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Rose and Tom Morris Collection of HiYu Coulee Hiking Club, 1912-2004
- Morris, Rose; ; Morris, Thomas
- Rose and Tom Morris Collection of HiYu Coulee Hiking Club
- 1912-2004 (inclusive)19122004
- 5.0 linear feet, (2 half boxes, and 1 artifact measuring 4' x 2' x 7" (H x W x D))
- Collection Number
- RG 028.02
- This collection contains photographs, songbooks, and memorabilia of the HiYu Coulee Hiking Club and its Seattle University alumni members; also included: selected memorabilia of Fr. Frank Logan, SJ (1902-2004).
Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections
Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons
901 12th Avenue
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Tom and Rose Morris, Seattle University alumni and long-time leaders of the HiYu Hiking Club, were also life-long friends to the beloved Father Frank Logan, SJ who founded the club and led the first hike to Three Tree Point on February 22, 1939. Father Logan was an avid athlete and lifelong baseball player and fan who earned the nickname "Coach" during the years he taught and coached for Seattle's Catholic schools. Entering the Society of Jesus in 1918, Logan had the distinction of being the longest serving Jesuit in the United States and perhaps the world when he died in 2004. In addition to memorabilia on Logan, this collection of photographs and songbooks celebrates the HiYu Coulee day hikes in the Pacific Northwest from the 1950's to the 1960's. This collection also includes the four foot tall carved totem mascot, dubbed "HiYu" which Tom transferred to the Seattle University Library in 2010. According to Logan's story, during a winter hike, "the six-foot wooden totem pole, was discovered...sticking up out of the snow." The name HiYu Coulee is Chinook jargon for "lots of running." A more appropriate name would have been "HiYu Klatawa" meaning "lots of hiking," but the name HiYu Coulee remained. For decades the HiYu mascot has been present among the HiYu alums at its meetings, reunions, picnics, birthdays, weddings, and funerals.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains photographs, songbooks, and memorabilia of the HiYu Coulee Hiking Club and its Seattle University alumni members. Also included: selected memorabilia of Fr. Frank Logan, SJ (1902-2004), his letters to friends, his homilies, testimonials to Logan, photographs of Logan and events honoring him such as birthdays (99th, 100th, 101th); the 65th HiYu reunion (2004); the dedication of Logan Field at Seattle University; a Seattle Times news article "Seattle U's Father Frank Logan" (July 14, 1996); his obituary, funeral program and homily (2004). This collection also includes the four foot carved, wood totem mascot affectionately called "HiYu."
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Rose and Tom Morris Collection of HiYu Coulee Hiking Club, Special Collections, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Seattle University.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Hikers--Washington (State)--Seattle.
- Logan, Francis A., SJ, 1902-2004
- Morris, Rose
- Morris, Thomas
- HiYu Coulee Hiking Club
- Seattle University--Mascots
- Seattle University--Societies, etc.
- Seattle University--Students
- Seattle University. Associated Students of Seattle University
Form or Genre Terms
- Artifacts (object genre)