Richard J. Brooks Papers, 1956-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brooks, Richard J
Title
Richard J. Brooks Papers
Dates
1956-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.62 cubic feet
8 boxes, one vertical file, one oversize folder, one mapcase folder
Collection Number
2903 (Accession No. 2903-005)
Summary
Papers of a Seattle businessman and enrivonmentalist
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

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Richard J. Brooks (1923-2001) was a Seattle businessman and inventor who was also active in a variety of regional environmental causes. He founded Chemithon Corporation, an industrial equipment manufacturing company, and was president of the company for thirty years. In 1982, he started Brooks Rand, Ltd., a company which specializes in chemical process development and trace metal analysis. Brooks obtained over thirty United States patents on chemical engineering-related inventions during his career. He was a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for the Seattle City Council, consultant to the City of Seattle for the Gas Works Park cleanup efforts, and a member of the Union Bay Preservation Coalition, a neighborhood organization, from approximately 1992 to 1999. From approximately 1973 to 1990, Brooks was on the board of directors of the North Cascades Conservation Council, through which he became involved in issues such as the opposition to raising Ross Dam on the Skagit River in Washington. He also worked independently on such causes as fighting Interstate-90 freeway expansion in King County, Washington and the expansion of the West Point Treatment Facility in Seattle, Washington by the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (METRO).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Brooks' papers document his activities as a businessman and environmentalist. He was concerned with the preservation of wilderness areas, and many urban enviromental issues. This concern is reflected in his correspondence and several files in his personal papers. Subject files contain papers and reference material from his involvement with Gas Works Park, Interstate-90, METRO's sewage treatment facilities, and Ross Dam, among other civic projects. Many of the same correspondents appear in the subject files as in the general correspondence. Letters from North Cascades Conservation Council members appear in the general correspondence and some subject files, such as Stehekin, as well as the North Cascades Conservation Council series. Major correspondents include: Patrick Goldsworthy, Richard Haag, Henry M. Jackson, Grant McConnell, Charles Royer, Seattle City Light, and the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Regional Office.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal Papers , 1956-2000 (bulk 1968-2000)Return to Top

Arranged by type of record.
Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
1/1
Adams, Brock
1968-1990
1/2
Belcher, Jennifer
1992
1/3
Benson, George E.
1979-1990
1/4
Bonker, Don
1976
1/5
Bricklin & Gendler
1988-1992
1/6
British Columbia - Seattle Negotiations
1977-1980
1/7
Chandler, Rod
1984-1988
1/8
Donaldson, Sue
1994-1999, undated
1/9
Evans, Daniel J.
1970-1995
1/10
Goldsworthy, Patrick D.
1986-1999, undated
1/11
Gore, Al
1993
1/12
Gorton, Slade
1982-1995
1/13
Grant County Planning Department
1977-1978
1/14
Haag, Richard
1984-2000
1/15
Hill, Tim
1970-1991
1/16
Jackson, Henry M.
1964-1983
1/17
King County Council
1977-1996
1/18
Kraabel, Paul
1976-1988
1/19
Kruckeberg, Arthur R.
1990, undated
1/20
Lamphere, Phyllis
1969-1972
1/21
Lowry, Mike
1979-1988
1/22
Magnuson, Warren G.
1968-1979
1/23
Manning, Harvey
1968-1993, undated
1/24
McConnell, Grant and Jane
1974-1989, undated
VF
2718
McConnell, Grant and Jane
Restricted due to personal privacy concerns.
1990
Box/Folder
1/25
McDermott, James A.
1975-1995
1/26
Meeds, Lloyd
1975-1976
1/27
Miller, John R.
1976-1990
1/28
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (Washington)
1968-1997
1/29
Mount Rainier National Park
1974-1999, undated
1/30
North Cascades National Park
1977-1998
1/31
Okanogan National Forest (Washington)
1966-1999
1/32
Olympic National Park (Washington)
1968-1999
1/33
Pritchard, Joel M.
1975-1980
1/34
Royer, Charles
1978-1988
1/35
Seattle City Council
1969-1999
1/36
Seattle City Light
1968-1987
1/37
Seattle Department of Engineering
1972-1996, undated
1/38
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
1969-1999
1/39
Seattle Mayor
1974-1980
1/40
Seattle Times
1968-1999, undated
1/41
Seattle Water Department
1975-1988
1/42
Sierra Club
Includes letters from the Pacific Northwest Chapter, the Pacific Northwest Representative, and the Sierra Club Foundation.
1973-1978
1/43
Spellman, John
1970-1983
1/44
Street, Jim
1985-1995
1/45
Thorpe, Silvia
1986-1988, undated
1/46
Uhlman, Wesley C.
1970-1974
1/47
United States Army Corps of Engineers
1970-1990
1/48
United States Federal Energy Administration
1974-1979
1/49
United States Forest Service
1965-1999
1/50
United States Forest Service, Darrington Ranger District
1989-1995
1/51
United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region
1966-1990
1/52
United States Forest Service, Winthrop Ranger District
1985-1994
1/53
United States National Park Service
1973-1998
1/54
Washington State Department of Ecology
1978-2000
1/55
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
1975-1990
1/56
Wenatchee National Forest (Washington)
1972-1995
1/57
Williams, Jeanette Klemptner
1974-1989
1/58-67
Miscellaneous A-S
2/1
Miscellaneous T-Z
2/2
Unidentified
1965-1989, undated
Environmental Impact Statements
Box/Folder
2/3-4
Copper Creek
2/5-6
Pickering Corporate Park
1985
2/7
Weyerhaeuser/Gifford Pinchot National Forest Plan
1974
Box/Folder
2/8
Court Papers: Robertson vs. Methow Valley Citizens Council
1988
2/9
Manual: King County Surface Water Design Manual
1989
2/12
Reports
1977-1988
2/11
Newsletters
1970-1993
2/12
Statements
1975-1986
2/13
Speeches and Writings
1981-1993, undated
2/14
Writings of Others
1969-1987
Subject Files
Box/Folder
2/15-16
Arboretum, Seattle, Washington
1972-1974, undated
Gasworks Park, Seattle, Washington
Box/Folder
2/17-22
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Richard Haag.
1984-2000, undated
2/23
Reports
1996-2000, undated
2/24
Legal Documents
1997-2000, undated
2/25
Newsletters
1988-2000, undated
2/26
Notes
1998, undated
3/1
Background/Reference Information
1989-2000, undated
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Background/Reference Information
1989-2000, undated
Box/Folder
3/2
Clippings
1989-2000, undated
Box/Folder
3/3-4
Green Lake, Seattle, Washington
1980-1995, undated
3/5
Interlaken Boulevard, Seattle, Washington
1986-1987
Interstate-90
Concerns Brooks' opposition to the design and location of the Interstate-90 expansion through Snoqualmie Pass.
Box/Folder
3/6-7
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Irving M. Clark, Ron Sims, and Richard Aramburu.
1970-1976, undated
3/8-9
Court Papers
1972-1975, undated
3/10
Reports
1968-1972
3/11
Writings
undated
3/12
Notes
undated
3/13
Visual Materials on Autobahn Construction
Includes seventeen mostly black-and-white photographs of German highway construction, as well as three technical drawings and five color postcards of German viaducts.
1965-1969, 1973, undated
3/14
Background/Reference Information
1971-1973, undated
3/15
Clippings
1972-1975, undated
VF:oversize
Oversize VF 72
Clippings
1972-1975, undated
Box/Folder
3/16
John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders
1992, undated
3/17
Lake Sammamish, Washington
1988-1991, undated
3/18
Logger's Point (Stehekin)
1982-1999, undated
May Valley Lawsuit
Lawsuit against King County and Burnstead Construction Company concerning the issue of drainage management on the South Firs property owned by Burnstead Construction Company in May Valley, Washington.
Box/Folder
3/19-20
General Correspondence
1983-1996, undated
3/21
Legal Documents
1985-1988, undated
3/22
Financial Records
1984-1985, 1992
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Maps
1989, undated
Box/Folder
3/23
Notes
1984-1985, undated
3/24
Background/Reference Information
1983-1988, undated
3/25
Clippings
1985, undated
Box/Folder
3/26
Milwaukee Road (Railroad) Corridor
1984-1986
3/27
Mines
1989-1997, undated
Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, Sewage Treatment
Mostly concerning West Point Sewage Treatment Plant.
Box/Folder
3/28-4/1
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Citizens to Save Interbay, Robert E. Rindall, Michael W. Geuder
1985-1999, undated
4/2-3
Hearings: Seattle City Council
1990
Legal Documents
Box/Folder
4/4
Shorelines Hearings Board
1990, undated
4/5
Consent Decree
1991
4/6
Court of Appeals: Appellant's Brief
undated
4/7
Miscellaneous
1989, undated
Box/Folder
4/8
Reports
1988-1997, undated
Newsletters
Box/Folder
4/9
Monitor
1988-1993
4/10
Update: West Point Secondary Facilities Project
1989-1991
Box/Folder
4/11
Financial Records
1987-1991
4/12
Speeches and Writings
1989-1991, undated
4/13
Maps
1989, undated
4/14
Notes
1986-1991, undated
4/15-16
Background/Reference Information
1983-1999, undated
4/17
Clippings
1988-1996, undated
Box/Folder
4/18
Olympic National Park/Quileute Reservation Boundary Issue
1999-2000, undated
4/19
Pratt River Valley, Washington
1988-1990, undated
4/20
Public Land Law Statement (Chemithon Corporation)
1967
4/21
Ravenna Creek, Seattle, Washington
1997-1998, undated
4/22
Redwoods National Park, California
1967-1968
4/23
San Juan Island Historical Park, Washington
1964-1965
Seattle City Light/High Ross Dam
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
4/24-25
John M. Nelson
1968-1970
4/26-29
Miscellaneous
1968-1980, undated
Reports
Box/Folder
4/30
Power Generation Alternatives
undated
4/31
Miscellaneous
1969-1972, undated
Box/Folder
5/1
Environmental Impact Statement: Means of Meeting Peak Electrical Demands
1980
5/2
Statements
1969-1974
5/3
Statements of Others
1970
5/4
Speeches and Writings
1968-1970, undated
5/5
Speeches and Writings of Others
1969-1972, undated
5/6
Legal Documents
1967-1973
5/7
News Releases
1969-1970
5/8
Newsletters
1970, undated
5/9
Notes
1969-1973, undated
5/10
Subject File: City Light Economics
1966-1971, undated
5/11
Background/Reference Information
1969-1972, undated
5/12
Clippings
1969-1980, undated
Box/Folder
5/13
Seattle Commons
1996, undated
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Seattle Commons
1996, undated
Solid Waste
Box/Folder
5/14-15
General Correspondence
1956, 1969-1975, 1982-1984, 1997, undated
5/16-17
Reports
1970-1982
5/18
Proposals
1971-1972, undated
5/19
Speeches and Writings
1970-1971, undated
5/20
Conference and Convention Files: Steel Can Recycling Demonstration
1972
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Drawings
1970-1971, undated
Box/Folder
5/21
Notes
1970-1972, undated
5/22-24
Background/Reference Information
1966-1984, undated
5/25
Photograph
One 4x6" color photograph by Linn Emrich "from a video tape" taken (aerially?) looking south from Lake Sammamish, showing Squak Mountain, Tiger Mountain, Issaquah, and the proposed incinerator site.
1987
5/26
Clippings
1970-1973, undated
Box/Folder
5/27
Spectron, Inc.
1985, undated
Stehekin (Washington)
Box/Folder
5/28-29
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Harvey Manning, Grant McConnell, David Fluharty, James McConnell, and North Cascades National Park.
1988-1999, undated
6/1-2
Background/Reference Information
1989-1996, undated
Box/Folder
6/3
R.H. Thomson Expressway, Washington
1964-1965
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
R.H. Thomson Expressway, Washington
1964-1965
Trails
Mostly concerns proposed Arboretum/Lakeside trail in Seattle, Washington.
Box/Folder
6/4-5
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Bricklin & Gendler and Seattle City Council members Jeanette Williams and Nicholas Licata.
1987-2000, undated
6/6
Reports
1996-1998, undated
6/7
Design Criteria for the Arboretum-Lakeside Trail
1986-1987, undated
6/8
Legal Documents
1988-1999, undated
6/9
Maps
1997, undated
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Maps
1997, undated
Box/Folder
6/10
Notes
1996, undated
6/11
Background/Reference Information
Includes two color polaroid snapshots, one of 6th Avenue North, Seattle, Washington, the other unidentified.
1988-1997, undated
6/12
Clippings
1988-2000, undated
Vyzis Project (Lake Sammamish, Washington)
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
6/13
Indexed
Includes Brooks' correspondence index.
1986
6/14
Miscellaneous
1986-1993, undated
Box/Folder
6/15
Reports
1986, undated
6/16
Legal Documents
1986, undated
6/17
Architectural Drawings
1986, undated
mapcase:oversize
Drawer 19
Architectural Drawings
1986, undated
Box/Folder
6/18
Notes
1987, undated
6/19
Background/Reference Information
Includes 4 aerial color photographs, unidentified but presumably showing the site of the proposed office park.
1986, undated
Box/Folder
6/20
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
1990, undated
6/21
Washington Transportation Partners
1994
6/22
West Seattle Freeway, Arvid Grant Plan
undated
Box/Folder
6/23
Resolutions
1982
6/24
News Releases
1982, 1997
6/25
Lists
undated
6/26
Conference: Sustainable Forestry Roundtable
1990
6/27
Maps
1991, undated
6/28
Zoning Documents
1989-1990
6/29
Notes
undated
6/30
Receipts
undated
6/31
Business Cards
undated
6/32
Ephemera
undated
6/33
Miscellany
1987-1990
6/34-35
Clippings
1969-2000, undated

Union Bay Preservation Coalition Records, 1974-2000 (bulk 1989-1996)Return to Top

Arranged by type of record.

Concerns Madison Bay Estates in Seattle, Washington and development by Cosmos Development and Administrative Corporation.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/36-40
General Correspondence
Correspondents include Paul Sikora and Briklin & Gendler.
1991-2000, undated
6/41
Agenda: Open Space and Trails Bond Program Citizens Oversight Committee
1993
Court Papers
Box/Folder
6/42
City of Seattle Hearing Examiner: MUP 92-047
1992-1993, undated
6/43
City of Seattle Hearing Examiner: No. 8906979, 8906981
undated
6/44
King County Superior Court: No. 93-2-02012-1
1993, undated
6/45-7/1
King County Superior Court: No. 94-2-18934-4
1994
7/2-3
Washington State Shorelines Hearing Board: No. 92-51
1993-1994, undated
7/4
Washington State Supreme Court: No. 62064-4
1994-1996, undated
Reports
Box/Folder
7/5
Progress Reports
undated
7/6
Miscellaneous
1992
Box/Folder
7/7
Environmental Impact Statement: Madison Estates
1992
7/8
Permits
1992-1995, undated
7/9
Laws and Regulations
1989-1991, undated
7/10
Speeches and Writings
1992-1993, undated
7/11
Membership Records
1994, undated
7/12
Financial Records
1993-1996
7/13
Newsletters
1992-1994
7/14
Maps
undated
7/15
Photograph
Printed copy of large color aerial photograph of the Union Bay Project in Seattle, Washington.
undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder
7/16
Cosmos Settlement
1992-1994, undated
7/17
Department of Licensing - Cosmos
1994-1995, undated
7/18
Funding/Bullitt Foundation Application
1974, 1988, 1993-1995, undated
7/19-21
Johnson Property - Cosmos Development
1989-1992, undated
7/22
Madison Point Retirement Group
1993-1994, undated
Box/Folder
7/23
Notes
1992-1994, undated
7/24
Ephemera
undated
7/25
Miscellany
1992-1996, undated
7/26
Clippings
1993-1995

North Cascades Conservation Council Records, 1966-1995Return to Top

Arranged by type of record.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/27
Organizational Features
1984
7/28
Outgoing Letters
1991-1993
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
7/29
Fluharty, David
1985-1995
7/30
Goldsworthy, Patrick
1973-1990, undated
7/31
Jackson, Henry M.
1966-1971
7/32
Meeds, Lloyd
1968-1973
7/33
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (Washington)
1968-1989
7/34-36
Miscellaneous A - W
Correspondents include Brock Adams, Warren G. Magnuson, and Thomas M. Pelly.
1966-1977, 1984, 1992-1994
Box/Folder
8/1
Minutes
1973-1990
Reports
Box/Folder
8/2
Financing of Washington's Highways
1974
8/3
High Ross Dam - Initial Brief of North Cascades Conservation Council
1975
8/4
International Joint Commission - Raising Ross Lake
1971
Box/Folder
8/5
Proposals
1967-1970
8/6
Statements
1968-1985, undated
8/7
Speeches and Writings
1968, undated
8/8
News Release
1967
8/9
Newsletter: The Edelweiss, Alpine Lakes Protection Society
1970
8/10
Notes
undated
8/11
Miscellany
1967-1971, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservationists--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Environmental protection--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • National parks and reserves--Washington (State)
  • Roads--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Brooks, Richard J.--Archives
  • Goldsworthy, Patrick D. (Patrick Donovan), 1919- --Correspondence
  • Haag, Richard--Correspondence
  • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983--Correspondence
  • McConnell, Grant--Correspondence
  • Royer, Charles, 1939- --Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle
  • Seattle City Light--Correspondence
  • United States. National Park Service. Pacific Northwest Region--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gas Works Park (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Interstate 90
  • Ross Dam (Wash.)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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