Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1958-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Downtown Seattle Development Association (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Downtown Seattle Development Association records
Dates
1958-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
80.82 cubic feet plus 1 oversize vertical file, 7 sound cassettes, and 5 sound tape reels
Collection Number
2653
Summary
Correspondence, administrative files, subject files, meeting minutes, annual reports, clippings, publications, ephemera, and other records of the Downtown Seattle Development Association, which was established to coordinate private and public planning activities and to give a new impetus to the consolidation of regional headquarter functions in a compact, accessible downtown
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.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The organization was established as the Central Association of Seattle to coordinate private and public planning activities and to give a new impetus to the consolidation of regional headquarter functions in a compact, accessible downtown. A joint effort of the City and the Central Association resulted in a comprehensive plan for the central business district published in 1963. In 1973 the name changed to the Downtown Seattle Development Association, and the name of the Promotion Division is now the Business Promotion Division. This change was made for easier public recognition and a more accurate description of the role the organization plays in the community. In 1989 the name changed again to the Downtown Seattle Association.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, administrative files, subject files, meeting minutes, annual reports, clippings, publications, ephemera, and other records of the Downtown Seattle Development Association.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2653-001: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1958-1974Return to Top

20.00 cubic feet (24 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, administrative office files, and subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by John Gilmore, 10/15/1976.

Accession No. 2653-002: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1960-1978 (bulk 1970-1976)Return to Top

23.00 cubic feet (23 cartons)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, committee files, clippings, and publications.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 1/27/1981.

Accession No. 2653-003: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1974-1980Return to Top

6.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, project/planning files, conferences and conventions, publications, ephemera, and subject series.

This accession includes about two linear feet of files concerning the Seattle Center Stadium Site. There is one folder for Kingdome, 1977-1980. A long run of subject series contains many of the files in earlier DSDA accessions: exclusive transit lanes, off-street parking, rapid transit, Interstate 90, etc.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 9/16/1982.

Accession No. 2653-004: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1969-1984 (bulk 1977-1983)Return to Top

23.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Historical/organizational features, correspondence, some committee minutes, reports, newsletters, conferences and conventions, clippings, and other record series.

Except for some reports and one subject series, records in this accession are all dated after the name change.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 8/10/1988.

Accession No. 2653-005: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1975-1987 (bulk 1980-1986)Return to Top

8.39 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, annual reports, reports, newsletters, scrapbooks of clippings, ephemera, and subject series.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 6/28/1990.

Accession No. 2653-006: Downtown Seattle Development Association records, 1963-1987Return to Top

0.43 cubic feet (1 box plus 1 oversize vertical file, 7 sound cassettes, and 5 sound tape reels)

Scope and Content: Annual reports, clippings, brochures, press releases, chronology of major organizational activities and achievements, building information, promotional recordings on sound cassettes and sound tape reels, and other records of the Downtown Seattle Development Association.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2653-006
Historic Buildings
1970s
1 2653-006
Seattle newspaper Sunday supplements
1964, 1978
1 2653-006
Chronology of Downtown Seattle Development Association activities
1966-1985
1 2653-006
Annual Reports
1967-1985
1 2653-006
"ADDS" final copy
1983
1 2653-006
Correspondence
1981
1 2653-006
Brochures
1972-1984
1 2653-006
Press Releases
1967-1981
1 2653-006
Seattle Housing Resource Group annual report
1985
1 2653-006
Clippings
1963-1987
1 2653-006
Christmas clippings
1968
1 2653-006
Miscellaneous
1980s
VF:oversize
Oversize Vertical File 173 2653-006
"Twenty Years of Foresight" clippings and layout
1978
cassette
Sound Cassette Tape 988 2653-006
Northwest Journal: Retailing at Christmas
1970s
Sound Cassette Tape 988 2653-006
President Days
1976
Sound Cassette Tape 989 2653-006
You Can't Heat an Oven with Snowballs
1970s
Sound Cassette Tape 990 2653-006
Irish
1978
Sound Cassette Tape 991 2653-006
Frank Feenan and Gary Christiansen--KIRO
1970s
Sound Cassette Tape 992 2653-006
President's Day Sale
1978
Sound Cassette Tape 993 2653-006
Downtown St. Pat's
1970s
Sound Cassette Tape 994 2653-006
KIRO 6/12 Editorial
1970s
Reel
7" Sound Tape Reel 30 2653-006
Al Tomsik
October 9, 1973
5" Sound Tape Reel 22 2653-006
Downtown 108th Anniversary
1970s
5" Sound Tape Reel 23 2653-006
Downtown Christmas
1977
5" Sound Tape Reel 24 2653-006
Downtown Irish
1970s
4" Sound Tape Reel 4 2653-006
Downtown Seattle Sing/Bed/Sing, Full Sing, and Vocal Tag
1970s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Clotfelter, Richard C
  • Ehrlichman, Ben B
  • Corporate Names :
  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Association of Washington Cities
  • Columbia Club (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Downtown Seattle Development Association (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Fifth Avenue Theater (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Chamber of Commerce
  • Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Urban Seattle Community Council
  • Washington State Downtown Association
  • Westlake Mall (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gilmore, John (creator)
    • Moore, Mechlin D (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Ad Hoc Committee for the Seattle Center Stadium Site (creator)
    • Community Development Round Table (creator)
    • Forward Thrust (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • International Downtown Executives Association (creator)
    • Keep It Clean Seattle (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Mayor (creator)
    • Seattle Chamber of Commerce. I-90 Task Force (creator)
    • Westlake Park Association (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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