Monographs & Anthologies:


Adams, Nigel B. The Holden Mine: Discovery to Production, 1896-1938. Wenatchee: World Publishing Company, 1981. (This is the published book version of Adams’ dissertation)


Allen, James B. The Company Town in the American West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.


Bachmann, E. Theodore. The United Lutheran Church in America, 1918-1962. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.


Carlson, Linda. Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.


Crawford, Margaret. Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns. London: Verso, 1995.


Dinius, Oliver J., and Vergara, Angela, eds. Company Towns in the Americas. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2011.


Erling, Maria, & Granquist, Mark. The Augustana Story: Shaping Lutheran Identity in North America. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2008.


Etulain, Richard W., and Malone, Michael P. The American West: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.


Findlay, John M., and Hevly, Bruce, eds. The Atomic West. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998.


Garner, John S., ed. The Company Town: Architecture and Society in the Early Industrial Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.


Gilbert, W. Kent. Commitment to Unity: A History of the Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988.


Green, Hardy. The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that shaped the American Economy. New York: Basic Books, 2010.


Hitchman, Robert. Place Names of Washington. Washington State Historical Society, 1985.


Hoagland, Alison K. Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan’s Copper Country. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.


Lutz, Charles P. Surprising Gift: The Story of Holden Village, Church Renewal Center. Chelan: Holden Village Press, 1987.


Mikesell, Raymond F. The World Copper Industry: Structure and Economic Analysis. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.


Milner, Clyde A., O’Connor, Carol A., and Sandweiss, Martha A., eds. The Oxford History of the American West. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.


Murphy, Mary. Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.


Navin, Thomas R. Copper Mining & Management. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1978.


Nelson, E Clifford. Lutheranism in North America, 1914-1970. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1972.


Petersen, Keith C. Company Town: Potlatch, Idaho, and the Potlatch Lumber Company. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press & Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, Idaho, 1987.


Pitzer, Paul C. Building the Skagit. Seattle: The Galley Press, 1978.


Shifflet, Crandall A. Coal Towns: Life, Work, and Culture in Company Towns of Southern Appalachia, 1880-1960. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1991.


Trimble, Jaymi. Images of America: Roslyn. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.




Crawford, Margaret. “The ‘New’ Company Town.” Perspecta 30 (1999): 48-57.


Dandekar, Hemalata C. “Review Essay: Planned One-Company Towns and Unplanned Allegiances: Arnold R. Alanen, Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. David Robertson, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town. Boulder: The University Press of Colorado, 2006.” Journal of Planning History 9, no. 66 (2010): 66-70.




Plimpton, Christine. An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Honeymoon Heights. Washington State University, unpublished M.A. thesis, 1984.




Newspapers & Newsletters:


The Chelan Valley Mirror, 1937-1980


The Holden Miner, 1948-1957, 1988-2012 (as newsletter)


The Tacoma News-Tribune, 1972


The Wenatchee Daily World, 1937-1980



Archive Collections:


Holden Village Portal Museum


Howe Sound Company files, Special Collections, Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle



Oral History Collections:


Holden Village Audio Archive



Interviews & Guided Tours:


Ahlstrom, Tom. Telephone Interview. 29 August 2012


Hewitt, Bob. Personal Interview. Holden Village, 23 April 2011


Hinderlie, Paul, & Howard, Larry. Guided Tour. Holden Village, 12 August 2010


Hinderlie, Paul. Personal Interview. Holden Village, 26 August 2010


Janssen, Werner. Telephone Interview. 24 July 2012


Jensen, Linda Powell. Guided Tour. Holden Village, 28 June 2010


Jensen, Linda Powell. Personal Interview. Holden Village, 5 July 2010


Jensen, Linda Powell, & Phillips, Bill. Personal Interview. Seattle, Washington, 25 July 2012


Phillips, Bill. Guided Tour. Holden Village, 11 September 2010


Schonders, Pat. Personal Interview. Chelan, Washington, 15 May 2011


Starcher, Gene. Personal Interview. Chelan, Washington, 27 March 2012



Other Sources:


“Background on Gambling in Washington,” accessed 23 December 2012,


Bergeson, Terry, “Remote & Necessary Schools Report,” 30 December 2008, accessed 26 December 2012, http://www.


Deane, Lola, editor. Holden Village: 50 Years of Memories. Chelan: Holden Village Press, 2012.


Weber, Erwin. My Days At Holden: An Illustrated Book of Holden Village, the Lutheran Retreat High in the Cascade Mountains Near Lake Chelan, Washington. Unpublished, 1977.




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