Recreational Equipment Inc. records, 1938-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
REI (Firm)
Title
Recreational Equipment Inc. records
Dates
1938-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.00 cubic feet
Collection Number
3129
Summary
Minutes, financial records and catalogs of an outdoor recreation consumer cooperative
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Recreational Equipment Incorporated, commonly known as REI, is an outdoor recreation consumer cooperative that began in Seattle in 1938.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Catalogs, correspondence, financial records, historical features including Lloyd Anderson's "History of Recreational Equipment, Inc.", minutes, reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3129-001: Recreational Equipment Inc. records, 1938-1980Return to Top

1.00 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes (1938-69), financial records (1939-70), catalogs (1938-80).

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, 10/7/1980.

Description
Recreational Equipment Inc. records

Accession No. 3129-002: Recreational Equipment Inc. records, 1938-1980Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, subject series, ca. 1962-1974, 1980; financial records, 1938-1960; REI history, 1980.

This accession includes Lloyd Anderson's "History of Recreational Equipment, Inc. - a cooperative," coyright 1980, which traces development of REI from earliest days of Climbers' Group in 1934 to 1980. Invoices in Box 2 show mountaineering orders for late 1930s and 40s.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Lloyd Anderson, 6/16/1983.

Description
Recreational Equipment Inc. records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Consumer cooperatives--United States
  • Consumer cooperatives--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Consumer cooperatives--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Outdoor life--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Outfitters (Outdoor recreation)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Recreation industry--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Corporate Names :
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc. (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • REI (Firm)--Archives
  • REI (Firm)--Archives
  • REI (Firm)--History
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Anderson, Lloyd (creator)
    • Penberthy, Larry (creator)