Ewen Dingwall and Paul Thiry Oral History Interviews on Century 21 and Seattle Center, 1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Center Foundation
Title
Ewen Dingwall and Paul Thiry Oral History Interviews on Century 21 and Seattle Center
Dates
1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 audiocassettes
Collection Number
Lib1992.39
Summary
Interviews with Ewen Dingwall and Paul Thiry about the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair) and Seattle Center
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

Access to the original analog recordings is restricted due to lack of playback equipment. Contact repository for more information.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding to inventory, assess preservation concerns, and rehouse the collection was provided through a 2019 grant awarded by 4Culture.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of two interviews conducted by Lorraine McConaghy for the Seattle Center Foundation with Ewen Dingwall and Paul Thiry concerning their impressions of the development of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair) and subsequent Seattle Center. Ewen Dingwall's interviews took place on May 28, 1991 and August 6, 1991. Paul Thiry's interviews took place on November 1, 1991.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Transcripts available for both interviews; restrictions may apply.

Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Ewen Dingwall and Paul Thiry Oral History Interviews on Century 21 and Seattle Center, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Lib1992.39.1: Oral history interview with Ewen Dingwall
4 audiocassettes (analog)
Interview with Ewen C. Dingwall, known as the mastermind of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. He started his career at the Seattle Municipal League, the Washington Research Council, and served as an assistant to Mayor William Devin. He was appointed Vice President and Executive Director of the Century 21 Exposition and Executive Director of the Seattle Civic Center Advisory Board.
Transcript for August 6 interview: restrictions may apply
1991 May 28 and August 6
Lib1992.39.2: Oral history interview with Paul Thiry
2 audiocassettes (analog)
Interview with Paul Thiry, the principal architect of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and a major proponent of architectural modernism in the Pacific Northwest. He designed the Washington State Pavilion (now Key Arena), MOHAI's former home in Montlake, and the Frye Art Museum.
Transcript: restrictions may apply
1991 November 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
  • City planning--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Seattle Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dingwall, Ewen C., 1913-1996 (creator)
    • Thiry, Paul, 1904-1993 (creator)