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

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association
Title: Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association Records
Dates: 1946-1976 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6 containers. (6.5 linear feet of shelf space.) (8475 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 349
Summary: 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
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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).

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

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.

Acquisition Information :  

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).

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).

Related Materials :  

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.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1960-1976
Container(s)
Description
General Information, 1960-1974
Box
Folder
1 1 Constitution, Amendments, and By-Laws
15
1 2 PNPCA Memoranda, 1974-1975
15
1 3 Reports of the President and Treasurer, 1964
5
1 4 PNPCA Past Presidents, 1965; , 1968
20
1 5 PNPCA Minutes, Secretary-Treasurer, 1969-1971
5
1 6 Secretary-Treasurer, Instructions, 1969
60
1 7 Secretary Data, 1964-1967
25
1 8 Inventory, 1967; , 1968; , 1971
3
1 9 State Directory Nominations, 1969-1970
40
1 10 Idaho State Director
5
1 11 Oregon State Director
2
1 12 Washington State Director
5
1 13 National Directors, 1969-1971
15
1 14 National Directors, 1969
2
1 15 Section Directors, 1969-1970
5
1 16 PNPCA, Miscellaneous, 1975
20
1 17 PNPCA, Miscellaneous, 1964-1969
55
1 18 Reference and Yearbooks, 1960; , 1963
2
1 19 PNPCA History, Clear the Waters, 1976
1
1 20 PNPCA History, Rough Draft
1
1 21 Scrapbook Material
15
Executive Committee and Annual Business Meetings, 1965-1971
Box
Folder
1 22 PNPCA Board, 1971
95
1 23 Business, 1970
15
1 24 Executive Committee Meetings, 1969-1970
30
1 25 PNPCA, Executive Committee Business Session, 1969
10
1 26 Annual Business Meeting, 1969
2
1 27 Executive Business Meetings, October 1968-June 1969
35
1 28 Executive Committee, April 1965-November 1969
60
1 29 Executive Committee Meeting, 1968
8
1 30 Annual Business Meeting, 1968
5
1 31 Annual Business Meeting, October 1967
1
1 32 Executive Committee Meeting, June 3, 1967; , October 28, 1967
10
1 33 Executive Committee Meeting, June 1966
20
1 34 Annual Business Meeting, 1966
20
1 35 Annual Business Meeting, 1965
3
Financial Records, 1964-1976
Box
Folder
1 36 Receipts, August 1975-January 1976
45
1 37 Bills, November 1969-October 1971
40
1 38 Bills and Bank Statements, 1970-1971
90
1 39 Financial Reports, 1968-1971
30
1 40 Purchasing, November 1967-July 1971
40
1 41 Receipts and Bills, 1969-1971
65
1 42 Financial Reports, 1963-1969
15
1 43 Purchasing, Current Bills, Receipts and Checks, 1968-1969
80
2 44 Cancelled Checks, Peoples Bank, 1967-1968
20
2 45 Accounts Paid, 1967
60
2 46 Deposits and Statements, Washington Trust, 1967
10
2 47 Purchasing, 1967
35
2 48 Receipts and Checks, 1965
20
2 49 Cancelled Checks, Washington Trust, 1965
22
2 50 PNPCA Accounts, 1964
50
2 51 Accounts Payable, 1964
75
Membership Records, 1963-1976
Box
Folder
2 52 Membership List, November 18, 1976
1
2 53 Membership List, October 6, 1975
1
2 54 Membership Count, 1974-1975
9
2 55 Membership List, December 6, 1974
1
2 56 Membership List, December 13, 1973
1
2 57 Membership List, December 4, 1972
1
2 58 Membership, 1970-1971
100
2 59 Membership, 1970-1971
100
2 60 Membership, 1970-1971
60
2 61 Membership, 1970-1971
125
2 62 Membership Applications, 1970
100
2 63 Membership Applications, 1970
100
2 64 Membership Applications, 1970
100
2 65 Membership Applications, 1970
95
2 66 Membership Applications, 1969-1970
105
2 67 Membership, 1969
20
2 68 Address Changes, 1969
20
2 69 Membership Advanced Payments, 1969
2
2 70 Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions, 1969
100
2 71 Membership Applications, Invoices and Requisitions, 1969
155
2 72 Membership, 1968-1969
10
2 73 Life Members, 1968-1969
10
2 74 Membership, 1968
20
2 75 Quarter Century Club Information
1
2 76 Membership, 1967
65
2 77 Membership, 1967
35
3 78 Membership, 1966
75
3 79 Membership (Check Receipts), 1965
30
3 80 Membership, 1965
80
3 81 Membership, 1964
75
3 82 Membership Lists, 1964
35
3 83 Membership, 1963
105
3 84 Membership Lists and Business Records, 1963
10

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-1976
Container(s)
Description
PNPCA Correspondence, 1967-July 1976
Box
Folder
3 85 January-July 1976
15
3 86 October 1974-May 1975
105
3 87 March-October 1974
90
3 88 October 1973-March 1974
100
3 89 January-October 1973
140
3 90 October 1972-April 1974
80
3 91 July-October 1972
60
3 92 September 1971-June 1972
190
3 93 November 1970-October 1971
55
3 94 1971
60
3 95 April 1969-July 1971
25
3 96 Incoming, 1969-1970
40
3 97 Outgoing, 1969-1970
75
3 98 Incoming, 1968
30
3 99 Outgoing, 1967-1968
PNPCA officers' Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box
Folder
3 100 Association President, 1970-1972
15
3 101 Association President, 1969-1971
25
3 102 Association President, 1968-1969
50
3 103 Association President, 1967-1968
35
3 104 Association Vice-President, November 1967-November 1968
3
3 105 Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher), 1968-1969
95
3 106 Association Secretary-Treasurer (T.P. Schacher), October 1968-October 1969
30
3 107 Board of Directors Correspondence, 1968-1969
4
Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF), 1965-1971
Box
Folder
3 108 November 1971-September 1972
125
3 109 Canham (Ex. Sec.), November 1970-September 1971
10
3 110 Fuhrman (Ex. Sec.), November 1967-November 1970
95
3 111 WPCF Notices, January 1967-September 1970
95
4 112 August 1968-February 1969
8
4 113 WPCF Meetings, 1965-1966; , 1968
5
4 114 WPCF Highlights, 1966-1967
4
4 115 WPFC Films, 1969
2

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Series 3: PNPCA Committees, 1963-1970
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 116 Committee Lists, 1969-1970
1
4 117 Committee Lists, 1967
25
4 118 PNPCA Committee Report, 1964
1
4 119 Committee Reports, October 1963-October 1964
10
4 120 Committee on Auditing, November 1969-November 1970
6
4 121 Committee on Auditing, October-November 1968
2
Awards:
Box
Folder
4 122 Committee on Special Awards, April 1967-September 1971
45
4 123 Committee on Bedell and Hatfield Awards, November 1966-April 1971
25
4 124 Lyman Ketcham Award, 1971
5
4 125 Committee on Student Awards, 1966-1967; , 1971
10
4 126 Committees, Operator of the Year, 1969-1970
3
4 127 Committee on Operations Awards, October 1965-October 1970
20
4 128 Operator of the Year Award, June 1966-June 1970
10
4 129 Awards, 1969
8
4 130 Special Awards Committee, October 1968-February 1969
4
4 131 Operator of the Year, October 1968-March 1969
6
4 132 Morgan Award, 1965; , 1969
5
4 133 Bedell and Hatfield Awards Committee, October-November 1968
5
4 134 Individual Distinguished Achievement Award, 1968
2
4 135 Awards Material, 1964
2
4 136 Committee on Government Affairs, 1969
2
4 137 Industrial Committee, January 1968-November 1970
10
4 138 Industrial Committee, November 1968-August 1969
9
4 139 Local Arrangements Committee, Registration List of PNPCA Annual Meeting, 1970
2
4 140 Local Arrangements Committee, November 1967-September 1971
20
4 141 Local Arrangements Committee, November 1968-November 1969
6
4 142 Local Arrangements Committee, 1966
15
4 143 Local Arrangements Committee, 1965
20
4 144 Committee on Manufacturers Association, November 1967-March 1971
15
4 145 Manufacture Committee, October 1968
2
4 146 Committee on Membership, October 1967-June 1971
40
4 147 Membership Committee, November-December 1968
8
4 148 Nominating Committee, 1967-1971
10
4 149 Nuclear Siting Committee, 1969; , 1971
2
4 150 Operator Training and Certification Committee, December 1966-September 1971
35
4 151 Operator Training and Certification Committee, October 1968-April 1969
4
4 152 Operator Certification Program, April 1967
1
4 153 Plan Operator Training Task Force Committee, July 1969
9
4 154 Program Planning, 1970-1971
25
4 155 Committee on Programs, September 1964-July 1971
40
4 156 Program Committee, October 1968-November 1969
30
4 157 Public Relations Committee, November 1968-August 1971
25
4 158 Public Relations Committee, October 1968-June 1969
5
4 159 Public Relations Committee, 1967
5
4 160 Public Relations Report, October-November 1967
3
4 161 Research Committee, November 1967-July 1971
10
4 162 Research Committee, October 1968-March 1969
3
4 163 Safety Committee, February 1967-September 1971
45
4 164 Safety Committee, October 1968-March 1969
5
4 165 Safety
10
4 166 Committee on Scientists, January 1968-November 1970
8
4 167 Secretary-Treasurer Adhoc Committee Meeting, 1968
4
4 168 Session Committee, October-November 1968
1
4 169 Voluntary Sewage Works Operators Certification Committee, July 1969
2
4 170 Sewer Construction and Maintenance Committee, November 1967-February 1969
15
4 171 Sewer Design, Construction and Maintenance Committee, January-October 1968
3
4 172 Student Committee, October 1968-March 1969
2

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Series 4: PNPCA Sections, 1962-1971
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 173 Minutes, 1970-1971
75
4 174 Minutes, 1969-1970
60
4 175 Officers, 1969
10
4 176 Officers, 1968
25
4 177 Officers, 1967
10
4 178 Sections, General, February 1966-January 1969
25
4 179 Sections, 1966
50
4 180 Sections, 1965
25
4 181 British Columbia, 1966-1970
10
4 182 Idaho, 1969
1
Oregon Sections:
Box
Folder
4 183 Northeast Oregon, 1969
4 184 Northwest Oregon, 1969
12
4 185 South Central Oregon, 1968-1970
7
4 186 South West Oregon, 1967; , 1969
4
Washington Sections:
Box
Folder
4 187 Columbia Basin, 1968
1
4 188 Northwest Washington, 1969
2
4 189 Southwest Washington, 1966
2
4 190 Puget Sound, 1968-1969
4 191 Yakima Valley, 1962; , 1969-1970
4

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Series 5: Annual Meetings, 1946-1976
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 192 Annual Meeting Manual (Revised 1965)
1
4 193 Registration List, 1972
1
4 194 Arrangements, Supplies and 1970 Program
20
4 195 Correspondence, 1970
30
4 196 General, 1969
20
4 197 General, 1969
25
4 198 Program, 1969
20
4 199 Program, 1969
25
4 200 Information, 1968-1969
20
4 201 Registration Requests, 1968
5
4 202 Receipts for Annual Meeting, 1968
70
4 203 Information, 1967
7
4 204 Program, 1967
4
4 205 Bank records, accounts, and program, 1966
5
4 206 Correspondence, 1966
4
4 207 Correspondence and General Information, 1966
125
5 208 Correspondence and General Information, 1966
105
5 209 General Information, 1965
4
5 210 Expenses, 1964
25
5 211 Annual Meeting Programs, 1946-1970; , 1975-1976
30
Papers Presented at Annual Meetings:
Box
Folder
5 212 1971
11
5 213 1970
13
5 214 1969
9
5 215 1968
11
5 216 1967
10
5 217 1966
9
5 218 Non-PNPCA, Papers
5
5 219 Receipt Book from 1950 Annual Meeting, May 1950
1
5 220 Registration forms and Receipt Book for 1955 Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 1955
190

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Series 6: Newsletter
Container(s)
Description
Correspondence, 1965-1975
Box
Folder
5 221 Correspondence, 1971-1975
8
5 222 Correspondence (Editor William H. Funk), February 1969-September 1971
55
5 223 Correspondence, 1969
15
5 224 Correspondence, Incoming, 1965-1968
7
5 225 Mailing List, 1975
2
5 226 Newsletter Items, 1968-1969
10
Newsletters in Manuscript Form, April 1969-December 1976
Box
Folder
5 227 April 1969
20
5 228 April 1970
20
5 229 April 1970
45
5 230 August 1970
45
5 231 August 1970
65
5 232 April 1971
50
5 233 August 1971
45
5 234 December 1971
55
5 235 December 1971
60
5 236 April 1972
40
5 237 Abstracts, 1972
1
5 238 August 1972
50
5 239 August 1972
45
5 240 December 1972
35
6 241 Outdate
20
6 242 April 1973
25
6 243 April 1973
60
6 244 August 1973
40
6 245 August 1973
35
6 246 December 1973
40
6 247 April 1974
35
6 248 December 1974
50
6 249 April 1975; August 1975
105
6 250 inc. Photographs, April 1975
80
6 251 December 1975
30
6 252 December 1975
80
6 253 Expenses, Paid, 1968-1974
70
6 254 April 1976
50
6 255 inc. Abstracts, August 1976
7
6 256 August 1976
3
6 257 August 1976
90
6 258 December 1976
35
Published Newsletters, April 1956-December 1976
Box
Folder
6 259 Volumes 1-3
11
6 260 Volumes 4-6
9
6 261 Volumes 7-8
6
6 262 Volumes 9-10
6
6 263 Volumes 11-12
6
6 264 Volumes 13-14
6
6 265 Volumes 15, 16, No. 3, 17
7
6 266 Volumes 18, 19, 20, No. 2-3
8
6 267 Volumes 21, 22, No. 1
4

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Series 7: Photographs, ca 1955-ca 1975
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 268 Photographs
265

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Corporate Names :
  • Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association--Archives  ( creator)
  • Water Pollution Control Federation
  • Subject Terms :
  • Water--Pollution--Northwest, Pacific

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