Thomas O. Wimmer papers, 1947-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wimmer, Thomas O., 1910-1987
Title
Thomas O. Wimmer papers
Dates
1947-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
28.24 cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection Number
2332
Summary
Papers of a sportsman and former president of Washington State Sportsmen's Council and the Washington Environmental Council
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

Thomas O. Wimmer was born in 1910. He is the former president of the Washington State Sportsmen's Council (1962-1963) and the Washington Environmental Council (1968-1969) which he helped found and spearheaded its Shoreline Management campaign. Wimmer also was a member of the Washington Pollution Control Commission and president of Seattle Audubon Society (1973-1974).

Wimmer was also a member and chair of Seattle Board of Park Commissioners where he worked with Robert Kildall to preserve Discovery Park as an undeveloped park and to prevent the expansion of METRO sewage facilities at West Point within the park. He continued his longstanding agitation for water quality through his organization, Citizens Committee for Clean Water. He also organized environmentalists to support various Democratic Party candidates, including Henry M. Jackson, Warren G. Magnuson, Edward M. Kennedy, and Booth Gardner. He died in Seattle in 1987.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, legislative materials, reports, minutes, notes, agendas, photographs, clippings, subject files, and ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2332-001: Thomas O. Wimmer papers, 1952-1974Return to Top

14.12 cubic feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, legislative materials, subject files, and ephemera.

Initiative 25 campaign material is with the Sportsmen's Council subgroup.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Thomas O. Wimmer, 9/6/1974.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Citizens for Outdoor Recreation
General
Box Accession
1 2332-001
Operating Manual
1 2332-001
General Correspondence, miscellaneous
1963-1965, 1972
1 2332-001
Reports - "Open Space and Outdoor Recreation Plan"
1965-1967
1 2332-001
Alpine Lakes
1 2332-001
Department of Commerce and Economic Development
1 2332-001
Initiative 215 - Marine Recreation Land Act
1 2332-001
Land Acquisition
1 2332-001
Oil Leases
1 2332-001
Parks - North Cascades Conservation Council
1 2332-001
Referendum 28 - Recreation Bonds
1 2332-001
Wilderness Bill
Democratic Party
Box Accession
2 2332-001
General Correspondence re: Rosellini
1960
2 2332-001
Clippings
2 2332-001
Photo - Mundy, Water Resources Initiative
2 2332-001
King County, Young Men's Democratic Club
Series 2: Washington Environmental Council
General
Box Accession
2 2332-001
Historical Features
2 2332-001
Constitution and Bylaws
2 2332-001
Incoming Letters
1968-1973
2 2332-001
Outgoing Letters
1968-1970
2 2332-001
General Correspondence
1967-1970
2 2332-001
Interoffice Correspondence
1968
2 2332-001
Minutes - Board of Directors
1968-1973
2 2332-001
Annual Reports
1971
2 2332-001
Economic Profile of Washington State Reports
1966
2 2332-001
Environmental Reports
1971
2 2332-001
Inland Empire Waterways Association Reports
1961
2 2332-001
Legislative Reports
1970
2 2332-001
Miscellaneous Reports
1952-1972
3 2332-001
News Releases
1969-1972
3 2332-001
Newsletters
3 2332-001
Notes
3 2332-001
Ephemera
1967-1972
3 2332-001
Clippings
3 2332-001
Miscellaneous
3 2332-001
Photo
Subject Series
Box Accession
3 2332-001
Alpine Lake Protection Society - Historical Features
3 2332-001
Alpine Lake Protection Society - General Correspondence
1969-1970
3 2332-001
Alpine Lake Protection Society - Miscellaneous
3 2332-001
Alpine Lake Protection Society - Maps
3 2332-001
American Smelting and Refining Co. incoming letter
1970
3 2332-001
Colorado Open Space Foundation
3 2332-001
Columbia Basin Project
3 2332-001
Cougar Lakes Area
1969
3 2332-001
D.D.T.
1969
3 2332-001
Environment
3 2332-001
Environmental Quality Department - General Correspondence
1969-1970
3 2332-001
Environmental Quality Department - Writings
3 2332-001
Environmental Quality Department - Clippings
3 2332-001
Environmental Quality Department - Legislation
1969
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - General Correspondence
1972-1973
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Minutes
1973
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Ephemera
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Clippings
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Amendments
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Drafts
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Guidelines
3 2332-001
Forest Practices Act - Hearings
3 2332-001
Forward Thrust
3 2332-001
Golden Gardens
3 2332-001
Highway Omnibus
3 2332-001
Northwest Fund for the Environment
3 2332-001
Nuclear Power Plant (Kiket Island)
1969
3 2332-001
Planning and Conservation League (California)
3 2332-001
Ronald Bog Tract
3 2332-001
Seattle Audubon Society
1972
3 2332-001
Seattle City Light
3 2332-001
Speaking Requests
3 2332-001
Spencer Spit Project
3 2332-001
Thomas, Joan - Campaign
3 2332-001
United States Interior Department
1971
3 2332-001
Washington Game Department
3 2332-001
Washington Roadside Council
3 2332-001
Weyerhaeuser Strip Mine
4 2332-001
Wild and Scenic Rivers
4 2332-001
Workshop
1968
4 2332-001
Yakima River Conservancy
Environmental Development Conservation Commission
Box Accession
4 2332-001
Policy - Goals
4 2332-001
Report
1971
4 2332-001
Minutes/Agendum, Ephemera
1971
Environmental Quality Committee
Box Accession
4 2332-001
General Correspondence
1969-1970
4 2332-001
Writings
4 2332-001
Clippings
4 2332-001
Legislation
1969
4 2332-001
Sea Coast Management Act - General Correspondence
1970
4 2332-001
Sea Coast Management Act - Reports
1970
4 2332-001
Sea Coast Management Act - Writings, Drafts
4 2332-001
Sea Coast Management Act - Miscellany, Clippings
Executive Board
Box Accession
4 2332-001
Minutes
1968
Executive Committee
Box Accession
4 2332-001
Minutes
1970
Initiative 43 Committee
Box Accession
4 2332-001
General Correspondence
1970-1972
4 2332-001
Reports
4 2332-001
Writings
4 2332-001
Writings-Drafts (Initiative 43)
4 2332-001
Speakers & Dates
4 2332-001
News Releases
1972
4 2332-001
Ephemera
4 2332-001
Clippings
4 2332-001
Miscellany
4 2332-001
Photos
OS 2332-001
Posters
Initiative 202 Committee
Box Accession
4 2332-001
Reports "Right to Work"
1958-1963
Natural Resources Committee
Box Accession
4 2332-001
S.J.R. 19
1969
Ocean Beaches
Box Accession
4 2332-001
General Correspondence
1968
4 2332-001
Reports - Committee
1969
4 2332-001
Reports
4 2332-001
Speeches and Writings
4 2332-001
Clippings
4 2332-001
Miscellaneous
Outdoor Recreation
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Legislation - H.B. 234
1967
5 2332-001
Legislation - H.B. 686
1967
5 2332-001
Legislation - Referendum II
1967-1968
5 2332-001
Legislation - Referendum 18
1968
5 2332-001
Legislation - Senate Resolution 5
1968
5 2332-001
Legislation - Rivers Inventory
1969-1971
Pacific Northwest Conservation Council
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Minutes
1963
Physical Environment Committee
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Legislation Resolution 1
1968
Pollution Committee
Box Accession
5 2332-001
General Correspondence, Writings
1969
5 2332-001
Ephemera, Clippings
5 2332-001
Symposium
1968-1969
Referendum 33
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Incoming Letters
1973
5 2332-001
Outgoing Letters
1973
5 2332-001
Writings - Drafts
5 2332-001
Ephemera
5 2332-001
Clippings
Revenue and Regulatory Committee
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Bill of Rights S.J.R. 19
1968
5 2332-001
Enabling Legislation H.B. 26
1969
5 2332-001
Geothermal Resources Act S.H.B. 135
1974
5 2332-001
Legislation - General
1966-1973
5 2332-001
Legislation - H.B. 207
1967
5 2332-001
Legislation - H.B. 234
1967
5 2332-001
Legislation - Resolution 668
1968
5 2332-001
Legislation - General
1968-1971
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - General Correspondence
1968-1969
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - Writings - Drafts
1968
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - Ephemera
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - Clippings
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - Miscellaneous
5 2332-001
Legislative Program - Legislation
1968
5 2332-001
Oil Spillage
1969
5 2332-001
Shoreline Management - General
1970-1971
5 2332-001
Shoreline Management - Report
1971
5 2332-001
Strip Mining
1969
5 2332-001
Thermal and Fossil Fuel Power Plant Site Location
1969
5 2332-001
Miscellaneous Programs
1969
Search Committee
Box Accession
5 2332-001
General Correspondence
1968
Transportation Committee
Box Accession
5 2332-001
General Correspondence, Agenda, Ephemera
1970
5 2332-001
Writings - Drafts
5 2332-001
Committee Recommendations
Washington Forest Area Use Council
Box Accession
5 2332-001
General Correspondence, Memos
1963-1965
5 2332-001
Minutes, Writings
1963
5 2332-001
Reports, Newsletter, News Release
1963
5 2332-001
Ephemera, Miscellaneous
Water Resources Advisory Council
Box Accession
5 2332-001
Report
1972
Series 3: Washington State Sportsmen's Council
General
Box Accession
6 2332-001
Constitution/Organizational Materials
6 2332-001
General Correspondence, Memos
1957-1963
6 2332-001
General Correspondence - Board of Directors
1957-1958
6 2332-001
Minutes - Quarterly Meetings
1955-1962
6 2332-001
Minutes - Directors
1956-1958
6 2332-001
Minutes - Annual Meetings
1960-1964
6 2332-001
Minutes - Citizen's Group
undated
6 2332-001
Reports
approximately 1955-1957
6 2332-001
Speeches
1956-1957, 1961
6 2332-001
Writings
6 2332-001
Bulletins
1957, 1960
6 2332-001
Newsletters
6 2332-001
Press Releases
6 2332-001
Notes
6 2332-001
Ephemera
7 2332-001
Clippings
7 2332-001
Miscellany
7 2332-001
Photos
Subject Series
Box Accession
7 2332-001
Chambers Creek
1953-1960
7 2332-001
Columbia River
1955-1960
7 2332-001
Cowlitz River
7 2332-001
Democratic Party
1958, 1960
7 2332-001
High Mountain Sheep Dam Project
1959-1960
7 2332-001
Keep Washington Green
1961
7 2332-001
Legislation
1958-1960
7 2332-001
Lower Columbia River
1961
7 2332-001
Maps
7 2332-001
National Wildlife Federation
1956-1961
7 2332-001
Outstanding Sportsman
7 2332-001
Political Cartoons
1959
7 2332-001
Power and Light, Tacoma
7 2332-001
Project and Planning file
7 2332-001
Proposition #1
1956
8 2332-001
Miscellaneous Resolutions
1954-1960
8 2332-001
Salmon Conservation
approximately 1963
8 2332-001
Seattle City Council Sewerage Committee
1955-1959
8 2332-001
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
1961
8 2332-001
Washington Game Department
1961-1962
Committees, Commissions, and Legislation
Box Accession
8 2332-001
Big Game Committee
1961
8 2332-001
Boat Safety Committee
1961
8 2332-001
Boys' Camp
1961
8 2332-001
Committee Chairman
1962
8 2332-001
Dams and Water Resources Committee
1960-1962
8 2332-001
Education Committee
1961-1962
8 2332-001
Farmar-Sportsmen-Public Relations Committee
1961-1962
8 2332-001
Finance Committee - General Correspondence
1956-1960
8 2332-001
Finance Committee - Miscellaneous
8 2332-001
Finance Committee - Membership
8 2332-001
Finance Committee - Raffle
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - General Correspondence
1961-1962
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - Reports
1954-1962
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - Ephemera
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - Miscellaneous
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - Initiative Committee
1962
8 2332-001
Fisheries Commission - Legislature
1960s
8 2332-001
Girls' Camp Committee
8 2332-001
Historical Committee
1961
8 2332-001
Initiative 24 (Cowlitz River Dams/Fish) - General Correspondence
1955-1956
8 2332-001
Initiative 24 (Cowlitz River Dams/Fish) - Legislative Materials
8 2332-001
Initiative 24 (Cowlitz River Dams/Fish) - Ephemera, Clippings
8 2332-001
Initiative 24 (Cowlitz River Dams/Fish) - Notes, Miscellaneous
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - General Correspondence
1959, 1961
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Financial Records
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Reports
1960
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Writings - Drafts
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Notes
8 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - News Releases
9 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Ephemera
9 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Clippings - Cowlitz Committee
9 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Clippings - "Crutchfield on Initiative 25"
9 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Clippings - "King County Effort"
1958
9 2332-001
Initiative 25 (Salmon Preservation) - Clippings - "Rosellini on Initiative 25"
OS 2332-001
Map
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - General Correspondence
1961-1962
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - Reports, Writings
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - Notes
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - Publication
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - News Releases
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - Clippings
9 2332-001
Initiative 30 - Miscellaneous
9 2332-001
Initiative 192
undated
9 2332-001
Membership Committee
1961-1962
9 2332-001
Migratory Bird Committee
1961-1962
9 2332-001
Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission - Metrosewage Plan
1962
9 2332-001
Pollution and Public Health Commission
1960
9 2332-001
Predator Committee
1956
9 2332-001
Quarterly Committee
1960-1962
9 2332-001
Salmon Committee
1962
9 2332-001
Salt Water Access Committee
1961-1962
9 2332-001
Scholarships Committee
1960-1961
9 2332-001
Spiney-Ray Committee
1962
9 2332-001
Steelhead Committee
1950-1962
9 2332-001
Streambank Access Committee
1962
9 2332-001
Trout Committee
1961
9 2332-001
Upland Game Bird Committee
1961-1962
9 2332-001
Washington Legislative Council Water Resources Committee
1958-1959
9 2332-001
Welfare Committee
1961
Series 4: Washington State Population Control Commission
General
Box Accession
9 2332-001
General Correspondence, Memos
1954-1963
9 2332-001
Minutes, Reports
1957-1958
9 2332-001
Ephemera
9 2332-001
Clippings
9 2332-001
Miscellany
10 2332-001
General Information, Clippings
Subject Series
Box Accession
10 2332-001
Agriculture and Natural Resources
10 2332-001
Air Pollution
10 2332-001
Ecology, Department of
10 2332-001
Governor's Think-in
1969
10 2332-001
Gunter-McKee
10 2332-001
Industrial Waste/Sewage
10 2332-001
Metro
10 2332-001
Natural Resources and Recreation
10 2332-001
Outdoor Recreation
10 2332-001
Pollution Code-Outdoor Natural Resources
10 2332-001
Seattle's Pollution
11 2332-001
Water Resources Advisory Committee - Fisheries
11 2332-001
Water Resources Advisory Committee - Flood Control
11 2332-001
Water Resources Advisory Committee - Natural River Commission
11 2332-001
Water Resources Advisory Committee - Oysters and Oyster Growers

Accession No. 2332-002: Thomas O. Wimmer papers, circa 1962-1975Return to Top

5.13 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, subject files, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by T.O. Wimmer, 8/3/1978.

Container(s) Description
Box Accession
1 2332-002
Washington State Sportsmen's Council
2 2332-002
Washington Environmental Council
3 2332-002
Washington Environmental Council
3 2332-002
Audubon Society, Seattle
4 2332-002
Washington, Legislative Council, Water Resources Advisory Committee
4 2332-002
Washington, Pollution Control Commission
4 2332-002
Various undetermined or very small subgroups and personal papers

Accession No. 2332-003: Thomas O. Wimmer papers, 1962-1987 (bulk 1977-1984)Return to Top

8.99 cubic feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, notes, agendas, ephemera, reports, photographs, clippings, and related materials.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Wimmer's rights transferred.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Alyce Wimmer, 10/15/1987.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2332-003
Decommercialization of Steelhead
1979-1980
1 2332-003
METRO-related, including Auburn-Interceptor
1975-1978
2 2332-003
Citizens for Clean Water
1977-1984
3 2332-003
Seattle, Park Commissioners Board
1974-1977
4 2332-003
Miscellaneous, especially Discovery Park
1972-1984
5 2332-003
Friends of Martha Washington Park (proposed)
undated
6 2332-003
Friends of Discovery Park
undated
6 2332-003
Miscellaneous personal
1967-1987
6 2332-003
Washington Environmental Council
1978-1984
7 2332-003
Citizens for Clean Water
1978-1985
7 2332-003
Miscellaneous Alphabetical files
1962-1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
  • Wimmer, Thomas O., 1910-1987--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kildall, Robert E
    • Corporate Names :
    • Citizens Committee for Clean Water (Wash.) (creator)
    • Citizens for Outdoor Recreation (Wash.) (creator)
    • Friends of Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • King County (Wash.). Dept. of Metropolitan Services (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Board of Park Commissioners (creator)
    • Seattle Audubon Society (creator)
    • Washington Environmental Council (creator)
    • Washington State Pollution Commission (creator)
    • Washington State Sportsmen's Council (creator)