Harbor Club Seattle records, 1958-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Harbor Club (Seattle, Wash.)
Harbor Club Seattle records
1958-2015 (inclusive)
2.21 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number
6004 (Accession No. 6004-001)
Records relating to a luncheon club that served as a gathering place for Seattle business leaders
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

No restrictions on access.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

In 1959, a group of business leaders in Seattle came together with one goal- to create one of the finest executive luncheon clubs in the country in the tradition of New York and Chicago. To quote the original founding concept from April 1959: "this club will provide the ideal location for a business conference, rendezvous with friends, or for just relaxing over a fine luncheon beautifully served." On June 10, 1960, The Harbor Club opened its doors on the top floor of the newly built Norton Building in the heart of Seattle's financial district. With sweeping views from Mt. Rainier to the Olympic Peninsula, it quickly gained popularity as a gathering place for business leaders in Seattle. Over the years, The Harbor Club hosted ambassadors from around the world, served as the backdrop for Seattle landmark business deals and became an institution on the Seattle waterfront.

- Retreived from Harbor Club website

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Founding documents, club history documents, membership rosters, member lists (with contact details), menus, banquet event orders, event invitations, guest books, newsletters, annual reports, scrapbook, brochures, promotional materials, membership communications, membership survey, corporate member strategic questionnaire, board record (Long Range Planning Committee), publications featuring members, and miscellaneous reports and communications. Also includes documents related to: the introduction of women as members, the 50th anniversary, KingDome Implosion Party, Bellevue closure, The Lakes Club, and Regatta Drive.

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Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Printed Mentions and Advertisements 1995-2014
1/2 Misc. Reports and Correspondence 1960-2013
1/3 Introduction of Women as Members 1975
1/4 Annual Reports 1989-1996
1/5 Newsletters 1987-2012
1/6 King Dome Implosion Party 2000
1/7 50th Anniversary Documents 2010
1/8 Publications Featuring Members 1993-2000
1/9 Guestbook 2010
1/10 Corporate Member Response Strategic Questionnaire 2005
1/11 Moss Adams Master Due Account 2012
1/12 Bellevue Closure Auction 2014
1/13 The Lakes Club documents 1989-2014
1/14 Board Records - Long Range Planning Committee 1997-2000
1/15 Brochures no date
1/16 Membership/Promotional Materials 1994
1/17 Membership Survey documents 1996
1/18 Regatta Membership Drive 1998-1999
1/19 Menus, Event Invitations, Membership Communications 1987-1988
1/20 Menus, Banquet Event Orders 1960-1963
1/21 Catering Menus 2002
1/22 Club History 1961
1/23 Founding Documents 1958-1960
1/24 Member Lists 1961-2013
1/25 Membership Rosters 1960-2012
2/1 Waiters Book no date
2/2 Harbor Club Menus 1980s-2015
2/3 The Lakes Club Menu 1980s
2/4 Harbor Club Menus 1962-2015
3 Scrapbook 1960-20
4 Members Preview Reception Guestbook 1960-2010

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businesspeople--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Dinners and dining--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Menus--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Private clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Restaurants--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Social integration--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Harbor Club (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Kingdome (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Norton Building (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Ephemera
  • Menus
  • Newsletters
  • Records (Documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)