Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Other Finding Aids

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee Records
1956-1976



Manuscript Collection No.: 1584
Creator: Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee , creator
Title: Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records
Date Span: 1956-1976
Quantity: 24.84 linear feet plus 1 vertical file, 1 box, and 1 reel to reel tape
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

Outdoor recreation and conservation club.

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 list below.

Restrictions on Access

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

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

Other Finding Aids


Inventory

  
Accession No. 1584-001
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records, 1956-1970
12.42 linear feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, photographs.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 4/9/1971.

  
Accession No. 1584-002
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers (Society) Literary Fund Committee records, 1965-1967
1 vertical file and 1 box
Scope and Content
Drawings, photographs, correspondence, "Medicine for Mountaineering and Routes and Rock," 1965-1967.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
A portion of these records are stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee.

  
Accession No. 1584-003
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records, 1970-1971
1.5 linear feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, minutes, financial records, ephemera.
Manuscripts of "101 Hikes," "102 Hikes," and "Alpine Lakes."
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted. Contact repository for details.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Harvey Manning, 1/1/1971.

  
Accession No. 1584-004
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee.
Mountaineers (Society) Literary Fund Committee records, circa 1970-1973
6 linear feet
Scope and Content
Galley proofs, page proofs, correspondence, manuscripts.
Drafts, galleys and correspondence re "Mountaineering, the Freedom of the Hills," 3rd ed., (boxes 1-3), "A Climbers Guide to the Olympics" (box 3 ), "Cascade Mountain Guide," (boxes 3-4), "The Challenge of Rainier" (box 4), and "Footlose" (box 4).
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee, 7/19/1974.

  
Accession No. 1584-005
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records, 1973-1975
3 linear feet
Scope and Content
Manuscripts page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence, photographs.
Material relates to Molenaar's "The Challenge of Rainier," 2nd. ed. 1973, Piggott's "Discover Alaska," 1975, and Prater's "Snowshowing," 1975.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 2/1/1975.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 1584-006
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records, 1975
1.5 linear feet
Scope and Content
Galley proofs, manuscripts, correspondence relating to books published by the Mountaineers, 1975.
Accession contains materials relating to the following books: Wilkerson, James A., "Medicine for Mountaineering;" Sterling, E.M. "The South Cascades;" Prater, Gene, "Snow Trails;" Harris, Stephen L., "Fire & Ice;" Beckey, Fred, "Darrington & Index: Rock Climbing Guide."
Restrictions on Access
Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mountaineers, 8/1/1976.

  
Accession No. 1584-007
Mountaineers (Society). Ad Hoc Committee On Guide Books
Mountaineers Ad Hoc Committee On Guide Books records, 1972-1976
.42 linear feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, reports, surveys, notes, ephemera.
The work of the Ad Hoc Committee was in part a review of the work of the Literary Fund Committee. The researcher should also see the papers of the latter.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Ruth Ittner, 3/2/1977.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 1584-008
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee
Mountaineers Literary Fund Committee records
1 reel to reel tape
Scope and Content
Tape-recorded interview with L.D. Lindsley, photographer of Seattle. Gene Faure interviewed Lindsley regarding trip with Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1916.
Mary Roberts Rinehart also described the trip in an article in Cosmopolitan Magazine. The second half of the tape discusses Mr. Lindsley's own life. His grandfather was D.T. Denny, and he describes the family's early residence in Seattle. Mr. Lindsley worked for Romans Photo Co. for a time before and after Asahel Curtis bought it. He describes his own photography, which he has engaged in for 60 years. Most topics are not fully developed.
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
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Barden, Richard P.
Beckey, Fred W., 1921-, creator.
Beckey, Fred W., 1921-
Beckey, Fred W., 1921-
Beckey, Fred W., 1921-
Crowder, Dwight Farnsworth.
Ferber, Peggy., creator.
Fries, Mary A.
Harris, Stephen L., creator.
Harris, Stephen L., creator.
Hauser, William E.
Ittner, Ruth.
Ittner, Ruth.
Krenmayr, Janice.
Manning, Harvey, creator.
Manning, Harvey, creator.
Manning, Harvey.
Marshall, Louise B. (Louise Burnett), 1915-
Molenaar, Dee.
Molenaar, Dee, creator.
Molenaar, Dee.
Molenaar, Dee.
Piggot, Margaret H., creator.
Piggot, Margaret H., creator.
Prater, Gene.
Prater, Gene., creator.
Prater, Gene., creator.
Prater, Gene., creator.
Prater, Gene., creator.
Spring, Ira.
Sterling, E. M.
Sterling, E. M., creator.
Sterling, E. M., creator.
Tabor, Rowland Whitney.
Warner, John.
Warner, John. local, creator.
Wilkerson, James A.
Wilkerson, James A., creator.
Wilkerson, James A., creator.
Wood, Robert L.
Organizations:
Mountaineers (Society). Literary Fund Committee--Archives.
Last modified: August 22, 2007
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