils Loop trail and other locations in the western Pasayten wilderness. Charles ("Chuck") reels in a fish. Views towards Mt. Fury and El Dorado from the Harts Pass area, Marion hikes with Jack Mountain in the background, a sign that says: Devils Ridge Tr, Skypilot Pass, Devil's Pass, Crest Trail, Goat Lake Basin, Woody Pass and another sign that says: Slate Peak and Harts Pass. Views of wildflowers in a meadow, Snowfield Peak and Silver Star Mountain. Marion hikes near Tower Mountain.
Original1 film reel (189 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1955
VC325 32
 Hart's Pass north #2
Starts at Hart's Pass and visits Three Forks cabin on the Pasayten River, Rock Creek Pass, and the U.S./Canada Boundary. Marion Hessey hikes through meadows. Scenes of Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey in camp and a flagpole with an American flag at the Canadian border, with views of the boundary line through the forest in the distance.
Original1 film reel (108 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1955
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VC326 33
 Chelan boat breakdown, Goats on American Ridge
A passenger boat on Lake Chelan that has broken down. Passengers, including Marion Hessey and friend Bruce Gilbert, collect wood and build a fire on the beach. The Lady of the Lake arrives to pick up the passengers. Also includes scenes of mountain goats on American Ridge in the Cascades.
Original1 film reel (297 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1955
VC325 34
 Nile elk and local skiing
People skiing, possibly on Bethel Ridge. Charles ("Chuck") Hessey skis above the Naches Valley. Elk are fed hay pitched from a truck. Hogback Mountain with two people skiing down in heavy snow and windy conditions. A telephoto shot of Little Tahoma in the winter, and a topographic map showing the town of Lucerne on Lake Chelan. People play cards with a small white bird picking up the cards and chasing a ball around the table. Elk and deer feed in the snow, possibly near the Hesseys' home in Naches. Marion Hessey feeds a deer in the snow and Chuck skis downhill, probably in the Naches Valley area.
Original1 film reel (351 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1955
VC325 35
 Fifes Ridge, Glacier Peak and Mt. Daniel
Marion Hessey hikes on Fifes Ridge near Mt. Rainier. Views of various wildlife including a woodpecker, mountain goats, coyote, black bear and a hummingbird.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1955
Versions of Skiing Cascade Wilderness
Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey on a ski trip in the Lyman Lake area above Holden near Lake Chelan with friends Bruce and Tom, and nephew Phil Dahl. Chuck and Marion narrate throughout the film. Skiing, climbing and camp life. Includes the North Star Peak area and views of Hanging Glacier Peak, Mt. Plummer, Fortress Mountain, Bonanza Peak, Mt. Chiwawa and Glacier Peak.
Chuck Hessey and friends visited this area many times in the 1940s and 1950s, staying for weeks at a time in a snow survey cabin that stood near the lake.
circa 1956
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VC321 36
 Skiing Cascade Wilderness
Original:1 film reel (1300 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M1]
circa 1956
VC324 37
 Skiing Cascade Wilderness (KOMO-TV Original)
Original:1 film reel (1300 feet) : original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M04]
Includes additional footage of the North Star ski descent.
circa 1956
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VC326 38
 Horse pack trip
Hikes and a horse pack trip in the North Cascades, with some travel on the Cascade Crest Trail and views of Dewey Lake and Red Pass. Marion Hessey and friends hike over Red Pass with views of Glacier Peak, and ride horses on a trail. Views of Indianhead Peak from White Pass and Sloan Peak. Marion and another woman hike in the upper Napeequa Valley with the Butterfly Glacier in the distance.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1956
VC326 39
 Sheep Lake, Fifes Ridge and Robin Lake
Marion Hessey on the Sheep Lake trail. Scenes of elk and calves on Fifes Ridge, Marion hiking. and in camp at Robin Lake and Lake Janus. Marion with friends Bob and Betsy Swenson, in camp at Lake Sally Ann. Charles ("Chuck") Hessey skis on North Star Mountain near Lyman Lake, Marion on the Cascade Crest Trail near Red Pass and Commonwealth Basin. Marion at Dewey Lake and on the Naches Peak trail. Cars drive on Highway 410 near Tipsoo Lakes and Chinook Pass. A United States Forest Service airplane takes off, possibly from the emergency airfield near the Pasayten River. Scenes of wildlife including bear, elk, deer, marmot, grouse and mountain goat.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1956-1958
VC334 40
 Pasayten Wilderness Skiing
The Pasayten wilderness area in winter. Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey are joined by Bruce Gilbert and ski up the Andrews Creek trail 15 miles to Spanish Camp. At the cabin, an airplane drops supplies, and Marion performs chores. The Hesseys ski to Amphitheater Mountain and later to Bald Mountain, where they view Silver Star, Cathedral Peak, and Mt. Remmel. They ski to Cathedral Pass, seeing wildlife tracks and mountain goats. Scenes of ptarmigan in winter plumage and mountain goats. Includes scenes using a trick of the camera to change Marion into Chuck and Chuck into Marion.
Original1 film reel (720 feet) : negative, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.02]
circa 1959
VC327 41
Cascade Pass, Horseshoe Basin and Stehekin River
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.The North Fork of the Cascade River Valley, with views of The Triplets and Cascade Peak covered in heavy snow, probably in early spring. Views of El Dorado, Sahale Peak in the summertime, Horseshoe Basin and Mt. Buckner. A river, probably the Stehekin River, and a ptarmigan by an alpine lake. Marion Hessey, on top of Hidden Lake Peak, looks out to Forbidden Peak, Boston Peak and Boston Basin. Marion hikes with some young men near a waterfall, probably in Horseshoe Basin.
Original1 film reel (81 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1959
VC327 42
 White Rock Lakes
A backpacking trip with Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey and friends Bob and Betsy Swenson. Hiking in meadows above Downey Creek with views of the Dana Glacier, Glacier Peak and Dome Peak. Hiking to White Rock Lakes via the South Cascade Glacier, passing by a United States Geological Survey glacier research station. Scenes of the hikers roped up on the glacier, and Bob belaying Betsy down a slope. Views of White Rock Lakes, the Chickamin Glacier, a ptarmigan with chicks, setting up tents and Betsy cooking over a campfire.
Original1 film reel (432 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1959
VC327 43
 Snow camping and Snowfield Peak
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Marion Hessey snow camps. A tent anchored to skis stuck in the snow, among rime covered trees. Summertime views of a marmot being fed in a meadow. Marion fishes in a mountain lake. Fish in a stream, ptarmigan in meadows, a boy rock climbs and several young men climb of Snowfield Peak with views of the Neve Glacier.
Original1 film reel (216 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1961
From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area film series
An apparent series of several films which contain different, though occasionally overlapping, footage in the North Cascades area.
1958-1969
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VC322 44
  From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area
Backpack trip at Whatcom Pass and Tapto Lakes. Marion Hessey cooks breakfast at Whatcom Pass. Marion with Inis Easton and other Mountaineers at Tapto Lakes. Includes views of Mt. Challenger, waterfalls in the area, the Andrews Creek trail sign stating Entering North Cascades Wilderness Area, Dedicated to Man's welfare and peace of mind.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.02]
circa 1958
VC322 45
 From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area
Backpack trip to Hidden Lakes and on the Hannegan-Whatcom Pass trail. Marion Hessey and a young man hike and ski near Windy Peak in the mountains of the Pasayten. Marion, Charles ("Chuck"), and Bruce Gilbert ski up the Andrews Creek Trail to the cabin at Spanish Creek. Scene at Whatcom Pass.
Original1 film reel (1230 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.02]
circa 1959
VC334 46
  From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area
Windy Peak, at the east boundary of the North Cascades Wilderness in the Pasayten area. The spring break-up of ice on the Naches River, with elk and mountain goat. In summer, the Hesseys return to the Pasayten with John Young. They visit Ashnola Ridge and Crow Lake, and find the area overrun by cattle. Narration discusses the issue of livestock use versus preserving land as wilderness.They visit Stuart Lake for fishing, view the Carru-Lago group of mountains, and continue to Bunker Hill lookout and Tatoosh Buttes. They sample trout from Hidden Lake and hike to Eightmile Pass, Pleasant Valley, Osceola Peak and the emergency airfield on the Pasayten River. Climb to the Crest Trail for views of Jack Mountain, the Picket Range, Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. They re-enter the wilderness from the west, near Mt. Baker, hiking from Ruth Creek over Hannegan Pass to Whatcom Pass. At Whatcom Pass, with the Challenger Glacier as a backdrop, Marion makes pancakes with huckleberry sauce over a campfire. They hike to Tapto Lakes for views of Whatcom Peak and the glaciers above the pass. They are joined by a group of Mountaineers, including Inis Easton, and hike up Red Face Mountain for more views.
Original1 film reel (1116 feet) : negative, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.09]
circa 1959
VC322 47
 From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area
Marion Hessey and others hiking at Windy Peak. Marion and Bruce Gilbert ski to Spanish Camp, and Marion performs chores around the cabin. Marion skis in the Bald Mountain area. Scenes of Silver Star and Mt. Remmel, ptarmigan in winter plumage, a mountain goat browsing trees near Cathedral Pass, various animal tracks in the snow, Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey skiing.The ice goes out in the Naches River. The Hesseys and friend John Young take summer backpack trip in the Methow area, from Billy Goat Pass to Three Fools Pass. Cattle graze in the high meadows. Marion fishes in Stuart Lake, scenes of the Bunker Hill Lookout. Marion hikes in the Tatoosh Buttes and by Osceola Peak, with views of Jack Mountain, the Picket Range, Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan.Marion Hessey and Mountaineer friends backpack on the Hannegan-Whatcom Pass Trail. Scenes of them at the Chilliwack Shelter, Whatcom Pass in the rain, an avalanche on a glacier, and Marion doing various chores. Hiking at Tapto Lakes, climb of Red Face Mountain, looking down the Little Beaver Valley, Mt. Challenger.
Original1 film reel (1080 feet) : negative, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M02]
circa 1959
VC325 48
Outtakes from East to West and Skiing Cascade Wilderness
Outtakes from "East to West" and "Skiing Cascade Wilderness." Also includes scenes of Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey skiing with friends in various locations.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1959
VC322 49
 From East to West in the North Cascades Wilderness Area
Marion Hessey shakes out a wet tarp at Whatcom Pass, hikes at Tapto Lakes with Mountaineers friends, hikes up Red Face Mountain, looking down Little Beaver Valley. Marion hikes in the forest, and samples water from a mineral spring. Views of Mt. Challenger from the Tapto Lakes area. Begins with different title than the other versions of this film. This version shows The North Cascades National Park and North Section written in sticks on a log wall.
Original1 film reel (243 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M02]
circa 1969
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VC327 50
 Boys and Mountains
Two boys ride on a boat, probably on Lake Chelan. Boys fish in the Stehekin Valley, demonstrate how to make a fire pit, hike up the North Fork of Bridge Creek to Douglas Glacier on Mt. Logan, swim in Silent Lakes, and practice self-arrest with an ice axe. A bear in a meadow. Marion hikes with the boys near Park Creek Pass and the boys play baseball with snowballs.
Original1 film reel (324 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1959
VC327 51
 The Alpine Lakes
Aerial views of Pea Soup Lake, the Lynch Glacier and Mt. Daniel. Scenes of a city, possibly Seattle. The Stuart Range as seen from the Kittitas Valley, a stream with pond lilies, examples of rocks, probably quartz, Mt. Stuart. Backpackers hike on a forest trail in the fog and gather around a campfire. Marion Hessey dries a sleeping bag at a campfire. A mother and young child sit next to a waterfall. Close-up shots of Tweedy's lewisia ( Lewisiopsis tweedyi).
Original1 film reel (108 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1959
VC327 52
 Outtakes of wildlife, hiking, camping, skiing
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Deer and a bear on a hillside, a camp in the snow. Marion Hessey and Yvonne Prater hike in the Napeequa Valley, and Marion scrambles up a peak. Marion and several others at Lyman Lake on skis retrieve supplies from an aerial drop. Scenes of Marion hiking in subalpine meadows, Charles ("Chuck") Hessey skiing, Marion hiking with a boy, view of Lake Chelan.
Original1 film reel (324 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1962
Versions of The Cascade Crest Trail
Highlights of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Columbia River to the Canadian border. Marion Hessey and friends ski on Mt. Adams in early summer. Marion hikes in the Goat Rocks area and sees mountain goats. Charles ("Chuck")'s narration explains natural history of the mountain goat. Skiing at Hogback Mountain near White Pass. Marion hikes at Chinook Pass. Fifes Peaks, shots of bear, deer and mountain goats, hiking at Dutch Miller Gap and Waptus Lake. Marion swims in Lake Sally Ann. Hiking at Robin Lake with views of Mt. Daniel, Stevens Pass, Dome Peak, Hart's Pass and Windy Pass in the Pasayten area.Item 53 contains one scene (Marion hiking among subalpine meadows) which does not appear in Item 54.
circa 1963
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VC324 53
 The Cascade Crest Trail and Some Friends (KOMO Goats)
Original1 film reel (840 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M04]
Contains one scene (Marion hiking among subalpine meadows) which does not appear in Item 54.
circa 1963
VC321 54
 Cascade Crest Trail
Original1 film reel (900 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M01]
circa 1963
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VC347-349 55-61
 North Cascades, Central Cascades, Olympic Peninsula
Small 100' reels spliced together into 7 reels and arranged loosely, by topic.Marion and Charles ("Chuck") Hessey at Robin Lake, Blue Glacier, Horseshoe Lake, Lyman Glacier, Marmot Lake, Olympic national Park, and Royal Basin. Marion and Chuck Hessey camp at Robin Lake. Flood damage along a river, Marion hikes at Mary's Pass, Lake Margaret, Lake Mary Anne. Marion hikes in Cameron Basin in the Olympic Mountains with views of wildflowers and waterfalls. A group of people camp at Found Lake and climb Snowking Mountain. Marion plays with squirrels, boys row on a lake, Marion hikes in the Snowy Lakes Basin. Views of Mt. Hardy and the Golden Horn. Marion and probably nephew Phil Dahl near Tomyhoi Peak and Yellow Aster Butte. Views of American Border Peak, Foggy Pass and the Dosewallips River in the Olympics, Takakka Falls, Stuart Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Grand Pass, Royal Basin in the Olympics, Ingalls Lake, McCall Basin, Martin Lakes, the ocean shore, Cameron Pass in the Olympics, Turnpike Pass and Basin, Hoh Rainforest, Marmot Lake, the Duckabush area in the Olympics including Home Sweet Home, Mt. Duckabush and Basin, Eel Glacier, Hayden Pass, Dosewallips Meadows, LaCrosse Pass, Blue Glacier, O'Neil Pass. Marion hikes with two girls. Fife's Ridge, McGregor Mountain, Tapto Lakes, Lake Caroline, Cloudy Pass, the cabin at Lyman Lake and the Constance Pass Trail in the Olympics.
Original7 film reels (6,000 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M19-21]
circa 1955-1967

WARTIME FILMS, circa 1942-1945Return to Top

Three reels of 8mm film document Charles Hessey's experiences during World War II. Charles ("Chuck") Hessey served three years in India during WWII working in medical supplies in the China-Burma-India theater of war.

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VC339 62
  Army Louisiana
Army soldiers in Louisiana playing volleyball, baseball, marching to and from review grounds, running an obstacle course, playing horseshoes, blowing a bugle, going to mess hall, doing morning calisthenics. A sign reading Headquarters 14th Evacuation Hospital.
Original1 film reel (84 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M11]
1942-1945
VC341 63
 India #1
U.S. military personnel activities, mostly leisure and recreational, in a small jungle encampment. Includes some local Indian people and scenes.
Original1 film reel (196 feet) : camera original, silent, color, black and white ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M11]
circa 1942-1945
VC342 64
 India #2, Gold Hill skiing
Military personnel in India during WWII, mostly leisure and recreational activities. Includes a sign saying Chief of the Medical Service. Scenes of local people and villages. Second half of film changes to skiing at Gold Hill, Morse Creek, and Crystal Mountain area.
Original1 film reel (196 feet) : camera original, silent, color, black and white ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M11]
circa 1942-1945

CLIMBING TECHNIQUE FILMS, circa 1955-1960Return to Top

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VC343 65
Snow Climbing Technique
Instructional film depicting snow climbing techniques including step kicking, ice axe technique, self-arrest by individuals and groups, roped self-arrest and boot-axe belay.
Original1 film reel (270 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M12]
circa 1955-1956
VC327 66
 Ice axe arrest (Sullivan), Park Creek rappeling
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Young men on upper Park Creek throw rocks in a stream. An anchor is set and they rappel over a cliff. A black bear runs across a meadow with two cubs following. The young men in camp cook over a fire. One man practices an ice axe arrest while crossing a snowfield. View of a grouse and a deer.
Original1 film reel (135 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1960

ADVOCACY AND PROMOTIONAL FILMS, circa 1956-1971Return to Top

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Versions of Glacier Peak Holiday
Produced before the Glacier Peak Wilderness was established, the film opens with narration by Charles ("Chuck") Hessey describing the region as a battleground between development and preservation. At the time of this film, conservationists were undecided as to whether the Glacier Peak region should be designated a wilderness area or a national park. Marion and nephew Phil Dahl hike near Indian Head Mountain. Yvonne Prater joins the Hesseys for a five-day trip into the Napeequa Valley via Boulder Creek. At Boulder Pass, Marion describes the importance of wilderness forests. The group descends to the Napeequa Valley, crosses the Napeequa River and hikes upstream to the headwaters. Scenes of the Napeequa Glaciers, the Honeycomb Glacier and mountain goats. They scramble up Louis Creek valley for views of pumice slopes and the glaciers of Clark Mountain. They visit White Pass via the White River. Includes scenes from the top of Pyramid Mountain of tiny boats below on Lake Chelan. From Stehekin, they travel to Cascade Pass, the northern boundary of the proposed Glacier Peak Wilderness. They traverse from the pass over Cache Col to Koolaid Lake. Here they encounter Rowland Tabor of the United States Geological Survey doing field research and Dale Cole, a member of the second successful Ptarmigan Traverse party, hiking with his family. A group of Mountaineers arrive and join the Hesseys. The following day, the Hesseys hike to the crest near Art's Knoll for views of the Spider and Middle Cascade Glaciers. The Mountaineer party makes the first ascent of the north ridge of Mt. Formidable. Returning to the Cache Glacier and Cascade Pass, the Hesseys encounter young children on a snowfield, led by Duke Watson and Warren Spickard. Chuck comments on the importance of preserving the wilderness.
circa 1956-1958
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VC323 67
 Glacier Peak Holiday workprint
This film is incomplete, ending at the Pyramid Mountain viewpoint.
Original:1 film reel (500 feet) : original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M03]
circa 1956
VC323 68
 Glacier Peak Holiday
Horse packer Ray Courtney on McGregor Mountain. Marion and two women ride horses on McGregor Mountain and have a snowball fight in camp. Includes views of Glacier Peak, looking down at Stehekin and Lake Chelan, Cache Col, and Koolaid Lake. The Hesseys hike to the crest near Art's Knoll for views of the Spider and Middle Cascade Glaciers. The Mountaineers make the first ascent of the north ridge of Mt. Formidable. Returning to the Cache Glacier and Cascade Pass, they encounter a group of young children roped together for climbing on a snowfield, led by Duke Watson and Warren Spickard.
Original:1 film reel (500 feet) : original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.03]
This film is incomplete, beginning with horse packers led by Ray Courtney on McGregor Mountain and continuing through the end of "Glacier Peak Holiday." Some of the horse packing footage was used in Have You Seen the North Cascades National Park? .
circa 1957-1958
VC321 69
 Glacier Peak Holiday
Original1 film reel (1200 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M01]
circa 1957-1958
VC323 70
 Glacier Peak Holiday (North Cascades Conservation Council Print)
Original1 film reel (1350 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M.03]
At the time of this film, conservationists were undecided as to whether the region should be designated a wilderness area or a national park.
circa 1958
Crystal Mountain and You
Made by Charles ("Chuck") Hessey in 1959 at the request of the Crystal Mountain board of directors. It illustrates skiing at Crystal Mountain before any ski area development had taken place there. When Seattle and Tacoma businessmen-skiers began scouting and investigating Crystal Mountain as a potential ski resort, they met the Hesseys. With Chuck Hessey's unmatched knowledge of the country and his skill as a filmmaker, he was a natural choice to make a film to be shown to government officials and potential investors. It is possible that Hessey created a print of the film with sound, but no such print has been found. However, the Hessey papers contain a script of the film.
circa 1959
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VC367 71
 Crystal Mountain and You, Part 1, reel 1 of 2
Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey appear among scenes of the Crystal Mountain ski area before development, including the original road and the Miner's Basin cabin. Depicts areas of Black Rock, Powder Pass, Round Mountain, and under Crystal's summit.
Original1 film reel (324 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M40]
circa 1959
VC367 72
Crystal Mountain and You, Part 2, reel 2 of 2
Skiing at Crystal Mountain, prior to development as a ski resort. Also includes a few scenes of an established ski area with chairlifts, probably White Pass.
Original1 film reel (108 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M09]
circa 1959
A North Cascades National Park? Affirmatives, Edition 1
circa 1959-1960
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VC324 73
 A North Cascades National Park? Affirmatives, Edition 1
A backpacking trip with Charles ("Chuck") and Marion Hessey and two friends, Bob and Betsy Swenson. They travel up Downey Creek and climb across the South Cascade Glacier down to White Rocks Lakes. Includes views of Dome Peak, the Dana Glacier, and the Chickamin Glacier.
Original1 film reel (576 feet) : negative, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M04]
See Item 15 for a narrated version of this film.
circa 1959
VC324 74
 A North Cascades National Park? Affirmatives, Edition 1
Charles ("Chuck") Hessey explains why a North Cascades National Park is needed and promotes the North Cascades Conservation Council. Chuck and Marion Hessey on a backpacking trip with two friends, Bob and Betsy Swenson. They travel up Downey Creek and climb across the South Cascade Glacier down to White Rocks Lakes. Includes views of Dome Peak, the Dana Glacier and the Chickamin Glacier.
Original1 film reel (576 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M09]
See Item 13 for another edition of this film. It is silent but much better visual quality than this version.
circa 1960
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VC327 75
 The Fight for America's Alps
A promotional film for the May 1967 Reader's Digest article about the controversy surrounding the proposal of a North Cascades National Park. The narration is favorable to the establishment of the park. The footage was taken from The Wilderness Alps of Stehekin and other Hessey films. Includes views of peaks of the North Cascades, people hiking and climbing in the Cascades, a boat on Lake Chelan and wildlife of the region.
Original1 film reel (144 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1967
VC334 76
 Have You Seen the North Cascades National Park?
A variety of scenes from all around the North Cascades: avalanches, clouds pouring over mountain tops, rivers, flowers, wildlife, horse packers, rock and glacier climbers, and skiers. Includes a few scenes duplicated from other Hessey films. Narration is by Charles ("Chuck") Hessey.
Original1 film reel (800 feet) : original, sound, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M09]
L. Skoog (Mountaineers historian) reports that according to Marion Hessey, this film was produced in hope of selling it the National Park Service, but it was never sold.
circa 1971

NATURE AND WILDLIFE FILMS, circa 1955-1970Return to Top

These films are generally montages of nature and wildlife scenes through the seasons. Some films also include hiking, skiing and camping activity.

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VC326 77
Wildlife scenes
Scenes of wildlife including deer, grouse, mountain goats, ticks and bear. Marion Hessey hikes near Mt. Rainier. Views of Fife's Ridge and American Ridge..
Original1 film reel (150 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1955
VC326 78
Wildlife scenes
Wildlife including coyote, elk, a fawn, mountain goats, hawk and grouse. Marion Hessey hikes by a sign that says: Cascade Crest Trail. Marion skis, hikes up a trail and fishes in a lake. Two men repair a flood damaged bridge.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1955-1959
VC325 79
 Fall & Winter, Downey Cr., Goats
Scenes of South Cascade Lake and the terminus of the South Cascade Glacier from above. Trees in fall color seen along a river. Mountain goats above the treeline in new snow, probably late fall. Icicles on a rock face, a river partially frozen in winter, possibly the Naches River. Marion and a man hike in a forest and cross a creek, probably Leroy Creek. Marion and Bob and Betsy Swenson hike and camp in the White Rock Lakes area with views of the South Cascade Glacier, the Chickamin Glacier and Spire Point.
Original1 film reel (243 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1959
VC325 80
 Winter
A variety of winter scenes from the Naches Valley and vicinity, near Yakima. Ice on the Naches River. A man cuts down a Christmas tree, another prunes fruit trees in an orchard. Two men conduct a snow survey. A comedy of trying to put chains on a Volkswagen Beetle. Snowmobile races. A ski race at White Pass. A man, probably Charles ("Chuck") Hessey, skis above the Naches River. people ski on Hogback Mountain. A truck off-loads hay into a snowy field for elk. Various scenes of elk.
Original1 film reel (378 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M05]
circa 1959
VC327 81
 Winter season
Various scenes of wildlife in snow: black-tailed deer, raccoons, ptarmigan in winter plumage, a pine marten and elk with a full moon rising behind them. A young elk with an injured leg, followed by men who shoot it and load it into a truck.
Original1 film reel (378 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1959
VC326 82
Scrap Selections; calf and fawn exc. goat
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic. Views of Lake Chelan from a mountain top, aerial views of the Cascade Mountains, an eagle in flight. Marion on a steep snow slope. A man rappels and two boys rappel and swim in a lake.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1959
VC327 83
 Springtime #1
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Signs of spring in various locations. Chinook Pass road cut through deep snow, melting and rushing rivers. Marion Hessey, a man and a dog snowshoe and ski up Nevarre Peak, throwing snowballs for the dog to catch. Marion hikes up Cashmere Mountain with views of Mt. Stuart, Sherpa Peak and Argonaut Peak, Marion prunes and grafts fruit trees. Closeups of flowers, a horse and foal. Americans Indians fish along a river with nets on long poles. Fishery workers release small fish in a river. Kayakers on a lake with mountains in the background. Scenes of animals in the wild including a bull elk, a fawn, porcupine, raccoon, chipmunk, downy woodpeckers and deer.
Original1 film reel (405 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1964
VC327 84
 Springtime #2
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.Mountain goats with their young, an elk with a calf, coyote, porcupine, deer, grouse, squirrel, and flowers emerging through the snow.
Original1 film reel (351 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M07]
circa 1964
VC347-349 85-93
Wildlife
Small 100' reels spliced together and arranged loosely, by topic.A variety of wildlife, a river with flood damage, a backpack trip to Tank Lakes with views of Chimney Rock, Overcoat Peak, Summit Chief and Bears Breast. Marion Hessey feeding and playing with squirrels. Mt. Aix trailhead, trees in autumn and winter scenes along a river.
Original9 film reels (6,813 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M16-18]
circa 1952-1970

TITLE CARDS AND OUTTAKES, circa 1959Return to Top

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VC326 94
 Title cards and outtakes showing a bear and construction of the Gold Hill cabin
A black bear in a meadow, a chipmunk in bushes and a young bear asleep on a rock. Three title cards: Glacier Peak Holiday; A North Cascades National Park?; Affirmatives, and Affirmatives Edition 2. Views of an eagle, construction of the Gold Hill cabin with many people helping. Picking apples in an orchard and building the chimney at the Gold Hill cabin.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1959
VC326 95
Title cards and outtakes showing mountain goats
Outtakes showing scenes of mountain goats. Title cards: A North Cascades National Park?; Affirmatives Edition 1 A partially frozen river in winter, deer running away through bushes, grouse in a meadow, a marmot in a meadow, ducks swimming on a lake. Marion Hessey and another man hike on a trail and cross a river.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1050.M06]
circa 1959

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hessey, Charles D., Jr (filmmaker)
    • Hessey, Marion (Monter) (filmmaker)