Magnolia Historical Society records, 1920-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Magnolia Historical Society
Title
Magnolia Historical Society records
Dates
1920-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.91 cubic feet (13 boxes)
1 oversize folder
Collection Number
5345
Summary
Organizational records of a local history society in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington
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.

Portions of this collection are stored offsite. Advance notice required for use.

Additional Reference Guides

The visual materials that form part of this collection are described and indexed in the guide to the Magnolia Historical Society Photograph Collection, PH Coll 712.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Magnolia Historical Society is a community organization dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Magnolia neighborhood in the city of Seattle. Its members researched and published a history of the area, Magnolia: Memories and Milestones, in 2000. A follow-up volume, Magnolia: Making More Memories, was released in 2007. The Society incorporated in 2001. In addition to researching Magnolia history for its book publications, the society produces teaching units, articles, and publications.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Organization records, project files, research files. See individual accessions below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5345-001: Magnolia Historical Society Records, 1920-2002Return to Top

6.64 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Source: Magnolia Historical Society 2003, 2004, and 2007.

Processing Info: Processed in 2010. Accessions 5345-001, 5345-002, and 5345-003 merged into one accession to form Manuscript Accession 5345-001 in 2010.

Separated Material: Visual materials separated in 2007. Architectural drawings and reproduction posters transferred to Visual Materials Curator in 2010.

Five boxes of Magnolia Community Club records were separated and added to existing MCC collection number 4331 as a new accession.

Architectural drawings for a Magnolia home and reproductions of WWII patriotic posters transferred to Visual Materials Curator in 2010.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5345-001
Organization history
circa 1990s
Book Publications
Scope and Content: Includes documents relating to Magnolia: Memories and Milestones (2000) and Magnolia: Making More Memories (2007)
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 5345-001
Book ideas
circa 1998-2000
1/3 5345-001
Chapter drafts
circa 2000
1/4-5 5345-001
Correspondence
1999-2001
1/6 5345-001
Financial paperwork
1999-2000
1/7 5345-001
Grants
1999-2000
1/8 5345-001
Graphics -- Advertisements
circa 2000
1/9 5345-001
Graphics -- Community map
circa 2000
1/10 5345-001
Graphics lists
circa 2000
1/11 5345-001
Letters of comment for Magnolia: Memories and Milestones
2000-2001
1/12 5345-001
Library of Congress paperwork
2000-2001
1/13 5345-001
Marketing and publicity
Scope and Content: Includes photographs.
1999-2002
1/14 5345-001
Miscellaneous
circa 1990s
1/15 5345-001
Miscellaneous MHS archival material folder
Scope and Content: Includes handwritten list of numbered folder contents.
circa 1990s
1/16 5345-001
Planning Committee
2000-2001
1/17-18 5345-001
Proof sheets
Scope and Content: Folder 18 includes a 3.5" computer disk.
circa 2000
1/19 5345-001
Publisher information
2000
1/20 5345-001
Release forms
1999-2000
1/21 5345-001
Schedules
2000
1/22 5345-001
Virginia Marie Folkins Award nomination
2002
1/23 5345-001
Writer packet -- Magnolia Historical Essay Project II
Scope and Content: Project II became Magnolia: Making More Memories, which was published in 2007.
2005
Project files
box-folder:oversize Accession
6 5345-001
Children's Orthopedic Hospital Convalescent Home -- Architectural drawings
circa 1930
Box/Folder
2/1 5345-001
Children's Orthopedic Hospital Convalescent Home -- Landmark nomination
Scope and Content: Includes photographs.
circa 2001-2002
2/2 5345-001
Children's Orthopedic Hospital Convalescent Home -- Landmark nomination research
circa 1920s-2000s
2/3 5345-001
Children's Orthopedic Hospital Convalescent Home -- Landmark nomination research
circa 1980s-2000s
2/4 5345-001
Last Taps at Fort Lawton
2001
2/5 5345-001
Mapping Magnolia
2002
2/6 5345-001
Salmon Bay Charlie's location
Scope and Content: Includes photographs.
2003
2/7 5345-001
Salmon Bay Charlie's location
Scope and Content: VHS videocassette
circa 2003
2/8 5345-001
West Point Lighthouse release
2003
Research files
Box/Folder Accession
2/9 5345-001
Discovery Park
circa 1980s-2000s
2/10 5345-001
Fort Lawton
Scope and Content: Includes VHS videocassette.
1950s-2000s
box-folder:oversize
6 5345-001
Fort Lawton -- Maps and floor plans
circa 1990s
Box/Folder
2/11-13 5345-001
Historical research and archive information
circa 1990s
2/14 5345-001
Lawton Park neighborhood
2/15-16 5345-001
Magnolia: Memories and Milestones chapter research
circa 1990s
3/1-15 5345-001
Magnolia: Memories and Milestones chapter research
circa 1990s
box-folder:oversize
6 5345-001
Map
circa 1990s
Box/Folder
3/16 5345-001
Maps
circa 1990s
3/17 5345-001
Maps -- Magnolia Village
Scope and Content: "...The Seven Maps of Magnolia, which depict six decades, 1938 to 1998, of growth in The Village."
1998
3/18 5345-001
Merchants
circa 1980s-2000s
3/19 5345-001
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Includes microcassette.
circa 1959-1990s
3/20-21 5345-001
Newspaper clippings -- Miscellaneous
circa 1940s-2000s
3/22 5345-001
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
circa 1950s-1990s
3/23 5345-001
Parks
1949-1995
3/24 5345-001
Queen Anne Historical Society book project
circa 1990s
3/25 5345-001
Railroads
circa 1990s
3/26 5345-001
Schools
circa 1990s
3/27 5345-001
Seattle history
1960-2001
3/28 5345-001
West Point
Scope and Content: Includes VHS videocassette.
1992-1997
3/29-30 5345-001
West Point Lighthouse
circa 1990s-2000s
3/31 5345-001
World War II
circa 1990s
box-folder:oversize Accession
4 5345-001
Scrapbook
Scope and Content: Scrapbook contains clippings of articles and columns by Magnolia News writer and editor Shirlie Hitchings.
circa 1960s
Box/Folder
8 5345-001
Three dimensional items
Scope and Content: Small box of ephemeral promotional items from various Magnolia businesses.
5 5345-001
Yearbooks -- Catherine Blaine Junior High School
Scope and Content: 1961-1971 feature only the ninth grade students.
1961-1982
Magnolia Public Swimming Pool Project Corporation
1991-1998
Organization records
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 5345-001
Agendas & minutes
1991-1994
7/2 5345-001
Agendas & minutes
1995-1998
7/3 5345-001
Articles of dissolution
2003
7/4 5345-001
Articles of incorporation
1992
7/5 5345-001
Bylaws
1992
7/6 5345-001
Financial records -- Treasurer's file
1993-1997
7/7 5345-001
History
1991-1994
7/8 5345-001
Internal Revenue Service
1992-2002
7/9 5345-001
Membership
Scope and Content: Includes photograph.
1992-1997
7/10 5345-001
Registrations, licenses, and certificates
1992-1993
Lowery C. "Pop" Mounger Pool
Box/Folder Accession
7/11-17 5345-001
Chronological files
1991-1997
8/1-2 5345-001
Chronological files
1998-2003
8/3 5345-001
Community Improvement Fund project selection
1991-1992
8/4 5345-001
Conceptual site plan
circa 1996
8/5 5345-001
Correspondence -- City of Seattle
1994-1995
8/6 5345-001
Design
1996-1998
8/7 5345-001
Design motifs and schematic plans
circa 1997-1998
8/8 5345-001
Design program
1997
box-folder:oversize
6 5345-001
Design schematic plans
1997
Box/Folder
8/9 5345-001
Donor wall
1998
8/10 5345-001
Feasibility study
1992-1995
8/11-12 5345-001
Feasibility study -- Reports
1994
8/13 5345-001
Grants
1997
8/14 5345-001
Informational handouts
circa 1994
8/15 5345-001
Memorandum of Understanding
1997
8/16 5345-001
Miscellaneous
undated
8/17 5345-001
Naming of pool
1997
8/18 5345-001
Newspaper clippings
1950s, 1990s
8/19 5345-001
Shoreline Improvement Fund Agreement
1991-1995
8/20 5345-001
Site -- Blaine School
1993-1995
8/21 5345-001
Survey of interest in pool
1993
8/22 5345-001
T-shirt order paperwork
1997
8/23 5345-001
Tiles -- Engraving
1997-1998

Accession No. 5345-004: Magnolia Historical Society Records, 1925-2013Return to Top

3.27 cubic feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some materials stored off site. Advance notice required for use.

Processing Info: Processed summer 2013 by Alberta Bleck

Acquisition Info: Source: Magnolia Historical Society, 2013.

Container(s) Description Dates
Society Business
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5345-004
Board of Directors
2001 June-2006 October
1/2 5345-004
Organizational history
1999 September-2006 February
1/3-4 5345-004
Board meeting agendas and minutes
2001 January-2012 February
1/5 5345-004
General meeting agendas and minutes
2001 January-2010 April
1/6 5345-004
Business meeting agendas and minutes
2001 May-2010 May
1/7 5345-004
Financial reports
2001 November-2011 September
1/8 5345-004
Email correspondence
2001 April-2006 November
1/9 5345-004
Correspondence
1999 September-2006 October
1/10 5345-004
Network documents
2006 September-2008 March
1/11 5345-004
Membership rosters
2001 July-2011 March
1/12 5345-004
Membership
circa 2010
The Magnolia Historical Society (MHS) News Quarterly
Box/Folder Accession
1/13 5345-004
MHS News Quarterly and drafts
2001 April-2013 Spring
1/14 5345-004
Article drafts
2001
1/15 5345-004
Mystery Photo Contest (published in MHS News Quarterly)
2003 September-2004 January
Events
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 5345-004
Event planning
April 2001-October 2010
1/17 5345-004
Contracts for facilities
2002 December-2004 May
1/18 5345-004
Publicity
2001 October-2012 January
1/19 5345-004
Fundraising
2006 October
Special Projects
Box/Folder Accession
1/20 5345-004
Books and booklets
1999; undated
Book II
Box/Folder Accession
1/21 5345-004
Neighborhood Matching Fund
2008 January-2012 December
1/22 5345-004
Email correspondence
2005 December-2007 January
1/23 5345-004
Permission of use
2005 November-2009 March
1/24 5345-004
Hiring designer
2006 July
1/25 5345-004
Project reports
2006 April-2008 January
1/26 5345-004
Copyright issues
1998 April-2008 September
1/27 5345-004
Financial reports
2001 September-2010 May
1/28 5345-004
Printer hiring
2007 February
1/29 5345-004
Editor hiring
2006 July-2007 April
1/30 5345-004
Contracts for writers
2004 November-2006 September
Box/Folder Accession
1/31 5345-004
Schools Project
2001 September-2003 September
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5345-004
Sculpture
2010 October-2011 June
Fort Lawton and Discovery Park
Box/Folder Accession
2/2 5345-004
History
1969 December-2012 February
2/3 5345-004
Historic Landmark District
2003 April-2004 November
2/4 5345-004
Park preservation - Email correspondence
2004 July-2008 June
Neighborhood
Box/Folder Accession
2/5-6 5345-004
Newspaper clippings
1925 October-2001 April
2/7 5345-004
Magnolia Village history
1938
2/8 5345-004
Smith Cove history
undated
2/9 5345-004
Trestle history
2000 March
2/10 5345-004
Perkins Lane history
1953 October-1990 October
2/11 5345-004
Tideland re-zone history
1950 December
2/12 5345-004
Miss Magnolia Contest
1976 March-1977 March
2/13 5345-004
Personal narratives
1991-2006
2/14 5345-004
Correspondence with other societies and organizations
2001 April-2011 May
2/15 5345-004
Cross community collaborations
2008 February-2010 October
2/16 5345-004
Awards
2008 January-March
2/17-18 5345-004
Photos
undated
2/19 5345-004
Picture photocopies and negatives
undated
2/20 5345-004
Map pictures
undated
2/21 5345-004
VHS tape "Monica Speaks"
2008 August
Maps
tube:oversize Accession
4 5345-004
Fort Lawton Map (laminated)
undated
4 5345-004
Map reproductions
Scope and Content: Magnolia Bluff of the City of Seattle, Magnolia Map, Kroll’s Atlas of Seattle, Fort Lewis.
undated
5 5345-004
Map reproductions
Scope and Content: “Real Estate Atlas Baist’s Surveys of Seattle Smith Cove Waterway (2)”, 1896 Map by Surveyor General (3), Map of Salmon Bay Waterway, Map of Lake Union Ship Canal, Map of Lake Washington Ship Canal, Lamp Standard for Ground Lighting, Lake Washington Ship Canal, Lake Washington Ship Canal proposed channel from the Locks to the deep water of Puget Sound, Lake Washington Ship Canal Proposed Revetment.
undated
Miscellaneous
Box Accession
3 5345-004
Magnolia miscellany
Scope and Content: Unbound copy of Magnolia: Memories and Milestones, The Seattle Times Local News section from August 21, 2004, three CDs: 1. “Magnolia Historical Society 10th Anniversary Events 2011 Pictures” 2. “Seattle Parks & Recreation 09-16-09: Discovery Park Lighthouse Specifications” 3. “Admirals Fort Lawton”, and ten microcassettes featuring interviews with the following: Bob Hansen, Cecile Pittson Horman, Sherman Sloan, Raul Quezada, Al Jones with Sherm Sloan, Russ Langstaff, Bob Shrewsbury, Alice Holcomb, Laury & Nancy.
2004-2011; undated
folder:oversize
6 5345-004
Sign and print
Scope and Content: Laminated Magnolia Historical Society sign and reproduction photo print of Pleasant Valley Private Dairy horse drawn delivery carriage.
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Magnolia Community Club (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Magnolia Historical Society--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Fort Lawton (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Magnolia (Seattle, Wash.)
  • West Point (Seattle, Wash.)