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Harvey Manning papers, 1939-2011

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Manning, Harvey
Title
Harvey Manning papers
Dates
1939-2011 (inclusive)
Quantity
116.87 cubic feet (124 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
2097
Summary
Papers and manuscripts of a seattle author and conservationist.
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 papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harvey Manning was born in Ballard on July 16, 1925, to parents Harvey and Kathryn. His passion for the outdoors began at an early age, but truly emerged during his time as a Boy Scout in the 1930s and 1940s. Following his graduation from the University of Washington with a degree in English literature, Manning held a number of jobs, including editor of the university’s alumni magazine. His career included selling for radio station KISW, 1954-1957 and KXA, 1957; book salesman for Macmillan Company, 1957; Paper Editions, 1957; Rinehart and Company, 1958-1959; and Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1960. From 1961 to 1962 he was an agent for Sierra Club books.

Manning is best known for his involvement in the local mountaineering community, and for his efforts to conserve the wilderness in the Puget Sound region. He is the author of dozens of mountaineering and hiking guides, including the popular "100 Hikes" series. Additionally, his seminal climbing text "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills" was the founding title of The Mountaineers Books, which he started in 1961. He authored many works for the publishing house before parting ways with the company in 2002. Manning was also a founding member of the North Cascades Conservation Council and the Issaquah Alps Trail Club. Manning died at the age of 81 on November 12, 2006, leaving behind his wife, Betty, and children Claudia Manning, Harvey Paul Manning, Penelope Manning, and Rebecca Oliver.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, writings, manuscripts, minutes, reference files, reports, catalogs, publications, clippings, newsletters, ephemera, maps, sound recording; 1939-2007.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Accession No. 2097-001: Harvey Manning correspondence and manuscripts, 1961-1973Return to Top

18.59 cubic feet (23 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, manuscripts; 1961-1973.

Manning's own freelance writings and personal correspondence are included in this accession. Previous accessions of Mountaineers. Literary Fund Committee records include project files he kept on particular Mountaineer books rather than correspondence files of a more general nature.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Received from Harvey Manning, February 1, 1973.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 2097-002: Harvey Manning papers, 1946-1962 (bulk 1954-1960)Return to Top

4.42 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, manuscripts, catalogs, clippings, ephemera, tape recording; 1946-1962 (bulk 1954-1960).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Received from Harvey Manning, March 8, 1973.

Processing Info: Processed.

Accession No. 2097-003: Harvey Manning papers, circa 1970-1990Return to Top

32 cubic feet (32 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, clippings, ephemera; circa 1970-1990.

Bulk of the accession is drafts of hiking guide books and other books authored by Manning as well as correspondence related to them and personal correspondence. Also present is source material, mainly clippings, which have been weeded, with those retained separated from writings for reason of preservation. Most of the foldering was placed in as logical as possible groups by the Special Collections Staff.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Received from Harvey Manning, May 23, 1991.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 2097-004: Harvey Manning writings, 1991-1992Return to Top

0.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Writings; 1991-1992.

These drafts are chapters for a projected book by the North Cascades Conservation Council to tell of its efforts to protect the mountainous area in Washington State between Snoqualmie Pass and the Canadian border. Bulk of the material is unbound earlier drafts, but the final version, a spiral-bound "pre-publication draft" is titled "Conservation and Conflict: the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service in the North Cascades 1892-1992."

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: May be copied and quoted.

Acquisition Info: Received from the North Cascades Conservation Council in several installment between 1991 and 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 2097-005: Harvey Manning papers, 1979-1995 (bulk 1988-1994)Return to Top

26.06 cubic feet (26 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, clippings, source material on beaches and North Cascades history, government reports, Issaquah Alps Trails Club Board minutes, other papers pertaining to the club; 1979-1995 (bulk 1988-1994).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Received from Harvey Manning, July 8, 1997.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
1988-1994
1 2097-005
Friends of Cougar Mountain
2 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
1988-1991
2 2097-005
Cougar Mountain
2 2097-005
Lakemont May Valley
2 2097-005
Grand Ridge
2 2097-005
Newcastle Landfills
3 2097-005
Beaches/Shorelines
4 2097-005
Beach Book Notes
5 2097-005
Lowland Hike Book Notes
5 2097-005
North Cascades History Book
5 2097-005
North Cascades History Book and Miscellaneous Letters
6 2097-005
North Cascades History Book and Miscellaneous Letters
6 2097-005
North Cascades History
6 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
6 2097-005
Renton
7 2097-005
Off-Road Vehicles
7 2097-005
Issaquah
1988-1991
8 2097-005
North Cascades
8 2097-005
I-90, Greenway, Department of Natural Resources
9 2097-005
I-90, Greenway, Department of Natural Resources
9 2097-005
Manning Correspondence
10 2097-005
Public Trust
10 2097-005
Public Trust Doctrine
10 2097-005
Beaches
10 2097-005
Caminiti, Benella
11 2097-005
Mountaineers Books/Foundation
11 2097-005
Correspondence
12 2097-005
Correspondence
13 2097-005
Correspondence
13 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
14 2097-005
Public Trust Doctrine
14 2097-005
Beaches
14 2097-005
Issaquah Alps Board Minutes
1979-
15 2097-005
Issaquah Alps Board Minutes
1979-
15 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
16 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
16 2097-005
Issaquah Alps Grand Ridge
17 2097-005
Issaquah Alps Grand Ridge
17 2097-005
Beach Book, Published
18 2097-005
Beaches
19 2097-005
Cougar Mountain Regional Wild Land Park
19 2097-005
Master Park Plan
19 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
20 2097-005
Issaquah Alps
20 2097-005
I-90, Greenway, State Park
1992
20 2097-005
Tiger Mountain
1988
21 2097-005
Tiger Mountain
1988-1995
21 2097-005
King County Wilderness Act (proposed)
22 2097-005
North Cascades History Book
23 2097-005
North Cascades History Book
24 2097-005
North Cascades History Book
24 2097-005
25 2097-005
North Cascades History Book
25 2097-005
Mountain Bikes
26 2097-005
Mountain Bikes
26 2097-005
Cougar Mountain Wildlife Park
folder:oversize
27 2097-005
Map of Mackworth Freeway at the King and Snohomish

Accession No. 2097-006: Harvey Manning papers, 1957-2006Return to Top

15.46 cubic feet (16 boxes)
Arrangement: The materials in this accession are as received.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, manuscript drafts, minutes, reports, publications, clippings, newsletters, calendars, maps; 1957-2006.

Papers document Manning's involvement in the Issaquah Alps and North Cascades Conservation Council. Includes writings and clippings covering a wide range of issues related the history and management of recreational use of the North Cascades mountains. Also includes extensive correspondence with Benella Caminiti related to the conservation of public parks in Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Received from Harvey Manning, June 9, 2006.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1-2 2097-006
North Cascades History, Politics, and Miscellaneous
1970-2005
2-3 2097-006
North Cascades Park History, Book, and Miscellaneous
1990-2005
3-5 2097-006
North Cascades Miscellaneous
1962-2006; 1992-2005
5-6 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, and Miscellaneous
1984-2004 ; 2000-2004
6-7 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, and Miscellaneous
1976-1996
7-8 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, and Miscellaneous
1957-1990
8-9 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, and Miscellaneous
1960-1998
9-10 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, and Miscellaneous
1960-1992
10 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, Beaches, and Miscellaneous
1960-1997
11 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, Beaches, and Miscellaneous
1978-1996
11 2097-006
Beaches, Public Trust, Mountain to Sound, and Miscellaneous
1979-2005; 1999-2005
12 2097-006
North Cascades, Issaquah Alps, Beaches, and Miscellaneous
1973-1998
13 2097-006
Issaquah Alps Trail Clubs, Politics, Miscellaneous and Mountain to Sound
1979-2001; 1999-2001
13-14 2097-006
Beaches, Whulge, Public Trust Doctrine, Benella Caminiti, Ralph Johnson, and Miscellaneous
1975-2005; 2001-2005
14 2097-006
Manning Miscellaneous
1966-1996
14-15 2097-006
Hiking Guides
1966-2003
box:oversize
16 2097-006
Maps
1962-1999
16 2097-006
Calendars
2002-2003

Accession No. 2097-007: Harvey Manning letters, 1953-1955Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: (1953-1955) Seven letters--six manuscript and one typed--on 22 leaves, and one photograph, from Harvey Manning to Ted and Ruth Beck.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Source: Theodore Beck, 2009 January 22

Accession No. 2097-008: Harvey Manning scrapbooks and early writings, 1939-1984Return to Top

3.42 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Albums detailing Manning's hiking trips in the early 1980s, and some of Manning's early writings (1939-1942). Each album is a multi-media scrapbook containing both photographs by Harvey Manning with itineraries, descriptions, along with affixed notes from the trip, menus for meals, lists of flowers encountered, assorted newspaper clippings etc. Album covering 1982 July 18-August 22 has been scanned but is not included in this collection.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Source: Paul Manning, 2013 April 17

Container(s) Description Dates
Albums
Box
1 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1980 April 18-August 11
1 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1980 August 12-December 31
1 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1981 January 1-July 31
2 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1981 August 1-September 11
2 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1981 September 11-1982 February 6
2 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1982 February 7-July 17
3 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1982 August 23-1983 March 8
3 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1983 March 9-August 29
3 2097-008
Album for Harvey Manning hiking trips
1983 August 30-1984 June 12
Box
4 2097-008
Early Writings of Harvey Manning
Scope and Content: Various early handwritten notes and manuscripts, a small number of drawings, and pieces of editorial correspondence.
1939-1942
Rejection letter/envelope from Saturday Evening Post
1942 November 5
Rejection letter/envelope from Saturday Evening Post
1941 March 28
Empty envelope
1942 November 18
Rejection letter/envelope from Esquiremagazine
1942 November 13
Rejection letter/envelope, as well as returned manuscript of poem, from the New Yorker
1942 September 29
Rejection letter/envelope, as well as returned manuscript entitled “The Truth about Shakespeare and Other Frauds,” from the New Yorker
1942 November 24
Rejection letter/envelope, as well as returned manuscript of satirical poem entitled “Foreign Policy,” from the Saturday Evening Post
1941 June 10

Accession No. 2097-009: Harvey Manning Papers, 1978-2006Return to Top

4.58 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Nine scrapbook albums on hikes, and a collection of unpublished manuscripts, collages, and clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Paul Manning, December 2013.

Processing Info: Processed by A. Demeter.

Container(s) Description Dates
Scrapbook albums
Scope and Content: 9 scrapbook albums detailing hikes taken by Manning from 1978 to 1980. Scrapbooks contain handwritten notes taken on the hikes which have been stapled onto the scrapbook pages, black and white photographs with handwritten captions, and some clippings. Each scrapbook begins with a page detailing the locations and dates of each excursion.
Box
1 2097-009
Scrapbook 1
1978 February-March
1 2097-009
Scrapbook 2
1978 March 19-May 13
2 2097-009
Scrapbook 3
1978 May 14-July 8
2 2097-009
Scrapbook 4
1978 July 8-August 7
2 2097-009
Scrapbook 5
1978 August 8-October 22
3 2097-009
Scrapbook 6
1978 October 23-1979 March 17
3 2097-009
Scrapbook 7
1979 March 21-July 24
4 2097-009
Scrapbook 8
1979 July 25-September 24
4 2097-009
Scrapbook 9
1979 September 25-1980 April 17
Unpublished manuscripts
Box
5/1-2 2097-009
Mount Everest and Me
1999
5/3-4 2097-009
On the Trail of the Milky Way: A Variety of Wilderness Experiences
circa 2000s
5/5 2097-009
Fighting Forewards paste-up
circa 2003
5/6 2097-009
The End of Harvey’s Affair: With Neither a Bang nor a Whine
2004-2006
5/7 2097-009
Cold Age Recalls Hot Youth
2006
5/8 2097-009
Mr. Pippa Passes
undated
Box
5/9-12 2097-009
Collages
circa 2001-2002
5/13 2097-009
Clippings about photographer Ira Spring
2003 April

Accession No. 2097-010: Harvey Manning papers, 1961-2007Return to Top

10.42 cubic ft (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Additions to the Harvey Manning papers including Manning's correspondence, manuscripts and other writings, and journals, scrapbooks, and notebooks detailing hikes and other excursions. It also includes newspaper clippings, newsletters (including "The Alpiner"), and conservation fact sheets, as well as Manning's obituary as it appeared in many local newspapers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Dr. Paul Manning, 2014-07-09 ; 2014-12-18

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2097-010
Manuscripts
1961-2004
1 2097-010
Loose notes and newspaper clippings
1970s
1 2097-010
Notebooks (hike logs)
1985-1999
2 2097-010
Notebooks (hike logs)
1985-1997
2 2097-010
Newsletters and conservation fact sheets
2006
2 2097-010
Correspondence
2006
2 2097-010
Manuscripts
1960s
3 2097-010
Correspondence
1994-2006
3 2097-010
Newspaper clippings, issues of The Alpiner, other newsletters
2006
3 2097-010
Newspaper clippings of Harvey Manning obituary and articles
2006
3 2097-010
Hiking/outdoors handbooks
1970s-1990s
4 2097-010
Notebooks (hike logs)
1987-1992
4 2097-010
California Coastal Access Guide
1981
4 2097-010
Newsletters and correspondence
2002-2006
4 2097-010
Flower Walks
undated
5 2097-010
Manuscripts and clippings
1960s-1980s
box:oversize
6 2097-010
Journals and notes (hike logs)
1982
6 2097-010
Newspaper issues
2006 & 2007
Box
7 2097-010
Scrapbooks
1965-1966
8 2097-010
Scrapbooks
1967-1970
9 2097-010
Scrapbooks
1973-1975
10 2097-010
Scrapbooks
1976-1977
11 2097-010
Scrapbooks
1977-1978

Accession No. 2097-011: Harvey Manning papers, 1950-2011Return to Top

1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence (primarily with Theodore Beck), clippings collected/compiled by Manning, articles written by or about Manning, proposal for Cougar Mountain trail, materials related to Manning's death, unpublished manuscripts including "Mt. Everest and Me" and "Who Goes There".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Fred Weinmann and Theodore R. Beck, 2015-2016

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2097-011
Manning articles and correspondence
1975-2004
1 2097-011
Manning memorial materials
2005-2010
1 2097-011
Correspondence
1950s-2000s
1 2097-011
Articles by or about Harvey Manning
1965-2011
1 2097-011
Clippings collected/compiled by Manning
1990s
2 2097-011
Cougar Mountain Trail
1979-1980
2 2097-011
Who Goes There manuscript
undated
2 2097-011
Mount Everest and Me manuscript
undated