Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Other Finding Aids

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Mountaineers Society Mountaineer Books Records



Manuscript Collection No.: 2896
Creator: Mountaineers (Society). Mountaineer Books , creator
Title: Mountaineers (Society) Mountaineer Books records
Date Span: 1966-1983
Quantity: 2.14 cubic feet
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. Mountaineer Books was formerly called the Literary Fund Committee; changed to Mountaineer Books about June 14, 1978. By August 1978 the letterhead reads Mountaineer Books. Editorial Review Committee. On September 6, 1979 the Board of Trustees established Mountaineer Books. Books Management Board. The Editorial Review Committee's function is to select and oversee the content of the publications; business aspects of the publication program such as sales, advertising, accounting, etc. are supervised by the Books Management Board.

Scope and Content

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Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 2896-001
Mountaineers (Society). Mountaineer Books
Mountaineers Society Mountaineer Books records, 1972-1983
.14 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Editorial Review Committee minutes 1972-1982; Book Management Committee historical and organizational material, project/planning files, 1981-1983.
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.

  
Accession No. 2896-002
Mountaineers (Society). Mountaineer Books
Mountaineers Society Mountaineer Books records, 1966-1978
2.00 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, stock inventories, lists, subject files.
This accession is comprised of the files of Howard Stansbury, Mountaineers business manager, on book publishing.
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, 8/27/1981.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Barden, Richard P., creator.
Manning, Harvey, creator.
Stansbury, Howard, 1806-1863, creator.
Organizations:
Mountaineers (Society). Mountaineer Books--Archives.
Sierra Club, creator.
Vail-Ballou Press, Inc., creator.
Last modified: November 05, 2007
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