Ann Widditsch papers, circa 1961-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Widditsch, Ann
Title
Ann Widditsch papers
Dates
circa 1961-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
43.79 cubic feet
Collection Number
2249
Summary
Civic leader, political activist, civil rights leader, and environmental consultant
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

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Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ann Widditsch was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, a consultant with the Institute of Water Resources for Army Corps of Engineers, and a member of the League of Women Voters of Seattle, the Washington Environmental Council, and the Washington State Ecological Commission. She was also a participant in committees to control water pollution at Lake Washington and Green River Basin and other civic activities.

Mrs. Widditsch was executive secretary of the Initiative 215 Campaign.

Widditsch served on the National ACLU Board in the 1970's, served on the Publications Committee ca. 1979-1981, the Energy and Civil Liberties Committee ca. 1975-1977, and chaired the Biennial Conference Committee 1975-1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2249-001: Ann Widditsch papers, 1964-1974Return to Top

1.25 cubic feet and oversize (5 boxes and 1 package)

Scope and Content: Ephemera and correspondence regarding Initiative 215 campaign. The accession also includes agendas, draft reports, and minutes.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Widditsch, 11/18/1968.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-002: Ann Widditsch papers, 1974-1976Return to Top

5.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, minutes, environmental impact statements, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Widditsch, 5/1/1976.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-003: Ann Widditsch papers, circa 1961-1976Return to Top

14.00 cubic feet (14 boxes)

Scope and Content: Reports, newsletters, and ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Widditsch, 7/22/1976.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-004: Ann Widditsch papers, 1969-1977Return to Top

4.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, ephemera, reports, minutes and related materials.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Widditsch, 1/26/1979.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-005: Ann Widditsch papers, 1970-1978Return to Top

10.00 cubic feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, minutes, ephemera.

Bulk of material is from Washington State Ecological Commission, ACLU, and League of Women Voters.

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 Ann Widditsch, 10/1/1979.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-006: Ann Widditsch papers, 1975-1980Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Newsletters, flyers, journals, and grant applications.

Mixed, unsorted material from environmental and other groups with which Ms. Widditsch was associated (mostly newsletters, flyers, grant applications, other printed material).

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 Ann Widditsch, 5/1/1981.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-007: Ann Widditsch papers, 1972-1981Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, mailings, project/planning files, conferences and conventions, ephemera, and subject series.

Material (sorted to Subgroup level) reflecting Ann Widditsch's activities in the Washington Environmental Council and other environmental organizations, and in the American Civil Liberties Union.

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 Ann Widditsch, 9/3/1982.

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Accession No. 2249-008: Widditsch Ann papers, 1971-1982Return to Top

5.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Reports, memoranda, agendas, meeting minutes, notes, ephemera, and related materials.

ACLU has been weeded of many widely distributed materials, mainly agenda items of the National Board. Materials kept tend to reflect Ann Widditsch's involvement. Many ACLU-Washington board materials have been kept because of the chance that some are lacking in the ACLU-Washington records. Environmental bodies on which Ann Widditsch served have also been weeded of widely distributed materials. An exception is the Washington Envirnmental Council in which the oil transport issue is well documented. Contract work (Ragan Associates only in this accession) has been separated from organizations on which she served other than for pay. A Curriculum Vitae for Anne Widditsch is in Box 5 with the personal papers subgroup.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Ann Widditsch, 10/17/83.

Description
Widditsch Ann papers

Accession No. 2249-009: Ann Widditsch papers, 1961-1984Return to Top

0.54 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Daily planners, travel documents, Joan Thomas for City Council campaign materials, and miscellaneous fliers, programs, and papers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Stuart McFeely, 2014-10-23

Description
Ann Widditsch papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)
  • Women civic leaders--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Widditsch, Ann--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Civil Liberties Union (creator)
    • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (creator)
    • American Civil Liberties Union. Board (creator)
    • Forward Thrust (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Group Health Dental Cooperative (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Idaho Environmental Council (creator)
    • James Ragan Associates (creator)
    • League of Women Voters (U.S.) (creator)
    • League of Women Voters of Washington (creator)
    • Northwest Power Planning Council (U.S.) (creator)
    • Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission (creator)
    • Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency (creator)
    • River Basin Coordinating Committee (creator)
    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers (creator)
    • United States. Bonneville Power Administration (creator)
    • United States. National Commission on Water Quality (creator)
    • Washington (State). Dept. of Ecology (creator)
    • Washington Environmental Council (creator)
    • Washington State Ecological Commission (creator)
    • Western Solar Utilization Network (creator)
    • World Conference on National Parks (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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