Guide to the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records 1946-1976
Cage 349

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association
Title
Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records
ID
Cage 349
Date [inclusive]
1946-1976
Extent
8475.0 items.
General Physical Description note
6.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Administrative, financial and membership records, correspondence, committee and section records, and photographs and other newsletter editorial materials of an anti-pollution association affiliated with the Water Pollution Control Federation

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 349, Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Concerned over the growing pollution of the rivers and streams of the north-west, a number of individuals in business and industry, public health and academia, met in Eugene, Oregon in May 1934 and established an organization to promote clear waters and public awareness regarding pollution problems. The first annual meeting of the Northwest Conference on Stream Pollution, as the organization was called, met in Lewiston, Idaho on May 15, 1935. At this first annual meeting, the members adopted a constitution and elected Carl E. Green president.

From its initial meeting in 1934 the organization has grown steadily from 20 members to over 1,200 in 1975. The organization has experienced a number of name changes during its history which indicated the changing attitudes and concerns toward the problem of pollution. At the first annual meeting in 1935, the membership changed the organizational name from the Northwest Conference on Stream Pollution to the Pacific Northwest Sewage Works Association. The scope of the organization broadened in 1951 when it became the Pacific Northwest Sewage and Industrial Waste Association. The final name change came at the annual meeting in 1959 when, in an attempt to stimulate public interest in the problems of pollution, the membership voted to change the organizational name to the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association (PNPCA).

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association include both material from the office files and from the newsletter editor files. The collection includes material from the period 1946 through 1976, with the bulk of the material covering the period from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. In all, there are seven major series. The first series, the administrative records of the organization, is divided into four sub-series: general information, including the constitution and by-laws, past officers, and history of the organization during the period from 1960 to 1970; executive committee and annual business meetings, including minutes and treasurer's reports from 1965 to 1971; financial records, including bills, cancelled checks, and receipts from 1964 to 1976; and membership records, including lists and membership applications from the period 1963 through 1976. second series, correspondence, is divided into three sub-series: general correspondence for the period 1967 through July 1976; officer's correspondence from 1967 to 1972; and correspondence with the national organization, the Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF), during the period 1965 through 1971. The third series deals with committees of the PNPCA. Material in this series includes some correspondence, lists of committee officers, awards, minutes of meetings, and committee business. This material includes the period from 1963 to 1971 with the bulk of the material covering the period 1967 through 1971. The fourth series deals with the regional divisions of the PNPCA; members from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are organized into four regional areas which in turn are divided into sections. There are eleven sections in the PNPCA. The material in the section series includes some correspondence, lists of officers, and minutes of section meetings. The fifth series is composed of material concerned with the annual meeting. This series includes an annual meeting manual, arrangement and program correspondence, financial and business information, annual programs from 1946 through 1970 and 1975-1976, papers presented at annual meetings, 1966-1971, a registration book from 1950, and registration forms and receipts from 1955. The sixth series includes material from the newsletter, such as correspondence (1965-1971), a mailing list from 1968-1969, the newsletter in manuscript form from April 1969 through December 1976, and in published form from April 1956 through December 1976 (with the exception of some of the later issues). The final series is that of photographs of various events, such as annual meetings and awards presentations sponsored by the PNPCA.

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Arrangement note

The Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association papers are arranged in seven major series with appropriate subseries. Since there was no general order to the accession, the processor was forced to combine elements scattered throughout the collection to construct the series and subseries. The original filing labels of the material, however, have been retained. The collection has been arranged chronologically with the most recent entries in a series or sub-series filed first. This system has been employed throughout the collection with four notable exceptions. In the Committee Series, the material has been arranged alphbetically by the subject or title of the committee. In dealing with the eleven PNPCA sections, the three states and one Canadian province have been arranged alphabetically. In the Newsletter in Manuscript Form subseries, the original order has been maintained, i.e., chronologically from April 1969 through December 1976. And, in the Published Newsletter subseries, the newsletters have been arranged chronologically in their published sequence beginning with Volume 1, Number 2, April 1956.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the organization, and received from Gerald P. Calkins, Secretary-Treasurer, in May 1977 (77-22), and from Dr. William H. Funk, editor of the newsletter, in February 1978 (78-4).

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Records of the Association from 1974 to 1977 were deposited in the Washington State University Libraries in 1979 and were arranged and described as Cage 465Further records of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association were processed and added as an extension (see Cage 465a) to this collection in 1995.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association--Archives
  • Water Pollution Control Federation

Subject(s)

  • Environmental Conditions
  • Water--Pollution--Northwest, Pacific

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Bibliography

For a complete history of the PNPCA, see the official history, Clear the Waters!, written and published by the organization in 1976 (see: container 1, folder 19).

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Administrative Records 1960-1976 

General Information 1960-1974 

Box Folder

Constitution, Amendments, and By-Laws   15

1 1

PNPCA Memoranda 1974-1975   15

1 2

Reports of the President and Treasurer 1964   5

1 3

PNPCA Past Presidents 1965 1968   20

1 4

PNPCA Minutes, Secretary-Treasurer 1969-1971   5

1 5

Secretary-Treasurer, Instructions 1969   60

1 6

Secretary Data 1964-1967   25

1 7

Inventory 1967 1968 1971   3

1 8

State Directory Nominations 1969-1970   40

1 9

Idaho State Director   5

1 10

Oregon State Director   2

1 11

Washington State Director   5

1 12

National Directors 1969-1971   15

1 13

National Directors 1969   2

1 14

Section Directors 1969-1970   5

1 15

PNPCA, Miscellaneous 1975   20

1 16

PNPCA, Miscellaneous 1964-1969   55

1 17

Reference and Yearbooks 1960 1963   2

1 18

PNPCA History, Clear the Waters 1976   1

1 19

PNPCA History, Rough Draft   1

1 20

Scrapbook Material   15

1 21

Executive Committee and Annual Business Meetings 1965-1971 

Box Folder

PNPCA Board 1971   95

1 22

Business 1970   15

1 23

Executive Committee Meetings 1969-1970   30

1 24

PNPCA, Executive Committee Business Session 1969   10

1 25

Annual Business Meeting 1969   2

1 26

Executive Business Meetings October 1968-June 1969   35

1 27

Executive Committee April 1965-November 1969   60

1 28

Executive Committee Meeting 1968   8

1 29

Annual Business Meeting 1968   5

1 30

Annual Business Meeting October 1967   1

1 31

Executive Committee Meeting June 3, 1967 October 28, 1967   10

1 32

Executive Committee Meeting June 1966   20

1 33

Annual Business Meeting 1966   20

1 34

Annual Business Meeting 1965   3

1 35

Financial Records 1964-1976 

Box Folder

Receipts August 1975-January 1976   45

1 36

Bills November 1969-October 1971   40

1 37

Bills and Bank Statements 1970-1971   90

1 38

Financial Reports 1968-1971   30

1 39

Purchasing November 1967-July 1971   40

1 40

Receipts and Bills 1969-1971   65

1 41

Financial Reports 1963-1969   15

1 42

Purchasing, Current Bills, Receipts and Checks 1968-1969   80

1 43

Cancelled Checks, Peoples Bank 1967-1968   20

2 44

Accounts Paid 1967   60

2 45

Deposits and Statements, Washington Trust 1967   10

2 46

Purchasing 1967   35

2 47

Receipts and Checks 1965   20

2 48

Cancelled Checks, Washington Trust 1965   22

2 49

PNPCA Accounts 1964   50

2 50

Accounts Payable 1964   75

2 51

Membership Records 1963-1976 

Box Folder

Membership List November 18, 1976   1

2 52

Membership List October 6, 1975   1

2 53

Membership Count 1974-1975   9

2 54

Membership List December 6, 1974   1

2 55

Membership List December 13, 1973   1

2 56

Membership List December 4, 1972   1

2 57

Membership 1970-1971   100

2 58

Membership 1970-1971   100

2 59

Membership 1970-1971   60

2 60

Membership 1970-1971   125

2 61

Membership Applications 1970   100

2 62

Membership Applications 1970   100

2 63

Membership Applications 1970   100

2 64

Membership Applications 1970   95

2 65

Membership Applications 1969-1970   105

2 66

Membership 1969   20

2 67

Address Changes 1969   20

2 68

Membership Advanced Payments 1969   2

2 69

Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions 1969   100

2 70

Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions 1969   155

2 71

Membership 1968-1969   10

2 72

Life Members 1968-1969   10

2 73

Membership 1968   20

2 74

Quarter Century Club Information   1

2 75

Membership 1967   65

2 76

Membership 1967   35

2 77

Membership 1966   75

3 78

Membership (Check Receipts) 1965   30

3 79

Membership 1965   80

3 80

Membership 1964   75

3 81

Membership Lists 1964   35

3 82

Membership 1963   105

3 83

Membership Lists and Business Records 1963   10

3 84

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Series 2: Correspondence 1965-1976 

PNPCA Correspondence 1967-July 1976 

Box Folder

 January-July 1976   15

3 85

 October 1974-May 1975   105

3 86

 March-October 1974   90

3 87

 October 1973-March 1974   100

3 88

 January-October 1973   140

3 89

 October 1972-April 1974   80

3 90

 July-October 1972   60

3 91

 September 1971-June 1972   190

3 92

 November 1970-October 1971   55

3 93

 1971   60

3 94

 April 1969-July 1971   25

3 95

Incoming 1969-1970   40

3 96

Outgoing 1969-1970   75

3 97

Incoming 1968   30

3 98

Outgoing 1967-1968 

3 99

PNPCA officers' Correspondence 1967-1972 

Box Folder

Association President 1970-1972   15

3 100

Association President 1969-1971   25

3 101

Association President 1968-1969   50

3 102

Association President 1967-1968   35

3 103

Association Vice-President November 1967-November 1968   3

3 104

Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher) 1968-1969   95

3 105

Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher) October 1968-October 1969   30

3 106

Board of Directors Correspondence 1968-1969   4

3 107

Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF) 1965-1971 

Box Folder

 November 1971-September 1972   125

3 108

Canham (Ex. Sec.) November 1970-September 1971   10

3 109

Fuhrman (Ex. Sec.) November 1967-November 1970   95

3 110

WPCF Notices January 1967-September 1970   95

3 111

 August 1968-February 1969   8

4 112

WPCF Meetings 1965-1966 1968   5

4 113

WPCF Highlights 1966-1967   4

4 114

WPFC Films 1969   2

4 115

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Series 3: PNPCA Committees 1963-1970 

Box Folder

Committee Lists 1969-1970   1

4 116

Committee Lists 1967   25

4 117

PNPCA Committee Report 1964   1

4 118

Committee Reports October 1963-October 1964   10

4 119

Committee on Auditing November 1969-November 1970   6

4 120

Committee on Auditing October-November 1968   2

4 121

Awards: 

Box Folder

Committee on Special Awards April 1967-September 1971   45

4 122

Committee on Bedell and Hatfield Awards November 1966-April 1971   25

4 123

Lyman Ketcham Award 1971   5

4 124

Committee on Student Awards 1966-1967 1971   10

4 125

Committees, Operator of the Year 1969-1970   3

4 126

Committee on Operations Awards October 1965-October 1970   20

4 127

Operator of the Year Award June 1966-June 1970   10

4 128

Awards 1969   8

4 129

Special Awards Committee October 1968-February 1969   4

4 130

Operator of the Year October 1968-March 1969   6

4 131

Morgan Award 1965 1969   5

4 132

Bedell and Hatfield Awards Committee October-November 1968   5

4 133

Individual Distinguished Achievement Award 1968   2

4 134

Awards Material 1964   2

4 135
Box Folder

Committee on Government Affairs 1969   2

4 136

Industrial Committee January 1968-November 1970   10

4 137

Industrial Committee November 1968-August 1969   9

4 138

Local Arrangements Committee, Registration List of PNPCA Annual Meeting 1970   2

4 139

Local Arrangements Committee November 1967-September 1971   20

4 140

Local Arrangements Committee November 1968-November 1969   6

4 141

Local Arrangements Committee 1966   15

4 142

Local Arrangements Committee 1965   20

4 143

Committee on Manufacturers Association November 1967-March 1971   15

4 144

Manufacture Committee October 1968   2

4 145

Committee on Membership October 1967-June 1971   40

4 146

Membership Committee November-December 1968   8

4 147

Nominating Committee 1967-1971   10

4 148

Nuclear Siting Committee 1969 1971   2

4 149

Operator Training and Certification Committee December 1966-September 1971   35

4 150

Operator Training and Certification Committee October 1968-April 1969   4

4 151

Operator Certification Program April 1967   1

4 152

Plan Operator Training Task Force Committee July 1969   9

4 153

Program Planning 1970-1971   25

4 154

Committee on Programs September 1964-July 1971   40

4 155

Program Committee October 1968-November 1969   30

4 156

Public Relations Committee November 1968-August 1971   25

4 157

Public Relations Committee October 1968-June 1969   5

4 158

Public Relations Committee 1967   5

4 159

Public Relations Report October-November 1967   3

4 160

Research Committee November 1967-July 1971   10

4 161

Research Committee October 1968-March 1969   3

4 162

Safety Committee February 1967-September 1971   45

4 163

Safety Committee October 1968-March 1969   5

4 164

Safety   10

4 165

Committee on Scientists January 1968-November 1970   8

4 166

Secretary-Treasurer Adhoc Committee Meeting 1968   4

4 167

Session Committee October-November 1968   1

4 168

Voluntary Sewage Works Operators Certification Committee July 1969   2

4 169

Sewer Construction and Maintenance Committee November 1967-February 1969   15

4 170

Sewer Design, Construction and Maintenance Committee January-October 1968   3

4 171

Student Committee October 1968-March 1969   2

4 172

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Series 4: PNPCA Sections 1962-1971 

Box Folder

Minutes 1970-1971   75

4 173

Minutes 1969-1970   60

4 174

Officers 1969   10

4 175

Officers 1968   25

4 176

Officers 1967   10

4 177

Sections, General February 1966-January 1969   25

4 178

Sections 1966   50

4 179

Sections 1965   25

4 180

British Columbia 1966-1970   10

4 181

Idaho 1969   1

4 182

Oregon Sections: 

Box Folder

Northeast Oregon 1969 

4 183

Northwest Oregon 1969   12

4 184

South Central Oregon 1968-1970   7

4 185

South West Oregon 1967 1969   4

4 186

Washington Sections: 

Box Folder

Columbia Basin 1968   1

4 187

Northwest Washington 1969   2

4 188

Southwest Washington 1966   2

4 189

Puget Sound 1968-1969 

4 190

Yakima Valley 1962 1969-1970   4

4 191

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Series 5: Annual Meetings 1946-1976 

Box Folder

Annual Meeting Manual (Revised 1965)   1

4 192

Registration List 1972   1

4 193

Arrangements, Supplies and 1970 Program   20

4 194

Correspondence 1970   30

4 195

General 1969   20

4 196

General 1969   25

4 197

Program 1969   20

4 198

Program 1969   25

4 199

Information 1968-1969   20

4 200

Registration Requests 1968   5

4 201

Receipts for Annual Meeting 1968   70

4 202

Information 1967   7

4 203

Program 1967   4

4 204

Bank records, accounts, and program 1966   5

4 205

Correspondence 1966   4

4 206

Correspondence and General Information 1966   125

4 207

Correspondence and General Information 1966   105

5 208

General Information 1965   4

5 209

Expenses 1964   25

5 210

Annual Meeting Programs 1946-1970 1975-1976   30

5 211

Papers Presented at Annual Meetings: 

Box Folder

 1971   11

5 212

 1970   13

5 213

 1969   9

5 214

 1968   11

5 215

 1967   10

5 216

 1966   9

5 217
Box Folder

Non-PNPCA, Papers   5

5 218

Receipt Book from 1950 Annual Meeting May 1950   1

5 219

Registration forms and Receipt Book for 1955 Annual Meeting October 27-29, 1955   190

5 220

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Series 6: Newsletter 

Correspondence 1965-1975 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1971-1975   8

5 221

Correspondence (Editor William H. Funk) February 1969-September 1971   55

5 222

Correspondence 1969   15

5 223

Correspondence, Incoming 1965-1968   7

5 224

Mailing List 1975   2

5 225

Newsletter Items 1968-1969   10

5 226

Newsletters in Manuscript Form April 1969-December 1976 

Box Folder

 April 1969   20

5 227

 April 1970   20

5 228

 April 1970   45

5 229

 August 1970   45

5 230

 August 1970   65

5 231

 April 1971   50

5 232

 August 1971   45

5 233

 December 1971   55

5 234

 December 1971   60

5 235

 April 1972   40

5 236

Abstracts 1972   1

5 237

 August 1972   50

5 238

 August 1972   45

5 239

 December 1972   35

5 240

 Outdate   20

6 241

 April 1973   25

6 242

 April 1973   60

6 243

 August 1973   40

6 244

 August 1973   35

6 245

 December 1973   40

6 246

 April 1974   35

6 247

 December 1974   50

6 248

 April 1975 August 1975   105

6 249

inc. Photographs April 1975   80

6 250

 December 1975   30

6 251

 December 1975   80

6 252

Expenses, Paid 1968-1974   70

6 253

 April 1976   50

6 254

inc. Abstracts August 1976   7

6 255

 August 1976   3

6 256

 August 1976   90

6 257

 December 1976   35

6 258

Published Newsletters April 1956-December 1976 

Box Folder

Volumes 1-3   11

6 259

Volumes 4-6   9

6 260

Volumes 7-8   6

6 261

Volumes 9-10   6

6 262

Volumes 11-12   6

6 263

Volumes 13-14   6

6 264

Volumes 15, 16, No. 3, 17   7

6 265

Volumes 18, 19, 20, No. 2-3   8

6 266

Volumes 21, 22, No. 1   4

6 267

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Series 7: Photographs ca 1955-ca 1975 

Box Folder

Photographs   265

6 268

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