Recollections of a Civic Errand Boy: The Autobiography of John Henry Hauberg, Junior

Recollections of a Civic Errand Boy: The Autobiography of John Henry Hauberg, Junior

by John Henry Hauberg Jr.


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Recollections of a Civic Errand Boy: The Autobiography of John Henry Hauberg, Junior by John Henry Hauberg Jr.

John Henry Hauberg, Junior, was born in 1916 in Rock Island, Illinois. His maternal grandfather, F.C.A. Denkmann, and great uncle, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, had purchased a sawmill on the banks of the Mississippi in 1860. This modest enterprise was the foundation of the Weyerhaeuser Company, a lifelong partnership and family business which continues to this day. His father, John Henry, Senior, was fascinated by the history of Rock Island County, especially the story of Chief Black hawk and his descendants. he began collecting tribal artifacts and sponsored powwows and traditional native crafts. He transferred this enduring interest in Native American art to his son. When John Henry, Junior, moved to Seattle, he became involved with the tribes and individual artists of Western Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Part of his legacy to the city of Seattle is a stunning collection of Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art that can be seen at the Seattle Art Museum. After serving in World War II, John Hauberg attended and graduated from the University of Washington School of Forestry. Anxious to test new ideas in forest management, in 1948 he founded the Pilchuck Tree Farm, a 16,000 acre research tree farm north of Arlington in Snohomish and Skagit Counties. In 1971, Dale Chihuly came to him with a proposal to hold a glassblowing summer workshop on the tree farm. The rest, as they say, is history. In addition to the Pilchuck Glass School, John Henry Hauberg has been involved with the community in many ways: with the Bush School, Reed College, the UW College of Forest Resources, The Seattle Art museum, the Seattle Symphony, the Pilot School for Handicapped Children, the Child Development and Retardation Center, the American Federation of Art, the American Crafts Council, and the Republican Party, among many others. His great loves, besides forest management, were his extended family, photography (many of his photos appear in this book), traveling, architecture, ancient history, and collecting Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art. This book is his story, the story of a Renaissance man, Seattle citizen, philanthropist and art collector extraordinaire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295983646
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ralph MunroThirty-three and Looking Back AlreadyHow I Came to BeEarly Days and Early MemoriesMy Father's Indians and My Mother's ChurchThe Great House: A DescriptionThe Great House and How We Used ItFamily TravelsBoat Trips, Big Hikes, Farming, the Olympics, and ElsewhereFessenden and Hatchkiss,1930-1935The Princeton Years, 1935-1939Wandering, 1939-1943The Army in the U.S.A.The War Years in EuropeFamilies and Friends PostwarMy FamilyForestry: Early InfluencesThe University of Washington College of ForestryA Forest Takes ShapePilchuck Tree Farm TodayMy Sister KayThe Seattle Symphony and Its RevivalRepublican Politics, 1956-1964Work for the HandicappedCollectionsSeattle Art Museum and King TutTravelsLife with Ann Homer HaubergHomes at Bainbridge Island, 601, and TatooshFamily EventsFamily Photo AlbumEpilogue by Fay Hauberg PageReferencesFamily TreesIndex

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