Seattle Women's Ensemble Records, 1982-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Women's Ensemble
Title
Seattle Women's Ensemble Records
Dates
1982-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.75 cubic ft.
2 videocassettes : sound, col. ; 1/2 in.
5 sound cassettes : analog
3 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm, mono ; 7 in.
Collection Number
(Accession No. 5257-001)
Summary
Records of a Seattle-based women's chorus.
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.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English
Sponsor
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 that was broadly supported by the Seattle area women's community of the 1980s and '90s, performed culturally diverse music that often focused on women's issues. Through its performances, the Seattle Women's Ensemble supported other organizations that shared its goals. Management issues were important to the group, with its feminist consciousness and culture. The Seattle Women's Ensemble disbanded in 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, agendas, notes, and other board materials; programs, clippings, ephemera, posters, audio and video cassette recordings of performances, photographs, and other materials, ca. 1982-ca. 1999.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on duplication, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Organizational Features, 1982, 1994, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

General Correspondence, 1988-1994, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Intraorganizational Correspondence, 1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Minutes - Business Meetings, 1990-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

Financial Records, 1989-1994, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Committee FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/6
Board Nominating Committee
1993
1/7
Development Committee
1990-1994
1/8
Fundraising Committee
1989-1990
1/9
Membership Committee
1989-1993
1/10
Music Committee
1992, n.d.
1/11
Outreach Committee
1989-1990
1/12
Process Committee
1983, n.d.
1/13
Production Committee
1990
1/14
Promotions Committee
1992-1993

Event FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/15
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Series (Fundraiser)
1989
1/16
"Concert for Shelter"
1990
1/17
"Conversations in the Garden"
n.d.
1/18
"Enchanted Grove"
1994
1/19
"The Feminine Mystaque"
1988
1/20
Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses Festival III
1989
1/21
International Women's Day
1989-1990, n.d.
1/22
"Jamboree"
1989
1/23
"Jubilant Song"
n.d.
1/24
"Many Hands Make Light"
1996
1/25
Pride Concert
1989
1/26
"Seattle's Lesbian/Gay Pride Parade March"
1983
1/27
"Sisters Are Doin' It"
1998
1/28
"Tapestry"
1993
1/29
"Two Too Much"
1990
1/30
"Under One Sky" - Pacific Northwest Women's Choral Tour
1995
1/31
"Winter Light" (annual)
1990-1997, n.d.
1/32
Miscellaneous Seattle Women's Ensemble Concerts
1990, n.d.

Speeches and WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/33
Drafts of Seattle Women's Ensemble Informational Brochures
1985, n.d.
1/34
"Survival Guide for New SWE Members"
1991-1994, n.d.
1/35
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Subject SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/36
Retreats
1983-1985, 1990, n.d.
1/37
Sister Singers Network
1989
1/38
Vocal Notes and Exercises
n.d.
1/39
Volunteers
1990-1995

Contracts, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/40

Calendars and Schedules, 1989-1996, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/41

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/42
Repertories
1982, 1999, n.d.
1/43
Membership Rosters
1983, 1998, n.d.

Notes, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/44

Ephemera, 1984-1993, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/45

Posters, 1986-1994, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box:oversize 2, 3

Sound RecordingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Audiocassettes
Box/Folder
1/46
"Kane Hall - SWE and Derivative Duo - 6/13/87"
1987
1/46
"SWE - Kane Hall - June 4 1988"
1988
1/46
"Seattle Women's Ensemble with Susan Osborn 'Jubilant Song'" (2 copies)
1990
1/46
"Pride Concerts" (Seattle Women's Ensemble and Seattle Men's Chorus)
1989
Box/Folder
1/47
Sound discs of commercially released Latin music
3 45 rpm discs (not produced by the Seattle Women's Ensemble).
n.d.

Video RecordingsReturn to Top

2 1/2-inch, VHS, color videocassettes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/48
"Seattle Women's Ensemble - 10th Anniversary Concert"
1991
1/48
"S.W.E. at Kane Hall"
1987

Photographs, 1988-1989, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/49

Photocopies, one original B&W print. Originals transferred to the repository's photograph collections.

Clippings, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/50

Miscellany, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/51

Seattle Women's Ensemble Board of DirectorsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/52
General Correspondence
1990
1/53-1/55
Minutes
1989-1990
1/56
Proposals
1990, n.d.
Subject Series
Box/Folder
1/57
GALA Conference
1990
1/58
Retreats
1989-1990

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Choirs (Music)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Lesbian musicians--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women singers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Women's music
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Women's Ensemble--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Videocassettes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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