Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Terry Pettus Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0139, 0463
Creator: Pettus, Terry, 1904-
Title: Terry Pettus papers
Date Span: 1927-1984
Quantity: approximately 2.71 cubic feet of textual materials, plus 2 folders, 1 looseleaf notebook, added ephemera
10 cassettes
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Mr. Pettus, born in 1904, was president of Tacoma Newspaper Guild during 1935-1937 strike, and provisional president of Seattle Chapter during its organizational drive in 1936 to Portland, Spokane, Victoria, Vancouver (B.C.), Great Falls.

Scope and Content

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

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0139-001
Terry Pettus interviews and correspondence, June 30, 1966; Feb. 1967
.63 cubic feet of textual materials plus 3 cassettes
Scope and Content
Correspondence regarding American Newspaper Guild, and P.I. Strike, 1935-1937.
Other Finding Aids
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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.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Terry Pettus, Nov. 28, 1960

  
Accession No. 0463-001
Terry Pettus papers, before 1965
2 folders ; 1 looseleaf notebook ; added ephemera
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Gift of Terry Pettus, May 26, 1964

  
Accession No. 0463-002
Terry Pettus lecture, 1954
2 cassettes (60 min. each )
Scope and Content
Tape recording of lecture on Seattle Smith Act Trial, 1954?, and personal reminiscences.
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 transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Howard Droker, February 28, 1979

  
Accession No. 0463-003
Terry Pettus interview, 1979
5 cassettes (60 min. each )
1 transcript (58 pages)
Scope and Content
Tape-recorded interviews, with transcript, 1979.
Pettus talks about Seattle in the 1930's. The questions of the 3 interviewers do not appear in the transcript; Pettus' answers run together in a single narrative. Also the tapes may contain more material than is in the transcript; the transcript is a selection of the most interesting and valuable material and was produced for a slide show. The ten sections of the transcript correspond to the ten sides of the tapes. These interviews were made for the Seattle Public Library series "This City, Seattle." David Current has the original reel-to-reel recordings; can refer users who wish to do productions with broadcast quality to Mr. Current.
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 transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by David Current, November 01, 1981.

  
Accession No. 0463-004
Terry Pettus papers, 1927-1984
2.08 cubic feet, includes oversize scrapbooks
Scope and Content
Correspondence, research notes, writings, ephemera, 1927-1984.
Bulk of the accession is writings by Pettus and research notes for writing projects; but also covered are his activities as a houseboat owner to improve the rights of houseboat dwellers.
Other Finding Aids
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Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Howard Droker, October 24, 1984.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Abrams, Ted.
Beck, David (Dave) Daniel.
Bowen, Paul Miller.
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-
DeLacy, Hugh, 1910-1986.
Dore, John F.
Droker, Howard, interviewer.
Fields, Earl.
Hamilton, Doc.
James, Burton W.
James, Florence Bean, 1892-1988.
Lindberg, William J. (William James), 1904-1981.
Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989.
Meyers, Victor A.
Nester, Barney.
Parry, Will, creator.
Pennock, William J. (William Jonathan), d. 1953.
Pettus, Terry, 1904- --Archives.
Weeks, Ramona.
Wetjen, Albert Richard.
Williams, Forrest V.
Zioncheck, Marion A. (Marion Anthony),  1901-1936.
Organizations:
American Newspaper Guild. Seattle Chapter.
Cherry Street Art Colony.
Communist Party of the United States of America.
Communist Party of the United States of America (Wash.)
Floating Homes Association (Seattle, Wash.)
Industrial Workers of the World.
Lake Investment Fund.
Lake Union Coalition.
Northwest Citizens' Defense Committee, creator.
People's World (newspaper)
Seattle, (Wash.). Board of Adjustment.
Tenas Chuck Floating Home Moorage.
Unemployed Citizens' League of Seattle.
Washington Commonwealth Federation.
Watermark Press.
Subjects:
Labor leaders--Washington State--Seattle.
Titles:
Shogor.
Town Crier.
Last modified: February 8, 2013
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