"What Is So Great About Seattle?" film, approximately 1967  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Basetti, Fred
"What Is So Great About Seattle?" film
approximately 1967 (inclusive)
1 film reel (630 feet) ; 16mm
Collection Number
A film created by Fred Bassetti about the city of Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Original film is not available due to preservation concerns, a patron viewing copy is available (VC462)


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

"What Is So Great About Seattle?" is a film produced by Fred Bassetti as part of Action: Better City, a volunteer effort initiated in Seattle in 1967. It involved "a band of some fifty architects and planners" in a study of their city. Fred Bassetti developed support for the program and the presentation of its results at a major public gathering in 1967, with visions documented in an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, a film ("What is so great about Seattle?"), a 64-page booklet, and a cover article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Northwest Today, May 26, 1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

A film produced by Fred Bassetti as part of the Action: Better City program.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Basetti, Fred--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Motion pictures

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)