Donald S. Voorhees papers, 1968-1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Voorhees, Donald S
Title
Donald S. Voorhees papers
Dates
1968-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.83 cubic feet
Collection Number
4456 (Accession No. 4456-001)
Summary
Papers of a Seattle attorney and civic activist who was a leader in the effort to acquire a site for the city's Discovery Park.
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

The papers are open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Donald S. Voorhees was a civic activist; an attorney in the Seattle law firm of Riddell, Williams, Voorhees, Ivie and Bullitt; and a U.S. District Court judge. He was a member of the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners (pre-1974) and chaired Citizens for Fort Lawton Park (1968-1970) and the Seattle mayor’s Fort Lawton Park Citizens’ Advisory Committee (1970-1973). Voorhees died in 1989.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers concern Vorhees's leadership in an effort to acquire the site of a former Army post in metropolitan Seattle for a city park that later became Discovery Park. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, speeches and writings, news releases, newsletters, legislation, maps, photographs, plans and proposals, publications, and clippings, 1968-1986.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Donald S. Voorhees Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Historical information
Box/Folder
1/1
Discovery Park
1969-1974
1/2
Fort Lawton
1970-1985
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/3
Adams, Brock
1968-1972
1/4
Citizens Committee for Fort Lawton Park
1968-1970
1/5
Friends of Discovery Park
1974-1986
1/6
Jackson, Henry M.
1968-1972
1/7
Magnuson, Warren G.
1968-1970
1/8
Seattle Parks and Recreation Department
1969-1986
1/9
Uhlman, Wes C.
1970-1971
1/10-20
Miscellaneous chronological
1968-1986
Minutes
Box/Folder
1/21
Magnolia Community Club, Parks Committee
1969
1/22
Seattle Park Commissioners Board
1973
1/23
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees
1897
Box/Folder
1/24
Notecards - speeches
undated
1/25
News releases
1972-1973
1/26
Campaign materials - Jackson, Henry M.
1982
1/27
By-laws, Friends of Discovery Park
1974
1/28
Speeches and writings
undated
1/29
Writings of others
1969-1982
Newsletters
Box/Folder
2/1
Between Friends
1977-1986
2/2
Lawton Park News
1972-1973
2/3
Miscellaneous chronological
1968-1993
Box/Folder
2/4
Mailing lists
1968-1970
2/5
Court papers
undated
2/6
Legislation
1969-1971
2/7
Maps
1970-1979
2/8-9
Plans and proposals
1969-1986
2/10
Photographs -Discovery Park opening/aerial views of Fort Lawton
1973, undated
3/1
Subject series - access routes to Fort Lawton Park
1973
3/2
Ephemera
1970-1971
3/3-6
Clippings
1969-1986

Fort Lawton Park Citizens' Advisory Committee, 1970-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/7

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Abandoned military reservations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle--Citizen participation
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Land use--Washington (State)--Seattle--Planning
  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Planning--Citizen participation
  • Public lands--Recreational use--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
  • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
  • Voorhees, Donald S.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Friends of Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • Geographical Names :
  • Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Fort Lawton (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • Maps
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • proposals
  • writings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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