Robert E. Matson papers, 1899-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Matson, Robert E
Title
Robert E. Matson papers
Dates
1899-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.8 cubic feet (10 boxes) plus 4 sound tape reels and 1 oversize folder
Collection Number
6020 (Accession No. 6020-001)
Summary
Papers of a Washington State Ferry Captain
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert E. Matson captained various ferries in Washington State. He also wrote a history of ferries in Washington for the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains materials related to Washington State Ferries and Captain Robert E. Matson's career including log books for the MS Vashon, subject files (correspondence, ephemera, time tables, reports/surveys, drawings, news clippings, and notes) related to specific ferries in the Pacific Northwest, general subject files related to Washington State Ferries, U.S Coast Guard, correspondence, invitations, serials, scrapbooks, ephemera, sound tape reels, drawing/print signed by Jack Pamphrey, and "AQUILO" flag.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Log Books, Photo Albums, and Anthologies, 1936-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
MS Vashon
1936-1960
2
MS Vashon
1959-1972
6
Unknown Ship
1986-1987
Box/Folder
10
"Fun With Ferries" Anthology
1973
10
"Piling Busters Yearbook"
1951
10
Various Ships with Photographs
January-December 1918
10
Eagle Harbor
1938-1950
10
Ferry Kehloken Pilot House
May-October 1939
10
Puget Sound Navigation Company Intrastate Fleet
1949-1950
10
Mendocino and Nisqually
July 1936-December 1931

Series 2:  Subject Series by Ship, 1899-1987Return to Top

Correspondence, newsclippings, reports, certifications, legal documents, newsletters, notes, and ephemera related to Ferryboats, Ferry Terminals, and other ships

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
S.S. Acme
1899
9
Anacortes Ferry Terminal
1951-1968
2
M.V. Arcadia
1980
2
M.V. Athlon
1955-1985
2
M.V. Avalon-Catalina
1978
2
STR Bainbridge
1934-1935
2
Ballard Ferry
1931-1980
2
British Columbia Ferries
1970-1978
9
Bremerton Ferry Terminal
1955-1969
2
Steamer Calista
1983
2
The Carolyn
1983
2
SS Catalina
1979
2
Charles Van Danime Ferry
1983
2
Chelan Ferry
1981
2
Chetzemoka Ferry
1932-1980
2
M.V. Chinook
1947-1969
2
Chippewa Steamship
1941-1982
2
M.V. Coho
1976-1978
9
Columbia Beach Ferry Terminal
1951-1969
2
Columbia Ferry (Alaska)
1973
Box/Folder
2
M.V. Crosline
1955-1967
Box
2
STR Defiance
1980-1985
9
Edmonds Ferry Terminal
1951-1969
2
M.V. Elwha
1969-1970
Box/Folder
2
M.V. Enetai
1955-1968
Box
6
M.V. Elwha
1967-1970
2
M.V. Evergreen State
1957-1979
2
Express Ferry
1987
2
Fantome Yacht
undated
9
Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal
1954-1969
9
Friday Harbor Terminal
1957
2
Guemes Ferry
1979
2
Harstine Island Ferry
undated
2
M.V. Harvest King
1977
2
M.V. Hiyu
1967-1974
9
Hood Canal Bridge
1957-1958
2
M.V. Hyak
1967-1986
6
M.V. Hyak
1966
2
M.V. Illahee
1957-1977
2
M.V. Kaleetan
1967-1980
6
M.V. Kaleetan
1967
Box/Folder
2
M.V. Kehloken
1956-1978
Box
9
Kingston Ferry Terminal
1957-1969
2
M.V. Kitsap
1925-1966
2
M.V. Kittitas
1980
2
M.V. Klahanie
1956-1986
2
M.V. Klahowya
1958-1981
2
M.V. Klickitat
1961-1985
9
M.V. Kulshan
1969-1973
Box/Folder
9
M.V. Leschi
1932-1962
9
Lopez Ferry Terminal
1954-1957
9
Mukilteo Ferry Terminal
1954-1969
Box
9
M.V. Nisqually
1957-1980
9
M.V. Olympic
1963-1976
Box/Folder
9
Orcas Ferry Terminal
1957
Box
9
W.T. Preston (Sternwheeler)
1982
9
M.V. Quinault
1958-1977
3
M.V. Rhododendron
1956-1980
3
M.V. San Mateo
1959-1977
9
Seattle Ferry Terminal
1953-1969
9
M.V. Shasta
1958
9
Shaw Island Ferry Terminal
1954-1967
9
M.V. Skansonia
1955-1970
9
Southworth Ferry Terminal
1954-1959
3
M.V. Spokane
1973-1979
9
Tahlequah Ferry Terminal
1951-1964
3
M.V. Tillikum
1959-1980
Box/Folder
3
M.V. Vashon
1955-1980
3
M.V. Walla Walla
19793-1980
Box
9
M.V. Willapa
1955-1967
9
Winslow Ferry Terminal
1953-1967
Box/Folder
3
M.V. Yakima
1969-1970
Box
9
Alice Photograph
1929
9
Alice Haviside + Photograph
1920-1982
9
Anne Comyn
1920-1927
9
Coquitlam City
1923-1966
9
El Merced
1923-1983
9
Elwell
1921-1926
9
George E. Billings Photographs
undated
9
Lake Union
1983
9
Monogahela
undated
9
Photostats from "Last Days of Sail on the West Coast"
1929
9
Phyllis Comyn + Photograph
1920-1929
9
Port Blakely Photographs
1918
9
Russell Haviside + Photograph
1922-1947
9
Sail
1947-1982

Series 3:  Subject Series by Topic/Organization, 1912-1987Return to Top

Correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets, newsletters, and notes related to topics and organizations associated with ferryboats and history in Washington

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Association of King County Historical Societies (AKCHO)
1985-1987
3
Ferryboat Associates
1986
3
Engines
undated
3
Historical Societies
1980
3
Horluck Transportation Co.
1945-1959
3
Idaho
1970s
3
Mercer Island News
1912-1935
3
Northwest Ferry Retirees
1981-1985
3
Retired Public Employees Council
1982-1987
3
U.S. Coast Guard
1957-1980
3
U.S. Maritime Service
undated
3
Virginia V. Excursions
1982
6
Washington Toll Bridge Authority
1957-1966

Series 4:  Subject Series by Person, circa 1925-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Adlum, Merle
1974-1986
3
Anderson, Gorden
1981
3
Anderson, John L.
1925-1941
3
Barlow, Sam
1987
3
Beachum, Walter
undated
3
Beckman, Dale
1985
3
Berger, H.O.
1926
4
Birse, Bud
1936-1958
4
Brazeau, Joe
1981
4
Campbell, Lorne
1985
4
Carlson, Tage
1986
4
Connover, C.T.
1957-1958
4
Cook, Robert
1984
4
Earles, Betty
1976
4
Hunter, Ron
1985
4
Kasch, Joe
1974
4
Lampman, Clarence
1961
4
Lee, Terry
undated
4
Lee, Oscar
undated
4
Lee, Mervin
1958
4
Lewis, Ron
1983
4
Mattson, Fred
undated
4
Nelson, Norman
1972
4
Olson, Berte
1959
4
Parker, Melvin
undated
4
Payne, J. Howard
1933
4
Prohaska, Donald
1983
4
Ramsey, Hugh
1985
4
Robertson, Sam
1977
4
Sommerseth, Peter
1971
4
Thompson, Wilber
undated
4
Thorsen, Ted
1965
4
Vose, Bob
1980
4
Ward, Steve
1939
4
Winman, C.E.
1935
4
Wheeler, Lynda
1977

Series 5 :  Washington State Ferries, 1938-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Washington State Ferry Budgets
1952
4
Washington State Ferry Bulletins
undated
4
Washington State Ferry Legal Agreements
1985
4
Washington State Ferry Reports and Surveys
1938-1979
4
Washington State Ferry Seniority and Officers Lists and Schedules
1955-1970
6
Washington State Ferry Traffic Statistics
6
Washington State Ferry Posters
undated
tube
8
Washington State Ferry Poster: "I Spent a Day Overseas"
undated
mapcase-folder
oversize folder
Washington State Ferry Posters
undated

Series 6:  Correspondence, 1917-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
General
1939-1978
5
Invitations
1917-1980
5
Seasons Greetings
undated

Series 7:  Notes,  1986-1987, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Misc. Notes
undated
5
File Slips about Ships
undated
5
Time Tables
1986-1987

Series 8:  Newsclippings, 1925-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Misc Clippings about Ferries
1925-1939
6
Misc Clippings about Ferries
1941-1981
6
Newsclippings (Cartoons)
undated
6
Newsclippings (Washington State Ferries Retirees Log Book)
1978-1981.

Series 9:  Ephemera, circa 1964-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Misc.
1964-1975
6
Map
undated
6
Drawing/Print by Jack Pamphrey
1981
6
AQUILO Flag
undated

Series 10:  Scrapbooks, 1928-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Scrapbook - Northwest Ferryboat Retirees
1978-1983
7
Scrapbook (mainly Newsclippings)
1957-1959
7
Scrapbook (mainly Newsclippings)
1961-1963
7
Scrapbook (mainly Newsclippings)
1964
7
Loose Scrapbook pages
1928-1956
Box/Folder
7
Scrapbooks (mainly Newsclippings)
1868-1963

Series 11:  Sound Tape Reels, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
5" reel 7
Bonny - Pat's
undated
5" reel 8
Washington State Ferries (Victoria #2, Puget Sound, San Juan Island, General-Summer, Hood Canal, Seagulls/San Juan, Olympic Peninsula)
undated
5" reel 9
F.L. Gilbert Jacks - RPM
undated
Box
5" reel 10
Unknown Reel tape
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ferries--Northwest, Pacific
  • Ferries--Washington (State)
  • Ferryboat captains--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Matson, Robert E.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Anacortes
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Bremerton
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Clinton
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Edmonds
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Fauntleroy
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Friday Harbor
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Lopez Island
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Mukilteo
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Shaw Island (Island)
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Southworth
  • Ferry terminals--Washington (State)--Tahlequah
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • British Columbia Ferry Authority
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eagle Harbor (Kitsap County, Wash.)
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Piling busters yearbook