Department of Parks and Recreation Bumbershoot Festival Records, 1973-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Department of Parks and Recreation Bumbershoot Festival Records
Dates
1973-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
13 black and white photographic prints, (13 black and white contact sheets), (approximately 250 color slides)
.8 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5807-05
Summary
Records of the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation relating to the Bumbershoot Festival. Includes paper records and photographs dating from 1974 to 1976.
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
Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Bumbershoot, also known as the Seattle Festival for the Arts, was first organized in 1971. The festival features regional and national visual and performing arts. By 1973, Bumbershoot was a 10-day event with attendance at over 100,000; in 1977, it became a four-day festival held at the Seattle Center during Labor Day weekend. Originally free to the public, Bumbershoot began charging admission in 1980. Between 1971 and 1976 it was sponsored by the Seattle Center, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Seattle Arts Commission.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bumbershoot records of the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation date from 1973 to 1976 and include minutes from the Executive Committee, a committee coordinating the three sponsoring agencies, and minutes for the Advisory Committee, a citizens' committee providing input on the Festival. However, a complete set of minutes does not exist for either committee. Also included are budget information, press releases, evaluations, and other information on the festival. The records primarily reflect the involvement of Theresa Dinwiddie, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the Department of Parks and Recreation, in Bumbershoot.

Also included in the collection are photographs of the festival, including 3x5” black and white prints from 1974, black and white contact sheets for 1975, and approximately 250 color slides documenting the festival from 1973 to 1975.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

For text materials:

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Bumbershoot Festival Records, Record Series 5807-05. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

For photographs:

[Title of image, date. Item number.] Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Bumbershoot Festival Records, Record Series 5807-05. 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.

Bumbershoot Festival, 1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Brochures/Programs
1974
1/2
Budget
1974
1/3
Correspondence
1974
Box/Folder
1/4
Dance
1974
1/5
Evaluations
1974
1/6
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
1974
1/7
Committee Members and Program Coordinators
1974
1/8
Master Schedule
1974
1/9
Music
1974
1/10
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1974
Box/Folder
1/11
Press Releases
1974
1/12
Video Documentation and Black and White Photographs
1974

Bumbershoot Festival, 1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/13
Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
1975
1/14
Advisory and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
1974-1975
1/15
Budget
1975
1/16
Brochures
1975
1/17
Correspondence
1974-1975
1/18
Evaluations
1975
1/19
General Information
1975
1/20
Organization Charts
1975
1/21
Photographers' Assignments and Black and White Contact Sheets
1975
2/1
Press Releases
1975
2/2
Weekly Reports
1975

Bumbershoot Festival, 1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/3
Advisory Committee Minutes
1976
2/4
Correspondence
1975-1976
2/5
Evaluations
1976
2/6
Dance, Visual Arts, Theater
1976
2/6
Press Releases
1976
2/8
Budget
1976

Color SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Color slides
1973-1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art festivals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Music festivals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Performing arts festivals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Dinwiddie, Theresa
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Contact sheets
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Department of Parks and Recreation (creator)
    • Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle, Wash.). Advisory Committee (creator)
    • Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle, Wash.). Executive Committee (creator)