Citizens for Returnable Beverage Containers records, 1977-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Citizens for Returnable Beverage Containers
Citizens for Returnable Beverage Containers records
1977-1980 (inclusive)
3.75 cubic feet
Collection Number
3985 (Accession No. 3985-001)
Records of an organization which campaigned to place a 5 cent deposit on bottles and cans in Washington State
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

An organization that coordinated Initiative 61, the proposed Washington State Returnable Beverage Container Act. The Initiative 61 ("Bottle Bill") project spanned three years from 1977 to 1979. When lobbying the legislature was unsuccessful in getting a bill enacted, CRBC collected signatures for an initiative and succeeded in bringing the measure before the voters in the November 1979 election. It was narrowly defeated. Steve Zemke of Seattle was the campaign director of the Initiative 61 effort.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports, legislative files and background material, publicity, clippings, ephemera, and subject series.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Beverage containers--Recycling--Law and legislation--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Citizens for Returnable Beverage Containers--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Zemke, Steve (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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