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Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records, 1946-1976

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association
Title
Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records
Dates
1946-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 containers., (6.5 linear feet of shelf space.), (8475 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 349
Summary
Administrative, financial and membership records, correspondence, committee and section records, and photographs and other newsletter editorial materials of an anti-pollution association affiliated with the Water Pollution Control Federation
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library 5610
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Concerned over the growing pollution of the rivers and streams of the north-west, a number of individuals in business and industry, public health and academia, met in Eugene, Oregon in May 1934 and established an organization to promote clear waters and public awareness regarding pollution problems. The first annual meeting of the Northwest Conference on Stream Pollution, as the organization was called, met in Lewiston, Idaho on May 15, 1935. At this first annual meeting, the members adopted a constitution and elected Carl E. Green president.

From its initial meeting in 1934 the organization has grown steadily from 20 members to over 1,200 in 1975. The organization has experienced a number of name changes during its history which indicated the changing attitudes and concerns toward the problem of pollution. At the first annual meeting in 1935, the membership changed the organizational name from the Northwest Conference on Stream Pollution to the Pacific Northwest Sewage Works Association. The scope of the organization broadened in 1951 when it became the Pacific Northwest Sewage and Industrial Waste Association. The final name change came at the annual meeting in 1959 when, in an attempt to stimulate public interest in the problems of pollution, the membership voted to change the organizational name to the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association (PNPCA).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association include both material from the office files and from the newsletter editor files. The collection includes material from the period 1946 through 1976, with the bulk of the material covering the period from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. In all, there are seven major series. The first series, the administrative records of the organization, is divided into four sub-series: general information, including the constitution and by-laws, past officers, and history of the organization during the period from 1960 to 1970; executive committee and annual business meetings, including minutes and treasurer's reports from 1965 to 1971; financial records, including bills, cancelled checks, and receipts from 1964 to 1976; and membership records, including lists and membership applications from the period 1963 through 1976. second series, correspondence, is divided into three sub-series: general correspondence for the period 1967 through July 1976; officer's correspondence from 1967 to 1972; and correspondence with the national organization, the Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF), during the period 1965 through 1971. The third series deals with committees of the PNPCA. Material in this series includes some correspondence, lists of committee officers, awards, minutes of meetings, and committee business. This material includes the period from 1963 to 1971 with the bulk of the material covering the period 1967 through 1971. The fourth series deals with the regional divisions of the PNPCA; members from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are organized into four regional areas which in turn are divided into sections. There are eleven sections in the PNPCA. The material in the section series includes some correspondence, lists of officers, and minutes of section meetings. The fifth series is composed of material concerned with the annual meeting. This series includes an annual meeting manual, arrangement and program correspondence, financial and business information, annual programs from 1946 through 1970 and 1975-1976, papers presented at annual meetings, 1966-1971, a registration book from 1950, and registration forms and receipts from 1955. The sixth series includes material from the newsletter, such as correspondence (1965-1971), a mailing list from 1968-1969, the newsletter in manuscript form from April 1969 through December 1976, and in published form from April 1956 through December 1976 (with the exception of some of the later issues). The final series is that of photographs of various events, such as annual meetings and awards presentations sponsored by the PNPCA.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 349, Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1960-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Information
1960-1974
Box Folder
1 1
Constitution, Amendments, and By-Laws
15
1 2
PNPCA Memoranda
15
1974-1975
1 3
Reports of the President and Treasurer
5
1964
1 4
PNPCA Past Presidents
20
1965; 1968
1 5
PNPCA Minutes, Secretary-Treasurer
5
1969-1971
1 6
Secretary-Treasurer, Instructions
60
1969
1 7
Secretary Data
25
1964-1967
1 8
Inventory
3
1967; 1968; 1971
1 9
State Directory Nominations
40
1969-1970
1 10
Idaho State Director
5
1 11
Oregon State Director
2
1 12
Washington State Director
5
1 13
National Directors
15
1969-1971
1 14
National Directors
2
1969
1 15
Section Directors
5
1969-1970
1 16
PNPCA, Miscellaneous
20
1975
1 17
PNPCA, Miscellaneous
55
1964-1969
1 18
Reference and Yearbooks
2
1960; 1963
1 19
PNPCA History, Clear the Waters
1
1976
1 20
PNPCA History, Rough Draft
1
1 21
Scrapbook Material
15
Executive Committee and Annual Business Meetings
1965-1971
Box Folder
1 22
PNPCA Board
95
1971
1 23
Business
15
1970
1 24
Executive Committee Meetings
30
1969-1970
1 25
PNPCA, Executive Committee Business Session
10
1969
1 26
Annual Business Meeting
2
1969
1 27
Executive Business Meetings
35
October 1968-June 1969
1 28
Executive Committee
60
April 1965-November 1969
1 29
Executive Committee Meeting
8
1968
1 30
Annual Business Meeting
5
1968
1 31
Annual Business Meeting
1
October 1967
1 32
Executive Committee Meeting
10
June 3, 1967; October 28, 1967
1 33
Executive Committee Meeting
20
June 1966
1 34
Annual Business Meeting
20
1966
1 35
Annual Business Meeting
3
1965
Financial Records
1964-1976
Box Folder
1 36
Receipts
45
August 1975-January 1976
1 37
Bills
40
November 1969-October 1971
1 38
Bills and Bank Statements
90
1970-1971
1 39
Financial Reports
30
1968-1971
1 40
Purchasing
40
November 1967-July 1971
1 41
Receipts and Bills
65
1969-1971
1 42
Financial Reports
15
1963-1969
1 43
Purchasing, Current Bills, Receipts and Checks
80
1968-1969
2 44
Cancelled Checks, Peoples Bank
20
1967-1968
2 45
Accounts Paid
60
1967
2 46
Deposits and Statements, Washington Trust
10
1967
2 47
Purchasing
35
1967
2 48
Receipts and Checks
20
1965
2 49
Cancelled Checks, Washington Trust
22
1965
2 50
PNPCA Accounts
50
1964
2 51
Accounts Payable
75
1964
Membership Records
1963-1976
Box Folder
2 52
Membership List
1
November 18, 1976
2 53
Membership List
1
October 6, 1975
2 54
Membership Count
9
1974-1975
2 55
Membership List
1
December 6, 1974
2 56
Membership List
1
December 13, 1973
2 57
Membership List
1
December 4, 1972
2 58
Membership
100
1970-1971
2 59
Membership
100
1970-1971
2 60
Membership
60
1970-1971
2 61
Membership
125
1970-1971
2 62
Membership Applications
100
1970
2 63
Membership Applications
100
1970
2 64
Membership Applications
100
1970
2 65
Membership Applications
95
1970
2 66
Membership Applications
105
1969-1970
2 67
Membership
20
1969
2 68
Address Changes
20
1969
2 69
Membership Advanced Payments
2
1969
2 70
Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions
100
1969
2 71
Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions
155
1969
2 72
Membership
10
1968-1969
2 73
Life Members
10
1968-1969
2 74
Membership
20
1968
2 75
Quarter Century Club Information
1
2 76
Membership
65
1967
2 77
Membership
35
1967
3 78
Membership
75
1966
3 79
Membership (Check Receipts)
30
1965
3 80
Membership
80
1965
3 81
Membership
75
1964
3 82
Membership Lists
35
1964
3 83
Membership
105
1963
3 84
Membership Lists and Business Records
10
1963

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
PNPCA Correspondence
1967-July 1976
Box Folder
3 85
15
January-July 1976
3 86
105
October 1974-May 1975
3 87
90
March-October 1974
3 88
100
October 1973-March 1974
3 89
140
January-October 1973
3 90
80
October 1972-April 1974
3 91
60
July-October 1972
3 92
190
September 1971-June 1972
3 93
55
November 1970-October 1971
3 94
60
1971
3 95
25
April 1969-July 1971
3 96
Incoming
40
1969-1970
3 97
Outgoing
75
1969-1970
3 98
Incoming
30
1968
3 99
Outgoing
1967-1968
PNPCA officers' Correspondence
1967-1972
Box Folder
3 100
Association President
15
1970-1972
3 101
Association President
25
1969-1971
3 102
Association President
50
1968-1969
3 103
Association President
35
1967-1968
3 104
Association Vice-President
3
November 1967-November 1968
3 105
Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher)
95
1968-1969
3 106
Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher)
30
October 1968-October 1969
3 107
Board of Directors Correspondence
4
1968-1969
Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF)
1965-1971
Box Folder
3 108
125
November 1971-September 1972
3 109
Canham (Ex. Sec.)
10
November 1970-September 1971
3 110
Fuhrman (Ex. Sec.)
95
November 1967-November 1970
3 111
WPCF Notices
95
January 1967-September 1970
4 112
8
August 1968-February 1969
4 113
WPCF Meetings
5
1965-1966; 1968
4 114
WPCF Highlights
4
1966-1967
4 115
WPFC Films
2
1969

Series 3: PNPCA Committees, 1963-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 116
Committee Lists
1
1969-1970
4 117
Committee Lists
25
1967
4 118
PNPCA Committee Report
1
1964
4 119
Committee Reports
10
October 1963-October 1964
4 120
Committee on Auditing
6
November 1969-November 1970
4 121
Committee on Auditing
2
October-November 1968
Awards:
Box Folder
4 122
Committee on Special Awards
45
April 1967-September 1971
4 123
Committee on Bedell and Hatfield Awards
25
November 1966-April 1971
4 124
Lyman Ketcham Award
5
1971
4 125
Committee on Student Awards
10
1966-1967; 1971
4 126
Committees, Operator of the Year
3
1969-1970
4 127
Committee on Operations Awards
20
October 1965-October 1970
4 128
Operator of the Year Award
10
June 1966-June 1970
4 129
Awards
8
1969
4 130
Special Awards Committee
4
October 1968-February 1969
4 131
Operator of the Year
6
October 1968-March 1969
4 132
Morgan Award
5
1965; 1969
4 133
Bedell and Hatfield Awards Committee
5
October-November 1968
4 134
Individual Distinguished Achievement Award
2
1968
4 135
Awards Material
2
1964
4 136
Committee on Government Affairs
2
1969
4 137
Industrial Committee
10
January 1968-November 1970
4 138
Industrial Committee
9
November 1968-August 1969
4 139
Local Arrangements Committee, Registration List of PNPCA Annual Meeting
2
1970
4 140
Local Arrangements Committee
20
November 1967-September 1971
4 141
Local Arrangements Committee
6
November 1968-November 1969
4 142
Local Arrangements Committee
15
1966
4 143
Local Arrangements Committee
20
1965
4 144
Committee on Manufacturers Association
15
November 1967-March 1971
4 145
Manufacture Committee
2
October 1968
4 146
Committee on Membership
40
October 1967-June 1971
4 147
Membership Committee
8
November-December 1968
4 148
Nominating Committee
10
1967-1971
4 149
Nuclear Siting Committee
2
1969; 1971
4 150
Operator Training and Certification Committee
35
December 1966-September 1971
4 151
Operator Training and Certification Committee
4
October 1968-April 1969
4 152
Operator Certification Program
1
April 1967
4 153
Plan Operator Training Task Force Committee
9
July 1969
4 154
Program Planning
25
1970-1971
4 155
Committee on Programs
40
September 1964-July 1971
4 156
Program Committee
30
October 1968-November 1969
4 157
Public Relations Committee
25
November 1968-August 1971
4 158
Public Relations Committee
5
October 1968-June 1969
4 159
Public Relations Committee
5
1967
4 160
Public Relations Report
3
October-November 1967
4 161
Research Committee
10
November 1967-July 1971
4 162
Research Committee
3
October 1968-March 1969
4 163
Safety Committee
45
February 1967-September 1971
4 164
Safety Committee
5
October 1968-March 1969
4 165
Safety
10
4 166
Committee on Scientists
8
January 1968-November 1970
4 167
Secretary-Treasurer Adhoc Committee Meeting
4
1968
4 168
Session Committee
1
October-November 1968
4 169
Voluntary Sewage Works Operators Certification Committee
2
July 1969
4 170
Sewer Construction and Maintenance Committee
15
November 1967-February 1969
4 171
Sewer Design, Construction and Maintenance Committee
3
January-October 1968
4 172
Student Committee
2
October 1968-March 1969

Series 4: PNPCA Sections, 1962-1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 173
Minutes
75
1970-1971
4 174
Minutes
60
1969-1970
4 175
Officers
10
1969
4 176
Officers
25
1968
4 177
Officers
10
1967
4 178
Sections, General
25
February 1966-January 1969
4 179
Sections
50
1966
4 180
Sections
25
1965
4 181
British Columbia
10
1966-1970
4 182
Idaho
1
1969
Oregon Sections:
Box Folder
4 183
Northeast Oregon
1969
4 184
Northwest Oregon
12
1969
4 185
South Central Oregon
7
1968-1970
4 186
South West Oregon
4
1967; 1969
Washington Sections:
Box Folder
4 187
Columbia Basin
1
1968
4 188
Northwest Washington
2
1969
4 189
Southwest Washington
2
1966
4 190
Puget Sound
1968-1969
4 191
Yakima Valley
4
1962; 1969-1970

Series 5: Annual Meetings, 1946-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 192
Annual Meeting Manual (Revised 1965)
1
4 193
Registration List
1
1972
4 194
Arrangements, Supplies and 1970 Program
20
4 195
Correspondence
30
1970
4 196
General
20
1969
4 197
General
25
1969
4 198
Program
20
1969
4 199
Program
25
1969
4 200
Information
20
1968-1969
4 201
Registration Requests
5
1968
4 202
Receipts for Annual Meeting
70
1968
4 203
Information
7
1967
4 204
Program
4
1967
4 205
Bank records, accounts, and program
5
1966
4 206
Correspondence
4
1966
4 207
Correspondence and General Information
125
1966
5 208
Correspondence and General Information
105
1966
5 209
General Information
4
1965
5 210
Expenses
25
1964
5 211
Annual Meeting Programs
30
1946-1970; 1975-1976
Papers Presented at Annual Meetings:
Box Folder
5 212
11
1971
5 213
13
1970
5 214
9
1969
5 215
11
1968
5 216
10
1967
5 217
9
1966
5 218
Non-PNPCA, Papers
5
5 219
Receipt Book from 1950 Annual Meeting
1
May 1950
5 220
Registration forms and Receipt Book for 1955 Annual Meeting
190
October 27-29, 1955

Series 6: NewsletterReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
1965-1975
Box Folder
5 221
Correspondence
8
1971-1975
5 222
Correspondence (Editor William H. Funk)
55
February 1969-September 1971
5 223
Correspondence
15
1969
5 224
Correspondence, Incoming
7
1965-1968
5 225
Mailing List
2
1975
5 226
Newsletter Items
10
1968-1969
Newsletters in Manuscript Form
April 1969-December 1976
Box Folder
5 227
20
April 1969
5 228
20
April 1970
5 229
45
April 1970
5 230
45
August 1970
5 231
65
August 1970
5 232
50
April 1971
5 233
45
August 1971
5 234
55
December 1971
5 235
60
December 1971
5 236
40
April 1972
5 237
Abstracts
1
1972
5 238
50
August 1972
5 239
45
August 1972
5 240
35
December 1972
6 241
20
Outdate
6 242
25
April 1973
6 243
60
April 1973
6 244
40
August 1973
6 245
35
August 1973
6 246
40
December 1973
6 247
35
April 1974
6 248
50
December 1974
6 249
105
April 1975; August 1975
6 250
inc. Photographs
80
April 1975
6 251
30
December 1975
6 252
80
December 1975
6 253
Expenses, Paid
70
1968-1974
6 254
50
April 1976
6 255
inc. Abstracts
7
August 1976
6 256
3
August 1976
6 257
90
August 1976
6 258
35
December 1976
Published Newsletters
April 1956-December 1976
Box Folder
6 259
Volumes 1-3
11
6 260
Volumes 4-6
9
6 261
Volumes 7-8
6
6 262
Volumes 9-10
6
6 263
Volumes 11-12
6
6 264
Volumes 13-14
6
6 265
Volumes 15, 16, No. 3, 17
7
6 266
Volumes 18, 19, 20, No. 2-3
8
6 267
Volumes 21, 22, No. 1
4

Series 7: Photographs, ca 1955-ca 1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 268
Photographs
265