William D. Shannon papers, 1876-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Shannon, William D. (William Day), 1881-1976
William D. Shannon papers
1876-1963 (inclusive)
2.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Papers of a civil engineer, state legislator, and civic leader of Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Civil engineer, state legislator, and civic leader of Seattle, Washington.

William Day Shannon was born in 1881. Shannon was an engineer who supervised the construction of the Baker River dam and hydro power plant near Concrete, Washington and the Shuffleton steam plant in Renton. He worked for Puget Sound Power and Light Company. Shannon served as Washington state senator from 1947-1963. He was a member of the Hoover Commission, 1954-1955; district manager, U.S. War Production Board, 1941-1943; and officer in professional and civic organizations. Shannon died in 1976.

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Accession No. 1167-001: Shannon William D (William Day) 1881-1976 papers, 1876-1963Return to Top

2.25 linear feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, autobiography, reports, speeches, legislative and related files, photographs, ephemera, scrapbook.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by William D. Shannon, 6/9/69 #1167; 6/27/69 #1179; 9/11/69 #1230; 11/12/69 #1286; 7/24/69 #1196

Shannon William D (William Day) 1881-1976 papers

Accession No. 1167-002: William D. Shannon Scrapbook, 1925-1930Return to Top

.50 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Scrapbook of clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Puget Power, 4/7/1997.

William D. Shannon Scrapbook

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • McLaughlin, Frank, 1895-1972
  • Shannon, William D. (William Day), 1881-1976--Archives
  • Shuffleton, Samuel L
  • Stevens, John Cypria
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. War Production Board
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Holman, Frank E. (Frank Ezekiel), b. 1886 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Arboretum Foundation (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Stone & Webster (creator)