Peoples of Washington Collection, 1961-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Director
White, Sid, 1924-2008
Title
Peoples of Washington Collection
Dates
1961-1989 (bulk)
1912-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.375 cubic feet
Collection Number
SPC.2009.04
Summary
The Peoples of Washington Collection collects the research and exhibit materials related to the Peoples of Washington Project conducted by Sid White and Pat Matheny-White from 1986-1989.
Repository
The Evergreen State College, Malcolm Stilson Archives and Special Collections.
Archives and Special Collections
Daniel J. Evans Library
L2309
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA
98505
Telephone: 360-867-6126
Fax: 360-867-6790
archives@evergreen.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funded through a National Endowment for the Humanities “We the People” grant for Washington Women’s History to the Washington Women’s History Consortium, a part of the Washington State Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists largely of photographs, photographic materials, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs. In addition, there are bibliographies, notes, timelines, demographics, academic articles, books, chapters from books, research abstracts, museum pamphlets, periodicals, newsletters, drafts of exhibit texts, administrative materials and the actual framed displays used in the exhibit. The materials were mostly collected between 1986 and 1989 as research and preparation for the exhibition and publication of the Peoples of Washington project in 1989. All photocopies were presumably made during this same time period, regardless of the date of the article or photograph.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

According to Pat Matheny-White, the "Peoples of Washington project was developed by Sid White, member of the Evergreen faculty and director of the college exhibitions program, who served as grant writer and project director. Evergreen Faculty Librarian Pat Matheny-White was research director and producer of bibliographies, resource guides... The Peoples of Washington Archive is a research and teaching resource focusing on cultural diversity in Washington State, and is a major outcome of a Washington State Centennial exhibition and publication project that was carried out under the sponsorship of The EvergreenStateCollege during 1986-1989. Primary funding support for the project came from the 1989 Washington State Centennial Commission, with additional support from the Washington Commission for the Humanities and Great American Savings Bank. Total grant funding amounted to $137,100. The purpose of the Peoples of Washington project was to provide broad public recognition to the diverse cultures and communities in Washington State, both in the past and the present. The materials in the Peoples of Washington Archive, reflecting the scope of the centennial project, consists mainly of photographic materials documenting various aspects of of history and life in Washington ethnic communities."

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Duplication by the archives in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of "fair use" or to display the materials.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Research materials, 1912-1992Return to Top

2.0 cubic feet

This series consists of materials used to research the Peoples of Washington project including population estimates, selections from books, demographics, notes, calculations, maps and data, census reports, acquisition records, photocopies of photographs and images, lists, slides, negatives, photographs, pamphlets, photocopies of news clippings, correspondence, books, articles, and newsletters. The vast majority of the materials are either photocopies of news clippings or photographic materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, and photocopies of photographs; all other types of materials are few.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries I: General information
This subseries contains population estimates, book chapters, acquisition records, lists, demographics, photographs, slides, negatives, and photocopies of photographs related to the collection and general ethnic populations in Washington.
1975-1989
Box/Folder
1/1
Available Info: population estimates and selections from books
1975-1987
1/2
Demographics: population estimates and selections from books
1980-1988
1/3
Notes: acquisition records, photocopies of photographs, calculations, and a list of the photographic materials in the exhibit
1/4
Photographic materials: photocopies of images and photographs, slides, notes, negatives, photographs
Subseries II: African
This subseries contains news clippings, pamphlets, maps and data, correspondence, photographs, books, chapters from books, negatives, slides, and photocopies of news clipping and photographs related to populations of African descent in Washington. The three files labeled "African American" documents communities not directly emmigrated from Africa but of African American descent.
1973-1989
Box/Folder
2/1
African American 1 of 3: pamphlets, data, book chapters, and photocopies of new clippings and photographs
1973-1989
2/2
African American 2 of 3: photographs and photocopies of photographs
2/3
African American 3 of 3: negatives, slides, photographs, and photocopies of new clippings and photographs
2/4
Ethiopian: photocopies of a news clipping
1988
2/5
General: pamphlets, correspondence, maps and data, and a small book
1988
2/6
Subsaharan: photocopy of a news clipping
1979
2/7
West Indies: negatives, photograph, and a photocopy of a photograph
1986
Subseries III: Middle Eastern
This subseries consists of slides, negatives, photographs, maps and data, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to communities of Middle Eastern origin in Washington. The file labeled "Muslim" documents the culture of muslims of unspecified national origin.
1960-1988
Box/Folder
3/1
Afghani: photocopies of news clippings
1981-1988
3/2
Armenian: photocopies of a news clipping
1960
3/3
General: maps and data
1979
3/4
Iranian: photocopies of news clippings
1979-1981
3/5
Lebanese: a photocopy of a news clipping
1965
3/6
Muslim: photographs and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1986
3/7
Turkish: photographs, a negative, and a slide
Subseries IV: Asian
This subseries consists of slides, negatives, photographs, newsletters, articles, fliers, chapters from books, maps and data, and photocopies of news clippings, photographs, and images related to communities of Asian origin in Washington.
1959-1992
Box/Folder
4/1
Cambodian: photographs, slides, photocopies of news clippings, and data
1986-1987
4/2
Chinese 1 of 2: data, chapters of books, fliers, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1981-1992
4/3
Chinese 2 of 2: photographs, negatives, slides, and photocopies of photographs
4/4
Filipino: articles, photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1985-1987
4/5
General: maps and data, newsletters, articles, demographics, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1979-1992
4/6
Indian: photocopies of news clippings
1985
4/7
Japanese: notes and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1973-1985
4/8
Korean: notes, photographs, slides, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings, photographs, and images
1959-1986
4/9
Laotian/Hmong: photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1981-1984
4/10
Southeast Asian: photocopy of news clipping
1986
4/11
Tibetan: photographs and photocopies of photographs
1985
4/12
Vietnamese: negatives, news clippings, photocopies of news clippings, and a book chapter
1983
Subseries V: Eastern European
This subseries consists of slides, negatives, photographs, newsletters, maps and data, articles, book chapters, photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to communities of Eastern European origin in Washington. The file labeled "Jewish" documents the Jewish communities of Washington regardless of national origin.
1912-1988
Box/Folder
5/1
Croatian: slides, negatives, photographs, data, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1969-1982
5/2
Czech: photocopies of news clippings
1959-1969
Estonian: slides and photocopies of new clippings and photographs
1980-1981
Box/Folder
5/4
General: maps and data, photocopies of new clippings and photographs, and a book chapter
1961-1981
5/5
Greek: maps and data and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1912-1985
5/6
Gypsy: slides, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1972
5/7
Hungarian: photographs, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1967-1986
5/8
Jewish 1 of 2: maps and data, newsletters, book chapters, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1982-1986
5/9
Jewish 2 of 2: slides, negatives, photographs, and photocopies of photographs
5/10
Latvian: slides, negatives, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1960-1971
5/11
Lithuanian: photocopies of a news clipping
1961
5/12
Polish: slides, photographs, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1961-1981
5/13
Russian: negatives, photographs, data, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1961-1988
5/14
Serbian: photocopies of a news clipping
1963
5/15
Slovakian: negative and data
1985
5/16
Ukrainian: negatives and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1960-1988
Subseries VI: Western European
This subseries consists of photographs, slides, negatives, articles, book chapters, maps and data, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to the communities of Western European origin in Washington.
1956-1987
Box/Folder
6/1
Basque: photocopy of news clipping
1973
6/2
Belgian: photocopies of a news clipping
1959
6/3
Dutch: newsletters and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1961-1987
6/4
English: slides, data, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1965
6/5
French: photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1956-1978
6/6
General: maps and data
6/7
German: maps and data, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1956-1980
6/8
Irish: photographs, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1959-1985
6/9
Italian: data, book chapters, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1963-1976
6/10
Scottish: photographs, slides, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1957-1959
6/11
Swiss: photocopies of news clippings
1959-1980
6/12
Welsh: photocopies of news clippings
1956-1975
Subseries VII: Scandinavian
This subseries consists of maps and data, articles, newsletters, slides, negatives, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to communities of Scandinavian origin in Washington.
1956-1985
Box/Folder
7/1
Danish: photographs, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1957-1980
7/2
Finnish: data, photographs, newsletters, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1956-1984
7/3
General: maps and data, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1963-1985
7/4
Icelandic: negatives and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1956-1960
7/5
Norwegian: slides, negatives, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1966
7/6
Swedish: negatives, slides, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1958-1979
Subseries VIII: North American
This subseries consists of maps and data, pamphlets, articles, book chapters, small books, negatives, slides, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to communities of North American origin in Washington. Pacific islanders are included in this subseries in order to preserve its original arrangement.
1938-1992
Box/Folder
8/1
Appalachian: maps and data, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1938-1988
8/2
Canadian: photograph and photocopy of a news clipping
1983
8/3
Early arrivals: photocopy of a news clipping
8/4
First peoples 1 of 3: maps and data, articles, pamphlets, book chapters, a small book, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1973-1992
8/5
First peoples 2 of 3: photocopies of photographs
1977-1986
8/6
First peoples 3 of 3: negatives, photographs, slides, and photocopies of photographs
8/7
General: negatives, slides, photographs, data, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
8/8
Pacific islander: data, photographs, negatives, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1961-1988
Subseries IX: Latin American
This subseries consists of slides, negatives, photographs, articles, maps and data, and photocopies of news clippings, images, and photographs related to populations of Latin American origin in Washington.
1963-1989
Box/Folder
9/1
Brazilian: photocopies of a news clipping
1980
9/2
Colombian: photocopies of a news clipping
1963
9/3
Cuban: photographs and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1963-1980
9/4
General: maps and data, slides, negatives, photographs, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1975-1978
9/5
Guatamalan: photocopies of a news clipping
1984
9/6
Mexican: slides, negatives, photographs, articles, and photocopies of news clippings, images and photographs
1984-1989
9/7
Peruvian: photocopies of photographs
Subseries X: Bibliography
This subseries consists of Pat Matheny-White's bibliography of research for the Peoples of Washington project.
1989
Box/Folder
10/1
Bibliography of research
1989

Series II:  Exhibit materialsReturn to Top

This series consists of materials related directly to the Peoples of Washington exhibit. This includes abstracts, drafts, plans, timelines, and photographs of the exhibit, as well as the actual framed displays used in the exhibit.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries I: Exhibit texts
This subseries consists of texts, correspondence, maps and data, chronologies, lists of panels and topics, designs, plans, timelines, photographs, and negatives related to the Peoples of Washington exhibit.
1984-1989
Box/Folder
1/1
Abstracts: correspondence, maps and data, notes, articles, and photocopies of news clippings and photographs
1/2
Drafts: exhibit texts and chronologies
1/3
Lists of panels and topics
1/4
Plans and photos: exhibit designs, plans, photographs, slides, and negatives
1/5
Timelines
Subseries II: Exhibit displays
3.33 linear feet
This subseries consists of 40 framed 2 x 3 ft. displays. Excepting the few containing information about the exhibit itself such as the introduction or acknowledgements, each display contains information related to a cultural group or phenomenon. Each of the main displays has a title, a descriptive summary, and a selection of photographs and corresponding text.
1989

Series III:  Miscellaneous materialsReturn to Top

0.25 cubic feet

This series is yet to be processed.

Description
Unprocessed administrative, periodical, and unrelated research materials

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnic groups--Washington (State)
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)
  • Photograph collections--Washington (State)
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Washington (State)--History
  • Washington (State)--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Matheny-White, Pat (research team head)