Dan Leahy papers, 1936-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Leahy, Dan (Daniel B.)
Title
Dan Leahy papers
Dates
1936-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.12 cubic feet (4 boxes) plus 2 oversize folders
Collection Number
6238 (Accession No. 6238-001)
Summary
Papers of public policy consultant concerned with utilities and other energy or community resources and how to conserve them for the benefit of the poeple in Washington State
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

Dan Leahy established Burke Leahy Associates (BLA), a public policy consulting firm in 1979 in Wenatchee, Washington. Its first contract was with the Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County in 1979. The purpose was to determine how the Public Utility District can best communicate with and make essential information available to the public. Other consultant contracts involved public power nationally and in Washington state.

Leahy, along with Bethany Weidner, incorporated the National Public Power Institute (NPPI) in Washington on January 28, 1981. It was designated a 501(c)(3) organization in July 1981. The NPPI provided research and support for groups or individuals concerned with local public ownership of electric utilities or other energy or community resources. The NPPI was also heavily involved in the Washington Public Power Supply controversy, providing leadership and information about Washington state public power history, law, and institutions.

Progress under Democracy (PUD) was formed on July 10, 1981 to support candidates for local/state office. PUD sponsored a strategy session in 1981 to support candidates for Public Utility District Commissions. The candidates they supported believed in the original mandate to conserve the water and power resources of the county for the benefit of the people.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, newsletters, press articles, maps, reports, and memos related to Dan Leahy and his involvement in Burke Leahy Associates, National Public Power Institute, and Progress Under Democracy (PUD) during the course of the Washington Public Power Supply System nuclear power plant controversy 1978-1983.

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

 

Inventory created by Dan Leahy (PDF), 1936-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Series 1:  Chelan Public Utility District Commission minutes summary, 1936-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Minute book no. 1-12
1936-1960
1/3
Minute book no. 13-21
1960-1972
1/4
Minute book no. 22-26
1973-1977

Series 2:  Burke Leahy Associates Reports, 1978-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/5
Burke Leahy Public Information Project
1978
1/6
Public power/Washington Public Power Supply System campaigns
1980-1983

Series 3:  Burke Leahy Associates, National Public Power Institute, and Progress Under Democracy correspondence and articles by County, 1980-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/7
Adams County to Clallam County
1980-1982
1/8
Columbia County to Douglas County
1980-1982
1/9
Ferry County to Jefferson County
1980-1982
1/10
King County to Lewis County
1980-1982
1/11
Lincoln County to Pacific County
1980-1982
1/12
Okanogan County to Skamania County
1980-1982
2/1
Snohomish County to Spokane County
1980-1982
2/2
Stevens County to Whatcom County
1980-1982
2/3
Whitman County to Yakima County
1980-1982
folder:oversize
OS Folder 2
County maps with markings and annotations
undated

Series 4:  Progress Under Democracy, 1978-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/4
Burke Leahy Associates reports, correspondence, recommendations
1978-1980
2/5
Public Utility District lists, election candidates, correspondence - Burke Leahy
1980
2/6
Progress Under Democracy correspondence, press articles, invitations, reports, meeting agenda and minutes, member lists
1981
2/7
Recall of elected officials procedures, correspondence, reports, glossary
1981
2/8
Rocky Reach Refugees correspondence, press articles, reports, mailing and supporters list
1981
2/9
Correspondence, event flyers, press articles, reports
1982
2/10
National Public Power Institute paper, contact sheet
1982
2/11
Correspondence, press articles, meeting materials, incumbents' information, publications
1982
2/12
Correspondence, letters to members, prospective candidate lists, candidate workshop, speeches, platform, questionnaires
1982
2/13
Correspondence, letters to members, press articles, endorsements, meeting materials
1982
2/14
Correspondence, event materials, publications
1983
2/15
Correspondence, letters to members, meetin gminutes, membership lists, press articles, Progress Under Democracy principles
1983
3/1
"The Owners' Manual" newsletters
1983
3/2
Kittitas County newsletters
1983-1984
3/3
PUD and Washington Public Power Supply System articles
1980-1981
3/4
PUD and Washington Public Power Supply System articles
1982
3/5
PUD and Washington Public Power Supply System articles
1982
3/6
PUD and Washington Public Power Supply System articles
1982-1983
3/7
Membership and workshops correspondence, organizational statement
1981-1982
3/8
Membership and workshop candidate workshop materials, correspondence, agenda
1982
folder:oversize
OS Folder 1
Newspapers advertisement for PUD and Ratepayer, Vol. 1, No. 1
1981-1982

Series 5:  Preparation for November 1982 campaign, 1981-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/9
List of auditor information, sample letters
1982
3/10
Auditor correspondence, voting numbers. Benton County to Franklin County
1981
3/11
Auditor correspondence, voting numbers. Grant County to Pacific County
1981
3/12
Auditor correspondence, voting numbers. Pend Oreille County to Yakima County
1981

Series 6:  Public Disclosure Commission, 1981-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/13
Correspondence
1981-1984

Series 7:  Forms, 1981-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/14
C-1, C-3, C-4 forms
1981-1984

Series 8:  Finances, 1983-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/15
Financial summary sheets
1983-1984

Series 9:  Other related organizations, 1969-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/16
National Public Power Institute articles by Bethany Weidner
1979-1983
4/1
Puget Sound Conversion Project correspondence, reports, meeting agendas
1980-1982
4/2
Citizens for Solar Washington correspondence, reports
1981-1982
4/3
People Organized for Washington Energy Resources guide, magazine, correspondence, memo
1982
4/4
Initiative 395/Don't Bankrupt Washington memos, press articles, letters
1982
4/5
NW Ratepayers Reform Coalition memo, meeting agenda, letters
1982-1983
4/6
NW Conservation Act Coalition announcements, memos, correspondence, reports
1981-1983
4/7
Miscellaneous reports
1969-1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Government consultants--Washington (State)
  • Political planning--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Leahy, Dan (Daniel B.)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Burke Leahy Associates
  • Chelan Public Utility District Commission
  • Progress Under Democracy (Organization)
  • Washington (State). Public Disclosure Commission
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Weidner, Bethany (creator)