John M. Davis papers, 1961-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Davis, John M., 1914-
Title
John M. Davis papers
Dates
1961-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 4.26 cubic ft + 74 pages
Collection Number
3239, 3779
Summary
Reports, correspondence, minutes, financial records and recollections of a Seattle attorney and civic leader
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Attorney and civic leader, Seattle.

Davis served on the board of Seattle Center Foundation 1977-1990, and in the late 1980s on the Seattle Center Management and Institutional Alternatives Commission. His group recommended that a Public Development Commission manage the Center, but the Seattle City Council in early 1988 voted to maintain the Center as a City department. Davis also served on the Council for Washington's Future (dates??), and the Commission for Constitutional Alternatives (for Washington State) 1975-1976. Ten years earlier he participated in discussions on the state constitution. As an attorney for, and later as a board member of, Northern Life Insurance Company, he was involved in two successive sales of the firm in the 1970s

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3239-001: John M. Davis papers, 1978-1981Return to Top

5" linear.

Scope and Content: Reports, correspondence, minutes, financial records, and related papers; 1966, 1978-1981.

File on investigation of fatal accident by a Mountaineer party on Mt. Rainier, 1969, and file on investigation of goldline rope, 1966. Other files constitute a subsubgroup, Books Management Board on which Davis served, 1979-1981.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Davis's rights transferred to the Libraries.

Acquisition Info: John Davis, 1981-12-01

Description
John M. Davis papers

Accession No. 3779-001: John M. Davis papers, 1986Return to Top

2 items.

Scope and Content: Recollections, letter; 1986.

Accession concerns his recreational mountain climbing with the Mountaineers, Seattle. Other papers from his presidency of the Mountaineers in that organization's letter.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: John M. Davis, 1986-01-01

Description
John M. Davis papers

Accession No. 3779-002: John M. Davis papers, 1992Return to Top

Transcript: 74 pages.

Scope and Content: Transcript of a tape recorded interview conducted by George Scott on 14 May 1992.

Davis describes his early banking career, his subsequent long career in law in Seattle, with major banks as clients, and his civic activities.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: John M. Davis, 1992-05-14

Description
John M. Davis papers

Accession No. 3779-003: John M. Davis papers, 1966-1991Return to Top

3.00 cu. ft. (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Writings, speeches, letters and memoranda, minutes, reports, and related materials, mainly from his civic involvement; 1966-1991. Includes an oral history interview with Davis, 1980.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: John M. Davis, 2000-03-02

Description
John M. Davis papers

Accession No. 3779-004: John M. Davis papers, 1961-1998Return to Top

.84 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, agenda, legal agreements, speeches, writings, (1961-1998) primarily related to his leadership in The Mountaineers and his assistance to Volunteers for Outdoor Washington. Includes background on Mountaineers' climbing courses in the 1960s and on the sale of the clubroom on Pike Street in 1983.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: John M. Davis, 2000-04-10

Description
John M. Davis papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Scott, George William, 1937-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Council for Washington's Future
  • Davis, Wright, Todd, Riese, and Jones
  • Lake Washington Shipyards
  • Mount Garibaldi
  • Mountaineers (Society)
  • Mountaineers (Society) Climbing Committee
  • Northern Life Insurance Company
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seafirst Bank
  • University of Washington. School of Law
  • Washington (State). Commission for Constitutional Alternatives
  • Washington Bankers Association
  • Washington Roundtable
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Davis, John M., 1914- (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Mountaineers (Society). Books Management Board (creator)

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