Seattle Center Annual Reports, 1966-[ongoing]  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Seattle Center Annual Reports
Dates
1966-[ongoing] (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-I3
Summary
Annual reports for the Seattle Center Department, 1966 to 1996.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Center Department was created in 1965 to administer, manage, and control the facilities on the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The facilities at the Seattle Center date back to 1926 with completion of the construction of the Civic Auditorium, Civic Arena, Veterans Hall, and the Civic Playfield. The property expanded to 74 acres in 1962 to accomodate the World's Fair.

The Center's purpose is to be an active civic center providing facilities and programs supporting the arts, education, sports, and entertainment. It was home for the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and four resident theaters. In addition, four facilities exist on the grounds that are not owned by the city: the Space Needle, Memorial Stadium, the Experience Music Project, and the Pacific Science Center.

The Seattle Center Foundation, incorporated in 1977 to enhance the Seattle Center as the regional focus for culture and urban recreation, contracted with the Center in 1984 for administrative staff, basic operating expenses, and some limited office services.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The annual reports for the Seattle Center date from 1966 to 1988; a 1996 Report to Employees is also included. From 1966 to 1974, the reports include information on accomplishments and activities for the year for various divisions, as well as organization charts, financial information, facilities usage, and attendance figures. Also included are maps of the grounds and facility profiles. Later reports are much more brief, including accomplishments, repairs and improvements, and other brief highlights. The 1996 Report to Employees reports on the accomplishments of various divisions as well as discussing program highlights.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Center Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-I3. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Seattle Center Annual Reports, 1966-[ongoing]Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Seattle Center Annual Report
1966
1/1
Seattle Center Annual Report
1967
1/2
Seattle Center Annual Report
1968
1/2
Seattle Center Annual Report
1969
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1970
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1971
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1974
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1976
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1978
1/3
Seattle Center Annual Report
1979
1/4
Seattle Center Annual Report
1980
1/4
Seattle Center Annual Report
1981
1/4
Seattle Center Annual Report
1984
1/5
Seattle Center Annual Report
1985-1986
1/5
Seattle Center Annual Report
1988
1/5
Seattle Center Annual Report
1988
1/6
Seattle Center Report to Employees
1996

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Amusements--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Arts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Centers for the performing arts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Museums--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Recreation--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Stadiums--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Seattle Center Opera House
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)