Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, approximately 1955-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)
Title
Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records
Dates
approximately 1955-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.92 cubic feet (11 boxes plus 3 vertical files)
Collection Number
2514
Summary
Organization of professional crafts people
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

Northwest Designer-Craftsmen was founded by a small group of professional craftmen in 1955 to establish high standards of design, workmanship and business practices among craftsmen, to promote public interest in crafts, and to provide a voice for craftsmen in the area. Membership was limited to professional craftsmen, with associate membership possible for those otherwise involved with the crafts. Principle activities of the group have included organizing and participating collectively in shows (notably the 1961-1962 Seattle World's Fair), and general educational activity.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, agendas, constitution, financial records, biographical material on members, photographs, clippings, slides, exhibition catalog, fliers, newsletters, and videos. Also includes materials generated surrounding exhibitions and shows, including artist lists with artwork details.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2514-001: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, circa 1956-1972Return to Top

.83 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, constitution, financial records, biographical material on members, photographs, and slides.

Restrictions on Access: Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Northwest Designer Craftsmen, 1/5/1976.

Accession No. 2514-002: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, 1968-1980Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Biographical sketch and clippings of Karen Van Derpool.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Karen Van Derpool, 6/1/1976.

Accession No. 2514-003: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, 1968-1980Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Minutes.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 8/7/1984.

Accession No. 2514-004: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen exhibition catalog, 1990Return to Top

1 item

Scope and Content: Exhibition catalog, 1990.

Catalog from Bellevue Art Museum exhibition of March 1990.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by the Association, 8/17/1990.

Accession No. 2514-005: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, 1955-2012Return to Top

3.42 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Northwest Designer Craftsmen newsletters, organizational and administrative papers, correspondence, materials generated surrounding exhibitions and shows, the Living Treasures project, scrapbooks of organizational history, and media supporting club activities.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries, but rights of individual members of the organization are retained.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Northwest Designer-Craftsmen, September 2013.

Processing Info: Processed by Susan Fitch.

Container(s) Description Dates
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-4 2514-005
Newsletters
1957-1984
1/5 2514-005
Originals
1984
1/6-22 2514-005
Newsletters
1986; 1988-2010
Organization/Administration
Founding Documents
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 2514-005
Articles of Incorporation
1968
2/2 2514-005
Standing Rules
2007-2011
2/3 2514-005
Bylaws
1978-2011
Board
Box/Folder Accession
2/4-10 2514-005
Board meetings, minutes, and agendas
1992-2012
2/11 2514-005
Election of officers
1994
2/12 2514-005
Replacement of Treasurer & Education Chair
1995-1996
2/13 2514-005
Board Positions
2010
President
Box/Folder Accession
2/14-17 2514-005
Correspondence
1992-1994; 1996-1997; 2010-2011
2/18 2514-005
Documents
1994-1997
2/19 2514-005
President
1996-2000
2/20 2514-005
President's messages
2008-2009
Subject File
Box/Folder Accession
2/21 2514-005
NWDC history
undated
2/22 2514-005
Auction worksheets
1963-1966
2/23 2514-005
Website proposal
1997-1998
2/24-25 2514-005
Website
2004-2006; 2009-2010
2/26 2514-005
NWDC letterhead
undated
2/27 2514-005
Strategic Planning
2010
2/28 2514-005
Jurying Process discussion
2010
Membership meetings
Box/Folder Accession
2/29-30 2514-005
Member questionnaire re NWDC activities
undated, ; 1998
2/31-32 2514-005
General membership meeting minutes
1962-2010
Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
2/33-37 2514-005
Miscellaneous correspondence
1980-1982; 1988-1996; 2008-2009
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
2/38 2514-005
Financial statements
1962-1988
2/39 2514-005
Finances
1992-1994
2/40 2514-005
Budget
1994-1996
2/41 2514-005
Treasurer's Reports
1992-2006
2/42 2514-005
Treasurer's Statements
1995-1996
2/43 2514-005
Treasurer
1997-2002
2/44 2514-005
Finance Committee
1996-1997
2/45 2514-005
Finance Committee - Invested funds motions
1997-1998
2/46 2514-005
Finances
2008-2012
Exhibitions and Shows
General
Box/Folder Accession
2/47 2514-005
List of shows and exhibitions
1976-2012
2/48 2514-005
Programs Summary
1990-2000
2/49 2514-005
Documents re exhibitions
1997-2002
2/50 2514-005
Agenda & brochures for exhibitions
2007-2012
Catalogs/brochures
Box/Folder Accession
2/51-55 2514-005
NWDC Show catalogs/brochures
1954-1956; 1960-2011
Specific Exhibits
Box/Folder Accession
2/56 2514-005
1962 World's Fair Exhibition
1962
2/57 2514-005
Planning - NWDC Art Expo
1987
2/58 2514-005
Eastern Washington NWDC
1988-1990
2/59 2514-005
BAM (Bellevue Art Museum) Show
1990
2/60 2514-005
Ubiquitous Bead
1996
2/61 2514-005
Flower and Garden Show
1998
2/62 2514-005
Exhibition - NWDC Invitational
1998
2/63 2514-005
Life is Short project fundraiser
1999
2/64 2514-005
Richland Exhibit photos
2002
2/65 2514-005
Looking Forward Glancing Back: 50th Anniversary
2004
Living Treasures Project
Administration
Box/Folder Accession
3/1 2514-005
Video Project
2003
3/2 2514-005
Paid invoices
2002-2003
3/3 2514-005
Contributions
2002-2003
3/4 2514-005
Fundraising letters and materials
1999-2003
3/5 2514-005
Paid Invoices - Hauberg
2003-2004
3/6 2514-005
Contributions - Hauberg
2003-2004
3/7 2514-005
In kind
2001
3/8 2514-005
Hat show
2001
3/9 2514-005
Hat Bid sheets
2001
Grants
Box/Folder Accession
3/10 2514-005
Educational grants to other organizations, etc.
1986-1988
3/11 2514-005
SAC (Seattle Arts Commission)
2000
3/12 2514-005
KCAC (King County Arts Commission) Special Projects
1999-2000
3/13-14 2514-005
KCAC (King County Arts Commission)
2001; 2003
3/15 2514-005
King County Heritage
2003
3/16 2514-005
KCAC Special Projects
2003
3/17 2514-005
King County 4Culture
2008
3/18 2514-005
NEA 2000
1998-2000
3/19 2514-005
NEA 2002
2002
3/20 2514-005
NEH Challenge Grant
undated
3/21-22 2514-005
WSAC (Washington State Arts Commission)
2001-2002
3/23 2514-005
WSAC 2003 PSP
2003
Foundations
Box/Folder Accession
3/24 2514-005
Alhadeff
1999-2000
3/25-28 2514-005
Allen Foundation
1999-2003
3/29 2514-005
Allied Arts
2000-2001
3/30 2514-005
American Craft Council
2001-2002
3/31 2514-005
BKB Gallery
2001
3/32 2514-005
Boeing
2003
3/33 2514-005
Dimmer
undated
3/34 2514-005
Fales
2001
3/35 2514-005
Florsheim
2000-2001
3/36 2514-005
Foundation Info No Go
2001
3/37 2514-005
Friends of Fiber Arts
2001
3/38 2514-005
Kongsgaard Goldman
1999
3/39 2514-005
Lockwood Foundation
2001
3/40 2514-005
MacArthur Foundation
undated
3/41 2514-005
Matching Gifts
1998-2002
3/42 2514-005
Metals Guild
2000
3/43 2514-005
Microsoft Matching Gifts
2000-2003
3/44 2514-005
Norcliffe Foundation
2002
3/45 2514-005
Poncho
2002-2003
3/46 2514-005
Safeco
1998-2001
3/47 2514-005
Seattle Foundation
2001
3/48 2514-005
Weyerhaeuser
2001
3/49 2514-005
Wyman Youth Trust
2000
Historical Material
50th Anniversary Material
1955-2005
Box/Folder Accession
3/50 2514-005
History
3/51 2514-005
Artists' profiles
3/52 2514-005
Exhibitions
3/53 2514-005
Bylaws, budget reports, and correspondence
3/54 2514-005
Social events and Living Treasure video project
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 2514-005
World's Fair Exhibit - Artists' profiles
1961-1962
Images of artists' work and profiles
1973-2004?
Box/Folder Accession
4/2 2514-005
Basketry
4/3 2514-005
Beadwork
4/4 2514-005
Ceramics
4/5 2514-005
Enamel
4/6 2514-005
Feltmaking
4/7 2514-005
Fiber assemblages
4/8 2514-005
Fish skins
4/9 2514-005
Metalwork
4/10 2514-005
Rugs
4/11 2514-005
Sculpture
5/1 2514-005
Silversmith
5/2 2514-005
Tapestry
5/3 2514-005
Textiles
5/4 2514-005
Weaving
5/5 2514-005
Woodworking
5/6 2514-005
Miscellany
Multimedia
Membership
Box/Folder Accession
5/7 2514-005
Lisel Salzer: Her Art and the Revival of Limoges Enamel - 1 videocassette
1986
5/7 2514-005
Membership meeting, Frye Museum - 1 DVD
Jan. 11, 2011
Exhibit
Box/Folder Accession
5/7 2514-005
Richland - 1 CD ROM
Scope and Content: Unlabeled photos
2004
5/7 2514-005
Bellingham - 1 CD ROM
Scope and Content: Unlabeled photos from 1999 and 2000
2005
5/7 2514-005
BAM - 1 CD ROM
Scope and Content: unlabeled photos
Oct. 26, 2005
5/7 2514-005
Things we hunt - 1 CD ROM
Scope and Content: labeled publicity photos of works
July 5, 2010
Living Treasures
Box/Folder Accession
5/7 2514-005
Seven Living Treasures of American Craft - 1 DVD
Scope and Content: compilation of Living Treasures profiles
circa 2000

Accession No. 2514-006: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, 2012-2014Return to Top

0.72 cubic feet (2 boxes) includes 11 CDs

Scope and Content: Assorted correspondence, artist statements and resumes, artist lists with artwork details, entrant (artist) scores, meeting notes, time and budget estimates, contracts, membership records, venue records, curator records, catalog design records, exhibition master list, catalog images/edits, and final catalog related to the following exhibition committees: "The Clay Edge", "Touchable", "Holiday Show", "Special Event Honoring Evert Sodergren", "There's Something in my Garden", Tangible Evidence", "A Body of Adornment", and "Reaching Beyond Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60". Also includes 11 supplemental disks and USB.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's (NWDC) literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Work of individual NWDC members not transferred.

Acquisition Info: Donated by: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen, via Ron Pascho, 2016-02-09

Container(s) Description Dates
Series 1: The Clay Edge - Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA
March 2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2012
1/2 2514-006
Printed Artists Lists
2012
2/9 2514-006
USB Containing Electronic Images and other Data
2012
Series 2: Touchable - Maude Kerns Gallery, Eugene OR
May 2012-June 2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2012
1/4 2514-006
Printed Artists Lists
2012
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2012
Series 3: Holiday Show - Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA
November 2012 - January 2013
Box/Folder Accession
1/5 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2011-2012
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2012
Series 4: Evert Sodergren- A Living Treasure - Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, Seattle WA
February 2016
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2013
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2013
Series 5: There's Something in my Garden - Allied Arts Association, Richland WA
August 2013-September 2013
Box/Folder Accession
1/7 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2013
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2013
Series 6: Tangible Evidence - Schack Art Center, Everett WA
March 2014-April 2014
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2014
1/9 2514-006
Printed Artists Lists
2014
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2014
Series 7: A Body of Adornment - The Art Stop, Tacoma WA
July 2014
Box/Folder Accession
1/10 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2014
2/9 2514-006
Electronic Images and Other Data
2014
Series 8: Reaching Beyond NWDC at 60
September 2014-January 2015
Box/Folder Accession
1/11 2514-006
Printed Correspondence
2014-2015
1/12 2514-006
Printed Correspondence - Membership
2014-2015
1/13 2514-006
Printed Correspondence - Time and Budget Estimates
2014-2015
1/14 2514-006
Printed Correspondence - Meeting Notes
2011-2013
1/15 2514-006
Selection of Whatcom Museum as Venue
2011-2012
1/16 2514-006
Selection of Ben Mitchell as Curator
2012
1/17 2514-006
Selection of Juried Art Services (JAS) To Process Entries
2012-2013
1/18 2514-006
Selection of Phil Kovacevich to Design Catalog
2012-2014
1/19 2514-006
Contracts
2014
2/1 2514-006
Exhibition Entrant Scores and Final Artists List
2013
2/2 2514-006
Exhibition Master List
2014
2/3 2514-006
Exhibition Artist Statements and Resumes
2014
2/4 2514-006
Exhibition Details and Other Supporting Information
2014
2/5 2514-006
Catalog Supporting Information
2012-2013
2/6 2514-006
Catalog Images From Juried Art Services
2014
2/7 2514-006
Catalog Edits
2014
2/8 2514-006
Final Catalog and Exhibition Checklist
2/9 2514-006
CDs Containing Information for Various Aspects of the 60th Anniversary Exhibition and Catalog
2014
2/9 2514-006
USB Containing Exhibition and Catalog Information
2014

Accession No. 2514-007: Northwest Designer-Craftsmen records, 2007-2017Return to Top

0.95 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, fliers, administrative documents, 12 VHS, 9 DVDs, 4 CDS, and 2 USB drives.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's (NWDC) literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Work of individual NWDC members not transferred.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Sharrey Dore

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2514-007
Membership Directory
2007
1 2514-007
Standing Rules for Lifetime and Honorary Membership Nominations
2007, 2011
1 2514-007
Motions (compiled)
2007-2008
1 2514-007
Documents about NWDC archives
2008-2012
1 2514-007
NWDC and Bellevue Arts Museum proposal by Megan Corwin
2010
1 2514-007
Correspondence
2011-2012
1 2514-007
Meeting Agendas
2011
1 2514-007
Agenda for Exhibitions
circa 2012
1 2514-007
Titles of exhibits and venues
2012
1 2514-007
Seattle Magazine article about Jean Griffith
2012
1 2514-007
Meeting Minutes
2012
1 2514-007
Board members list
2012
1 2514-007
Financial documents: profits and losses
2012
1 2514-007
Emails/fliers of Volunteer Coordinator
2015-2016
1 2514-007
Waiver Release Forms (signed by artists)
2016
1 2514-007
Exhibition Guidelines
undated
1 2514-007
Bellevue Art Museum flier for Chris Maynard
undated
1 2514-007
Mission Statement and Living Treasure Project
undated
1 2514-007
DVD of membership meeting at Frye Museum
January 30, 2011
1 2514-007
CDs of meeting minutes, board jobs, newsletters, and other files
circa 2011-2017
1 2514-007
USB: History and photographs
undated
1 2514-007
USB: Administrative documents, newsletters, and other files
undated
1 2514-007
Documents related to the 60th Anniversary of the NWDC
2014-2015
1 2514-007
Speeches by Lois Harbaug
2015-2016
1 2514-007
USB and disk
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "7 Living Treasures of American Craft: Harold Balzs, Russell Day, Virginia Harvey, Anne Gould Hauberg, Evert Sodergren, Ramona Solberg, Robert Sperry"
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Harold Balazs - Creating Wonder" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Russell Day - Living Art" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Virginia Harvey - A Legacy in Fiber Arts" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Anne Gould Hauberg - Visionary" by Kay D. Ray
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Evert Sodergren - Master Woodworker" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Ramona Solberg - Jeweler, Teacher, Traveler" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
DVD: "Living Treasures: Robert Sperry - A Northwest Master" by Anne Coppel
undated
2 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Harold Balazs - Creating Wonder" by Anne Coppel
2001
2 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Russell Day - Living Art" by Anne Coppel
2000
2 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Virginia Harvey - A Legacy in Fiber Arts" by Anne Coppel
2002
2 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Anne Gould Hauberg - Visionary" by Kay D. Ray
undated
2 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Evert Sodergren - Master Woodworker" by Anne Coppel (Master)
2002
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Evert Sodergren - Master Woodworker" by Anne Coppel (Clone)
2002
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Ramona Solberg - Jeweler, Teacher, Traveler" by Anne Coppel (Master)
2000
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Ramona Solberg - Jeweler, Teacher, Traveler" by Anne Coppel (Master)
2000
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Robert Sperry - A Northwest Master" by Anne Coppel (Master)
2001
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Robert Sperry - A Northwest Master" by Anne Coppel (Duplicate Master)
2001
3 2514-007
VHS: "Living Treasures: Robert Sperry - A Northwest Master" by Anne Coppel (Duplicate Obsolete Master)
1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artisans--Northwest, Pacific
  • Handicraft--Northwest, Pacific
  • Workmanship--Study and teaching--Northwest, Pacific
  • Corporate Names :
  • Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Archives
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Catalogs
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Congresses
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Correspondence
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Exhibitions
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Finance
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Membership
  • Northwest Designer-Craftsmen (Association)--Photographs