Norma L. Kelsey papers, approximately 1970-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kelsey, Norma L.
Title
Norma L. Kelsey papers
Dates
approximately 1970-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximately 10 boxes
Collection Number
6231 (Accession No. 6231-001)
Summary
Papers of a labor activist, social justice activist, feminist, and union member.
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
Sponsor
Finding aid funded by the Labor Archives of Washington State Budget


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Labor activist, social justice activist, feminist, and union member. Kelsey was a member or officer of various labor and social justice organizations, including the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8, the King County Labor Council; El Centro de la Raza; Mothers for Police Accountability, the King County Union Retirees Council, the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women, among others. Kelsey was also involved in the work of the Seattle City Council's World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee as a member of its Citizens Panel on Planning and Preparedness.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence and subject files include materials related to Kelsey's activism with labor and social justice organizations, Central America issues, and women's and senior's issues. A substantial group of records documents Kelsey's work with El Centro de la Raza, a social service organization in Seattle. Materials from Kelsey's activities in the labor movement include records from her membership in Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (Secretary-Treasurer, 1985-1989; President, 1989-2001), and to her work on the Executive Board of the King County Labor Council. Records of her work on a Citizens' Panel of the Seattle City Council's World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee include interview notes, correspondence, draft documents, and reports on the preparation and planning for the WTO's ministerial meeting in Seattle in 1999. The collection also contains publications of organizations in which Kelsey was active, particularly the Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans and OPEIU Local 8.

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Restrictions on Use

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

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SERIES 1:  BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL RECORDS, 1967-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-1/10

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical files
1985-1990
1/2
Kelsey family documents
Undated
1/3
Professional notes and correspondence
1987-1994, undated
1/4
Norma and Bob Kelsey personal correspondence
1987-1994
1/5
Norma's personal file
1967-1992
1/6
Norma's personal file
1978-1989
1/7
Norma's personal file
1985-1989
1/8
Resources for personal improvement
Undated
1/9
Handwritten notes
1986-1987
1/10
Personal notes
1989-1991

SERIES 2:  CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBJECT FILES, 1974-2009Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11-4/8

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/11
General correspondence
1989-2007
1/12
General correspondence
1995-2002
1/13
General correspondence
2000-2001
1/14
1992 elections
1992
1/15
A Party Exploratory Committee
1992
1/16
AFL-CIO
1985-1987
1/17
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
1999-2001
1/18
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Awareness Group
1994
1/19
Casa Latina
2000
1/20
Cement plant
1986
1/21
Central America
1988-1991
1/22
Central America Peace Campaign membership
Undated
1/23
Central America protests
1987
1/24
Civil rights
2000-2001
1/25
Coalition of Labor Union Women
1974-2001
1/26
Coalition of Labor Union Women - Puget Sound chapter newsletter
1984-1993
1/27
Colombia trade unions information
1999-2000
1/28
Continental Airlines boycott
1988
1/29
Criminal justice reform
2000-2001
1/30
Death penalty
2000-2001
1/31
Democratic Party
2004-2006
1/32
Diversity / outreach
1996, undated
1/33
Domingo-Viernes-Jefferson Award
2000
2/1
El Salvador
1985-2001
2/2
El Salvador and Central America leadership tour
1986
2/3
The Evergreen State College Labor Center
1986-1994
2/4
Fair trade
2001
2/5
Flags of convenience / Port of Seattle
2000
2/6
Hands off My Neighbor symposium
1986
2/7
Healthcare advocacy
1991-1993
2/8
Dolores Huerta
2000
2/9
Jobs with Justice
2001
2/10
Kilusang Mayo Uno and Philippine activism
1986-1989
2/11
Labor and politics articles and essays
1980s
2/12
Labor Committee for Latin American Advancement
1996-2001
2/13
Labor Committee on Central American (LACCA)
1985-1989
2/14
Labor history
1967-2003
2/15
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)
2000-2001
2/16
Laborers International Union of North America Local 440
1989-2004
2/17
Martin Luther King / King County logo change
1999-2001
2/18
Mensa
1985-1992
2/19
Metro-Miami Action Plan
1993-1994
2/20
Mothers for Police Accountability
2000-2001
2/21
National Council of Senior Citizens
1999-2000
2/22
National Rainbow Coalition
1985-1992
2/23
Native Americans
1999-2000
2/24
Nicaragua
1984-1987
2/25
Nicaragua
1985-1991
2/26
Nicaragua activism
1987
2/27
Nicaragua labor solidarity
1985-1990, 2000
2/28
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Undated
2/29
Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office (LELO)
2000-2001
2/30
Nuclear arms race
1984
2/31
Oxfam
c. 1985
2/32
Leonard Peltier
2000
2/33
Persian Gulf crisis
1991
2/34
Philippine Workers Support Committee
1985-1988
2/35
Philippines
1989-2001
2/36
Norma and Bob Kelsey personal writings and poetry
1989-1994, undated
3/1
Poems
1987, undated
3/2
Political Rights Defense Fund
1987
3/3
Politics (Washington State)
1992-2009
3/4
Port of Seattle
2001
3/5
Press clippings
1982-2009
3/6
Pro-union materials
1985-1990
3/7
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
2004-2009
3/8
Ronald Reagan
1980-1987
3/9
Religious / Labor Coalition
1998-2000
3/10
Sally Riccobono
Restrict: privacy issues
1999-2000
3/11
Paul Robeson
2001
3/12
Salvadorean Labor Defense Network
1987-1989
3/13
Ricardo Sanchez campaign for Seattle City Council
1987
3/14
Seattle Times strike
2001
3/15
Seattle Worker Center
1991
3/16
Service Employees International Union Local 775
1989-2007
3/17
Service Employees International Union Local 775
2003
3/18
Service Employees International Union Local 775 bargaining information
2003
3/19
Shoreline Community College / University of Washington
1985-1986
3/20
SOA Watch
1999
3/21
Social Security reform
1998-1999
3/22
South Africa
1987
3/23
Soviet Union
1985-1986
3/24
Speakers bureau / media relations
1987-1991
3/25
Summer School for Trade Union Women
1989
3/26
United Farm Workers
1985-1988
3/27
United Farm Workers
1998-2000
3/28
Washington State Communist Party USA convention
2001
3/29
U.S. Nicaragua sister city conference
1987
3/30
Washington Citizen Action
2000
3/31
Washington Federation of State Employees Local 435, Fred Hyde
2002
3/32
Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans convention
2007
3/33
Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO 1991 convention (part 1 of 3)
1991
3/34
Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO 1991 convention (part 2 of 3)
1991
3/35
Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO 1991 convention (part 3 of 3)
1991
3/36
Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO
1985-1993
3/37
Washington State Labor Council Organizers' Committee materials
c. 1999
3/38
Washington Women United
1986
3/38
White House Conference on Aging (part 1 of 3)
2005
4/1
White House Conference on Aging (part 2 of 3)
2005
4/2
White House Conference on Aging (part 3 of 3)
2005
4/3
White House Conference on Aging -- Washington State delegation
2005
4/4
Women and labor / politics
1987-1988
4/5
Worker advocacy data
1988
4/6
Workers, Unions and Electronic Surveillance Conference
1986
4/7
World Trade Center mobilization
1999
4/8
Artifacts and ephemera
1975-1999
4/9-5/12
Subseries A: RECORDS OF EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA ACTIVITIES
1985/2004
Box/Folder
4/9
El Centro de la Raza
1985-1986
4/10
El Centro de la Raza
1987
4/11
El Centro de la Raza
1988
4/12
El Centro de la Raza
1989
4/13
El Centro de la Raza
1990
4/14
El Centro de la Raza
1991
4/15
El Centro de la Raza (part 1 of 2)
1992
4/16
El Centro de la Raza (part 2 of 2)
1992
4/17
El Centro de la Raza (part 1 of 2)
1993
4/18
El Centro de la Raza (part 2 of 2)
1993
4/19
El Centro de la Raza (part 1 of 3)
1994
4/20
El Centro de la Raza (part 2 of 3)
1994
4/21
El Centro de la Raza (part 3 of 3)
1994
4/22
El Centro de la Raza
1995
4/23
El Centro de la Raza
1996
4/24
El Centro de la Raza
1997
5/1
El Centro de la Raza (part 1 of 3)
1997-1998
5/2
El Centro de la Raza (part 2 of 3)
1997-1998
5/3
El Centro de la Raza (part 3 of 3)
1997-1998
5/4
El Centro de la Raza (part 1 of 2)
1998
5/5
El Centro de la Raza (part 2 of 2)
1998
5/6
El Centro de la Raza
1999
5/7
El Centro de la Raza
2000
5/8
El Centro de la Raza
2001
5/9
El Centro de la Raza
2003-2004
5/10
Grievances with Head Start program
1993-1994
5/11
El Centro de la Raza community campaign
2000-2001
5/12
Roberto Maestas
1999
5/13-6/18
Subseries B: RECORDS OF KING COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
1991/2003
Box/Folder
5/13
King County Labor Council
1991-1994
5/14
Campaign for election to King County Labor Council Board
1994
5/15
King County Labor Council
1997
5/16
King County Labor Council
1998
5/17
King County Labor Council
1999
5/18
King County Labor Council (part 1 of 3)
2000
5/19
King County Labor Council (part 2 of 3)
2000
5/20
King County Labor Council (part 3 of 3)
2000
5/21
King County Labor Council (part 1 of 4)
2001
5/22
King County Labor Council (part 2 of 4)
2001
5/23
King County Labor Council (part 3 of 4)
2001
5/24
King County Labor Council (part 4 of 4)
2001
6/1
King County Labor Council
2002-2003
6/2
King County Labor Council Bylaws Committee (part 1 of 2)
1999-2000
6/3
King County Labor Council Bylaws Committee (part 2 of 2)
1999-2000
6/4
Organizing Committee / campaigns
1998-2000
6/5
Political organizer position
2000-2001
6/6
Mobilization Committee
2001
6/7
Workers Memorial Subcommittee
Undated
6/8
Steve Williamson campaign
2000
6/9
Committee on Political Education (COPE) (part 1 of 2)
1998-2000
6/10
Committee on Political Education (COPE) (part 2 of 2)
1998-2000
6/11
Candidate interviews / election endorsements (part 1 of 2)
2000
6/12
Candidate interviews / election endorsements (part 2 of 2)
2000
6/13
King County Labor Council Political Action Committee
2000-2001
6/14
King County Union Retirees Council, AFL-CIO
1993
6/15
King County Union Retirees Council, AFL-CIO
1998
6/16
King County Union Retirees Council, AFL-CIO
1999
6/17
King County Union Retirees Council, AFL-CIO
2000
6/18
King County Union Retirees Council, AFL-CIO
2001
6/19-7/30
Subseries C: RECORDS OF OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION ACTIVITIES
1984/2013
Box/Folder
6/19
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1986-1989
6/20
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1990
6/21
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1991
6/22
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1992
6/23
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1993
6/24
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1994
6/25
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1997
6/26
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1998
6/27
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
1999
6/28
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
2000
7/1
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8 (part 1 of 2)
2001
7/2
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8 (part 2 of 2)
2001
7/3
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
2002-2007
7/4
Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8
2006-2013
7/5
Coalition to Save Local 8
1984-1985
7/6
Coalition for the Future of Local 8
1985
7/7
Grievance Appeals Committee
Restrict: privacy issues
1993-1999
7/8
Membership Action Committee
1991
7/9
Organizing Committee
1986-1997
7/10
Political Action Committee
1993-1999
7/11
Executive Board retreat
1991
7/12
Local 8 Constitution and Bylaws
1999
7/13
Financial information
1984-1991
7/14
Budget records (part 1 of 3)
1991-1992
7/15
Budget records (part 2 of 3)
1991-1992
7/16
Budget records (part 3 of 3)
1991-1992
7/17
Policies, procedures and process improvement
1982-1999
7/18
Union Representative interviews
1998
7/19
"Leadership that Works" coalition
1999-2000
7/20
Local 8 elections
1985-1990
7/21
Local 8 elections protest
1988-1990
7/22
Officer elections
1990-1991
7/23
Local 8 elections protest
2001
7/24
Fremont Public Association dispute
1990
7/25
Office and Professional International Union Locals 8 and 23 staff agreement negotiations
1989-1995
7/26
Contract with Office and Professional International Union locals
1990-1993
7/27
Trade Section master agreement
1998-2001
7/28
Trade Section contracts
2007-2013
7/29
Teresa Shannon grievance
Restrict: privacy issues
1998-2000
7/30
Union ephemera
2004, 2006
7/31-8/3
Subseries D: RECORDS OF PUGET SOUND ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS ACTIVITIES
2000/2008
Box/Folder
7/31
Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens
2000-2001
7/32
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
2004-2005
8/1
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
2005
8/2
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
2006
8/3
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans
2007-2008
8/4-9/15
Subseries E: RECORDS OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION ACCOUNTABILITY REVIEW COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
1999/2001
Box/Folder
8/4
World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting: protest organizing (part 1 of 2)
1999
8/5
World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting: protest organizing (part 2 of 2)
1999
8/6
Press clippings and downloads
1999-2000
8/7
Public Safety Committee / World Trade Organization conference / operation guide (part 1 of 2)
1999
8/8
Public Safety Committee / World Trade Organization conference / operation guide (part 2 of 2)
1999
8/9
Panel 2 interview transcripts and related documents (part 1 of 3)
2000
8/10
Panel 2 interview transcripts and related documents (part 2 of 3)
2000
8/11
Panel 2 interview transcripts and related documents (part 3 of 3)
2000
8/12
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee notes
2000
8/13
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee Panel 2
2000
8/14
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee Panel 2 correspondence, notes and minutes
2000
8/15
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee Panel 2 policy
2000
8/16
World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting Seattle Host Committee
1999-2000
8/17
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee document database
2000
8/18
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee budget
2000
8/19
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee matrix / categories
2000
8/20
World Trade Organization ARC: permits
1999-2000
8/21
World Trade Organization ARC: timelines
1999-2000
8/22
World Trade Organization ARC: police planning
1999
8/23
World Trade Organization Conference Public Safety Committee (part 1 of 3)
1999-2000
8/24
World Trade Organization Conference Public Safety Committee (part 2 of 3)
1999-2000
8/25
World Trade Organization Conference Public Safety Committee (part 3 of 3)
1999-2000
8/26
WTO Accountability Review report to the Seattle City Council
2000
8/27
R. M. McCarthy & Associates. An Independent review of the World Trade Organization disruptions in Seattle, Washington Nov. 29 - Dec 3, 1999
2000
8/28
Paul Richmond / National Lawyers Guild. Bringing in an undemocratic institution brings an undemocratic response
2000
9/1
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. Out of control: Seattle's flawed response to protests against the World Trade Organization
2000
9/2
Proposed City of Seattle legislation on events and civil emergencies
2001
9/3
Seattle Police Department after-action report / World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference
2000
9/4
Citizen group's response to Seattle's civil emergency and World Trade Organization accountability review
2000
9/5
Washington Council on International Trade response to World Trade Organization report
2000
9/6
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee Preparations and Planning Panel final report - final draft
2000
9/7
World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee Preparations and Planning Panel report
2000
9/8
Report to the Seattle City Council World Trade Organization Accountability Review Committee by the Citizens Panel on World Trade Organization Operations
2000
9/9
World Trade Organization Panel 2: questions (part 1 of 2)
2000
9/10
World Trade Organization Panel 2: questions (part 2 of 2)
2000
9/11
World Trade Organization Panel 2: matrix
2000
9/12
World Trade Organization Panel 2: report draft information (part 1 of 3)
2000
9/13
World Trade Organization Panel 2: report draft information (part 2 of 3)
2000
9/14
World Trade Organization Panel 2: report draft information (part 3 of 3)
2000
9/15
World Trade Organization N30 protest anniversary
2000
9/16-10/14
SERIES 3: PUBLICATIONS
1980/2010
Box/Folder
9/16
AFL-CIO. Common sense economics: a group study manual / facilitator's guide (part 1 of 2)
1997
9/17
AFL-CIO. Common sense economics: a group study manual / facilitator's guide (part 2 of 2)
1997
9/18
AFL-CIO. Common sense economics basic workshop instructor's guide
1998
9/19
O.P.E.I.U. Local 8 Newsletter
1983-1986
9/20
Local 8 OPEIU Journal
1986-1990
9/21
Local 8 OPEIU Journal
1991-1994
9/22
Local 8 OPEIU Journal
1995-1999
9/23
Local 8 OPEIU Journal
2000-2010
10/1
Office and Professional Employee International Union publications
1989-1998
10/2
King County Labor Council. Labor's Voice (newsletter)
1997-2003
10/3
Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens. Senior News (newsletter)
1998-2001
10/4
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans. The Retiree Advocate (newsletter)
2001-2005
10/5
Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans. The Retiree Advocate (newsletter)
2007-2009
10/6
Contra Watch
1986
10/7
El Estiliano
1990
10/8
For Peace and Solidarity
1985-1987
10/9
Gente
1991
10/10
The Monitor
1987
10/11
Somos
1985
10/12
Trabajadores
1985
10/13
Nicaragua publications
1980, undated
10/14
Laboreport on Latin America
1985-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)
  • Labor union members--Washington (State)
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--Officials and employees
  • Labor--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Kelsey, Norma L.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • AFL-CIO. King County Labor Council of Washington
  • Centro de la Raza (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 8 (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central America--Politics and government--1979-
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution)