Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Mountaineers History Committee Oral History Interviews
1994-2001



Manuscript Collection No.: 5038
Creator: Mountaineers (Society). History Committee , creator
Title: Mountaineers History Committee oral history interviews
Date Span: 1994-2001
Quantity: .87 cubic foot (including 18 sound cassettes and 3 transcripts)
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.

Scope and Content

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Restrictions on Access

Consult the access restrictions information for each of the accessions listed below.

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 5038-001
Mountaineers (Society). History Committee
Mountaineers History Committee oral history interview, 1995-1996
.21 cubic foot (1 box including 2 sound cassettes, 60 min. each; 2 transcripts: 18 pages total)
Scope and Content
Two interviews with previously active members of the Mountaineers; 1995 and 1996. Activities and experiences through and because of the club are discussed. John Hossack, a well known climber, talks about weekend trips with other club members, serving as an instructor for climbing courses, winter activities such as skiing, and summer outings through the club in various places throughout the greater Northwest. One such outing involved making a first ascent on Grand Teton. Equipment in use during the 1930s and 1940s is also discussed. Margaret (Peg) and William (Bill) Stark discuss the impact the Mountaineers had on their family, especially their children. The Starks spent much of their free time exploring the Enchantment Lakes area east of Mt. Stuart in the Cascade range of Washington. Their explorations of the area provided some names to features in the area. After Bill Stark's retirement, the couple led guided trips into the mountains, although not in the Enchantment area.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of the Hossack interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
May be used for exhibition, publication, broadcast, and similar purposes.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers History Committee, 10/18/1996.

  
Accession No. 5038-002
Mountaineers (Society). History Committee
Mountaineers History Committee oral history interview, 1997-1998
.42 cubic foot (1 box including 8 sound cassettes)
Scope and Content
Sound cassettes together with some transcripts and some summaries and tape logs. Most informants have been leaders in The Mountaineers' activities. They include Edward C. Boulton, Sam Fry, Dianne Hoff, Jane MacGowan, Lee Mann, Larry Penberthy, and Alexandra Pye.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of the Hoff interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of the Boulton interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of the Penberthy interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers History Committee, 12/10/1998.

  
Accession No. 5038-003
Mountaineers (Society) History Committee
Mountaineers History Committee oral history interview, 1994-2000
.21 cubic foot (1 box including 7 sound cassettes, ca. 60 min. each; transcript: 19 pages)
Scope and Content
Interview with noted mountain climber Al Randall (1994) and with five past presidents of the club: Marcia Hanson, Carsten Lien, Craig Rowley (1999), Don Heck, and Bill Maxwell (2000). Includes a transcript and articles about ascents for Randall, and sound cassettes and topic lists for the presidents, who describe issues during their terms. Also includes 2 cassettes and topic list for longtime member Nedra Slauson.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording of the Rowley interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Listen to the audio recording of the Hanson interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Listen to the audio recording of the Heck interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
May be used for research, instruction, exhibition, publication, broadcast and similar purposes.
Acquisition Info
Donated by The Mountaineers, 2/7/1998.

  
Accession No. 5038-004
Mountaineers (Society). History Committee
Mountaineers History Committee oral history interview, 2001
.03 cubic foot (including 1 sound cassette, ca. 60 min.)
Scope and Content
Interview with longtime member and past president, Paul Wiseman, who describes various functions and activities of the club and the Olympic Branch, which he helped establish; 2001.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording of the Wiseman interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
May be used for research, instruction, exhibition, publication, broadcast, and similar purposes.
Acquisition Info
Donated by The Mountaineers, 10/22/2001.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Hanson, Marcia.
Heck, Don.
Hossack, John.
Lien, Carsten.
Maxwell, William.
Randall, Alvin E.
Rowley, Craig.
Slauson, Nedra G.
Stark, Margaret (Peg)
Stark, William (Bill)
Organizations:
Mountaineers (Society). History Committee--Archives.
Subjects:
Mountaineers--Washington (State)--Interviews.
Last modified: June 3, 2013
Contact Us