Betty Bowen papers, 1920-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bowen, Betty, 1919-1977
Title
Betty Bowen papers
Dates
1920-1977 (inclusive)
1940-1977 (bulk)
Quantity
17.04 cubic ft. (41 boxes and 1 file)
Collection Number
2441
Summary
Papers of Betty Bowen, publicist and patron of the arts and historic preservation in Seattle, 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

See the restriction notes for each accession below.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Betty Bowen was born Betty Cornelius in 1919 in Kent, Washington, and raised in Skagit County. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1940, she worked first as a reporter for the Seattle Times , then as women's editor at the Seattle Star . She subsequently did free-lance public relations work.

From the 1940s, Bowen was a prominent figure in the Seattle art world. In 1953, Dr. Richard Fuller hired Bowen to be public relations director for the Seattle Art Museum. He later appointed her assistant to the director. She served until Fuller's retirement in 1973. Bowen's colorful personality both contrasted with and complemented Fuller's more conservative temperament and energized the Seattle arts establishment. Bowen effectively used her considerable influence in the art world and with the media to promote her interest in local artists. She was an original member of the Municipal (later Seattle) Arts Commission and a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Center. Bowen was also active in Seattle's historic preservation movement. She was founder and chairperson of the Allied Arts Historic Conservation Committee of Seattle and served as a member of the Friends of the Market, which won designation of the Pike Place Market as a historic district.

Bowen's personal commitment to the well being of local artists was legendary, and she was known as "the den mother of the city's arts." She did not merely provide artists with valuable public exposure and introductions to wealthy art patrons. Her support often extended to feeding and clothing her artist friends during lean times. She befriended and nurtured painters Morris Graves (whom she first met as a teenager), Mark Tobey, Richard Gilkey and others of their generation, and later Charles Krafft and the writer Tom Robbins.

Betty Bowen was married to John Bowen, captain of a transoceanic cable-laying ship. She died in 1977. Since 1978, the Betty Bowen Memorial Award has been award by the Seattle Art Museum to emerging and established regional artists.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials include subject files, correspondence, exhibition materials, art and exhibition posters, press releases, and newspaper clippings relating to Bowen's work in the Seattle arts community. Major correspondents include Mark Tobey, Pehr Hallsten, Suzanne Huston Ettelson, and Morris Graves. Also included are materials relating to Bowen's work with various arts organizations in Seattle such as Allied Arts of Seattle, the Seattle Arts Commission, and the Pacific Northwest Arts Center.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2441-001: Betty Bowen papers, 1939-1977Return to Top

14.39 cubic feet (35 boxes)

Scope and Content: Materials include correspondence, subject files, notes, news releases, posters, gallery notices, and newspaper clippings dating from 1939 to 1977. Also included are materials relating to Bowen's work with various organizations such as Allied Arts of Seattle, Seattle/King County American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, Anna McMillan Guild of Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Pacific Northwest Arts Center (later known as Pacific Northwest Arts Council), Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Historical Landmarks Compensation Task Force, and Seattle Art Museum

Major correspondents include Guy Anderson, Fred Bassetti, Gordon Brown, Kenneth Callahan, Ward Corley, William Cumming, Richard Gilkey, Carl Gohs, Morris Graves, Anne Gould Hauberg, Charles Krafft, Mary Randlett, Tom Robbins, Beatrice Roethke, Nancy Ross, William B. Staadecker, Robert Sund, and Clifford Wright.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Papers
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2441-001
Biographical Materials
1970
½ 2441-001
Articles regarding Betty Bowen
1968, 1970
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 2441-001
Alhadeff, Morris J.
1975-1976
1/3 2441-001
Anderson, Mel Anders
1943, undated
1/3 2441-001
Architectural Digest
1974
1/3 2441-001
Argus
1972
1/3 2441-001
Ayer, Rosa
1975
1/3 2441-001
Balaze, Harold
undated
1/3 2441-001
Barati, Ruth
1967
1/3 2441-001
Barnett, Virginia
1969
1/3 2441-001
Batie, Jean
1964-1969, undated
1/3 2441-001
Bayley, Thomas
1975
1/3 2441-001
Beck, Edward Nordhoff
1964
1/4 2441-001
Bedell, James B.
1972, undated
1/4 2441-001
Beers, Carole
1975
1/4 2441-001
Bergsma, Nickie
1969
1/4 2441-001
Bloedel, Prentice
1968
1/4 2441-001
Boler, John
1971
1/4 2441-001
Bon Marché
1969
1/4 2441-001
Bowen, John
1975-1976
1/4 2441-001
Bowker, Gordon
1969
1/4 2441-001
Brotherton, Joe and Liz
1963, 1968
1/5 2441-001
Brown, Bruce
1965-1976
1/6 2441-001
Brown, William D.
undated
1/6 2441-001
Carpenter, Robert
1965
1/6 2441-001
Chapman, Bruce K.
1970-1975
1/6 2441-001
Cheney, C. W.
undated
1/6 2441-001
Chow, Chao-Ling
1971
1/6 2441-001
Clark, Irving Jr. & Irving Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
1971-1976
1/6 2441-001
Colle, Doriece
1971-1975
1/7 2441-001
Collins, John
1957-1959
1/7 2441-001
Cone, Ferne
1970
1/7 2441-001
Cooke, Bridget, Budget, Judy Flanagan [sic]
undated
1/7 2441-001
Cornelius, P.A.
undated
1/7 2441-001
Costigan, Anne
1970
1/7 2441-001
Cummings, Paul
1959-1971
1/7 2441-001
Dahl, Arthur L.
1968
1/7 2441-001
Dare, Yvette
1944
1/7 2441-001
Davidson, Sam
1969
1/7 2441-001
Dusanne, Zoe
1964, 1967
1/7 2441-001
Eastlake Galleries
1972, undated
1/8 2441-001
Erickson, Charlotte
1964-1970
1/8 2441-001
Erickson, Mildred
1975-1976
1/8 2441-001
Ervin, Sam J., Jr.
undated
1/8 2441-001
Ettelson, Lee, Mr. and Mrs.
1965, 1976
1/8 2441-001
Evans, Elizabeth Wright
undated
1/8 2441-001
Fabri, Ralph
1973
1/8 2441-001
Fahlen, Olga
1964
1/8 2441-001
Fairbanks, John
1968
1/8 2441-001
Falls, Gregory A.
1973
1/9 2441-001
Farris, Linda
undated
1/9 2441-001
Fashion Group
1970
1/9 2441-001
Fisher, A.
undated
1/9 2441-001
Fitcher, Jean
undated
1/9 2441-001
Froelich, Walter
1946
1/9 2441-001
Fluno, Ruth
1966-1970
1/9 2441-001
Fuller, Richard
undated
1/9 2441-001
Green, Curtis
1965-1976
1/9 2441-001
Harrington, LaMar
1969-1975
1/9 2441-001
Hill, Warren
1976
1/10 2441-001
Howland, Dorothy and Whitney
1968-1975
1/11 2441-001
Huck, Irving
1973
1/11 2441-001
Hupy, Art
1961, 1965
1/11 2441-001
Huston, Barbara
1976, undated
1/11 2441-001
Huston, Janet
1974, 1976
1/11 2441-001
Irwin, John
1962
1/11 2441-001
Jackson, Henry M.
1962-1963
1/11 2441-001
James, Clayton and Barbara
1965-1973
1/11 2441-001
Jarvis, Jack
1971
1/12 2441-001
Jensen, R. Allen
1968, 1973
1/12 2441-001
Johnson, d'Elaine
undated
1/12 2441-001
Johnson, Marian W.
box:oversize
33 2441-001
Juvonen, Helmi
1966, undated
Box/Folder
1/12 2441-001
Kerry, Joan
1962-1973
1/12 2441-001
KING Broadcasting Company
1969
1/12 2441-001
Koenig, John Franklin
undated
1/12 2441-001
Kreielsheimer, Greyz
1970
1/12 2441-001
Kreielsheimer, Leo
1972
1/12 2441-001
Lamphere, Phyllis
1969, undated
1/12 2441-001
Lang, Richard E.
1971
1/13 2441-001
MacDonald, Betty Bard
1951
1/13 2441-001
Magnuson, Warren G.
1974-1976
1/13 2441-001
Marks, Royal S.
1960
box:oversize
33 2441-001
Mathieu, Georges
1959
Box/Folder
1/14 2441-001
McCormick, Ken
1966-1976
1/15 2441-001
Michener, Charles and Fay Padelford
1970-1971
1/15 2441-001
Milam, Lorenzo
1968-1969
1/15 2441-001
Monsen, Elaine and R. Joseph
1969-1972, undated
1/15 2441-001
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1/15 2441-001
National Bank of Washington
1969
1/15 2441-001
New York Times
1962-1971
1/16 2441-001
Nin, Anais
undated
1/16 2441-001
Olin, Laurie
1968, undated
1/16 2441-001
Onley, Toni
1965-1966
1/16 2441-001
Paulson, Don
1970
1/16 2441-001
Petite, Irving
1945, undated
1/16 2441-001
Petrich, Lubin
1964
1/17 2441-001
Plestcheeff, Gwen
1972-1976, undated
1/18 2441-001
Pritchard, Joel
1975-1976
1/18 2441-001
Raible, Dee
1961
1/18 2441-001
Rand, Ted
1960, 1966
1/18 2441-001
Randett, Mary
1973
1/18 2441-001
Reed, Gervais
1975
1/19 2441-001
Reid, Sara
1962-1973, undated
½0 2441-001
Robinson, Herbert
1944-1976, undated
½1 2441-001
Ross, Nancy Wilson
1962-1971, undated
½2 2441-001
Rubinstein, Gladys and Sam
1966-1974, undated
½3 2441-001
Sale, Roger
undated
½3 2441-001
Seldis, Henry J.
1961-1971, undated
½3 2441-001
Seligman, Otto
1958-1975
½4 2441-001
Skinner, Ned, Kayla and Peter
1964-1976, undated
½5 2441-001
Staadecker, William
1964-1976, undated
2/1 2441-001
Stewart, Marvel
1970-1976, undated
2/1 2441-001
Stowe, Michael
1962-1968, undated
2/1 2441-001
Thomas, Ed
1956-1968, undated
2/2 2441-001
Triem, Eve
1970-1976
2/2 2441-001
Tucker, Bert
undated
2/2 2441-001
Uhlman, Wesley C.
1970-1976
2/2 2441-001
Welch, Douglas
1966
2/2 2441-001
Whistler, Elizabeth Schweppe
1976
2/2 2441-001
White, Richard
1944, 1969
2/3 2441-001
Willard Gallery, New York (Marian W. Johnson)
1962-1974
2/3 2441-001
Willis, Betty
1962-1964, undated
2/3 2441-001
Wilson, Patty
1967-1973
2/3 2441-001
Wright, Bagley and Virginia
1971, undated
2/3 2441-001
Young, Theodosia
1972, undated
2/3 2441-001
Ziegler, Eustace P.
1961
2/4-12 2441-001
Miscellaneous A-Z
1945-1976
2/13-3/3 2441-001
Unidentified
1951-1976
Box/Folder Accession
3/4-5 2441-001
Outgoing Letters
1958-1974
3/6 2441-001
Memos
1968, 1971
3/7 2441-001
Reports
1971, 1975
3/8-9 2441-001
Speeches and Writings
1949, 1964, undated
3/10 2441-001
Speeches and Writings of Others
1964, undated
3/11 2441-001
Drawing by Jim Manolides
undated
3/12-14 2441-001
Notes
undated
3/15 2441-001
Notebooks
undated
3/16-4/1 2441-001
Engagement Books (Personal)
1970-1975
4/2-3 2441-001
Invitations
undated
4/4 2441-001
Programs
1951-1970
4/5 2441-001
News Releases
1962
4/6 2441-001
Newsletters
1963-1976
4/7 2441-001
Calendars
1947, 1974, 1976
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
5/1 2441-001
Puget Soundings
1962-1975
5/2-3 2441-001
Regarding Art
1960-1975
Ephemera
Box/Folder Accession
5/4-7 2441-001
Miscellaneous
1964-1976
6/1 2441-001
Ivars "Acres of Clams" place mat
undated
Ephemera - Exhibition Notices
Box/Folder Accession
6/2 2441-001
The Collectors Gallery
1965, undated
6/3 2441-001
Current Editions
1968-1972, undated
6/4 2441-001
Zoe Dusanne Gallery
1956-1959
6/5 2441-001
Polly Friedlander Gallery
1970, undated
6/6 2441-001
Frye Museum
1952-1972, undated
6/7 2441-001
The Gallery
1966, 1968, undated
6/8 2441-001
Henry Gallery
1952-1973, undated
6/9 2441-001
Manolides Gallery
1970-1974, undated
6/10 2441-001
Northwest Craft Center
1963-1970, undated
6/11 2441-001
Otto Seligman Gallery
1958-1966, undated
6/12 2441-001
Richard White Gallery
1968-1974, undated
6/13 2441-001
Willard Gallery
1948-1974
6/14 2441-001
Gordon Woodside Gallery
1963-1971, undated
6/15 2441-001
Miscellaneous
1957-1975, undated
Box/Folder Accession
6/16 2441-001
Artist Lists
1951-1973, undated
6/17 2441-001
Rosters
1949-1976, undated
6/18 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/1 2441-001
Posters
1968-1971, undated
Box/Folder
7/1 2441-001
Memorabilia
undated
7/2-8 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box:oversize
34 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Subject Series
Anderson, Guy
Box/Folder Accession
8/1 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1954-1965
8/2 2441-001
Ephemera
1954-1971, undated
8/3-4 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/2 2441-001
Poster
undated
Anderson, Lennie
Box/Folder Accession
8/5 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1963-1964
Animals
Box/Folder Accession
8/6 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1963-1964
8/7 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/8 2441-001
Arboretum
ca. 1970
8/9 2441-001
Art - Articles
undated
8/10 2441-001
Audubon, Seattle Chapter
1967-1974
Bassetti, Fred
Box/Folder Accession
8/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1967-1971
9/1 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
9/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
9/3 2441-001
Subject Series - "Action: Better City"
undated
Box/Folder Accession
9/4 2441-001
Bay Building
1974
9/5 2441-001
Broadway High School
1973
Brown, Gordon
Box/Folder Accession
9/6 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1956-1976
9/7 2441-001
Ephemera
1962, undated
9/8 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Bufano, Beniamo
Box/Folder Accession
9/9 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Building Preservation
Box/Folder Accession
9/10 2441-001
General Correspondence
1974
Callahan, Kenneth
Box/Folder Accession
9/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1950-1970
9/12 2441-001
Drawings, Writings
undated
9/13 2441-001
Ephemera
1947-1976
9/14 2441-001
Clippings
undated
9/15 2441-001
Articles
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/3 2441-001
Poster
undated
Box/Folder Accession
9/16 2441-001
Capitol Hill
1973
9/17 2441-001
City Architect's Office
1973-1974
Corley, Ward
Box/Folder Accession
9/18 2441-001
Incoming Letters
ca. 1959
10/1 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
10/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Cumming, William
Box/Folder Accession
10/3 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1963-1966
10/4 2441-001
Ephemera
1961-1975
10/5 2441-001
Clippings
undated
10/6 2441-001
Articles
undated
10/7 2441-001
Tape Recorded Interview
2 sound tape reels
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/3 2441-001
Poster
undated
Czajkowski, Richard
Box/Folder Accession
10/8 2441-001
Correspondence, Writings
ca. 1963
10/9 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Duck Press
Box/Folder Accession
10/10 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1970-1975
10/11-11/1 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
11/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
11/3 2441-001
Doubleday, Doran & Co.
1943-1976
11/4 2441-001
Ecke, Betty
1967-1976
Eckstein, Joanna
Box/Folder Accession
11/5 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1955-1972, undated
11/6 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Elshin, Jacob
Box/Folder Accession
11/7 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1956, 1976
11/8 2441-001
Ephemera, Clippings
undated
Faulkner, Virigina
Box/Folder Accession
11/9 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Firehouses
Box/Folder Accession
11/10 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1970-1972
11/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1957-1973
11/12 2441-001
Ephemera
1954-1974, undated
11/13 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/2 2441-001
Posters
undated
Gilkey, Richard
Box/Folder Accession
11/14 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1957-1969
11/15 2441-001
Ephemera
1957-1973, undated
11/16 2441-001
Clippings
undated
12/1 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
12/2 2441-001
Articles
undated
12/3 2441-001
Notes on Film
1962
Gohs, Carl
Box/Folder Accession
12/4 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1963-1976
12/5 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Graves, Morris
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
12/6 2441-001
Regarding Graves
1939-1973, undated
12/7 2441-001
From Graves
1946-1974
Box/Folder Accession
12/8 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
12/9 2441-001
Clippings
undated
12/10 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
12/11 2441-001
Articles
undated
12/12 2441-001
Photocopied Photograph - The "Rock"
undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/1 2441-001
Hansen, Art and James Lee
1963
Haseltine, Virginia
Box/Folder Accession
13/2 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1964-1976
13/3 2441-001
News Releases, Ephemera
undated
13/4 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Hauberg, Anne Gould
Box/Folder Accession
13/5-6 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1967-1975
13/7 2441-001
Invitations
undated
13/8 2441-001
Pacific Northwest Arts Council - Minutes, Agenda
1972
13/9 2441-001
Ephemera regarding Friends of the Crafts
undated
13/10 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
13/11 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/12 2441-001
Hawaii
ca. 1973
Houriuchi, Paul
Box/Folder Accession
14/1 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1964-1972
14/2 2441-001
Ephemera regarding Exhibits
1958-1972
14/3 2441-001
Ephemera
1965-1969
14/4 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
14/5 2441-001
House-Smith
1975
Kenney, Leo
Box/Folder Accession
14/6 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1963-1975
14/7 2441-001
Ephemera, Miscellany
undated
14/8 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box-folder:oversize
35/2 2441-001
Poster
1973
Kizer, Carolyn
Box/Folder Accession
14/9 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1962-1968
14/10 2441-001
Clippings
undated
14/11 2441-001
Articles
undated
Krafft, Charles
Box/Folder Accession
15/1 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1968-1973
15/2 2441-001
Ephemera
1966-1971, undated
15/3 2441-001
Clippings
undated
La Conner
Box/Folder Accession
15/4 2441-001
General Correspondence
1965-1976
15/5 2441-001
Ephemera, Miscellany
undated
15/6 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
15/7 2441-001
Legislature
undated
McArdle, Mimi Stewart
Box/Folder Accession
15/8 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1969-1972
McCracken, Philip
Box/Folder Accession
15/9 2441-001
Incoming Letters
ca. 1971
15/10 2441-001
Ephemera, Miscellany
1957-1970
15/11 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Marquand, John
Box/Folder Accession
15/12 2441-001
Biography
1972
Meitzler, Neil
Box/Folder Accession
16/1 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1960-1973
16/2 2441-001
Ephemera
1957-1973
16/3 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box:oversize
32 2441-001
Three-Dimensional Art Object: "Magic Box"
undated
Box/Folder Accession
16/4 2441-001
Moore Theater
undated
16/5 2441-001
Neighborhoods
1976
Nelsen, Ibsen
Box/Folder Accession
16/6 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1968-1972
16/7 2441-001
Ephemera, Miscellany
undated
16/8 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
16/9 2441-001
Ordinances
ca. 1969
16/10 2441-001
Organizations
1973-1975
Paine, Sally
Box/Folder Accession
16/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1950-1956
Petta, Joseph
Box/Folder Accession
16/12 2441-001
Clippings
ca. 1962
Box/Folder Accession
16/13 2441-001
Pike Place Market
1969, ca. 1971
box-folder:oversize
35/4 2441-001
Pike Place Market
undated
Box/Folder
16/14 2441-001
Pioneer Building
1973-1974
16/15 2441-001
Pioneer Square
1974-1976
16/16 2441-001
Planting
1973-1975
17/1 2441-001
Planning and Urban Development
1971-1975
PONCHO Theater
Box/Folder Accession
17/2 2441-001
Incoming Letters
ca. 1971
17/3 2441-001
Notes
undated
17/4 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
17/5-6 2441-001
Publications - Silent Auction
undated
17/7 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
17/8 2441-001
Portland
ca. 1975
17/9 2441-001
Portraits
ca. 1970
17/10 2441-001
Railroads
1974
17/11 2441-001
Ramm, John
1972
Randlett, Mary
Box/Folder Accession
17/12-13 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1964-1971
18/1 2441-001
Writings-Poetry (McGinnis, Trueman)
undated
18/2 2441-001
Ephemera, Miscellany
undated
18/3 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box:oversize
33 2441-001
Birthday Cards, Artwork
1969-1970, undated
Robbins, Tom
Box/Folder Accession
18/4 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1969-1976
18/5 2441-001
Outgoing Letters
undated
18/6 2441-001
Agreements
1974
box-folder:oversize
35/5 2441-001
Posters
undated
Box/Folder
18/7 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
18/8-9 2441-001
Clippings
undated
18/10 2441-001
Articles
undated
Robinson, John S.
Box/Folder Accession
18/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1962-1975
18/12 2441-001
Article
1968
Roethke, Theodore
Box/Folder Accession
18/13 2441-001
Incoming Letters - Theodore and Beatrice
1957-1973
18/14, 19/1-2 2441-001
Publications - Poetry
1961-1971
19/3 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
19/4 2441-001
Clippings
undated
19/5 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
19/6 2441-001
Articles
undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/7 2441-001
San Diego
1970-1973
19/8 2441-001
San Francisco
1963-1975
19/9 2441-001
Schools
1973-1974
Scott, Don
Box/Folder Accession
19/10 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1965-1967
20/1 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
20/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
20/3 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
20/4 2441-001
Articles
undated
Schultz, Cecilia
Box/Folder Accession
20/5 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1958-1966
20/6 2441-001
Ephemera
1948-1972
20/7 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Seattlites
Box/Folder Accession
20/8-21/1 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
21/2-3 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
21/4 2441-001
Steinbrueck, Victor
1968-1973
Stokes, Charles
box:oversize Accession
33 2441-001
Drawing
undated
Stowe, Michael
Box/Folder Accession
21/5-6 2441-001
Publications - Books
undated
Sumner, Tom
Box/Folder Accession
22/1 2441-001
General Correspondence
1970-1974
22/2 2441-001
Ephemera
1969-1973, undated
22/3 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Sund, Robert
Box/Folder Accession
22/4 2441-001
General Correspondence
1965-1971
22/5-7 2441-001
Writings
1968-1970
23/1 2441-001
Ephemera
1947-1974
23/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Thomas, Marjorie
Box/Folder Accession
23/3 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1967-1968
Tobey, Mark
Box/Folder Accession
23/4 2441-001
Clippings
undated
box:oversize
33 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
23/5 2441-001
Lists of Paintings
undated
23/6 2441-001
Speeches and Writings
undated
23/6 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
23/8-10 2441-001
Articles
undated
23/11 2441-001
Gallery Catalogs
undated
23/12 2441-001
Ephemera
1945-1970
box:oversize
33 2441-001
Poster
undated
University of Washington Press
Box/Folder Accession
23/8 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1961-1971
Utley, Windsor
Box/Folder Accession
24/1 2441-001
Ephemera
1964, undated
24/2 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder Accession
24/3 2441-001
Washington, D.C.
ca. 1974
Washington, James
Box/Folder Accession
24/4 2441-001
Incoming Letters
ca. 1967
24/5 2441-001
Ephemera
1954-1967
24/6 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Washington Parks and Recreation Commission
Box/Folder Accession
24/7 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1973
Watson, Emmett
Box/Folder Accession
24/8 2441-001
Incoming Letters
Scope and Content: Includes Helmi Juvonen letter.
1962, 1973
24/9 2441-001
Programs
undated
24/10 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Wehr, Wesley
Box/Folder Accession
24/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1965-1969
24/12 2441-001
Ephemera, Clippings
1967,1969, undated
Wright, Bagley
Box/Folder Accession
24/13 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Wright, Clifford
Box/Folder Accession
24/14 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1947-1971
24/15 2441-001
Publication
undated
24/16 2441-001
Ephemera
1955-1975, undated
24/17 2441-001
Clippings
undated
Allied Arts of Seattle
Box/Folder Accession
25/1 2441-001
Minutes
1972
25/2 2441-001
Correspondence and Miscellany
1957-1976, undated
Seattle/King County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (ARBC)
Box/Folder Accession
25/3 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1974-1976
25/4 2441-001
Memoranda
1974
25/5 2441-001
Minutes, Agenda
1974-1975
25/6 2441-001
Reports
1976
25/7 2441-001
Press Releases
1974-1975
box-folder:oversize
35/5 2441-001
Poster
undated
Box/Folder
25/8 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
25/9 2441-001
Committees
undated
25/10 2441-001
Legislation
undated
Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Anna McMillan Guild
Box/Folder Accession
25/11 2441-001
Incoming Letters, Memoranda
1970-1974
25/12 2441-001
Financial Records regarding Auction
1972-1974, undated
25/13 2441-001
Notes
undated
24/14 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
25/15 2441-001
Clippings
undated
25/16 2441-001
Lists, Miscellany
undated
Pacific Northwest Arts Center
Box/Folder Accession
25/17-18 2441-001
Incoming Letters
Scope and Content: Correspondents include Anne Gould Hauberg and Joseph L. McCarthy.
1973-1976
25/19 2441-001
Memoranda
1972, 1975
25/20 2441-001
Minutes
1972-1975
25/21 2441-001
Reports
1973-1974
25/22 2441-001
Newsletters
1973-1974
25/23-24 2441-001
Ephemera - Exhibitions
1973-1975, undated
box-folder:oversize
35/6 2441-001
Poster
undated
Box/Folder
25/25 2441-001
Clippings
undated
25/26 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
Seattle Arts Commission
Box/Folder Accession
26/1-2 2441-001
Historical/Organizational Materials
undated
26/3 2441-001
Incoming Letters, A-Z
1971-1976
26/4 2441-001
Incoming Letters from Seattle Arts Commission
1972-1976
27/1 2441-001
Memoranda
1971-1976
27/2-6 2441-001
Minutes
1970-1976
27/7 2441-001
Financial Records
undated
27/8 2441-001
Reports - Director's
1972-1975
27/9 2441-001
Reports - Other
undated
28/1 2441-001
Speeches and Writings
undated
28/2 2441-001
Press Releases
undated
28/3 2441-001
Newsletter - The Arts
1972-1974
28/4 2441-001
Programs
ca. 1975
28/5 2441-001
Ephemera
undated
28/6 2441-001
Clippings
undated
28/7 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
28/8 2441-001
The Arts - General Information
1926
28/9 2441-001
Associated Council of the Arts
1973
28/10 2441-001
C. E. T. A. Projects
ca. 1976
28/11 2441-001
City Ordinances, Resolutions
ca. 1976
29/1 2441-001
Commissions
ca. 1973
29/2 2441-001
Committees
1972-1976
29/3 2441-001
Education
1975-1976
29/4 2441-001
Pike Place Market Project
1971-1976
29/5 2441-001
Poetry in the Seattle Schools
ca. 1973
29/6 2441-001
Projects, Miscellaneous
undated
29/7 2441-001
Proposals
ca. 1974-1975
Seattle Arts Festival '71 Committee
Box/Folder Accession
29/8 2441-001
Historical/Organizational Materials
undated
29/9 2441-001
General Correspondence, Memoranda
1970
29/10 2441-001
Minutes, Agenda
1970-1971
29/11 2441-001
Writings of Betty Bowen regarding Arts Festival
undated
29/12 2441-001
Clippings
undated
29/13 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
29/14 2441-001
Subject Series - Bumbershoot
1975
Seattle Historical Landmarks Compensation Task Force
Box/Folder Accession
29/15 2441-001
Historical/Organizational Materials
undated
29/16 2441-001
General Correspondence, Memoranda
1973-75
29/17 2441-001
Minutes, Agenda
1973-74
29/18 2441-001
Resolutions, Ordinances
undated
29/19 2441-001
Reports
1974
29/20 2441-001
Miscellaneous Projects
undated
Seattle Art Museum
Box/Folder Accession
29/21 2441-001
Organizational/Historical Materials
undated
29/22 2441-001
Incoming Letters
1957-1976
29/23 2441-001
Outgoing Letters
1971-1972
29/24 2441-001
Memoranda
ca. 1972
30/1 2441-001
Minutes, Agenda
1973
30/2 2441-001
Reports - Annual
1955-1968
30/3 2441-001
Speeches And Writings
1973, undated
30/4 2441-001
Notes
undated
30/5 2441-001
Programs
1946-1972
30/6 2441-001
Press Releases
1972
Ephemera
Box/Folder Accession
30/7 2441-001
Miscellaneous Exhibitions
1947-1976, undated
30/8 2441-001
Miscellaneous
1957-1975, undated
Box/Folder Accession
31/1 2441-001
Miscellany
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
31/2 2441-001
Exhibits
1962-1963
31/3 2441-001
Fuller, Richard Eugene - Birthday Party
1972-1973
31/4 2441-001
Fuller - Banquet Committee
1972
31/5 2441-001
Northwest Annual Showing
1957-1971
Box/Folder Accession
31/6 2441-001
Clippings
undated

Accession No. 2441-004: Betty Bowen papers, 1947-1977 (bulk 1977)Return to Top

Ca. 20 items.

Scope and Content: Materials primarily include copies of Bowen's obituaries. Also included is a gallery notice, press release, and newspaper clippings.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

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

Description Dates
Gallery Notice, News Release and Clippings
1947-1977

Accession No. 2441-006: Betty Bowen's hat, approximately 1950-1976Return to Top

10" linear

Scope and Content: Materials include a hat worn by Bowen for a portrait painted by Mark Tobey.

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 2441-006
Three-Dimensional Object: Hat
approximately 1950-1976

Accession No. 2441-005: Betty Bowen papers, 1920-1976Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Materials primarily include biographical features, correspondence, writings, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera relating to Mark Tobey dating from 1920 to 1976.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 2441-005
Biographical Features
1970
Bowen, Betty
Tobey, Mark
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/3-8 2441-005
A-Z
1959-1976, undated
1/9-11 2441-005
Hallsten, Pehr
1959-1964, undated
1/12-17 2441-005
Tobey, Mark
1953-1969, undated
1/18 2441-005
Empty Covers
Outgoing Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/19 2441-005
Miscellaneous
1970-1971, undated
½0 2441-005
To Mark Tobey
1958-1975, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
½1 2441-005
University of Washington Press regarding Tobey at 80 Book
1970
½2 2441-005
Miscellaneous
1970-1971
Correspondence Collected by Betty Bowen
Box/Folder Accession
½3 2441-005
Miscellaneous Letters to and from Mark Tobey
1957-1968, undated
½4 2441-005
Mark Tobey to Joanna Eckstein
1953-1971, undated
½5 2441-005
Mark Tobey to Dr. Richard Fuller
undated
½6 2441-005
Mark Tobey and Wesley Wehr
1959-1969
Artwork of Others
Box/Folder Accession
½7 2441-005
Mark Tobey
undated
4/22-23 2441-005
Unidentified
undated
2/1 2441-005
Reproductions of Tobey Artworks
undated
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
2/2-5 2441-005
Introduction to Tobey at 80 Catalog, University of Washington Press
1970
2/6-7 2441-005
Dallas Art Museum League Talk on Tobey
1968
2/8-9 2441-005
Seattle Art Museum Talk on Tobey
1974
2/10 2441-005
Manuscripts regarding Mark Tobey
undated
2/11 2441-005
Manuscripts regarding Tobey's Marriage
1957
Writings of Others
Box/Folder Accession
2/12 2441-005
Feininger, Julia, and Lyonel and Mark Tobey
undated
Tobey, Mark
Box/Folder Accession
2/13 2441-005
Regarding Pehr Hallsten
1957
2/13 2441-005
Regarding Pike Place Market
1963
2/13 2441-005
Excerpts from "Run as the Days Run"
undated
2/13 2441-005
Writing Fragment with Self-Portrait Sketch
Box/Folder Accession
2/14 2441-005
Hyman, Thor V. regarding Pehr Hallsten
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/15-16, 4/24 2441-005
Publications Containing Articles regarding Mark Tobey
1950-1953, 1962, 1974
Notes of Betty Bowen
Box/Folder Accession
2/17 2441-005
Excerpts from Articles on Tobey
undated
2/18 2441-005
Writings on Tobey's Paintings
undated
2/19 2441-005
George F. Brown Family on Tobey
undated
2/20 2441-005
Reminiscences of Various People about Tobey
undated
2/21-22 2441-005
Interview with Jack Cooper and Miscellaneous on Tobey
undated
2/23 2441-005
Miscellaneous on Tobey (mostly from interviews)
undated
3/1 2441-005
Miscellaneous Notes and Addresses Pertaining to Tobey
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/2-4 2441-005
Exhibition Catalogues and Notices of Mark Tobey
1956-1976, undated
3/5 2441-005
Invitations to Tobey Exhibitions
1971-1976
3/6-8 2441-005
Lists
Guests for Tobey Memorial Dinner
1976
Paintings of Tobey
undated
Members of Tobey's Ladies' Class
undated
Owners of Tobey Artworks
undated
Slides of Tobey
undated
Music of Mark Tobey
undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/25 2441-005
Manuscript Reproductions
4/26 2441-005
78 RPM Phonodisc, "Homage to Windsor Utley" and "Memories Are Hunting Horns"
Box/Folder Accession
3/9 2441-005
Book with Mark Tobey's Signature
1959
3/10 2441-005
Photocopied Photographs
1950s-1970s
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
3/11 2441-005
Tobey Deaccessioning at Seattle Art Museum
1975
3/12 2441-005
Tobey's Wills
1976
4/1-4 2441-005
Tobey, Mark - Miscellaneous
undated
4/5 2441-005
Various Individuals
undated
4/6 2441-005
Miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
4/7-8 2441-005
Ephemera
Scope and Content: Includes items regarding Mark Tobey.
1959, 1974-1976, undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 2441-005
Barrie, D.
1971
4/10 2441-005
Hallsten, Pehr
Box/Folder Accession
4/10 2441-005
Commencement Program
1952
4/11 2441-005
Exhibition Notices
1956-1971, undated
4/12 2441-005
Clippings and Signatures
1956-1962, undated
4/13 2441-005
Jacobson, Berthe Poncy (Claire)
1975, undated
4/14 2441-005
Juvonen, Helmi
1975-1976, undated
4/15 2441-005
Schaeffer, Rudolph
1976
4/16 2441-005
Seattle Arts Commission CETA Project
1975
Tobey, Mark
Box/Folder Accession
4/17 2441-005
Pike Place Market
1963-1971, undated
4/18 2441-005
Pacific Northwest Arts Center, Tobey Excursion and Exhibition
1974, undated
4/19 2441-005
"Tobey at 80" Party and Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum
1970
4/20 2441-005
Tributes after Tobey's Death
1976
4/21 2441-005
Memorial Celebration by Friends of Tobey
1976

Accession No. 2441-007: Betty Bowen papers, 1950-1977Return to Top

0.37 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Materials include a compilation of correspondence between Betty Bowen and Suzanne Huston Ettelson entitled Life, Letters and Other Fantasies, with introduction and annotations by Suzanne Huston Ettelson. Also included are photographs, a sketch of Betty Bowen Viewpoint in Marshall Park, and biographical information about Ettelson.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

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

Acquisition Info: Materials donated by Douglas Martin, 2018-01-26.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2441-007
Life, Letters and Other Fantasies: Introduction by Suzanne Huston, pages 1-4
undated
1/2 2441-007
Life, Letters and Other Fantasies: pages 5-246
1950-1956
1/3 2441-007
Life, Letters and Other Fantasies: pages 247-463
1957-July 1964
1/4 2441-007
Life, Letters and Other Fantasies: pages 464-670
August 1964-August 1967
1/5 2441-007
Life, Letters and Other Fantasies: pages 671-938
September 1967-January 1977
1/6 2441-007
Photographs
Scope and Content: Known individuals include Betty Bowen, Suzanne Huston, Zoe Kelly, Barry Farrell, Cecilia Schultz, Topper Martin, Jocelyn Martin, Mark Tobey (photocopy), Leo Kenney (photocopy), and Morris Graves (photocopy)
1951-1978
1/7 2441-007
Copy of sketch of Betty Bowen Viewpoint in Marshall Park
1977
1/8 2441-007
Biographical information about Suzanne Huston (provided by her son, Douglas Martin)
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art museums--Washington (State)
  • Art patrons--Washington (State)
  • Art, Modern--20th century
  • Artists
  • Arts--Washington (State)
  • Historic sites--Washington (State)
  • Hospitals--Washington (State)
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Public relations consultants--Washington (State)
  • Theater--Washington (State)
  • Women art patrons--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Bowen, Betty, 1919-1977--Archives
  • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986--Correspondence
  • Cumming, William--Correspondence
  • Gilkey, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1925-1997--Correspondence
  • Graves, Morris, 1910-2001--Correspondence
  • Hauberg, Anne Gould--Correspondence
  • Kenney, Leo, 1925-2001--Correspondence
  • Randlett, Mary, 1924---Correspondence
  • Robbins, Tom--Correspondence
  • Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963--Correspondence
  • Sund, Robert, 1929-2001--Correspondence
  • Tobey, Mark
  • Corporate Names :
  • Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc
  • American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
  • Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Pacific Northwest Arts Center (Seattle, Wash
  • PONCHO (Organization : Seattle, Wash.)
  • PONCHO (Organization : Seattle, Wash.). Theatre
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)
  • Seattle Historic Landmark and Compensation Task Force (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Records (Documents)
  • Sound recordings