Coalition for Open Government records, 1957-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Coalition for Open Government (Wash.)
Title
Coalition for Open Government records
Dates
1957-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.42 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number
3262
Summary
Citizen's action group
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A citizen's action group which successfully promoted a campaign finance disclosure and open records act in Washington state.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subject files including correspondence, minutes, press releases, court papers, financial records, clippings, snapshots. A substantial portion of the files relate to Washington state Initiative 276.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3262-001: Coalition for Open Government Records, ca. 1961-1976 (bulk 1973-1975)Return to Top

2 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Subject series, including correspondence, minutes, press releases, court papers, financial records, clippings.

Abbreviations used:

  • Coalition on Open Government = COG
  • Public Disclosure Commission = PDC

Biographical/Historical Note: Michael Hildt, donor, was campaign chairman and later director.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Michael Hildt, 3/24/1982

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative files
Box/Folder
1/1 3262-001
Background
1972-1974
1/2 3262-001
Conversation and discussion drafts
1971-1972
1/3 3262-001
Correspondence
1973-1975
1/4 3262-001
Dissolution
1975
1/5 3262-001
Financial files
1973-1976
1/6 3262-001
Form letters
1974-1975
1/7 3262-001
Fundraising
1972-1973
1/8 3262-001
L-6 expenditure forms from COG to PDC
1974-1975
1/9 3262-001
Meetings
1973-1975
1/10 3262-001
Notes
1974-1975
1/11 3262-001
Press releases, mimeos
1974-1975
1/12 3262-001
Miscellany
1975
Initiative 276
Box/Folder
1/13 3262-001
Memorabilia (clippings, fliers, etc.)
1972
1/14 3262-001
AGOs re 276
1973
1/15 3262-001
Notes on court case
1973
1/16 3262-001
Washington Superior Court
1973
1/17-18 3262-001
Washington Supreme Court
1973-1974
1/19-23 3262-001
Amendments
1973-1975
1/24 3262-001
RCW 42.17 Washington state Open Government Act (Initiative 276)
1973; 1975
1/25 3262-001
Compliance
1974
1/26 3262-001
Richardson legal fundraising breakfast
1974
1/27 3262-001
Correspondence
1975
2/1 3262-001
House Bill 827
1975
Box/Folder
2/2 3262-001
Pre-276 disclosure bills
1971-1972
2/3 3262-001
Post-276 bills
1973-1975
Public Disclosure Committee (PDC)
Box/Folder
2/4 3262-001
AWB rules petition
1974
2/5 3262-001
Exemption hearings
1973-1975
2/6 3262-001
Forms and instructions
1973-1975
2/7 3262-001
Hildt application to
1973
2/8 3262-001
LWV monitoring
1973-1974
2/9 3262-001
Minutes
1973-1974
2/10 3262-001
Press releases and memos
1975-1976
2/11 3262-001
Reports and correspondence
1972-1975
2/12 3262-001
Rules and Regulations
1974; 1976
2/13-28 3262-001
Clippings (primarily from Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau)
1974 July 21-1975 June 15
2/29 3262-001
Clippings
1972-1976; undated
2/30 3262-001
American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Correspondence and form letters
1975
2/31 3262-001
Common Cause involvement
1972-1974
2/32 3262-001
Socialist Workers Washington Campaign
ca. 1961-1974
2/33 3262-001
Jolene Unsoeld, Who Gave? Who Got? How Much?
1975
2/34 3262-001
Misc. amendments
ca. 1975
2/35 3262-001
Miscellany
1974-1975

Accession No. 3262-002: Coalition for Open Government records, 1957-1975Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Legal documents, drafts, articles and clippings, government publications, correspondence and other materials relating to the Coalition for Open Government. Files deal primarily with the drafting and passage of Washington state Initiative 276, the Public Disclosure Act.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Roger Leeds, December 2013.

Separated Material: Material received in the same donation was separated from this collection and described in Accession no. 4326-002, Choose an Effective City Council (CHECC) records. See Guide to the Choose an Effective City Council (CHECC) Records, 1967-1976 .

Container(s) Description Dates
Campaign Expenditures Reporting Act
Box/Folder
1/1 3262-002
Correspondence
1969-1971
1/2 3262-002
Notes
1970-1971
Box/Folder
1/3 3262-002
Campaign Disclosure Initiative
1971
Initiative 276
Box/Folder
1/4-11 3262-002
Documents re drafting and passage
1971-1972
Post-1972 implementation
Box/Folder
1/12-13 3262-002
General
1973-1974
1/14 3262-002
Amendments
circa 1973
1/15 3262-002
Public Disclosure Commission
circa 1973
1/16 3262-002
Disclosure under 276
1974-1975
1/17 3262-002
Disclosure law violation
1975
1/18 3262-002
Mardesich federal trial
1975
Box/Folder
1/19 3262-002
Leeds memos re history of I276 before and after passage
1971; 1974
1/20 3262-002
General / miscellaneous
circa 1973
Council on Electoral Reform
Box/Folder
2/1 3262-002
General
1969-1971
2/2 3262-002
Correspondence
1970-1971
Box/Folder
2/3 3262-002
Pre-1970 Rodgers and Leeds political reform proposals including law review article, drafts
1957; 1969
2/4 3262-002
Young Lawyers section Statutory Reform Committee – Proposed legislation
1969-1972
2/5 3262-002
Articles tracing Coalition for Open Government formation and activities
1971
2/6 3262-002
Norton, Marianne adv. Simpson et al
1971-1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Coalition for Open Government (Wash.)--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hildt, Michael (creator)
    • McDermott, James (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington (State). Public Disclosure Commission (creator)