Seattle Visual Elements/Man-made environments photograph collection, 1952-1974 PDF
- Seattle Visual Elements/Man-made environments photograph collection
- 1952-1974 (inclusive)19521974
- 653 photographic prints (13 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Photographs of Seattle districts generated by members of University of Washington Architecture 201 class on the topic of "Urban Visual Elements"
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
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 may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.
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 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)