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Title: Interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone - #8 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.16_8 Description: This is Part 8 of 10 of an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone. This interview was conducted by two unnamed interviewers at the McCone’s Highlands home in Seattle in January 1985. The majority of the interview is with Theiline Pigott McCone, with John A. McCone appearing in two parts. This part is an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone....
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Title: Interview with H. Dewayne Kreager - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.14_11 Description: This is Part 11 of 13 of an interview with H. Dewayne Kreager. This interview was conducted by Donald A. Schmechel at Mr. Kreager’s office in October 1985. H. (Henry) Dewayne Kreager (1912 – 2001) was a banker and businessman, a Washington state native who attended college at Washington State University, Duke, and Harvard. Kreager started his professional career in Washington, D.C.,...
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Title: Interview with Peter F. Donnelly - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.8_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 10 of an interview with Peter F. Donnelly. This interview was conducted by Maxine Cushing Gray and an unidentified interviewer in August 1985. This part was conducted by an unidentified interviewer on August 19, 1985. Peter F. Donnelly (1938 – 2009) was an American patron of the arts, and a pivotal figure in the development of the arts community in Seattle. A...
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Title: Interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.16_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 10 of an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone. This interview was conducted by two unnamed interviewers at the McCone’s Highlands home in Seattle in January 1985. The majority of the interview is with Theiline Pigott McCone, with John A. McCone appearing in two parts. This part is an interview with both Theiline Pigott McCone...
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Title: Interview with Thornton “T.A.” Wilson - #15 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.30_15 Description: This is Part 13 of 14 of an interview with Thornton “T.A’” Wilson. This interview was conducted by George C. Martin, George Shairer, and an unidentified interviewer in March and May 1985. As no tapes numbered 10 and 11 were found, there is a gap in numbering after tape 9 of the interview. This part of the interview was conducted by George Shairer on May 2, 1985. Thornton...
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Title: Interview with Dr. William Hutchinson - #1 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.13_1 Description: This is Part 1 of 6 of an interview with Dr. William Hutchinson. This interview was conducted by Emmett Watson at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle on July 18, 1985. William B. Hutchinson (1909 –1997) was an physician and surgeon, and the founder of both the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in his native Seattle, Washington. The latter...
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Title: Interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone - #2 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.16_2 Description: This is Part 2 of 10 of an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone. This interview was conducted by two unnamed interviewers at the McCone’s Highlands home in Seattle in January 1985. The majority of the interview is with Theiline Pigott McCone, with John A. McCone appearing in two parts. This part is an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone....
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Title: Interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone - #1 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.16_1 Description: This is Part 1 of 10 of an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone and John A. McCone. This interview was conducted by two unnamed interviewers at the McCone’s Highlands home in Seattle in January 1985. The majority of the interview is with Theiline Pigott McCone, with John A. McCone appearing in two parts. This part is an interview with Theiline Pigott McCone....
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Title:   Oral history interview with Dawn Trudeau, July 29, 2002 [Part 1 of 2] Original format:   MiniDV Item Id.:  2019.35.6.13.1_1 Description:   Interview with Dawn Trudeau by Jessah Foulk on July 29, 2002. Trudeau was a retired information technology executive at the time of this interview. She was an early employee of Microsoft, where she worked from 1984 to 1988. She is now a co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm and chairs the Board of the Economic Opportunity Institute, is a member...
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Title: Interview with Morris Alhadeff - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.1_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 9 of an interview with Morrie Alhadeff. This interview was conducted by Emmett Watson in September 1985. Eight of the original 17 Betacam tapes did not have interview content and were not digitized, resulting in gaps in numbering after Part 4 of the interview. Morris “Morrie” Alhadeff (1914-1994) was General Manager and Chairman of the Board of the Longacres Racetrack in...
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Title: Interview with Alfred J. Schweppe - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.24_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 13 of an interview with Alfred J. Schweppe. This interview was conducted by John Rupp, Marian Galllagher, and Junius Rochester in  April 1985 and January 1986. This part of the interview was conducted by Marian Gallagher on April 29, 1985. Alfred J. Schweppe (1895-1988) came to Seattle from Minnesota as a young lawyer.  At age 31, he became dean of the University of...
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Title: Interview with Morris Alhadeff - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.1_11 Description: This is Part 9 of 9 of an interview with Morrie Alhadeff. This interview was conducted by Emmett Watson in September 1985. Eight of the original 17 Betacam tapes did not have interview content and were not digitized, resulting in gaps in numbering after Part 4 of the interview. Morris “Morrie” Alhadeff (1914-1994) was General Manager and Chairman of the Board of the Longacres Racetrack...
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Title: Interview with Michael Dederer - #12 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.7_12 Description: This is Part 12 of 12 of an interview with Michael Dederer. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was conducted on August 6, 1985. M ichael Dederer (1905-1995) built the Seattle Fur Exchange into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the industry. Born in Canada, Dederer moved with his...
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Title: Interview with William Street - #3 Original format: VHS Item Id.: 1985.135.26_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 5 of an interview with William Street. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in 1985. William S. "Bill" Street, (1904-2000) was a department store executive who was president of Seattle's Frederick & Nelson store from 1946 to 1962.  He also served as vice-president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Street retired to chair the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair...
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Title: Interview with Alfred J. Schweppe - #4 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.24_4 Description: This is Part 4 of 13 of an interview with Alfred J. Schweppe. This interview was conducted by John Rupp, Marian Galllagher, and Junius Rochester in  April 1985 and January 1986. This part of the interview was conducted by John Rupp on April 19, 1985. Alfred J. Schweppe (1895-1988) came to Seattle from Minnesota as a young lawyer.  At age 31, he became dean of the University of...
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Title: Interview with Alfred J. Schweppe - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.24_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 13 of an interview with Alfred J. Schweppe. This interview was conducted by John Rupp, Marian Galllagher, and Junius Rochester in  April 1985 and January 1986. This part of the interview was conducted by John Rupp on April 19, 1985. Alfred J. Schweppe (1895-1988) came to Seattle from Minnesota as a young lawyer.  At age 31, he became dean of the University of...
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Title: Interview with Frances Penrose Owen - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.20_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 10 of an interview with Frances Penrose Owen. This interview was conducted by Kate Webster and Anne Farrell in April 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Anne Farrell on April 18, 1985. Frances Penrose Owen (1900-2002) was a civic leader in Seattle, Washington, and one of the most important women in Washington state in the field of education. Born in Walla...
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Title: Interview with William Street - #5 Original format: VHS Item Id.: 1985.135.26_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 5 of an interview with William Street. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in 1985. William S. "Bill" Street, (1904-2000) was a department store executive who was president of Seattle's Frederick & Nelson store from 1946 to 1962.  He also served as vice-president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Street retired to chair the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #16 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_16 Description: This is Part 16 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded at MOHAI. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction executive, civic leader, and avid supporter of maritime...
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Title: Interview with Michael Dederer - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.7_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 12 of an interview with Michael Dederer. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was conducted on July 18, 1985. M ichael Dederer (1905-1995) built the Seattle Fur Exchange into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the industry. Born in Canada, Dederer moved with his family to...
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Title: Interview with Eddie Carlson - #7a Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.3_7a Description: This is Part 8 of 19 of an interview with Eddie Carlson. This interview was conducted by various interviewers in January and March of 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Evans Wyckoff at the Westin Hotel on March 14, 1985. Edward "Eddie" Carlson (1911 – 1990), was an American hotel and airline executive, and Seattle civic leader. Born in Tacoma, and raised in Tacoma...
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Title: Interview with Peter F. Donnelly - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.8_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 10 of an interview with Peter F. Donnelly. This interview was conducted by Maxine Cushing Gray and an unidentified interviewer in August 1985. This part was conducted by an unidentified interviewer on August 19, 1985. Peter F. Donnelly (1938 – 2009) was an American patron of the arts, and a pivotal figure in the development of the arts community in Seattle. A...
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Title: Interview with Michael Dederer - #1 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.7_1 Description: This is Part 1 of 12 of an interview with Michael Dederer. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was conducted on July 18, 1985. M ichael Dederer (1905-1995) built the Seattle Fur Exchange into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the industry. Born in Canada, Dederer moved with his family to...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #18 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_18 Description: This is Part 18 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded at MOHAI. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction executive, civic leader, and avid supporter of maritime...
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Title: Interview with Anne Gould Hauberg - #2 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.11_2 Description: This is Part 2 of 5 of an interview with Anne Gould Hauberg. This interview was conducted by Donald Schmechel at Anne Gould Hauberg’s home on McGilvra Boulevard South in the Madison Park neighborhood, on April 4, 1985. Anne Gould Hauberg (1917 – 2016) was a Seattle civic activist, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. Anne and her husband John Hauberg emerged as patrons of the arts...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #10 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_10 Description: This is Part 10 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 26. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
Topics: W.C. Nickum & Sons, Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Ferries, Washington State Ferries, Hyak...
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Title: Interview with Michael Dederer - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.7_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 12 of an interview with Michael Dederer. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was conducted on July 18, 1985. M ichael Dederer (1905-1995) built the Seattle Fur Exchange into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the industry. Born in Canada, Dederer moved with his family to...
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Date: 1985-07-00 Title: Interview with Walter Straley - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.4_11 Description: This is Part 11 of 18 of an interview with Walter Straley. This interview was conducted by John Rupp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was recorded in late July 1985. Walter William Straley (1913-1999) was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and attended school and college in the midwest. In 1933, Straley accepted an entry level position with Northwestern Bell...
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Title: Interview with Frances Penrose Owen - #1 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.20_1 Description: This is Part 1 of 10 of an interview with Frances Penrose Owen. This interview was conducted by Kate Webster and Anne Farrell in April 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Kate Webster. Frances Penrose Owen (1900-2002) was a civic leader in Seattle, Washington, and one of the most important women in Washington state in the field of education. Born in Walla Walla,...
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Title: Interview with Eddie Carlson - #14 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.3_14 Description: This is Part 15 of 19 of an interview with Eddie Carlson. This interview was conducted by various interviewers in January and March of 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Ned Skinner at the Westin Hotel on March 14, 1985. Edward "Eddie" Carlson (1911 – 1990), was an American hotel and airline executive, and Seattle civic leader. Born in Tacoma, and raised in Tacoma...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #4 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_4 Description: This is Part 4 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 20. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title: Interview with Kenneth Fisher - #8 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.10_8 Description: This is Part 8 of 11 of an interview with Kenneth R. Fisher. This interview was conducted by Donald Schmechel in April 1985.   Kenneth Robinson Fisher (1906-1999) was the grandson of O.W. (Oliver Williams) Fisher, founder and owner of Seattle’s Fisher Flour Mill. Fisher built his mill, the largest in the west, on the newly constructed Harbor Island in Elliott Bay at the mouth of the...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #15 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_15 Description: This is Part 15 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded at MOHAI. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction executive, civic leader, and avid supporter of maritime...
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Title: Interview with Dr. Joel Baker - #2 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.2_2 Description: This is Part 2 of 6 of an interview with Dr. Joel W. Baker Sr. This interview was conducted by Dr. John Huff on August 6 and 19, 1985. This part was recorded on August 6. Dr. Joel Baker Sr. (1905 -1999), born in Shenandoah, Virginia, earned his medical degree from University of Virginia and moved to Seattle in 1930, where he joined the Virginia Mason Hospital Mason Clinic team. Baker served as...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #1 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_1 Description: This is Part 1 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 20. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title: Interview with Walter Straley - #17 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.4_17 Description: This is Part 17 of 18 of an interview with Walter Straley. This interview was conducted by John Rupp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was recorded on August 28, 1985. Walter William Straley (1913-1999) was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and attended school and college in the midwest. In 1933, Straley accepted an entry level position with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co....
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_7 Description: This is Part 8 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Eddie Carlson - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.3_11 Description: This is Part 12 of 19 of an interview with Eddie Carlson. This interview was conducted by various interviewers in January and March of 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Evans Wyckoff at the Westin Hotel on March 14, 1985. Edward "Eddie" Carlson (1911 – 1990), was an American hotel and airline executive, and Seattle civic leader. Born in Tacoma, and raised in Tacoma...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Jim Ellis - #15 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.9_15 Description: This is Part 15 of 15 of an interview with Jim Ellis. This interview was conducted by John F. Henry in March and July of 1985. This part was recorded on July 15, 1985. James Reed “Jim” Ellis (1921-2019) is widely regarded as the most visionary civic activist in King County history. Born in California, Ellis family moved to Seattle with his family in 1923. He attended John Muir Elementary...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #12 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_12 Description: This is Part 12 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 26. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title:  Oral history interview with Jacob V. (Jake) Arnautoff, October 30, 2001 Original format: VHS Item ID.: 2019.35.1.4.1_C Description:  Interview with Jake Arnautoff of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) conducted by Constance Schnell and Gary Saaris and videorecorded by Gary Finholt at Bay View Manor in Seattle on October 30, 2001. In the interview, Arnautoff discusses his family background, experience as a picket captain in a strike, and working on the piers on...
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Title: Interview with Norton Clapp - #2 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.5_2 Description: This is Part 2 of 6 of an interview with Norton Clapp. This interview was conducted by Elizabeth Adkins in 1985. Norton Clapp (1906-1995) was a Seattle businessman and philanthropist. Clapp started working for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company part-time in 1938, and returned to the company after serving in the Navy, replacing his father as director after his death. In 1960, he became president of...
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Title: Interview with Dr. Joel Baker - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.2_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 6 of an interview with Dr. Joel W. Baker Sr. This interview was conducted by Dr. John Huff on August 6 and 19, 1985. This part was recorded on August 6. Dr. Joel Baker Sr. (1905 -1999), born in Shenandoah, Virginia, earned his medical degree from University of Virginia and moved to Seattle in 1930, where he joined the Virginia Mason Hospital Mason Clinic team. Baker served as...
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Title: Interview with Frances Penrose Owen - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.20_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 10 of an interview with Frances Penrose Owen. This interview was conducted by Kate Webster and Anne Farrell in April 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Kate Webster. Frances Penrose Owen (1900-2002) was a civic leader in Seattle, Washington, and one of the most important women in Washington state in the field of education. Born in Walla Walla,...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #15 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_15 Description: This is Part 15 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 26. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title: Interview with Guendolen Plestcheeff - #2 Original format: VHS Item Id.: 1985.135.21_2 Description: This is Part 2 of 2 of an interview with Guendolen Plestcheeff. This interview was conducted by John Robinson at her home on May 22, 1985. Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff (1892 – 1994) was a Seattle preservationist and arts advocate. Plestcheef was the daughter of Morgan and Emily Carkeek, who arrived in Seattle in 1885. The family donated the land for Carkeek park, and Emily Carkeek...
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Title: Interview with Elmer Nordstrom - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.19_7 Description: This is Part 8 of 10 of an interview with Elmer Nordstrom. This interview was conducted by Evans Wyckoff and Stephen Dunphy at Nordstrom’s home in June 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Stephen Dunphy on June 12, 1985.. Elmer J. Nordstrom (1904 – 1993) was co-president, with his two brothers, of the Nordstrom department store chain founded by his father, John W....
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_6 Description: This is Part 7 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 20. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #17 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_17 Description: This is Part 17 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded at MOHAI. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction executive, civic leader, and avid supporter of maritime...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_11 Description: This is Part 11 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded on January 18, 1985, at Horace McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded on January 18, 1985, at Horace McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction...
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Title: Interview with George C. Nickum - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.18_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 17 of an interview with George C. Nickum. This interview was conducted by Rick Hendon on September 20 and 26, 1985. This part was recorded on September 20. George C. Nickum (1910-1990), internationally recognized naval architect and longtime Northwest resident, headed the naval architectural firms of W.C. Nickum & Sons, and later Nickum & Spaulding Associates,...
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Title: Interview with Thornton “T.A.” Wilson - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.30_6 Description: This is Part 1 of 14 of an interview with Thornton “T.A’” Wilson. This interview was conducted by George C. Martin, George Shairer, and an unidentified interviewer in March and May 1985. As no tapes numbered 10 and 11 were found, there is a gap in numbering after tape 9 of the interview. This part of the interview was conducted by George C. Martin at Boeing headquarters on...
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Title: Interview with Frances Penrose Owen - #9 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.20_9 Description: This is Part 9 of 10 of an interview with Frances Penrose Owen. This interview was conducted by Kate Webster and Anne Farrell in April 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Anne Farrell on April 18, 1985. Frances Penrose Owen (1900-2002) was a civic leader in Seattle, Washington, and one of the most important women in Washington state in the field of education. Born in Walla...
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Title: Interview with Kenneth Fisher - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.10_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 11 of an interview with Kenneth R. Fisher. This interview was conducted by Donald Schmechel in April 1985.   Kenneth Robinson Fisher (1906-1999) was the grandson of O.W. (Oliver Williams) Fisher, founder and owner of Seattle’s Fisher Flour Mill. Fisher built his mill, the largest in the west, on the newly constructed Harbor Island in Elliott Bay at the mouth of the...
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Title: Interview with Kenneth Fisher - #11 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.10_11 Description: This is Part 11 of 11 of an interview with Kenneth R. Fisher. This interview was conducted by Donald Schmechel in April 1985.   Kenneth Robinson Fisher (1906-1999) was the grandson of O.W. (Oliver Williams) Fisher, founder and owner of Seattle’s Fisher Flour Mill. Fisher built his mill, the largest in the west, on the newly constructed Harbor Island in Elliott Bay at the mouth of the...
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Title: Interview with Jim Ellis - #14 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.9_14 Description: This is Part 14 of 15 of an interview with Jim Ellis. This interview was conducted by John F. Henry in March and July of 1985. This part was recorded on July 15, 1985. James Reed “Jim” Ellis (1921-2019) is widely regarded as the most visionary civic activist in King County history. Born in California, Ellis family moved to Seattle with his family in 1923. He attended John Muir Elementary...
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Title: Interview with Thornton “T.A.” Wilson - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.30_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 14 of an interview with Thornton “T.A’” Wilson. This interview was conducted by George C. Martin, George Shairer, and an unidentified interviewer in March and May 1985. As no tapes numbered 10 and 11 were found, there is a gap in numbering after tape 9 of the interview. This part of the interview was conducted by an unidentified interview on March 1, 1985....
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Title: Interview with William Street - #4 Original format: VHS Item Id.: 1985.135.26_4 Description: This is Part 4 of 5 of an interview with William Street. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in 1985. William S. "Bill" Street, (1904-2000) was a department store executive who was president of Seattle's Frederick & Nelson store from 1946 to 1962.  He also served as vice-president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Street retired to chair the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair...
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Title: Interview with Horace W. McCurdy - #13 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.17_13 Description: This is Part 13 of 19 of an interview with Horace W. McCurdy. This interview was conducted by Dr. James Warren at McCurdy’s office in the Hoge Building and at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in January 1985. This part was recorded at MOHAI. Horace Winslow (“H.W.”) McCurdy (1899-1989) was a maritime construction executive, civic leader, and avid supporter of maritime...
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Title: Interview with Holt Webster - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.28_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 11 of an interview with Holt Webster. This interview was conducted by J. Vernon Williams and Hugh Smith at Airborne Freight Corporation in 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Hugh Smith. Holt Webster (1919-1992) was a pioneer in the freight industry, and one of the founders of Airborne Express, where he also served as chairman and chief executive officer. During...
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Title: Interview with Walter Straley - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.4_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 18 of an interview with Walter Straley. This interview was conducted by John Rupp in July and August 1985.  This part of the interview was recorded in late July 1985. Walter William Straley (1913-1999) was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and attended school and college in the midwest. In 1933, Straley accepted an entry level position with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. selling...
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Title: Interview with Alfred J. Schweppe - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.24_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 13 of an interview with Alfred J. Schweppe. This interview was conducted by John Rupp, Marian Galllagher, and Junius Rochester in  April 1985 and January 1986. This part of the interview was conducted by Marian Gallagher on April 29, 1985. Alfred J. Schweppe (1895-1988) came to Seattle from Minnesota as a young lawyer.  At age 31, he became dean of the University of...
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Title: Interview with Jim Ellis - #13 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.9_13 Description: This is Part 13 of 15 of an interview with Jim Ellis. This interview was conducted by John F. Henry in March and July of 1985. This part was recorded on July 15, 1985. James Reed “Jim” Ellis (1921-2019) is widely regarded as the most visionary civic activist in King County history. Born in California, Ellis family moved to Seattle with his family in 1923. He attended John Muir Elementary...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #15 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_15 Description: This is Part 15 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #14 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_14 Description: This is Part 14 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with H. Dewayne Kreager - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.14_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 13 of an interview with H. Dewayne Kreager. This interview was conducted by Donald A. Schmechel at Mr. Kreager’s office in October 1985. H. (Henry) Dewayne Kreager (1912 – 2001) was a banker and businessman, a Washington state native who attended college at Washington State University, Duke, and Harvard. Kreager started his professional career in Washington, D.C.,...
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Title: Interview with Edward C. Wells - #7 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.29_7 Description: This is Part 7 of 12 of an interview with Edward C. Wells. This interview was conducted by Donald A. Schmechel and George C. Martin in March 1985. This part of the interview was conducted by Donald A. Schmechel on March 9, 1985. Edward C. Wells (1910-1986) was an engineer and senior vice president of the Boeing Company, and served on the company’s board of directors.  He played a major...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #3 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_3 Description: This is Part 3 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Michael Dederer - #6 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.7_6 Description: This is Part 6 of 12 of an interview with Michael Dederer. This interview was conducted by Willis Camp in July and August 1985. This part of the interview was conducted on August 6, 1985. M ichael Dederer (1905-1995) built the Seattle Fur Exchange into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the industry. Born in Canada, Dederer moved with his family...
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Title: Interview with Giovanni Costigan - #17 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.6_17 Description: This is Part 17 of 19 of an interview with Giovanni Costigan. This interview was conducted by Don Schmechel in 1985. Giovanni Costigan (1905–1990) was a noted historian and popular lecturer, and a specialist in Irish and English history. Costigan attended the University of Oxford, and University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned his PhD. Costigan taught at the University of...
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Title: Interview with Norton Clapp - #5 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.5_5 Description: This is Part 5 of 6 of an interview with Norton Clapp. This interview was conducted by Elizabeth Adkins in 1985. Norton Clapp (1906-1995) was a Seattle businessman and philanthropist. Clapp started working for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company part-time in 1938, and returned to the company after serving in the Navy, replacing his father as director after his death. In 1960, he became president of...
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Title: Interview with Kenneth Fisher - #10 Original format: Betacam Item Id.: 1985.135.10_10 Description: This is Part 10 of 11 of an interview with Kenneth R. Fisher. This interview was conducted by Donald Schmechel in April 1985.   Kenneth Robinson Fisher (1906-1999) was the grandson of O.W. (Oliver Williams) Fisher, founder and owner of Seattle’s Fisher Flour Mill. Fisher built his mill, the largest in the west, on the newly constructed Harbor Island in Elliott Bay at the mouth of the...
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