Glynn W. Ross papers, circa 1963-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ross, Glynn W., 1914-2005
Title
Glynn W. Ross papers
Dates
circa 1963-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
20.74 cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection Number
5913 (Accession No. 5913-001)
Summary
The papers of Glynn W. Ross, founding General Director of the Seattle Opera. Includes correspondence, administrative files, production notes, photographs, ephemera, and some personal or family papers.
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Glynn Ross, founding General Director of the Seattle Opera, was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1914 and died in Tucson, Arizona in 2005.

As an American administrator in opera, Ross gained extensive experience as stage director at the Teatro S Carlo, Naples (1945–1947, 1960–1963), becoming the first American to direct in a major Italian house. Later, he was stage producer at the San Francisco Opera (1948, 1950–1960), Los Angeles Opera Theater (1948–1960), Fort Worth Opera (1948–1956), New Orleans Opera Association (1949–1962), Northwest Grand Opera Association, Seattle (1953–1955), and the Opera Company of Philadelphia (1960–1962).

In 1963, Ross moved to Seattle, where he founded the Seattle Opera Association. The Association performed in the model opera house built for the World’s Fair, which was held in Seattle in 1962. Ross served as the general director of Seattle Opera until 1983. During his tenure, he staged the company’s productions and organized tours to other cities. Under his guidance, the company became noted for its annual Ring cycles with two casts, one singing in German and the other in English.

While in Seattle, Ross created and directed several new organizations and festivals. In 1970, he founded Opera America – an organization that incorporates many of the professional opera companies in the United States as well as Canada. Furthermore, Ross also helped create Pacific Northwest Ballet (1972) as part of the Seattle Opera as well as the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival (1975).

In 1983, Ross left Seattle to become the general director of the Arizona Opera Company, where he stayed until his retirement in 1998. While in Arizona, the National Institute for Music Theater and Kennedy Center presented Ross with an award for the “Advancement of American Music Theater.” Other notable awards Ross received include Seattle’s Man of the Year in 1971, Outstanding Citizen of Omaha in 1976, the Governor of Washington Special Award in 1984, and the Lifetime Accomplishment in the Arts Award by Corporate Council for the Arts in Seattle, 1998.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Glynn W. Ross, founding General Director of the Seattle Opera. Includes correspondence, administrative files, production notes, photographs, ephemera, and some personal or family papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  BiographyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Biographical Information, Resume
undated
1/2
Family History
undated
1/3
Diplomas
undated
1/4
Legal Documents
undated
1/5
German Class Homework
undated
1/6
South High School, Omaha, NE
1930s
1/7
South High School Reunion
undated
1/8
South High School Reunion
1982
1/9
Military Documents
1940s
1/10
Military Documents
1940s
1/11
Military Documents
1940s
1/12
Military Documents
1940s
1/12A
Military Documents
1/13
Memorial Service
2005
1/14
Memorial Service
2005
1/14A
Will - Angelamaria Lucia Ross
undated
1/15
Address Book A-K
undated
1/16
Address Book L-Z
undated
1/17
Address Book - California
undated
1/18
Address Book - New York
undated

Series 2:  ProfessionalReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/19
Address Book Artists A-L
undated
1/20
Address Book Artists M-Z
undated
1/21
American Guild of Musical Artists
1948-1961
1/22
American Guild of Musical Artists
1951-1959
1/23
American Guild of Musical Artists
1960-1967
1/24
Dimick, John (Egypt)
1979
1/25
Ente Musicale Catanese
undated
1/26
Fellowships
1951-1960s
1/27
Fellowships
undated
1/27A
German-American Council
1981
1/27B
International Who's Who in Music
undated
1/28
Opera America
1982-1994
1/28A
Opera in the Forest
1969-1982
1/28B
Pacific Lyceum Symposium
undated
1/28C
Romeo and Juliet
undated
½9
Society Germanics
1982
1/30
Teaching
1950
1/31
Teaching
1952
1/32
Teaching
1952
1/33-35
Tradition and Identity Symposium
1980
1/36
UK/AZ Festival
1993-1997
1/36A
University of Southern California
undated
1/37
Wagner Festival
undated
1/37A
Youth Opera Association
26/1
Notebook - Opera Timings
undated
26/1
Notebook - Opera Timings
1948-2002
26/2
Unlabelled
1970-1990s
2/1
Speeches - Boeing Is...
undated
2/2
Boeing Sermon
1981
2/3
Can the arts get down to business?
undated
2/4
Committee on Education and Labor
1973-1974
2/5
Le Sound
1972
2/6
Leadership
1983
2/7
Misses
undated
2/8
Non-Profit, Chronicle of Enterprise
1983
2/9
Plymouth
1983
2/10
Public Service
1972
2/11
Reaganomics
3/10/1981
2/12
Singers and Stars
1972
2/13
Miscellaneous Speeches
1964-1983
2/13A
Miscellaneous Speeches
undated
2/14
Miscellaneous Speech Notecards
undated
2/15
Miscellaneous Speech Notecards
undated
2/16
Miscellaneous Speech Notecards
undated
2/17
Itineraries - Europe
1979-1982
2/18
Washington, D.C.
1981
2/19
Miscellaneous Cities
1978-1982
26/1
Opera Timings
1948-2002
26/2
Notebook of Opera times and acts
undated

Series 3:  Seattle OperaReturn to Top

Organized alphabetically by subject

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/20
Address Changes
1980-1981
2/21
Aniara
1952-1981
2/22
Articles of Incorporation
1963
2/23
Board Contributions
1980-1981
2/24
Budget Balance Explanation
1981
2/25
Budget
1981
2/26
Cartoons
undated
2/27
Cavalry Pasatieri
1971
2/28
Changing Matrix
1981
2/28A
Contract
1982
2/29
Deficit
1981
2/30
Finance Committee Development Report
1978-1979
2/31
Future of Arts
3/17/1981
2/32
General Director
undated
2/33
Growth
1981
2/34
Guarantor Idea
1978-1982
2/34A
Long-Range Plan
undated
2/35
Opera Made Easy
1964
2/36
Press Release
3/10/1981
2/37
Ring Clips
1982
2/38
Address to Seattle Opera Association (SOA)
6/21/1983
2/39
"An Anniversary Affair"
1978-1979
2/40
Seattle Opera Donor Letters
1980-1981
2/41
Seattle Opera Farewell
undated
2/42
Seattle Opera Final Speech
1983
2/42A
Seattle Opera - Advertising
1976-1984
2/42B
Seattle Opera - Miscellaneous
undated
2/43
SOA Board
1981-1983
2/44
SOA Board Members
early 1980s
2/45
SOA Book (UCLA)
1960s-1970s
2/45A
Tristan and Isolde
undated
2/46
Upcoming Releases
1980-1982

Series 4:  Arizona Opera Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/47
Arizona Opera Staff
1997
2/48
Arizona Opera Contract
1984-1989
2/48A
Arizona Opera
undated
2/49
Carmen
1984
2/50
Flagstaff Summer Festival
1986-1996
2/51
Otello Peter Hall Costumes
1990-1992
2/52
PR
undated
2/53
Das Rheingold
1995-1996
2/54
Ring - Fundraising
1996-1998
2/55
Ring - Research
1992
2/56
Ring - Research
undated
2/57
Siegfried
1993-1994
2/58
Siegfried Costumes
1994
2/59
Sermons - A city without a cadre
1981
2/60
Sermons - Prisoners of our Parents
1990
2/61
South Mountain Park Amphitheater
1987-2002
2/62
South Mountain Park Amphitheater
undated

Series 5:  BookReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Italy and Italian Relatives
late 60s-early 70s
3/2
Background Material
undated
3/3
Background - Richard Lert
undated
3/4
Handwritten Notes
undated
3/5
Connected Parts not in book
undated
3/6
Typed Stories
undated
3/7
Rough Draft 1.0, Chapter 1
9/9/2001
3/8
Rough Draft 1.0, Chapter 2
9/9/2001
3/9
Rough Draft 1.0
9/19/2001
3/10
Rough Draft 1.0, Part 2
9/19/2001
3/11
Working Draft 2.0, Part 1
undated
3/12
Working Draft 2.0, Part 1
5/6/2003
3/13
Working Draft 2.0, Part 2
5/6/2003
3/14
First Draft
undated
3/15
Misc. Draft
undated
3/16
Misc. Draft
undated
3/17
Notes
1983-1996
3/18
Elton-Wolf Publishing
2003

Series 6:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Organized alphabetically by subject

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
American Guild of Musical Artists
1949-1950
4/2
American Guild of Musical Artists
1948-1961
4/3
American Guild of Musical Artists
1966-1969
4/3A
American Guild of Musical Artists
1951-1959
4/4
Aniara
1981
4/5
Aniara Design Team
1981
4/6
Aniara
1967-1981
4/7
Anthes - OMA - Reunion
1930-1997
4/8
Arizona Opera
undated
4/9
Arizona Opera
1993-1997
4/10
Arizona Opera
1993-1997
4/10A
Arizona Opera
1997
4/11
Arizona Opera Letters
1990s
4/12
Arizona Opera - Ring Correspondence
undated
4/13
Arizona Opera - Ring Correspondence
undated
4/14
Armstrong, Collene
1983
4/15
Army
undated
4/16
Ash Kenazy Galleries
1986-1997
4/17
Atwater Kent Winners
1946-1951
4/18
Awards - Brig. General of State of WA
1971
4/19
Awards - NY Board of Trade Adm. of the year
1971-1972
4/19A
AZ Contract
1984-1989
4/20
Bakersfield
1950-1958
4/21
Ball
1998
4/22
Baltimore
1959-1965
4/23
"Barber" Translation
1947-1953
4/24
Barcelona
undated
4/25
Beethoven in Phoenix
1985
4/26
Becker, Jim
1996
4/27
Benedict, Trisha
undated
4/28
Benedict, Trisha
1966-2001
4/29
Benedict, Trisha
1997-2001
4/30
Benedict, Trisha - "The Book" letters
2003
4/31
Bristol, Jr., Lee
1954-1970
4/32
Brooklyn
1961-1962
4/34
Buckley, Dan
1998
4/35
Business Committee for the Arts
1974-1994
4/36
Callas, Maria
1970
4/37
Campbell, Jeremy
1983-1998
4/38
Caracas
1960-1961
4/39
Carol Franc Buck Foundation
1991-1997
4/39A
Casting for 98/99 Season
1995-1997
4/39B
Celebration - 300 years
1981-1983
4/40
Central City
1947-1959
4/41
Chicago
1955-1962
4/42
Cincinnati
1962-1965
4/43
Clise, John
1981-1993
4/44
Coast Corridor
1970-1987
4/45
Coates, Albert
1981-1982
4/45A
Computer Music
undated
4/46
Conley, Ruth
1981-1998
4/47
Coridon, Guy
1977-1998
4/48
Costa, Mary
1965-1984
4/48A
Costumes - Otello Peter Hall
1990-1992
4/49
Dali Designs
1967-1968
4/50
Dallas
1945-1961
4/51
Denny Duplicity
1982
4/52
Dimick, John (Egypt)
1975-1982
4/53
Ditchley Foundation
1970s
4/54
Domingo, Placido
1984-1994
4/55
Dorsey, Thelma
1995
4/56
Downey, Roger
1976-1984
5/1
Education Credential
undated
5/2
Eiler, Harry and Alice
2003
5/3
El Paso
1960-1961
5/4
Ellsworth, Robert
1981-1984
5/5
Ellenville, NY Frank Forrest
1960-1961
21/1
Employment Contracts
1970s-1980s
21/2
Employment Contracts
1970s-1980s
5/6
Engle, Don
1989
5/6A
Europe
1979-1982
5/7
Euterpe
1961-1962
5/7A
Euterpe
1950-1960
5/8
Evans, Dan and Nancy
1994-1995
5/9
FBI
undated
5/10
Farris, Ann
1983-1998
5/11
Fassio, Virgil
1980-1981
5/11A
Fellowships
1951-1960s
5/12
Fielder, Thomas
1979-1991
5/13
Fisher, J. William
1983
5/13A
Flagstaff Summer Festival
1986-1996
5/14
Florence, Italy
early 1960s
5/15
Forrest, Frank
undated
5/16
Fort Worth
1963-1965
5/17
Fox, Carol
1981-1982
5/18
Freeman, Tony
1989-1997
5/19
Frontiera, Georgia
1998
5/20
Gaurantors
1997
5/21
Gerberding, M/M William
1981-1996
5/21A
German Music Press
1993-1995
5/22
German Works
1981-1984
5/23
Germany Contacts
1980
5/24
Getty, Gordon
1980s-1998
5/25
Godiva
1991-1992
5/26
Goethe Institute
1975-1982
5/27
Gramma Fisher Club
1978-1983
5/28
Grass Roots Opera
1952
5/29
Greeley, Andrew
1988-1989
5/30
Griggs, EV
1982-1983
5/31
Guild Opera
1948-?
5/32
Guild Opera
1949-1954
5/33
Guthrie, Fred
1953-1991
5/34
Guthrie, Jimmy
1963-1999
5/35
Guzzo, Lou
1991-1998
5/36
Hairston, Jester and Duke Ellington
1980-1983
5/37
Hall, Melvin
2000-2001
5/38
Handt, Herb
1998
5/39
Harewood, Lord
1982-1998
5/40
Hartford
1962
5/41
Hartzell, Lois
1995-2000
5/42
Haub, Eriran K.
1982
5/43
Heath, Harold
1989-1997
5/44
Heidrun-Urda, Hermann
1975-1993
5/45
Hernandez, Rudy
1998
5/46
Hines, Jerome
1995-1996
5/47
Hoddy, Irvine
1986-1991
5/48
Hollywood Bowl
1950s
5/49
Hollywood Bowl
1954-1964
5/50
Holt, Henry
1970s
5/51
Holt, Henry
1996-1997
5/52
Honolulu
1963-1965
5/53
Honolulu
undated
5/54
Houston
1954-1965
5/55
Houston Grand Opera Association
undated
5/56
Howe, Colin
1980-1987
5/57
Invokern
1956-1959
5/58
Irish, Mrs. Leland Atherton
1950-1958
5/59
J. Paul Getty Truth
1982-1994
5/60
Jackson, Mississippi
1949
5/60A
Jenkins, Speight
undated
5/61
Jensen, Allen
1965
5/61A
Johnson, Wayne
1980
5/62
Julliard
1963
5/63
Kansas City
1955-1964
5/64
Kim, Joy
1954-1987
5/65
Kincaid, Frank
1967-1970
5/66
Kingsley, Gershon
1981
5/67
KIRO on Art in Seattle
3/15/1983
5/68
Klein, Howard
1987
5/69
Klein, Stefan
1981-1983
5/70
Kloh, Connie
1975-1998
5/71
Kowsower, Rev and Mrs. Albert
1997
5/72
Kroeger, David Lloyd
1984-1992
6/1
LA Conservatory
1962-1972
6/2
Laguna
1962-2000
6/3
Laguna Beach
1951-1972
6/4
Lance, Katherine
1998
6/5
Las Vegas
1953-1961
6/6
Lascelles, George (Earl of Harewood)
1987-1997
6/7
Lehman, Hans and Thelma
1987-1993
6/8
Leinfest, Fritz
1981-1994
6/9
Lert, Richard
1950-1954
6/10
Levin, Bernard
1980-1996
6/11
Lewis, Russell
1954
6/12
Lisbon
1963-1964
6/13
London
1960-1972
6/14
London
1984
6/15
London
1993-1997
6/16
London, George
1975-1983
6/17
London, Nora
1987-1993
6/18
Long Beach
1950-1965
6/19
Lorentzen
1986-1989
6/20
Los Angeles
1959-1971
6/21
Los Angeles Examiner
1953-1960
6/22
MacAllister, PE
1998-2000
6/23
MacClelland, B
1998
6/24
Madrid
1961-1964
6/25
Man of the Year
1967-1970s
6/25A
Marriage of Figaro
1949
6/26
Martinelli
undated
6/26A
Marinelli, Giovanni
2/26/1967
6/27
McClure
1964
6/28
McCone
1981
6/29
Metcalf, Leigh
1987
6/30
Metropolitan Opera Company
1940-1965
6/31
Mexico
1959-1963
6/32
Mexico
1964-1965
6/33
Miami
1949-1965
6/34
Milan
1953-1963
6/35
Milan
1966
6/36
Miller, Henry
1969-1970
6/37
Minck, Stefan
1998
6/38
Minor, Stanley
1982
6/39
Mobile, Alabama
1960-1964
6/40
Monte Carlo
1984-1985
6/41
Montreal
undated
6/42
Moores, Peter
1978-1983
6/43
Mueller, Bob
1994-1996
6/44
Mueller, Bob and Ann
1998
6/45
Mull (Muhl), Barbara
1963-1970
6/46
Murray, Ed and Miriam
1980-1997
6/47
Murray, Jim
1956-1965
6/48
Murtha
2000
6/49
Naples
1952-1961
6/50
Naples
1966-1972
6/51
NASA
1980-1981
6/52
NEA Actions
1987-1988
6/53
Nebraska "1890s"
1980-1995
6/54
Newman, Danny
1964-1997
6/55
New Orleans
1962-1964
6/56
New York 8 o'clock player
undated
6/57
Niles, Doris and Serge
1979-1987
6/58
Omaha
1970s-1990s
6/59
Omaha
1981
6/59A
Opera America
1982-1994
6/60
Orestia
1987-1995
6/61
Pacific Lyceaum - Proposal of "Axe"
1981
6/62
Pacific Northwest Ballet
1993
6/62A
Pacific Northwest Wagner Fest
1982
6/63
Palm Springs
1958-1961
6/64
Paris
1961-1965
6/65
Phelps, Sheffield
1991-1997
6/66
Philadelphia
1961-1962
6/67
Phoenix
1962-1965
6/67A
Phoenix Amphitheater
1987
6/68
Phoenix Education
1988
6/69
Pittsburgh
1949-1969
6/70
Pittsburg - Staging Offers
1965
6/71
Plotkin, Rabbi Albert
1987-1994
6/72
Plymouth
1982
6/73
Pomona
1950-1959
6/74
Portland
1949-1961
6/75
Press, General
1980-1982
6/76
Press Magazines
1979-1982
6/77
Press People, Foreign
1979-1980
6/78
Press, Radio
1980-1981
6/79
Press, Times Seattle
1977-1982
6/80
Press, TV
1978-1982
6/80A
Provo, Utah
1952-1954
6/81
Reno
1956-1959
6/82
Republican State Central Committee
1969
6/83
Retirement
1981-1982
6/83A
Das Rheingold
1995-1996
6/84
Richard Tucker Foundation
1978-1979
6/85
Rigler, Lloyd
1997-1998
6/86
Rinaldo, John
1979-1982
6/87
Ring
1976-1983
6/88
Ring - Journalists
late 1980s-late 1990s
6/89
Ring - Lecture Material
1983
6/90
Ring - Promo
1981-1995
7/1
Ring - Stage
1991-1996
7/2
Roger, Karl
1990-1992
7/3
Romanic, Alexandra
1988-1996
7/4
Romanic, Teodor
1988
7/5
Rome, Italy
early 1960s
7/6
Rosing, Ruth Glean
1997
7/7
Russell, Anna
1986-1987
7/8
San Antonio
1949-1964
7/9
San Bernadino
1964
7/10
San Diego
1950-1971
7/11
San Francisco
undated
7/12
San Gabriel
1952-1958
7/13
San Salvador Orantes
1948-1958
7/14
Salt Lake City
1949-1952
7/15
Santa Ana
1965
7/16
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1959-1963
7/17
Santo(a) Barbara
1950-1963
7/18
Schallan, Joe
1998
7/19
Schelesinger, John
1978-1979
7/20
Scholder, Herbert
1985-1987
7/21
Schotts Verlag
1954-1956
7/22
Schraeder, Dr. Peter
1981-1983
7/23
Schwabacher, James
1990
7/24
Seattle Opera
1981-1983
7/25
Seattle Opera
1980s-1990s
7/26
Seattle Opera
undated
7/27
Seattle Opera Board decision to "retire" GR
1980s
7/28
Seattle Opera departure
undated
7/29
Seattle Opera farewell
6/22/1983
7/30
Seattle Opera forced retirement - unsent letters
1977-1983
7/31
Seattle Opera - leaving
early 1980s
7/32
Seattle Opera - memor to trustees
12/1982
7/33
Seattle Opera - Ring, German
1974-1983
7/34
Seattle Opera - search committee
1982
7/35
Sedona
1995-1996
21/3
Sedona
1992-1997
21/4
Sedona Amphitheater
1992-1996
7/36
Seeling, Wolfgang
1980-1981
7/37
Seeling, Wolfgang
1982-1989
7/38
Seeling, Wolfgang
1983
7/39
Seeling, Wolfgang - Arizona
1984-1985
7/40
Seeling, Wolfgang
1986-1987
7/41
Seeling, Wolfgang
1988-1998
7/42
Seeling, Wolfgang - Wire Copies
1981
7/43
Shreveport
1961-1971
7/43A
Siegfried
1993-1994
7/44
Sills, Beverly
1989
7/45
Silverman, Burt
1997-1998
7/46
Smith, Laura K.
1983
7/47
South High School
undated
7/48
Spector, Pat
1984-1995
7/48A
Speech Thank-you letters
1964-1983
7/49
St. Louis
1963
7/50
Steenhoek, Pres and Mary
1997
7/51
Steiner, George
1994
7/52
Stegall
1998-2000
7/53
Stevens, Roger L.
1976-1979
7/54
Stingl, Josef
1978-1979
7/55
Stockholm
1961-1962
7/56
Story telling project
1953-1954
7/57
Straight, Michael
undated
7/58
Stravinsky
undated
7/59
Swain, George
1998-1999
7/60
Swartz, Jay
1997
7/61
Swartz, Melvin
2000
7/62
Sweden/Scandanavia Today
1979-1981
7/63
Symposium
1977
7/64
Symposium
1979
7/65
Tampa, Florida
1960-1961
7/66
Tassoni, Walter
1989
7/67
Taylor, Bruce
1993-1994
7/68
Theobaum, Blanche
1979-1986
7/69
Tijuana
1957-1958
7/70
Top Ten People of Seattle
1974-1981
7/71
"La Traviata" and "Aida"
1962-1963
7/72
Tulsa
1963-1964
7/73
Turandot - USC
1957
8/1
Ulken, Bernd
1980-1989
8/2
University of Puget Sound
1983-1992
8/3
Van Sant, James
1976-1981
8/4
Vinick, Buster and Martha
1990
8/5
Von Buchav, Stephanie
1989-1990
8/6
Voss, Ealynn
1986-1991
21/5
Voss, Ealynn
1986-1991
8/7
Vuitton Foundation
1987-1992
8/8
Wagner Society of Chicago
1985-1998
8/8A
Wagner Society of North California
1994-1998
8/9
Washington, DC
1959-1960
8/10
Western Opera
1963
8/11
Whetezel, Judy
1998
8/12
Wilson, Pat
1995
8/13
Wolfgang Wagner
undated
8/14
Zakariasen, Bill
1977-1983
8/15-30
Correspondence by date
1932-2011
8/31-33
Condolences
2005
8/34
Correspondence undated
undated

Series 7:  ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
Series VII: Articles - By Subject - Ahmal
11/29/1952
9/2
Aida: A Grand Spectacle
2/16/1992
9/3
Aida
1962
9/4
Aida
8/1959
9/5
American Opera a Hit at Premiere
1972
9/6
Angelique City College
4/1950
9/7
Applause
1983
9/8
Applause follows Opera's Ross
1996
9/9
Arizona Open Ring Update
6/23/1983
9/10
Arizona Opera
1983
9/11
Arizona Opera
1985-1988
9/12
Arizona Opera
1995-1997
9/13
Arizona Opera
1998-2004
9/14
Arizona Opera on the Map
1984
9/15
Arizona Opera Ross Retires
1997
9/16
Arizona Republic
1983
9/17
Arizonans to Watch
1985
9/18
Art and Artists
1967-1972
9/19
Art Attack
9/1986
9/20
Art Finance
undated
9/21
Artists
undated
9/22
Arts
1980s
9/23
At the Opera
1986
9/24
Audiences
1989
9/25
Ballet Cartoon
1968
9/26
Ballo
1/1961
9/27
Ballo
4/1950
9/28
Ballo
10/1961
9/29
Ballo
2/1962
9/30
Barber
9/1962
9/31
Barber
9/1955
9/32
Barber
1950-1951
9/33
Bartered Bride
3/1949
9/34
Bartered Bride
7/1958
9/35
Basketball
1980
9/36
Bayreuther Festspiele; Tribute to the Twilight of a Ring
undated
9/37
Becker, Jim
undated
9/38
Bellwether
1986
9/39
Bilko Vonier
2/1989
9/40
Biographical Notes
undated
9/41
Birmingham, England
1976
9/42
Bitter Ending
1998
9/43
"Black Widow" Great in Premiere
1972
9/44
"Black Widow" Promising
1972
9/45
"Black Widow" Rates Triumph
1972
9/45A
Blow You Away - Western
1985, 1995
9/46
Board Articles
1980s-1990s
9/47
Boheme
6/1950
9/48
Boheme
2/1949
9/49
Boheme
10/1961
9/50
Boheme
11/1956
9/51
Boheme
10/1953
9/52
Boheme
7/1960
9/53
Boheme
2/1962
9/54
Boris
11/1961
9/55
Boris
3/1962
9/56
Borrowing
1969
9/57
Boston
1940-1941
9/58
Bouret Book
undated
9/59
Bravo for Carlisle Floyd's Premiere of Mice and Men
1970
9/60
Brooklyn Academy of Music/Atrides
1992
9/61
Bureau of Music Production
1950s
9/62
Business Response
undated
9/63
Butterfly
2/1952
9/64
Butterfly
1/1962
9/65
Butterfly
12/13/1954
9/66
Butterfly
10/1954
9/97
"Camel" Reel
9/11/1994
9/68
Carmen
11/11/1948
9/69
Carmen
4/1959
9/70
Carmen
2/1950
9/71
Carmen
12/15/1962
9/72
Carmen
Sept.-Oct., 1954
9/73
Carmen
2/1950
9/74
Carmen
2/1950
9/75
Carmen, Traviata, Barber
Aug.-Sept.., 1962
9/76
Cavalry Pasatieri
1971
9/77
Changes at Seattle Opera could mean strong future
10/26/1981
9/78
Chronicle of Non-Profit Enterprise
1983
9/79
Cincinnati
1978
9/80
Cinderella
Summer, 1958
9/81
City College
1948-1950
9/82
City College
1953-1983
9/83
Comics
undated
9/84
Communication/Cartoons
undated
9/85
Composers
undated
9/86
Computer Music Journals
early 1980s
9/87
Conducting
undated
9/88
Conversation with Glynn Ross
1979
9/89
Corporate Structure
undated
9/90
Corrupt Influences - Ring
1990
9/90A
Creativity
1992
9/91
Critics and Criticism
undated
9/92
Critics Should Discuss Criticism
2/1968
9/93
Critic versus Administration
1977
9/94
Criticism
1966-1967
9/95
Criticism as an Art
1981
9/96
Cultural Exchange
undated
9/97
Dance, Sculpture Fusion Produce Unusual Beauty
1970
9/98
Desert Flowers
1998
9/99
Dieing
1971-1988
9/100
Don Giovanni
8/1961
9/101
Down in the Valley, City College
1/1949
9/102
Early Years Resume
1940-1950s
9/103
Editorials
1975-1979
9/104
Education
1966-1967
9/105
Education
1980s-1990s
9/106
Education
1980s-1990s
9/107
Educational Opera Company
1950s
10/1
Electra
1984
10/2
L'Enfance du Christ
7/1959
10/3
English Language
undated
10/4
Entrepreneurs
1983
10/5
Entrepreneurs
1983
10/6
Evaluation Committee
undated
10/6A
Ex-Nebraskan
7/9/1988
10/7
Ex-Seattle Opera Wizard
1971-1990
10/8
Excellence
undated
10/9
Exhuberance
undated
10/10
Fairy Tale King
1990
10/11
Farewell in Arizona
1997-1998
10/12
Farewell Seattle
1983
10/13
Fat Lady (Franzi)
1998
10/14
Fat Lady (LaFave)
1997-1998
10/15
Faust
11/1962
10/16
Faust
1960
10/17
Federal Way
3/1990
10/18
Festivals
1980-1987
10/19
Feuilleton
1983
10/20
Fiance
1983
10/21
Fifty Years
undated
10/22
Figaro
10/12/1952, 7/1952
10/23
Figaro
10/1962
10/24
Figaro
7/1960
10/25
Film important to "Tommy!" opera
1971
10/26
Fiore, John
1991
10/27
First Show Delights Children
1968
10/28
Flagstaff
1996-1998
10/29
Fledermaus
12/6/1962
10/30
Forza
8/1962
10/31
Funding
undated
10/32
Funding
undated
10/33
General Opera
1950-1956
10/34
Genius
1982
10/35
Genius
1982
10/35A
Gourmet Southwest
1986
10/36
Government
undated
10/37
Government
undated
10/38
Happy Tune
1986
10/39
Harris, Sydney
undated
10/40
Hiring
undated
10/41
History and Happenstance
undated
10/42
Hollywood Bowl
1951-1955
10/43
Honeymooning with the Ring
1983
10/44
Honors (LeFave)
1998
10/45
Hottest Game in Town
1980
10/46
Huckster IIV
1971
10/47
Hunter, Rita
2001
10/48
If You Travel
5/28/1961
10/49
Image
undated
10/50
Imperturable Impressario
1989
10/50A
Impressive Impresario Retires
1998
10/51
In defense of Glynn Ross
12/8/1982
10/52
Iolanthe
7/7/1961
10/53
Is there an opera after Ross?
10/28/1981
10/54
It's Like Man, Wow: Seattle Opera House Sells It Like It Is
4/1968
10/55
Jazz Singer
1940s
10/56
Jiminy Cricket
1984
10/57
Jenkins, Speight
1980s-1990s
10/58
Kids and Music
1987
10/59
Kinetic Sculpture Leads to Ballet for Children
1968
10/60
King's Scrapbook
undated
10/61
KIRO - KSEA Commentary
12/20/1982
10/62
KIRO - KSEA Commentary
12/30/1982
10/63
Knight at the Opera
1983
10/64
LA
1967-1970
10/65
LA Education
1950
10/66
LA Opera House
1950s
10/67
LA Years
undated
10/68
Last Bow (La Fave)
1998
10/69
Leadership Humor
undated
10/70
Lean Year catches Arts in Conservative Postures
12/27/1981
10/71
Leitmotive
1978-1997
10/72
Legend
1989
10/73
Limericks
1959
10/74
Little Red Hen
1970
10/75
Lively Arts Program Tickles Tacoma Kids
1968
10/76
Lookout - fired
1983
10/77
"Lulu" of a Mystery
1979
10/78
Lunch with Master Franzi
10/13/1993
10/79
Maestro Retires
1998
10/80
Magic Flute
8/1962
10/81
Management
1992
10/82
Manon
3/1962
10/83
Many Talents
1984
10/84
Maria Egiziaca, City College
2/1950
10/85
Marketing Music Messenger
7/1978
10/86
Marriage of Figaro
3/1949
10/87
Marriage of Figaro Reviews
1952
10/88
Martha
10/1959
10/89
McMorris
1981-1985
10/90
Meet Me in Valhalla
1978
10/91
Meistersinger
undated
10/92
Memory
1994
10/93
The Met in LA
1948-1949
10/94
Mikado
6/1949
10/95
Mikado
7/1960
10/96
Modern Classics Update Classic
4/1970
10/97
Most Valuable Player
1986
10/98
Multimedia Turandot
1969
10/99
Music and Artists
1969
10/100
Music Performance - Non-operatic
undated
11/1
Name, Dates, and Places - Opera News
1981
11/2
NBC Television
1950s
11/3
New Opera Picks You Up and Shakes You
1970
11/4
New Pop Poster Demonstrates that Opera is Still With It
1969
11/5
New Yorker Profile
1978
11/6
NOIA (job)
1981-1997
11/7
Northwest Arts
1984
11/8
Norwegian Article
1978
11/9
Obituaries
undated
11/10
Of Mice and Men
1970
11/11
Of Mice and Men Cheered
1970
11/12
Of Mice, Men: A Moving Opera
1970
11/13
Office Cartoons
undated
11/14
Opera
1950s
11/15
Opera
1986-?
11/16
Opera Alive and Well in Seattle
1969
11/17
Opera Board to name new chief
12/8/1982
11/18
Opera can be "with it"
1969
11/19
Opera Chief Retires Early
1998
11/20
Opera comes to the Inland Northwest
1969-1970
11/21
Opera Director Ends 60-Year Career
1998
11/22
Opera - General
1966-1988
11/23
Opera Lives
1969
11/24
Opera needs "now" theater
1969
11/25
Opera Now
1998
11/26
Opera Takes Stage Tonight
1969
11/27
Opera Teaches Vital Lesson
1967
11/28
Opera's Transfer of Power
10/23/1981
11/29
Opera Wants to Replace Ross
10/22/1981
11/30
Optimistic look to the future
1985
11/31
Orange County
1981
11/32
Orange County
undated
11/33
Orchestrated Troupe's Revival
1/19/1992
11/34
Orfeo
11/1961
11/35
Pacific NW Festival
1973-1983
11/36
A Pasatieri Premiere in Seattle
1972
11/37
Pause for the Opera's Cause
1989
11/38
Perry Coming Home
3/11/93
11/39
Pinafore
7/1959
11/40
Philanthropy
undated
11/41
Photo Sparklers
1980s-1990s
11/42
Play It Again, Sam
undated
11/43
Play the Opera Director Game
1977
11/44
Poor Sailor
5/1949
11/45
Pop Goes the Opera
1967
11/46
Possible Ring loss tied to shifting power
11/6/1981
11/47
Post
1983
11/48
Progress
undated
11/49
Publisher Praises Seattle Opera
1970
11/50
Quotables
undated
11/51
Rags to Riches
4/14/1979
11/52
Das Rheingold
1975
11/53
Rigoletto
10/12/1950
11/54
Rigoletto
11/1958
11/55
Rigoletto
5/1950
11/56
Rigoletto
10/1962
11/57
Rigoletto
5/12/1954
11/58
Rigoletto
5/1954
11/59
Ring
1998
11/60
Ring
undated
11/61
Ring
undated
11/62
Ring
undated
11/62A
Ring around the Canyon
5/15/1992
11/63
Ring - Birmingham Post England
1976
11/64
Ring Clips
1960s-1990s
11/65
Ring Clips
1983
11/66
Ring Clips
1986
11/67
Ring Clips - Path to AZ
undated
11/68
Ring - Dimanche
1976
11/69
Ring - Dimanche Matin
1976
11/70
Ring - English
1977-1983
11/71
Ring Father Retiring
1997
11/72
Ring - Festspiele im Fernen Western
1976
11/73
Ring - Le Figaro Doucelin
1975
11/74
Ring - Le Figaro
1975?
11/75
Ring Finale
1983
11/76
Ring - Foreign Press
1982
11/77
Ring - Foreign Press
undated
11/78
Ring - Frankfurter Allgemaine
1998
11/79
Ring - Japan
undated
11/80
Ring - leader for Opera
1987
11/81
Ring - Le Matin Dietlin
undated
11/82
Ring - Le Monde
1979
11/83
Ring - Le Monde
1996
11/84
Ring - Montreal La Presse
1976
11/85
Ring - Neue Presse
1982
11/86
Ring - Quebec
1977
11/87
Ring - Ring Heggg Aftenposten
1978
11/88
Ring - Ring Stern
8/1980
11/89
Ring - Seattle
1980s-1990s
11/90
Ring - Seattle
1976
11/91
Ring -Der Spiegal
1980
11/92
Ring - Vancouver, BC
1976
11/93
Ring - Die Welt Beuth Wo Wagners Wotan Wieder
1978-1979
11/94
Riverside Opera Association
1959-1967
11/95
Rock Opera Premiere ends in Exhultation
1971
11/96
Rosenkavalier
12/1/1961
11/97
Ross may leave Seattle Opera sooner than expected
12/7/1982
11/98
Ross may Move
1983
11/99
Ross says farewell to the Seattle Opera
6/22/1983
11/100
Ross to AZ
1983
11/101
Russell, Ed (suicide)
1999
11/102
Russia
undated
12/1
Samson
4/1961
12/2
Santa Fe
undated
12/3
Santa Fe
2000
12/4
Sargeant, Winthrop
1970s-1990s
12/5
Search Committee
undated
12/6
Seattle also Pontzious
undated
12/7
Seattle Clips
1987
12/8
Seattle - Glynn Ross Tireless Dynamo
7/11/1976
12/9
Seattle Goes Psychedelic
1969
12/10
Seattle Group
1970
12/11
Seattle's Hip Opera
1969
12/12
Seattle's Hip Opera
1969
21/6
Seattle in Transition
1981-1983
12/13
Seattle knows how to sell Opera
1976
12/14
Seattle Opera board affirms intention
4/17/1982
12/15
Seattle Opera board of trustees has taken steps to reorganize
12/19/1981
12/16
Seattle Opera director comments at last on 'oust Ross' headlines
12/20/1981
12/17
Seattle Opera owes itself to Glynn Ross
12/26/1982
12/18
Seattle opera since 1983
after 1983
12/19
Seattle Opera without Glynn Ross?
1/25/1982
12/20
Seattle, Pacific NW Magazine
1967
12/21
Seattle Ring
1975-1976
12/22
Seattle's Soldat
1967
12/23
Secret Marriage
2/1953
12/24
Sedona
2000
12/25
Sedona Cultural Park
1994-2000
12/26
Selling the Arts
8/31/1985
12/27
Shakespeare
1978-1995
12/28
Shefelman, HL
1976
12/29
Singing His Praises
undated
12/30
Slogan Slinger
1980
12/31
Small Local Units Programs and Publicity
1950s
12/32
Soldier Hits the Trail
1967
12/33
Solvency
1989
12/34
Sound Balance Sheet
undated
12/35
Stravinsky Athletes Rock Capital Pavilion
1970
12/36
Stravinsky combined with Rock
1970
12/37
Students Sample the Lively Arts
undated
12/38
Tales of Hoffman
1970
12/39
Ten Years Reel
10/14/1993
12/40
That was a grim deuce of hearts at Seattle Opera Board
10/30/1981
12/41
Threnody for Lost Men
1970
12/42
Tip of the Hat
1985
12/43
Tommy - A Vital Tool for Survival
1971
12/44
"Tommy" works as Opera
1971
12/45
Tosca
9/1955
12/46
Tosca
8/1958
12/47
Tourism out of State
1976-1985
12/48
Traviata
5/1949
12/49
Traviata
6/1961
12/50
Tributes to Glynn Ross
1997-1998
12/51
Tristan: Porter
1981
12/52
Tristan - Siegfried
1981
12/53
Trovatore
4/1952
12/54
Trovatore
4/1960
12/55
Trovatore
8/1961
12/56
T-Shirts - Seattle
1981
12/57
Tucson Artists
1983
12/58
Tucson Lifestyle
2/1992
12/59
Turandot
11/1960
12/60
Understanding
1981-1989
12/61
Unimpressed Impresario
2/9/1991
12/62
University of Southern California
1955-?
12/62A
Valhalla
1983-1992
12/63
Verdi Valley
10/1991
12/64
Virtues of Ambition
undated
12/65
Volunteerism
undated
12/66
Voorhees, John
1972
12/67
Wagner Newsletters
1991-1993
12/68
Wagner Western
1981
12/69
Wagner in the Desert Reel
1/14/1993
12/70
Die Walkuren reiten wieder
1979
12/71
Washington Post
1981
12/72
Washington Teamster
1983
12/73
Watson, Emmett
1971-1993
12/74
We have need of arts more than ever
1972
12/75
Die Welt "Wo Wagner's Wotan"
1964
12/76
What to Do with Success?
1967
12/77
Wheeler-Dealer
1982
12/78
Why was Glynn Ross prematurely tossed out like a hank of costume?
2/1/1983
12/79
Wizard of the West
9/1983
12/80
Wooing
1983
12/81-87
Articles by date
1946-1969
13/1-23
Articles by date
1970-1999, 2002-2005
13/24
Articles
undated

Series 8:  ProgramsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/25-44
Programs
1920-1965
14/1-7
Programs
1966-1998, 2005
14/8
Programs
undated
21/7
Bayreuth
1991

Series 9:  AwardsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/9-11
Awards
1967-1983
14/12
Opera America
1983
14/13
Governor's Award
1984
14/14
Awards
1985-1987
14/15
Awards
1996-1998
14/16
Awards
undated
21/8
House of Representatives - Outstanding Service
5/25/1983
Box
25
Miscellaneous Awards
undated

Series 10:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/1
Airline Tickets
15/2
Clippings - Encouragement
15/3
Gazelle
15/4
Humor
15/5
Perseverance
15/6
Planning
15/7
Prayer
undated
15/8
Talent
undated
15/9
Writings - Notes, Writings
undated
15/10
Notes, Writings
1990s
15/11
Writings
undated
15/12
Sketches
undated
16/1
Scrapbooks - Hansel and Gretel Scrapbook
undated
16/2
Scrapbook
1937-1939
16/3
Coronation Scrapbook
undated

Series 11:  RecordingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
17
Cassette Tapes
undated
18
Video Tapes and Reels
undated

Series 12:  Books and ScoresReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
19
Parsifal
undated
19
Lohengrin
undated
19
Les Contes d'Hoffman Libretto
undated
Box/Folder
20/1
Le Nozze di Figaro
1948?
20/2
Taming of the Shrew
undated
20/3
Tristano e Isotta
undated
20/4
Wagner Studies
undated

Series 13:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
22
Opera - San Carlo -- Boris Godinov
1945
22
San Francisco and Arizona Operas
1950s, 3/1990
22
Miscellaneous
1950s
22
Western Opera
1953
22
L'Histoire du Soldat
3/1967
22
Martinelli
1967
22
Miscellaneous
1960s-1970s
22
Miscellaneous
1984
22
Romeo
1987
22
Miscellaneous
undated
25
Miscellaneous
undated
23
Opera by City - Boston
undated
23
Arizona
undated
23
Arizona
undated
23
Los Angeles
undated
23
Los Angeles
undated
23
Los Angeles
undated
24
Other - Cecillia Schultz Photos
6/28/1998
24
Promotional Photos and Portraits
undated
24
Signed Photogs
undated
24
Glynn Ross
undated
24
Glynn Ross
undated
24
Melanie
undated
24
Personal Life
undated
24
Personal Life--Italy
undated
24
Negatives
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Opera--Arizona--Tucson
  • Opera--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Ross, Glynn W., 1914-2005--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Arizona Opera Company--Employees--Archives
  • Arizona Opera Company--Records and correspondence
  • Seattle Opera--Employees--Archives
  • Seattle Opera--Records and correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Family papers
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Scrapbooks

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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