Gus Norwood papers, 1947-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Norwood, Gus, 1916-2006
Title
Gus Norwood papers
Dates
1947-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
ca. 58.75 cubic ft
Collection Number
0635, 1462, 1510, 1994
Summary
Correspondence, papers, articles and speeches of a public administrator, trade association executive
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

Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Public administrator, trade association executive.

Gus Norwood was born in 1916. He was raised on a small, unelectrified farm, which he helped electrify in 1934. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1935. After graduation in 1939, he served on combat ships during World War II, chiefly in engineering capacities. He resigned in 1946 to attend Harvard University where he received the masters degree in Public Administration. For 20 years he served as the first Executive Secretary of the Northwest Public Power Association at Vancouver, Washington. A prolific writer and speaker, Norwood often testified for the construction of Pacific Northwest dams and power lines. In 1967 Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall appointed Norwood as the first Administrator of the Alaska power Administration at Juneau, Alaska. In 1972 he served briefly with the Atomic Energy Commission in Maryland. In 1974 BPA Administrator Don Hodel invited Norwood to join the BPA staff and, among other duties, write a history of BPA policies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0635-001: Gus Norwood papers, 1948-1970Return to Top

20' linear.

Scope and Content: Papers, 1948-1970.

The materials derive from Norwood's work as executive secretary of the Northwest Public Power Association (1948-65), his work with the Alaska Power Administration, and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Note: Many of Mr. Norwood's files on the Alaska Power Administration are at the U. of Alaska, Fairbanks, and L.B.J. Library, Austin, Texas.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Gus Norwood. No date given

Description
Gus Norwood papers

Accession No. 1462-001: Gus Norwood papers, 1967-1970Return to Top

2.5" linear (xerox copies)

Scope and Content: Articles, speeches, 1967-1970 (xerox copies).

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Gus Norwood, 1970-10-09

Description
Gus Norwood papers

Accession No. 1462-005: Gus Norwood papers, 1948-1981Return to Top

7.5 linear feet (7 cartons)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, 1948-1981.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Gus Norwood, 1981-02-17

Description
Gus Norwood papers

Accession No. 1510-001: Gus Norwood papers, 1970Return to Top

vertical file (xerox copies)

Scope and Content: Articles, speeches, July - Dec 1970.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: [Information not available]

Description
Gus Norwood papers

Accession No. 1994-001: Gus Norwood papers, circa 1967-1972Return to Top

1' 3" linear

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: [Information not available]

Description
Gus Norwood papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Alaska Power Administration
  • Columbia Valley Authority
  • Hells Canyon (Idaho and Or.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Avery, Robert L (creator)
    • Munro, Sanford Sterling, 1932- (creator)
    • Norwood, Gus, 1916-2006 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Northwest Public Power Association (creator)
    • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (creator)
    • United States. Bonneville Power Administration (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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