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Donald S. Voorhees papers, 1968-1986
- Voorhees, Donald S
- Donald S. Voorhees papers
- 1968-1986 (inclusive)19681986
- 1.83 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- 4456 (Accession No. 4456-001)
- Papers of a Seattle attorney and civic activist who was a leader in the effort to acquire a site for the city's Discovery Park.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The papers are open to all users.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Donald S. Voorhees was a civic activist; an attorney in the Seattle law firm of Riddell, Williams, Voorhees, Ivie and Bullitt; and a U.S. District Court judge. He was a member of the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners (pre-1974) and chaired Citizens for Fort Lawton Park (1968-1970) and the Seattle mayor’s Fort Lawton Park Citizens’ Advisory Committee (1970-1973). Voorhees died in 1989.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers concern Vorhees's leadership in an effort to acquire the site of a former Army post in metropolitan Seattle for a city park that later became Discovery Park. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, speeches and writings, news releases, newsletters, legislation, maps, photographs, plans and proposals, publications, and clippings, 1968-1986.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Donald S. Voorhees Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The papers are arranged into two series:
- Personal papers
- Fort Lawton Park Citizens' Advisory Committee
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Personal papersReturn to Top
Citizens Committee for Fort Lawton Park
Friends of Discovery Park
Jackson, Henry M.
Magnuson, Warren G.
Seattle Parks and Recreation Department
Uhlman, Wes C.
Magnolia Community Club, Parks Committee
Seattle Park Commissioners Board
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees
Notecards - speeches
Campaign materials - Jackson, Henry M.
By-laws, Friends of Discovery Park
Speeches and writings
Writings of others
Lawton Park News
Plans and proposals
Photographs -Discovery Park opening/aerial views of Fort Lawton
Subject series - access routes to Fort Lawton Park
Fort Lawton Park Citizens' Advisory Committee, 1970-1971Return to Top
Container(s): Box-folder 3/7
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Abandoned military reservations--Washington (State)--Seattle
- City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle--Citizen participation
- Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
- Land use--Washington (State)--Seattle--Planning
- Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
- Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Planning--Citizen participation
- Public lands--Recreational use--Washington (State)--Seattle
- Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983
- Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
- Voorhees, Donald S.--Archives
- Friends of Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
- Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
- Discovery Park (Seattle, Wash.)
- Fort Lawton (Seattle, Wash.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)