Preliminary Guide to the Sue Brush Papers circa 1991-2010

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Brush, Sue.
Preliminary Guide to the Sue Brush Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1991-2010
2 Linear feet of shelf space, 2 Boxes
(MASC staff use): 1-38-16-7
Collection materials are in English.
This collection consists of papers related to hotel industry executive Sue Brush's career with Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Sue Brush Papers, circa 1991-2010 (MS.2014.17)

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

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Sue Brush grew up in Toledo, OH, and began her career in the hotel industry there. In the early 1970s she relocated to Seattle, working as the public relations manager for the Olympic Hotel. In the late 1980s, she became director of corporate communications for Westin Hotels and Resorts, remaining with the company as a senior executive responsible for the Westin brand, continuing in that role after the company was purchased by Starwood Hotels and Resorts. She retired in 2009.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers related to hotel industry executive Sue Brush's career with Westin Hotels and Resorts. It includes speeches, materials related to branding and marketing, advertising, corporate history, leadership training, annual conferences, and hotel properties and amenities, as well as a small amount of realia. Formats include paper documents (published and unpublished) and video recordings (VHS and DVD).

Preliminary inventory:

Box 1.

Video recordings (VHS and DVD). Topics include branding and advertising, annual conferences, Westin anniversaries, property openings, leadership training, amenities.

Sue Brush speeches and miscellaneous papers.

Printed material: Westin World issues; other Westin periodicals; periodicals with Westin advertising; miscellaneous Westin publications (internal and public).

Press kit, September 1995.

Westin directory (1999) and Westin property listing (2009).

Box 2.

Binders: Sue Brush portfolio; The Story of Western International Hotels by Sid Copeland (1976), with Milestones pamphlet (1998) and related corporate history information; Westin Portfolio history (circa 2010); American Wine Program binder, 1995.

Realia: Westin pins collection; Sue Brush Westin pins; puzzle.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Sue Brush donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2014 (MS.2014.17).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Westin Hotels and Resorts, The J. William Keithan Archives (Cage 656), as well as several unprocessed accessions of records donated by the company and former employees.

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Brush, Sue -- Records and correspondence.


  • Hotel management.
  • Businesses and Corporations

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