Vim Wright papers, 1972-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wright, Vim
Title
Vim Wright papers
Dates
1972-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
38.7 cubic feet
Collection Number
4106
Summary
Correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, publications and newsletters, committee files, and other materials of Violet "Vim" Crane Wright, a University of Washington administrator and instructor who was involved with many conservation organizations
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, but access to portions of the records restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

V. "Vim" Crane Wright was born on June 4, 1926 in Istanbul, Turkey as Lizetta Iacovidis and moved to the United States in 1938 where she was adopted by General John Alden and Mary McKim Crane. She took the new name of Violet Crane and married Edward Wright Jr. in the 1940's. After a divorce in the mid-1950's and several moves to Spain and Maryland, Wright moved with her two sons to Denver in 1960. Vim discovered bird watching in Colorado and turned her passion into a lifelong concern for and political activism on behalf of protecting the natural world. Her nickname "Vim" referred to her energy and zest for life and became her preferred name for the rest of her life. She served as the president of the Denver Audubon and on the board of the National Audubon Society, as well as the president for the statewide organization that eventually grew into the Colorado Environmental Council.

In 1977, Wright moved to Seattle, Washington to take the position of Assistant Director of the University of Washington's Institute of Environmental Studies. She taught graduate courses in Environmental Studies, offered campus lectures, and directed the Environmental Studies internship program. Vim also continued to advocate grassroots environmental efforts through her service on the board of the Washington Environmental Council, as member and chair of the Washington State Conservation Commission, and helping to establish the People for Puget Sound, the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, and Earth Share. In November 2002, she was awarded the Environmental Hero award from the Washington Environmental Council in recognition of her pioneering role in launching Farming and the Environment, a program charged with helping farmers and environmentalists reach their common goal to improve land stewardship to benefit wildlife. Vim Wright died on June 1, 2003 in Seattle, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Biographic features, correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, clippings, publications, newsletters, committee files, course files, subject series, financial records, audio cassettes, photographs, and slides related to Wright's conservation and environmental work.

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. 4106-001: Vim Wright papers, 1977-1982Return to Top

1 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: General correspondence, minutes and agenda, general reports and studies, committee reports, miscellaneous committee files, and clippings, 1977-82.

These papers document the role of V. Crane Wright on the Copper Creek Citizen's Advisory Committee.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: V. Crane Wright, 1989-11-01

Accession No. 4106-002: Vim Wright papers, 1976-1989Return to Top

1 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, writings, legislation, newsletters, clippings, subject series, 1976-1989.

This accession contains materials relating to the Non-game Advisory Council.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: UW Environmental Studies Institute, 1990-11-07

Accession No. 4106-003: Vim Wright papers, 1976-1984Return to Top

1.21 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Reports, correspondence, State Environmental Policy Act guidelines, testimony, legislative files, draft environment impact statements, handbook, 1976-1984.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Rita Stockwell, 1992-06-29

Accession No. 4106-004: Vim Wright papers, 1972-1993Return to Top

16 cu. ft. (16 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, videotape, writings, publications, clippings and other series; 1972-1993.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: V. Crane Wright, 1992-11-04

Accession No. 4106-005: V. Crane Wright Papers, 1993-1995Return to Top

0.21 cubic ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Committee files; 1993-1995.

Includes correspondence, reports, agendas, committee charter, and publicity related to Wright's participation in the Olympic Experimental State Forest Plan Policy Review Committee. The committee was established to advise the Commissioner of Public Lands at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in the management of the 264,000 acre Olympic Experimental State Forest.

Acquisition Info: Received January 15, 1999 and August 12, 1999.

Processing Info: Unprocessed.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Committee Files
Box Accession
1 4106-005
Olympic Experimental State Forest Plan Policy Review Committee
1993-1995

Accession No. 4106-006: V. Crane Wright Papers, 1973-2002Return to Top

11.00 cubic ft. (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Biographic features, correspondence, clippings, publications, newsletters, committee files, course files, subject series, financial records, audio cassettes, photographs, slides; 1973-2002.

Includes agendas, reports, minutes, and additional administrative materials related to Wright's involvement in the Washington State Conservation Commission and Ecosystem Standards Advisory Committee. Also includes files that contain correspondence and articles from other researchers and colleagues involved in public policy issues surrounding the ecological management of public lands.

Acquisition Info: Received September 30, 2003.

Processing Info: Unprocessed.

Restrictions on Access: Closed until processed, then open to all users.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4106-006
Course Materials
undated
1 4106-006
Environmental Publications
undated
1 4106-006
Washington State Conservation Commission
undated
2 4106-006
Washington State Conservation Commission
undated
2 4106-006
Ecosystem Standards Advisory Committee
undated
3 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
3 4106-006
Environmental Publications
undated
3 4106-006
Slides
undated
4 4106-006
Cassette Tapes
undated
4 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
5 4106-006
Columbia and Snake River Government Publications
undated
5 4106-006
National Parks Publications
undated
6 4106-006
Environmental Publications/Newsletters
undated
6 4106-006
Washington State Conservation Commission
undated
6 4106-006
Financial Information
undated
6 4106-006
Index Card Contacts
undated
7 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
7 4106-006
Biographical Files/Certificates/Passport
undated
7 4106-006
Course Materials
undated
8 4106-006
Publications
undated
8 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
9 4106-006
Environmental Publications
undated
9 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
10 4106-006
Washington State Conservation Commission
undated
10 4106-006
Misc. Subject Files
undated
11 4106-006
Financial Files
undated

Accession No. 4106-007: V. Crane Wright Papers, 1975-2001Return to Top

6.00 cubic ft. (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, publications, newsletters, committee files, subject series, financial records, audio cassettes; 1975-2001.

Includes administrative materials created during Wright's tenure as Assistant Director of the University of Washington's Institute for Environmental Studies between 1975 and 1991, as well as committee files from her involvement in the Washington Environmental Council, National Audubon Society, and other environmental organizations. Also includes files that contain correspondence and articles from other researchers and colleagues involved in public policy issues surrounding the ecological management of public lands.

Acquisition Info: Received February 10, 2004.

Processing Info: Unprocessed.

Restrictions on Access: Closed until processed, then open to all users.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4106-007
Environmental Review
undated
1 4106-007
Government Publications on Water, Wildlife, and Riparian Habitat
undated
1 4106-007
Correspondence
undated
1 4106-007
Organizations
undated
2 4106-007
Correspondence/Letters
undated
2 4106-007
Organizations
undated
2 4106-007
Pecos Ruins
undated
2 4106-007
Cassette Tapes
1981
3 4106-007
Correspondence
undated
3 4106-007
Misc. Subject Files
undated
3 4106-007
Business Cards
undated
3 4106-007
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
undated
3 4106-007
Financial Information
undated
4 4106-007
Financial Information
undated
4 4106-007
Memos
undated
4 4106-007
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
undated
4 4106-007
Environmental Publications
undated
4 4106-007
Institute for Environmental Studies Files
undated
4 4106-007
Misc. Subject Files
undated
5 4106-007
Misc. Subject Files
undated
5 4106-007
Environmental Publications
undated
6 4106-007
Environmental Publications
undated
6 4106-007
Pictures
undated
6 4106-007
Angus Gavin Book
undated

Accession No. 4106-008: Violet Crane Wright papers, circa 1990-2000Return to Top

2.28 cubic feet (2 boxes plus 10 sound cassettes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and other files of conservation groups with which Wright was involved, including National Audubon Society, Northwest Interpretive Association, Washington State Conservation Commission, and many others. Also included are articles and newsletters related to conservation issues, general correspondence, political campaign materials, and sound cassettes of class lectures and other recordings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Estella Leopold (Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology), 2011-03-23

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4106-008
National Audubon Society
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
United States Department of Agriculture
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
United States Department of the Interior
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Conservation Corps
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Northwest Interpretive Association
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Association of Conservation Districts
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
National Association of Conservation Districts
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington State University Cooperative Extension
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington State Conservation Commission
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
One Northwest
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Environmental Council
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Grant Materials
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Department of Ecology
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Western Rivers Conservancy
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Southwest Parks and Monuments Association
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Farming and the Environment
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Environmental Political Action Committee
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Conservation Voters
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
National Association of Service and Conservation Corps
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Water Data
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
USDA Forest Service
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
League of Conservation Voters
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Consortium for Sustainable Research and Education
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Puget Sound Alliance
circa 1990-2000
1 4106-008
Articles and Other Writings
circa 1990-2000
2 4106-008
Newsletters
circa 1990-2000
2 4106-008
Address books and guest books
circa 1990-2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College administrators--Washington (State)
  • College teachers--Washington (State)
  • Conservationists--Washington (State)
  • Environmental impact statements--Washington (State)
  • Forests and forestry--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Wright, Vim, 1926-2003--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Copper Creek Citizens' Advisory Committee
  • National Audubon Society--Archives
  • University of Washington. Institute for Environmental Studies--Archives
  • Washington (State). Commission on Environmental Policy--Archives
  • Washington (State). Department of Game. Non-game Advisory Council
  • Washington (State). Department of Game--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives
    • Washington (State). Commission on Environmental Policy. Technical Committee (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)