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Nisqually Delta Association Records, 1960-1990
Overview of the Collection
- Nisqually Delta Association (Olympia, Wash.).
- Nisqually Delta Association Records
- 1960-1990 (inclusive)19601990
- 40.0 cubic feet, (2 flat files)
- Collection Number
- The Nisqually Delta Association Records document the activities of The Nisqually Delta Association (NDA) from inception to 1990.
The Evergreen State College, Malcolm Stilson Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Daniel J. Evans Library
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
- Additional Reference Guides
The Nisqually Delta Association Records were processed prior to being accessioned at The Evergreen State College. At that time an index was created of the Weyco/DuPont Lawsuit files which now refers to Series II: Weyco/DuPont Lawsuit. After being accessioned at The Evergreen State College the index was digitized and uploaded onto the Archives website by Lacey Baldwin nee Smith.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Nisqually Delta Association (NDA) was founded 1 May 1970. The aim for NDA was to protect and preserve the Nisqually River Delta, a salt-water marsh home to many local species located ten miles north of Olympia and just south of DuPont. The initial board of directors included Flo (Florence) Brodie, Albert McBride, and Mary Walker. The NDA assisted in lobbying for the Shoreline Management Act passed in 1971, establishing the Nisqually Delta Wildlife Refuge in 1974, protecting the Delta by fighting the Weyerhaeuser (Weyco) Company in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and again in the 1990’s by fighting the Lone Star Northwest company. The NDA continues to protect and preserve the Nisqually Delta.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Nisqually Delta Association Records document the activities of The Nisqually Delta Association (NDA) from inception to 1990. Some records are prior to 1970. The Records Group has been arranged into six series.
The Nisqullay Delta Association Records consists of correspondence, newsletters, reports, studies, clippings, reference materials, legal documents, research materials, pamphlets, maps, photographs, slides, audiotapes, and cassettetapes, permits, memoranda, records of hearings, press releases, articles, papers, Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, bank statements, brochures, bulletins, minutes, treasurer reports, bumper stickers, FAQ Sheets, income statements, agendas, pledge forms, proposals.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Duplication by the archives in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of "fair use" or to display the materials.
In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From The Evergreen State College Archives". Citations of specific materials should include the accession number, provenance and series title, file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description).
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The Nisqually Delta Association Records are arranged into six series: Series I: Corporate Files, Series II: Weyco/Dupont Lawsuit, Series III: Subject Files, Series IV: Florence Brodie Papers, Series V: Multimedia, and Series VI: Maps. The original order was maintained.
This finding aid was processed Susan Amberson.
The Margaret McKenny papers were donated to the McKenny Elementary School in 1990, the same time that the Nisqually Delta Association Records were accessioned at The Evergreen State College Archives. Margaret McKenny was a key advocate for the conservation of the Southern Puget Sound area and mentor of Flo Brodie.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Series I: Corporate Files
1.667 cubic feet
Series I: Corporate files includes Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, bank statements, brochures, bulletins, minutes, memoranda, treasurer reports, bumper stickers, FAQ Sheets, income statements, agendas, reports, pledge forms, proposals, clippings, legal documents, and correspondence.
|Series II: Weyco/DuPont Lawsuit
12.0 cubic feet
Series II: Weyco/DuPont Lawsuit documents the proceedings of the lawsuit between Nisqually Delta Association (NDA) and the Weyerhaeuser Company (Weyco) regarding the proposed DuPont port facility. This series includes correspondence, legal documents, reports, studies, research materials, permits, memoranda, records of hearings, press releases, clippings, articles, papers, and newsletters from various ecology related organizations. To view an index of this series click here
|Series III: Subject Files
25.0 cubic feet
Series III: Subject Files consists of research and reference materials, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, and newsletters from a variety of organizations and themes relating to ecology and the Nisqually Delta Association.
|Series IV: Florence Brodie Papers
0.125 cubic feet
Series IV consists of personal correspondence to Flo Brodie regarding her accomplishments in environmentalism.
|Series V: Multimedia
0.75 cubic feet
Series V consists of 3 audiotapes, 58 audiocassettes, 104 slides, and 79 photographs. The slides and photographs depict the Nisqually delta in the 1970's. The audiotapes are 7" reel to reel and contain "Planning Community Hearings, 1970." The audiocassettes span 1975-1988 and mainly contain recordings of meetings and hearings. 1 audiocassette is Flo Brodie's description of Margaret Mckenny's house. 9 audiocassettes have no documentation and the contents are unknown.
|Series VI: Maps
2 flat files.
Series VI: Maps consists of two flat file drawers containing maps of the Nisqually Delta and other locations relating to the research of the Nisqually Delta Association.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Actions and defenses--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Environmental policy--Washington (State)
- Environmental protection--Citizen Participation
- Environmental protection--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Pollution prevention--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Wetland conservation--Law and legislation--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Wetland ecology--Washington (State)--Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)
- Brodie, Florence, 1916-1992
- Nisqually Delta Association (Olympia, Wash.)--Archives
- Nisqually River Delta (Wash.)--Maps