Palmer Smith papers, 1793-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith, Palmer, 1922-2004
Title
Palmer Smith papers
Dates
1793-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
35.5 cubic feet (38 boxes and one tube)
Collection Number
4512
Summary
Papers of a civic activist and attorney from Seattle, Washington with an interest in the problems of inner city schools
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.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Palmer Smith (1922-2004) was a Seattle attorney and civic activist with an interest in the problems of inner city schools. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, worked in Naval intelligence, and earned a B.S. and a law degree from Harvard University. He moved to Seattle in 1953 and practiced law for over forty years.

From 1967 to 1968, he taught a course at Garfield High School titled “Science For Living.” This was an experimental course for students who had been expelled from school or were at risk of dropping out. From 1968 to 1970, he was a visiting fellow at Battelle Seattle Research Center. While at Battelle, he undertook the development of the Seattle Urban Academy (with Charles P. Huey.) to serve black students of the Central District. Smith left Battelle in 1970 and in 1972 incorporated the Seattle Urban Academy as a non-profit corporation, but the school faced opposition from groups promoting integration of schools over separate educational opportuniites. It was never opened. Smith was also a Steering Committee member and attorney for the Coalition for Quality Integrated Education, a citizen group which assisted with transfer programs in the Seattle Public Schools in the 1970’s. He was active in other groups concerned with public education, civil rights, and good government. He also belonged to and served as attorney for the Citizens’ Abortion Discussion Group, in the State of Washington, later the Washington Citizens for Abortion Reform. In this role he drafted the first abortion-rights legislation in Washington State. Smith died in Seattle in January 2004.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Palmer Smith papers include correspondence, minutes of meetings, writings, reports, legal pleadings, government publications, family papers, and other materials related to his activism in restructuring urban public schools, school desegregation in Seattle, and various political and civic projects, mainly in the greater Seattle area, with the bulk dating from 1960 to 1975. Papers include documentation of the following organizations: Seattle Urban Academy; Coalition for Quality Integrated Education; The Central Area School Council; Washington Citizens for Abortion Reform; Coalition Against Recall; and the Washington Legislature's Joint Committee on Urban Area Government,Citizen's Advisory Committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4512-001: Palmer Smith papers, 1956-1991 (bulk 1960-1975)Return to Top

14.21 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged into 2 series:
  • Organizations and Associations, 1953-1993
  • Personal Papers, 1957-1979

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, writings, reports, legal pleadings, government publications, and other materials related to his activism in restructuring urban public schools, school desegregation in Seattle, and various political and civic projects, mainly in the greater Seattle area.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Source: Palmer Smith, June 23, 1995

Processing Info: Processed in 1999-2001 by Stephen Miles and Crystal Lentz.

Container(s) Description Dates
Organization and Associations Papers
Arrangement: Arranged by organization or association, then by type of record.
1954-1993
Seattle Urban Academy Project
Organization
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4512-001
Articles of Incorporation
1972
1/2 4512-001
By-laws
1972
1/3 4512-001
Statement of Purposes (Draft)
1971
Intraorganizational Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 4512-001
Battelle Memoranda
1968-1973
1/5 4512-001
Seattle Urban Academy Memoranda
1971
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 4512-001
Incoming Letters (to Palmer Smith)
1969-1973, undated
1/7-9 4512-001
Outgoing Letters
1968-1988, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/10 4512-001
Fuller, Robert W.
1968-1971
1/11 4512-001
Harty, Harold
1968-1971, undated
1/12 4512-001
Huey, Charles P.
1969-1976
1/13 4512-001
Paul, Ronald S.
1968-1972
1/14 4512-001
Others
1968-1976
1/15 4512-001
Unidentified and Non-Palmer Smith
1971, undated
Proposals
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 4512-001
"Central Area Academy or Seattle Academy" by Little, John C.
undated
1/17 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy, Proposed by John Little" (draft 2)
undated
1/18 4512-001
"Proposed Outline for Evaluation of the Seattle Academy Concept"
1/1969
1/19 4512-001
"Proposed Outline for the Seattle Academy Prospectus"
1/1969
1/20 4512-001
"A Prospectus of the Seattle Academy" (draft 5)
2/1969
1/21-22 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy: A Prospectus" (draft 5)
2/1969
1/23 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy: A Prospectus" (draft 5, revision 2)
2/1969
1/24 4512-001
"A Prospectus of the Seattle Urban Academy" (draft 5, revision 3)
3/1969
1/25 4512-001
"Brief on the Seattle Academy"
4/1969
1/26 4512-001
"Proposed Plan for Developing the Seattle Academy Program Plan"
7/1969
1/27 4512-001
"Seattle Urban Academy Program Plan" (draft, outline)
8/1969
1/28-34 4512-001
"Seattle Academy Program Plan (draft)
8/1969
1/35 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy - Summary of Primary Features"
2/1970
1/36-38 4512-001
"Seattle Urban Academy Program Plan"
2/1970
1/39 4512-001
"Summary of the Seattle Academy Program Plan"
4/1970
1/40 4512-001
"Seattle Academy: Phase II Development Activities"
6/1970
1/41-42 4512-001
"Seattle Urban Academy Program Plan"
12/1970
1/43 4512-001
"Proposed Organizational Structure for the Seattle Urban Academy"
1971
2/1 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy: A Staff Proposal from the Community Talent Bank and Battelle Memorial Institute
undated
2/2 4512-001
"The Seattle Academy" (draft 4)
undated
2/3-4 4512-001
"Seattle Urban Academy" (early drafts)
undated
2/5 4512-001
Portions of Drafts
1969-1970
2/6 4512-001
"Battelle Fellowships in Inner-City Education Program" (proposed by Palmer Smith)
1968-191975
2/7 4512-001
Birnbaum Proposal
1969-1970?
2/8 4512-001
"California Institute of Technology Summer Science Program"
1970
2/9 4512-001
"Central Area Wilderness Program"
1972
2/10 4512-001
"Increasing Productivity in Elementary/Secondary Public Education"
undated
2/11 4512-001
"Proposals for Correcting Dropout Problem in Central Area Schools"
1968
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
2/12 4512-001
"Seattle Urban Academy Phase II Development: Final Report"
1971
2/13 4512-001
"Teacher Advisory Committee Report to Seattle Urban Academy"
1971
2/14 4512-001
"Final Report - Seattle Urban Academy Phase II Development"
1971
Box/Folder Accession
2/15 4512-001
"Some Observations on the Application of Systems Engineering Methodologies to Inner-City Education"
1971
2/16-18 4512-001
"The Seattle Urban Academy Program: An Example of Social Intervention" (draft and final draft)
1973
2/19 4512-001
Central Area Educational Institute
1969
2/20 4512-001
"Community Talent Bank Program"
1969
2/21 4512-001
Non-Profit Organization Annual Reports
1972-191991
2/22 4512-001
"Non-Segregated Education in Washington Schools"
1970
2/23 4512-001
Related Reports on Education
1985-1991, undated
2/24 4512-001
"Volunteer Services in Seattle Schools, 1969-1970"
2/25 4512-001
Miscellaneous
1970, undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/26-29 4512-001
Seattle Academy Log
1968-1971,undated
2/30-31 4512-001
Financial Records
1968-1974
2/32 4512-001
Contracts
undated
2/33-36 4512-001
Laws and Legislation
1965-1971, undated
2/37 4512-001
Teacher Certification Standards
1970-1971, undated
Conferences
Box/Folder Accession
2/38 4512-001
Community School Conference or "Survival of the Inner-City School: Education Through Community Control or Decentralization?"
1970
2/39 4512-001
"Ethics of Social Intervention"
1973
Box/Folder Accession
2/40 4512-001
Notes
1970-1991, undated
3/1 4512-001
Testimony (National Education Goals Panel Hearings)
1991
Papers
Box/Folder Accession
3/2 4512-001
"Specific Reading Disability: Information for Parents and Teachers" (by Eustis, Richard S.)
1948
3/3 4512-001
"Education in Action - A Strategy of Change in a Time of Conflict" (by Gottfried, Sue D. and Northwood, L. K.)
1970?
3/4 4512-001
"Models and Methods in Evaluation Research" and "Evaluation of the Battelle Seattle Urban Academy" (by Guttentag, Marcia)
1973, undated
3/5 4512-001
Innovation article on Seattle Urban Academy (Harty, Harold, et al)
1972
3/6 4512-001
"Some Observations on the Application of Systems Engineering Methodologies to Inner-City Education" (by Huey, C. P. et al)
1971
3/7 4512-001
"The Paul Friere Method: Literacy Training and Conscientization" (by Sanders, Thomas G.)
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/8-11 4512-001
Articles
1968-1991, undated
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
3/12 4512-001
Government Publications
1972-1973
3/13 4512-001
Eastside Forum- Organizers' Manual
1970
Box/Folder Accession
3/14 4512-001
Lectures (by Palmer Smith)
1969-1970
3/15 4512-001
Newspaper - Garfield Messenger
1970
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
3/16 4512-001
National Committee for Support of the Public Schools
1970
3/17 4512-001
Synopsis (Teaching Aid)
1969
3/18 4512-001
Alternative Education Newsletters
1969-1970
3/19 4512-001
Others
1971-1973
Ephemera
Box/Folder Accession
3/20 4512-001
"Big Rock Candy Mountain"
1970-1971
3/21 4512-001
Black Panther Party Political Education Kit
undated
3/22 4512-001
National Socialist White People's Party
undated
3/23 4512-001
"The Preschool Things Catalog"
undated
3/24 4512-001
Miscellaneous
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
3/25-29 4512-001
Afram Associates. Inc.
1966-1970
3/30-31 4512-001
American Federation of Teachers
1969-1970, undated
3/32-33 4512-001
Battelle Memorial Institute
1969-1970, undated
4/1 4512-001
Battelle Regional Research Center Study
1970
4/2 4512-001
Battelle Settlements with IRS and Ohio (Loss of Tax-Exempt Status)
1975
4/3 4512-001
Battelle Videotape Equipment Project
1968-1970
4/4 4512-001
Central Area School Desegregation
1968-1969
4/5 4512-001
Community Talent Bank - Home-School Community Liaison Project
1968-1969
4/6 4512-001
Education Vouchers
1972, undated
4/7 4512-001
Educational Staff Seminar Washington State Field Trip
1970
4/8-11 4512-001
Legal Research
1968-1971
4/12 4512-001
Pangborn, Sally Case
1970
4/13 4512-001
School Desegregation
1970, undated
4/14 4512-001
School District Evaluation of the [Seattle Urban] Academy
1971
4/15 4512-001
Seattle Model Cities Program
1968-1969
4/16 4512-001
Seattle School Board Recall and Levy
1973
4/17 4512-001
Seattle Urban Academy, Phase II
1970
4/18-20 4512-001
Urban Academy 1990 Activity
1990
4/21-23 4512-001
Urban Academy 1991 Activity
1991
Box/Folder Accession
4/24-28 4512-001
Clippings
1968-1991
4/29 4512-001
Miscellany
1969-1976
East St. Louis Urban Academy
Box/Folder Accession
4/30 4512-001
General Correspondence
1971-1973
4/31-32 4512-001
Workshop Materials
1972
5/1 4512-001
Reports and Proposals
1972
5/2 4512-001
Resumes
5/3 4512-001
Contracts
1971-1972
5/4 4512-001
Financial Records
1972
5/5 4512-001
Miscellany
Garfield Teaching Project
Box/Folder Accession
5/6 4512-001
General Correspondence
1965-1970
5/7 4512-001
Statements and Proposals
1965-1968
5/8-11 4512-001
Course Materials
1968-1971, undated
5/12 4512-001
Log/Notes
1968-1969
5/13 4512-001
Articles
1968-1969
5/14 4512-001
Clippings
1968-1969
5/15 4512-001
Miscellany
1968-1972, undated
Box/Folder Accession
5/16-17 4512-001
Huey, Charles P.
1968-1988
5/18 4512-001
Seattle Urban Academy Steering Committee (SASC)
1969-1971
Box/Folder Accession
5/19-29 4512-001
Central Area School Council
1969-1993, undated
6/1-7 4512-001
Citizens Committee for Open Housing
1959-1964, undated
Coalition Against Recall
Box/Folder Accession
6/8 4512-001
General Correspondence
1965, 1971-1972
6/9 4512-001
Reports
1971-1972
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
6/10 4512-001
Citizens Against Mandatory Bussing
1972
6/11-12 4512-001
Desegregation
1970-1972
6/13 4512-001
Enrollment
1960-1972
Box/Folder Accession
6/14 4512-001
Clippings
1964-1965, undated
6/15 4512-001
Miscellany
1970-1972, undated
Coalition for Quality Integrated Education
Box/Folder Accession
6/16 4512-001
Biographical Features - Palmer Smith
undated
Organization
Box/Folder Accession
6/17 4512-001
Advisory Committee
undated
6/18 4512-001
Articles of Dissolution and Plan of Distribution
1981-1982
6/19-20 4512-001
Articles of Incorporation
1971
6/21 4512-001
By-Laws
1971-1973
6/22 4512-001
By-Laws (Amendments)
1974-1976
Box/Folder Accession
6/23 4512-001
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1976
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
6/24 4512-001
re: "In Touch"
1971-1972
6/25 4512-001
Siqueland, Ann
1974-1975
6/26-27 4512-001
re: Washington State. Charitable Registration
1972-1979, undated
6/28-33 4512-001
Miscellaneous
1970-1981
Box/Folder Accession
6/34-40 4512-001
Minutes
1971-1977
6/41 4512-001
Membership Lists- Board Of Directors
1971-1979
Contracts
Box/Folder Accession
6/42 4512-001
CQIE-Seattle. School District No. 1 (Educational Services Agreement)
1971-1972
6/43 4512-001
CQIE-Seattle. School District No. 1 (Other Agreements)
1971-1972
6/44 4512-001
Employment Contracts
1973
Box/Folder Accession
6/45-46 4512-001
Employment Procedures
1973-1976
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 4512-001
Coalition Concern
undated
7/2 4512-001
Discussion Questions and Suggestions
1970-1971, undated
7/3 4512-001
Health Care Plan
1977
7/4 4512-001
Ineligibility Determination
1976
7/5-7 4512-001
Legal Research
undated
7/8 4512-001
Resource Materials
undated
7/9 4512-001
School Climate Profile
1979
7/10 4512-001
Seattle Public Schools
1971, undated
7/11 4512-001
Voluntary Racial Transfer Program
1971-1976
Box/Folder Accession
7/12 4512-001
Speeches & Writings
1970
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
7/13 4512-001
Non-Profit Organization Annual Reports
1972-1980
7/14 4512-001
Title VII
1973, undated
7/15 4512-001
Others
1972, undated
Proposals
Box/Folder Accession
7/16 4512-001
Third Force Institute
1969
7/17-18 4512-001
Title VII Grant Proposal
1970-1977
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
7/19 4512-001
Coalition Concern - The Coordinator
1970-1971
7/20-25 4512-001
Citizens for Quality Integrated Education
1970-1976
7/26 4512-001
Seattle Public Schools - In Touch
1971-1977
7/27 4512-001
Others
1971-1977
Box/Folder Accession
7/28 4512-001
News Releases
1970
7/29 4512-001
Application For Tax-exempt Status
1971
7/30 4512-001
Financial Records
1971-1976
7/31 4512-001
Job Descriptions
undated
7/32 4512-001
Legislation
1970-1976
7/33 4512-001
Notes
1970-1971, undated
7/34-35 4512-001
Clippings
1970-1977
7/36 4512-001
Photographs
undated
7/37 4512-001
Ephemera
undated
Committee on the Deficit (REDUCE)
Box/Folder Accession
7/38 4512-001
General Correspondence
1985-1987
7/39 4512-001
Resumes
undated
7/40-41 4512-001
Drafts
1985, undated
7/42 4512-001
Notes
1983-1985
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
7/43 4512-001
Responsibly Ending the Deficit Using Citizen Energy (REDUCE)
1985
7/44 4512-001
Deficit Reduction Discussion Group
1985
Box/Folder Accession
7/45-48 4512-001
Clippings
1985-1986
8/1-2 4512-001
Miscellany
1983-1986
Council of Planning Affiliates, Preston School Study Committee
Box/Folder Accession
8/3-4 4512-001
General Correspondence
1963-1964
8/5-8 4512-001
Reports
1962-1964
8/9 4512-001
Findings and Proposals
1963-1964
8/10 4512-001
Notes
1964, undated
8/11 4512-001
Clippings
1963-1964
8/12 4512-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/13-14 4512-001
Rosellini (Albert D.) Re-election Committee
1960
Seattle Public Schools, Election Rules and Procedures Committee
Box/Folder Accession
8/15 4512-001
Organizational
1971
8/16 4512-001
General Correspondence
1971
8/17 4512-001
Minutes
1971
8/18 4512-001
Reports
1970
8/19-20 4512-001
Procedures and Guidelines
1971
8/21 4512-001
Notes
1971, undated
8/22 4512-001
Miscellany
1971, undated
Seattle Children's Home
Box/Folder Accession
8/23 4512-001
General Correspondence
1970-1972
8/24 4512-001
Publications
1969-1970, undated
8/25 4512-001
Miscellany
Seattle-King County Bar Association, Criminal Justice System Committee
Box/Folder Accession
8/26 4512-001
Minutes
1971-1972
8/27 4512-001
Financial Records
1970-1972
8/28 4512-001
Reports
1970
8/29 4512-001
Notes
undated
8/30 4512-001
Miscellany
1971-1972
Seattle-King County Bar Association, Law Enforcement Committee
Box/Folder Accession
8/31,32 4512-001
General Correspondence
1970-1975
8/33 4512-001
Notes
1970, undated
8/34 4512-001
Subject File - Seattle Police Department
1971, undated
8/35 4512-001
Clippings
1970-1974
8/36 4512-001
Miscellany
1970-1972
Seattle-King County Bar Association-Defender Board Joint Committee to Evaluate the Seattle Public Defender
Box/Folder Accession
8/37 4512-001
General Correspondence
1973
8/38 4512-001
Reports
1973
8/39 4512-001
Studies
undated
8/40 4512-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/41-42 4512-001
Washington Board Against Discrimination
1957-1961
Washington Legislature, Joint Committee on Urban Area Government. Citizen's Advisory Committee
Box/Folder Accession
8/43 4512-001
Organizational Features
1962, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
8/44 4512-001
Durning, Marvin B.
1961-1964
8/45 4512-001
Schmechel, Donald A.
1962
8/46 4512-001
Miscellaneous A-Z
1961-1962
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 4512-001
Combined Metropolitan Area (Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma)
1961-1963
9/2 4512-001
Public Sessions
1962
9/3 4512-001
Seattle Metropolitan Area
1961-1962
9/4 4512-001
Spokane Metropolitan Area
1961-1962
9/5 4512-001
Tacoma Metropolitan Area
1961-1962
Box/Folder Accession
9/6 4512-001
Financial Records
1959, 1963, undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
9/7 4512-001
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
1961
9/8 4512-001
Central Area Comprehensive Plan
1961
9/9 4512-001
Citizens Advisory Committee- Final Report
1962
9/10 4512-001
Committee on State Government Organization
1954-1955, undated
9/11 4512-001
"Economic Development of the Seattle Metropolitan Area"
1961
9/12 4512-001
Governor's Commission on Metropolitan Area Problems
1960
9/13 4512-001
Puget Sound Regional Planning Council
1960
9/14 4512-001
Seattle Metropolitan-Joint Committee on Urban Area Government
1961
9/15 4512-001
Subcommittee on Annexation, Incorporation and Special Districts
1962
9/16-19 4512-001
Subcommittee on Finance
1962
9/20 4512-001
Subcommittee on Land Use and Open Space
1962
9/21-22 4512-001
University ot Washington, Bureau of Governmental Research and Services
1956, 1959, 1962
9/23 4512-001
University of Washington, Highway Economic Studies
1961
9/24 4512-001
Water Resources
1957-1962
Box/Folder Accession
9/25-30 4512-001
Recommendations
1962, undated
9/31-36 4512-001
Speeches and Writings
1961-1962, undated
9/37 4512-001
Campaign Materials
1962
9/38-41 4512-001
Legislation
1961-1963
9/42 4512-001
Case Files
1963
9/43 4512-001
Notes
undated
9/44 4512-001
News Releases
1966, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
9/45 4512-001
Citizens' Council on City Planning
1961, undated
9/46 4512-001
Metro
1961-1962, undated
9/47-10/1-4 4512-001
Taxation
1956-1962
Box/Folder Accession
10/5 4512-001
Ephemera
1961-1963, undated
10/6 4512-001
Clippings
1962, 1966, undated
10/7 4512-001
Miscellany
1961-1962, undated
Washington Senate, Democratic Caucus
Box/Folder Accession
10/8 4512-001
Organizational Features
1961
10/9 4512-001
General Correspondence
1960-1961
10/10-11 4512-001
Speeches and Writings
1958-1960, undated
10/12-13 4512-001
Legislation (drafts)
1959-1961, undated
10/14 4512-001
Notes
undated
10/15 4512-001
Miscellany
undated
Washington Association of County Commissioners
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
10/16 4512-001
Ford, Richard D.
1958-191960
10/17 4512-001
Pinkus, William
1959-1960
10/18 4512-001
Watts, Richard C.
1957-1963
10/19 4512-001
Miscellaneous A-Z
1958-191960
Box/Folder Accession
10/20 4512-001
Reports
1966
10/21 4512-001
Speeches and Writings
1961, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
10/22 4512-001
County Service Areas
1958-1960, 1976
10/23 4512-001
County Services Area Act
1961, undated
10/24 4512-001
Legislative Program
1960, undated
10/25 4512-001
Tax Collection Project
1956-191960
Box/Folder Accession
10/26 4512-001
Notes
undated
10/27 4512-001
Miscellany
1950-191955
Box/Folder Accession
10/28 4512-001
Washington Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation
1959-1960
Washington Citizens for Abortion Reform (Goldenberg Committee)
Box/Folder Accession
10/29 4512-001
Organizational Features
1969, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
10/30 4512-001
Goldenberg, Samuel
1967-1981
10/31 4512-001
Gorton, Slade
undated
10/32 4512-001
Washington State Medical Association
1967-1976
10/33-35 4512-001
Miscellaneous A-Z
1967-1971
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
10/36 4512-001
American Psychiatric Association. North Pacific District Branch
1969
10/37 4512-001
Citizens' Abortion Discussion Group
1968-1969
10/38 4512-001
W.A.C.C.A. Executive Committee
10/39 4512-001
Washington State Medical Association. Public Laws Committee
1968
Box/Folder Accession
10/40 4512-001
Legal Documents
undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
10/41 4512-001
Abortion Action Research Summary
10/42 4512-001
Abortion Law Reform Association
1965-1966
10/43 4512-001
Obstetrical and Gynecological Societies
1968, undated
10/44 4512-001
re: Therapeutic Abortion
1966-1968
10/45 4512-001
Washington Citizen's for Abortion Rights
1978
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
10/46 4512-001
re: Abortion Law Reform
1967, undated
10/47 4512-001
"Abortion Law Reform in New York"
1966-1967
10/48 4512-001
"The Law of Abortion"
1958
10/49 4512-001
re: Morality of Law
1968, undated
10/50 4512-001
re: Therapeutic Abortion
undated
10/51 4512-001
Miscellaneous Writings
1966-1968, undated
10/52 4512-001
Miscellaneous Speeches and Statements
1963, 1967, undated
Box/Folder Accession
10/53 4512-001
Campaign Materials
1973
Legislation
Box/Folder Accession
10/54 4512-001
American Medical Association Recommended Legislation
undated
10/55 4512-001
Drafts
1968
10/56 4512-001
House Bills (various states)
1967-1970, undated
10/57-58 4512-001
Passed Legislation
undated
11/1 4512-001
Senate Bills (various states)
1967-1970, undated
11/2 4512-001
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill
undated
11/3 4512-001
Washington State Board of Health
1970-1971
11/4 4512-001
Working Papers
1968
11/5 4512-001
YMCA Youth Legislature
1968
11/6-9 4512-001
Other
undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/10 4512-001
Directories- Washington State Legislature
1969
Case Files
Box/Folder Accession
11/11 4512-001
People of the State of California v. Belous (Leon P.)
undated
11/12 4512-001
People of the State of California v. Robb (Robert C.)
1970
11/13 4512-001
U.S. v. Vuitch (Milan) and Boyd (Shirley A.)
1969
Box/Folder Accession
11/14 4512-001
News Releases
1968-1971
11/15 4512-001
Publications
1965, 1968
Notes
Box/Folder Accession
11/16 4512-001
Abortion Debate
undated
11/17 4512-001
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/18 4512-001
Conferences and Conventions
1971
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
11/19 4512-001
AMA Policy-Joint Commission
1967
11/20 4512-001
Basic Rationale
1969
11/21 4512-001
The Bill
1969-1970, undated
11/22 4512-001
Birth Defects
undated
11/23 4512-001
British Law, et al
undated
11/24-25 4512-001
Child Medical Service
1971-1972
11/26 4512-001
Citizens' Abortion Discussion Group
undated
11/27 4512-001
Fetal Rights
1968, undated
11/28 4512-001
Guidelines
1965, 1969, undated
11/29 4512-001
Legal Authorities
1976-1977
11/30 4512-001
New Yorkers for Abortion Law Repeal
1969
11/31 4512-001
Other Approaches
1968-1969, undated
11/32 4512-001
Questions and Answers, Fact Sheets and Vignettes
1967-1969
11/33 4512-001
Statements
1969, undated
Ephemera
Box/Folder Accession
11/34 4512-001
Abortion Law Reform Association
undated
11/35 4512-001
Association for the Study of Abortion
1969
11/36 4512-001
Miscellaneous
1968-1969, undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/37-44 4512-001
Clippings
1966-1992
11/45 4512-001
Miscellany
1967, undated
Personal Papers
1957-1979
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
11/46-47 4512-001
Bioanalytical Studies of Cannabis Smoking
1969
11/48 4512-001
Other
1969
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
11/49 4512-001
Adoption Subsidy Act-1975 Amendments
1974-1975
11/50 4512-001
Center for Urban Studies
1975
11/51 4512-001
Christian Social Action Committee and other Christian Organizations
11/52 4512-001
City Council
1975
Civil Rights
Box/Folder Accession
11/53 4512-001
General Correspondence
1958
11/54 4512-001
Articles
1952-1959, undated
11/55 4512-001
Case File
circa 1959
11/56 4512-001
Clippings
1957-1959, undated
11/57-58 4512-001
Legislation
1959-1961
11/59 4512-001
Newsletters
1959
11/60 4512-001
Speeches and Writings of Others
1957-1958
11/61 4512-001
Reports
1952-1959, undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/62 4512-001
Constitutional Amendment 23 (U.S. Constitution)
1958
11/63-65 4512-001
Education
1958-1963, 1970-1971, undated
11/66 4512-001
Education - Bottomly, Forbes
1971-1972
11/67 4512-001
Education - Seattle Desegregation
1971-1972, undated
12/1 4512-001
Education - Student Rights
1971
12/2 4512-001
Education - Teachers Association and Union
1972
12/3 4512-001
Education - Vouchers
1970-1971
12/4 4512-001
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
1965-1967
12/5 4512-001
Garfield Site Council
1992
Box
15 4512-001
Interstate Compacts
undated
Box/Folder
12/6-7 4512-001
Kennedy - Registration Drive
1960-1964
12/8 4512-001
Mayoralty Candidacy
1968-1969
12/9-13 4512-001
Redistricting
1961-1963, 1980-1981
12/14-21 4512-001
School Segregation
1965-1967
12/22 4512-001
Seattle Public School Information
1970-1971, undated
Seattle Public Schools
Box/Folder Accession
12/23 4512-001
Ad Hoc School Crisis Committee
1975
12/24 4512-001
Citizens for Fair School Funding
1976, 1979
12/25 4512-001
Collective Bargaining Contract - Seattle Schools
1973-1976
12/26 4512-001
Legal Materials
1975-1976
12/27 4512-001
1975 Levy Failure
1975
12/28 4512-001
1976 Levy
1976
12/29 4512-001
Miscellaneous Notes
undated
12/30 4512-001
School Clippings
1974-1979
12/31 4512-001
School Desegregation
1972-1977
12/32 4512-001
Seattle School Reports
1975
12/33 4512-001
Teacher Evaluation
1974
Box/Folder Accession
13/1-9 4512-001
Universal Education
1966-1973
13/10 4512-001
Voting Rights Panel
1965
Box/Folder Accession
13/11 4512-001
Clippings
undated
13/12 4512-001
Ephemera
1957-1961, 1964-1965
Publications & Reports
Box Accession
13-14 4512-001
Natural Resources
1936-1972
13-14 4512-001
Tax Policy
1956-1961, 1984
Box Accession
15 4512-001
Interstate Compacts

Accession No. 4512-002: Palmer Smith papers concerning the Coalition Against Recall, 1970-1972Return to Top

1.00 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Legal papers, correspondence, and related files for Coalition Against Recall, a Seattle citizens' group which fought the recall of School Board members on the issue of mandatory busing to achieve integration of Seattle Public Schools.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Source: Palmer Smith April 2001.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 4512-003: Palmer Smith papers, 1945-2004Return to Top

6.42 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged into 3 series:
  • Correspondence, 1957-2001
  • Campaign Finance, 1966-1997
  • Miscellaneous, 1945-2004

Scope and Content: The Palmer Smith papers consist chiefly of correspondence files organized by Smith into political, civil rights, personal, miscellaneous, and friends letters, and background and working files pertaining to his interest in campaign finance reform. Also includes files on the Seattle Urban Academy, the Charles Huey Mentoring Program, the Battelle Institute Talent Bank, and miscellaneous files on other topics and areas of interest to Palmer Smith.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Papers are stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Source: Melissa Smith, Palmer Smith's daughter, June 30, 2007.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
Box Accession
1 4512-003
Political
1959-1996
1 4512-003
Civil rights
1960-1967
1-2 4512-003
Personal
1959-1994
2-3 4512-003
Miscellaneous
1957-1996
3 4512-003
Friend's letters
1990s-2001
Box Accession
3-5 4512-003
Campaign finance
Scope and Content: Includes clippings, reports, articles, and correspondence.
1966-1997
Miscellaneous
Seattle Urban Academy
Box Accession
5 4512-003
Correspondence
2001
6 4512-003
Reports
1969
6 4512-003
Articles
1972-1995
6 4512-003
Charitable organization registration
1987-1993
6 4512-003
File structure and phone numbers
1992
6 4512-003
Administration and billing
1987-1992
6 4512-003
Intra-office memoranda
1986-1991
6 4512-003
Correspondence with principals
1987-1993
6 4512-003
Correspondence with third parties
1987-1995
6 4512-003
Minute book contents- articles, agreements, by-laws
1987-1988
6 4512-003
Tax exempt status
1972-1986
6 4512-003
Contracts, leases, etc.
1988
6 4512-003
Information forms and checklists
undated
6 4512-003
Huff and Huff Inc.- delinquent youth proposal
1990
6 4512-003
Selected files
1970-1971
Box Accession
6 4512-003
Charles P. Huey Mentoring Program
1992-1993
6 4512-003
Battelle Institute Talent Bank
1968-1969
6 4512-003
Smith's resume and obituaries
2004
6 4512-003
Prince, George N.
1996
6 4512-003
"Palmer Smith" poster
1996
6 4512-003
"Parsing Strange" book correspondence
1956
6 4512-003
Oil Smart
1994-1995
6 4512-003
Coalition Against Recall
1973
6 4512-003
Script: Pontoon- A Musical Comedy by Philip Evans
1962
6 4512-003
Harvard letters, Dad to Law Review
1947-1963
6 4512-003
Clippings
1945-1949
6 4512-003
Account of trip to Peru
1989
6 4512-003
Periodicals
1955-1956
6 4512-003
Letter to the editor of the Washington Post
1994
7 4512-003
Education- Dr. Marcia Gutentag
1970-1973
7 4512-003
Land management malpractice act
1991-1993
7 4512-003
Public affairs
1998-2003
7 4512-003
Caldwell, Theo- miscellaneous documents and memorial service
1986
7 4512-003
Bayless, Alec
1992
7 4512-003
Bullitt, Kay- birthday
1995

Accession No. 4512-004: Palmer Smith family papers, 1793-2001 (bulk 1880-1983)Return to Top

14.2 cubic feet (15 boxes, one map tube)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Biographical/Historical Note: Family history: Palmer Smith Jr. (1922-2004) married to Dorothy (Dottie) Boetter in 1945 and had three children: Jennifer, Jared and Melissa. Palmer Smith Jr. was the son of Palmer Smith (1891-1955) and Martha Baynes Smith (1898-1984) who married in 1921. The senior Palmer Smith was a journalist. Martha Baynes Smith was an artist whose pen name was "Ariel Baynes". Palmer Smith Sr. was the son of Anna R. Palmer and Albert F. Smith who married in 1877. Anna R. Palmer's parents were Monroe Palmer (1819-1892) and Martha B. Palmer (1826-1912). Other family members reflected in the material include: Palmer Smith Jr.'s brother, Frank White Smith (1928-2003), his uncle, Francis Adams Smith (died 1956), and Baynes family members.

Scope and Content: Consisting primarily of family correspondence, this group of materials also includes seven scrapbooks of clippings from Palmer Smith Sr.'s journalism career, genealogical histories of the Baynes, Coolidge, Palmer and Smith families, and writings, foremost by Palmer Smith Sr., but also by Anna R. Palmer Smith, and Martha Baynes Smith. Other material of note includes correspondence from the White House (Martha Baynes Smith's brother, William, was married to Hubert Humphrey's sister, Fern); a file relating to President J.F. Kennedy's planned trip to Seattle in 1962 which was cancelled due to the Cuban Missile Crisis; books owned by family members (including an autograph book) which date to the 19th century; and original drawings, reproductions, and writings by "Ariel Baynes," which was a psuedonym used by Martha Baynes Smith.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Papers are stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Source: Melissa and Jared Smith, Palmer Smith Jr.'s daughter and son, June 2007.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4512-004
Family records
1910-1914
1 4512-004
Family records
1917
1 4512-004
Family records
1891-1910
1 4512-004
Family records
2 folders
1932-2001
1 4512-004
Family records
1904-1927
1 4512-004
Family records
1900
1 4512-004
Palmer Smith class notes, school notes
1917-1918
1 4512-004
Frank Smith navy papers
1947-1951
1 4512-004
Family's letters
1945-1949
1 4512-004
Editorials; New York & Minneapolis
2 folders
1917-1925
1 4512-004
Palmer Smith ancestory
1903
1 4512-004
Letters from Martha Baynes Smith
1928-1939
1 4512-004
Diary of a trip and monthly balancing
undated
1 4512-004
Family records
1903-1993
1 4512-004
Kennedy- Presidential transportation (pre-missile crisis visit to Seattle which was cancelled)
1962
1 4512-004
Family records
1995-1996
1 4512-004
Autograph book, dictionary, diary
1872-1906
1 4512-004
Anna Smith's book
1867
1 4512-004
" The Poet's Birthday Book"
1881
1 4512-004
Letters from Francis
1929-1948
1 4512-004
Anna Smith journals of summer Colorado trip
1886
1 4512-004
Geneology- Smith & Baynes families
1937
1 4512-004
Miscellaneous familiy materials
1 4512-004
Editorials; Time, Washington Post, Herald Tribune
1927-1948
1 4512-004
PS personal- rel with DLS
1 4512-004
Eldora Larson- Neshonoc
1 4512-004
Miscellaneous & genealogy
1 4512-004
Geneology; Coolidge
2 4512-004
Palmer Smith Jr. letters- Harvard
5 folders
1943
2 4512-004
Old family miscellaneous
2 4512-004
Stories by Martha Baynes and correspondence
2 4512-004
Articles, stories & notes
1967
2 4512-004
$50,000 prize story and notes
1926
2 4512-004
Letters to the editor
2 folders
2 4512-004
Good Neighbor playing cards
2 4512-004
Short story plot clippings & synopsis
2 4512-004
American Junior Red Cross News publication
1941
2 4512-004
Doubleday
2 4512-004
Correspondence, death certificates
2 4512-004
Mortgage payoff, Christmas card, clippings
2 4512-004
Letters, war ration book
1945
2 4512-004
Melissa Smith (daughter) to her grandmother, Martha B. Smith
3 4512-004
Letters to Mrs. Palmer Smith from Jared Smith
1963-1973
3 4512-004
Letters to Mrs. Palmer Smith from Jennifer Smith
1960-1974
3 4512-004
Drawing and recipe to Mrs. Palmer Smith from unidentified grandchild
3 4512-004
Correspondence from PS to DB (uncertain identification)
3 4512-004
"Storied Streets" stories by Palmer Smith
3 4512-004
Editorials written by Palmer Smith Sr.
3 4512-004
Articles by Palmer Smith
1915-1916
3 4512-004
Army plan
3 4512-004
Notes, periodicals, Columbia University reunion, miscellaneous
3 4512-004
Articles clippings, notes
1889-1915
3 4512-004
Introduction in Journalism
3 4512-004
Correspondence & article clippings
1924
3 4512-004
Essays, politics, Freshman year, correspondence
1915-1916
3 4512-004
Essays; Columbia University
3 4512-004
Marriage certificate, "Gems for the Bridal Ring"
1880
3 4512-004
Diary/calendar
6 folders
General Notes: 1978 is blank
1973-1981
3 4512-004
Address book
2 folders
3 4512-004
Anclean Art and Archaeology notebook
1972
3 4512-004
Phone numbers
3 4512-004
"Louise La Gorce's Cookie Tree"
1971
3 4512-004
"The Blot", Columbia University
1917
4 4512-004
Correspondence: Albert F. Smith
3 folders
1899-1906
4 4512-004
Correspondence: Albert F. Smith & Francis Smith
18 folders
1910-1916
4 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr.
2 folders
1913-1917
4 4512-004
Correspondence: Albert F. Smith & Francis Smith; Palmer Sr.
1916-1920
5 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith
21 folders
1916-1924
5 4512-004
Correspondence: Mrs. Albert F. Smith
1918-1919
5 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr.
2 folders
1921-1924
5 4512-004
Note to Jared (?) from Dottie
5 4512-004
Asian paper money (2 bills) in 10 and 50 denominations
5 4512-004
Photo of unidentified newborn baby
5 4512-004
Letters to Martha B. Smith from Palmer Smith Jr.
1972-1973
6 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr.
1927-1928
6 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr. & Martha
6 folders
1927-1931
6 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith
8 folders
1927-1931
6 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith, Palmer Sr. & Martha
1930
6 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith and Palmer Sr.
6 folders
1928-1931
7 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr.
18 folders
1943-1946
7 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr. & Martha and Catherine Coughan Sparks
1952-1956
8 4512-004
Correspondence: Frank Sparks & Catherine Coughan
1957-1959
8 4512-004
Correspondence: Martha Smith
13 folders
1960-1979
8 4512-004
Correspondence: Martha/Ariel
3 folders
1980-1983
8 4512-004
Miscellaneous Smith family letters and notes
6 folders
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith
3 folders
1932-1933
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith & Palmer Sr.
4 folders
1932-1934
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith, Palmer Sr. & Palmer Jr.
1933-1934
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith, Palmer Sr., Martha, Palmer Jr., Francis
1933
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr. & Francis Adams
1939
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr.
3 folders
1935-1939
9 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr.
6 folders
1941-1943
10 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith
4 folders
1924-1925
10 4512-004
Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Smith, Palmer Sr. & Martha
4 folders
1925-1927
10 4512-004
Correspondence: Martha Smith
1925
10 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr. & Martha
9 folders
1925-1927
10 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Sr.
2 folders
1925-1927
11 4512-004
Clippings
1 bound volume
1916-1923
11 4512-004
Clippings & correspondence
1 bound volume
1919-1924
11 4512-004
Clippings
1 bound volume
1920
11 4512-004
Clippings
1 bound volume
1920-1921
11 4512-004
Clippings
1 bound volume
1921-1924
11 4512-004
Clippings
1 bound volume
1922-1924
12 4512-004
Europe letters
3 folders
1949
12 4512-004
Children's letters
3 folders
1948-1950
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr.- Notre Dame
1944
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr.
1944
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr. letters
1953
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr.- Hawaii
2 folders
1945-1946
12 4512-004
Palmer Smith Jr. letters from Harvard
1944
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Harvard
3 folders
1945-1949
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Jr. & Dottie (DB)- Boulder, Colorado
1944-1946
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer Smith Jr. and Dottie (DBS)
1946-1947
12 4512-004
Correspondence: Palmer and Dottie, New York
1945
12 4512-004
Navy
2 folders
1944-1946
12 4512-004
History 62 notebook
12 4512-004
Government 27 notebook
12 4512-004
Government 29 notebook
12 4512-004
"Navigation" notes, Palmer Smith
12 4512-004
Boyscout badges
13 4512-004
Palmer Smith Sr.- Serbia trip
1915
13 4512-004
Wedding Announcement imprinter
1945
13 4512-004
Palmer Smith Sr. article clippings
1926
13 4512-004
School of Journalism
1914-1916
13 4512-004
Geneology- family history
10 folders
1793-1930
13 4512-004
Family letters
13 4512-004
"A Place Like No Other", Neshonoc
1994
14 4512-004
Ariel Baynes- Kukulcan
14 4512-004
Ariel Baynes correspondence & Maya
1942
14 4512-004
Ariel Baynes, books on tobacco
1938-1941
14 4512-004
Aztec booklets, Pan America Union
1941
14 4512-004
Pan America, Viking thanksgiving, Agro America drawings
14 4512-004
Trademark and playing card information
14 4512-004
Newspaper clippings about Aztec medicine
1940
14 4512-004
Ariel Baynes Indian booklet/illustrations
1900
14 4512-004
The good neighbor Maya playing cards, Ariel Baynes
1941
15 4512-004
Bound volume of film review articles by Palmer Smith Sr.
1924-1926
16 4512-004
Blueprints for a house designed but never built on Oxon Hill, near Anacostia, VA
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Abortion--Government policy--Washington (State)--Citizen participation
  • Community activists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Educational change--Washington (State)--Seattle--Citizen participation
  • Educational planning--Washington (State)--Seattle--Citizen participation
  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Pro-choice movement--Washington (State)
  • School integration--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Smith, Palmer, 1922-2004--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Batelle Seattle Research Center
  • Coalition Against Recall (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Coalition for Quality Integrated Education (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • Seattle Urban Academy
  • Washington (State). Legislature. Joint Committee on Urban Area Government
  • Washington Citizens for Abortion Reform
  • Family Names :
  • Smith family--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social conditions
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Government publications
  • Legal briefs
  • Minutes
  • Writings
  • Occupations :
  • Lawyers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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