Preliminary Guide to the Bruce Harding Collection on the Hemlock Society
MS.2008.08

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Bruce Harding Collection on the Hemlock Society
ID
MS.2008.08
Date [inclusive]
1989-1993
Extent
0.5 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-5-2-1)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Bruce Harding (1925-2009), was the University Records Manager at Washington State University, and became the Consultant on Archives for the National Hemlock Society in 1990. Harding worked at the WSU Libraries from 1975 to 1985. The National Hemlock Society is associated with the lobbyist group End of Life Choices, and the current organization Compassion and Choices.

"Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. We support, educate and advocate." "Compassion & Choices’ Consultation program uses the power of choice and comfort to restore hope to individuals and their loved ones at the end of life." "Compassion & Choices promotes informed end-of-life decision making by educating the public and advising health care professionals." "Compassion & Choices devotes itself to creative legal and legislative initiatives to secure comprehensive and compassionate options at the end of life." (From the website https://www.compassionandchoices.org)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers by and about the Hemlock Society, collected by Bruce C. Harding (1925-2009), a professional archivist who served as Consultant on Archives for the Society in 1990. The collection includes newsletters, a small amount of correspondence, chapter information, and materials related to assisted suicide legislation. Some of the material is from the national society, but most is from local chapters.

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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

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

Most materials in this collection are open and available for research use, but some documents (such as the chapter mailing lists) may be restricted. Please contact repository for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to Washington State University Libraries in 2008 (MS 2008-08). This is an unprocessed collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hemlock (Society).

Subject(s)

  • Assisted suicide
  • Right to die
  • Suicide

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