Terry Pettus papers, 1927-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pettus, Terry, 1904-
Title
Terry Pettus papers
Dates
1927-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximately 2.71 cubic feet of textual materials, plus 2 folders, 1 looseleaf notebook, added ephemera
10 cassettes
Collection Number
0139, 0463
Summary
Correspondence, tape recordings and tape recorded interview of president of Tacoma Newspaper Guild and provisional president of Seattle Chapter
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

Terry Pettus was a labor organizer and the first president of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild. He gained notoriety as an editor of a local Communist newspaper and was investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee during the 1950s. In later years, Pettus became a member of the King County Board of Adjustment, Director of the Floating Homes Association, and member of a local society to save historic ships. He died in 1984 at the age of 80.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence regarding the American Newspaper Guild, sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with Pettus, writings and research notes relating to Pettus' writing projects, and materials related to his activities as a houseboat owner to improve the rights of houseboat dwellers.

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. 0139-001: Terry Pettus interviews and correspondence, June 30, 1966; Feb. 1967Return to Top

.63 cubic feet of textual materials plus 3 cassettes

Scope and Content: Correspondence regarding American Newspaper Guild, and P.I. Strike, 1935-1937.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Gift of Terry Pettus, Nov. 28, 1960

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence: Incoming
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. British Columbia
1936-1939
1/3 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. California
1935-1937
1/4 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Montana
1936-1937
1/5 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. New York
undated
1/6-9 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. New York. National Headquarters
1935-1937
1/10 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Portland
1936-1937
1/11 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Saint Louis
1937
1/12 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Salt Lake
1936
1/13-19 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Seattle
undated; 1936-1939
1/20 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Spokane
1936-1937
1/21 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Tacoma
1935
1/22 0139-001
Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders & Helpers. International Brotherhood, #568
1936
1/23 0139-001
Strong, Anna Louise
1936
1/24 0139-001
Typographical Union. Local 201
1936
Box/Folder Accession
1/25-31 0139-001
Correspondence: Outgoing
1936-1937
1/32 0139-001
Correspondence: General
1936
1/33 0139-001
Constitution, By-Laws & Contracts
1936-1937
Box/Folder Accession
1/34 0139-001
Copies of Consitution, By-Laws, Drafts of Contracts
1936-1937
Bulletins
Box/Folder Accession
1/35 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. California
1936
1/36 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. National Headquarters
1937
1/37 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Seattle
1937
1/38 0139-001
American Newspper Guild. Tacoma
1936-1937
1/39 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Unidentified
1936
Miscellany
Box/Folder Accession
1/40 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Seattle
undated
1/41 0139-001
American Newspaper Guild. Tacoma
undated
Interviews
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 0139-001
Interview with Al Acena re: Washington Commonwealth Federation
June 1966
2/2 0139-001
Interview with Richard Berner-Mr. Yarnell re: Washington Pension Union
Feb 1967
Box/Folder Accession
2/3 0139-001
Bowen Trial Testimony
undated
2/4 0139-001
Notes--Political Issues
1956
2/5 0139-001
Ephemera
undated
cassette
Audio Cassettes 32, 33, 34 0139-001
Terry Pettus interviews
undated

Accession No. 0463-002: Terry Pettus lecture, 1954Return to Top

2 cassettes (60 min. each )

Scope and Content: Tape recording of lecture on Seattle Smith Act Trial, 1954?, and personal reminiscences.

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 Howard Droker, February 28, 1979

Accession No. 0463-003: Terry Pettus interview, 1979Return to Top

5 cassettes (60 min. each )
1 transcript (58 pages)

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded interviews, with transcript, 1979.

Pettus talks about Seattle in the 1930's. The questions of the 3 interviewers do not appear in the transcript; Pettus' answers run together in a single narrative. Also the tapes may contain more material than is in the transcript; the transcript is a selection of the most interesting and valuable material and was produced for a slide show. The ten sections of the transcript correspond to the ten sides of the tapes. These interviews were made for the Seattle Public Library series "This City, Seattle." David Current has the original reel-to-reel recordings; can refer users who wish to do productions with broadcast quality to Mr. Current.

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 David Current, November 01, 1981.

Accession No. 0463-004: Terry Pettus papers, 1927-1984Return to Top

2.08 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, research notes, writings, ephemera, 1927-1984.

Bulk of the accession is writings by Pettus and research notes for writing projects; but also covered are his activities as a houseboat owner to improve the rights of houseboat dwellers.

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 Howard Droker, October 24, 1984.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Terry Pettus personal papers
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0463-004
Biographical Features
1984, undated
1/2 0463-004
Incoming Letters: DeLacy, Hugh
1948-1984
1/3 0463-004
Incoming Letters: Droker, Howard
1979-1980
1/4 0463-004
Incoming Letters: Weeks, Ramona
1964
1/5 0463-004
Incoming Letters: Williams, Forrest
1979-1983
1/6 0463-004
Incoming Letters: A-C Miscellaneous
1937-1983
1/7 0463-004
Incoming Letters: D-H Miscellaneous
1927-1984
1/8 0463-004
Incoming Letters: J-N Miscellaneous
1930-1984
1/9 0463-004
Incoming Letters: O-P Miscellaneous
1948-1983
1/10 0463-004
Incoming Letters: R-S Miscellaneous
1933-1984
1/11 0463-004
Incoming Letters: T Miscellaneous
1937-1984
1/12 0463-004
Incoming Letters: W-Y Miscellaneous
1964-1983
1/13 0463-004
Incoming Letters: Unidentified
1960-1980
1/14 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1953-1964
1/15 0463-004
General Correspondence
1954-1979
1/16 0463-004
Financial Records
1942
1/17-19 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Arctic Telegraph
1961-1963
1/20 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Christmas Ship
1959
1/21-23 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Fort Nisqually
1960
1/24-27 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Hydrofoils
1960
1/28 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Lightship "Relief"
1961-1964
1/29 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: MacDonald, Angus
1961
1/30-32 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Parker, John F.
1957-1960
1/33 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Pickett, James Tilton
1961-1963
1/34-36 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: Pig War
1961-1964
1/37 0463-004
Research Notes for Research Projects: "Unionism or Hearst"
1977-1979
1/38-39 0463-004
Writings: Everett Massacre
undated
1/40 0463-004
Writings: Miscellaneous
undated
1/41 0463-004
Writings By Others: Berta Pettus
undated
1/42 0463-004
Writings By Others: Miscellaneous
1963, undated
1/43-44 0463-004
Publications containing writings by Terry Pettus: The Show-Goer
1928-1929
1/45 0463-004
Newspapers edited by Terry Pettus: Seattle Daily World
1945
2/1 0463-004
Scrapbook: Newspaper Articles By Terry Pettus
1943
box:oversize
3 0463-004
Scrapbook: Clippings and Articles
1930's
3 0463-004
Scrapbook: Clippings and Articles
1954
4 0463-004
Scrapbook: Newspaper Articles by M.B. Pettus
undated
Box/Folder
2/2 0463-004
Reports
1962-1976
2/3 0463-004
Lists
1951-1981
2/4 0463-004
Newsletters
1963
2/5 0463-004
Sheet Music
undated
2/6 0463-004
Programs
1931-1980
2/7 0463-004
Map
1968
2/8 0463-004
Clippings: Movie Reviews
1928, undated
2/9 0463-004
Clippings: Articles
1936-1977
2/10 0463-004
Clippings: Miscellaneous
1961-1984
2/11 0463-004
Ephemera
1928-1981
2/12 0463-004
Subject Series: Bush, George Washington
1962-1963
2/13 0463-004
Subject Series: International Woodworkers of America
1978-1979
2/14 0463-004
Subject Series: "Men and Machines"
1963-1964
2/15 0463-004
Subject Series: New World (Newspaper)
1944, 1947
2/16-17 0463-004
Subject Series: O'Connor, Harvey
1964-1971
2/18-19 0463-004
Subject Series: Oxford/Berkeley Program
1977, 1980
2/20 0463-004
Subject Series: Peace
1981-1982
2/21 0463-004
Subject Series: Seattle/Tashkent Sister City Tour
1983-1984
2/22-23 0463-004
Subject Series: Smith Act And Walter McCarran Act
1954
2/24 0463-004
Subject Series: Tribute To Terry Pettus
1982
Series 2: Tenus Chuck Floating Home Moorage
Box/Folder Accession
2/25 0463-004
Organization
1977
2/26 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1971
2/27 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1976, 1978
2/28 0463-004
Correspondence Collected By Terry Pettus
1977-1978
2/29 0463-004
Financial Records
1969-1978
2/30 0463-004
Memoranda
1977
2/31 0463-004
Notice
1980
Series 3: Floating Home Association
Box/Folder Accession
2/32 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1971, 1980
2/33 0463-004
Correspondence Collected By Terry Pettus
1978-1980
2/34 0463-004
Agenda
1980
2/35 0463-004
Minutes
1980
2/36 0463-004
Reports
1980, undated
2/37 0463-004
Clippings
1975, 1977
Series 4: Lake Union Coalition
Box/Folder Accession
2/38 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1973
2/39 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1973-1974
2/40 0463-004
Correspondence Collected By Terry Pettus
1973-1974, undated
2/41 0463-004
Reports
1974
2/42 0463-004
Project And Planning Files
undated
2/43 0463-004
Speeches And Writings
1973, undated
2/44 0463-004
Memoranda
1973
2/45 0463-004
Lists
undated
2/46 0463-004
Clippings
1973
Series 5: Lake Investment Fund
Box/Folder Accession
2/47 0463-004
Organization
undated
2/48 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1977
2/49 0463-004
Financial Records
1976
2/50 0463-004
Memoranda
undated
2/51 0463-004
Lists
1977
2/52 0463-004
Ephemera
undated
Series 6: Seattle Adjustment Board
Box/Folder Accession
2/53 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1974-1979
2/54 0463-004
Reports
1977-1980
2/55 0463-004
Ordinance
1979
2/56 0463-004
Rules Governing Hearings
undated
2/57 0463-004
Lists
1974-1980
Series 7: Watermark Press
Box/Folder Accession
2/58 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1978
2/59 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1978
2/60 0463-004
Correspondence Collected By Terry Pettus
1977
2/61 0463-004
Financial Records
1978
2/62 0463-004
Mailing
1978
2/63 0463-004
Lists
1978-1979, undated
2/64 0463-004
Flyers
undated
Series 8: Pacific Northwest Book Publishers Association
Box/Folder Accession
2/65 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1978-1979
2/66 0463-004
Bibliography And Directory
1978
2/67 0463-004
Newsletters
1978-1979
Series 9: Seattle Newspaper Guild
Box/Folder Accession
2/68 0463-004
Organization
1940-1942
2/69 0463-004
Incoming Letters
1938-1943
2/70 0463-004
Outgoing Letters
1943
2/71 0463-004
Reports
undated
2/72 0463-004
Writings
undated
2/73 0463-004
Newsletters
1940, 1943
2/74 0463-004
Programs
1943, 1952
2/75 0463-004
Flyers
undated
2/76 0463-004
Clippings
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor leaders--Washington State--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Abrams, Ted
  • Beck, Dave Daniel
  • Bowen, Paul Miller
  • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-
  • DeLacy, Hugh, 1910-1986
  • Dore, John F
  • Droker, Howard (interviewer)
  • Fields, Earl
  • Hamilton, Doc
  • James, Burton W
  • James, Florence Bean, 1892-1988
  • Lindberg, William J. (William James), 1904-1981
  • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
  • Meyers, Victor A
  • Nester, Barney
  • Pennock, William J. (William Jonathan), -1953
  • Pettus, Terry, 1904- --Archives
  • Weeks, Ramona
  • Wetjen, Albert Richard
  • Williams, Forrest V
  • Zioncheck, Marion A. (Marion Anthony),  1901-1936
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Newspaper Guild. Seattle Chapter
  • Cherry Street Art Colony
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Communist Party of the United States of America (Wash.)
  • Floating Homes Association (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Lake Investment Fund
  • Lake Union Coalition
  • People's World (newspaper)
  • Seattle, (Wash.). Board of Adjustment
  • Tenas Chuck Floating Home Moorage
  • Unemployed Citizens' League of Seattle
  • Washington Commonwealth Federation
  • Watermark Press
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Shogor
  • Town Crier
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Parry, Will (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Northwest Citizens' Defense Committee (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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