Seattle Women's Ensemble Photograph Collection, ca. 1982-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Seattle Women's Ensemble
Seattle Women's Ensemble Photograph Collection
ca. 1982-1999 (inclusive)
18 photographic prints (1 folder)
Collection Number
Group portrait and rehearsal snapshots of the Seattle Women's Ensemble, a choral group that disbanded in 2000.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

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

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Women's Ensemble, a feminist choral group founded in 1980, performed culturally diverse music which often focused on women's issues. The women of SWE were enthusiastically supported by Seattle's lesbian and feminist communities, but other issues including class, diversity, and the plight of oppressed groups, were also important to the Seattle Women's Ensemble. The chorus disbanded in 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 18 photographs of the members of the Seattle Women's Ensemble. Included are a group portrait and informal shots of rehearsals for choral and theatrical performances.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description
Folder item
1 1  Seattle Women's Ensemble group portrait
1 2 Ensemble members singing
1 3-9 Choral rehearsals
Color snapshots.
1 10-18  Rehearsal for "Nancy Drew Mystery Party"
Color snapshots.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Choirs (Music)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Lesbian musicians--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Women singers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Women's music
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Women's Ensemble--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)