Walter T. Hubbard papers, 1964-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hubbard, Walter, 1924-2007
Title
Walter T. Hubbard papers
Dates
1964-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.38 cubic ft. (4 boxes, one oversized folder)
Collection Number
5330 (Accession No. 5330-001)
Summary
Papers of a Seattle African-American and Catholic activist.
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.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Walter T. Hubbard is a leader in Seattle's African-American community. Hubbard was born and raised in New Orleans, served in World War II, and moved to Seattle in 1951. In the 1960s and 1970s Hubbard became active in the struggle for racial equality. Though largely a black civil rights activist, Walter Hubbard's influence is not limited by ethnicity. As president of the Central Area Civil Rights Committee, a coalition of black civil rights organizations and advocates, from 1969 to circa 2002, Hubbard sought to promote justice and equality in interracial relations and participated in activities to secure worldwide interracial justice.

A devout Catholic, Hubbard is a unique blend of religious traditionalism and racial revolutionism, utilizing what to many were distinct passions to form a theology of racial parity. On the local level, Hubbard co-found and served as president of the Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle, which was formed by the Archibishop of Seattle to spearhead Catholic participation in civil rights and interracial justice. During the 1970s, Hubbard was co-chairman of the Seatte Interreligious Committee for the Rights of Soviet Jewry, an interfaith group concerned with the problems of Soviet Jews. In 1976 Hubbard traveled as the Committee's emissary to Brussels for the Second World Conference on Soviet Jewry. Hubbard also was active in the Catholic community on a national level. From 1969 to 1973 he served as a board member and officer of the National Catholic Conference For Interracial Justice. From 1973 to1980 Hubbard served as president of the National Office for Black Catholics (NOBC), which was founded in 1970 with the primary purpose of advocating within the Catholic Church for Black Catholics and Black people. He also held the presidency of the Seattle Black Lay Catholic Caucus. Hubbard served on Seattle University's Board of Regents from 1976 to 1996 and on the Board of Trustees for Matteo Ricci College from 1976 to 1978.

Walter Hubbard has also been active in numerous aspects of local governance. From 1972 through 1974 he chaired the Combined Advisory Council of the Seattle Model Citiy Program (SMCP), a federally-funded urban redevelopment program. This group of citizen representatives coordinated the efforts of four Seattle Model Neighborhood areas and reviewed SMCP procedures and projects. Hubbard also served on the SMCP East Branch Advisory Council in 1971 and 1972. Hubbard ran for King County Council and Washington State Senate and was elected to the Seattle Freeholders Board. He also served on the Washington State Prison Terms and Parole Board, and was the Seattle Representative of the National Center For Dispute Settlement of the American Arbitration Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Walter T. Hubbard Papers span the period from the mid sixties through 2002. The papers document Hubbard's activities with activist and religious groups at both the local and national level. Records of the Seattle Central Area Civil Rights Committee document the Committee's work of coordinating civil rights organizations in Seattle, and include letters of city and state officials on matters of policy and employment. The Seattle Interreligious Committee for the Rights of Soviet Jewry records document the efforts of the local Committee, especially concerning the visit to Seattle of Sister Ann Gillen, Director of the Interreligious Task Force on Soviety Jewry, in 1974, and the "Brussels II" conference in 1976. The Seattle Model City Program (SMCP) Combined Advisory Council files contain correspondence, minutes, proposals, reports, newsletters and other records, dated 1968 through 1974, concerning citizens' participation and oversight of this program which sought to reduce social and economic disadvantages in designated neighborhoods, provide training and employment opportunities, and establish health services for residents, especially in Seattle's Central District. The subgroup also includes organizational records of the SMCP Housing Development League. The Seattle Model Cities East Branch subgroup includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and other records, 1970-1974, including documentation of the branch's Education, Arts and Culture Task Force.

Records of the National Office For Black Catholics span the years 1974 to 1992 and include correspondence, conference files, newsletters, ephemera and other records. They include material from the National Black Lay Catholic Caucus as well.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Walter T. Hubbard papers, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal Papers, 1964-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
General Correspondence
1964-1993
1/2
Campaign Materials
Regarding Hubbard's political campaigns.
1973-1990
1/3
Report: "The Status of Minorities in the Archdiocese of Seattle:
1980
1/4
Conference: "Northwest Conference of Black Elected Officials" Seattle, WA
1972-1986
1/5
List: Seattle University Board of Regents
1991
1/6
Legislation: Seatle Open Housing Ordinance
undated
News Releases
Box/Folder
1/7
Northwest Catholic High School Press Workshop
1969
1/7
President Carter's speech and press conference
1977
Box/Folder
1/8
Chart: Prison Terms
1978
1/9
Subject File: African American Initiative
1997
1/10
Photographs
Two black and white portraits of Walter Hubbard and one of an unidentified woman.
Undated
1/11
Miscellaneous Newsletters
1971-1983
1/12
Publications: AIM
1986
1/13-14
Ephemera
1954-1999, undated
box:oversize
Miscellaneous Oversize Box 9
Ephemera: Seattle Urban League
1971
Newspapers
Box/Folder
1/15
Northwest Progress
1965-1967, 1990
1/16
Miscellaneous Catholic Newspapers
1969-1989
Box/Folder
1/17-19
Clippings
1965-1993

American Arbitration Association, 1973-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/20
General Correspondence
1973-1975

Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle, 1964-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/21
Organizational Features
1964
1/22
Incoming Letters
1964-1969
1/23
Outgoing Letters
1965-1968
1/24
Minutes and Agenda
1963-1965
1/25
Speeches and Writings
1969
1/26
Annual Reports
1964-1965
1/27
Proposals
1965-1968
1/28
News Releases
1968-1969
Lists
Box/Folder
1/29
Catholic Interracial Council Scholarship Recipients
undated
1/30
Head Table of the First Annual Interfaith Civil Rights Banquet
1968
1/30
School For Community Action Mailing List
undated
Box/Folder
1/31
Notes
undated
1/32
Newsletters: Miscellaneous Other
1965-1969
Ephemera
Box/Folder
1/33
Catholic Interracial Council
1965-1968
1/34
Other
1968
Box/Folder
1/35
Miscellany
undated
1/36
Clippings
1965-1967

Central Area Civil Rights Committee, 1968-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Organizational Features
1970-1981
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
2/2
Seattle University
1968-1975
2/3
Smith, Sam
1969-1971
2/4
Miscellaneous A-J
Correspondents include Seattle Mayors J.D. Braman, Floyd C. Miller, and Wes Uhlman, and Govenor Daniel J. Evans.
1968-1975
2/5
Miscellaneous M-R
1969-1975
2/6
Miscellaneous S-T
1969-1972
2/7
Miscellaneous U-Y
1970-1976
Box/Folder
2/8-10
Outgoing Letters
1968-1981
2/11
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1968-1981
Minutes and Agenda
Box/Folder
2/12
Central Area Civil Rights Committee
1969-1970
2/13
Other Organizations
Includes Citizens Committee For Quality Education, Coalition Against Recall and Seattle University Friends of Minority Affairs.
1971-1976
Box/Folder
2/14
Proposals
1969-1970
Conferences and Conventions
Box/Folder
2/15
"Equal Opportunities and Racial Harmony Seminar" Seattle
1968
2/16
"Program Council Pacific Northwest Annual Conference" Seattle,
1971
Reports
Box/Folder
2/17
Police Chief Selection Committee
1970-1972
2/18
Other Organizations
1970-1981
Box/Folder
2/19
Speeches and Writings
undated
2/20
Lists: Washington State Board and Commission Vacancies
1970-1973
2/21
Court Papers: De Funis Case
undated
2/22
News Releases
1969-1972
Subject Files
Box/Folder
2/23
Anti-Klan
1980-1981
2/24
Unity Day Meeting
1972
Box/Folder
2/25
Newsletters: Asian American Advisory Council
1972-1973
2/26
Ephemera
1970-1972, 1994, undated
2/27
Miscellany
1970
2/28-29
Clippings
1966-1987

Court Order Advisory Committee, 1973-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/30

National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, 1969-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/31
Board of Directors List
1969
2/32
General Correspondence
1970-1972
Subject Files
Box/Folder
3/1
Pope John XXIII International Institute
1969-1971
3/2
Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Terence Cardinal Cooke
1969
3/3
Traveling Workshops: Action Caravan for Human Relations
1970
Newsletters
Box/Folder
3/4
Committment
1971-1987
3/5
Signs of Soul, National Black Sisters Conference
1971

National Office For Black Catholics (NOBC), 1974-1992Return to Top

Includes some records of the National Black Lay Catholic Caucus (NBLCC), which sometimes collaborated with the National Office For Black Catholics

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/6
General Correspondence
1975-1992
3/7
Minutes: National Black Lay Catholic Caucus
1982
3/8
Report: National Survey On Black Catholic Life
1986
3/9
Proposal For Organizational and Lay Leadership and Development, National Black Lay Catholic Caucus
1979
3/10
Speeches and Writing
1975-1989
Conferences and Conventions
Box/Folder
3/11
"A National Black Catholic Convention" Los Angeles
1975-1976
3/12
"National Conference of the National Office For Black Catholics" Chicago
1980
3/13
"Black Catholic Lay Leadership" Belleville, IL
1988
3/14
"Leadership Conference of Catholic Laity" Belleville, IL
1988-1989
Newsletters
box:oversize
Miscellaneous Oversize Box 9
National Office for Black Catholics
1976-1989
Box/Folder
3/15
IMPACT
1977-1980
Box/Folder
3/16
Reports
1983, 1985
3/17
Ephemera
1974-1986
3/18
Miscellany
1990
3/19
Clippings
1976

Seattle Black Lay Catholic Caucus, 1966-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/20
Incoming Letters
1971-1991
3/21
Outgoing Letters
1971-1996
Minutes and Agenda
Box/Folder
3/22
General Meetings, Executive Board and Others
1971-1993
3/23
Special Committee of the Minority Ministry
1987
Reports
Box/Folder
3/24
Committee
1971
3/25
Institutional Team Report
1972-1986
Writings
Box/Folder
3/26
Walter Hubbard
undated
3/27
Others
1997
Box/Folder
3/28
News Release
1971
3/29
Mailing List
undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder
3/30
Seattle Black Lay Catholic Caucus News
3/31
Others
1984-1991
Box/Folder
3/32
Notes
undated
3/33
Ephemera
1971-2002
3/34
Miscellany
1978-1987, undated
3/35
Clippings
1966-1993

Seattle Board of Freeholders Correspondence and Minutes, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/36

Seattle Interreligious Committee For the Rights of Soviet Jewry, 1973-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
3/37
Micellaneous
Correspondents include Sister Ann Gillen on behalf of the National Interreligious Task force on Soviet Jewry and Katherine M. Bullitt.
1974-1983
3/38
Of Evans, Daniel J.
Correspondence of Govenor Evans with the Soviet Embassy regarding immigration approval for two Soviet Physicists invited to the University of Washington.
1973-1974
Box/Folder
3/39
Intraorganizational Correspondence
Correspondents includ Area Director, Peter Schnurman.
1974-1975
Writings
Box/Folder
3/40
"The Prisoners of Conscience: A Resource Book"
1974
3/41
Statement of Principles Of Northwest Indian Leaders
1974
Box/Folder
3/42
Subject File: American Jewish Committee Visitors to Israel Program
1973-1976
Newsletters
Box/Folder
3/43
The TASK, A Voice Of Christian-Jewish Concern
1973-1976
3/44
Miscellaneous Other
1972-1976
Box/Folder
3/45
Ephemera
1973-1976
3/46
Miscellany
1974

Seattle Model City Program Combined Advisory Council, 1968-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Organizational Features
1972, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
4/2
Miller, John R.
1972
4/3
Miscellaneous
Correspondents include Seattle Model City Program Director, Walter R. Hundley.
1972-1974
Box/Folder
4/4-5
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1971-1974
4/6
Minutes and Agenda
1970-1974
4/7
Reports
1969-1973
4/8-9
Proposals
1972-1973, undated
4/10
Resolutions
undated
4/11
Speeches and Writings
1968-1973
4/12
Grant Application
1970
Subject Files
Box/Folder
4/13
Black Arts West Complaint
1974
4/14
Seattle Model City Housing Development League
1970-1972
4/15
Southeast Branch Citizens Advisory Council
1972
Box/Folder
4/16
Budget Files: City Council Proposed Budget
1974
4/17
Legislation: Community Development Revenue Sharing
undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder
4/18
Model Cities News Report
1970
4/18
Citizen Participation Newsletter
1970-1972
Box/Folder
4/19
Notes
1972-1974
4/20
Ephemera
1972-1973
4/21
Miscellany
1973
4/22
Clippings
1973

Seattle Model City Program, East Branch Advisory Council, 1970-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/23
Outgoing Letter
1972
4/24
Intraorganizational Correspondence
1972-1974
4/25
Minutes
1970-1974
4/26
Resolution
1972
Reports
Box/Folder
4/27
East Branch Fourth Year Action Plan
1972
4/28
Project
1970
4/29
Miscellaneous
1972-1973
Box/Folder
4/30
Newsletter: Project Area Council News Reports
1972
Seattle Model City East Branch, Education, Arts and Culture Task Force
A Task Force of the East Branch.
Box/Folder
4/31
Minutes
1971-1972
4/32
Report: Feasibility Study Regarding Voucher Plans
1971
4/33
Proposals
undated
4/34
Resolution
1971
4/35
Miscellany
1971

Senior Services and Centers, 1971-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/36
By-Laws
1975
4/37
General Correspondence
1974-1978
4/38
Minutes
1975
4/39
Reports
1974
4/40
Financial Records
1974
Lists
Box/Folder
4/41
Membership
1974
4/42
United Elder Citizens
1971
Box/Folder
4/43
Ephemera
1975

Washington (State) Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, 1985-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/44
Incoming Letters
1985-1986
4/45
Reports
1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Community activists--Washington (State)-- Seattle--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Hubbard, Walter T.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle
  • Central Area Civil Rights Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice
  • National Office For Black Catholics
  • Seattle Black Lay Catholic Caucus
  • Seattle Interreligious Committee for the Rights of Soviet Jewry
  • Seattle Model City Program
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central District (Seattle, Wash.)--Ethnic relations
  • Central District (Seattle, Wash.)--Race relations
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Civil rights
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Reports
  • Occupations :
  • Community activists

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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