LaMar Harrington papers, 1957-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harrington, LaMar, 1917-
Title
LaMar Harrington papers
Dates
1957-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
21.35 cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection Number
2824
Summary
Papers of an arts administrator and consultant
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, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

LaMar Harrington was born in 1917. She joined the staff of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in 1956 and became Associate Director before her position was terminated in 1975. She worked from 1975 to 1978 in the Libraries' University Archives and Manuscripts Division on the Archives of Northwest Art, which she began at the Henry Art Gallery.

Harrington turned to freelance curatorial consulting in the arts from 1977 to 1985. During this time, she authored A History of Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest, one of the definitive works on the subject. She later served as director and chief curator of the Bellevue Art Museum from 1986 to 1990. Harrington also served as a trustee of the Pilchuck School from 1981 to 1988. She served as curator for the arts at University House, where she was a resident until June 2003. LaMar Harrington died on March 23, 2005 in Port Townsend, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, exhibit files, exhibit notices, catalogs, artists' Christmas cards, artist files, interview transcripts, awards, clippings, ephemera, drawing, photographs, slides, sound recordings, videotapes; 1957-2004.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Special Collections for details.

Preferred Citation

LaMar Harrington papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2824-006: LaMar Harrington papers, 1963-1982Return to Top

7 cubic feet (9 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, exhibit preparation files, exhibit notices, catalogs, artists' Christmas cards, clippings and photographs, all relating to Harrington's work as curator at the Henry Art Gallery and as an arts consultant; 1963-1982.

Also research files, tape recorded interviews and transcripts used for her book, Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest, 1979.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Merger of accession numbers 2824-001 (received on June 27, 1978), 2824-002 (received in September 1978), 2824-003 (received on June 18, 1979), 2824-004 (received on August 25, 1982), and 2824-005 (received in 1983).

Processing Info: Processed in 1994.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2824-006
Biographical Features
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 2824-006
Ager, Christina
1977-1979,undated
1/2 2824-006
Ager, Tom
1977-1979,undated
1/2 2824-006
Ahola, Nola
1977
1/3 2824-006
Arreguin, Alfredo
undated
1/4 2824-006
Aurigemma, Diana
undated
1/5 2824-006
Balazs, Harold
1972-1976, undated
1/6 2824-006
Barzel, Dina
1978
1/7 2824-006
Bettiga, Floyd
1973-1979
1/8 2824-006
Beyer, Richard S.
1980
1/9 2824-006
Bitar, Helen
1979, undated
1/10 2824-006
Callahan, Kenneth
1973
1/10 2824-006
Campbell, R. M.
undated
1/11 2824-006
Chace, Lindi (daughter)
1966-1972, undated
1/11 2824-006
Chappell, Berk
1974
1/11 2824-006
Chase, Doris
1974, undated
1/12 2824-006
Chittick, Edna
1975-1982
1/13 2824-006
Christie, Beverly
1969-1981
1/13 2824-006
Christofides, Constantine G.
1974-1975
1/14 2824-006
Cone, Ferne G.
1976
1/14 2824-006
Coney, Mary B.
1976
1/14 2824-006
Corwin, Nancy
1976-1982, undated
1/14 2824-006
Cowles, Charles
1976
1/15 2824-006
Crouse, Gloria
1980-1981, undated
1/15 2824-006
Cunningham, Imogen
1965-1975, undated
1/16 2824-006
D'Arms, Ted
1974
1/16 2824-006
Davis, Mary Woodward
undated
1/17 2824-006
Dobbins, Frank
1974-1975, undated
1/17 2824-006
Dodworth, Allen
1974-1981, undated
1/18 2824-006
Falkenstein, Claire
1974-1977
1/18 2824-006
Farris, Linda
undated
1/18 2824-006
Federoff, George
undated
1/18 2824-006
Focke, Anne
1973-1975
1/19 2824-006
Foster, Jim
1971-1974, undated
1/20 2824-006
Friedman, Kenneth (Ken)
1975, undated
1/21 2824-006
Goetemann, Judy
1977, undated
1/22 2824-006
Gray, Maxine Cushing
1974-1981, undated
1/23 2824-006
Griffin, Rachael
1974-1981, undated
1/24 2824-006
Haseltine, James L.
1976
1/25 2824-006
Hauberg, Anne and John H.
1973-1980, undated
1/26 2824-006
Hazel, Stephan
1976-1979
1/26 2824-006
Hiddleston, George
1982
1/27 2824-006
Ho, Ron
1980
1/28-37 2824-006
Howie, Evelyn
1969-1982, undated
1/38 2824-006
Johnson, Jim
1973
1/38 2824-006
Johnson, Tina
undated
1/39 2824-006
Killmaster, John H.
1974
1/39 2824-006
Kirkland, Larry P.
1979, undated
1/40 2824-006
Kling, Alice J.
1975-1982, undated
1/41 2824-006
Krause, LaVerne
1974
1/41 2824-006
Langhout, Nelleke
1977
1/42 2824-006
Langlet, Ragnhild
1971-1982, undated
1/43 2824-006
Lantz, Judy
1977, undated
1/43 2824-006
Larson, Jack Lenor
1981
1/44 2824-006
McLin, Agnes
1981-1982
1/44 2824-006
Maki, Robert
undated
1/44 2824-006
Melton, Terry R.
1980
1/44 2824-006
Metcalf, Larry
1980
1/45 2824-006
Monsen, R. Joseph
1969
1/46 2824-006
Namkung, Johsel and Mineko
1981
1/47 2824-006
Pacific, Gertrude
1973
1/47 2824-006
Peck, Miriam
1972
1/47 2824-006
Penington, Ruth
1975
1/47 2824-006
Perlman, Mary
undated
1/47 2824-006
Peter, Max
1972
1/48 2824-006
Quan, Roy
1974
1/49 2824-006
Randlett, Bob
1975
1/49 2824-006
Randlett, Mary
1975-1979, undated
1/49 2824-006
Reed, Gervais
1974
1/50 2824-006
Richardson (later Yes), Phyllis A.
1975-1982, undated
1/50 2824-006
Robbins, Tom
1976
1/51 2824-006
Sahlstrand, Margaret
1982
1/51 2824-006
Sato, Norie
1981
1/51 2824-006
Schlotterback, Tom
1974
1/51 2824-006
Simpson, Luella
undated
1/51 2824-006
Stalnaker, Budd
undated
1/52 2824-006
Stark, Larry
1975
1/52 2824-006
Stewart, A. Albert
1977
1/52 2824-006
Swenson, Sally
1977
1/52 2824-006
Takehara, John S.
undated
1/53 2824-006
Tayer, Delma
1979-1981, undated
1/53 2824-006
Taylor, Joshua C.
1975-1979
1/54 2824-006
Thiel, Midori Kono and Philip
undated
1/55 2824-006
Uhlman, Wesley
1973-1977
1/56 2824-006
Volkersz, Willem
1964
1/57 2824-006
Warashina, Patti Bayley
1987
1/57 2824-006
Webster, Esther
1974
1/57 2824-006
Westcoast, Wanda
1976, undated
1/58 2824-006
Willis, Elizabeth Bayley
1973-1974
1/58 2824-006
Wyckoff, Donald
1974
1/59 2824-006
Yakes, Andrew
1974
1/50 2824-006
Yes, Phyllis (see Richardson, Phyllis)
1/60-70 to 2/1-12 2824-006
Miscellaneous A - Z
Unidentified
Box/Folder Accession
2/13-21 2824-006
First Name A - Z
2/22 2824-006
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
2/23-31 2824-006
Outgoing Letters
1964-1982, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
2/32 2824-006
North American Craft Administrators (NACA)
1978
2/33 2824-006
Western Association of Art Museums (WAAM)
1969-1973
Box/Folder Accession
2/34-46 2824-006
General Correspondence (chronological)
1963-1975
Exhibition Files
Box/Folder Accession
3/1-2 2824-006
"Another Side to Art: Ceramic Sculpture in the Northwest" (Seatle Art Museum, March 22 - May 20)
1979
3/3 2824-006
Ceramic Exhibition and Symposium
1972
3/4 2824-006
"Ceramics 80" Symposium
1980
3/5 2824-006
"Functional Forms of Clay: Four Decades in the Northwest" (Henry Gallery, April 2 - May 6)
1979
3/6-7 2824-006
"Invitational Photography" (Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue, and Henry Gallery
1975
"Washington Craft Forms" (Capitol Museum)
1981-1982
Box/Folder Accession
3/8 2824-006
General
3/9 2824-006
Administration and Budget
3/10 2824-006
Artists
3/11 2824-006
Catalog
3/12 2824-006
Responses
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
3/13 2824-006
"All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition"
1972-1973
3/14 2824-006
Allied Arts of Seattle
3/15 2824-006
Aquarium Committee
1970
3/16 2824-006
Body Craft Show
1973
3/17 2824-006
Big Bend Community College
3/18 2824-006
Comparative Arts Program (U.W.)
ca.
3/19 2824-006
Denver Crafts Exhibition
3/20 2824-006
Governor's Invitational
1965-1970
3/21 2824-006
Friedman, Ken
3/22 2824-006
Heady (LaMar Harrington Band)
3/23 2824-006
Henry Gallery
1968-1975
3/24 2824-006
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
3/25 2824-006
Museum Week (Seattle Art Museum)
3/26 2824-006
Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Association
1975
3/27 2824-006
Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Foundation
1975
3/28 2824-006
Timberline Project
1981-1982
3/29 2824-006
Travel Funds
3/30 2824-006
Washington. Public Instruction Superintendent. Cultural Enrichment Advisory Committee
1969-1970
3/31 2824-006
Water Department Competition (Seattle)
1972
Conference and Convention Files
American Association of Museums
Box/Folder Accession
3/32 2824-006
Milwaukee, WI (June)
1973
3/33 2824-006
New Orleans, LA
1968
3/34 2824-006
New York, NY
1970
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 2824-006
Harrington, LaMar
4/2 2824-006
Of Others
Box/Folder Accession
4/3 2824-006
Interview (transcript): Callahan, Ken
1973
Christmas Cards (original)
Box/Folder Accession
4/4 2824-006
Abrams, Maria Frank
4/4 2824-006
Alps, Glenn and Ruby
4/5 2824-006
Anderson, Fred and Adelaide
4/5 2824-006
Anvil, Ken and Mary
4/5 2824-006
Arreguin, Alfredo
4/6 2824-006
Balazs, Harold
4/6 2824-006
Bartons
4/6 2824-006
Brazeau, Wendell and Elizabeth
4/6 2824-006
Bruno, B.
4/6 2824-006
Bunse, Donald
4/7 2824-006
Chase, Doris and Elmo
4/7 2824-006
Chong, Fay
4/7 2824-006
Colby, Bill
4/7 2824-006
Cornell, Judy and Dave
4/8 2824-006
Day, Marjorie and Ruo
4/8 2824-006
D'Arms, Ted, Ellie and Keet
4/8 2824-006
Dobbins, Frank
4/9 2824-006
Elshin, Jean and Katya
4/9 2824-006
Erickson, Jack and Jane
4/10 2824-006
Falkenstein, Claire
4/10 2824-006
Fassbinder, John and Gretch
4/10 2824-006
Ferlando, Moe
4/11 2824-006
Freiburg, Ken
4/11 2824-006
Freidinger, Arthur W.
4/12 2824-006
Hauberg, John and Anne
4/12 2824-006
Hupy, Art
4/12 2824-006
Hutton, Joe and Mike
4/13 2824-006
Isoaes, Mildred and Walter
4/14 2824-006
Jensen, Gloria and Ray
4/14 2824-006
Jones, Fay and Bob
4/14 2824-006
Kieirtsky, Nik
4/14 2824-006
Kirsten, Richard
4/15 2824-006
Klamm, Jack and Jennifer
4/15 2824-006
Koenig, Verne and Hazel
4/15 2824-006
Lobb, Gloria
4/15 2824-006
Lockwood, Norman and Betty
4/16 2824-006
McCracken, Philip
4/16 2824-006
McLin, Agnes
4/16 2824-006
Maki, Robert and Dee
4/16 2824-006
Mathew, Diane, Bill, and Elizabeth
4/17 2824-006
Metcalf, Larry and Marilyn
4/17 2824-006
Michkils, Betty
4/17 2824-006
Moritz, Hazelle and Erich
4/18 2824-006
Namkung, Mineko and Johsel
4/18 2824-006
Nicholson, Pat and Ralph
4/19 2824-006
Pearson, Arnold and Esther
4/19 2824-006
Pence, Carolynn
4/19 2824-006
Penington, Ruth
4/19 2824-006
Petersky, Ruth and Millard
4/20 2824-006
Randlett, Mary
4/20 2824-006
Retherford, John and Laurie
4/20 2824-006
Ritchie, William H. and Lynda
4/20 2824-006
Rushmore, Joanne
4/21 2824-006
Saito, Kiyoshi
4/21 2824-006
Scott, Don
4/21 2824-006
Sherwood, Mildred
4/21 2824-006
Simpson, Luella and Donald
4/22 2824-006
Skowronski, Hella
4/22 2824-006
Sodergren, Sue and Evert
4/22 2824-006
Spafford, Bob and Dixie
4/23 2824-006
Spencer, Ralph
4/23 2824-006
Stalnaker, Budd and Marcia
4/23 2824-006
Stanton, Robert and Dixie
4/24 2824-006
Steeves, L. Rich and Aileen
4/24 2824-006
Steinbrueck, Marjorie and Victor
4/24 2824-006
Stevenson, Margureite and Dick
4/25 2824-006
Sundet, Ed and Kay
4/25 2824-006
Swensson
4/26 2824-006
Takehara, John
4/26 2824-006
Taylor, Joshua C.
4/27 2824-006
Tsutakawa, George
4/27 2824-006
Turner
4/27 2824-006
Wilburn, Donnie
4/27 2824-006
Woessner
4/27 2824-006
Wyckoff, Don
4/28 2824-006
Unidentified
Box/Folder Accession
4/29-30 2824-006
Christmas Cards (commerical)
4/31 2824-006
Art Exhibition Notices
4/32 2824-006
Announcements, Workshops, Bulletins, etc.
4/33 2824-006
Press Releases
1972-1980
4/34 2824-006
Original Artwork
Invitations
Box/Folder Accession
4/35 2824-006
Personal
4/36 2824-006
General
Box/Folder Accession
4/37 2824-006
Awards
4/38 2824-006
Publications
1975-1981
4/39 2824-006
Sheet Music: Three Piano Pieces by Wesley Wehr
1958
4/40 2824-006
Memos
4/41-42 2824-006
Memorandum
1971-1975, undated
4/43 2824-006
Memorabilia (family)
Box
Disc Records Box 2 2824-006
Phonodisc: "The LaMar Harrington Band"
1974
Box/Folder
5/1 2824-006
Ephemera
5/2 2824-006
Miscellany
Photographs
Box/Folder Accession
5/3 2824-006
Miscellaneous
5/4 2824-006
Henry Gallery Folk Pottery Collection
undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
5/5 2824-006
Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair (Bellevue)
5/6-8 2824-006
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
5/9-7/3, 9 2824-006
Papers relating to Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest
Scope and Content: Includes interviews on audio cassettes and transcripts of selected interviews, research files, photographs, clippings, and a copy of the book.
1965-1980
7/4 2824-006
Faculty Women's Club (University of Washington)
1979
7/5-6 2824-006
Friends of the Philadelphia String Quartet
circa 1980-1982
7/7-8 2824-006
Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Board of Directors
1981
8/1-3 2824-006
Pacific Northwest Arts Center
Scope and Content: Major correspondent: Joseph L. McCarthy
1970-1976
8/4 2824-006
Seattle Chowder Society
1973-1975

Accession No. 2824-007: LaMar Harrington papers, circa 1968-1989Return to Top

4.84 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, speech notes, ephemera, clippings, photographs, tape-recorded interviews (LaMar Harrington, interviewer), transcripts of the interviews, and other papers related to her career and especially to her late career as director of Bellevue Art Museum; also as an arts consultant.

The interviews and transcripts (in Box 2) document the Pilchuck School.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from LaMar Harrington, June 8, 1994 and Tina Oldknow, September 11, 1995.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1-2 2824-007
Pilchuck School
4 2824-007
Henry Art Gallery
circa 1968-1977
4 2824-007
Bellevue Art Museum
5 2824-007
Miscellaneous personal and professional papers
circa 1980-1989
6 2824-007
Miscellaneous

Accession No. 2824-008: LaMar Harrington papers, 1957-2002 (bulk 1982-2002)Return to Top

4 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Artist files, including biographical information, color slides, and some taped interviews, video programs, especially for University House, a University of Washington retirement facility in Seattle's Wallingford district, personal correspondence with her daughter, Linda Harrington, late 1950's; 1957-2002 (bulk 1982-2002).

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Received from LaMar Harrington, June 26, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 2824-009: LaMar Harrington papers, 1963-2004Return to Top

4.09 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged as received from the donor.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, professional and personal papers, photographs, slides, drawing, awards, sound recordings; 1963-2004.

Professional papers include correspondence and memoranda related to Harrington's forced resignation from the Henry Art Gallery in 1975. Also includes several interview transcripts and sound recordings from Harrington's work on the Archives of American Art and Northwest Oral History projects.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Received from Linda Landkamer, December 22, 2005 and March 9, 2006.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Henry Art Gallery Lawsuit
Box Accession
1 2824-009
Correspondence
1980-1983
1 2824-009
Archives of North West Art
1975-1977
1 2824-009
Settlement
1978
1 2824-009
Search and Dean
1970
1 2824-009
First Time Search Committee
1970
1 2824-009
Niemi
1975
1 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery
1964-1975
1 2824-009
Ken and Suit
4 folders
1977-1978
1 2824-009
LaMar Harrington - Deans File
1963
1 2824-009
Exempt
1975
1 2824-009
Retirement
1978
1 2824-009
Van Der Marck
1972
1 2824-009
Negative to LaMar
1971-1975
1 2824-009
Dean
1974-1975
1 2824-009
Memos
1975
1 2824-009
Interviews re: Henry Art Gallery
2 audiocassette tapes
1974-1984
Professional Papers
Box Accession
1 2824-009
Exhibit Photographs
1964-1975
1 2824-009
Articles re: Bellevue Art Museum
1988
1 2824-009
Articles re: Harrington at BAM
2 folders
1990
1 2824-009
Brochures
4 folders
1975-1989
1 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery Annual Fund
2004
Personal Correspondence
Box Accession
1 2824-009
Letters and Cards
2001
35mm Slides
Box Accession
2 2824-009
Exhibit Slides
circa 1960's-circa 1980's
Photographs
Box Accession
2 2824-009
Photo Album - 80th Birthday Party at BAM
1997
3 2824-009
Bellevue Art Museum
undated
Drawings
Box Accession
3 2824-009
Bellevue Art Museum
1975
Awards
Box Accession
3 2824-009
Bellevue Arts Award
1989
3 2824-009
Corporate Council for the Arts Pyramid Award
1990
3 2824-009
Artists Unlimited
undated
3 2824-009
Governor's Arts Award
1989
Sound Recordings
Box Accession
3 2824-009
LaMar Harrington Interview - Archives of American Art
3 audiocassette tapes
undated
Personal Papers
Box Accession
3 2824-009
University House
2003
3 2824-009
UW Manuscripts and University Archives
1994
Professional Papers
Box Accession
3 2824-009
Northwest Oral History Project
1981-1984
3 2824-009
Archives of American Art Interview Transcripts
1983-1984
4 2824-009
Articles and Notes
2000-2003
4 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery Notes
1974
4 2824-009
Miscellaneous Articles
1995-1996
4 2824-009
Architecture
1989
4 2824-009
Correspondence
1996
4 2824-009
Wes Wehr
2004
4 2824-009
University Press
3 folders
1994
4 2824-009
American Craft Museum
1995
4 2824-009
Papers
2 folders
1996
4 2824-009
Inventories
1969
4 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery Records
1971-1975
4 2824-009
Bellevue Art Museum
3 folders
2001
4 2824-009
University of Washington Press
2000
4 2824-009
LaMar Harrington Publications
1995
4 2824-009
Articles and Notes
1 audiocassette tape
1996
4 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery Annual Report
1974-1975
5 2824-009
Resumes
7 folders
1964-1992
5 2824-009
Medical Insurance
1995
5 2824-009
Henry Art Gallery
1968-1974
5 2824-009
Bellevue Art Museum
1992
5 2824-009
Notes
1990

Accession No. 2824-010: LaMar Harrington papers, 1974-2005Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, notes, and other materials.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Linda Landkammer; 2010

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ceramic sculpture--Northwest, Pacific
  • Pottery craft
  • Pottery, American--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Bovingdon, Ivarose
  • Creitz, William
  • Fassbinder, John, 1931-
  • Grimm, Raymond M., 1924-
  • Gronborg, Erik, 1931-
  • Harrington, LaMar, 1917- --Interviews
  • Harrington, LaMar, 1917---Archives
  • Hauberg, Anne Gould--Correspondence
  • Howie, Evelyn--Correspondence
  • James, Robert, 1928-
  • Jarvis, Connie
  • Kling, Alice--Correspondence
  • Langlet, Ragnhild--Correspondence
  • Myers, Harold (Harold W.)
  • Norstad, Eric
  • Perine, Kay
  • Senska, Frances, 1914-
  • Shores, Kenneth, 1928-
  • Soldner, Paul
  • Spencer, Lorene
  • Sperry, Robert, 1927-1998
  • Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002
  • Weisel, Virginia, 1923-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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