Debra Whitted papers, 1979-1988

Overview of the Collection

Debra Whitted papers
1979-1988 (inclusive)
1 box, (0.50 linear feet)
Collection Number
This collection contains various records from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) from 1979 to 1988.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 4357978248
Fax: 4357972880
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Debra Whitted has considerable experience in retail management, first working as a buyer for Nordstrom and a buyer in 1976 and store manager at Eberhard’s Sport Shop in 1980. In 1983, she became the assistant store manager for REI’s flagship downtown Seattle retail store where she would later serve as the Retail Director responsible for all aspects of design concept development. In 1987 the outdoor retailer tapped Debra to be the opening store manager for the first East Coast REI store built in College Park, Maryland and the REI store in San Diego in 1988. In 1990 she became the East Coast and Southwest corporate retail director.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains materials dated from 1979 to 1988 that Whitted collected while working at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Debra Whitted papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Debra Whitted USU_COLL MSS 551, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 551, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Debra Whitted papers are arranged in chronogical order.

Processing Note

Processed in February 2021

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections and Archives by Debra Whitted in 2019.

Related Materials

Outdoor Recreation Catalogs (BOOK COLL 72)

Outdoor Recreation Serials (BOOK COLL 72a)

Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian outdoor industry collection (USU_COLL MSS 548)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 REI Candidate Information 1979
1 2 Annual Report from REI Co-op's Chairman of the Board (2 copies) 1981
1 3 Pacific Magazine 1988 March

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