David Olson papers, 1915-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Olson, David J., 1941-2012
Title
David Olson papers
Dates
1915-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.05 cubic feet (10 boxes and 1 oversized file)
Collection Number
5672
Summary
University of Washington professor of political science, founding chair of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
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
Processing Funded by the Labor Archives Fund, Labor Archives of Washington


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

University of Washington professor of political science, founding chair of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, scholar on urban and labor politics.

David Olson (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science and the Harry Bridges Endowed Chair Emeritus in Labor Studies. He researched state, urban and labor politics in the United States. He was the co-author or co-editor of Black Politics: The Inevitability of Conflict (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) Theft of the City: Readings in Corruption in Urban America (Indiana), Commission Politics: The Processing of Racial Crisis in America (Trans-Action Books), Governing the United States (McGraw Hill), and To Keep The Republic (McGraw Hill). He also published numerous articles on urban politics, state politics, political violence, seaport politics, congestion pricing, living wage campaigns, term limits, and labor politics. In 2005 he received the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award and in 2007 was named the inaugural Distinguished Civic Educator Award by the Washington State Senate. In 2006 Olson was knighted by the King of Norway as knight of the first class, order of merit for contributions to US/Norway scholarly exchange relations.

Outside the University, Olson advised or served as a consultant to various state, county, and municipal governments as well as community groups and the Ford Foundation on subjects ranging from evacuation under radiological emergency, to seaport organization, to publicly owned railroads, to political primary systems, to transportation organization, to trade union contract disputes.

David Olson died on Sept. 15, 2012.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials relating to the founding of the Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies at the University of Washington, research in labor, labor unions and urban politics, the Washington State blanket primary and role as an expert witness in primary election systems.

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

 

Accession No. 5672-001: David Olson Papers, 1915-2008 (bulk 1969-2008)Return to Top

6.48 cubic feet (7 boxes plus one oversized file)

Scope and Content: Materials relating to the founding of the Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies at the University of Washington, Olson's research in labor and urban politics, and his role as an expert witness in primary election systems. Three large format photographs documenting longshore techology, containerization, and the development of the Port of Seattle. One box of slides.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 2 series: SERIES 1: DAVID OLSON PERSONAL PAPERS SERIES 2: DAVID OLSON PROFESSIONAL PAPERS Series 1 includes all of David Olson's personal papers, such as pictures and projects he worked on outside of his professional career. Series 2 includes all of David Olson's professional papers, such as press clippings, his political science teaching career, labor research and the founding of the Harry Bridges Chair, as well as his role as an expert witness in several trial cases. The second series is also further subdivided into subseries and parts to establish the different categories of David Olson's professional career.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: David J. Olson

Container(s) Description Dates
SERIES 1: DAVID OLSON PERSONAL PAPERS
item
Subseries A
Personal Pictures
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5672-001
Personal Pictures
circa 1990s
folder:oversize
8 5672-001
3 photographs of Port of Seattle
undated
Subseries B
Blue Moon Tavern Preservation Society
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 5672-001
Blue Moon Tavern Preservation Society [Part I]
1989
1/3 5672-001
Blue Moon Tavern Preservation Society [Part II]
1989-1990
SERIES 2: DAVID OLSON PROFESSIONAL PAPERS
item
Subseries A
Publications by David Olson; Press Clippings about David Olson
Box/Folder Accession
1/4-1/11 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
1987-2005
1/5 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
1990-2005
1/6 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
1998-2003
1/7 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
2000
1/8 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
1981-2008
1/9 5672-001
Publications about/by David Olson
1981-2003
1/10 5672-001
Publications by/about Olson [The Future of the Public Port Authority Privatized, Federalized, or Status Quo; California Ports; Governance of US Public Ports; Economic Development and the Role of Public Enterprise; Public Port Accountability]
1968-1998
1/11 5672-001
David Olson's presentations
1970-1980
Subseries B
Service with a Smile Project: The First 50 Years of Washington Dental Service
Box/Folder Accession
1/12 5672-001
Service with a Smile [The First 50 Years of Washington Dental Service]
2003-2004
Subseries C
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
item
Part 1
Correspondence about the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Box/Folder Accession
1/13 5672-001
Robert D. Duggan Correspondence
1992-1994
1/14 5672-001
Correspondence - The Harry Bridges Chair
1991-1994
Part 2
Correspondence with Chuck Bergquist On Bridges Center
Box/Folder Accession
1/15 5672-001
Chuck Bergquist Correspondence
1992-1994
Part 3
The Harry Bridges Center
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 5672-001
Bridges Bust issue
2005-2006
1/17 5672-001
History Early years of The Harry Bridges Chair
1992-1994
2/1 5672-001
The Harry Bridges Chair
1990-1997
2/2 5672-001
Noriko Sawada Bridges: "To Be Or Not To Be (There's No Such Option)" [Poem about being interned as a Japanese American]
c. 1990
2/3 5672-001
Popular Norwegian Poems [Gus Rystad]
1974-1999
2/4 5672-001
Center for Labor Studies
1992-1994
Part 4
Conference on Harry Bridges
Box/Folder Accession
2/8 5672-001
Miscellaneous Photos, Video Recordings [Bridges Conference and Bust Dedication]
1994
2/5 5672-001
Conference on Harry Bridges [Part I]
1991-1994
2/6 5672-001
Conference on Harry Bridges [Part II]
1992-1994
2/7 5672-001
Press Clippings of Bridges Chair Dedication
1992
Part 5
Building Bridges Newsletter
Box/Folder Accession
2/9 5672-001
Building Bridges Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studies
1995-2005
2/10 5672-001
The Harry Bridges Chair [Building Bridges Newsletters, The ILWU Story]
1961-2008
Part 6
David Olson as Harry Bridges Chair
Box/Folder Accession
2/11 5672-001
David Olson (invitations)
1990-1995
2/12 5672-001
David Olson (pictures)
Undated
2/13 5672-001
Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies
1992-2005
2/14 5672-001
Letters on David Olson Appointment to Bridges Chair
1992-1993
2/15 5672-001
David Olson: New Harry Bridges Chair
1994-2007
2/16 5672-001
David Olson: Achievements [Part I]
1992-2005
2/17 5672-001
David Olson: Achievements [Part II]
1992-2006
Part 7
Labor Studies Scholarships
Box/Folder Accession
2/18 5672-001
Labor Studies Scholarships [Gundlach Scholarship, Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship, Building Bridges Newsletters]
1994-2000
2/19 5672-001
Martin Jugum
1995-2000
Part 8
Committees: Standing/Visiting for Center for Labor Studies
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 5672-001
Visiting Committee - Center for Labor Studies
1992-1994
2/21 5672-001
Standing Committee - Center for Labor Studies
1992-1994
Part 9
Working Paper and Publication of Bridges Center
Box/Folder Accession
2/22 5672-001
Working Papers for Labor Studies [Faue, Elizabeth. 1993. "Outfoxing the frost" gender, community-based organization, and the contemporary American labor movement. Seattle, Wash: Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington.]
1993-1994
Subseries D
Political Science Career
item
Part 1
Teaching Assistant Issues: Joel Allen Case and UW Teaching Assistants Strike
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 5672-001
University of Washington TA Organizing and Strike
2000
3/2 5672-001
The Joel Allen Case, Indiana
1969-1970
Part 2
Thank You Letters
Box/Folder Accession
3/3 5672-001
David Olson: Thank You Letters [Part I]
1978-2005
3/4 5672-001
David Olson: Thank You Letters [Part II]
1970-2001
Part 3
Involvement with Different Universities: Reviews of Political Science Departments, Guest Lectures, Sabbaticals, Position Offers
Box/Folder Accession
3/5 5672-001
David Olson: Involvement with Different Universities
1971-2010
3/6 5672-001
Professorship Positions and Offers from Universities [Outside Offers]
1967-1987
3/7 5672-001
Sabbatical Leave [Course Syllabi, Exams]
1972-2003
Part 4
Professorship at the University of Washington
Box/Folder Accession
3/8 5672-001
Faculty Legislative Representative
1977-1979
3/9 5672-001
David Olson Joins UW Faculty
1973-1976
3/10 5672-001
Graduate Program Revision Committee [Final Reports]
1978
3/11 5672-001
Professor and Transcripts: Series of Interviews for Academic Year 1983-1984
1983-1984
3/12 5672-001
Political Science Courses [382 Course Syllabi and Guest Lecturers]
2001-2006
3/13 5672-001
Political Science Department in the 1960s [News Articles, In the 1960s the UW Political Science Department was deeply divided. This file, cultivated by Prof. Charles Cassinelli and presented to me, charts the wores of the department]
1963-2000
3/14 5672-001
Nominations
1973-1990
Part 5
Chair of the Political Science Department
Box/Folder Accession
3/15 5672-001
Donald R Matthews: Political Science Chair
1984-2007
3/16 5672-001
Leaving the Chairmanship [Department of Political Science at the University of Washington]
1987-1989
Part 6
Correspondence with Indiana University
Box/Folder Accession
3/17 5672-001
Correspondence, Indiana University (part 1 of 2)
1969-1976
3/18 5672-001
Correspondence, Indiana University (part 2 of 2)
1969-1976
Part 7
Consultations on Various Projects
Box/Folder Accession
3/19 5672-001
Puget Sound Pilots
Undated
3/20 5672-001
Exchange with Edward C. Banfield
1971
3/21 5672-001
Expert Witness Deposition on Long Island Lighting Company
1983
3/22 5672-001
Boise State University Review
1988-1990
3/23 5672-001
Contract between David Olson and Little, Brown and Company (Inc). [Correspondence About Not Publishing " Banfield Authors" Collection of Essays Responding to The Unheavenly City]
1962-1974
3/24 5672-001
Dissertation UW: The Political Response to Race Riots in Three American Cities
1967-1968
3/25 5672-001
Washington State Transportation Commission [David Olson Agrees to Provide Facilitation Services in Support of the WSTC Retreat]
2005-2007
4/1 5672-001
Alaska Railroad Transfer from Federal to State Ownership and Operation [Olson as Expert Witness]
1982-1984
4/2 5672-001
Alaska Railroad Transfer Advisory Commission Interim Report
1983
4/3 5672-001
Twentieth Century Race Riots Presentation [Assitant Professor at Indiana University]
1972-1974
4/4 5672-001
Expert Witness Before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the United States of America Nuclear Regulation Commission in the Matter of the Long Island Lighting Company's Soreham Nuclear Power Station
1983-1984
4/5 5672-001
Shoreham Nuclear Plant
1983-1984
4/6 5672-001
Business card file
1936-1983
4/7 5672-001
Proposed Emergency Planning Contentions Modified to Reflect Revision 3 of the LILCO Plan
1984
Subseries E
Labor Research and Community Outreach
item
Part 1
Labor Bibliography
Box/Folder Accession
4/8 5672-001
Labor Bibliography
1992-1994
Part 2
Speeches: State Convention; AFL/CIO, ILWU 29th International Convention, Bridges Bust Ceremony, SPEEA Conference
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 5672-001
Speeches on Labor and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
1992-2000
4/10 5672-001
Speeches on Labor and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union
1998-2000
Part 3
Books About Labor
Box/Folder Accession
4/11 5672-001
Goldblatt, Louis, and Otto Hagel. 1963. Men and machines; a photo story of the mechanization and modernization agreement between the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union and the Pacific Maritime Association now in operation in the ports of
1963
4/12 5672-001
Pierce County Labor Centennial Committee (Pierce County, Wash.). 1989. To live in dignity: Pierce County labor, 1883-1989. Tacoma, Wash: The Committee.
1989
4/13 5672-001
DeLeon, Richard Edward. 1992. Left coast city: progressive politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991. Lawrence, Kan: University Press of Kansas.
1992
4/14 5672-001
Seattle. 1971. The Seattle general strike: an account of what happened in Seattle, and especially in the Seattle Labor Movement during the general strike, February 6 to 11, 1919. Seattle, Wash: Shorey Book Store.
1971
Part 4
Research Notes on Seattle Unions
Box/Folder Accession
4/15 5672-001
[Seattle Union Notes]
1971-2007
4/16 5672-001
Boeing Workers Strike
1994-2004
Subseries F
Research and Consultation on Port of Seattle and Seattle Waterfront Workers
item
Part 1
Port of Seattle History and Studies
Box/Folder Accession
4/17 5672-001
Port Study [with Professor Michael Denning of Indiana University]
1988-2002
4/18 5672-001
Early History of the Port of Seattle [Struggle for Public Ownership by Padraic Burke]
1977
5/1 5672-001
Port of Seattle: Properties of the Port: 1915,1916,1917
1915-1917
5/2 5672-001
Port of Seattle: Bell Street Terminal
1915
5/3 5672-001
Port of Seattle: Containerization of Waterborne Commerce [Reports and Research]
1965-1968
5/4 5672-001
Port of Seattle History [Planning and Industrial Development]
1915-1968
5/5 5672-001
Port of Seattle: Annual Report [1915, "Farmers Day"]
1915
5/6 5672-001
Port of Seattle: Annual Report [1919]
1919
5/7 5672-001
Microfilm Images [Union Images, etc.]
c. 1930s
Part 2
Research on Waterfront Strikes
Box/Folder Accession
5/8 5672-001
The San Francisco Maritime and General Strikes of 1934: A Rank-and-File Movement for Social and Economic Independence [Essay by Anne Alexandra Mini]
1988
5/9 5672-001
Labor History [American Labor, Seattle General Strike of 1919, The History of Mayday, A Brief History of U.S Asian Labor, Work on the Waterfront]
1992-2007
5/10 5672-001
1921 Strike - Seattle Daily Union Record
c. 1921
5/11 5672-001
1934 Strike - Miscellaneous
c. 1934
5/12 5672-001
1921 Strike: Miscellaneous
1921
5/13 5672-001
1920-1929 [Port of Seattle Correspondence: Kitchen Cabinet]
c. 1911-1995
5/14 5672-001
1948 Strike - The Dispatcher
1948
5/15 5672-001
1971-1972 Strike - Port of Seattle Material, etc.
1971-1973
5/16 5672-001
1971-1972 Strike - The Dispatcher
1971-1972
5/17 5672-001
1971-1972 Strike - Merle Adlum Papers [Marine Terminals Department Activity Reports July 1971- January 1972]
1971-1972
5/18 5672-001
1971-1972 Strike - Merle Adlum Papers [Port Lines and Attached Material August 12, 1971 - February 22, 1972]
1971-1972
5/19 5672-001
1934 Stirke - Fadden Papers
1934
Part 3
Port Papers and Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
5/20 5672-001
Paine vs. Port of Seattle
c. 1911-1912
5/21 5672-001
[Interdepartmental Correspondence: University of Washington]
1981
5/22 5672-001
Kerr: The Progressives of Washington [Articles]
1910-1912
5/23 5672-001
1950-1959
1957
5/24 5672-001
1970-1979 [Port of Seattle Plans and Elections]
1977
5/25 5672-001
1960-1969 [Council Advocates Pamplet]
1980-1981
Part 4
Harbor Island Episode Manuscript: Chittenden’s Personal Account
Box/Folder Accession
5/26 5672-001
Chittenden, Hiram Martin. 1915. The Harbor Island episode, a history.
c. 1915
Part 5
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Contract Documents
Box/Folder Accession
5/27 5672-001
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document [Contains Personal Inscription]
1990-1993
5/28 5672-001
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document [Contains Personal Inscription]
1993-1996
Part 6
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Box/Folder Accession
5/29 5672-001
Maximum Loads for Standard Commodities; International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
1937-1941
5/30 5672-001
Revival: The Longshore Strike and the Rise of Industrial Unionism
1934
5/31 5672-001
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
2002-2003
5/32 5672-001
International Longshore and Warehouse Union: Affiliations/Disaffiliation [Research: Solidarity and Democracy]
1937-2004
5/33 5672-001
International Longshore and Warehouse Union: Fight for Hiring Hall [Copies of newspapers]
1948-1950
5/34 5672-001
International Longshore and Warehouse Union [Union Busting, Los Angeles Daily News, Application Affliations, Solidarity and Democracy by Nowell Bamberger]
1937-1992
5/35 5672-001
International Longshore and Warehouse Union [Affliations with AFL- CIO, WFTU]
2003-2004
5/36 5672-001
Dave Beck
1993-2004
Subseries G
Research and Consultation on Blanket Primaries
item
Part 1
Washington Open Primary
Box/Folder Accession
6/1 5672-001
Washington Open Primary
2001-2005
6/2 5672-001
Washington Open Primary [Email, Press Clippings on Washington Blanket Primary/Open Primary Presentation to Council of State Governments]
2000-2005
Part 2
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed
Box/Folder Accession
6/3 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Olson as Consultant in Blanket Primary Case]
1990-2002
6/4 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Olson as Consultant in Blanket Primary Case]
2002
6/5 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Olson as Consultant in Blanket Primary Case: Deposition
2001
6/6 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Olson as Consultant in Blanket Primary Case: Deposition, Newspaper Clippings, Payment]
2001-2002
6/7 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Olson Declaration and Defense Responses]
2001
6/8 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Support/Opposition for Summary Judgement]
2001
6/9 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Support/Opposition for Summary Judgement]
2001
6/10 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Report on the Consequences of Blanket Primary, Olson Statement]
2001
6/11 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Deposition Examinations and Rules for Precinct Caucuses]
2000-2001
6/12 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Additional Court Documents, Correspondence with Jeff Evans (ADA), Olson's Curriculum Vitae
2001
6/13 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Expert Witness Disclosures, California State Open Primary Court Document, Mark A Smith (Assitant Professor) Paper]
1999-2001
6/14 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Expert Witness Testimonies, Rules for Precinct Caucuses (1996,1998,2000), Proposed Bylaws Changes]
1996-2001
6/15 5672-001
Washington State Democratic Party vs. Sam Reed [Rublican Committe of Washington, Intervenors' Responses, Comparison of Political Party Performance, Jordan Triplett Paper
2001
Part 3
Voting at the Political Party Fault Line Manuscript
Box/Folder Accession
6/16 5672-001
Voting at the Political Party Fault Line [Sprial Bound Manuscript by Bruce E. Cain, Elisabeth R. Gerber]
2002
Part 4
California and Washington State Primary
Box/Folder Accession
6/17 5672-001
California Blanket Primary and Washington Blanket Primary
1999-2008
6/18 5672-001
California Blanket Primary and Washington Blanket Primary [Newspaper Clippings and Grange Information]
2000-2001
Part 5
California Blanket Primary
Box/Folder Accession
6/19 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness Statement, California State Democratic Party vs. Bill Jones]
1997-1998
6/20 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness, California Democratic Party vs. Bill Jones (Trial Documents), Olson Curriculum Vitae, University Reporters]
1996-1997
7/1 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness: Correspondence with Kyungah Suk, Trial Brief, Federal Reporter, Newspaper Articles]
1997
7/2 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness: Correspondence with Kyungah Suk, Newspaper Articles]
1997-1998
7/3 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness: Revised Statements, Payment Agreements, Defendants' Jonit Trial Brief (Post Trial Brief),
1997-1998
7/4 5672-001
California Blanket Primary [Olson as Expert Witness: Correspondence with Kyungah Suk, Newspaper Clippings, California Democratic Party vs. Bill Jones Trial Transcript, Defendants' Joint Reply Brief]
1997
Part 6
California Democratic Party vs. Bill Jones
Box/Folder Accession
7/5 5672-001
California Democratic Party vs. Bill Jones [Deposition of David Olson]
1997

Accession No. 5672-002: David Olson papers, 1937-2006Return to Top

2.57 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Research materials and publications on Olson's research specialties of labor unions and port studies, particularly the International Longshoremen's Association and its West Coast successor, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Sandra Olson

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5672-002
"Dockers versus the Directive--The War on Europe's Waterfront"--Peter Turnball, Cadiff University
approximately 2006
1/2 5672-002
Leadership Education and Development Institute
approximately 2005-2005
1/3 5672-002
"International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Refusal to Comply with Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction in West Coast Ports--United States of America v. Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union"
2002
1/4 5672-002
Research and Presentation Materials: Labor Law and Development Prepared by Rob Remar, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Longshore Division and Contract, and Cargo-Handling Terms
approximately 2002
1/5 5672-002
Assorted Correspondence, Research Procedures, and Notes: "Union Democracy Reexamined"--Margaret Levi, David Olson, Jon Agnone, and Devin Kelly
approximately 2005-2006
1/6 5672-002
Writing and Correspondence: "Union Democracy Reexamined"--Margaret Levi, David Olson, Jon Agnone, and Devin Kelly
approximately 2006-2008
1/7 5672-002
International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association Related Subject Materials: Draft of "Showdown on the Waterfront: The 2002 West Coast Port Dispute"--Kathleen McGuinn and Dina Witter
2004
1/8 5672-002
Notes, Research, Correspondence, Consulting, Presentation Materials, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Research Including: International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association Lockout, "Mayor James K. Hahn and Mayor B
approximately 2002-2006
1/9 5672-002
"International Longshore and Warehouse Union Education Seminar History and Traditions of the Longshore Division--Palm Springs, California"
2004
1/10 5672-002
Budget, Research, Procedures, Planning, and Correspondence for "Union Democracy Reexamined"
2005
1/11 5672-002
"Some Comments by Sam Kagel on the History of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Agreements 1932-1972"--Sam Kagel
approximately 1995
1/12 5672-002
"Erosion of Trade Union Freedom Under the Law Undelivered Remarks (c. 1988) by Jimmy Herman, International Longshore and Warehouse Union International President, 1971-1991, Edited by Rob Remar, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Counsel"
approximately 1988
1/13 5672-002
Notes with Photocopies of The Dispatcher
1947-1961
1/14 5672-002
Research Materials: International Longshoremen's Association Pacific Coast District Balloting Results, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Referendum Ballots and Election Returns, The Dispatcher Locals Voting and Results
approximately 1937-1971
1/15 5672-002
Research Materials: The Dispatcher Printed with "How Locals Voted on Officers, Executive Board, and Coast Committee"
1/16 5672-002
Research Materials: History of Registration and Membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and the "Pacific Maritime ASsociation 1998 Annual Report"
1937-1998
1/17 5672-002
Email Correspondence Between Margaret Levi, David Olson, and Gene Vrana: "Longshore Traditions Conference" and Related Materials
approximately 2001-2004
1/18 5672-002
"Inducing Preferences Within Organizations: The Case of Unions"--Margaret Levi, with Notes by David Olson
2003
1/19 5672-002
International Longshore and Warehouse Union: "1994 International and Coast Committee Referendum Elections", "Report of the International Balloting Committee"--1997, "History of Shoreside Registration - By Occupation by International Longshore and Wareho
1945; approximately 1994-1997
1/20 5672-002
Research Materials: International Longshore and Warehouse Union Election Dataset Codebook"--Heather A. Larsen, "Average Membership Pacific Coast Longshore and Ship Clerks Locals, ILWU 1946-1949", "The Party Circuit"--Arther Schlesinger Jr., Emails, and N
1946-1949; 1995-2004
1/21 5672-002
"From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Dock" Pamphlet, Harry Bridges Institute News, and "How the Union Works"--The Dispatcher
1994-2005
2/1 5672-002
Letters: Search Committee for Executive Directors of Washington Public Ports Association
1992 September 30-October 13
2/2 5672-002
Pat Parrish Lee Speech, 7th Draft: "Managing Alaska Ports and Terminals Presented to Operations and Finance Panel at Maritime Alaska '81 Conference, September 22, 1981"
Approximately 1981 September
2/3 5672-002
Letters of thanks from Pat Davis, Port Commissioner, to David Olson for campaign contributions
1997 August 18
2/4 5672-002
Comparative Analysis of West Coast Ports, Michael Denning, David Olson
1988 November
2/5 5672-002
An Assessment of Strategic Issues, Commission Session, Michael Denning and David Olson (Port of Seattle)
1995 October 3
2/6 5672-002
ODYSSEY, The Maritime Discovery Center. Pamphlet, letters concerning David Olson's joining Odyssey Board of Directors, Nominating Committee Report, David Olson's resignation from the Board.
2001
2/7 5672-002
Letter from Patricia Davis, Commissioner of Port of Seattle, to David, included photograph
1988 October 16
2/8 5672-002
Correspondence with Port of Seattle from David Olson's files
1979
2/9 5672-002
Letters from David Olson to Port of Seattle regarding publication of "Comparative Analysis of West Coast Ports"
1988 October 26-November 16
2/10 5672-002
Contract with Port of Seattle (letters, memos, June 1982 issue of Import
1979 July 24-1987 August 25
2/11 5672-002
Correspondence with the University of Washington
1979 January 24-1980 April 18
2/12 5672-002
Port In a Storm, An Historical Review of the Founding of the Port of Seattle" Includes a separate 2 page forward by Richard D. Ford. published 2010, March 29
1981 September 5; 2010 March 29
2/13 5672-002
Executive Director Richard Ford's Retirement from Port of Seattle and Appointment as Faculty at University of Washington
1983-1985
2/14 5672-002
David Olson Papers: "Governance of US Public Ports: A Preliminary Survey of Key Issues", Executive Officer Appraisal Systems","Public Port Accountability"
Approximately 1990-1992
2/15 5672-002
David Olson's Correspondence. Includes emails, press releases from the Port of Seattle, letter from Tay Yoshitani, publicity items describing 1007 Port performance, preparation for panel discussion (Comparative Analysis of Seattle and Los Angeles) in Los
2006-2008
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Union Democracy Reexamined, Margaret Levi, David Olson and their Team. Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. University of Washington, Seattle
2004 September 27
2/17 5672-002
Quote (David Olson): Single copied page titled "Labor" about ILWU members. "They see themselves as lords of the docks." Book not named, no page number
Approximately 1985-2005
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Letters among David Olson, Margaret Levi, Joe Wenzl, Gene Vrana. (Includes handwritten note about 1/15/03 phone conversation)
2003 January 15-2004 January 4
2/19 5672-002
Letters in preparation for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Conference Education Seminar on the History and Traditions of the ILWU Longshore Division, beginning January 15, 2004.
2003 November 26 - December 5
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"Instructors outline" ILWU Leadership Education and Development Institute: Tools and Traditions of Democracy. Palm Springs, California
2005 September 19-23
2/21 5672-002
Letter exchange: Peter Saltzman and David Olson, after tentative settlement: United States v. Pacific Maritime Association et al (and one short, handwritten note itemizing legal charges)
2002 November 12-December 10
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David Olson's Sabbatical Leave Application.to the University of Washington to serve as Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 - 1996
1994 October 25
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Lecture notes, printed and handwritten, email arranging attendance, ILWU printed materials (All found clipped together in David Olson's files)
2008
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The 2002 ILWU Contract: Evolving Industrial Relations Among West Coast USA Longshore Workers. David J. Olson
2006 May
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"Administration should keep clear of dock fight." by David J. Olson, Special to The Times
Approximately 2002
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Letter from University of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies offering David P. Olson a research grant.
2002 August 28
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Journal of Commerce article : Why locals rejected ILWU contract" by Bill Mongelluzzo
1996 August 23
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Purposes and Objectives (Port of Seattle): Printed information, pamphlets, letters Including letter of agreement to Professor Olson to hire him as research consultant, certificate of appreciation.
1980
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University of Alaska: Correspondence regarding "Maritime Alaska '81, Maritime Commerce and Port Development Conference" in Anchorage
1981
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Port Governance Roundtable Agenda
1992 November 10
2/31 5672-002
League of Women Voters of the San Juans. Announcement of David Olson's presentation, and news release
1993 September 11
2/32 5672-002
U.S. Public Enterprise: Accountability and Efficiency, David J. Olson. Table of contents
approximately 1992-1993
2/33 5672-002
Letter from David J. Olson to Paige Miller of the Port of Seattle Commission, regarding the appraisal system for the Executive Officer of the Port of Seattle
1992 March 16
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David Olson's letter to Mic R. Dinsmore, recommending that the Port of Seattle recognize Richard D. Ford's career and contributions
2005 March 28
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International Longshore and Warehouse Union letter of thanks from Gene Vrana to David J. Olson. (Mentions the video WE ARE THE ILWU, and David Olson's recent cancer diagnosis)
1997 November 20
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Letter from David J. Olson to James D. Dwyer of Washington Dental Service regarding retainer for consulting services
2003 October 30``
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ILWU Leadership Education and Development Institute. Outline for presentations at Palm Springs, California scheduled for September 19 through 23, 2005
2005 September
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The Processing of Racial Crisis in America. Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson, Politics and Society 6, pages 79-103
1976
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CITIZEN GRIEVANCE LETTERS AS A GUBERNATORIAL CONTROL DEVICE IN WISCONSIN. David J. Olson, Indiana University, Journal of Politics, Volume 31
1969
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INTRODUCING PREFERENCES WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS: THE CASE OF UNIONS. Margaret Levi, Professor of International Studies, University of Washington. Working Paper number 16
2003 February
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Ghetto Revolts. Edited by Peter H. Rossi. Published by Aldine Publishing Company. Copyright 1970
1970
2/42 5672-002
Discourse...A Review of the Liberal Arts, Winter 1970. Volume XIII, No. 1 (article by David J. Olson on pages 20 - 27: Changing Political Processes, Channels, Structures and the System.)
1970
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RIOT COMMISSION POLITICS, Institute for research on POVERTY. Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson. The University of Wisconsin, Volume 6, No. 9, July - August, 1969
1969
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WORKING USA, The Journal of Labor and Society, Winter 2002 - 3 (Article: Living Wage Campaigns and Laws, by Margaret Levi, David J. Olson, and Erich Steinmen, pages 111 - 132)
2002-2003
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Indiana University Founder Day Ceremonial (booklet with pamphlets, news articles, color photographs, letter from David Sandee Maia found tucked into its pages)
1973 April 18
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INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON POVERTY. On the Politics of Riot Commissions, Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson. DISCUSSION PAPERS, the University of Wisconsin. Prepared for presentation at the Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 3
1968
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DID BANFIELD RUN RIOT IN WRITING "RIOTING MAINLY FOR FUN AND PROFIT"? David J. Olson, Indiana University (revised version of paper delivered in 1971)
1971
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Transaction, Social Science and Modern Society, July/August, 1969. Article by Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson: RIOT COMMISSION POLITICS found on pages 9 - 21
1969
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Scrapbook Loose Items: Personal Letters and Messages
approximately 1959-1973
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Scrapbook Loose Items: Newspaper Articles Featuring David Olson
approximately 1951-1982
2/51 5672-002
Scrapbook Loose Items: 3 Washington Apples advertising posters. Yakima and Tieton, Washington
approximately 1959-1973
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Scrapbook Loose Items: Photographs of David Olson as a Child and Teen
approximately 1951-1960
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Scrapbook Loose Items: Photographs of David Olson and Classmates at Concordia
approximately 1962-1963
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Scrapbook Loose Items: The Black Family Reunion at Juanita Lake, North Dakota- Program and Historic Family Photo Print Outs.
2009 July 18-19
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Scrapbook Loose Items: West Fargo High School Class of 1959, 25th Reunion Booklet
1984
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Scrapbook Loose Items: West Fargo High School Class of 1959 20th and 25th Reunion Group Photographs
1979, 1984
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Indiana University Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XXI, No. 9 Featuring Article on David Olson and Distinguished Teaching Award
1973 May 11
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Scrapbook of David Olson's Years at Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota: Newsclippings and Memorabilia
approximately 1961-1963

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  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union--History--Archives
  • International Longshoremen's Association--History--Archives
  • Port of Seattle--History--Archives
  • University of Washington. Center for Labor Studies--History--Archives
  • University of Washington. Department of Political Science--History--Archives
  • Washington Dental Service--History--Archives
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