Fairhaven College Collection, approximately 1965-2012

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fairhaven College.
Title
Fairhaven College Collection
Dates
approximately 1965-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
27 linear ft, (48 boxes)
Collection Number
XOE_SC0097
Summary
Records, publications, clippings and scrapbooks, photographs, slides, audiovisual and other material related to Fairhaven College from 1965 through approximately 2012.
Repository
Western Washington University, Special Collections
Wilson 6th Floor
516 High Street MS9103
Bellingham WA
98225-9123
Telephone: (360) 650-3193
Fax: (360) 650-3044
speccoll@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Fairhaven College was founded in 1966 as an alternative undergraduate liberal arts educational opportunity within Western Washington University.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records, publications, clippings and scrapbooks, photographs, slides, audiovisual and other material related to Fairhaven College from 1965 through approximately 2012.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Fairhaven College Collection, Special Collections, Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The collection is organized according to the following series arrangement:

  • Series I. Administrative Records, 1965-2006; undated
  • Series II. Publications and Outreach, 1966-2012; undated
  • Series III. Fairhaven College History, 1966-2010; undated
  • Series IV. Oversize Material, 1966-2010; undated

Acquisition Information

Donated by Fairhaven College. Initial transfer of materials ("Fairhaven College Archiving Project") completed in 2004. Two additional accessions in 2011 and 2014. Box listings and inventories available for 2004 and 2011 accessions.

Processing Note

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Administrative Records, 1965-2006, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Reports, planning, evaluation (1 of 2)
Includes early planning documents (1965-1969), academic planning process (1975-1977), accreditation materials and self-study report (1977-78). See Box OV-1 for related materials.
1965-1978
2
Reports, planning, evaluation (2 of 2)
Includes accreditation materials, self-study reports, evaluations, surveys. Also contains undated typescript by Skye Burn: "Fairhaven Needs to Stand on Its Reputation"
1977-1994; undated
3
General administrative records (1 of 2)
Includes correspondence and memoranda, academic and building plans, NSF grant proposal, faculty meeting minutes (bulk 2001-2006, described as the "Ron Riggins Era"), related materials and misc.
1978-2006; undated
4
General administrative records (2 of 2)
Includes records from "Fairhaven Connection" alumni newsletter and other files related to alumni relations: memoranda and notes, rosters and directories, commencement materials. Related material in Boxes 13 and 18.
1968-2006; undated
5
Special Quarters (1 of 3)
Administrative records from 1972 Winter Quarter Program and 1990 Special Quarter ("Canons in Conflict"). Related material in OV-1 and OV-2.
1972; 1990
6
Special Quarters (2 of 3)
Records from and about 1990 Special Quarter ("Canons in Conflict") including readings and publications, evaluations, and conference materials.
1990-1991
7
Special Quarters (3 of 3), Bridge Project
Records from 1994 Special Quarter ("The History Of The Future"), 1976-1977 Bridge Project registration forms. See Boxes 8, 20, 37, OV-2 for additional Bridge Project material.
1976-1997; 1994
8
Bridge Project
Records from Bridge Project (also known as "Bridge Program"), including binder of material collected by Joseph P. Alexander, typescript of reflections, evaluation forms. See Boxes 7, 20, 37, OV-2 for additional Bridge Project material.
1973-1982; undated

Series II. Publications and Outreach, 1966-2012, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
9
Course listings
Course and seminar schedules, program catalogs and registration procedures, curricular options, academic programs, class descriptions.
1973-1997; 2005-2010
10
Guides, handbooks, bulletins
Includes Fairhaven College Quarterly (1978-1986), Weekly Bulletin/Eclampsia (1967-68), Community handbooks, calendars and guides. See OV-1 for related material.
1968-2008; undated
11
Tuna Gas News (1 of 2)
Fairhaven College newsletter
1974-1984
12
Tuna Gas News (2 of 2)
Fairhaven College newsletter
1986-1996; undated
13
Student publications, Fairhaven College outreach
Student publications (including Cheshire Press, Fairhaven Free Press, Vox), recruitment and promotional materials (viewbooks, brochures), alumni relations (Fairhaven Connection), commencement programs, assorted programs and flyers. See Boxes 4, 18, OV-1 for related materials.
1966-2012; undated

Series III. Fairhaven College History, 1966-2010, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Clippings, scrapbooks, and ephemera
1966-2010; undated
Box
14
Newspaper articles (scrapbooks)
Four scrapbooks from internal Fairhaven College archiving project, labeled "1966-1969," "1968-1977" [actual date range: 1966-1977], "1977-1979," "1979-1984."
1966-1984; undated
15
Newspaper articles (loose)
1966-1984
16
Newspaper articles (loose)
1985-1992
17
Newspaper articles (loose)
1993-2000
18
Newspaper articles (loose)
Includes material from Fairhaven Connections/alumni relations clips files, and folder collecting comics and ephemera hung on John McClendon's office door.
1966-2010; undated
19
Clippings and ephemera
Includes clippings from Office of University Communications, material from Fairhaven College archiving project, obituaries and related re: Don McLeod and Annis Hovde, materials from Fairhaven College reunions, including signed guestbooks. See Box OV-1 for additional material from reunions.
1968-2000; undated
20
Bridge Project: Clippings and scrapbook
Joseph P. Alexander Bridge Project scrapbook, Fall 1976 issue of Washington State containing article on Bridge Project. Related material in Box 8 and 37.
1971-1976
Subseries 2: Photographs and audiovisual
1972-2006; undated
Box
21
Photos: Students (A-C)
undated
22
Photos: Students (C-D)
undated
23
Photos: Students (D-G)
undated
24
Photos: Students (H-J)
undated
25
Photos: Students (K-M)
undated
26
Photos: Students (M-N)
undated
27
Photos: Students (O-R)
undated
28
Photos: Students (R-T)
undated
29
Photos: Students (T-Z, Miscellaneous)
undated
30
Photos: Students (Miscellaneous); Faculty; Faculty/Staff
undated
31
Photos: Faculty/Staff; Courtyard activities; Plays
undated
32
Photos: Daycare; In Memoriam; Sweethearts' Ball; Darol Streid photo proofs
Related material in Box 19.
1972-1997; undated
33
Photos: Special events and student retreats (1 of 2)
Includes photographs of retirement celebrations (Bill Heid, David Mason); theater productions, classes, special events; student retreats.
1974-1999; undated
34
Photos: Special events and student retreats (2 of 2)
Includes photographs of student retreats (1988-1999); 1998 student info fair; special classes and events.
1974-1999; undated
35
Photos: Graduations
Graduations 1972, 1975, 1980-1985, 1987, 1989, 1999, undated.
1972-1999; undated
36
Photos: Graduations, Reunions, Outback Farm
Includes undated graduation photos; Reunions 1984, 1990, and 1993; Outback Farm 1972-1993 and undated.
1972-1993; undated
37
Photos and slides: Bridge Project
Five photo albums, three folders, one box of slides by Joseph P. Alexander (1974-1976, 1980). Related material in Box 8 and 20.
1974-1984; undated
38
Slides: 25th reunion slideshow, Keller PNW Forests class
1993; 1999
39
Slides
1974-1994; undated
40
Photos (2011 accession)
Floppy disks (two 5-inch, one 3.5-inch), ten compact discs, twenty-two envelopes of prints. See March 3, 2011 internal inventory for detailed listing.
1972-2006; undated
41
Photos (2011 and 2014 accessions)
Photos from binder documenting construction of Outback Amphiteather (approximately 2005-2006). Classes, student art, retreats, special events (bulk 1994-2006). One compact disc ("Roger Gilman Retirement Party"). Related material in Boxes 29-36.
1973-2006; undated
42
Photos (2014 accession)
Miscellaneous prints from 2014 accession.
1992-2005; undated
43
Audiovisual: Miscellaneous audio
Music, recorded events, recruitment and outreach. Includes LPs, cassette tapes, CDs, reel-to-reels (1982 Recruiting Tape), and songsheets (in red envelope).
1980-1999; undated
44
Audiovisual: Videotapes (1 of 3)
23 VHS tapes (Fairhaven events and misc.; 6 tapes from 2011 acc.), 24 Mini DV tapes (Outback Farm).
1984-2000; undated
45
Audiovisual: Videotapes (2 of 3)
45 VHS tapes documenting Special Quarter 1990 "Canons in Conflict." See also Boxes 5-6.
1990-1991
46
Audiovisual: Videotapes (3 of 3)
16 VHS tapes and related documentation. 8 tapes document Special Quarter 1994 ("The History of the Future"); 4 from Fairhaven Memories Project (5/12/2000) and include signed consent forms. Other 4 tapes: "Faculty meeting (History of Fairhaven)"; "Student and Alumni Meeting (4/10/1990)"; "Pacific NW Forests Course (June 1999)"; "Murakami." Related material in Boxes 7 and 38.
1990-2000; undated

Series IV. Oversize Material, 1966-2010, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
OV-1
Oversize records, photos, posters
Administrative records include Fairhaven College architectural site plan (approximately 1967); curricular proposals (undated); 1966 brochure mock-up. Photos include Darol Streid photo proofs and faculty photos (Lois Garlick, Bob Keller, David Clarke), undated. Posters: 1966-1981 calendar (1980); 1984 and 1987 Winter Quarters; 1987-1988 Class schedule; 2005 Community Human Rights film festival; "Fairhaven College Theater Presents The Tempest"; Law and Diversity Program; very large butcher paper poster with handwritten alumni stories and signatures (2010 Reunion).
1966-2010; undated
OV-2
Oversize photos and posters
Poster for Special Quarter 1990: "Canons in Conflict." Two Bridge Project photo collage posters. First poster: "Independence Through Education." Second poster photo credits: Helen Warinsky.
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Fairhaven College--History--Sources.