16.42 cubic feet (18 boxes plus 1 oversize vertical folder).
The papers consist primarily of Liz Caldwell's diaries beginning in 1936 and continuing through 2006. These describe Caldwell's school life, teaching career, and personal life, providing a detailed picture of life in Seattle at that time and the effects of the political and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s on one Seattle family. Included in the diaries are clippings, travel brochures and souvenirs, theater programs, restaurant menus and place mats, photographs, church bulletins, teaching-related materials, and other ephemera.
Seattle, Washington, resident Liz Caldwell taught the deaf and hard-of-hearing for over twenty years, and then worked as a speech therapist in Seattle public schools until she retired in 1982. She and her husband, Frank Caldwell, were long-time residents of the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. They were active members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and their cultural interests included opera, theater, and cinema. Liz Caldwell also was involved in professional teachers' organizations and took part in a 1978 teachers' strike.
The papers are generally open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for details.
Liz Caldwell Papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.
The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
A finding aid to the papers is available in the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries and on the World Wide Web.