An Unbroken Historical Record: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
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When I began this project I copied many of the files in the EBLA office for my own use. I added newspaper files and a variety of articles to this collection, as well as copies of files from various organizations, tape recordings and hand-written notes from telephone and personal interviews. These three or four boxes will remain in the EBLA offices.

The Ebey's Landing administrative history was not organized as a formal oral history project, and tape recordings are rather casual in nature (that is, sound quality varies; I permitted speakers to turn off the machine at will; and I allowed the machine to run during peripheral conversations.) Not all the taped interviewees chose to donate their tapes to this collection.

Time did not permit use of every archive or source available on central Whidbey Island. Researchers interested in further detail should check Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Washington, which houses Island County's planning documents and files. Archives of the town of Coupeville and the state of Washington may provide additional information.

Published Sources

Cook, Jimmie Jean. "A particular friend, Penn's Cove": A History of the Settlers, Claims and Buildings of Central Whidbey Island. Coupeville, Washington: The Island County Historical Society, 1974.

Easterbrook, Don. J., and Rahm, David A. Landforms of Washington: The Geologic Environment. Bellingham, Washington: Union Printing Company, 1970.

Farrar, Victor J. "The Ebey Diary," Washington Historical Quarterly, Vol. VIII (July 1916), Pages 239-244.

Foresta, Ronald A. America's National Parks and Their Keepers. Washington, D. C.: Published by Resources for the Future, Inc., 1984.

Gilbert, Cathy, Luxenberg, Gretchen, and Comp, T. Allen. The Land, the People, the Place: An Introduction to the Inventory, Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Cultural Resources Division, Pacific Northwest Regional Office. Seattle: Winter 1984.

Glover, Sydney. Environmental Impact Assessment, Seabreeze Development. Coupeville, May 1974.

Greenberg, Ron, editor. Partnerships in Parks and Preservation: Proceedings and Bibliography. Albany, NY: National Park Service, 1991.

Harbour, Robert. Land Use Analysis: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Lands Division, Pacific Northwest Regional Office. December 1986.

Hiss, Tony. The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing with Our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside. (New York: Vintage Books, 1990).

House, Kenneth. "The Establishment of the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve," Spring 1986. Graduate seminar paper (copy at EBLA in administrative history box).

Hugie, Linda, and Taylor, Terri. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: Visual Compatibility Guidelines. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Seattle: Fall 1987.

Island County. Island County Board of Commissioners Minutes.

___________. Planning Department. Island County Comprehensive Plan. Coupeville, Washington: 1984.

Jarvis, Reed. "Application of Strategic Management Theories at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve", n.d., copy in TB files.

___________. "Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve: An Alternative to Traditional Federal Protection," Northwest Land Use Review, October 1985.

Johansen, Dorothy O., and Charles M. Gates. Empire of the Columbia: A History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Harper and Row, 1967.

Kellogg, George Albert. A History of Whidbey's Island. Coupeville, Washington: The Island County Historical Society, 1968.

McGreevy, Beth, and Florence, Hank. Design Considerations for Historic Properties. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region. Seattle: 1985.

Melnick, Robert A. "Cultural Landscapes: Rural Historic Districts in the National Park System." Washington, D. C.: Park Historic Architecture Division, Cultural Resources Management, National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior, 1984.

_________________. "Preserving Cultural and Historic Landscapes: Developing Standards." Cultural Resources Management Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 1. Washington, D. C.: National Park Service, March 1980.

Peterson, Gil, ed. Central Whidbey Island Historical Preservation District: An Environmental Study. Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning Class of 1975-1976, Western Washington State College, 1976.

Schwantes, Carlos A. The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Stanwood, Les. "Coupeville, Washington: The Saga of a Historic District." Historic Preservation. November/December 1981.

Sturtevant, William C., ed. Handbook of North American Indians: Northwest Coast Vol.7. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1990.

Tindall, George Brown. America: A Narrative History, Vol. II, Second edition. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1988.

United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. Island County, Washington: Soil Survey. 1958.

United States Department of the Interior. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. Islands of America, 1970.

__________________. National Park Service. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Comprehensive Plan. Seattle: 1980.

__________________. National Park Service. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: Interpretive Prospectus.

__________________. National Park Service. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Washington: Land Protection Plan. February 1984.

__________________. National Park Service. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve: Revised Land Protection Plan. January 1990.

__________________. National Park Service. The National Parks: Shaping the System. Produced by the Division of Publications and the Employee Development Division, 1991.

Wesson, Gary C. "An Ethnographic Overview of the Native Peoples of the San Juan Islands Region," Prepared for the National Park Service, March 1988, Wesson and Associates, 15028 24th Avenue Southwest, Seahurst, Washington 98166.

White, Richard. Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County. Washington. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980.

Whitebrook, Robert Ballard. Coastal Exploration of Washington. Palo Alto: Pacific Books, 1959.

Williams, B. J. "Whither Whidbey?" Pacific Northwest. July/August 1984.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Times

Seattle Weekly

Whidbey News-Times

Manuscript Collections

Federal Records Center, Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle. National Park Service files. Record Group 79.

Friends of Ebey's files.

Northwest National Seashore Alliance files.

University of Washington, Manuscripts and University Archives Division, Seattle. Collections include:

Jimmie Jean Cook Scrapbook (accession number presently unassigned)
Isaac N. Ebey Family Papers (no accession number)
Henry M. Jackson Papers, Accession Number 3560-5
Lloyd Meeds Papers, Accession Number 2900
Warren G. Magnuson Papers, Accession Number 3181-5

Washington State Archives, Olympia. Governor's papers

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission files 40-315, 57-315, 72-315-1310, and R&LRP Park file.

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