Willis Tryon Batcheller papers, 1915-1970

Overview of the Collection

Batcheller, Willis Tryon, 1889-1975
Willis Tryon Batcheller papers
1915-1970 (inclusive)
18.7 cubic feet
Collection Number
2497 (Accession No. 2497-001)
Papers of consulting engineer of Seattle, Washington who was a consulting engineer on hydroelectric power projects in the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Consulting engineer from Seattle, Washington, who focused on hydroelectric steam power projects in the Pacific Northwest states, British Columbia, and Alaska. Batcheller served as president and chief engineer of the Canadian-Alaska Railway Company, for which he did preliminary studies, circa 1929-1957. He conducted the original survey for the state of Washington, and other work, for the Columbia Basin Project, 1921-1969. For the Seattle Lighting Dept., 1915-1950, his projects included the preliminary work and design of the Skagit River power project, 1916-1921.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, diaries, reports, clippings (1928-1936), and related engineering papers of Batcheller, a Seattle-based consulting engineer on hydroelectric power projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Files document his work for Seattle Lighting Department from 1912-21 on Skagit River and Cedar Falls projects, his survey for the Columbia River Basin Project in 1921, designs for Grand Coulee Dam, his work as chief engineer for the Quincy Irrigation District, president and chief engineer of the Canadian-Alaska Railway Company, and his various consulting activities.

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Restrictions on Use

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

Donor requests that any derogatory remarks by Batcheller about others not be quoted.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Willis Batcheller, 1/1/1975.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Hydroelectric power plants--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Batcheller, Willis Tryon, 1889-1975--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Skagit River Hydroelectric Project (creator)

Geographical Names

  • Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Carr, T. L (creator)
    • Clapp, William M (creator)
    • Dimock, A. H (creator)
    • Edwards, Frank (creator)
    • Henny, David Christian (creator)
    • Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983 (creator)
    • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989 (creator)
    • Prowell, W. R (creator)
    • Ross, J. D. (James Delmage), 1871 or 1872-1939 (creator)
    • Thomson, Reginald Heber, 1856-1949 (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • Alaska Mining and Exploration Company (creator)
    • Alaska Pulp and Paper Company (creator)
    • Alaska. Railway Commission (creator)
    • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company (creator)
    • Canadian-Alaska Railway Company (creator)
    • Cedar Falls Power Plant (Wash.) (creator)
    • Columbia Basin Commission (Wash.) (creator)
    • Columbia Basin Survey (creator)
    • Columbia River Development League (creator)
    • Municipal League of Seattle and King County. City Light Committee (creator)
    • Seattle, Wash. Lighting Dept (creator)
    • Tacoma (Wash.). Dept. of Public Utilities (creator)
    • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (creator)
    • United States Reclamation Service (creator)
    • United States. Dept. of the Interior (creator)
    • United States. Dept. of the Interior. Office of the Secretary (creator)
    • Washington (State). Dept. of Conservation and Development (creator)
    • Washington Toll Bridge Authority (creator)
    • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company (creator)

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)