Roger A. Simpson papers, 1933-1994  PDF

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Simpson, Roger, 1937-
Roger A. Simpson papers
1933-1994 (inclusive)
2.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)
15 sound tape reels
Collection Number
Professor of Communications, University of Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Professor of communications., University of Washington.

Roger Simpson joined the University of Washington faculty in 1968. During his tenure, his areas of interest included communication history, law of communication, media economics and editorial journalism. In 1961, Simpson completed a masters thesis for the University of Wisconsin in which he examined the American Newspaper Guild and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer strike of 1936.

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Accession No. 4165-001: Roger A. Simpson papers, 1959-1978Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)
15 sound tape reels

Scope and Content: Interview tapes and transcripts, 1959-1960; writings, student papers, and other research materials for his M.S. thesis in journalism at the University of Wisconsin, 1961, and for the book "Unionism or Hearst", co-authored with William E. Ames, 1978.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donor: Roger Simpson, June 4, 1992.

Roger A. Simpson papers

Accession No. 4165-002: Roger A. Simpson papers, 1933-1994Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box, 6 audiocassettes.)

Scope and Content: Records relating Simpson’s research on the Newspaper Guild in Seattle in the 1930s. The material was used by Simpson and William Ames in co-writing their book Unionism or Hearst: the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936. Another segment of the collection relates to research Simpson did on the influence of the Communist Party on the Newspapers Guild in the 1930s. Much of the collection consists of research files containing photocopies of primary sources housed in other activities that were retained because they document Simpson and Ames' research activities. Some of the materials are original primary sources from the participants in the PI strike. Another segment of the collection includes conference papers, articles, and research prospecti by Simpson relating to his research on the Newspaper Guild.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Received July 27, 2012,

Roger A. Simpson papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Simpson, Roger, 1937- --Archives
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ames, William E (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

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