Grant McConnell papers, approximately 1894-1993  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McConnell, Grant
Title
Grant McConnell papers
Dates
approximately 1894-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.05 cubic feet
Collection Number
4325
Summary
Papers of an environmentalist/political scientist and property owner in Stehekin Valley at the head of Lake Chelan in the North Cascades, Washington
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Grant McConnell (1915-1993) was born Leslie Grant McConnell on June 27, 1915. He was an early member of the North Cascades Conservation Council and McConnell and his wife, Jane, promoted the creation of a national park in the North Cascades. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, McConnell and others in the Council pressed for preservation of the wild character of the Stehekin Valley against practices they felt were unsound. He wrote a book, "Stehekin, a Valley in Time," and was active in the Stehekin Valley Protection Committee. He died in California on September 27, 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, publications and writings, legislation, maps, reports. Most of the collection relates to the North Cascades area and the Stehekin Valley.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 3 accessions.

  • Accession No. 4325-001, Grant McConnell papers, circa 1959-1990
  • Accession No. 4325-002, Grant McConnell papers, circa 1966-1993
  • Accession No. 4325-003, Grant McConnell papers, 1894-1989


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4325-001: Grant McConnell papers, circa 1959-1990Return to Top

1.22 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, ca. 1978-1990; publications and other background material, ca. 1959-1980; reports, notes, legal papers, ca. 1979-1981.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Grant McConnell, 6/10/1991.

Description
Grant McConnell papers

Accession No. 4325-002: Grant McConnell papers, circa 1966-1993Return to Top

1.83 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Writings, correspondence, and related papers concerning the North Cascades area of Washington state and especially the Stehekin Valley.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jane McConnell, 12/17/1993.

Description
Grant McConnell papers

Accession No. 4325-003: Grant McConnell papers, 1894-1989 (bulk 1956-1989)Return to Top

1.00 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, legislation, maps, reports, and notes documenting Stehekin Valley residents' struggle with National Park management.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harvey Manning, 7/8/1997.

Description
Grant McConnell papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Environmentalists--Washington (State)--Stehekin
  • Environmentalists--Washington (State)--Stehekin
  • Natural areas--North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)--History--Sources
  • Nature conservation--Washington (State)--Stehekin River Valley--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Political scientists--Washington (State)--Stehekin

Personal Names

  • McConnell, Grant--Archives
  • McConnell, Grant--Archives

Corporate Names

  • North Cascades Conservation Council--History--Sources

Geographical Names

  • North Cascades National Park (Wash.)
  • Stehekin (Wash.)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Manning, Harvey (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • North Cascades Conservation Council (creator)
    • Stehekin Valley Protection Committee (creator)