Don Eklund papers, 1851-1990

Overview of the Collection

Eklund, Don
Don Eklund papers
1851-1990 (inclusive)
1973-1990 (bulk)
4 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0141eklund (collection)
Don Eklund was a professor of history at Western Washington University. His papers include union and labor related materials, as well research materials on Pacific Northwest history and Northwest Native Americans.
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
Telephone: (360) 650-7534
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don Eklund was Associate Professor Emeritus of History at Western Washington University.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Don Eklund papers include AFL-CIO regional directories, Whatcom Labor Council (formerly Bellingham Central Labor Countil) minutes, Articles of Incorporation for the Community Services Labor Agency, and records from the American Federation of Teachers.

The collection also contains resources on the history of Skagit County's Bayview community from pre-European settlement to the early-1900s. Additionally, there are research materials on Northwest Native Americans including textbooks and dissertations, photocopies of reports from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Palouse and Yakima treaties, land claims, and land leases, and a Wilson Library bibliography on Indians of North America.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Don Eklund papers, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Don Eklund, date unknown.

Related Materials

Related materials include the Bellingham Central Labor Council records which are also housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Whatcom Labor Council Minutes circa 1977-1979
1/2 Whatcom Labor Council Directories 1973, 1974, 1977
1/3 Community Service Labor Agency Articles of Incorporation 1975-1977
1/4 AFL-CIO Information: American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 1978
1/5 AFL-CIO Materials: American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 1978-1982
1/6 Public Sector Bargaining and Strikes, prepared by The Public Service Research Council 1978
1/7 Northwest Washington Labor News 1979 March, May
1/8 Manuscript of Bayview book by Don Eklund (Center for Pacific Northwest Studies Publication) Undated
1/9 Bayview Research Materials and Notes 1982-1983
1/10 Bayview Draft and Notes Undated
1/11 Bayview Research Notecards Undated
1/12 Bayview Research Notecards Undated
1/13 Correspondence Re: Bayview and other Pacific Northwest Topics 1977-1983
1/14 Memos and Notes circa 1979-1986
1/15 Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (Amended) 1973 March
2/1 Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians 1973
2/2 "The American Natives: A Bibliography of Govt. Documents and Pamphlets in Wilson Library (Western Washington University) on the Indians of North America 1969 with Supplement I from 1970" 1969-1970
2/3 Bureau of Indian Affairs Materials from the National Archives 1881-1907
2/4 Treaty of Point Elliott 1853
2/5 Library of Congress Analysis of Boldt Decision re: Native American Fishing Rights 1974
2/6 Notes/Writings re: Native American Water Rights circa 1970s
2/7 Oral Interview Transcript "On Lummi Indian History - Tape 28" 1967 January 27
2/8 Oral Interview Transcript, "On Lummi Indian History - Tape 29" Undated
2/9 MacDonald Navaho Information- newspaper clippings 1990-1992
2/10 Newspaper Clippings- Native Americans not Pacific Northwest 1973-1991
2/11 Newspaper Clippings- Pacific Northwest Native Americans 1973-1986
2/12 Newspaper Clippings- Native Americans, Dennis Banks 1973-1983
2/13 Newspaper Clippings- Franklin D. Roosevelt 1974-1983
2/14 "Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" Cherokee Indian Legend Undated
2/15 The Mentor "Indians of the Northwest" by Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance 1924 March
2/16 Pamphlet- "How to Talk in Indian Sign Language" by Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance 1930
2/17 "Are You Listening Neighbor?"…. Report of the Indian Affairs Task Force 1971
2/18 "The Persistance of Aboriginal Beliefs and Practices among the Nooksack Coast Salish" by Pamela Thorsen Amoss. PhD Dissertation in Anthropology from the University of Washington 1972
2/19 "The Underside of American History: Other Readings" Vol. I to 1877 and Vol. II since 1865 Ed. Thomas R. Frazier 1971
2/20 Lyrics to songs written for Western Washington University Faculty in the 1950s 1950s
2/21 Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah Undated
2/22 WWII Cy Perkins Enlistment Photograph 1942

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History--Sources
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--Whatcom County--History-- Sources

Personal Names

  • Eklund, Don--Archives

Corporate Names

  • AFL-CIO.
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • Bellingham Central Labor Council
  • Whatcom County Central Labor Council

Geographical Names

  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources
  • Skagit County (Wash.)--History--Sources