Bette Anderson photograph collection, circa 1930s-1960s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Anderson, Bette
Bette Anderson photograph collection
circa 1930s-1960s (inclusive)
475 photographic prints
2 slides
1 reel film ; 16 mm
Collection Number
Photographs and other materials documenting the life of actress Bette Anderson
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

Access to portions of the collection may be restricted. Contact Special Collections for more information.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Bette Anderson was an actress involved in many theater activities in Washington State, where she was on the staff of the Seattle Repertory Playhouse from 1937-1950, and in Canada, where she participated in the Association Internationale Du Theatre Pour L'enfance et la Jeunesse, 1967-1970; Canadian Child and Youth Drama Association, 1962-1970; and Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department, 1950-1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of black and white photographs, slides, film and ephemera that document Bette's Anderson's stage and personal life.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Personal and family photographs circa 1930s-1960s
2 Photographs of Bette Anderson during her theatrical career circa 1930s-1960s
3 Seattle Repertory Playhouse Productions
  • 1932-33 Lilliom
  • 1933-34 No More Frontier
  • 1938-39 Judgement Day
  • 1938-39 American Made
  • 1939-40 My Hearts in the Highlands
  • 1940-41 Peer Gynt
  • 1940-41 Tony Draws a Horse
  • 1941-42 Time of Your Life
  • 1941-42 Man Who Came To Dinner
  • 1941-42 Suspect
  • 1942-43 Walrus and the Carpenter
  • 1942-43 My Dear Children
  • 1943-44 Village Green
  • 1945-46 Over 21
  • 1945-46 Once upon a Clothesline
  • 1946-47 Our Town
  • 1946-47 Merry Wives of Windsor
  • 1946-47 Man Who Came to Dinner
  • 1947-48 Twelfth Night
4-5 Unidentified theater productions circa 1930s-1960s
6 Edmonton Theater for Children circa 1930s-1960s
7 Unidentified theater productions
2 mounted color photographs
circa 1930s-1960s
8 Burton W. James - portraits circa 1930s-1960s
9 Henrik Ibsen - drawing circa 1930s-1960s
10 Ephemera circa 1930s-1960s
reel reel of film circa 1930s-1960s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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