Seattle Audubon Society records, 1909-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Audubon Society
Title
Seattle Audubon Society records
Dates
1909-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
24.95 cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 package, 1 tube)
Collection Number
1171
Summary
Records of the Seattle chapter of a conservationist and birdwatching organization
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Chapter of the Audubon Society was organized in April 1916 and affiliated with the national organization of the Audubon Society in August 1916. It was one of the earliest local organizations devoted to the protection of wildlife and the conservation of natural resources. Mrs. Charles Crickmore was the first president and Professor Trevor Kincaid was one of its organizers. Club membership quickly grew to 114 the first year.

Activities of the early organization included monthly meetings, bird walks, an annual bird census, a Junior Audubon Club, and various efforts to preserve bird habitats in the Seattle area. In 1933 the club began to publish a newsletter, first known as The Seattle Wren, later Audubon Warblings. In the later 1960s and 1970s the Seattle Audubon was increasingly involved in environmental issues.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, newsletter, writings, reports, bird censuses, legislation, subject files, scrapbooks, photographs; 1909-2008 (bulk 1955-2008).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Preferred Citation

Seattle Audubon Society records. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1171-001: Seattle Audubon Society Records, 1909-1979 (bulk 1955-1979)Return to Top

8.94 cubic feet plus one scrapbook (20 boxes and 1 oversize package)
Arrangement: Arranged in 2 series:
  • Administrative records
  • Committee records
The General Correspondence was left in its original chronological order.

Scope and Content: The bulk of the records date from the approximate period, 1955-1977, and concentrate during the years when Hazel Wolf was Secretary, circa 1967-1977.

Subject files for various other Audubon Chapters concern efforts by those groups to organize and receive charters. The Committees and Activities Records series consists of papers from the various committees or activities of the Seattle Audubon Society. The Northwest Environmental Studies files concern a program of studies offered by the Seattle Audubon in the 1970s for people who were concerned with the study of the environment. The program was held near Deception Pass.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Seattle Audubon Society via Hazel Wolf between 1968 and 1979 and via David Reusser in 1984.

Processing Info: Merger of Accession Nos. 0999-001 and 1171-001 through 1171-007.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative records
1909-1979
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 1171-001
Historical features
1916-1956
1/3-8 1171-001
Organizational features
1914-1968
1/9-11 1171-001
Incoming letters
1920-1974
1/12-10/12 1171-001
General correspondence
General Notes: Bulk from 1968-1973.
1920-1977
General correspondence regarding:
Box/Folder Accession
10/13 1171-001
Black Hills Audubon Society
1972-1973
10/14 1171-001
Vancouver, B.C. Audubon Society
1972
10/15 1171-001
Willapa Hills Audubon Society
1973-1974
Box/Folder Accession
10/16-11/9 1171-001
Minutes
1924-1979
11/10-17 1171-001
Minutes - Board of Directors
1964-1979
Financial records
Box/Folder Accession
11/18 1171-001
Annual reports/statements
1940-1968
11/19 1171-001
Membership dues
1933-1974
11/20 1171-001
Scholarships
1946
11/21 1171-001
Screen tours
1953, 1963
11/22-23 1171-001
Treasurer's report
1954-1970
12/1-3 1171-001
Miscellaneous
1958-1978
Box/Folder Accession
12/4-8 1171-001
Membership lists
1918-1971
12/9 1171-001
Membership statistics
1964-1965
12/10 1171-001
Programs
1948-1973
12/11 1171-001
Calendars of events
1934-1961
12/12-13 1171-001
News releases
1925-1973
12/14 1171-001
Publicity
1971-1973
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
12/15-21 1171-001
Seattle Wren
1933-1941
12/22 1171-001
Bulletin
1952-1959
12/23-13/3 1171-001
Audubon Warblings
1960-1966
13/4-13 1171-001
Notes
1968-1977
13/14 1171-001
Other organizations
1969-1972
Box/Folder Accession
13/15-14/1 1171-001
Mailings
1957-1969
14/2 1171-001
Speeches
1911, 1915
14/3-7 1171-001
Writings
1921-1972
14/8 1171-001
Writing - "A Guide to Bird-Findings in Washington," by Terence R. Wahl and Dennis R. Paulson
1971
14/9 1171-001
Intraoffice memoranda
1969, undated
14/10 1171-001
Reports
1920-1969
14/11-15/11 1171-001
Field trip reports
1916-1966
15/12 1171-001
Reports of bird sightings
1953-1961
15/13-14 1171-001
Bird census reports
1962-1963
15/15-18 1171-001
Christmas counts - Annual bird censuses
1909-1965
15/19 1171-001
Maps
undated
15/20 1171-001
Checklists of birds
1924-1963
15/21 1171-001
Lists
1917-1968
15/22 1171-001
Bibliographies
1934-1935
Legislation
Box/Folder Accession
15/23 1171-001
Assorted wildlife protection
1961-1977
15/24 1171-001
General
1968, 1972
15/25-27 1171-001
Mourning doves/mountain goats
1949-1959
15/28 1171-001
Leadbetter Point
1966-1967
15/29 1171-001
League of Conservation Voters
1970-1973
15/30 1171-001
Olympic National Park
1947-1953
15/31 1171-001
San Juan Islands
1966-1967
15/32 1171-001
Shoreline Protection
1972
15/33 1171-001
Washington Environmental Council
1971-1972
15/34 1171-001
Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge
1956
Box/Folder Accession
15/35 1171-001
Bills and joint resolutions
1969-1971
16/1 1171-001
Resolutions
1952-1966
16/2 1171-001
Legal documents
1970
Conferences and conventions
Box/Folder Accession
16/3 1171-001
Leader's workshop
1970-1974
16/4 1171-001
Miscellaneous
1968-1974
Box/Folder Accession
16/5 1171-001
Publications
1929, 1974
16/6 1171-001
Guestbook
1960-1966
16/7 1171-001
Photographs
1954-1974
16/8-13 1171-001
Clippings
1916-1976
Scrapbooks
Box/Folder Accession
16/14 1171-001
Scrapbook of clippings
1951-1954
package:oversize
21 1171-001
Scrapbook of clippings
1954-1962
Box
20 1171-001
Scrapbook of clippings and ephemera
1953-1956
20 1171-001
Scrapbook of clippings and ephemera
1952-1969
Box/Folder Accession
16/15 1171-001
Ephemera
1920-1969
Subject files
Box/Folder Accession
16/16 1171-001
Admiralty Audubon Society
1977
16/17 1171-001
Kitsap Audubon Society
1972-1973
16/18 1171-001
North Cascades Audubon Society
1970-1971
17/1 1171-001
North Central Washington Audubon Society
1971-1972
17/2 1171-001
Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society
1970-1972
17/3 1171-001
Pilchuck Audubon Society
1971-1972
17/4 1171-001
Rain Forest Audubon Society
1973-1975
17/5 1171-001
Vancouver, Washington Audubon Society
1974-1975
17/6 1171-001
Conservation
1967-1970
17/7-8 1171-001
Fort Lawton
1968-1971
17/9 1171-001
Public Land Law Review Commission
1967
17/10 1171-001
Proposed North Cascades National Park
1962-1963
17/11 1171-001
Cougars
1967
17/12 1171-001
Delia Schumacher Fund
1962-1967
17/13 1171-001
Annual spring sale
1968-1969
17/14-18/6 1171-001
Costa Rica tours
1972-1975
18/7 1171-001
Good Outdoor Manners Association
1963-1965
Committees and activities records
1951-1977
Publications committee
Box/Folder Accession
18/8 1171-001
Organizational features
undated
18/9 1171-001
Incoming letters
1974-1977
18/10 1171-001
Outgoing letters
1973-1977
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
18/11-12 1171-001
Batchelder, Ken
1973-1974
18/13 1171-001
Durham & Downey
1973-1974
18/14-15 1171-001
Larrison, Earl
1972-1974
18/16 1171-001
Pyle, Robert (Bob)
1969-1975
Box/Folder Accession
18/17 1171-001
General corresponcence - Miscellaneous
1970-1977
18/18 1171-001
Agenda
1975, undated
18/19 1171-001
Minutes
1977, undated
19/1 1171-001
Financial records
1951-1976
19/2 1171-001
Reports
1974-1975
19/3 1171-001
Project and planning files
undated
19/4 1171-001
Legal documents
1972-1976
19/5 1171-001
Speeches and writings
1975, undated
19/6 1171-001
Memoranda
1977
19/7 1171-001
Outlines
undated
19/8 1171-001
Notes
undated
19/9 1171-001
Newsletters
1973, 1977
19/10 1171-001
Flyers
1972-1975
19/11 1171-001
Slides
1975
19/12 1171-001
Clippings
1973-1975
19/13 1171-001
Ephemera
1973, undated
Wildlife Film Committee
Box/Folder Accession
19/14 1171-001
Organizational features
1975, undated
19/15 1171-001
Incoming letters
1975-1976
19/16 1171-001
Outgoing letters
1971-1976
19/17 1171-001
General correspondence
1973-1975
19/18 1171-001
Financial records
1970-1977
19/19 1171-001
Reports
1975-1976
19/20 1171-001
Agreements
1975
19/21 1171-001
Memoranda
1974-1976
19/22 1171-001
Schedules
1968-1977
19/23 1171-001
Lists
1974-1975
19/24 1171-001
Flyers
1945-1976
19/25 1171-001
Slide
undated
Junior Audubon Society
Box/Folder Accession
19/26 1171-001
Organizational features
1934-1956
19/27 1171-001
Outgoing letters
undated
19/28 1171-001
Writings
1934-1935
19/29 1171-001
Lists
1968
19/30 1171-001
Program
1955/1956
Seattle Audubon Society, Northwest Environmental Studies
Box/Folder Accession
19/31 1171-001
Organizational features
1974
19/32 1171-001
Incoming letters
1972-1974
19/33 1171-001
Outgoing letters
1972-1973
19/34 1171-001
General correspondence
1972-1974
19/35 1171-001
Reports
1969-1974
19/36 1171-001
Newsletters
1974
19/37 1171-001
Lists
undated
19/38 1171-001
Ephemera
undated
Audubon Society, Washington Council
Box/Folder Accession
19/39 1171-001
Incoming letters
1973, 1975
19/40 1171-001
General correspondence
1973
19/41 1171-001
Minutes
1972, undated
19/42 1171-001
Memoranda
1973
19/43 1171-001
Lists
1973
19/44 1171-001
Programs
1970-1975
19/45 1171-001
Maps
undated

Accession No. 1171-008: Seattle Audubon Society records, 1974-1987Return to Top

4 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Organizational features, correspondence, financial records, subject files (some include photographs); 1974-1987.

Bulk of the accession is correspondence. A large subject series documents Birdathons, 1981-1984.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Seattle Audubon Society, via Cathy Barton, March 18, 1988.

Processing Info: Partially processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 1171-008
Organizational features
1978-1979, undated
1-2 1171-008
Correspondence
1974-1987
2-3 1171-008
Financial records
1974-1984
Subject files
Box Accession
4 1171-008
Shorelands and wetlands
1982-1984
4 1171-008
Space requirements and office space planning
1980-1983
4 1171-008
Open house
1982-1984
4 1171-008
Birdathons
1981-1984

Accession No. 1171-009: Seattle Audubon Society records, circa 1979-1984Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, lists, maps, clippings, ephemera, subject files; circa 1979-1984.

General files, arranged alphabetically by subject. Among other topics are Cougar Lakes, shorelines management, aquatic lands, energy conservation, RARE II.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Seattle Audubon Society, May 2, 1989.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 1171-010: Seattle Audubon Society records, 1977-1989Return to Top

2.21 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, minutes, agenda, annual report for 1983, fundraising files, Birdathon files, planning files, newsletters, conferences and conventions, subject files; 1977-1989.

Historical features include a file on Seattle Audubon Society's 65th Anniversary, 1981.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Seattle Audubon Society, April 8, 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 1171-011: Seattle Audubon Society records, 1973-1990Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, publications records, newsletters, publicity, writing, clipping, Annual Banquet files, photographs, color slides, ephemera, subject files; 1973-1990.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Audubon Society via Sara Johnson, May 7, 1993.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 1171-012: Seattle Audubon Society records, circa 1987-1991Return to Top

.59 cubic feet ( 1 box and 1 tube)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, proposals, lists, and similar materials used and created by the chapter in its attempt to protect a blue heron rookery in the Black River Wetlands near Renton, King County, Washington; circa 1987-1991. The drawing in Tube 2 is a sketch map of Black River Wetlands near Renton.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Audubon Society, Seattle, March 5, 1996.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 1171-013: Seattle Audubon Society records, 1976-2008Return to Top

6.42 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Meeting minutes, correspondence, officer elections, subject files, publications, awards, and VHS tapes.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Jennifer Kauffman (on behalf of Russ Steele), 2018-05-14.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 1171-013
Minutes of SAS Committee Meetings
2001-2004
2 1171-013
Board Materials
1980-1982, 1995-1996
2 1171-013
Board Meeting Packets and Correspondence
1995-2004
2 1171-013
Board Packets and Executive Committee Minutes
2004-2008
2 1171-013
Conservation Committee files
1955-1981
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Cedar River Watershed
1981-1986
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: SEIS [Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement] - PNW Forest Plan
1985-1987
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: (Conference) Proceedings - "Old Growth Forests: A Balanced Perspective"
February 1982
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Spotted Owl Listing
1985-1988
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Spotted Owl
1981, 1988
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Spotted Owl
1989-1990
3 1171-013
Spotted Owl news clippings
1989
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Timber Data
1978-1987
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Forest Planning
1985
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Congresss/National Audubon - Forest Planning
1985-1987
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Fly [Timber Sale] Appeal
1977-1984
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: NFMA [National Forest Management] Regulations
1980-1984
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: SOHA [Spotted Owl Habitat Areas]
1987-1988
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: White River District - Forest Plan
1982-1985
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Spotted Owl!
1979, 1985-1988
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Old Growth - Forest Plan correspondence
1976-1982
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Favorite Healthy Recipes of Seattle Audubon
1997
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Birds at the Burke
1996-1998
3 1171-013
Conservation Committee: SAS Brochures
1999-2006
3 1171-013
Earthcare Northwest Newsletters
1981-1982
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - October 1996
1996
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - April 1997
1997
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Action Alert August 1997
1997
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - December 1997
1997
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - January 1998
1997-1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - February 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - March 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - April 1998
1997-1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - May 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - June 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - July 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - August 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - September 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - November 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee: Alert - December 1998
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1994 (1)
1994-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1994 (2)
1994-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1995 (1)
1994-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1995 (2)
1994-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1995 (3)
1994-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1995 (4)
1992-1995
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1996 (1)
1995-1996
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1996 (2)
1996
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1997 (1)
1996-1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1998(1)
1998
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 1999(1)
1999
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 2002 (1)
2002
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 2003
2003
4 1171-013
Conservation Committee 2004
2004
4 1171-013
McNeil Island files
1984-1992
4 1171-013
Protection Island files
1975-1985
4 1171-013
Snohamis Basin Mediated Agreement
1979-1984
4 1171-013
Seattle Water Dept.
1986-1988
5 1171-013
VHS tape: Compton Report: Audubon/WEC vs. "wise use" guys
May 10, 1992
5 1171-013
VHS tape: Dan Evans Editorial- "Elwha River Dams" KIRO-TV
July 5, 1990
5 1171-013
VHS tape: National Audubon Society: Ancient Forest; Cut A: Jim Merrill; Cut B: Charlie Knox; Cut C: Harvey Manning
undated
5 1171-013
VHS tape: Jim Pissot/Ron Arnold LightHawk (60 min- Wise Use)
undated
5 1171-013
VHS tape: CNN-Northwest Forest
September 11, 1992
5 1171-013
VHS tape: "Bird Count"
December 27, 1986
5 1171-013
VHS tape: Vermillion Flycatcher
February 2, 1988
5 1171-013
Conservation Committee Retreat files
1995-1996, 1998-2001
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee #1
1982-1995
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee #2
1982-1994
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee #3
1982-1995
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: Solid Waste
1978-1990
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: Waste Issues
1979-1989
5 1171-013
Toxic Committee: Goals 1990-1991
1990
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: Nuclear Waste
1983-1994
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: Pacific NW Hazardous Waste Council
1989-1991
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: I-97 Campaign
1988
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: Hazardous Waste Education
1984-1988
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: City Light - PCB-Contaminated Oil
1980-1986
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: TROOP Work Products - SAS copy
1991-1992
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: 562-7 Toxics Grant (TROOP Project)
1991
5 1171-013
Toxics Committee: SAS Correspondence on Hazardous Waste
1980-1991
5 1171-013
Seattle Audubon Society Organization
1994
5 1171-013
Seattle Audubon Society Awards
1996-2000
5 1171-013
Awards D. Ortman
1987-1989
5 1171-013
Weinmann Nomination
1999
5 1171-013
Environmental Awards
1988
5 1171-013
Awards
1986
5 1171-013
Awards
1987
5 1171-013
Thomas O. Wimmer Award
1981-1983
5 1171-013
Northwest Indian Treaty Rights
1987
5 1171-013
Loon Lake Protection
1984-1989
5 1171-013
Dennis Paulson Book
1983-1994
5 1171-013
Earth Day Parade
circa 1990
5 1171-013
Annual Report
1981-1984
5 1171-013
Correspondence
1988-1995
5 1171-013
Annual Dinner
2001, 2004
5 1171-013
Annual Dinner & Awards
2005
5 1171-013
Annual Committee Reports
1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Audubon societies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Bird watching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Batchelder, Kenneth L.--Correspondence
  • Larrison, Earl Junior, 1919- --Correspondence
  • Pyle, Robert Michael--Correspondence
  • Wolf, Hazel, 1898-2000--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Audubon Society--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Black River Watershed (King County, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Societies and clubs
  • Washington (State)--Societies and clubs