Marianne Fleagle papers, circa 1961-1967  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Fleagle, Marianne
Marianne Fleagle papers
circa 1961-1967 (inclusive)
1 oversize folder
Collection Number
6116 (Accession No. 6116-001)
Poster and writings related to Marianne Fleagle's volunteer work with Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marianne Diggs Fleagle was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Goucher College with a degree in English in 1940, and then taught high school in Baltimore. On December 19, 1942, she married Robert G. Fleagle. The couple had two children, John and Robert, Jr.

The Fleagles lived in New York between 1942 and 1948. They then moved to Seattle, where Robert began work as a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. In 1965, Marianne earned her master’s degree in library science from the University of Washington. Throughout her career, she worked as a reference librarian at the Bellevue Library and as the head librarian in Lake Forest Park.

Both Robert and Marianne were active members of the University Unitarian Church in Seattle. In 2015, the church established the Robert and Marianne Fleagle Lecture “for outstanding leaders and thinkers in liberal religion and social action.” Marianne’s volunteer work at the church also led to her involvement with organizations that assisted Native Americans in the Northwest, including the American Friends Service Committee and the Workshop in Practical Religion, of which she was the chair. As part of her involvement with the American Friends, Marianne helped to open a library on the Nisqually Reservation.

Marianne Fleagle died on April 9, 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers from Marianne Fleagle's work with Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Includes a poster for a Contemporary American Indian Art and Crafts exhibition and sale held by the American Friends Service Committee at the Cornish School, handwritten notes from an Intertribal Council meeting in October 1961, writings by Fleagle about the history of the Northwest Indian News and the Workshop in Practical Religion at the University Unitarian Church, and a card and photograph from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans.

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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific
  • Public librarians--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Fleagle, Marianne--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Records (Documents)

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