Women Painters of Washington records, 1930-2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Women Painters of Washington (Organization)
Title
Women Painters of Washington records
Dates
1930-2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
16.52 cubic feet (25 boxes) plus 1 oversize folder
Collection Number
2572
Summary
Records of an association of professional artists from throughout the state of Washington
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.

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 Women Painters of Washington (WPW) grew out of a portrait class for art teachers and professional artists sponsored by the Art Institute of Seattle, a predecessor to the Seattle Art Museum, in 1930. The founding members were Elizabeth Warhanik, Dorothy Dolph Jensen, Lily Norling Hardwick, Myra Albert Wiggins, Anna B. Stone, and Helen Bebb, who joined together on October 6, 1930, to promote their interests and those of other women artists in the region and to stimulate artistic growth through fellowship.

Activities of the organization have included monthly meetings, sketching outings, and sponsorship of local and international exhibits. The group has supported charitable causes, including food banks and donations of art supplies to women's shelters in Seattle. WPW has had a continuous exhibit at the University of Washington's Women's Clinic since 1989. Past members and presidents have included Myra Albert Wiggins, Yvonne Twining Humber, Doris Totten Chase, and Iris Nichols.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records consist of minutes, presidents' binders, newsletters, a report, exhibit files and catalogs, scrapbooks, photographic prints, slides, yearbooks, and card files relating to exhibitions, competitions, and various other activities.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2572-004: Women Painters of Washington records, 1930-1995Return to Top

3.68 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes, exhibit files and catalogs, scrapbooks, slides, yearbooks, and card files, 1930-1995.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Received from the Women Painters of Washington, April 29, 1976; May 17, 1978; and October 31, 1996.

Processing Info: This accession is a merger of three earlier accessions: 2572-001; 2572-002; and 2572-003.

Processed in 2001.

Accession No. 2572-005: Women Painters of Washington records, 1948-2003 (bulk 1982-2003)Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Arrangement: The materials in this accession were arranged into six series: Yearbooks, Reports, Newsletters, Exhibition materials, Photographs, and Scrapbooks.

Scope and Content: Yearbooks, reports, newsletters, exhibition materials, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Scrapbooks contain correspondence, newsletters, press releases, exhibition notices and posters, clippings, slides, photographs, and related materials documenting the past twenty years of WPW meetings, events, and exhibitions. One scrapbook also contains a WPW calendar from 1948.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Women Painters of Washington, November 18, 2005.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Yearbooks
Box Accession
1 2572-005
WPW yearbooks
1968-1971, 1974-1998
Reports
Box Accession
1 2572-005
Washington Centennial Commission annual report
1986
Newsletters
Box Accession
1 2572-005
WPW newsletters
1998-1999
Exhibition materials
Box Accession
1 2572-005
Epic Passages exhibition notices and posters
2001
1 2572-005
Exhibition notices
1984-2002
1 2572-005
Millennium Images, Kuwait and America - Admad Al-Adwani Arts Gallery Dhahiat Abdullah AL-Salem, Kuwait
1999 November
Photographs
Box Accession
1 2572-005
WPW meetings, shows, and luncheons
1998-2000
1 2572-005
Newsletter production materials
1999-2000
Scrapbooks
Box Accession
2 2572-005
Historical materials
3 folders
1982-1998
2 2572-005
Historical materials
2 folders
1987-2003
2 2572-005
Historical materials
3 folders
1994-1998
2 2572-005
Historical materials
3 folders
1948, 1999-2000

Accession No. 2572-006: Women Painters of Washington records, 1932-1999 (bulk 1970-1999)Return to Top

3 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, constitutions, contracts, directories, financial statements, minutes, photographs, press releases, programs, and other ephemera relating to the organization, its exhibits, and its members.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Donor: David Martin, January 24, 2008

Container(s) Description Dates
Administrative
Box Accession
1/1 2572-006
Announcements - from other organizations
1980-1981
1/2 2572-006
Budgets
1998-1999
1/3 2572-006
Clippings
1941, 1951, 1958
1/4 2572-006
Committee Lists
ca. 1980
1/5 2572-006
Constitution - Amendments and Drafts
1953-1980
Correspondence
Box Accession
1/6 2572-006
Agencies
1985-1989
1/7 2572-006
Historian's File
1952-1960, 1966, 1978-1979
1/8 2572-006
Losey, Blanche Morgan
1980-1981
1/9 2572-006
Members
1973-1986
1/10 2572-006
University of Washington
1975-1978
1/11 2572-006
Miscellaneous
1968-1981
Box Accession
1/12 2572-006
Gallery Contract Template
n.d.
1/13-14 2572-006
Handbooks - Exhibition Chair
1993-1997
1/15 2572-006
Historian's File
1944-1987
1/16 2572-006
Historian's Scrapbook
1959, 1967-1973, 1980
Logo
Box Accession
1/17 2572-006
Designs
n.d.
1/18 2572-006
Woodblock
n.d.
Meetings
Box Accession
1/19 2572-006
Address by Virginia N. Barnett
1980
1/20 2572-006
Agendas
1980
1/21-22 2572-006
Announcements
1942, 1950, 1970-1979
1/23 2572-006
Board Meetings
1977-1978
1/24 2572-006
Luncheons and Hostessing
1986-1989
1/25 2572-006
Member Meetings
1980-1981
1/26-29 2572-006
Minutes
1975-1992
1/30 2572-006
Planning and Correspondence
1975-1981
1/31 2572-006
Speakers
n.d.
Box Accession
1/32 2572-006
Newsletters
1989-1995
Notes
Box Accession
1/33 2572-006
First Vice President
1980-1981
1/34 2572-006
Meeting and Exhibit Protocol
1993
1/35 2572-006
President
1976-1980
1/36-37 2572-006
Show Chairman
1974-1988
Box Accession
1/38 2572-006
Publicity
1951, 1967-1978, 1984, 1989
Reports
Box Accession
1/39 2572-006
Historian
1946, 1976-1978
1/40 2572-006
Treasurer
1980-1984
Box Accession
1/41 2572-006
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Accession No. 2572-007: Women Painters of Washington records, 1932-1962Return to Top

0.62 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: 2 scrapbooks. 1 scrapbook (black cover) 1932-1940. The other (red cover) circa 1932-1962.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Donor: David Martin, August 11, 2010.

Accession No. 2572-008: Women Painters of Washington records, 1936-2012 (bulk 1989-2012)Return to Top

4.06 cubic feet (4 boxes)
1 oversize folder

Scope and Content: This accession contains WPW presidents' records from 1989 to 1992 and 2000; yearbooks 2005-2012; newsletters 1993-2006 and 2010 - 2012; history binders 2003-2007; slides from early shows of paintings and biographies; unidentified and undated micro cassette recordings (possibly of meetings); and misc. exhibition catalogues and brochures, postcards of WPW shows and individual members shows 1936 to 2012 including the Legacy Anniversary Show highlighting the history of WPW from 1930-2005 and the Millennium Images Show held in Kuwait in 1999.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Donor: Pamela Harold, August, 2012.

Container(s) Description Dates
Exhibitions
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-6 2572-008
Artists' Slides
ca. 2002-2006
Box
1/7-10 2572-008
Brochures
1936-1950, 1970-2010
1/11 2572-008
Catalogs
1989, 1996, 2004
1/12 2572-008
Centrum Residency
2000
1/13 2572-008
Correspondence
2000-2005
1/14 2572-008
Eldercare USA
2005
1/15 2572-008
An Enduring Legacy
2005
1/16 2572-008
Galleries
1998-2004
1/17 2572-008
Gallery Blog Shows
2005-2012
1/18 2572-008
Ireland
1999-2000
1/19 2572-008
Kobe
1987-1990
1/20 2572-008
Mercer Island
2000-2001
1/21-22 2572-008
Millennium Images - Kuwait and America
1998-1999
1/23 2572-008
Newspaper - The Seattle Times
2005
1/24 2572-008
Non-Gallery Shows
1999-2002
1/25 2572-008
Open Show
2007
2/1 2572-008
Open Show
2007
2/2 2572-008
Port of Seattle
1999
2/3 2572-008
Post Cards
1996-2006
2/4 2572-008
Sample Forms
1999-2002
2/5 2572-008
Spring Juried Exhibition
2003
2/6 2572-008
University House
2001-2003
2/7 2572-008
Whatcom Show
General Notes: Contains 1 compact disc
n.d.
2/8 2572-008
Miscellaneous
n.d.
Members
Box/Folder Accession
2/9-12 2572-008
Artist Biographies
n.d.
Box
2/13 2572-008
Betty Jo Fitzgerald - Road Tableaux
2002-2004
2/14 2572-008
Biography Forms
n.d.
2/15 2572-008
Booklet - Yvonne Twining Humber
2007
2/16-17 2572-008
Clippings
1999-2002, n.d.
2/18 2572-008
Francine Porad
n.d.
2/19 2572-008
Group Photograph
n.d.
2/20 2572-008
In Memoriam
n.d.
2/21 2572-008
Postcards - Personal Shows
2005-2012
2/22 2572-008
Wood Carving
ca. 2007
2/23 2572-008
Miscellaneous
General Notes: Contains 2 compact discs
2005-2012
Box/Folder Accession
2/24-34 2572-008
Newsletters
1990-2005
3/1-7 2572-008
Newsletters
2006-2012
Organizational
Box/Folder Accession
3/8 2572-008
Central Washington Chapters
2002
Box
3/9 2572-008
Dorothy Arntson Award
1997
3/10 2572-008
Financial Records
2002
3/11 2572-008
Magazine - American Art Review
2005
3/12-14 2572-008
Meeting Programs and Speakers
1988-2006
3/15 2572-008
Minutes
1998-2000
3/16 2572-008
Survey
1998
3/17 2572-008
Thank-You Cards
1992-1993, 2001-2003
3/18-19 2572-008
Yearbooks
1957, 1983-1989, 2000, 2005-2012
3/20 2572-008
Miscellaneous
n.d.
Box/Folder Accession
3/21-26 2572-008
President's Notebook
1989-2007
4/1-7 2572-008
President's Notebook
2005-2011
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
4/8-9 2572-008
Book - In Watercolor
General Notes: Series of books
Box
4/10 2572-008
Booklet - Wind Shows Itself
Box/Folder Accession
4/11-13 2572-008
Publicity Materials
2003-2007
4/14 2572-008
Slides
n.d.
Box
4 2572-008
Slides - Abstracted Landscape Exhibit
n.d.
cassette
4 2572-008
Microcassettes
n.d.
Member's List and Poster
n.d.

Accession No. 2572-009: Women Painters of Washington records, 1998-2013Return to Top

1.84 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Binders of newsletters, meeting minutes and agendas, financial records, and other administrative files relating to the Women Painters of Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Donor: Pamela Harold, September 2013.

Processing Info: Processed by A. Demeter.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-5 2572-009
Newsletters
September 1998-May 2003
1/6-7 2572-009
Newsletters
September 2005-May 2007
1/8 2572-009
CD – Newsletters
2001-2008
1/9 2572-009
Newsletters
2006
1/10-16 2572-009
Women Painters of Washington #1
2001-2005
1/17-21 2572-009
Women Painters of Washington #2
2001-2005
1/22-24 2572-009
President's Notebook
2004-2005
2/1-4 2572-009
President's Notebook
2007-2008
2/5 2572-009
President's Notebook
Fall 2008-Spring 2009
3/1-4 2572-009
President's Notebook (cont.)
Fall 2008-Spring 2009
3/5 2572-009
Ellensburg Chapter
2002-2007
3/6 2572-009
Exhibition announcements and cards
1999-2013

Accession No. 2572-010: Women Painters of Washington papers, 2001-2014Return to Top

0.58 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Records pertaining to Women Painters of Washington between the years 2001 and 2014. Materials include President Carole Barrer's president books (notes, financial records, and correspondence), board meeting minutes, newsletters, exhibit guides, member brochures and postcards, and yearbooks.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist

Acquisition Info: Women Painters of Washington, 2014-07-11

Accession No. 2572-011: Women Painters of Washington records, 2014-2015Return to Top

.18 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: One Exhibit Guide, Two Yearbooks, and Ten Newsletters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist.

Acquisition Info: Pamela Harold, 2015-09-30

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2572-011
Yearbooks
2014-2016
1/2 2572-011
Exhibit Guide
2015
1/3 2572-011
Yearbooks
2014-2015

Accession No. 2572-012: Women Painters of Washington records, 1953-2018Return to Top

1.14 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Presidents' binders, newsletters/calendars, yearbooks, postcards and news clippings, exhibition folders, Constitution, and photograph of members.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Organization's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. The copyright of works and photographs of individual artists reserved. For permission to copy and publish, users must contact the artist.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Helen Drummond for the Women Painters of Washington

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2572-012
Presidents' binders
2012-2017
1 2572-012
Newsletters/calendars
2016-2018
1 2572-012
Yearbook
1988-1989
1 2572-012
Yearbooks
2012-2017
1 2572-012
Postcards and news clippings
1954, 2014-2018
1 2572-012
Exhibition folders
2012-2018
1 2572-012
Exhibitions
1972, 1982
1 2572-012
Constitution
1953
1 2572-012
Photograph of members
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art, American--Washington (State)
  • Art, American--Washington (State)--Exhibitions
  • Painting, American--Washington (State)
  • Women art teachers--Washington (State)
  • Women painters--Washington (State)
  • Women painters--Washington (State)--Societies, etc
  • Corporate Names :
  • Women Painters of Washington (Organization)--Archives