Putnam Barber papers, approximately 1984-1990

Overview of the Collection

Barber, Putnam
Putnam Barber papers
approximately 1984-1990 (inclusive)
4.32 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
5907 (Accession No. 5907-001)
Records of the executive director of WA Centennial Commision
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Putnam Barber earned his BA from Haverford College, followed in 1966 by his MA from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked as the Executive Director of the 1989 Washington Centennial Commission, which worked to organize, fund, and coordinate events, artworks, and publications in honor of the state's centennial, before founding and directing The Evergreen State Society. He has also worked for and been involved with the Executive Alliance, the Institute of Public Service at Seattle University, Washington Nonprofits, Idealist.org, and the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Evans School at the University of Washington. Barber is the author of "Nonprofits in Washington" and served as the editor of the "Nonprofit FAQ."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

"Desk" records of the executive director of the 1989 Washington Centennial Commission, including reports, publications, daily agendas, clippings and articles, and correspondence.

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


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Washington Centennial reports and sponsored publications, daily agendas 1989
2 Meeting minutes, monthly reports, and daily agendas, cards and correspondence, Centennial materials, events and invitations 1984-1988
3 Clippings and articles, reports, plaques, and other centennial materials circa 1989-1990
4 Centennial reports, correspondence, agendas circa 1989
5 Videotapes, plaque, coin, and medallion circa 1988-1989
6 Oversize materials including posters and calendars circa 1989

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Barber, Putnam--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Washington Centennial Commission--History--Sources