Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Philip H. Zalesky Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 3773
Creator: Zalesky, Philip H. , creator
Title: Philip H. Zalesky papers
Date Span: 1953-2002
Quantity: 4.63 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Biographical Note

Philip Zalesky, an Everett, Washington, conservationist, has played an active role in Pacific Northwest conservation groups. He was president of Olympic Park Associates from 1966 to 1972, secretary during the 1990s, and a board member through at least 2002. Olympic Park Associates is a citizens group, founded in 1948, that is dedicated to the preservation of Olympic National Park. The group's projects included removing dams from the Elwah River and removing non-native goats from the Olympic Peninsula. Members also collaborated with other organizations in attempts to reintroduce native wolf species to the Olympic Peninsula.

Zalesky was a founder, in 1957, and the first president of the North Cascades Conservation Council. The council, whose mission is "to protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values," led the successful campaign to create the North Cascades National Park complex.

Zalesky initiated a climbing course based in Everett in 1953, when he was elected president of the Everett chapter of the Mountaineers Society. As a member of the Mountaineers Conservation Committee, he chaired the Subcommittee on Mountain Goats, 1954-1955, which supported legislation to ban hunting of mountain goats in Washington State. Zalesky also served as Washington vice president of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs in 1956.

In 1989 Zalesky became president of the Snohomish County Land Trust. The trust, which helped property owners in Snohomish County, Washington, to preserve their land from development, subsequently merged with land conservancies in King and Pierce Counties to form the Cascade Land Conservancy.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two accessions:

  • Accession No. 3773-001, Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1953-1984
  • Accession No. 3773-004, Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1968-2002

Scope and Content

The bulk of the papers concern Zalesky's activities in various conservation campaigns and organizations, such as the Mountaineers Society Conservation Division, the North Cascades Conservation Council, Olympic Park Associates, and the Snohomish County Land Trust. Major correspondents include Polly Dyer, Brock Evans, Patrick D. Goldsworthy, Harvey Manning, and Grant McConnell.

The papers include correspondence, minutes, writings, ephemera, newsletters, reports, clippings, sound recordings, hearings, and subject files.

Restrictions on Access

The papers are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Accession No. 3773-001 was donated by Philip H. Zalesky in 1986. Accession No. 3773-004 is a merger of papers donated by Zalesky in 1990 and 2002.

Processing Info

Processing of the papers was completed by Emily Inlow in 2005.

Within the accessions, the papers were grouped by organization. Subject matter was consolidated within each organization Zalesky represented despite the fact that certain issues, such as the Glacier Peak wilderness and mountain goats legislation, involved other organizations to which Zalesky belonged. Accession Nos. 3773-002 and 3773-003 were combined to form 3773-004. Materials that Zalesky organized by subject were maintained as subject series.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 3773-001
Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1953-1984
2.63 cubic feet
Box/FolderDate
Olympic Park Associates
1/1Organizational information1967, undated
Incoming letters
1/2A-J1957-1971, undated
1/3M-Z1966-1972
1/4Outgoing letters1966-1977
1/5-6General correspondence1966-1969
Interorganizational correspondence
1/7Peterson, Julius & Olga Gull1966-1971
1/8Others1966-1976
1/9Minutes of the board of trustees, executive committee, annual meetings1966-1974
1/10Notices and agendas of the board of trustees, executive committee and annual meetings1966-1976, undated
1/11Lists of the board members and officers1966-1973
1/12Reports on park use1964-1965
1/13Research project on land-use conflicts by Carsten Lien1960
1/14Statements at hearings1967, undated
1/15Presentations regarding the Wilderness Bill1959-1966
1/16Writingsundated
1/17Notesundated
1/18Newsletters1967-1976, undated
1/19-21Clippings1955-1972, undated
Subject series
1/22Barnes Flat Road1982
1/23-24Boundary study, U.S. Interior Deptartment1966
1/25Brochure by Ruth Kirk1966
1/26Clearwater River/clear-cutting1971
1/27Forest statistics1953, 1962
1/28Hartzog, George, National Park Service speech at Port Angeles1968
Hearings on park boundaries
1/29-1/31Letters1966
1/32Mailings and notes1966
1/33Statements1966
1/34Clippings1966
1/35Hurricane Ridge Road and ski lift development1968-1969
1/36-40Inholdings, acquisitions, and land use1966-1968, 1982-1983
1/41KIRO Radio editorial and response1966
1/42-45Lake Crescent inholdings1977-1983, undated
1/46Lake Crescent road1967, 1972
1/47Meetings on park development1968
1/48National Park Service1957-1968
1/49Ozette Indian Reservation1969-1971
1/50Point of Arches beach extension1970-1976
1/51Point Roberts International Park1973-1974, undated
1/52Quinault blow-down1957
1/53Quinault property1966-1967
1/54Wilderness proposals1972, 1976
1/55Wilderness recommendations1974
1/56Wilderness miscellany1966-1973, undated
1/57Wilderness Boundary Committee1966-1968
1/58Wilderness Study Areas, U.S. Forest Service1967-1973, undated
Wilderness Master Plan Study Team report1968
1/59Report1968
1/60Letters and clippings1968-1970
1/61Statements1972, undated
1/62Hearings1973
1/63Olympic Park Associates positions1971-1973
North Cascades Conservation Council
Incoming letters
2/1McConnell, Grant1955-1957
2/2Manning, Harvey1961-1983, undated
2/3C-Z1956-1963, undated
2/4-6General correspondence of Patrick Goldsworthy1955-1969
2/7Interorganizational correspondence1959-1961, undated
2/8Minutes and agendas of board meetings1958-1983
2/9Chronologiesundated
2/10Speeches and writings1956, undated
2/11Statements1959-1970, undated
2/12Reports and proposals1967-1970, undated
2/13 North Cascades Study Team1965
2/14Economic impact studies1970, undated
2/15Analyses1962, undated
2/16Resolutionsundated
2/17Notesundated
2/18Articles1956-1970, undated
2/19Brochures and mailings1957-1970, undated
Publications regarding the North Cascades
2/20 The Living Wilderness 1959-1961
2/21 Sierra Club Bulletin 1958-1959
2/22-23Mapsundated
2/24Clippingsundated
Subject series
2/25Alpine Lakes1963-1970, undated
2/26-27Boulder River1979-1981, undated
2/28-30Forest resources1956-1965, undated
Glacier Peak
2/31Letters and writings1956-1959
2/32Proposals and plans1957-1959
2/33Notes and statisticsundated
2/34Publications and clippings1955-1965, undated
Hearings on North Cascades
2/35Letters and mailings1966
2/36Statements1966
2/37Clippings1966
2/38Hearings and bill on North Cascades Park1967-1970
2/39Statistics Mt. Baker National Park1956-1965
Wilderness Bill
2/40Mailings1958-1964, undated
2/41Report and analysis1959, 1964
2/42-43Statements1958-1961
2/44Speeches, writings, and clippings of others1958-1962, undated
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
2/45Incoming letters1956
2/46Resolutions1966
2/47Conference on Northwest Wilderness1956
2/48Northwest conservation representative (Brock Evans)1968-1970
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs, Joint Committee on Salvage Logging in Olympic National Park
2/49General correspondence1956-1957, undated
2/50Meetings with National Park Service and regional directors1956
2/51Reports1956, undated
2/52Publications and articles1955-1957
2/53Notesundated
2/54-55Clippings1955-1957, undated
Mountaineers Society, Conservation Division
3/1General correspondence regarding conservation fund and director1970
3/2Writing by Zalesky regarding conservation1966
3/3Statements1959, 1973
3/4Policies1954-1959
3/5Conferences1953
Subject series
Mountain goat hearings
3/6-7Letters1954-1955
3/8House Bill 38 & statements1954-1955
3/9Writings by Zalesky1954-1955
3/10Notes1954-1955
3/11Articles, mailings, and information1954-1955
3/12Photographs and clippings1954-1955
Northwest Wilderness Conference, 10th, 1974
3/13-14General correspondence1974
3/15Notes1974
3/16Programs1974, 1984
Personal papers
3/17Tape-recorded interview with Professor Art Harrison regarding Northwest glaciers1959
3/18Clippingsundated
4/1Miscellanyundated
4/2Ephemeraundated
Subject series
4/3Forest practice regulations, Washington Environmental Council1974-1975
4/4Forest resources and wilderness preservation1956-1966, undated
4/5Nisqually River Delta1970
4/6River preservation1964-1966
Sierra Club
4/7Letters1956-1960
4/8Speeches by David Brower1957
4/9Newsletters1966
4/10Biennial Wilderness Conferences1951-1959
4/11Statistics on Washington State tourism1958, 1965
4/12-13Wilderness issues1966, 1971-1981, undated

  
Accession No. 3773-004
Philip H. Zalesky papers, 1968-2002
2 cubic feet
Box/FolderDate
North Cascades Conservation Council
1/1Historical information1990
1/2Organizational information1984-2000
General correspondence
1/3Manning, Harvey 1990-1999
1/4B-L1986-1999
1/5M-W1983-1999
1/6Minutes 1983-1998
1/7Newsletters1992-1998
1/8News releases1998
1/9-11Reports and proposals1983-1989
Subject series
1/12Military overflights1993-1995
1/13North Cascades Conservation Council - council report1990-1993
1/14North Cascades Conservation Council retreat2001
1/15North Cascades International Park1993
1/16North Cascades management1998
1/17-18Pasayten2000-2001
1/19 Wild Cascades 1995
1/20Clippings from newspapers1994-1997
1/21Clipping photocopies1981-1999
1/22Ephemera1987-1999
Olympic Park Associates
1/23Organizational records1968-2000
General correspondence
1/24Dyer, Polly 1980-2000
1/25Morgan and McNulty1981-2002
1/26Miscellaneous correspondence, A-Z1981-2000
1/27-31Minutes1968-2000
1/32Legislation1988-1997
1/33Lists of board members and officers1980-1994
1/34Newsletters1984-2000
1/35News releases1987-1991
2/1-2Reports1978-1998
2/3Speeches and writings1983-2000
2/4Clippings from periodicals1980-1997
2/5Clippings photocopies1981-2001
2/6Ephemera1996
Snohomish County Land Trust
2/7Organizational informationundated
2/8General correspondence about organizing trust1989
2/9General correspondence1989-1993
2/10Intraorganizational correspondence1991-1993
2/11-12Minutes1991-1994
2/13Audiocassette - county convention undated
Newsletters
2/14Others' newsletters1991-1999
2/15 Notes from the Land Trust 1991-1998
2/16 Snohomish County Land Trust 1990-1991
2/17News releases1991-1992
2/18Publications1979, 1988
2/19Reports1991
Subject series
2/20Barnbaum (Bruce)/Thompson property1991-1993
2/21Big Sky Land Trust rally1993
2/22Conservation Futures Fund1989-1990
2/23Estuary project1990
2/24Executive director1990
2/25Fee stewardship1997
2/26Foundations1991-1992
2/27Groenveld - Port Susan1991
2/28Industrial insurance1986-1990
2/29Insurance, Green Umbrella1990-1991
2/30Knoll easement1986-1990
2/31The Land Conservancy1999
2/32Land trust easement information1990-1991
2/33Land Trust Exchange1989
2/34Land trust - options for acquisition1989, undated
2/35Mission Creek1994
2/36Northwest Land Trust Council1989-1990
2/37Pilchuck Estates1991-1992
2/38Significant areasundated
2/39Speech materials1989-1990
2/40Standards1989
2/41Tax information1989
2/42Trust for Public Lands1989
2/43Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition1989
2/44Wildlife Department (Washington State)1983, undated
2/45Clippings1990-1991
2/46Ephemeraundated

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Dyer, Polly.
Evans, Brock, 1937-
Goldsworthy, Patrick D. (Patrick Donovan), 1919-
Manning, Harvey.
McConnell, Grant.
Zalesky, Philip H.--Archives.
Organizations:
Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs.
Mountaineers Society. Conservation Committee.
Mountaineers Society. Conservation Division.
North Cascades Conservation Council.
Olympic Park Associates.
Snohomish County Land Trust.
Geographic Names:
North Cascades National Park (Wash.)
Olympic National Park (Wash.)
Snohomish County (Wash.)--Environmental conditions.
Washington (State)--Environmental conditions.
Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources--Political aspects--Washington (State)
Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)
Conservation of natural resources--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.
Conservationists--Washington (State)--Everett--Archives.
Environmental policy--Washington (State)
Forest reserves--Washington (State)
Land trusts--Washington (State)--Snohomish County.
National parks and reserves--Washington (State)
National parks and reserves--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.
Wilderness areas--Cascade Range.
Wilderness areas--Washington (State)--Olympic Mountains.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Newsletters.
Sound recordings.
correspondence.
ephemera.
hearings (meetings, events)
minutes.
reports.
writings.
Last modified: November 03, 2006
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