Eileen A. Ryan papers  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ryan, Eileen A., 1923-
Title
Eileen A. Ryan papers
Quantity
1.64 cubic feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
5593 (Accession No. 5593-001)
Summary
Papers of a schoolteacher and environmental activist in Washington State
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
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Eileen Ryan (1923- ) was a schoolteacher and an activist in the environmental and conservation movements in Seattle.

Ryan was born in Kent, Washington, in 1923 and attended Holy Names Academy, Seattle University, and National Catholic University in Washington D.C. She taught in the Seattle School District from 1958-1984. Ryan worked summers on the Double K Ranch in Gooseprairie as a wrangler, taking people on trail rides, hunting, fishing, and helping at the ranch. She became acquainted with William O. Douglas at the Double K Ranch. Ryan became active in the environmental movement to promote the Cougar Lakes Wilderness Area which later became the William O. Douglas Wilderness Area. She served as a board member of the North Cascades Conservation Council from 1967-1969.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include correspondence, clippings, maps, and other materials relating to conservation and the environment in the Pacific Northwest. Of note is a manuscript map based on the Forest Service proposal of February 1959 for Glacier Peak Wildnerness Area. Her papers also include photographs from the Duwamish School where she was a teacher.

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The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

Container(s): Item Subject Files

Container(s) Description Dates
item
Subject Files
Box/Folder
1/1
Alaska Conservation Society
1966-1970
1/2
Alaska Pipeline
1971-1972
1/3
Alpine Lakes (Enchanted Basin)
1967-1968
1/4-5
Bumping Lake Dam
1966-1967
1/6-15
Cougar Lakes Wilderness Area
1958-1983
1/16-17
Current Action files
1961-1965
1/18
Defenders of Wildlife Endangered Species
1968
1/19-20
William O. Douglas
1951-1952; 1970-1982
1/21
Duwamish School - photographs
1959-1960
folder:oversize
3
Glacier Peak Wilderness Area map
c. 1959
Box/Folder
1/22
Hells Canyon Preservation Council
1968-1971
1/23
Holden Village
1961-1962
1/24-27
Mountaineers
1962-1976
1/28
National Parks Centennial
1972
1/29
Nelson, Jack
1965
1/30
North Cascades
1966-1968
1/31-34
North Cascades Conservation Council
1960-1972
1/35
North Cascades Study Team Report
1966
2/1
Olympic Park Associates
1968; 1971
2/2
Outdoors Unlimited, Inc.
1967
2/3
Puget Sound Oil Drilling
1970
2/4
Redwoods
1964-1968
2/5
Scenic Highways Billboards
1966; 1968
2/6
Seattle Audubon Society
1961-1968
2/7
Sierra Club
1959-1962
2/8
Timber
1970-1971
2/9
Trails
1966
2/10
Washington Environmental Council
1971
2/11
Wild Rivers
1967-1968
2/12
Wilderness Bill
1958-1967
2/13
Miscellaneous
1961-1962
2/14
Miscellaneous - clippings
1962-1972
2/15
Miscellaneous - pamphlets
1953-1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-
  • Ryan, Eileen A.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alaska Conservation Society
  • Mountaineers (Society)
  • North Cascades Conservation Council
  • Washington Environmental Council

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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