Helen Engle papers, 1969-1996

Overview of the Collection

Engle, Helen
Helen Engle papers
1969-1996 (inclusive)
10.00 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
5200 (Accession No. 5200-001)
Papers of a Tacoma environmental activist especially related to her work with the Audubon Society and the Washington Environmental Councl.
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

Environmental activist Helen Engle was founding president of the Tacoma Audubon Society in 1969 and has held other offices in Audubon, including service on the National Board from 1980-1990 and from 1994-2000. Through the Audubon Society, she worked with other activists to protect the Nisqually River Delta from development from approximately 1977 through the 1990s. As a director of the Washington Environmental Council from 1974-1980 and then as President from 1978-1980, she was involved in statewide issues, especially trans-shipment of crude oil. She has served on various state advisory committees, especially those dealing with non-game wildlife.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, notes, reports, ephemera, and related materials from her activism in environmental issues, including the Nisqually Delta, ancient forests, shipping of crude oil, non-game wildlife, and various local issues in Washington State.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Helen Engle, 10/26/2000.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1-3 Nisqually Delta 1971-1990s
3 Miscellaneous 1977-1980s
4 Cougar Lakes 1977
4 Chambers Creek
4 Puget Sound Alliance (?)
5 Exxon Valdez Spill and Aftermath
5 CORAL (Citizens Organized Rally Against Leasing) 1989
5 Other related issue files
6 "Old Growth" (National Audubon Society Board)
6 Ancient Forests 1990-1996
7 Non-Game Wildlife
7 Issaquah Alps
8 Miscellaneous Issues early 1980s
8 Pt. Defiance Park
9-10 Miscellaneous

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Environmentalists--Washington (State)
  • Forest conservation--Washington (State)
  • Nature conservation--Washington (State)
  • Oil spills and wildlife
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Petroleum--Transportation
  • Wildlife conservation--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Engle, Helen--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Tacoma Audubon Society
  • Tacoma Audubon Society--Archives
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Washington Environmental Council--Archives

Geographical Names

  • Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)