Hazle Chapman photograph collection, circa 1940s-1950s

Overview of the Collection

Chapman, Hazle M
Hazle Chapman photograph collection
circa 1940s-1950s (inclusive)
57 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
28 negatives (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs of Olympic Mountains and camp program activities of a camp counselor, teacher and administrator
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hazle Chapman was a camp counselor, teacher and administrator who championed the benefits of camping to education, schools and the community. She received her master of education in 1946 from the University of Washington and went on to become the director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) camp, Friends Camp starting in 1952, as well as an executive officer in the American Camping Association and the Executive Director of Caravan Camps, Inc. She later taught health and physical education at Glacier High School in Highline District 40. In 1955 she became the director of the Highline School Districts "outdoor school" where classes were held in the University of Washington's Pack Demonstration Forest in Pierce County, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of Hazle Chapman and friends in the Olympic Mountains and at Herb and Lois Crisler's Humes Ranch near the Elwha River circa 1944-circa 1946. Also includes photographs of camping activities at Friends Camp on Orcas Island, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collection

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Preferred Citation

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hazle Chapman and Raymond J. Gambill, December 21, 1981.

Processing Note

Processed by Jaki Parsons and Stefanie Terasaki, 2013; processing completed 2013.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Trips to the Olympic Mountains and the Elwha RiverReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Elwha River
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 1945
1/1 2 1945
1/1 3 1945
Herb and Lois Crisler
Box/Folder item
1/1 4 1947
1/1 5 1945
1/1 6-9 1945-1947
1/1 10 1945
Humes Ranch, Elwha, Washington
The Humes Ranch was built as a homestead around the 1900s by William Humes around the Elwha River. In the early 1940s Herb and Louis Crisler moved into the ranch to continue their filming and photography of the Olympic Peninsula. Hazle Chapman, along with various friends including Carol Preston, a former teacher at the University of Washington, frequented the ranch.
Box/Folder item
1/2 11 1945
1/2 12 1946
1/2 13 1944
1/2 14
Group sitting under wood structure
Written on verso: Chapman, Carol, Edna Faggerberg.
1/2 15 1946
1/2 16 1946
1/2 17 1945
1/2 18
Man looking at bear standing on its hind legs
Written on verso: Chris and robber.
1/2 19-20 1945-1946
Hurricane Ridge
Box/Folder item
1/2 21 1947
1/2 22 undated
Olympic Mountains
Box/Folder item
1/3 23 1944
1/3 24 1945
1/3 25-26 undated
Various Locations around the Olympic Peninsula
Box/Folder item
1/3 27 1945
1/3 28 1945
1/3 29 1944
1/3 30 undated

American Friends Service Committee Camp, Orcas Island, WashingtonReturn to Top

On August 1, 1945 the American Friends Service Committee started Friends Camp, "An Interracial Children's camp" with thirty-nine children in attendance from varying racial and religious backgrounds at Quaker Cove on Fidalgo Island. The following year the campsite would change to Deception Pass, Washington. Friends Camp was held at Moran State Park on Orcas Island, starting in 1948, with the goal of providing a low-cost camping program for children ages 8-13. The camp encouraged families of all races, nationalities and religions to apply and wanted to promote interracial understanding through planned educational programs. Camp programs and activities included hiking, overnight trips, boating, swimming, sports and games, crafts, fishing and campfires. Hazle Chapman became director of the camp in 1952.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 31 circa 1950s
1/4 32 circa 1950s
Hiking and Camping
Box/Folder item
1/4 33-36 circa 1950s
1/4 37 circa 1950s
1/4 38 circa 1950s
1/4 39 circa 1950s
Premium Grain Belt Truck
Box/Folder item
1/5 40 circa 1950s
1/5 41 circa 1950s
1/5 42 circa 1950s
1/5 43 circa 1950s
1/5 44 circa 1950s
Swimming and Water Activities
Box/Folder item
1/5 45 circa 1950s
1/5 46 circa 1950s
1/5 47 circa 1950s
1/5 48 circa 1950s
1/5 49 circa 1950s
1/6 50 circa 1950s
1/6 51 circa 1950s
1/6 52 circa 1950s
Miscellaneous Camp Activities
Box/Folder item
1/6 53 circa 1950s
1/6 54 circa 1950s
1/6 55 circa 1950s
1/6 56 circa 1950s
1/6 57 circa 1950s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Chapman, Hazle M (photographer)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)