Seattle Arts Commission records, 1962-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)
Title
Seattle Arts Commission records
Dates
1962-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
87.4 cubic feet plus 2 sound cassettes and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
2492
Summary
Correspondence, minutes, reports, and other records of the Seattle Arts Commission, a public arts agency in Seattle, Washington
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users. Restrictions described in individual accessions.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Arts Commission was created in 1955 as the Municipal Arts Commission. The name changed to Seattle Arts Commission in 1971. The mission of the Seattle Arts Commission is to support "the City by advocating for arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, and fostering enriching arts engagement for all residents." Throughout its history, the Arts Commission has worked to support art works, festivals, performing arts, arts education, historic preservation, landscaping, and other projects. The Arts Commission is primarily comprised of volunteer members appointed by the mayor and City Council.

Source: http://www.seattle.gov/arts/about-us/seattle-arts-commission and http://www.historylink.org/File/9684

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, reports, subject files, director's files, files of the public relations coordinator, and files relating to special projects, including projects on neighborhood arts, independent artists, and art in public places. Also included are materials relating to the annual Seattle Arts Festival (Bumbershoot), manuscripts from "The Artist in the City" program (1975), and tape recordings of radio panel discussions on Northwest art and public art. Other organizations represented include Allied Arts of Seattle, Alliance for Arts Education/Washington State, Seattle Corporate Identity Task Force, and Seattle School District Arts in Education Committee. Correspondents include John Blaine, John Carpenter, Margaret Hodge, Paul Hunter, Sandy Lorentzen, Wesley Uhlman, and Kathleene West.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The materials in this collection are predominantly public records whose use is unrestricted once access is granted. Exceptions are noted in individual accessions.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2492-001: Seattle Arts Commission project manuscripts, 1975Return to Top

.06 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Manuscripts from a five month project entitled, "The Artist in the City", 1975.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Douglas Q. Barnett, 11/26/1975.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission project manuscripts

Accession No. 2492-002: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1970-1975Return to Top

8 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by John Blaine, 9/13/1976.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-003: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1973-1974Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (circa 4 hrs.)

Scope and Content: Panel discussions sponsored by Seattle Art Commission and broadcast over KING-FM.

Tape A: The Contemporary NW Artist: Survival in the Region. Linda Farris, John Blaine, Alan Jensen, Anne Focke, Phil Levine; 10 Feb 1973, Timberlakes Luncheon Panel. Tape B: Public Art-Private Vision. Introduced by John Blaine; Willis Woods, moderator; with Virginia Wright, Clare Falkenstein, John Geise, George Tsutakawa, Lee Kelly, James Washington, Jr.; 13 Jan 1974.

Restrictions on Use: Rights retained by KING-FM.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users in the reading room upon reformatting.

Acquisition Info: Donated by KING-FM, 1/1/1976.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-004: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1972-1986Return to Top

10.33 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, conferences and conventions, applications; 1972-1986.

Accession includes outgoing correspondence, 1974-1981; Neighborhood Arts Project, Independent Creative Artists Project, Art in Public Places, One Percent for Art; Mayor Charles Royer speeches and press releases, 1980-1984.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by SAC, 1/12/1987.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-005: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1969-1986Return to Top

30 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, financial records, budgets, reports, planning files, applications, contracts, other record series.

Includes "Art in Public Places" files, 1972-1986; Bumbershoot, CETA artwork, other projects.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by SAC, 8/22/1989.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-006: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1974-1990Return to Top

15.33 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, contracts, artist files A-Z, publications, audiotapes, videotapes, motion picture film, subject series.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Scott Cline, 7/30/1992.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-007: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1975-1995Return to Top

3.84 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Subject files; 1975-1995. Files are in alphabetical order (A-NOAA).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Sean Elwood, 12/3/1997.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-008: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1991-1998Return to Top

10.21 cubic feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, project files and related series, especially pertaining to the City of Seattle's public art projects.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Patti Favero, 2/11/1999.

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-009: Seattle Arts Commission records, 1975-1991Return to Top

3.63 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Project files, including correspondence, proposals, contracts, and related files for the City of Seattle's public art projects; 1975-1991.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Seattle Arts Commission via Alex Wu, 5/23/2000

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-010: Seattle Arts Commission records, circa 1983-1998Return to Top

6.00 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Project files, including correspondence, proposals, contracts, and related files for the City of Seattle's public art projects, ca 1983-ca 1998. Includes Executive Committee files, 1984-85, 1991-95.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted)

Acquisition Info: Donated by Seattle Arts Commission, 1/17/2002

Description
Seattle Arts Commission records

Accession No. 2492-011: Municipal Art Commission records, 1962-1968Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Meeting minutes and annual reports of the Municipal Arts Commission, which was later renamed the Seattle Arts Commission.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records (Use is unrestricted after access has been granted)

Description
Municipal Art Commission records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art and state--Washington (State)
  • Art festivals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Art--Northwest, Pacific
  • Arts--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Arts--Washington (State)
  • Arts--Washington (State)--Seattle--Societies, etc
  • Arts--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Public art--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Blaine, John, of Seattle, Wash.--Correspondence
  • Carpenter, John--Correspondence
  • Hodge, Margaret, 1937---Correspondence
  • Hunter, Paul--Correspondence
  • Lorentzen, Sandy--Correspondence
  • Uhlman, Wesley C. (Wesley Carl), 1935---Correspondence
  • West, Kathleene, 1947---Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alliance for Arts Education (Wash.)
  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc
  • Seattle (Wash.). Municipal Art Commission--Archives
  • Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)--Archives
  • Seattle Corporate Identity Task Force
  • Seattle Public Schools. Arts in Education Committee
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Anniversaries, etc
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Audiotapes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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