Seattle Center Promotion and Publicity Records, 1977-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Seattle Center Promotion and Publicity Records
Dates
1977-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.4 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
7613-01
Summary
Records relating to events held at Seattle Center.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Center Department was created in 1965 to administer, manage and control the facilities on the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The facilities at the Seattle Center date back to 1927 with completion of the construction of the Civic Auditorium, Civic Arena, Veterans Hall, and the Civic Playfield. The property expanded to 74 acres in 1962 to accommodate the World's Fair. The Center's purpose is to be an active civic center providing facilities and programs supporting the arts, education, sports and entertainment. It is home for the Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, three resident theaters, and the Seattle Storm professional basketball team. In addition, there are five facilities on the grounds that are not owned by the City: the Space Needle, Memorial Stadium, the Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, programs, promotional materials, and other records relating to events held at Seattle Center. Events include recurring festivals such as Bumbershoot, Folklife, and the Science Fiction Expo, as well as one-time events (notably the King Tut exhibit). Also included are ethnic festivals, concerts, film series, events targeted at seniors or children, and holiday celebrations. Logistics for the visits of Queen Elizabeth and the West German president are part of the series, along with some more general records regarding the operation of the Seattle Center campus.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Bumbershoot 1980-1981
1 2 Bumbershoot 1982
1 3 Bumbershoot 1983
1 4 Folklife Festival 1977-1981
1 5 Folklife Festival 1982-1983
1 6 Western Harvest Festival 1983
1 7 Fiddle Contest 1983
1 8 Science Fiction Expo 1978
1 9 Science Fiction Expo 1978-1979
1 10 Science Fiction Expo 1980-1983
1 11 CityFair 1980-1981
2 1 Family Fling 1977
2 2 Encore 1978-1979
2 3 Old Time Good Time Fair 1983
2 4 Imagination Celebration 1979-1983
2 5 Filmfest for Kids 1984
2 6 Centerfriends Week 1982-1983
2 7 Legion of Honor Awards 1982-1983
2 8 Seafair 1982-1983
2 9 Week of the Young Child 1979
2 10 Honor America Day 1981
2 11 Christmas 1977-1978
2 12 Christmas - Enchanted Forest 1982-1984
2 13 4th of July 1978-1981
2 14 Fantasia 1977-1979
2 15 Samoan Festival 1980
2 16 Juneteenth 1980
2 17 Scandinavia Today 1981-1983
2 18 Philippine Independence Day Celebration 1980-1981
2 19 Irish Festival 1982
2 20 Fiestas Patrias 1980-1982
3 1 Cherry Blossom Festival 1979-1983
3 2 Nordic Festival 1980
3 3 Boomerang 1978-1980
3 4 Easter Seal Telethon 1981-1982
3 5 Variety Club Telethon 1982-1983
3 6 King Tut Exhibit 1977-1978
3 7 King Tut Exhibit 1978
3 8 King Tut Exhibit - Operations Manual 1978
3 9 Seattle Opera - Wagner Centenary 1982
3 10 Visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip 1983
3 11 Visit of West German President 1983-1984
3 12 Rock Concerts 1981-1982
3 13 Seattle Sounders 1982
3 14 Misc. Events 1981-1983
3 15 "Bombs Away" Film 1983
3 16 Promotional Packet: Where the Show Goes On 1980
3 17 Kennedy Center Grant 1979
3 18 Bagley Wright Theatre 1981
4 1 Seattle Center Merchants Association 1982-1983
4 2 Seattle Center Foundation 1978-1980
4 3 Seattle Center Foundation 1979-1982
4 4 Handicapped Access 1977-1980
4 5 Slide Show Script for New Employees 1979
4 6 Seattle Center Bond Issue / CIP Proposal 1977
4 7 Initiative 19 1979

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bumbershoot Festival
  • Christmas
  • Festivals
  • Folklife Festival
  • King Tut Exhibit
  • Performing Arts
  • Sci-Fi Expo
  • Seattle Center
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Center Merchants Association
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle
  • Seattle (Wash.)