Guide to the Edward E. Carlson Papers on the Century 21 Exposition 1957-1962
Cage 865

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Edward E. Carlson Papers on the Century 21 Exposition
ID
Cage 865
Date [inclusive]
1957-1962
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Documents related to Seattle business executive Edward E. Carlson's service as chairman of the Century 21 Exposition Commission.

Preferred Citation note

Edward E. Carlson Papers on the Century 21 Exposition, 1957-1962

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Edward E. Carlson (1911-1990) was president of Western Hotels, Inc. (later Westin Hotels and Resorts) when he chaired the Century 21 Exposition Commission, organizers of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. In 1955, Washington Governor Arthur Langlie appointed him to head the commission, where he was charged with investigating feasibility of the exposition. Once the state legislature approved funding for the project, Carlson became president of Century 21 Exposition, Inc.

(Source: Paula Becker, "Carlson, Edward 'Eddie' E., 1911-1990," historylink.org.)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials from Edward Carlson's service on the Century 21 Exposition Commission. It includes listings of officers, commission and committee members, and staff; meeting minutes; financial reports; a report on exploratory and feasibility studies; legislation; a pamphlet published circa 1958-1959 about the upcoming exposition; and a small number of official photographs.

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Arrangement note

These materials were received in three binders, and the original groupings and order have been preserved.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

http://www.libraries.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 and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Westin Hotels and Resorts, Inc. donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries circa 1999-2001 with an installment of their corporate records (part of MS.2016.14).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2017.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Westin Hotels and Resorts Records, 1905-2004 (Cage 656)

Charles Clement French Century 21 Exposition Planning Records, 1958-1962 (Cage 727)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.). Board of Trustees.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- History -- Sources

Personal Name(s)

  • Carlson, Edward E. (Edward Elmer), 1911- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Businesses and Corporations.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"Century 21 Commission." 

1 1-4

"Committee Lists." 

1 5

"Century 21 Exposition, Seattle, U.S.A., 1961-62" (photographs and pamphlet). 

1 6