Seattle Arts Commission and Municipal Art Commission Annual Reports, 1955-[ongoing]  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Seattle Arts Commission and Municipal Art Commission Annual Reports
Dates
1955-[ongoing] (inclusive)
Quantity
.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-I2
Summary
Annual reports of the Seattle Arts Commission and its predecessor, the Municipal Art Commission.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Arts Commission (SAC), an advisory body of fifteen members appointed by the Mayor, was established in 1971 to support public arts programs and promote public awareness of the performing and fine arts. Staff support was originally provided by the Seattle Center. In 1973, SAC began administering the City's One Percent for Art Program. SAC replaced the Municipal Arts Commission (created in 1955 through Ordinance 84162), which advised City government regarding the artistic and cultural development of the City. In 1957, the advisory responsibility of the Commission was extended to recommendations regarding the design of new physical structures to be constructed in the City. In 1961, the Commission's responsibilities were broadened to include historic preservation recommendations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Annual reports of the Seattle Arts Commission and its predecessor organization, the Municipal Art Commission, date from 1955 to 1984; researchers should note there is a gap from 1962 to 1980. Early reports discuss goals of the Commission, recommendations for projects and programs, and actions taken in the areas of art, music, dance, theatre, and general City beautification through the planting of trees, plants, and flowers, the installation of public art, and enhancements to Seattle parks and waterfronts.

Reports from the 1980s include organization charts, budget information, and descriptions of programs such as One Percent for Art, Artists in the City, and the Neighborhood Arts program, among others.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Arts Commission and Municipal Art Commission Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-I2. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Seattle Arts Commission and Municipal Art Commission Annual Reports, 1955-[ongoing]Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Municipal Art Commission Annual Report
1955
1/1
Municipal Art Commission Annual Report
1956
1/1
Municipal Art Commission Annual Report
1960
1/1
Municipal Art Commission Annual Report
1962
1/2
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1980
1/2
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1981
1/2
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1982
1/2
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1983
1/2
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1984
1/3
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1987
1/4
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
199
1/4
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1992
1/4
Seattle Arts Commission Annual Report
1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art commissions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Art, Municipal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Arts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Community arts projects--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Performing arts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Artists in the City Program (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Neighborhood Arts Program (Seattle, Wash.)
  • One Percent for Art (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle Arts Commission (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Municipal Art Commission (creator)