Eldon Barrett Papers, 1849-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Barrett, Eldon
Title
Eldon Barrett Papers
Dates
1849-2010 (inclusive)
1935-2010 (bulk)
Quantity
14.5 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS305barrett (collection)
Summary
The Eldon Barrett Papers comprise biographical and personal papers, research, writings, and photographic materials documenting the life and career of a nationally known journalist, United Press International (UPI) writer and news bureau chief.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Eldon Barrett (1921-2009) was a nationally known journalist, United Press International (UPI) reporter and news bureau chief. Born in Nampa, Idaho, Barrett’s journalism career began during his teenage years at Olympia High School in Washington State, where he was a writer and editor of the school newspaper. He continued his writing at St. Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington, before enlisting in the Merchant Marine during World War II. After the war, Barrett began working for UPI news agency, initially in Salem, Oregon, and then in Seattle, Washington. In 1980, following retirement from UPI, Barrett and his wife Catherine (Ayer) Barrett moved to Bellingham, Washington, where he edited "Going Strong," a Bellingham Herald column on the topic of senior citizens, and continued to research and publish travel-related writing.

Eldon Barrett covered myriad issues and events during his career in journalism, including presidential visits to Seattle, sporting events, nuclear bomb testing in Alaska and Washington State legislative sessions. He was an avid and skilled photographer, documenting much of his travel and research interests through images as well as writing.

Sources: Eldon Barrett Papers and obituary, published 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Eldon Barrett Papers comprise biographical and personal papers, research, writings and photographic materials documenting the life and career of a nationally known journalist, United Press International (UPI) writer and news bureau chief.

The collection contains a small number of biographical and personal records, including documents from Eldon Barrett’s high school and college years, certificates of award, papers relating to his military service and a copy of his obituary.

The bulk of the collection comprises the extensive research and writing files generated through the course of Barrett’s career with UPI, and during his “retirement” years as a freelance travel writer and Bellingham Herald columnist. Maintained largely in the original and meticulous order found in Barrett's office, these files chronicle the extent and evolving nature of his research interests. His files include an assortment of notes, correspondence, articles, clippings, publications, photographs and other materials organized topically as the basis for his professional writings. These research and writings files document a wide variety of subjects, including people, places and events in the Pacific Northwest and other world-wide locations. Barrett researched and documented myriad stories of local and regional interest, including high-profile criminal cases, Pacific Northwest maritime history, WWII history in the Aleutian Islands and nuclear weapons testing at Amchitka, Alaska. Also of interest and grouped together are research files for Barrett’s Bellingham Herald “Seniors” columns, and pertaining to his ideas for books, articles, poetry and other writing projects. While Barrett frequently included copies or drafts of his manuscripts among these (subject-related) research files, researchers will also find many related and additional writings organized together under the headings “publications” and “published articles.”

Eldon Barrett's papers contain a significant number of slides, photographs and scrapbooks that complement or document his writings and other research materials. Folders, albums and scrapbooks are clearly identified on the inventory with descriptive titles (most supplied or labeled by Barrett) regarding the name, location and date of their subjects. They include slides of travels and landscapes in Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest in particular, images of Seattle and Olympia during the 1960s (including images of visiting presidents, Robert F. Kennedy and Black Panther protests in Olympia), and scrapbooks of photos and clippings documenting Barrett's work "On the Job" at UPI's Seattle office.

The collection also includes a small number of programs from sporting and other events, including the dedication ceremony for the Seattle Kingdome.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Eldon Barrett Papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. :  Biographical and personal papers1935-2010Return to Top

Scrapbook of additional biographical papers and documents can be found in file 11/10.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Obituary and bookmark from Memorial Gathering
2010 July 4
1/2
Honorable Discharge (Army Transportation Corp.)
1943
1/3
High school annual Pioneer edition the Olympus 1937 High school annual Olympiad 1939
1937; 1939
1/4
Awards and Certificates re: Writing and Journalism
1954-1990
1/5
Awards and Crtificates re: Photography
1978
1/6
Awards and Certificates, Other
1946-1984
1/7
Passports, vaccination records
1971-1987
1/8
Correspondence
1935-1977
1/9
Notebook "Eldon: The List Maker" and loose lists
1/10
Postcards
1/11
Pocket notebook(with wallet sized photographs inside)
1939-1942
1/12
Seaman's Certificate of Identification
1942
1/13
School Diplomas
1935-1939

Series II. :  Materials: Research and Writings1849-2012,   (bulk 1937-2009) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Olympia, High School and College Writings
Box/Folder
1/14
First manuscripts (high school)
1937-1938
1/15
Large envelope – YMCA Olympia Washington Newsletter 1943, copies of the Olympus, Olympia high school newsletter 1938-1939, the Martian, St. Martin’s College v.18, nrs.4,6, November 14, 1941, Whatnot (Olympia High School March 24, 1939
1938-1943
General research files
Box/Folder
1/16
Anasazi - Southwest Tribes
circa 1980s-1990s
1/17
Anthropology & Archaeology Prehistoric Phenomena (Archeoastrology, etc)
1970-1990
1/18
Appaloosa
1960s-2000s
1/19
Archaeology Guatemala, Mexico
1970s-2000s
1/20
Archives (archiving)
1982-1993
1/21
Artists (painters, sculptors, etc.)
1965-1995
1/22
Autumn (N. Cascades)
1980-1997
1/23
Chet Ullin – Mt. Baker Avalanche
1939; 1965-2002
1/24
Edwin Ayer’s Sojourn
1849-1901
1/25
Jane Barnes (Chippie and the Chinook)
1977-1989
1/26
Saint Benedict
1994-1995
1/27
Bighorn Pryor Mustangs, Medicine Wheel, Lovell
1974-1994
1/28
Bill Brown (“Blanket Bill”) Oregon
1878-1995
1/29
Birds, Beasts, & Butterflies
1977-1998
1/30
Black Panthers
1983-2006
1/31
The Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
1978-1996
1/32
Logging boots (& other clothes)
1971-1993
1/33
Bohunk Nelson & other logging stories
1983
1b/34
British Columbia
1947-2000
2/1
Bug Business
1969-1980
2/2
Gladys Buroker (Bellingham Female Pilot ~1919)
1992-2002
2/3
George Washington Bush (African-American Washington/Oregon pioneer--Bush Prairie near Olympia, Washington)
1963-1977
2/4
The C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) regional, national
1983-1994
2/5
Dig it now - Grays Harbor-Puget Sound Canal Project
1972-1984
2/6
Christmas Conjunction (astronomy, Star of Bethlehem)
1975-1999
2/7
Cannikan (Amchitka Nuclear Tests) First-hand observations, UPI notes, stories
1942-2003
2/8
Cannikan (Amchitka Nuclear Tests, Photographs)
1942-2003
2/9
Copenhagen & Rothkilde (Roskilde)
1949-1987
2/10
Chuckanut Drive
1981-2000
2/11
Columbus Day Storm
1963-2002
2/12
Columbia River
1956-2001
2/13
Columbia River(Newspaper clippings)
1956-2001
2/14
State Constitution (Washington) Writings
1989
2/15
Washington (State) Constitution (includes original from October 1878)
1878
2/16
Contact Lens (eyes)
1960-1986
2/17
Cowboy Cooking
1983-1993
2/18
Crater Lake, Bend, Shaniko, Oregon
1983-1998
2/19
Days (special) holidays, etc.
1978-2002
2/20
Destinations (Misc.)
1989-2003
2/21
Diamond Lil
1961-1986
2/22
Dogfish
1976-1997
2/23
Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics
1909-2000
2/24
Eastern Washington (general)
1966-2002
2/25
Martha Ellis Story (crossed plains in 1852, narratives)
1892-1908
2/26
England, Wales
1977-1998
2/27
Flacks (Bob Ward)
1978-1990
2/28
Foos (Miki & Paul), plane crash 1975, “medical” flight
1975-1978
2/29
Pete French (Frenchglen, Oregon)
1963-1995
2/30
French Canada
1972-1994
3/1
Galloping Gertie, 1940 (Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse)
1970-1990
3/2
Garden Therapy
1983-1996
3/3
First Gas Station (1907, Seattle, John McLean)
1907 ; 1964-1989
3/4
Geoducks
1957-1990
3/5
Gingerbread (cooking)
1988-1994
3/6
Governor Hotel, Olympia, Washington
1970
3/7
Great Basin National Park, Nevada (Lehman Caves)
1987-1999
3/8
Ruth Beebe Hill, Hanta Yo
1978-1984
3/9
Alta McClellan--Hardware Sales, Bellingham
1996; 2002
3/10
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada
1972-1997
3/11
Herbs, garlic, peppers, strawberries
1970-1993
3/12
Herring
1989
3/13
High Desert of Oregon (Harney – Lake – Malheur – Grant)
1962-2007
3/14
Highway 20
1984-2003
3/15
Hippofinks (Fort Lawton, Washington, Anzac unit, defended Tobrak, military)
1942-1977
3/16
Hoh-Quinault Rain Forest
1966-1998
3/17
Hose fight (Amtrak)
1995
3/18
Old Bellingham Houses, Buildings
1983-1997
3/19
Hovander House (fragrance garden)
1984-1999
3/20
Idaho
1974-1994
3/21
Miscellaneous Indian, treaties, info, etc.
1937-2005
3/22
Indian Resorts & Casinos
1979-1988
3/23
Inventions, Inventors, etc.
1981-1999
3/24
John Day Fossils
1955-2005
3/25
Bobby Kennedy, et.al.
1974-1988
3/26
King Arthur
1974-1998
3/27
Kinseys (photographers)
1981-1992
3/28
Kites
1976-2006
3/29
Klondike Kate (Mrs. John Matson, Bend, Oregon)
1939-1992
3/30
Charles Lappenbusch
1990-1996
3/31
Ham Lewis (Rep. James Hamilton Lewis, Washington State)
1897; 1995-2006
3/32
Logger Lingo, History of Logging
1953-1997
3/33
Lutefisk
1974-2001
3/34
Mexico, Guatemala
1973-2006
3/35
Mima Mounds (“Pimples Prairie”) S. of Olympia, Washington
1956-2006
3/36
Montezuma Castle, Arizona
1972-1995
3/37
Never Say Die (undertaker, Everett, Washington)
1891; 1973-1986
4/1
New England, Boston
1968-1995
4/2
New Orleans
1960-1992
4/3
North Cascade Park, Highway
1950s-2008
4/4
Oaxaca
1973-2003
4/5
Old Capitol (Olympia, Washington)
1949-1996
4/6
Olympia (Washington)
1930s-1993
4/7
Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend
1974-1996
4/8
Oregon Coast
1974-2000
4/9
Oregon-Washington Roads, Parks, Sites, etc.
1961-1998
4/10
WWU’s Outdoor Art
1980-2001
4/11
Owl Party (~1986, Washington State politics)
1977-2004
4/12
Palacio de Belles Artes, Mexico City
1978-1980
4/13
Peace Arch, Sam Hill
1969-2000
4/14
Pickle Ball (invented by Washington Lt. Governor Joel Pritchard, et.al.)
1977-2006
4/15
General George Pickett (San Juan Pig War)
1926-1999
4/16
Political Humor (Washington State)
1964-1999
4/17
Port Townsend Southern Railway
1972-1977
4/18
A Punny Thing Happened (travel humor, eg, Coals to Newcastle)
1974
4/19
Rare & Poisonous Plants
1977-2004
4/20
St. Patrick’s (Irish toasts, etc)
1978-1995
4/21
Western Washington (Puget Sound)
1977-1993
4/22
Quagmire Jones
1990
4/23
Mt. Rainier
1916-2001
4/24
Rembrandt (local couple’s discovery)
1972
4/25
Restaurants & Cooks
1971-1992
4/26
Rocks, Fossils, Gems
1975-2003
4/27
Gene Savoy (Bellingham) -- Andean Explorers Club
1966-2004
5/1
Scablands, Grand Coulee
1971-2008
5/2
Scandinavia (Sweden)
circa 1980s
5/3
Scotland
1995-1997
5/4
The Seasons
1985-1991
5/5
Seattle (general)
1968-2000
5/6
Seowyn (Lummi Indian-initiation)
1980-1990
5/7
Septober in Alaska
1979-1989
5/8
Shannon Point (squid)
1974-1996
5/9
Shollos (Mexican hairless dog)
1976-1998
5/10
Shrove Tuesday
1987-1991
5/11
Silk Train (Japanese trade)
1968-1996
5/12
Skagit Flats, tulips, La Conner, Sedro-Woolley, Mt Vernon, Anacortes
1961-2007
5/13
Smorgasbord
1976-1985
5/14
Snake River, Hells Canyon, (Wallowa)(Hell’s Canyon)(1956 map)
1956; 1974-1999
5/15
Snakes and Reptiles
1992
5/16
Stone Soup
1987
5/17
Save the Tree Squeek
circa 1984
5/18
State Symbols
1977-1997
5/19
Steelhead
1967-1994
5/20
Steens Mountain, Alvord Desert, Jordan Valley, Malheur (Oregon)
1963-2003
5/21
Sweden - Country of quality
1983-1994
5/22
Tansy Ragwort
1970-2000
5/23
Thermopolis Hot Springs, Colorado
1962-1981
5/24
Tillinghast (seed company)
1983-1989
5/25
Tilt-top table
1982-1984
5/26
Tomatoes & other vegetables
1975-2005
5/27
Tools
1977-1989
5/28
Trees (special)
1941-2000
5/29
Harry Truman
1978-1995
5/30
Vanport Flood
1978
5/31
Velikovsky (astronomy)
1972-1983
5/32
The Virginian & Guy Waring
1971-1982
5/33
Volcanoes of the Cascades
1974-2000
5/34
Volcanoes of the Cascades (Newspaper clippings)
1975-2005
6/1
Washington (George and Nat)
1974-1991
6/2
Weather Lore
1978-1993
6/3
Wherries (boats) Ron Mueller
circa 2003
6/4
The Wild West
1971-1991
6/5
Wilkes, Charles (U.S. exploring expedition)
1959-1987
6/6
Williwaw Christmas (Alaska, WWII)
1984-2005
6/7
Wobblies (IWW, labor clash 1916)
1964-1998
6/8
Yakima Indian Nation, treaties, legal, etc.
1955-1986
Crime/Maritime/Sports
Box/Folder
6/9
Misc.Crimes - Seattle, British Columbia
1955-1990
6/10
Kent Berry
circa 1939; 1984
6/11
Jake Bird
circa 1948-1949
6/12
D.B. Cooper
1972-2007
6/13
Kryeacos murder
1973-1975
6/14
Laura Law murder
circa 1940-1950
6/15
Matnap
1965-2006
6/16
DeCastro Earl Mayer
1938-1979
6/17
Michael Olds
circa 1961-1978
6/18
Peel murder case
1983-1992
6/19
Raoul Guy Rockwell
circa 1960
6/20
Rum runners/Bootlegging
1960-1994
6/21
Thelma Swensen
1961-1963
6/22
Tornow/Wildman of the Oxbow
1963-1993
6/23
Alaska steam
1960-1982
6/24
Tommy Drake
1931-1973
6/25
The Equator (Robert Louis Stevenson)
1962-1987
6/26
Merchant marine
1967-1998
6/27
The Nautilus and the Missouri
1979-2002
6/28
Old 75 (re: battle of the Aleutian Islands), Alaska
Writings/clippings/correspondence and photographs, re: battle of the Aleutian Islands Brown binder
1943-2000
6/29
Puget Sound shipping and vessels/ferries
1954-1998
6/30
Shipwrecks and lighthouses/ the Coast Guard
1939-1997
7/1
Tall ships of the sea
1963-1998
7/2
Tatoosh Triangle
1958-1995
7/3
The Thayer (ship)
1974-1988
7/4
The Vigilant (ship)
1990-1992
7/5
The Wawona (ship)
1964-2009
7/6
Baseball
1971-1994
7/7
Basketball
1989-1992
7/8
Boxing
1957-2005
7/9
Fish
1981-1996
7/10
Football
1981-2000
7/11
Horse racing
1989-2005
7/12
Swimming
1955-1979
Writing/Ideas/Poetry
Box/Folder
7/13
Background for novel – “The Nakhodka Konspiracy”
1979-1992
7/14
Unlabeled folder (Writing and copyright)
1957-2009
7/15
South-east Alaska ferry trip
1976-2006
7/16
Cutlines and I.D.s (includes photo identification sheets for various articles)
2000-2008
7/17
Unlabeled (Various Barrett writings and clippings)
1981-1992
7/18
Photo markets and sales
1975-2000
7/19
Seattle/Pacific Northwest manuscripts (includes photo identification sheets for various articles)
1980-2006
7/20
Food book
1975-2006
7/21
Good writing/jokes/misc
1946-1999
7/22
Miscellaneous writers
1940-1999
7/23
UPI (contains September 1992 UPI Downhold Club Directory)
1989-1994
7/24
Travel brochures
1960s-1990s
Other research files
Many of these files appear to be source material for Eldon Barrett’s later Bellingham Herald “Seniors” columns.
Box/Folder
8/1
Monsters (Mostly about Sasquatch)
circa 1930s-1940s; 1969-2001
8/2
Gardening (includes “Sunset’s Garden Handbook” First edition, 1935)
1935-1999
8/3
Gardening Master Gardener Textbook
1984
8/4
Abuse
1985-1992
8/5
Book reviews
undated
8/6
Kris Bulcroft- Old Love
1979-1991
8/7
Education Elder Hostel
1984-1998
8/8
Exercise/fitness/diet
1984-1991
8/9
Kingdome
1973-1976
8/10
Long-term care/ dementia day-care
1985-1992
8/11
Medical problems “medicare” (includes photograph of Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare and Medicaid into law – photo includes Mrs. Johnson, H. Humphrey, Harry S. and Bess Truman)
1983-1993
8/12
Memories/Oral history nostalgia
1982-1993
8/13
Peer-counseling
1990-1991
8/14
Perks and services
1984-1997
8/15
Pet therapy/music
1984-1992
8/16
Photography notes (includes magazine: “The Photo-Miniature” August 1903, v.5, no.53)
1903-1984
8/17
Safety-accidents-emergency-hypothermia
1984-1992
8/18
Social Security
1982-2000
8/19
Taxes- finance
1985-1995
8/20
Technology
1985
8/21
Elderly travel
1983-1992
8/22
U.S. Frigate Constitution (one brochure)
1933
8/23
Volunteering/RSVP caregivers/hospice
1982-1992
8/24
Washington (State) Centennial
1986-1989
8/25
Whatcom seniors - history and personalities
1983-1991
8/26
Working
1984-1992
8/27
Fraud
1985-2000
8/28
Grandparenting
1987-1991
8/29
Hobbies- gardening, etc.
1986-1992
8/30
Housing/home-sharing
1990-1992
8/31
Legal matters- wills, etc.
1987-1994
8/32
Legislation- lobby
1988-1993
8/33
Lifestyle/myths demographics
1984-1992
Publications
Box/Folder
8/34
Publications
1965-1997
8/35
Michael Olds, murderer
1977-1978
8/36
A Bag of Marbles (fiction)
1982-1983
8/37
Pacific Northwest - Flying Colors
1980
8/38
Puget Sound Country – Flighttime
1976
8/39
Seafair: Seattle’s nautical festival – Flying colors
July 1981
9/1
Seattle: rich in liquid assets – American Way
1980
9/2
Seattle: city for all seasons – Sky
1982
9/3
Space Needle – Accent
1977-1983
9/4
Time to laugh – P.I./Northwest
1979-1983
9/5
Washington/Oregon: the fourth corner – Flying Colors
1981-1982
9/6
Appaloosa
1964-1981
9/7
All in days work (Reader’s Digest)
1984
9/8
Seattle/Puget Sound Business Journals
1983-1985
9/9
Blowing in the wind (kites)
1982-1989
9/10
Perspective on planes
1982-1983
9/11
Book reviews
1964-1997
9/12
A ride with the ‘Wild Breadman’
1979-1981
9/13
Brock Adams
1977
9/14
Buggy Business (Ladybugs)
1967-1970
9/15
Business week
1979-1980
9/16
Carefree Copenhagen and Sweden
1984-1986
9/17
Chippie and the Chinook
1970-1985
9/18
"Of Bears, Squeeks, and Timberbeasts and How to Choke a Herring"(Volume Three) by Eldon Barrett
2012 July
Published articles
Box/Folder
9/19
Christmas conjunction
1977-1981
9/20
Christmas trees (“Shelton: Sultan of Swag”)
1965-1980
9/21
Clam funny (filler)
1967
9/22
Diamond Lil
1970-1976
9/23
Dishwasher salmon
1984-1985
9/24
Jean Enerson “At home on KING-TV”
1988
9/25
Fillers (used)
1967-1996
9/26
Gingerbread
1989
9/27
Tilting-top table “George Washington ate here”
1976-1983
9/28
Herald specials
1986-1989
9/29
Island hopping on Puget Sound
1977-1981
9/30
Latin lover
1975-1976
9/31
Legislature (humor)
1965-1983
9/32
Professor Loftus (fires)
1982
9/33
Hay Lewis (people’s choice)
1966-2002
9/34
Logger lingo
1963-1984
9/35
Logging boots
1990
9/36
Low-interest tax loans
1980
9/37
Lutefisk
1977-1983
9/38
Lynden
1983-1986
9/39
The Maine is remembered (hiker’s park)
1978-1988
9/40
Matanuska
1980-1982
9/41
Mima mounds
1974
9/42
Monster roster
2001
9/43
Never say die
1964-1981
9/44
Nostalgia columns
1989
9/45
Olympic Peninsula
1982-2005
9/46
"Personal Privilege""Deal,"
9/47
Pulse publications
2000-2001
9/48
Reader’s Digest filler
1986
9/49
Seavest
1977-1979
9/50
Septober in Alaska
1977-1983
9/51
Ski to Sea
1987
9/52
Slainte
1986
9/53
State Seal
1980-1988
9/54
Steelhead
1967-1989
9/55
Tansy Ragwort
1985
9/56
Vanport flood
1948; 1978
9/57
Western Avenue
1977
9/58
Memories… and other stories Volume 1 by Eldon Barrett
2009

Series III. :  Slides, Photographs and Scrapbooks 1930-19991960-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
10/1
Slides – Bellingham/Whatcom County (1of 2)
circa 1986-1998
10/2
Slides – Bellingham/Whatcom County (2of 2)
circa 1986-1998
10/3
Slides – Oregon (1of 2)
circa 1985-1996
10/4
Slides – Oregon (2of 2)
circa 1985-1996
10/5
Slides – Flora, Fauna, Sun Shots, Autumn (1 of 2)
circa 1972-1996
10/6
Slides – Flora, Fauna, Sun Shots, Autumn (1 of 2)
circa 1972-1996
10/7
Slides – Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, North Cascades etc. (1 of 2)
circa 1984-1999
10/8
Slides – Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, North Cascades etc. (1 of 2)
circa 1984-1999
10/9
UPI – Editor’s Notebook
circa 1969-1984
10/10
UPI – Editor’s Notebook
circa 1966-1970
11/1
Photo Album contains pictures of Seattle, Robert F. Kennedy, Presidents, Black Panthers in Olympia
circa 1960s-1990
11/2
Photo Album: pictures of Washington State, Alaska, Greece, Italy
undated
11/3
Black and White 35mm Negatives include photos of famous people and various places around the United States
undated
11/4
Black and White 35mm Negatives: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Bellingham
undated
11/5
Slides – Various places and events from around the World (1 of 2)
circa 1960s-1970s
11/6
Slides – Various places and events from around the World (2 of 2)
circa 1960s-1970s
11/7
Seattle World’s Fair Official Press Book
1962
11/8
Photos and Clippings File (1 of 2): Eldon Barrett – On The Job
1963-1965
11/9
Photos and Clippings File (2 of 2): Eldon Barrett – On The Job
1963-1965
11/10
UPI Notebook – High School reports and World War II papers
circa 1930s-1950s
11/11
Photographs, Press Corp (Salem and Seattle)
1946-1948
11/12
Photographs, S.S. North Coast and Crew, U.S.S. Mississippi
11/13
Photograph, Other
11/14
Slides – Alaska & Alaska Indians (1 of 2),
circa 1971-1996
11/15
Slides – Alaska & Alaska Indians (2 of 2),
circa 1971-1996
11b/16
Slides Box 1 (contains images of Seattle, Green Lake, RFK, politicians, Bellingham Bay, Boats)
11b/17
Slides Box 2 (contains images of Ferries, Gold Cup Race, Seattle, WWU Alumni Race, Pike Place Market)
1970
11b/18
Slides – Olympic Penninsula – Port Townsend – Washington Coast – Olympia (1 of 2)
circa 1971-1996
11b/19
Slides – Olympic Penninsula – Port Townsend – Washington Coast – Olympia (2 of 2)
circa 1971-1996
12/1
Envelope of 4 x 6 in. negatives “Ellis C. Ayer” (CD of digitized images included in folder)
undated
12/2
Photos and Slides (Various world-wide locations and Seattle)
circa 1960s-1970s
12/3
Photos and Slides (Various world-wide locations and Seattle)
circa 1960s-1970s
12/4
Newspaper Clippings – Amchitka and more
circa 1971-1974
12/5
Newspaper scrapbook of Eldon Barrett clippings, press credentials, business cards, etc.
circa 1970s to 1980
12/6
Black and White photographs including images of Native Americans and locations around the world
undated
12/7
Slides – Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, (1 of 2)
circa 1974-1996
12/8
Slides – Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, (2 of 2)
circa 1974-1996
12/9
Loose color prints (5 sheets) Bellingham/Whatcom County
undated
12/10
Slides – Top Pix Miscellaneous
circa 1962-1998
12/11
Slides – Canada (1 of 2)
circa 1966-1998
12/12
Slides – Canada (2 of 2)
circa 1966-1998
13/1
Color photographs and negatives includes – WWU Sculptures, WWU, Whatcom County, VRI
undated
13/2
Loose postcards
undated

Series IV. :  Event Programs1961-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/3
Dedication Ceremony and Pageant Program “The Spirit of America” The Kingdome
March 27, 1976
13/4
NBA All Star Game Program
January 15, 1974
13/5
Pat Boone Celebrity Golf Classic Ocean Shores, Washington Program
1968
13/6
University of Washington Academic Centennial Convocation Proceedings Program
November 16, 1961
13/7
Newspaper Clippings
1875-1990
13/8
Boeing Magazine
September 1970
13/9
United States National Viewpoint Statement on the Environment
August 15, 1974
13/10
USA 76: The First Two Hundred Years Bicentennial Program
1976
13/11
Icemen: A History of the Western Hockey League
circa 1972
13/12
The Dong Show: Puget Sound Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association 28th Annual Mid-Winter Sports Banquet Program
February 6, 1978
13/13
Seattle Mariners Official 1978 Scorecard
1978
13/14
The Kingdome Magazine
March 1976
13/15
Alaska Pictorial Panorama
1967
13/16
The Worlds of Alaska
1980
13/17
Introduction to Alaska 1972 with photo review… “Cities of the North”
1972
13/18
The Alaska Journal Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4
1973
13/19
Alaska Today Volumes 1 and 2
1973-1974
13/20
Seattle Pilots Official Scorebook
April 1969
13/21
"Indians in Washington" Published by Victor A. Meyers Secretary of State
Undated
13/22
"Southern Alberta's Roamin' Empire" By Ken Liddell Frontier Book No. 6
Undated
13/23
"Strangers on the Land" Yakima Treaty of 1855
1962
13/24
Olympia Washington Centennial Program
1950
Newspaper Clippings and Headlines
Oversized-box
1
"Headlines of History from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer"(11.5"x15.5")
1975
Newspaper Scrapbook (16"x12"x2")
Oversized-box
2
Framed Certificate "Project Cannikin"
Undated
Certificate from the Rice Systems of Business Penmanship
"Welcome to Nautilus"
June 15, 1957

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Journalists--Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources.
  • Nuclear testing--Alaska--Amchitka Island--History--Sources.
  • Older people--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History--Sources.
  • Reporters and reporting--Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Alaska--Aleutian Islands--History--Sources.
  • Personal Names :
  • Eldon Barrett, 1921-2009--Archives. (creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Kingdome (Seattle, Wash.)--History--Sources.
  • United Press International--History--Sources.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska)--History, Military--Sources.
  • Amchitka Island (Alaska)--History--Sources.
  • Northwest, Pacific--Description and travel--History--Sources.
  • Northwest, Pacific--Description and travel--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources.
  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Olympia (Wash.)--History--Sources.
  • Olympia (Wash.)--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Seattle (Wash.)--History--Sources.
  • Seattle (Wash.)--History--Sources--Photographs.
  • Washington (State)--History--Sources.
  • Washington (State)--History--Sources--Photographs.