Lloyd Anderson papers, 1929-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Anderson, Lloyd
Title
Lloyd Anderson papers
Dates
1929-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
.53 cubic feet plus 1 volume (circa 200 pages)
Collection Number
2648
Summary
Papers of a mountaineer and cooperative leader detailing his climbs
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

Lloyd Alva Anderson was born in Roy, Washington on August 4, 1902. He worked on his Uncle Dave Hay's dairy farm in Roy to save money. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1924. An avid outdoorsman, he began climbing mountains in 1929 and scaled over 400 peaks in his lifetime. In 1936 he ordered a $12 ice ax from a Seattle distributor but was disappointed to receive a poor quality product that cost him a full day's wages. He decided to order the ice ax he wanted directly from Austria for $3.50. This experience served as the inspiration for Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) which he founded together with Mary Anderson. REI began operations out of the attic of their West Seattle home in 1938. Anderson also worked as an engineer for the Seattle Transit System. He retired in 1971 and died Sept 13, 2000, aged 98.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Climbing notebooks, correspondence and catalogs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2648-001: Lloyd Anderson papers, 1937-1976Return to Top

.28 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Notebooks, correspondence and catalogs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lloyd Anderson, 10/22/1976.

Description
Lloyd Anderson papers

Accession No. 2648-002: Lloyd Anderson papers, 1929-1979Return to Top

.25 cubic feet (1 box)
1 volume (ca. 200 pages)

Scope and Content: Accession contains Mr. Anderson's climbing notebook which covers the period 1929-1979 and details early climbs with the Mountaineers. This notebook contains field notes for specific climbs, details on equipment and cooking methods, reminiscences about other climbs worldwide, and is illustrated with black and white photos and xeroxes of photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Portions of history may be copied, but not entire history without donor's permission.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lloyd Anderson, 10/7/1980.

Description
Lloyd Anderson papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mountaineers--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Anderson, Lloyd--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Mountaineers (Society) (creator)
    • Recreational Equipment Cooperative (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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