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Preliminary Guide to the North Cascades History Project Interviews
1975



Manuscript Collection No.: 2161
Accession No.: 2161-001
Creator: North Cascades History Project, creator
Title: North Cascades history project interviews
Date Span: 1975
Quantity: 3 sound cassettes (4 hrs.); 1 vertical file
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

These climbers were a group in the Mountaineers who made many first ascents in the North Cascades. Mr. Strandberg was the first (with Bill Degenhardt and Jim Martin) to explore the Southern Pickets.

Scope and Content

Tape recorded interviews, chronological list of climbs described, and photos.

Tape-recorded interviews describe Mountaineering in the North Cascades during the period 1927-1936. The interviews were conducted by Harry Majors and Karyl Winn on August 6, 1975. The photos were donated by Don Blair and Herb Strandberg.

See list in the vertical file for names of peaks and chronology of ascents. Identity of each speaker can usually be determined by referral to chronological list.

Tape 1 - Side A: 1927 Sperry to Guye; Side B: 1931 Whitehorse to Big Four and Pickets, 1931. Tape 2 - Side A: Pickets (cont'd) 1931-32 to Sheep Gap, 1933. Side B: Sheep Gap (cont'd) Pt. 3 on Logan, 1934. Tape 3 - 1934 - Buckner (W. Peak) through Spider attempt. Also development of Mountaineer climbing code and equipment used in the 1930s.

Restrictions on Access

contact Special Collections.

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

The literary rights of some, but not all of the informants have been transferred to the University of Washington.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Donald Blair, Forest Farr, Norvall Grigg, James Martin, Herbert Strandberg, and Arthur Winder, 8/6/1973.

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Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bedal, Harry.
Degenhardt, William A.
Farr, Forest W., creator.
Majors, Harry, creator.
Martin, James C., creator.
Skar, Nels.
Strandberg, Herbert V., creator.
Organizations:
North Cascades History Project--Archives.
Last modified: May 6, 2011
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