Preliminary Guide to the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records
MS.2003.08

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
MS.2003.08
Date [inclusive]
1934-1991
Extent
3.0 Linear feet 3 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use. MS 2003.08: 2-08-13-07.)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Historical Note

The Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association, originally the Northwest Conference on Stream Pollution, was formed on May 11, 1934 in Eugene, Oregon. The organization held its first annual meeting in Lewiston, Idaho on May 15, 1935. The name of the Conference was changed to Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association in 1959.

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.

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Scope and Content

The Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association records consists primarily of communications by the organization. This includes newsletters dating as late as 1991 and materials for annual conferences. It also contains correspondence and a history of the association by David C. Flaherty and William H. Funk titled Clear Waters!: A History of Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association, 1934-1975.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Bill Funk, a faculty member for Washington State University Water Research and former editor of the Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association newsletter, donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2003 (MS 2003-08).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records, 1946-1976. Cage 349

Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records, 1974-1981. Cage 465a

Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records, 1974-1977. Cage 465

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Water pollution -- Northwest, Pacific

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