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This page lists unique collections of papers, publications and/or photographs. Click links in ID column below for finding aids. Click a column heading to sort on that column.

IDNameSourceDatesLocationContentsSummary
MTR.2016.7Amsler, Rudolf photo albumGeraldine Heckendorn Poor (a former neighbor)1929-36Lowell Skoog's house1 photo album plus 4 loose photos in an envelopePhotos mainly of winter and skiing by members of The Mountaineers in the Snoqualmie Pass area and Stampede Pass (Meany Ski Hut). Also includes Glacier Basin, Paradise, Van Trump Park, Chinook Pass, and Crystal Lake areas around Mt Rainier. A few summer photos in the Mt Terror group (North Cascades) circa 1933. At the end of the album is an envelope addressed to Amsler and delivered via "U.S. Ski Mail" from Snoqualmie Lodge to Martin (Meany Ski Hut) by "HVS and ATW" (probably Herbert V. Strandberg and Arthur T. Wilson).
MTR.2009.5Anderson, Lloyd and Mary  photographsMary Anderson, Gary Rose1930s-1960sLowell Skoog's house1 box (0.1 cu-ft).Originals of some photos in Lloyd Anderson Climbing Notebook. Also several small B&W prints.
MTR.2015.15Baker, Mount, 1939 Avalanche photos and reportHelen Stauder of Sports Illustrated Magazine, and John Scurlock1939-40Lowell Skoog's house1 printed report plus additional photosUSFS report on the 1939 Mt Baker avalanche that killed six Western Washington College students. Additional photos related to the avalanche were donated by John Scurlock.
MTR.2009.2Dickert, Othello Phillip  papersO.P. Dickert (donated by daughter Judi Lemp)1920s-1990sLowell Skoog's house1 box (0.52 cu-ft).Of particular interest are notes associated with 1935-38 Mountaineers climbing courses as well as handbooks (several in German) that contributed to the technical foundation of the course.
MTR.2009.1Dickert, Othello Phillip photographsO.P. Dickert (donated by daughter Judi Lemp)1920s-1990sLowell Skoog's house4 boxes (1.8 cu-ft).Photos of early climbing and skiing in Cascades, first ascents of Mt Goode and Mt Challenger, Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge, Mountaineer Players and outings.
MTR.2015.13Gilded Olympics photo albumUnknowncirca 1940sLowell Skoog's house1 photo album

Depicts an outing in the Olympic Mountains (circa 1940s) which included participants from the Mountaineers, various Northwest towns, and Massachusetts (including Henry Hall). Herb Crisler of "Olympic Elk" fame was apparently on the trip as well. The creator of the album is identified only as "Me" in several photos. The album includes photos of the Cascades, particularly the Snoqualmie Pass region. (The album name was inspired by its fancy cover.)

MTR.2015.16Hershey, Mary photo albumAudrey Kyle (grand-daughter)1913Lowell Skoog's house1 photo albumDepicts the second Mountaineer outing (1913) across the Olympic Mountains, traveling from the Elwha River to Mt Seattle, Dodwell-Rixon Pass to Mt Olympus (East Peak), ascents of Mt Barnes, Meany, and Christie, then over the Low Divide to Lake Quinault, and finally by Indian dugout canoe down the Quinault River to the ocean at Taholah. Album concludes with a few photos taken around Mt Rainier.
MTR.2009.9Hessey, Charles D., Jr. papersMarion Hessey estate1960s-1980sLowell Skoog's house1 box (about 0.5 cu-ft).Movie scripts, conservation writings, correspondence on religion.
MTR.2009.8Hessey, Charles and Marion photographsMarion Hessey estate1940s-1980sLowell Skoog's house4 container boxes (about 6 cu-ft).35mm and 2x2-inch color slides. The 4 large "container" boxes contain 28 rotary slide trays, 5 slide storage boxes and over 20 slide processing boxes.
MTR.2015.17Marzolf, Art and Grace photographsLaura Bakken (great-niece)1920sLowell Skoog's house61 photosCollection of loose B&W photos. Subjects include Mountaineers old Snoqualmie Lodge (summer and winter, some snowshoers and skiers), Kitsap Cabin, Hidden Ranch, Longmire, 1921 Lyman Lake outing, Mountaineer Players ("Robin Hood" 1923), 1929 Lake O'Hara outing, Goldmeyer Hot Springs, and more. A message from Laura Bakken says that when "GKM" and "WAM" are noted, they indicate Grace and Art Marzolf, respectively.
MTR.2010.5Moore, Harvey E. photo albumChris Jacobsen (nephew)1909-1930sLowell Skoog's house1 photo albumAlbum includes photos of climbing on Mt Rainier in 1909-10 via Emmons Glacier (see finding aid). Album also includes family photos, Alaska ships and volcanoes, WWI-era soldiers on Mexican border, and various travels in Washington state (not scanned). In the PDF finding aid, Harvey E. Moore is shown in uniform on the right in the group photo taken at American Lake.
MTR.2008.1Mountaineer AnnualsThe Mountaineers1907-1995Archives, N677 boxesArchival set of Mountaineer Annuals. Multiple copies of each year.
MTR.2014.32Mountaineer Annuals, Digitization MastersThe Mountaineers1920-1993/94Archives, on top of C3NT5 boxesUnbound set of Mountaineer Annuals used for digitization in 2014-15. (Albums prior to 1920 were digitized by Google, so we didn't need to sacrifice paper annuals for those years.)
MTR.2014.2Mountaineer Annual Photo PlatesThe Mountaineers1907-1960sArchives, N29 boxesSelected photo printing plates from Mountaineer Annuals.
MTR.2008.3Mountaineer BulletinsThe Mountaineers1911-presentArchives, S213 boxesArchival set of Mountaineer Bulletins. Multiple copies of each year.
MTR.2011.2Mountaineers Film CollectionThe Mountaineers1922-1970sUW Special Collections400+ filmsMovies from early Mountaineer outings, instructional films, and films produced by Charles and Marion Hessey, Charles Perryman, Bob and Ira Spring, and Dwight Watson. Donated to UW Special Collections in October 2011.
MTR.2014.1Mountaineers Lantern SlidesThe Mountaineers1900s-1920sLowell Skoog's house4 boxes (some with smaller boxes inside)Photos of Mountaineer outings to Glacier Peak (1910), Mt Rainier (1909), Mt Stuart (1914), plus local outings and miscellany. Also photos of 1929 publicity trip to Glacier Peak area with F.W. Cleator of the USFS. Photographers include Asahel Curtis, J. Boyd Ellis, and Jacobs. Some slides in color.
TBDMountaineer Miscellaneous PublicationsThe MountaineersVariousArchivesTBDMiscellaneous publications found while organizing the archives storage room.
MTR.2015.11Mueller, Lynda photo albumDavid L. Woods (son)1925-1926Lowell Skoog's house1 photo albumCollection of photographs, documents and memorabilia from 1925 Mountaineers summer outing in the Alpine Lakes region and 1926 outing in the Olympic Mountains.
MTR.2015.12Simmons, Charles L. photo albumShirley Newton (daughter)1920-1923Lowell Skoog's house1 photo album

Photos of Mt Rainier, Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge (1920), Olympic Mountains outing (1920), Mt Baker climb, Glacier Peak and Lyman Lake region (1921), Mt Adams and Mt St Helens (1922), and Garibaldi Lake B.C. (1923). Album includes hand-written notes by Shirley Newton naming many people and locations. (Page numbers in the notes are one page too high after p. 31.)

MTR.2011.1Spring, Bob and Ira  B&W photographsJohn Spring and family1930s-80s+UW Special Collections36 boxesPhotos held and managed by Ira Spring until 2003. Donated by the Spring family to UW Special Collections on June 27, 2013. Copyright shall be retained by the Spring family for 10 years, during which time usage permission can be granted only by the Springs or by Lowell Skoog. Non-exclusive, royalty-free use of photographs will be granted to The Mountaineers upon written request to UW Libraries. (Unofficial copy of deed of gift here.)
MTR.2016.2Streeter, Lillian photo album (digital photos only)Donated by Sara Ferguson, great grand-daughter1910sLowell Skoog's house1 photo albumThis accession consists of selected scans from the Lillian Streeter photo album by her great grand-daughter, Sara Ferguson. This accession includes digital photos only. Permission has been granted for The Mountaineers to use these pictures for educational purposes. Several photos in the album depict Lillian Streeter and her sister Agnes. In a photo of four women sitting on a large rock, Agnes is on the far right (light kerchief) and Lillian (dark kerchief) is seated next to her. Most photos are taken near Mt Rainier, possibly during the 1915 round-the-mountain outing.
MTR.2015.8Swanson, Bob photo albumDonated by Bob Swanson1910sLowell Skoog's house1 photo albumAlbum was purchased by Bob Swanson many years ago. Album depicts President Wilson and battleships on Puget Sound, the Ballard Locks, outings to Seabeck, UW, and Woodland Park in Seattle, Snoqualmie Pass, the Green River Gorge, and a 1917 outing to Mt Rainier that climbed as high as Camp Muir. The identity of the album creator is unknown.
MTR.2015.9Venema, Harry photo albumDonated by grandson Donn Venema1908Lowell Skoog's house1 photo albumAlbum documents a July 1908 climb of Mt Rainier by a YMCA group including Harry Venema. The climb, and grandson Donn Venema's experience climbing Rainier 100 years later, were described in a 2008 Northwest Mountaineering Journal article. The album also contains newspaper clippings from the 1950s and 1960s.
MTR.2016.1Washington State Highways, pre-WW2 snow removal albumDonated by Washington State Ski and Snowboard museum (WSSSM)1930sLowell Skoog's house1 photo albumAlbum was donated to WSSSM by an anonymous visitor in January 2016. The museum transferred the album to the Mountaineers for archival. Album contains scenes of snow removal work on Washington highways in the 1930s. Highways include SR-1 (Mt Baker), SR-2 (Snoqualmie Pass), SR-5 (Cayuse/Chinook Pass) and SR-15 (Stevens Pass).
MTR.2009.4Watson, R. Duke  photographsR. Duke Watson1930s-1990sLowell Skoog's house5 boxes, a notebook of slides, plus several journals (2.9 cu-ft).Photos of mountain troop activities during WWII as well as Duke's later skiing and mountaineering in Washington and Canada. Duke's canoeing photos and movies have been donated to UW Special Collections.
MTR.2009.3Watson, Dwight  shoeboxesDwight Watson1920s-1996UW Special Collections4 boxes plus 2 folders (2.5 cu-ft).Many fine photographs plus extensive notes about Watson's photos, movies, and trips. (This collection was donated by The Mountaineers to UW Special Collections in October 2010.)
MTR.2015.14Watson, Dwight South Cascade Glacier photosJohn Scurlock1938-395/15/2015: Location currently unknown. See Digital Archives for scans.57 B&W photographs

Photos taken by Dwight Watson in the vicinity of the South Cascade Glacier during the summers of 1938 and 1939. The photos were originally given by Watson to Austin Post (of USGS). Post later gave the photos to John Scurlock. In 2005, Scurlock scanned all the photos at 360 dpi and gave the photos and scans to Lowell Skoog.

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