Marion E. Marts papers, 1949-1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Marts, Marion Ernest, 1915-
Marion E. Marts papers
1949-1986 (inclusive)
11.08 cubic ft. (13 boxes, 1 folder)
Collection Number
Professor of geography and administrator, University of Washington.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marion Ernest Marts was born in 1915 and received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Washington (UW). He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1950. Marts returned to UW in 1951 as a member of the Geography Department faculty. From 1957 to 1984, he also served UW in various administrative capacities, including director of the University Division of Evening Classes (1957-1963), vice provost (1963-1969), director and later dean of the summer quarter (1966-1981), and ombudsman (1981-1984).

During the Ross Dam controversy Marts spoke out in favor of the enlargement of Ross Dam. Marts collaborated with Jackie Krolopp Kirn on an article for the Natural Resources Journal titled "The Skagit-High Ross Controversy: Negotiation and Settlement" and included the various issues involved in the controversy in his class lectures.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Biographical features, correspondence, research files, course files, lecture notes, reprints, conference presentations, minutes, subject series, testimony, newsletters, clippings, maps, scrapbook, ephemera.

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


Accession No. 4130-001: Marion E. Marts papers, 1952-1982Return to Top

1.00 cubic ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: General correspondence, interoffice correspondence, subject series, and minutes of meetings; 1952, 1963-1982 .

Restrictions on Access: Search committee files at the end of box 1 are restricted.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Marion Marts, August 10, 1990.

Accession No. 4130-002: Marion E. Marts papers, 1970-1981Return to Top

0.42 cubic ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, testimony, newsletters, maps, clippings, reprints, tear sheets, ephemera and lecture notes documenting Marts' involvement in the attempts to enlarge Ross Dam on the Skagit River, Washington; 1970-1981.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from Carla Rickerson, March 31, 1996.

Processing Info: Processed in 1996 by Adam Marshall.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4130-002
General Correspondence
1/2 4130-002
Speeches and Writings
1/3 4130-002
1/4 4130-002
1/5 4130-002
Student Papers
1/6 4130-002
Hearing Announcements
1/7 4130-002
1/8 4130-002
Ephemera: Seattle City Light
undated, 1981
1/9 4130-002
1/10 4130-002
1/11 4130-002

Accession No. 4130-003: Marion E. Marts papers, 1949-1980Return to Top

9.42 cubic ft. (10 boxes)

Scope and Content: Biographical features, correspondence, curriculum history files, conference presentations, research material, subject series, annotated publications of others, student records; 1949-ca. 1980.

Papers document Marion Marts' academic and administrative career at the University of Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Acquisition Info: Received from the UW. Department of Geography, December 30, 1997.

Processing Info: Processing Level 1.

Accession No. 4130-004: Marion E. Marts papers, 1951-1986Return to Top

0.24 cubic ft. (1 box, 1 oversize folder)

Scope and Content: Minutes, scrapbook; 1951-1986.

Minutes include staff memoranda, interdepartmental correspondence, vitae, and other records related to Marts' involvement in staff promotion and student admission issues in the UW Department of Geography. Scrapbook includes photographs, letters, and drawings in honor of Professor Marts' retirement from the department in 1986.

Restrictions on Access: Box 1 is restricted.

Acquisition Info: Received from the UW Department of Geography, March 25, 2005.

Processing Info: Processing Level 1.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4130-004
Minutes of Staff Meetings
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
72 4130-004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Marts, Marion Ernest, 1915---Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • University of Washington. Institute for Environmental Studies

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)