Emma B. Stimson papers, 1888-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stimson, Emma B
Title
Emma B. Stimson papers
Dates
1888-1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
65.8 cubic feet (70 boxes) including 4 videocassettes
Collection Number
5115
Summary
Papers of a Seattle cultural leader documenting her active and influential life as a society matron, and wife and widow of a Seattle business leader.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Emma Baillargeon Stimson, native of Seattle, was born on July 14, 1887 to Joseph A. and Abby Collins Baillargeon. Through birth and marriage, Stimson was well connected to the most influential business and political leadership of the city. Her father established the J. A. Baillargeon Department Store in Seattle in 1889 and her maternal grandfather was John Collins, the first mayor of Seattle. Stimson graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D. C., and in 1914 married Thomas Douglas Stimson II (1884-1931), heir to a business empire that included lumbering, transportation, hotel, real estate and investment interests. In addition to her family responsibilities, Stimson founded, guided or influenced many of Seattle's charitable and cultural institutions, particularly the Seattle Art Museum. She served continuously on its Board from 1934-1954 and was acting Director of the museum when its director, Dr. Richard E. Fuller, was called to active duty during World War II. She was re-elected to the museum Board in 1961. She also contributed many modern works of art to the museum by painters Morris Graves and Mark Tobey. Emma Stimson died in Seattle on August 12, 1963.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5115-001: Emma B. Stimson papers, 1888-1964Return to Top

65.38 cubic feet (69 boxes of varying sizes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, biographical features, photographs, open reel film, videotapes, post cards, publications, sheet music, maps, clippings, scrapbooks, textiles, funeral memorabilia. The papers document Emma B. Stimson's active and influential life as a society matron, and wife and widow of a Seattle business leader.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Stimson-Bayley family, 9/14/1998.

Description
Emma B. Stimson papers

Accession No. 5115-002: Emma B. Stimson videocassettes, 1923-1963Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box including 4 Beta videocassettes, ca. 90 min. each)

Scope and Content: Beta format videocassettes of family scenes (1923-1946, 1963) transferred from open reel film in the earlier Emma B. Stimson accession No. 5115-001.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tom Bayley, 3/26/1999.

Description
Emma B. Stimson videocassettes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Stimson, Emma B.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Art Museum

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)