Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Other Finding Aids

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Mountaineers Society Conservation Division Records
1952-1988



Manuscript Collection No.: 2886
Creator: Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division , creator
Title: Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records
Date Span: 1952-1988
Quantity: 8.75 cubic feet plus 2 vertical files
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

The Mountaineers was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1906. The first president was Edmund S. Meany. Standing committees were appointed at that first meeting of the club to take over the work and organization of the two main activities, the local and annual outings. The number of standing committees grew with the increasing membership and interests of the club. Mountain climbing has been one of the major interests. In 1935 climbing classes were organized to teach the fundamentals of Mountaineering. The Mountaineers were the first organized group to develop skiing in the Northwest. There are branches in Tacoma, Everett, and Olympia. Larry Lewin was active in the Mountaineers Conservation Division, particularly in developing a position on off-road vehicles (ORVs) on Wenatchee National Forest trails.

Scope and Content

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Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 2886-001
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1955-1976
2.67 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, minutes, reports, concerning environmental impact issues.
Ephemera (primarily EIS's) distributed to book collections.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 7/1/1977.

  
Accession No. 2886-002
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1975-1977 (Bulk: 1976-1977)
.33 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes, 1975-1977; subject series of Larry Lewin, including: U.S. Forest Service reports, ephemera, Lewin's notes, letters.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Paul Robisch, 5/1/1978.

  
Accession No. 2886-003
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1973-1976
.11 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes, notes, ephemera.
Marc Bardsley's files.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Marc Bardsley, 11/13/1978.

  
Accession No. 2886-004
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1968-1977
1.00 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes, subject files.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Verna Ness, 11/21/1978.

  
Accession No. 2886-005
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1972-1978
.28 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Rosters, subject files.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Marc Follette and Norman L. Winn, 1/9/1979.

  
Accession No. 2886-006
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, circa 1955-1965
3.00 cubic feet (3 cartons)
Scope and Content
Organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, writings, news releases, ephemera, clippings, subject files.
This material was kept in files in the Mountaineer clubroom.
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 8/27/1981.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 2886-007
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1963-1975
.14 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes and related items.
Bulk of the material is Conservation Division minutes.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 11/1/1983.

  
Accession No. 2886-008
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division. Alaska Committee
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division Alaska Committee records, circa 1966-1968
.28 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes, 1966, 1967; correspondence, clippings and related materials, ca. 1966-1968.
Files primarily created by Margaret Murie as chair of this committee and continuted by Polly Dyer.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Polly Dyer, 1/8/1986.

  
Accession No. 2886-009
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1970-1975
1 vertical file
Scope and Content
Correspondence, mailings, memoranda, clippings.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 6/24/1988.

  
Accession No. 2886-010
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, 1952-1988
.94 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Minutes, 1953-1983; correspondence, project and planning files, newsletters, legislation, reports, maps, lists, 1952-1988.
There are gaps in minutes, and nothing from 1963-1972. Additional Conservation Division minutes may be found in Polly Dyer's papers.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 9/12/1989.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 2886-011
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division
Mountaineers Society Conservation Division records, circa 1973-1977
1 vertical file
Scope and Content
Correspondence, testimony. These records constitute position statements of Mountaineers presidents (Henriot, Fry, Winn, Sanford) and Conservation Division Chairs, on conservation issues.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Norman Winn, 1/1/1993.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Biggs, John A., creator.
Dyer, Polly, creator.
Goldsworthy, Patrick D. (Patrick Donovan), 1919-, creator.
Lewin, Larry.
Murie, Margaret E., creator.
Zauche, William F., creator.
Organizations:
Alpine Lakes Protection Society (Wash.), creator.
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs, creator.
Friends of the Earth, creator.
Mountaineers (Society). Conservation Division--Archives.
Trustees for Conservation, creator.
United States. Forest Service, creator.
Washington (State). Coastal Zone Management Program.
Last modified: November 05, 2007
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