Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Music Program Records, 1975-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Music Program Records
Dates
1975-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.6 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
5807-07
Summary
Records concerning concerts sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Music Advisory Council.
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 processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains the City's parks, shorelines, and boulevards; and administers community centers, public golf courses, and other athletic and cultural facilities. Seattle's first park was established in 1884 after David Denny donated land to the City for that purpose. At that time, a three-member park committee, with limited authority, was created to manage the nascent park system. A Board of Parks Commissioners was established in 1890 with control over all public parks and authority to appoint a Parks Superintendent. In 1896, the City Charter created the position of Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks. The Parks Department became a separate entity in 1904. In 1926, a City Charter amendment abolished the position of Superintendent, distributing its responsibilities between the Head Gardener and the Landscape Architect. A 1948 City Charter amendment required the Board of Park Commissioners to appoint a park superintendent to administer the department. In 1967, another City Charter Amendment reconstituted the Board as an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, changed the agency name to Department of Parks and Recreation, and placed fiscal and operational administration under the superintendent. In 1902 the City hired the Olmsted Brothers, the country's premier landscape architectural firm, to design a parks and boulevards system. Although not all of the plan was implemented, the Olmsted legacy is evident in many of Seattle's parks and boulevards. The City acquired significant amounts of property for park purposes following the turn of the 20th Century, but in 1926 further acquisition was limited by a City Charter amendment that stipulated only money in the Park Fund could be used for that purpose. However, in the 1970s the Forward Thrust Bond issue, along with federal grants and the Seattle Model City Program, supported the largest expansion of the Park system in Seattle history. These programs funded more than 70 new parks and park facilities. The Department manages over 6,000 acres of park land, over two dozen community centers, five municipal golf courses, the Aquarium, and many other recreational and athletic facilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Department’s Performing and Visual Arts staff relating to music programming. Also contains records of the Music Advisory Council, which acted in a consultative and resource capacity to the Department. Records include memoranda, minutes, correspondence, photographs, financial records, clippings and promotional materials concerning a range of concert series as well as program operations. Other topics include budgets and park music policy.

For related records documenting the administration of the Performing and Visual Arts Program, see record series 5807-14

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation Music Program Records , Record Series 5807-07. 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.

Music Advisory Council Records, 1975-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Budget Cuts
1981
1/2
Correspondence, Music Advisory Council
1981-1985
1/3
Funding Applications and Correspondence
1987-1990
1/4
Grants Submitted by Music Advisory Council for 1985 Programs
1984-1985
1/5
Grants Submitted by Music Advisory Council for 1986 Programs
1985-1986
1/6
Grants Submitted by Music Advisory Council for 1987 Programs
1986
1/7
Grants and Proposals, Music Advisory Council
1985
1/8
History and Function, Music Advisory Council
1976-1984
1/9
Internal Revenue Service Status, Music Advisory Council
1977-1984
1/10
Membership Information, Music Advisory Council
1975-1988
1/11
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1977-1980
1/12
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1981
1/13
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1982-1983
1/14
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1984
2/1
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1985
2/2
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1986
2/3
Proceedings and Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1987
2/4
Proceedings, Music Advisory Council
1988
2/5
Minutes, Music Advisory Council
1989
2/6
Solicitations For Contributions, Music Advisory Council
1984-1987

Project Records, 1976-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/7
Bumbershoot
1980
2/8
Chamber Music Festival Northwest, Museum of History and Industry
1980-1981
2/9
Christmas Ship Disbursements
1984
2/10
Fourth of July Concert, Seattle Concert Band
1981-1982
2/11
Freeway Park Concert Series
1981
2/12
Gasworks Park Concerts
1980-1982
2/13
Gasworks Park Concerts
1983-1984
2/14
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1985
2/15
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1986
2/16
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1987
2/17
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1988
3/1
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1989
3/2
Good Shepherd Center Summer Music Concerts
1990
3/3
Jazz at Poncho
1981
3/4
KZAM Sock Hop
1981
3/4
Music in the Park
1980-1982
3/6
Music Rendezvous, International Chamber Music Orchestra Festival
1981-1982
3/7
Music Rendezvous, Ticket Sales
1980-1982
3/8
Occidental Park Concert Series, Jazz in the Park (Incl. Photographs)
1981
3/9
Out to Lunch Concerts
1981-1983
3/10
Pacific Rim Concerts
1985
3/11
Photographs - Philadelphia String Quartet, Other Performers and Concerts
undated
3/12
Pier 57 Performance Space
1981-1984
3/13
Pier 57 Proposed Music Facility
1979
3/14
Pier 57 Public Space
1985
3/15
Pier 57 Summer Concerts (Includes Photographs)
1981
3/16
Poncho Concert Proposals
1978-1981
3/17
Poncho Concerts
1976-1981
4/1
Joel Salsman - Alan Hovhaness Concert, Poncho Theater (Includes Photograph)
1981
4/2
Sea Festival Concerts
1981
4/3
Seattle Chamber Music Series, Museum of History and Industry, Sunday Evening Spring Concerts (Incl. Photograph)
1981
4/4
Senior Concerts, Chamber Music Festival Northwest
1980-1981
4/5
Street Musicians Project
1985
4/6
Swiss Chamber Orchestra
1981-1982
4/7
Union Concerts, Musicians Local 76
1980
4/8
Volunteer Park Concert Series
1981
4/9
Youth Correctional Facility Concert
1981

Performing and Visual Arts Staff Administrative Records, 1977-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/10
Concert Inquiries
1982
4/11
Douglas Dillon Embezzlement and Restitution
1980-1987
4/12
Financial Records
1977-1982
4/13
Music Mess - Christmas Ship
1981
4/14
Music Policy For Parks
1979-1983
4/15
Music Policy For Park Facilities
1983
4/16
Music Policy For Park Facilities / Rock Music
1983
4/17
Music Specialist Position
1977-1984
4/18
News Releases - Music Concerts
1982-1985
4/19
Noise Ordinance
1979-1983
4/20
Reports/Memos - John Chambless
1980
4/21
Reports - Louis B. Richmond
1980-1981
4/22
Rock Music
1979
4/23
Sound Equipment
1982-1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Music--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Chambless, John
  • Richmond, Louis B.
  • Salsman, Joel
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)