Judge William G. Long papers, 1914-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Long, William G. (William George), 1894-1974
Judge William G. Long papers
1914-1980 (inclusive)
1936-1964 (bulk)
1.07 cubic feet (3 boxes) including textual materials and 34 phonodiscs
Collection Number
5952 (Accession No. 5952-001)
Papers from Judge Long's career, including memorandums, addresses, and transcripts of his radio show, "Judge's Notebook" on KIRO.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Judge William G. Long (1894-1974) was appointed to the King County Juvenile Court in 1933 by Governor Martin. He served on both the King County Juvenile Court and the Superior Court from 1940-1970. Much of his service focused on fighting juvenile delinquency and other youth issues. He was considered the "father" of the King County Youth Service Center and helped with the formation of the Seattle-King County Metropolitan Youth Commission. He received many honors throughout his distinguished career, including the Wing Luke Award in 1966 by the Seattle-King County Youth Commission in recognition of his superior service in the field of youth development.

In 1937, Judge Long, along with Archie Phelps and Ben Evans, worked together to create Camp Long, a park in West Seattle that was designed to give organized scouting groups a place to learn camping skills. Camp Long opened to the public in 1984. Judge Long also had a weekly 15-minute radio program on KIRO called "The Judge's Notebook," which focued on the local juvenile justice system. Judge Long lived in West Seattle with his wife, Maude, and his children, William, Alva, Louise, and Marion. He died on January 3, 1974.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers from Judge Long's career, including memorandums, addresses, and transcripts of his radio show, "Judge's Notebook" on KIRO. Materials also include programs and press releases from the dedication of Camp Long, certificates and other honors, correspondence and personal files, papers and correspondence about Judge Long's children and wife, and thirty-four audio records of "Judge's Notebook."

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Restrictions on Use

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

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Judge's Notebook 1955-1963
1 Judge's Notebook 1963-1964
1 Memorandums and Addresses, Other Writings 1930s-1960s
1 Camp Long dedication 1941, 1975
1 Certificates and Honors 1919-1961
1 Kiwanis Teenager's Employment Service 1960
1 Correspondence 1936-1943
1 Personal Documents 1929-1939
1 Articles, papers, and correspondence re: Judge Long's children and wife 1940-1980
1 Clippings 1930s-1970s
1 Miscellaneous 1914-1952, undated
2-3 Audio Records of "Judge's Notebook" 1957-1958

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Judges--Washington (State)--King County--Archives
  • Juvenile courts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Long, William G. (William George), 1894-1974--Archives
  • Long, William G. (William George), 1894-1974--Family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Long (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal correspondence
  • Sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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