Seattle Visual Elements/Man-made environments photograph collection, 1952-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Seattle Visual Elements/Man-made environments photograph collection
Dates
1952-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
653 photographic prints (13 boxes)
Collection Number
PH0400
Summary
Photographs of Seattle districts generated by members of University of Washington Architecture 201 class on the topic of "Urban Visual Elements"
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

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of Seattle districts generated by members of University of Washington Architecture 201 class on the topic of "Urban Visual Elements". Each student was assigned a specific land use zone in a different part of the city; with the responsibility of reconnoitering the zone, discovering its particular typical patterns of use and physical form, and photographically documenting the visual essence of these patterns by means of one photograph for each category. The five categories are: typical public space (usually a street); typical space establishing element (usually a building facade, signs, fences, vegetation, utility poles); typical permanent furnishings (usually trees, utility poles, signs, hydrants, mail boxes, street lights, etc.); typical transient furnishings (usually vehicles, toys, equipment, merchandise, products, refuse); typical human occupants (shown in natural relationship with any of the above categories).

The collection consists of 2 series: Visual Elements Series (1963) and Man-made Environment Series (1973-1974). The Visual Elements Series covers a wide range of neighborhoods within Seattle city limits. The Man-made Environments Series focuses on Madison from Alaskan Way to Lake Washington. Also included are a set of photographs divided into subject categories: Street scenes, people, parks, residences (1952).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Preferred Citation

The required credit line for use of images from Special Collections is: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, [plus the negative number].

The negative number is provided with the image and is a letter + number combination such as UW13452; Hegg 1234; or NA1275. A typical credit line would be, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW13452.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


 

BOX CONTENTS

BOX 1-10: Visual Elements Series Nos. 1-100 (1963)

Beacon Hill District (Nos. 56, 59, 67, 91)
Capitol Hill District (Nos. 55, 58, 60, 61, 68, 75, 76, 80, 87)
Central District (Nos. 88)
Central Business District (Nos. 1-50, 81, 82, 84, 86)
------- Union (Nos. 1-11)
------- Pike (Nos. 12-25)
------- Madison (Nos. 26-50)
Denny Regrade District (Nos. 85, 89, 93)
Eastlake District (Nos. 65)
First Hill District (Nos. 69, 70, 72, 74, 78)
Georgetown District (92, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100)
International District (Nos. 79)
Laurelhurst District (Nos. 52, 53, 63, 64)
Montlake District (Nos. 54, 62, 77)
Pioneer Square District (Nos. 83)
Ravenna District (Nos. 71)
University District (Nos. 73, 89, 94)
Wallingford District (Nos. 57, 66)

BOX 11: Man-made Environment Series (Madison Ave.)

Folder 1: Introduction
Folder 2: Alaskan Way to 2nd Ave.
Folder 3: 2nd Ave. to 7th Ave.
Folder 4: 7th Ave. to Boren
Folder 5: Boren to Broadway
Folder 6: Broadway to 12th
Folder 7: 12th to 15th
Folder 8: 15th to 18th
Folder 9: 18th to 21st
Folder 10: 21st to 24th

BOX 12: Made-man Environment Series (Madison Ave.)

Folder 1: 24th to 27th
Folder 2: 27th to 29th
Folder 3: 29th to 32nd
Folder 4: 32nd to 36th
Folder 5: 36th to 38th
Folder 6: 38th to 41st
Folder 7: 41st to Lake Washington

BOX 13: Subject categories - Street scenes - Residences - Parks – People

BOX 13: Subject Series

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)