Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1952-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Title
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records
Dates
1952-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.61 cubic feet plus 3 vertical files
Collection Number
2886
Summary
Organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, writings, news releases, ephemera, clippings, subject files of the Conservation Division of this outdoor recreation and conservation club
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
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Mountaineers was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1906. The first president was Edmond S. Meany. Standing committees were appointed at that first meeting of the club to take over the work and organization of the two main activities, the local and annual outings. The number of standing committees grew with the increasing membership and interests of the club. Mountain climbing has been one of the major interests. In 1935 climbing classes were organized to teach the fundamentals of Mountaineering. The Mountaineers were the first organized group to develop skiing in the Northwest. There are branches in Tacoma, Everett, and Olympia. Larry Lewin was active in the Mountaineers Conservation Division, particularly in developing a position on off-road vehicles (ORVs) on Wenatchee National Forest trails.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2886-001: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1955-1976Return to Top

2.67 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, concerning environmental impact issues.

Ephemera (primarily EIS's) distributed to book collections.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mountaineers, 7/1/1977.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-002: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1975-1977 (bulk 1976-1977)Return to Top

.33 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes, 1975-1977; subject series of Larry Lewin, including: U.S. Forest Service reports, ephemera, Lewin's notes, letters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Paul Robisch, 5/1/1978.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-003: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1973-1976Return to Top

.11 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes, notes, ephemera.

Marc Bardsley's files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Marc Bardsley, 11/13/1978.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-004: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1968-1977Return to Top

1.00 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes, subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Verna Ness, 11/21/1978.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-005: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1972-1978Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Rosters, subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Marc Follette and Norman L. Winn, 1/9/1979.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-006: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, circa 1955-1965Return to Top

3.00 cubic feet (3 cartons)

Scope and Content: Organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, writings, news releases, ephemera, clippings, subject files.

This material was kept in files in the Mountaineer clubroom.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mountaineers, 8/27/1981.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-007: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1963-1975Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Minutes and related items.

Bulk of the material is Conservation Division minutes.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mountaineers, 11/1/1983.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-008: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division Alaska Committee records, circa 1966-1968Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes, 1966, 1967; correspondence, clippings and related materials, ca. 1966-1968.

Files primarily created by Margaret Murie as chair of this committee and continuted by Polly Dyer.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Polly Dyer, 1/8/1986.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division Alaska Committee records

Accession No. 2886-009: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1970-1975Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence, mailings, memoranda, clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mountaineers, 6/24/1988.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-010: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1952-1988Return to Top

.94 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Minutes, 1953-1983; correspondence, project and planning files, newsletters, legislation, reports, maps, lists, 1952-1988.

There are gaps in minutes, and nothing from 1963-1972. Additional Conservation Division minutes may be found in Polly Dyer's papers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mountaineers, 9/12/1989.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Accession No. 2886-011: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, circa 1973-1977Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence, testimony. These records constitute position statements of Mountaineers presidents (Henriot, Fry, Winn, Sanford) and Conservation Division Chairs, on conservation issues.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Norman Winn, 1/1/1993.

Description
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Lewin, Larry
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division--Archives
  • Washington (State). Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Biggs, John A (creator)
    • Dyer, Polly (creator)
    • Goldsworthy, Patrick D. (Patrick Donovan), 1919- (creator)
    • Murie, Margaret E (creator)
    • Zauche, William F (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Alpine Lakes Protection Society (Wash.) (creator)
    • Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs (creator)
    • Friends of the Earth (creator)
    • Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division. Alaska Committee (creator)
    • Trustees for Conservation (creator)
    • United States. Forest Service (creator)