Priest Lake Coalition Records, 1981-1985

Overview of the Collection

Priest Lake Coalition
Priest Lake Coalition Records
1981-1985 (inclusive)
1.5 cubic feet, (2 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 447
The Priest Lake Coalition was concerned with protecting Idaho State lands surrounding Priest Lake. This collection contains organizational records.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Box 1 in the collection is open to the public, but materials in box 2 are restricted until 2060. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Priest Lake Coalition was created in 1983 for various reasons, including protecting all Idaho State lands for the outdoor recreational enjoyment by the general public. It opposed the Diamond International Corporation (General Oriental Ltd’s) recreational plan for development on the east side of Priest Lake, which would have involved a land swap of property administrated by the Idaho State Land Board for the benefit of the public school endowment fund.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Priest Lake Coalition records span the years 1981-1985 and includes materials and correspondence from the organization Concerned Residents of Priest Lake, also known as the Concerned Citizens of Priest Lake. The reason for this is that Claude Simpson, the donor, was the Chairman of both organizations. Included in the records are articles of incorporation, correspondence, mailing lists, news clippings, minutes of the meetings, and five audiocassette tapes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Priest Lake Coalition Records, MG 447, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The original order was retained with some materials refoldered.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The records of the Priest Lake Coalition were in the possession of Claude Simpson until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The records of the Priest Lake Coalition were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Claude Simpson on December 1984 (MA 1984-38), July 1985 (MA 1985-27), and November 1986 (MA 1986-39).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method.

Related Materials

Claude and Catherine Simpson Papers MG 115

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Restricted materials (until 2060)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Priest Lake Coalition