Stimpson Family papers, 1866-1998,  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stimpson Family
Title
Stimpson Family papers
Dates
1866-1998, (inclusive)
1920-1990 (bulk)
Quantity
84 linear ft.
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0191Stimpson (collection)
Summary
The Stimpson Family Papers comprise the records of several generations of the Stimpson and Watts families. These two families have been influential members of the Bellingham community since the early 1900s. The records in the collection reflect their community involvement as well as the internal workings of the two families.
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

NOTE: The following research and publication restrictions apply to the collection at the request of the donors:

  • 1. The pre-1945 material is open to qualified researchers.
  • 2. The post-1945 material is closed pending further notice.
  • 3. All material relating to Arthur and Margaret Watts remains closed pending further notice.
  • 4. All researchers must obtain permission from the family donor committee to quote from any of the materials until 2022.
  • 5. Access to the collection is limited to qualified researchers for the purpose of scholarship.
  • 6. Access to the collection for non-academic research must be approved by a committee of donors.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding the finding aid was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Stimpson Family Papers document several generations of the Stimpson and Watts families and their activities in the Pacific Northwest. Both families made significant contributions to the community of Bellingham, Washington, during the twentieth century, notably in the areas of health care, education, and business.

Born in Northampton, England, Edward Whitmell Stimpson (1875-1960) emigrated to the United States with his parents, John Stimpson and Caroline (Whitmell) Stimpson, as an infant. The family lived in Chicago, western Minnesota, and North Dakota before settling finally in the Pacific Northwest. Edward W. Stimpson returned to the Midwest to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota where he earned his degree in 1903. After graduation, Edward returned to the region and established his first medical practice in Roslyn, Washington. In 1905, he married Mabel Keown, with whom he had two children, Edward Keown and Mabel. In 1909, following his first wife's death, Edward married his sister-in-law Edith Keown. Together, Edward, Edith and the children migrated to Bellingham, Washington, where he resumed his career as a physician in 1914. In 1938, Edward married his third wife Ella Harrison. Edward W. Stimpson died in Bellingham in 1960.

Arthur E. Watts, his wife Maud Belden Watts, and their young daughter Ruth, moved to Bellingham, Washington from Nashua, Iowa around 1905. After arriving in Bellingham, the Watts family grew to include three additional children, Catharine (Kitty), Elizabeth (Betty), and Arthur Jr. Arthur Watts Sr. began his career in Bellingham as a land agent for the Bellingham Bay Improvement Company, and later ran his own real estate and insurance business. Actively involved in civic affairs, Arthur was a founder and the first president of the influential Young Men's Commercial Club. Under Watts’ leadership, the club provided the funding to create Whatcom Falls Park in 1908. Arthur Watts Sr. died in 1930, and Maud died in 1950.

Edward K. Stimpson, the first son of Edward W. and Mabel (Keown) Stimpson, was born April 2, 1906. He arrived in Whatcom County with his parents at the age of seven. He graduated salutatorian from Whatcom High School in 1923, where he was student body president. He attended Reed College, Stanford University, and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1933.

After completing an internship in New Haven, Connecticut, Edward returned to Bellingham, where he married his high school sweetheart, Catharine (Kitty) Watts, and became a partner in his father's medical practice. As a lifelong social activist in the Bellingham community, Edward served as campaign chairman for the American Red Cross in 1934, and as a board member from 1935 to 1948. He was an early proponent of local civil defense efforts and a lifelong advocate for public health and local hospitals. Edward served in the Army Air Corps in England and Russia during World War II, after which he was a strong supporter of the United Nations and United World Federalists. He was also a member of the boards for the YMCA and the United Good Neighbors. His community activities included involvement in the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, and several other recreational and service organizations.

Edward’s career in medicine led to an abiding interest in community health issues. He helped form the first full time district health department, was a member of the Board of Health in 1948, and medical chairman for St. Luke's Hospital Building Committee. He maintained professional affiliations with the Whatcom County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and councilor of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Edward was awarded the A.H. Robbins Community Service Award by the Washington State Medical Association in 1967. In 1967, St. Luke's Hospital named its new wing for Dr. Stimpson. Edward died in October, 1967 at the age of 61.

Born February 17, 1907, the second of four children to Arthur and Maud Belden Watts, Catharine C. "Kitty" (Watts) Stimpson was a lifelong resident of Bellingham, Washington. She graduated valedictorian from Whatcom High School in 1923, and attended Washington State Normal School (now Western Washington University) and the University of Washington, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English in 1929. After graduation from Washington State Normal School, Kitty worked briefly as a schoolteacher in Everson, Washington during the 1925-1926 school year. After her father's death in 1930, Kitty took over the Watts family real estate and insurance business.

After their marriage in 1933, Kitty and Edward raised seven children, Edward, Catharine, Mary, Susan, Jane, Caroline and John. Following the death of her husband in 1967, Kitty became a nationally recognized civic leader. She served on the boards of Whatcom Community College, St. Luke's Hospital, Fairhaven College Advisory Council, Mount Baker Theatre Committee, United Way, Opportunity Council, City Club, Allied Arts, City Center Development Authority, Planned Parenthood, Women's Political Caucus, North Puget Sound Comprehensive Health Planning Council and the American Hospital Association Regional Advisory Board. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Kitty to the National Council on Educational Research, the policy board for the National Institute of Education.

Kitty Stimpson received many awards for her public service, including the 1990 Living Treasure Award from the Bellingham Municipal Arts Commission, 1990 Citizen of the Year award from Whatcom County Association of Realtors, 1987 Woman of Distinction given by Soroptomists International of Bellingham. In May of 1998, she was honored with a sculpture, “Zoe Garden Wall,” in Big Rock Garden Park for her lifetime of service to the Bellingham community. Kitty died at the age of 91 on July 29, 1998.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Stimpson Family papers date from 1866 to 1998. However, the bulk of the papers date from 1920 to 1990. They comprise the records of several generations of the Stimpson and Watts families, both of whom have been influential members of the Bellingham community since the early 1900s. The records in the collection reflect their community involvement as well as the internal workings of these two prominent families.

The bulk of the material in the collection relates to Edward K. Stimpson and Catharine C. “Kitty” (Watts) Stimpson. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence between Stimpson family members, most notably between Kitty and Edward from the time of their courtship through Edward's military service in World War II. While correspondence makes up the largest part of the papers, there are other types of records as well. Numerous documents pertaining to Kitty's charitable and political activities throughout the years are represented in the papers, as are educational papers of both Edward and Kitty. Awards, plaques and honors individually given to both Edward and Kitty are also well-documented in the collection.

The Stimpson Family papers also contain material from Edward and Kitty's children: Edward, Catharine R. (Dotie Kate), Mary, Susan, Jane, Caroline, and John. Among the seven children, material pertaining to Catharine is the most abundant. These materials primarily deal with her educational documents from high school, junior high school as well as Bryn Mawr College.

There is also a small amount of material generated by other members of the Stimpson and Watts families current with the lives of Edward and Kitty as well as photographs and documents from the Stimpson and Watts families dating back to the 1830s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Stimpson Family 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

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I:  Edward K. and Kitty (Watts) Stimpson Family, 1908-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical Materials
1940-1958
Box/Folder
1/1
Marriage Certificate
1933
1/2
Notebook titled “My Record of my Children” - RESTRICTED.
1940-1958
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1927-1996
Box/Folder
1/3-7/5
Correspondence from Edward to Kitty
1927-1945
Correspondence from Kitty to Edward
1927-1945
Box/Folder
8/1-8/8
Correspondence from Kitty to Edward
1927-1931
8/9
Correspondence from Kitty to Edward
1940
8/10-15/5
Correspondence from Kitty to Edward
1942 November-1945 July
Box/Folder
15/6
Correspondence to Edward and Kitty regarding their wedding
1933
Correspondence from children to family
1954-1994
Box/Folder
16/1-16/3
From Edward Watts to family and Kitty
1964-1994
16/4-18/5
From Dodie (family nickname for Catharine R. Stimpson) to the family
1954 September-1996
19/1
Correspondence from Mary to Kitty
1980-1989
19/2
Correspondence from Mary and Steve to Kitty
1990-1996
19/3
Correspondence from Jane and Susan: re: upcoming weddings,
1965 April-May
19/4
Correspondence from Susan to Kitty
1983; 1989
19/5
Correspondence from Jane to Kitty
1982,; 1984
19/6
Correspondence from Caroline to Kitty
1980-1989
19/7
Correspondence from John and Joyce to Kitty
1980-1996
20/1-22/4
Correspondence from the family to Dodie (Catherine R.)
1940-1960
23/1-23/2
Correspondence from Grandchildren to Kitty
1980s-1990s
23/3-23/6
Correspondence from Mabel (Edward’s sister) to Kitty and Edward,
1945 September-1963
24/1
Correspondence from Edward and Kitty to the children
1942,; 1949,; 1954
24/2-24/3
Notes and Cards to Kitty and Edward on the birth of their children
1934/1942
24/4
Notes and Cards from Edward to Kitty
circa 1940s-1950s
24/5
Notes and Cards from the children to Edward
circa 1940s-1950s
24/6
Notes and Cards from the children to Kitty
circa 1940s-1950s
24/7
Notes and Cards-Sympathy cards and letters to Edward and Kitty on the death of Edward Whitmell Stimpson
1960 April
24/8-24/9
Notes and Cards-Sympathy cards and letters to Kitty on the death of Edward
1967 October
24/10
Notes and Cards-from bouquets on the death of Edward,
1967 October
25/1-25/6
Notes and Cards-Sympathy cards and letters to Kitty on the death of Edward
1967 October-1968 January
25/7
Memorial Donations made to the American Cancer Society
1967 October
Subseries 3: Photographs
All of Subseries 3 is restricted pending further notice
1908-1996
oversized
26
Stimpson Family Portraits
1931-1953
Stimpson Family Individual Portraits
1930s-1970s
Box/Folder
27/1
Edward K.
1941-1965,; undated
27/2-27/3
Kitty
circa 1908-1915,; circa 1920s-1980s
27/4-27/5
Edward Watts
1935-1950s; circa 1980-1996
27/6-27/7
Catharine R. (Dodie)
1937-1958,; circa 1960s-1970s
27/8
Mary
1938-1974
27/9
Susan
1940-1950s
27/10
Jane
1942-1950s
27/11
Caroline
1947-1950s
27/12
John
1950s
28/1
Stimpson family photo on metal plate
1950s
28/2-28/3
Stimpson Family Snapshots
1930s-1960s
28/4-28/5
Stimpson Family Negatives
1930s-1940s
28/6
Family and Friends Negatives
1960s-1980s
28/7
Kitty with Family and Friends
1960s-1990s
28/8-28/10
Stimpson Family and Friends
1940s-1990s,; undated
28/11
Miscellaneous
undated
Subseries 4: Scrapbooks
All of Subseries 4 is restricted pending further notice
1941-1972
Family Scrapbooks
1941-1972
Box/Folder
29/1
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1941
29/2
Family Scrapbooks
1951-1959
29/3
Family Scrapbooks
1960 Spring-1972 January
29/4
Family Scrapbooks
1972 Fall
29/5
Family Scrapbooks
circa 1950s
oversized
30
Family Scrapbooks
1958-1967
Subseries 5: Material about the Stimpson Children
All of Subseries 5 is restricted pending further notice
1960s-1990s
Box/Folder
31/1
Edward
circa 1960s-1990s
31/2
Lock of Catharine's hair
undated
31/3-31/6
Catharine R. (Dodie)
1970-1994
31/7
Mary (and her husband Steve Rivkin)
circa 1980-1997
31/8
Susan
circa 1980s-1990s
31/9
Jane
1987,; undated
31/10
Caroline
1973,; 1986
31/11
John's birth certificate
1950
31/12
John
circa 1980s
31/13
Articles and Announcements about Stimpson children,
circa 1980s-1990s
Subseries 6: Business and Financial
1928-1970
Box/Folder
32/1
Insurance Papers (property)
1928-1967
32/2
Sale of Highland Dr property
Folder 32/2 is restricted pending further notice
1969-1970
32/3
Bank Statements
1933 November-1934 December
32/4-32/15
Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
1937 October-1944 December
33/1-33/13
Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
All of Box 33 is restricted pending further notice
1945 January-1949 December
34/1-34/10
Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
All of Box 34 is restricted pending further notice
1950 January-1953 April
35/1-35/10
Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
All of Box 35 is restricted pending further notice
1953 May-1956 November
Subseries 7: Travel
All of Subseries 7 is restricted pending further notice
1963-1966, ; undated
Box/Folder
35/11
Journals
1963 June-July,; 1966 July
36/1
Wales
1966
36/2
Shrewsbury, Chester, Oxford, Windsor, and Salisbury
1966
36/3
London
1966
36/4
Chichester
1966
36/5
Lavenbaum
1966
36/6
Dorer Castle, Rochester Castle, and Kentish Coast
1966
36/7
Hastings
1966
36/8
Arundel Castle, The Roman Villa at Bignor Sussex
1966
36/9
Canterbury
1966
36/10
Norwich Castle
1966
36/11
Winchester, Dartmoor, Selworthy, and Bath
1966
36/12
Travel Guides
1963,; 1966
36/13
Maps of Britain
undated
Subseries 8: Dreamhouse (never built)
All of Subseries 8 is restricted pending further notice
1950-1955
Box/Folder
36/15
Legal Papers, Bids, and Correspondence
1950-1955
36/16
Contract
1950
36/17
Specifications
1950
36/18-36/23
Plans
1950; undated
36/24
Renderings and Elevations
undated
rolled-documents
1
Sketched plans for Dream House
1950-1955
2-4
Architectural Drawings for Dream House
1950-1955
5
Architectural Sketches
undated

Series II:  Edward K. Stimpson (EKS),  1906-1967Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical and Personal Materials
1906-1967
Box/Folder
37/1
EKS Certificate of Baptism and EKS Birth Certificate
1930,; 1906
37/2
Passports
1925,; 1930
37/3
EKS Obituary, October and EKS Death Certificate
1967,; 1968
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1923-1966
Box/Folder
37/4-39/4
EKS to his parents
1923-1932 October
39/5
EWS (father) and Edith Stimpson to EKS
1927
39/6-39/7
Edward W. Stimpson (father) to EKS
1942-1945
40/1-40/2
Mabel (sister) to EKS
1942-1945
40/3-40/4
Mrs. A. (Maud) Watts to EKS
1942-1945
40/5-40/6
General-From EKS
1926-1932
40/7
General-To EKS
1927-1932
40/8-40/11
General-To EKS
1942-1945; 1949
40/12
General-Church Related
Folder 40/12 is restricted pending further notice
1955-1956
41/1-41/2
Get Well Cards
All Box 41 is restricted pending further notice
1963-1964
41/3
Get Well Cards that came with flower arrangements
1963-1964
41/4
Get Well Cards
1966 October
41/5
Get Well Letters
1966
Subseries 3: Education
1923-1983
High School
1918-1923
Box/Folder
42/1
Attendance Certificate
1918
42/2
Bellingham High School Diploma
1923
42/3
Whatcom High School Graduation- News clippings, EKS
undated
Salutatorian
1923 June
Box/Folder
42/4-42/6
Yearbooks- Whatcom High School, The Kulshan
1922,; 1923,; 1925
42/7
Yearbooks-Fairhaven High School Aurora
1925
42/8
Class of 1923 60th Class Reunion
1983
Reed College
1923-1961
Box/Folder
42/9
Class Notes, History II
1923-1924
42/10
Class Notes, History and Literature
circa 1923-1925
42/11
Class Notes, Biology II, Economics 21, and History 21
1924-1925
42/12
Class Notes, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
1924-1925
42/13
Notes
1923-1925
42/14
Lecture notes, Inorganic Chemistry
1924
42/15
Essays, English Lit.
1923 October-1924 May
42/16-42/17
Lab Notebook, Inorganic Chemistry
1923-1925
42/18
College Catalog
1924-1925
42/19
College Newspaper, Reed College Quest
1924 December and 1925 May
42/20
College Newspaper, Reed College Service Quest
1944 December
42/21-42/22
Yearbook, The Griffin
1924-1925
42/23-42/24
Textbooks, Chemistry
1923-1925
43/1
Textbooks, Homer
1923-1925
43/2
Textbooks, German
1923-1925
43/3
Alumni Reading List
1940
43/4
50th Anniversary Bulletin
1961
Stanford University
1925-1927
Box/Folder
43/5
Class Notes, Physics
1925-1926
43/6
Class Notes, Extemporaneous Speaking
1925-1926
43/7
Class Notes, History
1926
43/8
Class Notes, Biochemistry and Physiology
1926-1927
43/9
Class Notes, Chemistry 121 and 122
1926-1927
43/10
Organic Chemistry Lab Book
1926
43/11
Lab Notebook, Biochemistry
1927
43/12
Institute of Pacific Relations
1925-1927
43/13
Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemistry Society)
1926
43/14
Directory of Officers and Students
1926-1927
43/15
Football Programs
1925-1926
43/16
Yearbook, The Stanford Quad
1927
43/17
Textbooks, History and Public Speaking
circa 1925-1927
43/18
Report cards
1926-1927
43/19
Stanford Diploma
1927
Harvard University
1927-1931
Box/Folder
44/1-44/8
Medical School Notecards
circa.1927-1931
44/9
Notes on Invertebrates Embryology
circa 1927
44/10-44/11
Medical School Yearbook, The Aesculapiad
1929,; 1931
44/12
Medical School Textbook, Outline of Normal Obstetrics
1928
44/13
Chemistry Class Notes
undated
44/14
Medical Examiner's Report Card, Report Card
1929; 1930
44/15
Class of 1931 30th Reunion
1961
Other Schools (not attended by EKS)
1935
Box/Folder
44/16
Bulletin of Yale Univerisity
1932-1933
44/17
Bulletin of Washington University
1935-1940
44/18
University of Washington Graduate Medical Course
1939
Subseries 4: Military Service
1923-1945
Box/Folder
45/1
Citizen’s Military Training Camp-The Columbian, Camp Lewis 1923 Yearbook (EKS served in Company C Infantry)
1923
45/2
Citizen’s Military Training Camp-The Columbian, Camp Lewis 1924 Yearbook (EKS served in Troop E Calvary Detachment)
1924
World War II
1941-1945
Box/Folder
45/3
Newspaper Clipping: "Dr Stimpson to report for army."
circa 1942
45/4
Certificates
1929,; 1942
45/5
Army Commission Papers
1942 September 14
45/6
Medical Field School-Notes
1942
45/7
Medical Training-Notes from Lectures
1943
45/8
Orders and Personnel Papers
1942-1945
45/9
Orders and Personnel Papers
1945
45/10
Special Orders
1942-1945
45/11
Temporary Appointment as a Major in the Medical Corp. of the U.S. Army
1944 October 1
45/12
Army Discharge Papers Served
1942 November 1-1945 December 13
45/13
Military I.D.’s for EKS
1942-1945
45/14
Journal notes taken in Europe
1943-1944
45/15
EKS' WWII Letter writing kit
1941-1945
45/16
Report: “Psychiatric Experiences of the 8th Air Force: 1st Year of Combat” (July 4, 1942- July 4, 1943)
1944
45/17
Newspaper articles kept by EKS during the war
1944-1945
45/18
Pamphlet 21-4 “Information for Soldiers Going back to Civilian Life”
1944 November
45/19
Contrails My Military Service 100th Bombardment Group, 456th Sub-Depot, 412th Air Service Group, 83rd Service Group (EKS member of 83rd)
undated
45/20
Memorabilia collected while in Europe
1942-1945
45/21
War Maps of Europe
1942-1945
Subseries 5: Medical Practice
1932-1967
Box/Folder
45/22
Correspondence
1932-1933,; 1940
45/23
Correspondence (posthumous)
Folder 45/23 is restricted pending further notice
1967-1970
45/24
Business License and Credit Rating
1960-1967
Financial
1935-1967
Box/Folder
46/1
Business License Tax
All of Box 46 is restricted pending further notice
1952-1967
46/2
Annual Report of Covered Wages
1949-1960
46/3
Reconciliation of Income Tax Withheld
1949-1967
46/4
Employers Yearly and Quarterly Tax Return
1949-1960
46/5
Withholding Tax Statements for employees
undated
46/6
Taxpayers Copy of Tax Commission
1963-1967
46/7
Tax Reports
1961-1967
46/8
Property Taxes
1963-1967
46/9
Notes
1935-1936, ; 1940
46/10
Reference Materials-Pamphlets
1920s-1960s
Reference Materials-Journals and Studies
1934-1959
Box/Folder
46/11
Total and Subtotal Thyroidectomies
1934
46/12
Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme Seminar Report
1957
46/13
Scope
1957
46/14
Clinical Symposia: Hypertension
1957
46/15
State of Mind: A Review of Emotional and Psychiatric Problems of Everyday Practice: Frigidity and Femininity
1958
46/15
Inflammatory and Allergic Diseases of the Eye
1957
46/16
Double Gallbladder
1933
46/17
A Method for Producing Block Anesthesia of the Sacral Nerves
1928
46/18
Drug-Mepazine (Pacatal)
1956
46/19
Effects of the Atomic Bomb
1950
46/20
Research in the Service of Medicine: Endometriosis
1959
46/21
Drug-Phenylaitazone (Butazolidin)
1955-1957
46/22
Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
1956
46/23
Heart Disease
1953-1957
Subseries 6: Charitable and Political Activities
All of Subseries 6 is restricted until further notice
1949-1958
Health Related Activities
1949-1956
Box/Folder
46/25
Whatcom County Health Council
1949
46/25
American College of Surgeons: Washington State Chapter
1956
46/27
American College of Surgeons: Credentials Committee
1957
46/28-46/29
St. Luke’s General Hospital Modernization and Expansion Fund EKS Chair
1955-1958
46/30
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1955-1958
Subseries 7: Tributes, Awards and Plaques
All of Subseries 7 is restricted until further notice
1937-1967
Box/Folder
47/1
Alpha Kappa Kappa
1928
47/2
Certificate of Associate Membership of the Puget Sound Surgical Society,
1937 March 3
47/3
Certificate of Admittance as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons,
1941 November 3
47/4
Selective Service Medal for WWII
undated
47/5
Certificate of Membership to the American Academy of General Practice
December 1948
47/6
Associate Member of the Seattle Surgical Society
1951 February 2
47/7
YMCA Testament of Appreciation
1953
47/8
Robbins Award for Outstanding Community Service by a Physician, awarded by the Washington State Medical Association
1967 September 10
47/9-47/10
Dedication of the Edward K. Stimpson Wing of St. Luke’s General Hospital
1967 December
47/11
Rotary Membership
undated
47/12
Certificate as Member of the U.S. Committee devoted to the support of the scientific and educational objectives of the World Medical Association
undated
47/13
Citation for Outstanding Service to the Disabled American Veterans
undated
Subseries 8: Hobbies
1925-1943
Photography
1925-1943
Box/Folder
48/1
Photo negatives taken by EKS
circa 1925-1930
48/2
Prints taken by EKS
circa 1925-1945
48/3
Prints and Negative taken by EKS on visit to Mesa Verde National Park with the 83rd Service Group
1943 February
48/4
Negatives taken by EKS in Europe
1920s
Subseries 9: Memorabilia
1920s-1960s
Box/Folder
48/5
Bible from St. Paul's Sunday School, Confirmation Certificate
1920,; 1922
48/6
Dance Cards
1926-1932
48/7
Event Programs from Stanford
1925-1927
48/8
Intramural Athletics Rules and Regulations from Stanford
1926-1927
48/9
From YMCA trip to Tokyo and Shanghai
1925 Summer
48/10
Playbills
1939,; 1940
48/11
Pamphlets-Tourism
undated
48/12
Maps of locations in North America
undated
48/13
War Map of Korea
undated
48/14
Map of Luxembourg
undated
48/15
Souvenir Photograph Collections
1930,; undated
48/16-48/19
Postcards collected by EKS
circa 1920s-1960s

Series III:  Catharine “Kitty” (Watts) Stimpson,  1914-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical Information
1997-1998
Box/Folder
49/1
Kitty’s Obituary
All of Box 49 is restricted pending further notice
1998 July
49/2
Oral History Interview with Kitty, (Interviewer- August Radke), Tapes 1-8 (tape 5 missing)
1997
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1925-1997
Box/Folder
49/3
Copper name plate
undated
49/4-50/4
Kitty to her parents
1925 October-1930 June
51/1-51/10
Kitty to her mother
1931 June-1944 March
52/1-52/7
Family to Kitty
1925-1928 October
53/1-53/3
Kitty’s Mother to Kitty
1942 March-1944 February
53/4
Kitty's Father to Kitty
1925-1928
53/5
Betty (Kitty's sister) to Kitty
1930-1931
53/6
Betty to Kitty
1933-1935
53/7
Betty to Kitty
1948 Correspondence Betty to Kitty is restricted until further notice.
1940,; 1942-1943,; 1948
53/8
Betty to Kitty
Folder 53/8 is restricted pending further notice
1958-1965
53/9
Arthur (Kitty's brother) to Kitty
1933,; 1935-1936,; 1940
53/10
Ruth (Kitty's sister) to Kitty
Folder 53/10 is restricted pending further notice
1923-1928,; 1958-1962
53/11
Mabel (Stimpson) Wilson (sister-in-law) to Kitty,
March 1940, ; 1944 January-June
53/12-53/13
Mabel Wilson to Kitty
1944 July-1945 August
54/1-2
Preston Henley (brother-in-law) to Kitty
All of Box 54 is restricted pending further notice
1958-1965
54/3
Henley children (Kitty’s nephews) to Kitty
1961-1965,; 1996
54/4
Labeled “Personal Notes that Mean So Much- Will Read While I’m Dying” (not from family)
1981-1986
54/5
From Politicians to Kitty
1974-1988
General Correspondence to Kitty
1924-1997
Box/Folder
55/1
General Correspondence to Kitty
1924-1931
55/2-55/16
General Correspondence to Kitty
Folders 55/2-55/16 are restricted pending further notice
1940-1990
General Correspondence to Kitty
1991-1997
Box/Folder
56/1-56/5
General Correspondence to Kitty
All of Box 56 is restricted pending further notice
1991-1997
56/6
General Correspondence from Kitty
undated
Greeting Cards
1991-1997
Box/Folder
56/7
General
1908-1915
56/8
Greeting Cards
circa 1910s-1930s
56/9
Greeting Cards
circa 1916-1920
57/1-57/3
Greeting Cards
All of Box 57 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1940s-1970s
58/1-58/5
Christmas Cards
All of Box 58 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1940s-1970s
Greeting Cards
circa 1970s-1990s
Box/Folder
59/1
Greeting Cards
circa 1970s-1990s
59/2
Christmas Cards and Letters
circa 1980s
59/3
Greeting Cards
circa 1990s
Box/Folder
59/4
Postcards
1935-1936, ; 1980s-1990s
Subseries 3: Education
1914-1929
Box/Folder
60/1
Elementary School-Class Assignments
1914-1917
60/2
Elementary School-“Kitty’s Stories”
undated
60/3
Report Cards
1919-1925
High School
1920-1923
Box/Folder
60/4
Class Materials- Botany- Herbarium and Plant Description with Directions for Collecting, Pressing, and Mounting Specimens (includes dried specimens)
1921
60/5
Class Assignments
1922-1923
60/6
Newsclipping of appearance before Chamber of Commerce
1922 October
60/7
Graduation-announcement, program, copy of Kitty’s Valedictorian speech
1923
60/8
Graduation program, announcement and speech
1923
60/9
Graduation newsclipping
1923
60/10
“School Friendship Book”
1923
60/11-60/14
Whatcom High School Yearbook, The Kulshan
1920-1923
60/15
Whatcom High School Newspaper, The Crimson Tulip
1922-1923
Washington State Normal School
1916-1925
Box/Folder
60/16
Class Notes
1923-1925
60/17
Sample Standardized Tests for Students
1924-1925
60/18
Normal School Elementary Diploma
1925
60/19-60/20
Yearbook, Klipsun
1924-1925
60/21
Weekly Messenger Newspaper
1924 May 23
60/22
Graduation
1925
60/23
Performances and Presentations
1916-1925,; undated
Washington State University
1927-1928
Box/Folder
61/1
Class Notes-English 105, 131, 134, 135, 138, 144, 163, 174, 175,
1927-1928
61/2
Notecards
1927-1928
61/3
Class Notes
1928
61/4
Papers-English
1927-1928
61/5
Papers and Assignments-English
1927-1928
61/6
Papers-Journalism
1928
61/7
Miscellaneous papers and notes
undated
61/8
Exam Books
1927-1928
61/9
Transcript and Student Record of Grades
1927-1928
61/10
Pan-Hellenic Assoc. Fall Rules
undated
61/11
Commencement
1927,; 1928
61/12-61/13
Yearbook, The Tyee
1927,; 1929
Subseries 4: Career
1925
Box/Folder
61/14
Teaching-Teaching Materials used while teaching in Everson, Washington
1925
61/15
Teaching-Teacher’s Contract- School District 19, Everson, Washington,
1925
Subseries 5: Charitable and Political Activities
All of Subseries 5 is restricted pending further notice
1954-1995
Box/Folder
62/1
100 Club
1987-1990
62/2
100 Club-Meeting
1987 May 6
62/3
100 Club-Meeting
1987 December 18
62/4
Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1991-1995
62/5
American Hospital Association
1980-1981
62/6
American Hospital Association- House of Delegates
1977
62/7
American Hospital Association-Trustee Forum
1980 October
62/8
American Institute for Cancer Research
1983
62/9
Association of Western Hospitals-San Francisco Conference
1979
62/10
Autistic Children’s Activity Program
1997
62/11
Bayview Cemetery Gun Controversy
1970-1975
62/12
Bellingham Bay Aquarium
1993-1994
62/13
Bellingham Child Care Center-Infant Care Project
1985-1987
62/14-62/18
Bellingham City Center Development Authority
1985-1992
62/19-62/22
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Board Files
1987-1990
62/23-63/2
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Board of Directors Meetings
1990-1992 March 20
63/3-63/6
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Business Improvement Area
1989-1992
63/7-63/10
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Clippings
1986-1992
63/11
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Committee to Move the Post Office
1988-1990
63/12
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Downtown’s Market Conference,
1988
63/13
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Drive Information
1989
63/14
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Executive Committee,
1987-1992
63/15
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Files
1991-1993
63/16
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Information Files
1991-1992
63/17
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Information Files
1991-1992
63/18
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Marketing Committee
1987
63/19
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Marketing Committee
1990-1992
63/20
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Marketing Committee-Clippings
1987
63/21
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Marketing Committee-Meeting,
1987 October 2
63/22
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Petitions
1989
64/1
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Parking Advisory Committee,
All of Box 64 is restricted pending further notice
1991-1992
64/2
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Parking and Business Improvement Company-Budget Meetings
1991-1992
64/3
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Presentation to Executive Board,
1992 January 29
64/4
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Property Owners Subcommittee
1992
64/5-64/7
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Recruitment Committee
1988-1991
64/8
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Recruitment Committee- Special Information
1989-1990
64/9
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Redevelopment Presentation
1985
64/10
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Seminars
1991
64/11
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Special Executive Board Meetings
1991-1993
64/12
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-Special Meeting
November 12
64/13
Bellingham City Center Development Authority-University/ Downtown Committee
1990
64/14
Bellingham City Council-Agenda Bill
1995 July 10
64/15
Bellingham Community Women’s Center
1997
64/16
Bellingham Downtown Development Association
1982-1984
64/17
Bellingham Downtown Development Association
1982-1984
64/18
Bellingham Downtown Development Association-Progress Report
1982
64/19
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority Files
1985-1987
64/20
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Bellingham Centre
1984
64/21
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Clippings
1975-1985
64/22-64/23
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Bellingham Improvement Group: Files
1980-1983
64/24
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Christmas Parking Leniency Program,
1983-1984
64/25
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Farmers Market Committee
1987
65/1
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-“Important Information,”
All of Box 65 is restricted pending further notice
1983
65/2
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Chemainus, B.C.
1984-1985
65/3
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Lynn, Mass.
1985
65/4
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Qunicy, IL
1985
65/5
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Washington D.C.'s Franklin Square
1984-1985
65/6
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Marley Station, MD
1976
65/7
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Parking Agenda and Notes,
1982-1985
65/8
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Parking Committee
1983-1987
65/9
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Parking Committee-Clippings
1983-1987
65/10
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority-Parking Committee-Notes
1984
65/11
Bellingham Downtown Development Authority- Press Releases
1987
65/12
Bellingham Golf and Country Club-Amendments and Bylaws
1992
65/13
Bellingham Golf and Country Club-Board Meeting
1993
65/14
Bellingham High School
1959-1960
65/15
Bellingham High School Commission
1958-1959
65/16
Bellingham Municipal Arts Commission-Advisory Board
1988
65/17
Bellingham Planning and Development Commission-Visions for Bellingham,
1992-1993
65/18
Bellingham Planning Director Search
1991-1992
65/19
Bellingham Steering Committee-Northwest Kidney Center
1978-1979
65/20
Brigid Collins House
1993
65/21
Campaign Files-Slade Gorton
1986
65/22
Campus Christian Ministry-Ad Hoc Committee
1982-1985
65/23
Cascadia Revolving Fund
1989-1990
65/24
Center for Global and Peace Education
1985
65/25
Children’s Museum Development Association
1987
65/26
Citizen’s Advisory Committee-School Levy Committee-Bellingham Public Schools
1988
65/27
Citizens Advisory Group for Education
1954-1955; 1965-1966
65/28
Citizens for Patient Self-Determination
1993
65/29
Citizens Task Force for Medical Care Facilities
1976-1977
66/1
City Club of Bellingham
1992-1996
66/2
Civic Correspondence and Letters of Reference
1976-1980
66/3
Columbia University Teacher’s College-Presidential Inauguration dinner
1985
66/4
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Agendas and Minutes
1947-1976
66/5
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Correspondence
1974-1976
66/6
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Goal Plan for Child Health,
1975
66/7
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Island Hospital-Certificate of Need
July 1975
66/8
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Referenced documents related to Bellingham hospitals
1972
66/9
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-St. Joseph’s Hospital-Certificate of Need
1971 November
66/10
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-St. Joseph’s Hospital- Amended Certificate of Need,
1972 December
66/11
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-St. Luke’s General Hospital-Certificate of Need
1976
66/12
Comprehensive Health Planning Council-Whidbey General Hospital-Certificate of Need
1975
66/13
Congressional Forum on Healthcare-sponsored by Congressman Al Swift
1985 March 25
66/14
Corporate Board Committee
1982-1983
66/15
Correspondence with Political Officials
circa 1979-1982
66/16
Correspondence related to political and charitable activities to Kitty
1979-1983
66/17
Downtown Parking Task Force
1986-1987
66/18
Downtown Parking Task Force-clippings
1986-1989
67/1
Downtown Retail Development Conference
All of Box 67 is restricted until further notice
1986 February 6-7
67/2
Downtown Task Force
1985-1986
67/3
Downtown Task Force-clippings
1985
67/4
Education and Child Raising-articles
undated
67/5
Education-General
1954-1961
67/6
Education-Schools for Bellingham
1954
67/7
Education-Clippings and notes
1981-1984
67/8
Education-College Aviation Guidelines
1967
67/9
Educational Issues-Correspondence
1958-1982
67/10
Education-Tuition Tax Credit
1981-1982
67/11
Election Materials
1987
67/12
Emergency Department Nurses Association
1983-1984
67/13
Evergreen AIDS Support Services
1992-1995
67/14
Fairhaven College Advisory Board
1984-1988
67/15
Fairhaven College-Evaluations
1969-1971
67/16
Fairhaven College-Graduation Ceremony Address
1981
67/17
Ferndale Vocational Skills Center
1981
67/18
Fifth Ward Citizens League
1967-1973
67/19
Forest Street Association-Parking Ordinance
1994-1995
67/20
Forest Street Association-Widening Coalition
1986-1991
67/21
Gallegos, Gabrielle-Campaign files
1993-1994
67/22
Gardner, Georgia-Correspondence
1991
67/23
Governor’s Committee and Campaign-Correspondence and Notes,
1987-1988
67/24
Greenways Program
1997
67/25
HAZMAT (Hazardous Waste) Files
1988
67/26
Health Care-Clippings and information
1979-1984
68/1
Health Information Network
All of Box 68 is restricted pending further notice
1991
68/2
Higher Education Coordinating Board-Administrative files
1992
68/3
Hospitals-Correspondence and clippings
1986-1990
68/4
Initiative 120 “Reproductive Privacy Act”
1990-1991
68/5
Initiative 141
1989-1992
68/6
Initiative 479-Taxpayers for Choice “Vote No-Initiative 479”
1986
68/7
Jackson, Henry M. Foundation
1978-1994
68/8
Jackson, Henry M. Foundation: Files
1995
68/9
Karum Schools-Clippings
1975-1984
68/10
Law Advocates
1997
68/11
Legislative Issues-Health and Medical Care
1986-1987
68/12
Let’s Pool Together-Correspondence
1988
68/13
List of Charitable and Political Organizations Kitty was involved with over the years (through 1995) (List made by Kitty)
1975-1995
68/14
Lummi Nation Water Rights
1995
68/15
Lydia Place
1991-1994
68/16
Magnuson, Senator Warren G.-Materials re: party hosted by Kitty
undated
68/17
Miscellaneous Charitable Organizations: Files
1987-1988
68/18
Miscellaneous Organization Files
1960-1997
68/19
Miscellaneous Organization Files
undated
68/20
Miscellaneous Education Organizations: Files
1969-1995
68/21
Miscellaneous Health Organizations: Files
1972-1996
68/22
Miscellaneous Political Correspondence
1969-1996
68/23
Miscellaneous Political Correspondence and Files
1986-1994
68/24
Monday Club
1987-1997
68/25
Monday Club
undated
69/1-69/2
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood
All of Box 69 is restricted pending further notice
1991-1997
69/3
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood- correspondence
1985-1997
69/4
Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood-correspondence and notes
1987-1988
69/5
Mt. Baker Recreation Company
1960-1961
69/6
Mt. Baker Theatre Center for the Performing Arts Committee-Proposal that the Center be acquired by the City of Bellingham
1983
69/7
Mt. Baker Theatre Committee
1983-1988
69/8
Mt. Baker Theatre Committee-Fundraising
1983-1985
69/9
Mt. Baker Theatre Committee-Minutes, finances, and Correspondence
1983-1987
69/10
Mt. Baker Theatre Committee-Productions
1985-1986
69/11-69/14
Mt. Baker Theatre: Files
1986-1992
69/15-69/16
Mt. Baker Theatre-Clippings
1984-1992
69/17
Mt. Baker Theatre-Correspondence and contacts
1990-1991
69/18
Mt. Baker Theatre-Correspondence and files
1993-1995
69/19
Mt. Baker Theatre-Events Committee
1989-1993
69/20
Mt. Baker Theatre-Feasibility Study/Fundraising Campaign
1991-1992
69/21
Mt. Baker Theatre-Personnel Committee
1988-1990
69/22
Mt. Baker Theatre-Renovation/Long Range Plans
1988-1991
70/1
Mt. Baker Theatre Special Committee
All of Box 70 is restricted until further notice
1988-1989
70/2
Mt. Baker Theatre Special Committee-Clippings
1988-1989
70/3
Mt. Baker Theatre Special Committee-Downtown Development Proposal
undated
70/4
Mt. Baker Theatre Special Committee-Management Proposal
1989
70/5
National Advisory Council on Women’s Educational Programs
1978
70/6
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1988-1997
70/7
National Conference on Government
1982
70/8
National Council on Educational Research
1978-1982
70/9
National Council on Educational Research-Appointment and Correspondence
1978
70/10
National Council on Educational Research-Documentation and Security Check
1978
70/11
National Council on Educational Research-Executive Committee
1978-1995
70/12
National Council on Educational Research-Executive Committee and Washington State
1979-1980
70/13
National Council on Educational Research-Handbook
1979
70/14
National Council on Educational Research-Information Packet regarding literacy for the Sept. 1979 Meeting,
1979 September
70/15
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1978 May 19
71/1
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1978 September 15
71/2-3
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1978 December 15-17
71/4
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1979 Februrary 2-3
71/5
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1979 March 23
71/6
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1979 July 12-13
71/7
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1979 September 14
71/8
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1979 November 30
71/9
National Council on Educational Research-Meetings
1980 February 7; 1980 March 14
71/10
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1980 June 20
71/11
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1980 October 31
71/12
National Council on Educational Research-Meeting
1981 January 22
71/13
National Council on Educational Research-Special Reports
1978-1979
71/14
National Council on Educational Research-Women in Government
1980
71/15
National Health Legislation
1971-1975
72/1
National Institute of Education: Files
All of Box 72 is restricted pending further notice
1978-1979
72/2
National Institute of Education-Appropriations and Budget
1979
72/3
National Institute of Education-Clippings
1978-1981
72/4
National Institute of Education-Dept. of Education
1978-1980
72/5
National Institute of Education-Education Files
1978-1980
72/6
National Institute of Education-Educational Laboratories and Centers
1978-1980
72/7
National Institute of Education-Educational Laboratories and Centers
1978-1980
72/8
National Institute of Education-Curran Files
1982-1984
72/9
National Institute of Education-Ella Jones Files
1978-1980
72/10
National Institute of Education-Meeting Files
1980-1981
72/11
National Institute of Education-Miscellaneous Correspondence
1979-1980
72/12
National Institute of Education-Policy Discussion
1979
72/13
National Institute of Education-Publications
1976-1977
72/14
National Institute of Education-Publications
undated
72/15
National Institute of Education-Publications
undated
72/16
National Institute of Education-Publications
1980
72/17
National Institute of Education-Publications
1978-1983
73/1
National Institute of Education-Publications
All of Box 73 is restricted pending further notice
1979
73/2
National Institute of Education-Publications
1980
73/3
National Institute of Education-Washington State Funding
1978-1979
73/4
Neighborhood Watch Program
1986
73/5
Newspaper Articles re: Charitable Activities
1968-1983
73/6
North Cascades National Park-Dedication of Visitor Center
1993
73/7
North Puget Sound Health Council
1970-1987
73/8
North Puget Sound Health Council-CAT Scanners
1977-1978
73/9
North Puget Sound Health Council-Records and Board Meetings
1983-1987
73/10
Northern Sound Public Radio (KZAZ)
1993
73/11
Northern Sound Public Radio (KZAZ)-Advisory Board Agenda and Minutes
1992-1994
73/12
Northern Sound Public Radio (KZAZ)-Board of Trustees
1991-1994
73/13-74/2
Northern Sound Public Radio (KZAZ)-Board of Trustees, FY
All of Box 74 is restricted pending further notice
1989-1997
74/3
Northern Sound Public Radio (KZAZ)-Clippings
1989-1996
74/4
Northwest Air Pollution Authority Files
1966-1968
74/5
Northwest Center for the Arts-Administrative Files
1992-1993
74/6
Northwest Center for the Arts-Architect Files
1992-1993
74/7
Northwest Center for the Arts-Architect Proposals and Reviews
1992-1993
74/8
Northwest Center for the Arts-Board Pending Files
1993
74/9
Northwest Center for the Arts-By Laws and Current Information
1992-1993
74/10-74/11
Northwest Center for the Arts-Community Art Concerns
1992-1993
74/12-74/13
Northwest Center for the Arts-Management and Operations Board
1993
74/14
Northwest Center for the Arts-Meetings
1991-1993
74/15-75/1
Northwest Center for the Arts-Clippings
All of Box 75 is restricted pending further notice
1992-1993
75/2
Northwest Center for the Arts-Steering Committee
1993
75/3
Northwest Public Radio
1997
75/4
Northwest Washington Area Agency on Aging-Draft
1987
75/5
Northwest Women’s Services
1986
75/6
Omega Seminars
1987
75/7
P.E.O. Sisterhood
1991-1995
75/8
Pacific Northwest Jazz Alliance
1995-1997
75/9
Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference-Poverty Statistics
1987-1990
75/10
People-to-People Forum-Kitty’s Presentation “Generational and Cultural Clashes”
1969 February 2
75/11
Poetry Society of America-David Mason
1994-1995
75/12
Political Campaign Files
1986-1991
75/13
Political Correspondence
1987-1991
75/14
Port of Bellingham Foundation
1991-1993
75/15
Port of Bellingham Foundation-Clippings
1989-1992
75/16
Port of Bellingham Foundation-Newsletters “Port Report,”
1991-1992
75/17
Port of Bellingham Foundation-Port Development
1991
75/18
Public Utilities-Annual Power Reports
1981-1983
75/19
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency
1975-1977
75/20-75/21
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency
1984-1985,; 1989
75/22
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency- Facilities Review Committee-St. Luke’s General Hospital
undated
75/23
Hospital Parking Lot
1982
75/24
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency-Grant Proposal “Rationing Health Care: An Ethical Dilemma”
1984 May
75/25
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency-St. Luke’s General Hospital Air Ambulance Services June 1986
75/26
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency-St. Joseph’s Hospital Certificate of Need
1976
76/1
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency-Strategic Planning
All of Box 76 is restricted pending further notice
1986
76/2
Puget Sound Health Systems Agency-Task Force Applications
1975-1976
76/3
Opportunities for Commercial Development in Downtown Georgia
1983
76/4
Referendum 36-Public Disclosure Reports
1975-1986
76/5
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights
1990s
76/6
Resumes-Catharine C. Stimpson
1975-1984
76/7
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
1988
76/8
Revolutionary Communist Party-Bob Avakian Files
1982-1983
76/9
Rocket Research District Heating System Committee
1980-1981
76/10
Rocket Research District Heating System Committee-Community Advisory Group
1978-1979
76/11
Rocket Research District Heating System Committee-Reports
1981
76/12
School Foundation-Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College Bellingham Public Schools
1992-1995
76/13
Sean Humphrey House
1993-1996
76/14
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 143-Community Redevelopment Financing
1982
76/15
Soroptimist International of Bellingham
1984-1987
76/16
Special Committee to Support Washington’s Colleges and Universities-Notes
1990
76/17
Special Committee to Support Washington’s Colleges and Universities-Olympia Materials
1990
76/18
St. Joseph's Hospital-Cancer Center Campaign
1993
76/19
St. Luke's General Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospitals-Comprehensive Health Plans
1971-1977
76/20
St. Luke's General Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospitals-Joint Meetings
1971-1973
77/1
St Luke's General Hospital Administration-American Hospital Association Energy Seminar
All of Box 77 is restricted pending further notice
1981 September
77/2
St Luke's General Hospital Administration-Competition Health Care
1981
77/3
St Luke's General Hospital Administration-Informational Material on Competition
1979
77/4
St. Luke's General Hospital-Article Reprint-History of St. Luke's General Hospital
undated
77/5
St. Luke's Assistance League: Red Carpet Capers
1965 February
77/6-77/10
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees
1969-1973,; 1978-1981
77/11
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees and Executive Committee: Minutes
1977-1978
77/12
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees-Community Service Committee
1974-1976
77/13
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees-General Information
1975-1977
77/14
St. Luke's General Hospital- Board of Trustees-Hospital Privileges for Podiatrists Hearing
1976
78/1
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees-Long Term Plan
1979 February
78/2
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees-Medical Staff By-Laws
1976
78/3
St. Luke's General Hospital-Board of Trustees-Re: Doctor's Building
1975
78/4
St. Luke's General Hospital-Court Case-Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Health & Hospital Services v. State of Washington, DSHS
1976
78/5
St. Luke's General Hospital-Court Case-Sisters of St. Joseph's, et. al. v. State of Washington, et. al.
1976-1977
78/6
St. Luke's General Hospital-Court Case: Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospital, et. al. v. State of Washington et.al.
1976-1977
78/7
St. Luke's General Hospital Foundation
1984-1992
78/8
St. Luke's General Hospital-General Files
1971-1985
78/9
St. Luke's General Hospital-Health West
1982-1984
78/10-78/12
St. Luke's General Hospital-Helicopter Files
1976-1986
78/13
St. Luke's General Hospital-Helicopter Newsclippings
1984-1986
78/14
St. Luke's General Hospital-Quality Assurance
1981
78/15
St. Luke's General Hospital-Speech "Energy Conservation in Hospitals"
1981 Novemebr 19
78/16
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Correspondence and General Files
1973-1976
78/17
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Diocese of Olympia Correspondence
1981-1996
78/18
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Endowment Fund
1985
78/19
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-General Files
1971
78/20
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-General Files and Newsclippings
1987-1988
78/21
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Newsletters
1993-1998
78/22
St. Paul's Episcopal Church-Pamphlets and Newsletters
1956-1971
78/23-79/2
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry
All of Box 79 is restricted pending further notice
1990-1996
79/3
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry-Expansion Committee
1989-1991
79/4
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry-Long Range Planning
1985-1987
79/5
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry-Meetings
1986
79/6
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry-Minutes and Reports
1984-1985
79/7
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Vestry-Minutes and Reports
1986-1988
79/8
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church-Youth Activities
1971
79/9
Teen Parent Task Force
1981
79/10
Trillium Corporation-Land Swap Clippings
1984-1992
79/11
Trillium Corporation-Semiahmoo
1992
79/12
Trillium Corporation-Semiahmoo
1995
79/13
Uni-Book (non profit book organization)
1993
79/14
United Campus Christian Foundation
1955-1970
79/15-79/16
United Nations
1963-1970
79/17
United Nations-Membership Records and By Laws
1966-1992
79/18
United Nations-Newsletters
1977-1995
79/19
United Nations-Panel on Nuclear Proliferation
1984 February 24
79/20-79/21
United Way-Board of Directors
1984-1988
80/1
United Way-Board of Directors-Manual
All of Box 80 is restricted pending further notice
1988
80/2
United Way-Executive Director Search Committee
1985
80/3
United Way Foundation
1991
80/4
United Way-Fundraising
1985
80/5
United Way-Long Range Planning
1985-1986
80/6
United Way-Planning and Allocation Committee
1983-1984
80/7
United Way-Strategic Planning Committee
1987-1991
80/8
Washington Adoption Rights Movement
1990s
80/9
Washington Commission for the Humanities-Kathi Knowles Files
1993-1995
80/10
Washington Give Five-Announcements
1988-1992
80/11
Washington Give Five-Volunteer Coordinators and Activities
1989-1991
80/12
Washington Gives-Brochures and Research
1990-1991
80/13
Washington Gives-Correspondence
1988-1991
80/14
Washington Gives-Current Information and clippings
1988-1990
80/15
Washington Gives-Minutes and Financial Reports
1988-1990
80/16
Washington Gives-Organization Files
1988-1989
80/17
Washington Gives-Publications
1988-1991
80/18
Washington Gives-Task Force
1988-1991
80/19
Washington Special Olympics
1995
80/20
Washington State Centennial-Pacific Celebration
1987-1988
80/21
Washington State Employment and Training Council
1982
80/22
Washington State Hospital Association
1973-1982
80/23
Washington State Hospital Association-Board of Trustees
1980 March 7
80/24
Washington State Hospital Association-Committee on Governing Boards
1979-1980
80/25
Washington State Hospital Association-Correspondence and Information
1979-1981
80/26
Washington State Hospital Association-Information
1976-1981
80/27
Washington State Hospital Association-Minutes
1975
80/28-80/31
Washington State Hospital Association-Minutes
1977-1980
81/1
Washington State White House Conference on Children and Youth
All of Box 81 is restricted pending further notice
1959-1960
81/2
Washington State Women’s Political Caucus
1985-1993
81/3
Washington Trustee Association of Community Colleges
1982-1983
81/4
Washington Women's Heritage Project newsletter
undated
81/5
Western Foundation-Ruth Watts Scholarship Award
1990-1995
81/6
Western Washington State College
1968-1972
81/7
Western Washington State College-Paper: "Effective College Teaching”
1973
81/8
Western Washington State College/Western Washington University-Fourth Corner Registry
1977-1978
81/9
Western Washington University-Anthropology Audit
1982-1983
81/10
Western Washington University-Campus Master Plan
1996
81/11
Western Washington University-Correspondence
1984-1997
81/12
Western Washington University-Edens Hall Study Committee-Correspondence and Notes
1989-1990
81/13
Western Washington University-Edens Hall Study Committee-Clippings
1989-1991
81/14
Western Washington University-Files
1985-1989
81/15
Western Washington University Neighborhood Plan
1997
81/16
Western Washington University-Phi Delta Kappa
1980-1988
81/17
Western Washington University-Presidential Evaluations
1991
81/18
Western Washington University-Presidential Search Committee
1988
81/19
Western Washington University-President's Club
1993-1995
81/20
Whatcom and Skagit Counties Coalition Council-Hands Off Washington Campaign
1995
81/21
Whatcom Community College (WCC)
1981-1998
81/22-81/26
WCC Board of Trustees
1970-1989
82/1
WCC Board of Trustees-Administrative Files
All of Box 82 is restricted pending further notice
1975-1976
82/2
WCC Board of Trustees-Affirmative Action Report
1981
82/3-82/4
WCC Board of Trustees-Agreements with Classified Staff
1977-1978,; 1981
82/5-82/6
WCC Board of Trustees-Agreements with Faculty
1977-1983
82/7
WCC Board of Trustees-Chairmanship Information
1976-1977
82/8
WCC Board of Trustees-College Administrators
1977
82/9
WCC Board of Trustees-College Catalog
1981-1983
82/10
WCC Board of Trustees-College's Master Plan
1978,; 1980
82/11
WCC Board of Trustees-Commencement Address by John N. Terrey
1979 June 14
82/12
WCC Board of Trustees-Community College Participation in Federal Student Aid Programs
1981-1983
82/13-82/14
WCC Board of Trustees-Core Facility Study
1979-1984
82/15
WCC Board of Trustees-Core Feasibility Study
1981
82/16
WCC Board of Trustees-Correspondence while Board Chair
1976-1977
82/17
WCC Board of Trustees-Council for Post-Secondary Education
1982
82/18
WCC Board of Trustees-Developmentally Delayed Adults
1974
82/19-82/20
WCC Board of Trustees-Economic Development Project
1982-1983
82/21
WCC Board of Trustees-Educational Goals Study
1981
82/22
WCC Board of Trustees-Establishment of Whatcom Community College Foundation
1980
82/23
WCC Board of Trustees-Farm Management Report
1985
82/24
WCC Board of Trustees-Final Report regarding Accreditation
1981
82/25
WCC Board of Trustees-Financial System-Budget Presentation
1980 February 28
82/26
WCC Board of Trustees-Handbook for Employees
undated
82/27
WCC Board of Trustees-History of the First 20 years,
1988
83/1
WCC Board of Trustees-Humanities Project
All of Box 83 is restricted until further notice
1981-1982
83/2-83/3
WCC Board of Trustees-Individualized/Experiential/Alternative Learning Programs
1981
83/4
WCC Board of Trustees-Kellogg Report
1977
83/5
WCC Board of Trustees-Learning Resources Center Handbook
1981-1982
83/6
WCC-Board of Trustees-Literature of Interest
1978-1984
83/7
WCC-Board of Trustees-Memos from Bob Hamill
1975-1976
83/8
WCC-Board of Trustees-Minutes
1967-1970
83/9
WCC- Board of Trustees-National Conference of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
1981
83/10
WCC-Board of Trustees-News clippings
1976-1977
83/11
WCC-Board of Trustees-News clippings
1976-1982
83/12
WCC- Board of Trustees-President's Evaluations
1973-1976
83/13
WCC-Board of Trustees-Presidential Search Committee
1977
83/14
WCC-Board of Trustees-Correspondence re: President's Contract
1976
83/15
WCC-Board of Trustees-President's Role
1976-1977
83/16
WCC-Board of Trustees-Reappointment to the Board
1981
83/17
WCC-Board of Trustees-Recommendations for Tenure
1981
83/18
WCC-Board of Trustees-Report on the Trustee Study of Evaluation and Accountability
1972 June
83/19
WCC-Board of Trustees-Salaries Budget
1979-1982
83/20
WCC-Board of Trustees-Self Study Program
1981
83/21
WCC-Board of Trustees-Vocational Education Program
1976-1977
83/22
WCC-Correspondence
1988
83/23
WCC-Foundation of School Clippings
1970-1971
83/24
WCC-General Files
1982-1987
83/25
WCC-Hiring Information
1971-1985
83/26
WCC-Open Learning
1984-1985
83/27
WCC-Recent Actions
1971-1985
83/28
WCC-Speech given to Delta Kappa Gamma "Women in Leadership"
1984 May 19
oversized
1
WCC-poster boards with news clippings attached regarding campus
1972,; undated
Box/Folder
83/29
Whatcom County Council of Governments
1983-1985
83/30
Whatcom County Government Reorganization
1992
84/1
Whatcom Opportunity Council
All of Box 84 is restricted until further notice
1977
84/2
Whatcom Opportunity Council-Board of Directors
1982-1983
84/3-84/10
Whatcom Opportunity Council-Files
1983-1988
84/11-84/13
Whatcom Opportunity Council-Financial Records
1984-1988
84/14
Whatcom Opportunity Council-Grant Applications
1983
84/15
Whatcom Opportunity Council-National Community Action Foundation Conference
1987
84/16
Whatcom Opportunity Council-News clippings
1984-1987
85/1
Whatcom County Planning Commission-Beacon Group
All of Box 85 is restricted pending further notice
1993
85/2
Whatcom Falls Park-Arthur Watts Purchase
1995
85/3
Whatcom Literacy Council
1996
85/4
Whatcom Museum of History and Art: Capital Shares Certificate
1974
85/5
Whatcom Museum of History and Art-Correspondence and information
1995
85/6
Whatcom Museum of History and Art-Fund Drive
1988-1989
85/7
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Board
1992-1994
85/8
Whatcom Women in Business
1982-1984
85/9
Womencare Shelter-General Files
1987
85/10
World Affairs Council-Correspondence
1984-1986
85/11
World Affairs Council-News Clippings
1985
85/12
World Affairs Council-Notes and Leaflets
1984-1985
85/13
YWCA-Luncheons for Women
1983-1991
85/14
St. Luke's General Hospital-"1982-1989, The Legacy Lives On"
1989
85/15
City Center Development Authority-Video "Catharine Stimpson"
undated
85/16
Western Washington University-Video "The Western Experience"
1993
Subseries 6: Speeches
All of Subseries 6 is restricted pending further notice
1969-1993
Box/Folder
86/1
“Generational and Cultural Clashes”
1969
86/2
Hank Jenson Award
1992
86/3
In Praise of Barney Goltz
1986 May 6
86/4
Paul Starr-Social Transformation of American Medicine
1984
86/5
Whatcom Community College: The United Nations in Bellingham
1993
86/6
Fairhaven Commencement Address
1981
86/7
Futures of North by Northwest Panel
undated
86/8
Huxley College Commencement Keynote Address
1985 June 15
86/9
Kiwanis Girl of the Month
1986 May 22
86/10
Music Club-U.N. Day “Role of Music in the Far East”
undated
86/11
“Perceptions of Fairhaven College”
1983
86/12
“P.E.O. 60 Years of Membership Recognition”
1993 June 23
86/13
Educational Issues
1977-1987
86/14
Health Care Issues
1973-1989
86/15
Various Topics
1987-1988
Subseries 7: Awards, Recognitions, and Tributes
All of Subseries 7 is restricted pending further notice
1945-1998
Box/Folder
87/1
American Hospital Association-Regional Delegate; Member of the Council on Hospital Governance
1978-1980,; 1980-1981
87/2
American Hospital Association-Editorial Advisory Board Trustee
undated
87/3
Bellingham Herald-Tribute to Influential Women of Whatcom County
1983 April
87/4
Bible from St. Paul's Senior Church Service
1945
87/5
Certificate of Appreciation for help with the Sean Humphrey House
undated
87/6
Certificate of Appreciation for serving on the Mt. Baker Theatre Board of Directors
1983 June-1992 May
87/7
Certificate of Recognition for contributions to the Second Century Project to create a Whatcom Museum Campus
1991 February 17
87/8
City of Bellingham "Living Treasure of Our Community"
1990 October
87/9
City of Bellingham “50 Years of Volunteer Service”
1996
87/10
Dedication of a sculpture “Zoe Garden Wall” in Honor of Catharine C. Stimpson for her lifetime of Service to the Community
1998 May 10
87/11
Governor's Proclamation of Catherine C. Stimpson Appreciation Day
1985 November 14
87/12
Member of the Leadership Council for Washington Gives
undated
87/13
Mt. Baker Theatre Center Lifetime Membership Award
1992 May
87/14
Plaque of Appreciation for Service on the Board of Directors for the Opportunity Council
1988 November 17
87/15
Presidential Appointees Poster
1980
87/16
Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow
1993 July
87/17
Soroptimist International of Bellingham Woman of Distinction
1987 June 6
87/18
Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees
undated
87/19-87/20
Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
1967-1976
87/21
Whatcom Community College-Resolution of Appreciation
1978,; 1984
document
6
Whatcom Community College-A Tribute Scroll, for service on the Board of Trustees
1967-1985
Box/Folder
87/22
Whatcom County Association of Realtors Citizen of the Year
1990 January
87/23
Proclamation of United Nations Day and UNICEF Day
1977
87/24
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra-Member of the Board of Directors
1994
oversized-folder
1
Presidential Appointment to the National Council on Educational Research
Oversized Folder 1 is restricted pending further notice
1977
1
Certificates related to service on the Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees
Oversized Folder 1 is restricted pending further notice
1967-1985
Subseries 8: Travel
All of Subseries 8 is restricted pending further notice
1930-1980s
Box/Folder
88/1
Symphony Hall Pops Program
1930
88/2
Italy and Greece-Tour with Eleanor Dodson
1970 April-1970 May
88/3-88/5
Smithsonian Institution Study Tour-Ancient Civilizations Cruise with Mabel (sister-in-law)
1974 April
88/6
Brochures and Tour Packages
1970s
88/7
Visitor’s Guides to Cathedrals
1960s-1970s
88/8-88/9
England
1980 September
88/10
South America and the Galapagos Islands
1977 December-1978 January
88/11
Souvenirs and foreign coins
1960s-1980s
88/12
Maps-Great Britain and Ireland
1960s-1980s
Subseries 9: Scrapbooks
1910-1950s
Box/Folder
89/1
Scrapbooks
1915-1927
89/2
Scrapbooks
1928-1930
89/3
Cartoons and clippings
Folder 89/3 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1950s
oversized-box
89a
Cut out images
circa 1910-1920

Series IV:   Catharine R. Stimpson (Dodie, Kate) , 1941-1960Return to Top

All of Series IV is restricted pending further notice.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical
1947-1949
Box/Folder
90/1
Certificates from St. Paul's and Bellingham Police Dept.
1947-1949
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1941-1960
General
1943-1960
Box/Folder
90/2
Notes and Letters
1943-1955
90/3
Letters and Notes from Margaret (Margo)
1943-1948
90/4
Letters from Friends
1950-1953
90/5
High School Letters and Notes
1950-1954
90/6
Letters from Carol
1952-1953
90/7
Letters from Lois Wilson
1952-1953
90/8
Letters from Andy Studebaker
1952-1954
90/9
College Applications
1952-1954
90/10-90/12
Bryn Mawr: Letters and Notes
1954-1955
90/13
Dodie to E.W. Stimpson (grandfather)
1955-1960
91/1
Bryn Mawr: Letters and Notes
1956
91/2
Housing for Summer School in Cambridge, Mass.
1956
91/3
Bryn Mawr: Letters and Notes
1957-1958
91/4
Notes and Letters from Bryn Mawr friends
circa 1954-1958
91/4
Bryn Mawr: Letters and Notes from family members (not immediate)
1954-1958
91/5-91/6
Letters and Notes from and to Blair Dissette
1955-1957
91/7
Letters and Notes from Sif
1957-1958
92/1-92/4
Letters and Notes while at Cambridge (A-Z)
1959-1960
92/5
Letters regarding employment opportunities
1960
92/6
Letters and Notes
circa 1950-1958
Greeting Cards
1940-1960
Box/Folder
93/1
High School
1951-1954
93/2
Bryn Mawr
1954-1958
93/3
Christmas Cards-Family
1940s
93/4-93/7
Christmas Cards-Non-Family
1944-1949,; 1951-1952,; 1954-1955
93/8
Christmas Cards
1956
93/9
Christmas Cards-Non-Family
1957
94/1
Christmas Cards-Non-Family
circa 1950-1957
94/2
Birthday Cards
1940s
94/3
Birthday Cards-Non-family
1944-1948
94/4
Valentine's Day Cards-Family
1940s
94/5-94/9
Valentine's Day Cards-Non-Family
1945-1946,; undated
94/10-94/11
Get Well Cards and Notes-Non-Family
1946,; 1949,; 1955,; 957
94/12
High School Graduation Cards-Non-Family
1954
94/13
Wedding Invitations-Non-Family
1950s
94/14
Invitations-Non-Family
1954-1958
94/15
Invitation to Parties-Cambridge
1958-1960
94/16
Postcards-Non-Family
1941-1948
94/17
Postcards-Family
1940s
94/18
Postcards-Non-Family
1953-1957
Subseries 3: Education
1941-1960
Box/Folder
95/1
Report Cards
1941-1954
95/2
Elementary School-6th Grade Class Novel
1947-1948
95/2-95/5
Junior High-Papers
1946-1951
95/6
Junior High-Assignments
1948-1951
95/7
Junior High-Piano Recital
undated
95/8
Junior High-Campus Junior High School Yearbook, Alpha-Omega
1950
95/9
Junior High-Fairhaven Junior High Annual, Tah-Mah-Na-Wis
1951
95/10
Junior High-Play Program, "The Belle of Bagdad"
1951 May
95/11
Bellingham High School-Papers
1951-1954
95/12
Bellingham High School-Papers
1951-1954
95/13
Bellingham High School-Smoke Signals-Stories, Poems, and Essays
1954
95/14
Bellingham High School-D.A.R. Good Citizen Award
1954
95/15
Bellingham High School-Senior Class Pictures
1954
95/16-95/19
Bellingham High School-Yearbook, Shuksan
1950
96/1
College-Acceptance Letters: Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe, and Wellesley
1954
96/2
Bryn Mawr-Term Papers
1954-1958
96/3-96/6
Bryn Mawr-Exam Books
1954-1958
96/7
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes
1954-1955
96/8
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: Philosophy, Ethics, and Recent Metaphysics
circa 1954-1958
96/9
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: History of art, Oriental Art
circa 1954-1958
96/10
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: Biology 101
circa 1954-1958
96/11
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: History and Great Historian
1954-1958
96/12
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: Victorian Lit, Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Contemporary Reading
1954-1958
96/13
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: Extra Notes
1956
96/14
Bryn Mawr-Class Notes: Freshman English Composition
1954-1955
96/15
Bryn Mawr-Student Government
1957-1958
96/16
Bryn Mawr-Student Government-Undergraduate Association Report
1957-1958
96/17
National Student Congress
1955-1957
96/18
Bryn Mawr-Seven College Conference, held at Barnard College, April 25-26
undated
96/19
Bryn Mawr-Play-Materials from the production of “Pristina Perplexed or The Lady’s Not for Learning”
1958
97/1-97/2
Bryn Mawr-The Bryn Mawr Haverford Review
1956-1958
97/3
Bryn Mawr-“Counterpoint” Collection of Essays The Gerould Prize Issue,
1955 Spring
97/4
Bryn Mawr-Catharine’s Desk Calendar
1958
97/5
Bryn Mawr-Bryn Mawr College Calendars
1954-1957
97/6
Bryn Mawr-Songbooks
1958
97/7
Bryn Mawr-Student Handbook
1956-1958
97/8
Bryn Mawr-College Publications
undated
97/9
Bryn Mawr-Commencement Program
1958
97/10
Bryn Mawr-“Class of 1958” “Class of 1959” “Class of 1960” “Class of 1961”, includes photos and names of graduates
1958-1961
97/11
Bryn Mawr-Yearbook
1955
97/12
University of Birmingham-Summer School at Stratford-upon-Avon “Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama”
1958 July-1958 August
97/13
Cambridge-Materials regarding Fulbright Scholar Award
1958-1960
97/14
Cambridge-English Tripos, Easter Term
1959
97/15
Cambridge-Materials from Kate’s involvement with Amateur Dramatic Club Theatre
1958-1960
97/16
Cambridge-“Broadsheet: The Cambridge Weekly Critic”
1960 January 13-1960 April 27
97/17
Ephemera
undated
97/18
Fellowship and Exchange Program
1958-1959
97/19
Visit to Ben-Hur set in Rome
1958
97/20
Map and Guide to U. K.
undated
Subseries 4: Financial
All of Subseries 4 is restricted pending further notice
1954-1960
Box/Folder
97/21-97/24
Bank Statements
1954-1956,; 1958,; 1960
97/25
Check Stubs
1954-1957
97/26
Receipts
1954-1956
97/27
Tax Return Information
1954,; 1957-1958

Series V:  Mary Stimpson,  1951-1958Return to Top

All of Series V is restricted until further notice

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 2: Creative Writing
undated
Box/Folder
98/1
Animal stories
undated
Subseries 2: Education
1951-1958
Box/Folder
98/2
Fairhaven Junior High-Yearbook,Tah-Mah-Na-Wis
1951
98/3-98/4
Fairhaven Junior High- Yearbook, Skookum
1952-1953
98/5-98/6
Bellingham High School-Yearbook, Shuksan
1955-1956
98/7
Wellesley College-Yearbook, Legenda
1958

Series VI:  Edward Stimpson,  1952-Return to Top

All of Series VI is restricted until further notice

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
98/8
Commencement Program
1952

Series VII:  Watts Family, 1881-1990Return to Top

All of Series VII is restricted until further notice

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical
1898-1990
Box/Folder
98/9
Marriage Announcement
circa 1898
98/10
Arthur Watts Obituary
1930 December
98/11
Ruth Watts newsclipping of teaching fellowship and Obituary
1926,; 1990
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1901-1944
Box/Folder
98/12
Arthur Watts
1901-1923,; undated
98/13-98/15
Maud Watts
1908-1944
98/16
Ruth Watts
1907-1910
98/17
Eph Beldon
1913
Subseries 3: Education
1906-1926
Box/Folder
98/18
Elizabeth Watts-Creative Writing
1906,; 1926,; undated
Subseries 4: Career
1905-1961
Box/Folder
98/19
Elizabeth Watts Henley-Published Poems
1941-1961
98/20
Ballot from Bellingham Election
1907
98/21
Arthur Watts Sr.-Newspaper Ads written by A. Watts related to real estate and insurance
circa 1905-1920
98/22
Arthur Watts Sr.-Newspaper Ads written by A. Watts related to real estate and insurance
circa 1905-1920
oversized-box
100
Newspaper Ads written by A.Watts related to real estate
undated
Box/Folder
98/23
Insurance agent’s license
1906
98/24
Life Insurance Policy
1915
Subseries 5: Business and Finance
1881-1951
Box/Folder
98/25
Receipts
1910-1911
oversized-box
100
Bellingham Plat Maps related to Watts real estate and insurance business
undated
Box/Folder
99/1
Maps of Washington and Whatcom County
1891-1921,; undated
99/2
Map of Seattle
1909
99/3
Pendleton Field map
undated
99/4
Section map Cayuna range
undated
99/5
Map of British Columbia
1917
99/6
Maps of unknown locations
undated
99/7
Soil map of Puget Sound basin
1909
99/8
Soil Survey Reports
1909,; 1911
99/9
Bankbooks with notes
circa 1911-1918
99/10
Bank Statements-Arthur Watts Sr.
1915-1919
99/11
Bank Statements-Arthur Watts Jr.
1934-1939
99/12
Bank Statements-Maud Watts
1944-1951
99/13
Bank Deposit Records-Maud Watts
1939-1950
99/14
Check Registers-Maud Watts
1932-1943
99/15
Check Registers-Maud Watts
1944-1949
99/16
Check Registers-Maud Watts
1949-1950
99/17
Maud Watts Estate
1951
99/18
Lease of the 1410 Commercial St. Office
1935-1945
99/19
Property Transactions
1899-1939
99/20
Lease of the Ferndale Farm
1934-1948
99/21
Re: Lummi Project
1926-1950
99/22
Stock Certificate-“Big Four Fair Association”
undated
Subseries 6: Travel
undated
Box/Folder
99/23
Travel Guides and Brochures
undated
99/24
Travel Guides and Brochures
undated
Subseries 7: Photographs
circa 1905-1930
Box/Folder
99/25
Watts Family Photographs
circa 1905-1930
oversized-box
100
Bellingham Plat Maps related to Watts real estate and insurance business
undated

Series VIII:  Stimpson Family Ancestral Papers,  1866-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Biographical and Family History
1866-1968
Rolled Document
7
Whitmell Family Tree
undated
Box/Folder
101/1
Keown/Stimpson/Charlesworth Family Tree and Whitmell Family History
1968
101/2
John Stimpson's Notebook
1866
101/3
John Stimpson’s U.S. Citizenship Papers
1893
101/4
John Stimpson’s Obituary
1903
101/5
Arthur John Stimpson-Funeral Notice
1945
101/6
Edward Whitmell Stimpson’s Marriage Certificates Mabel Keown, Edith Keown, and Ella Harrison
1905,; 1909,; 1938
101/7
Edward Whitmell Stimpson and Ella Stimpson's Passports
Folder 101/7 is restricted pending further notice
1930-1950
101/8
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's Medical Records
1938
101/9
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's notebook
1938
101/10
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's notebook
Folder 101/10 is restricted pending further notice
1949
101/11
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's address book
undated
101/12
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's dictionary
undated
Rolled Document
7
Edward Whitmell Stimpson, Lodge Membership
1953
Box/Folder
101/13
Edward Whitmell Stimpson, Lodge Membership
Folder 101/13 is restricted pending further notice
1959
101/14
Edward Whitmell Stimpson's Obituary and Funeral Notice
1960 April
101/15
Ella Harrison (later Stimpson)'s Marriage Certificate
1918
101/16
Ella Stimpson's Obituary
1956
Subseries 2: Correspondence
1894-1960
Box/Folder
101/17
From Edward Whitmell Stimpson to his mother and sisters
1898-1899
101/18
To Edward Whitmell Stimpson: General
1894-1934
101/19
To Edward Whitmell Stimpson: General
Folder 101/19 is restricted pending further notice
1947-1960
101/20
To Edward Whitmell Stimpson: Birthday Notes
Folder 101/20 is restricted pending further notice
1960
101/21
To Edward Whitmell Stimpson: Christmas Cards
Folder 101/21 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1950s
101/22
To Edward Whitmell Stimpson: Postcards
circa 1950s
101/23
From Arthur J. Stimpson to the family back home
1898-1899
101/24
To Ella (Harrison) Stimpson
1923,; 1928,; 1955
101/25
To Mabel Stimpson from Eleanor Roosevelt
1941
Subseries 3: Education and Career
1890-1957
Box/Folder
101/26
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Report Cards-high school, college, and medical school
circa 1890-1899
101/27
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Graduation from University of Minnesota Medical School and medical license
1903-1904
101/28
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-University of Minnesota Yearbook
1903
101/29
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Teaching Certificates
1894
101/30
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Medical Practitioner Records
1903,; 1957
101/31
Ella Wilkinson (later Stimpson)-Teaching Certificate
1922
Subseries 4: Military Service
1918-1930
Box/Folder
101/32
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Member of the Volunteer Medical Service Corp World War I
1918
101/33
Edward Whitmell Stimpson-Appointment as Captain in the Medical Corp
1930
Subseries 5: Business and Financial
1880-1958
Box/Folder
101/34
John Stimpson Estate
1880-1921
101/35
Edith F. Stimpson Estate
1939
101/36
Charitable Contributions-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
undated
101/37
Investment Records-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
Folder 101/37 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1923-1957
101/38
Investment Records-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
Folder 101/38 is restricted pending further notice
1929-1933
101/39
Investment Records-Edward Whitmell Stimpson,
Folder 101/39 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1933-1940
101/39
Investment Records-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
Folder 101/39 is restricted pending further notice
circa 1933-1940
101/40
Bank Statements-Edward Whitmell Stimpson,
Folder 101/40 is restricted pending further notice
1953-1958
101/41
Deposit Records-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
Folder 101/41 is restricted pending further notice
1954-1957
101/42
Check Registers-Edward Whitmell Stimpson
Folder 101/42 is restricted pending further notice
1954-1957
Subseries 6: Scrapbooks
circa 1904-1905
Box/Folder
102/1
Découpage scrapbook
circa 1904-1905
Subseries 7: Photographs
1890-1990s
Box/Folder
102/2
Stimpson Family Photos
circa 1890s-1990s
102/3
Stimpson Family Photos
circa 1890-1960
102/4
Stimpson Family Photos
circa 1830s-1950s
oversized-folder
2
Panoramic photos of Bellingham (contains 2 photographs)
undated,; 1909

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham -- History -- Sources.
  • Community colleges -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County -- Administration -- History -- Sources.
  • Community health services -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County -- Administration -- History -- Sources.
  • Physicians -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham -- History -- Sources.
  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County -- History -- Sources.
  • Women civic leaders -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham -- History -- Sources.
  • Women in charitable work -- Washington (State) -- Bellingham -- History -- Sources.
  • Women in community organization -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County -- History -- Sources.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Correspondence -- Sources.
  • Personal Names :
  • Stimpson, Catharine C., 1907-1998.
  • Stimpson, Edward K., 1906- 1967.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Saint Luke's General Hospital (Bellingham, Wash.) -- History -- Sources.
  • Whatcom Community College -- History -- Sources.
  • Family Names :
  • Stimpson Family -- Correspondence -- Sources.
  • Stimpson Family.
  • Watt Family.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bellingham (Wash.) -- History -- Sources.
  • Whatcom County (Wash.) -- History -- Sources.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Stimpson, Catharine C., 1907-1998. (creator)
    • Stimpson, Edward K., 1906-1967. (creator)