Frances A. Graves papers, 1960-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Graves, Frances A
Title
Frances A. Graves papers
Dates
1960-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.26 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
4490
Summary
Papers of Snohomish, Washington activist Frances Graves and her interest in issues relating to euthanasia demonstrated through her work with the Hemlock Society, American Humanist Association, and Concern for Dying as well as ephemera relating to Washington State Initiative 119 (Death with Dignity).
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frances Graves was born Oct. 17, 1913 in Missoula, Montana. Her parents moved to a ranch at Victor, Montana, when she was 3; she was isolated as an only child for 8 years. She attended high school in Hamilton, Montana and then attended the University of Montana in Missoula. Shortly before she would have graduated, she took a job in Helena. Much later she got a degree from George Washington University. She met her future husband, Wilson S. Graves while working at the hospital in Walla Walla, Washington. They married in 1936 and had 2 sons, Daniel and Richard. Her husband died in Snohomish in 1993.

Graves had lifelong concerns for the suffering of people and animals. She worked for civil rights, peace, and animal welfare. In her later life she focused her crusading on the right-to-die movement, belonging to many groups. She also helped to found the Washington chapter of the Hemlock Society and served on its Board of directors. Her mother's suffering before her death in 1960 affected her greatly. She and her husband worked actively on the Initiative 119 campaign in Washington state in 1991. She was also an active member of the ACLU, Greenpeace, PAWs, and Amnesty International. Her support for causes has been mainly through letters to newspapers, magazines, and public officials. Frances died in Snohomish, Washington on June 23, 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, clippings, newsletters, financial records, campaign materials, and ephemera relating to pro-euthanasia organizations such as the Hemlock Society, American Humanist Association, and Concern for Dying as well as ephemera relating to Washington State Initiative 119 (Death with Dignity).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4490-004: Frances A. Graves papers, 1960-1996 (bulk 1973-1992)Return to Top

2.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, clippings, newsletters, financial records, concerning her activism for euthanasia, especially through the Hemlock Society, American Humanist Association, and Concern For Dying; ephemera, clippings, writings on U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and on U.S. citizens' opposition to it. Includes records of both the Washington Chapter of the Hemlock Society and the national organization.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Frances Graves, 2/28/1995.

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: Incoming Letters
1973-1986
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4490-004
Incoming Letters
1973-1986
Series 2: Outgoing Letters
1965-1995
Box/Folder Accession
1/2-3 4490-004
Outgoing Letters
1965-1995
Series 3: General Correspondence
1960-1992
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 4490-004
American Humanist Association
1977-1979
1/5 4490-004
Concern for Dying
1978-1989
1/6 4490-004
Euthanasia Society/Euthanasia Education Council
1962-1977
1/7 4490-004
The Hastings Center
1973-1992
2/1-3 4490-004
Right to Die
1960-1988
2/4 4490-004
Russell, O. Ruth
1974-1993
2/5-6 4490-004
Society for the Right to Die (Later Choice in Dying)
1976-1991
Series 4: Subject Series
1961-1982
Box/Folder Accession
2/7-8 4490-004
Natural Death Legislation
1972-1982
2/9 4490-004
Northwest Institute of Ethics and the Life Sciences
1975-1980
2/10 4490-004
Vietnam War: General Correspondence
1966-1971
2/11 4490-004
Vietnam War: Committee Prints
1961-1968
2/12 4490-004
Vietnam War: Speeches and Writings
1971
2/13 4490-004
Vietnam War: News Releases
1967
2/14 4490-004
Vietnam War: Newsletters - "Gadfly"
1966-1967
2/15-16 4490-004
Vietnam War: Ephemera
1965-1970
2/17-25 4490-004
Vietnam War: Clippings
1966-1973
3/1 4490-004
Vietnam War: Conduct of War
1966-1972
3/2 4490-004
Vietnam War: Congressional Record
1965-1972
3/3 4490-004
Vietnam War: Conscientious Objectors and Protesters
1965-1970
3/4 4490-004
Vietnam War: Credibility Gap
1966
3/5 4490-004
Vietnam War: General
1966-1969
3/6 4490-004
Vietnam War: Medical
1967, undated
3/7 4490-004
Vietnam War: Saigon Government
1969
3/8 4490-004
Vietnam War: Tribunal Atrocities
1966-1970
3/9 4490-004
Vietnam War: Veterans Against
1971
Series 5: Hemlock Society
1973-1996
Box/Folder Accession
3/10 4490-004
Incoming Letters
1989-1995
3/11 4490-004
Outgoing Letters
1991-1995
3/12 4490-004
News Releases
undated
3/13 4490-004
Ephemera: Miscellaneous
1993-1995
3/14 4490-004
Ephemera: Last Rights by Marya Mannes, Hemlock Society Shopping Bag and Button
1973, undated
3/15 4490-004
Miscellany
1984-1995
3/16 4490-004
Newsletters: Chapter Leaders' Resource
1993-1996
3/17 4490-004
Newsletters: Hemlock News
1995-1996
3/18 4490-004
Newsletters: VESS
1995-1996
3/19 4490-004
Miscellaneous
1993-1996
3/20-22 4490-004
Clippings
1993-1996
Series 6: Hemlock Society - Washington Chapter
1988-1990
Box/Folder Accession
3/23 4490-004
Organizational Features
1988-1990
3/24 4490-004
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1988-1990
3/25 4490-004
Minutes
1988-1990
3/26 4490-004
Financial Records
1988-1990
3/27 4490-004
Subject Series: Activity
1988-1990
3/28 4490-004
Subject Series: Data
1988-1990
3/29 4490-004
Subject Series: Initiatives
1988-1990
3/30 4490-004
Subject Series: Position
1988-1990
3/31 4490-004
Newsletters - Nez Palouse Chapter
1990

Accession No. 4490-005: Frances A. Graves papers, 1963-1995Return to Top

4.00 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Ephemera, clippings, videotapes, campaign materials, and a few letters from her activism for euthanasia. Includes pro and con ephemera and campaign materials on Initiative 119, 1991 (Death With Dignity) in Washington State. Videotapes are of broadcast television programs and news stories on euthanasia.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Frances Graves, 7/9/2002.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1 4490-005
Notebooks
Scope and Content: Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, information. writings, interviews, newsletters about right to die issues
1958-1972, 1975-1976, 1983-1987
2 4490-005
Notebooks
Scope and Content: Clippings, article, pamphlets, writings, transcripts, correspondence, interviews, newsletters, legal documents about right to die issues, Death With Dignity issues, Hemlock Society publications and information
1973-1974, 1988-1991
3 4490-005
Notebooks
Scope and Content: Pamphlets, clippings, newsletters, conference proceedings, interviews, information about right to die issues
1991-1995
3 4490-005
Newsletters
Scope and Content: Concern for Dying newsletters
1986-1991
3 4490-005
Court Decisions
1978-1992
3-4 4490-005
Videos
Scope and Content: Right to Die, news segments and programs featuring physician-assisted death and right to die issues
1977-1999

Accession No. 4490-006: Frances A. Graves papers, 1980-1999Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, including printed e-mails, about right-to-die issues, including Initiative 119 in Washington State in 1991. Includes correspondence with her friend and fellow activist Joyce Franks of Montana.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Frances Graves, 9/6/2002.

Accession No. 4490-007: Frances A. Graves papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1984-2001)Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Outgoing letters, clippings, writing.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hemlock Society of Washington, 2/10/2004.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Animal rights activists--Washington (State)
  • Animal welfare
  • Civil rights workers--Washington (State)
  • Euthanasia
  • Right to die
  • Right to die--Law and legislation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • Personal Names :
  • Graves, Frances A.--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Franks, Joyce M
    • Russell, O. Ruth (Olive Ruth) (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Humanist Association (creator)
    • Choice in Dying (Organization : U.S.) (creator)
    • Concern for Dying (Association) (creator)
    • Euthanasia Educational Council (creator)
    • Hastings Center (creator)
    • Hemlock (Society) (creator)
    • Hemlock Society of Washington State (creator)
    • Northwest Institute of Ethics and the Life Sciences (U.S.) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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