Federal Theatre Project, Seattle, Washington records, 1852-1914  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Federal Theatre Project (Seattle, Wash.)
Federal Theatre Project, Seattle, Washington records
1852-1914 (inclusive)
9.42 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection Number
5287 (Accession No. 5287-001)
Citations and transcripts of articles and notices of theatrical productions in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane and Walla Walla
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

Open to all users.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Theatre Project undertook a year-long survey of all available information about the history of professional dramatic activities in Washington State. Research for the project involved the examination of approximately 160,000 pages in 93 Washington newspapers and 3 magazines, and produced approximately 53,000 typed pages of verbatim transcripts of articles and notices. Howard Grant was the Director of the survey and was responsible to Glenn Hughes, Regional Advisor, and Guy Williams, State Director.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Citations and transcripts of articles and notices of theatrical productions in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and Walla Walla, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Public Records: Use is unrestricted when access is granted.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Manuscript Copy #2 (Final Draft), Managers, Personalities, Theatres, List of Sources, Chronology 1852-1912
2A Chronology 1871-1879
2B Chronology 1890-1892
3 Olympia, Seattle 1893-1900
4 Seattle 1899-1906
5 Seattle 1907-1912
6 Seattle, Spokane 1890-1914
7 Spokane, Tacoma, Walla Walla, All Cities - Materials Not Used 1890-1901
8 All Cities - Materials Not Used, Miscellaneous, Manuscript Originals/Copies 1902-1910
9 Manuscript Originals
10 Index Cards
11 Index Cards

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Arts surveys--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Theater--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Corporate Names :
  • Federal Theatre Project (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Works Progress Administration (Wash (creator)