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Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1893-1989

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cornish School of Allied Arts (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Cornish School of Allied Arts records
Dates
1893-1989
Quantity
approximately 39.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
2654
Summary
Records of Seattle school of the arts
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Some records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Cornish School of Allied Arts was founded by Nellie C. Cornish in 1914 as the Cornish School of Music, located in the Booth Building at Broadway and Pine Street in Seattle. Nellie Cornish wanted to educate artists through exposure to all art forms, and within the next few years, expanded the curriculum to offer courses in dance, visual arts, theater, and design. The school became the first in the western United States to offer comprehensive training in all of the arts.

Nellie Cornish recruited both famous and unknown artists for her faculty, including painter Mark Tobey, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, and artists fleeing from the Russian revolution, such as Peter Merenblum. Her focus, however, was not to bring art to a privileged elite, but to nurture creativity in the average person and enrich the lives of all, not just the talented, by means of art.

After World War I, and faced with the Cornish School's impending financial crisis, a group of prominent, welthy women and their husbands formed a Board of Trustees to raise funds for a new facility. In 1921, the School moved to a new, picturesque building on East Roy Street, with Nellie Cornish living in an upstairs apartment.

While the School's programs flourished, Cornish faced repeated financial crises. In 1924, with the school unable to pay the mortgage on its property, a group of benefactors formed the non-profit Cornish School Foundation to manage finances, and named Nellie Cornish the lifetime director of educational programs, working in coordination with the Foundation's Board of Trustees and the Women's Advisory Committee. After 1939, with the resignation of Nellie Cornish, a Faculty governing Board directed the school until 1946. The Music and Art Foundation, a women's civic organization formed in 1923 to encourage young people to develop their creative and artistic talents, assumed ownership and administrative responsibility of the Cornish School in 1954.

In 1977, Cornish School of Allied Arts became Cornish Institute of Allied Arts, a fully accredited college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. In 1986, the college was renamed the Cornish College of the Arts. Cornish College opened a new campus in downtown Seattle in 2003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, reports, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, phonodiscs, film, catalogues; 1893-1989.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Accession No. 2654-001: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1893-1978 (bulk 1955-1973)Return to Top

approximately 26 cubic feet (33 boxes plus scrapbook, phonodiscs and oversize materials)
Arrangement: Arranged in 4 series:
  • Cornish School of Allied Arts
  • Cornish School Of Allied Arts, Registrar
  • Miss Aunt Nellie: The Autobiography Of Nellie C. Cornish
  • Music and Art Foundation

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, reports, scrapbooks, phonodiscs, audio tape, film, photos, catalogues; 1916-1975, 1978.

The main body of the materials, Cornish School of Allied Arts series, documents the operations of the school, except for the functions administered by the Registrar. Records generated and accumulated by the latter have been arranged in a separate series.

The Miss Aunt Nellie series includes three drafts of Nellie Cornish's manuscripts. Most correspondence in this series relates to the Cornish Alumni Association, which, after Ms. Cornish's death, carried on the effort to get the manuscript published.

Materials in the Music and Art Foundation series document the Foundation's administration of Cornish since it assumed ownership in 1954.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Cornish School via Ron McComb, Doris Tuck, Melvin Strauss, March 1, 1976

Processing Info: Student registration records in boxes 31-39 were returned to Cornish in July 1985, resulting in a gap in box numbers between box 30 and box 40.

One scrapbook regarding Bellingham musical events was transferred to Western Washington University with permission of Ron McComb in October 1979.

Processing Info: Photographs have been relocated to the Cornish School Photograph Collection, PH Coll 235.

Container(s) Description Dates
Cornish School of Allied Arts
Box/Folder
1/1-3a 2654-001
Biographical and historical features
45 items
1921-1978, undated
Organizational materials
Box/Folder
1/4 2654-001
Cornish School of Music
13 items
1921 September 23
1/5 2654-001
Cornish School
30 items
1921-1922
1/6 2654-001
Cornish School Foundation
1 item
undated
1/7 2654-001
Cornish School Foundation, Board of Trustees
9 items
1932-1938
1/8 2654-001
Cornish School, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors
5 items
1968
1/9 2654-001
Cornish faculty, staff, and committees
11 items
1958-1961, undated
1/10 2654-001
Cornish faculty
5 items
1958, 1966, 1970
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
1/11 2654-001
A, Miscellaneous
6 items
1935, 1959-1964
1/12 2654-001
Bernac, Pierre
7 items
1958-1959
1/13 2654-001
B, Miscellaneous
9 items
1940, 1957-1972
1/14 2654-001
Cornish, Nellie C.
2 items
1945
1/15 2654-001
C-D, Miscellaneous
13 items
1927, 1958-1966, undated
1/16 2654-001
E, Miscellaneous
2 items
1960, 1965
1/17 2654-001
Fonaroff, Nina
6 items
1934-1935
1/18 2654-001
F, Miscellaneous
6 items
1958, 1965-1969
1/19 2654-001
G, Miscellaneous
5 items
1956-1962, undated
1/20 2654-001
Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black, & Perkins
9 items
1954-1965
1/21 2654-001
H, Miscellaneous
10 items
1956-1967, undated
1/22 2654-001
I-J, Miscellaneous
7 items
1956-1964
1/23 2654-001
Kerry, Olive
5 items
1959-1963, undated
1/24 2654-001
K-L, Miscellaneous
6 items
1960-1969, undated
1/25 2654-001
Music and Art Foundation
21 items
1956-1972, undated
1/26 2654-001
M, Miscellaneous
10 items
1922, 1956-1961, undated
1/27 2654-001
New York Life Insurance Company
16 items
1921, 1933-1945
1/28 2654-001
N, Miscellaneous
7 items
1962-1971
1/29 2654-001
O-P, Miscellaneous
15 items
1941, 1943, 1958-1969, undated
1/30 2654-001
Riddell, Williams, Voorhees, Ivie & Bullitt
3 items
1968-1969
1/31 2654-001
R, Miscellaneous
6 items
1958-1969
1/32 2654-001
Sackett, Martha
5 items
1964, 1967
1/33 2654-001
Schultz, Willard
4 items
1969-1972
1/34 2654-001
Seattle Fire Department
6 items
1956, 1962-1965
1/35 2654-001
S, Miscellaneous
31 items
1945, 1950-1969, undated
1/36 2654-001
T, Miscellaneous
4 items
1958, 1964-1965
1/37 2654-001
United States State Department
1 item
1964
1/38 2654-001
United States Treasury Department
2 items
1923-1924
1/39 2654-001
United States Veterans Administration
12 items
1951-1956
1/40 2654-001
Washington Public Instruction Superintendent
6 items
1954-1955
1/41 2654-001
University of Washington
3 items
1962-1972
1/42 2654-001
U-Y, Miscellaneous
18 items
1929, 1935, 1947-1971, undated
1/43 2654-001
Unidentified
4 items
1953, 1957, undated
Box/Folder
21/1-3/18 2654-001
Outgoing letters
1454 items
1925-1973, undated
4/1-5/4 2654-001
General correspondence
366 items
1943, 1956-1971
5/5-11 2654-001
Interoffice correspondence
177 items
1931-1943, 1956-1972, undated
5/12-19 2654-001
Intraorganizational correspondence
159 items
1928-1972, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder
5/20 2654-001
Cornish School, Stockholders Meeting
1 item
1924
5/21-6/12 2654-001
Cornish School Foundation, Board of Trustees
270 items
1924, 1926-1948
6/13-14 2654-001
Cornish School, Board of Directors
38 items
1968-1973
7/1 2654-001
Cornish Women's Committee (Cornish Committee)
36 items
1958-1965
7/2-6 2654-001
Cornish faculty meetings
251 items
1959-1972
7/7 2654-001
Cornish School Advisory Committee
4 items
1956-1957
7/8 2654-001
Joint meeting, Cornish Men's and Women's Committees
1 item
1959
7/9 2654-001
League of Community Theaters
1 item
1961
Box/Folder
7/10 2654-001
Agendas and meeting notices
39 items
1932, 1956-1973, undated
7/11 2654-001
Resolutions
2 items
1937, undated
Financial records
Box/Folder
7/12-18 2654-001
Miscellaneous
94 items
1922, 1930-1938, 1956-1973
7/19 2654-001
Postage meter
8 items
1962-1963
7/20 2654-001
Insurance records
35 items
1925-1947, 1960
Ledgers
20 volumes
General Notes: All ledgers are missing
1927-1961
Accounts payable
1940-1944
Accounts payable
1942-1944
Accounts payable
1953-1958
Accounts receivable
1934-1944
Accounts receivable
1941-1943
Cash book
1927-1929
Cash book
1929-1933
Cash book
1933-1934
Cash receipts
1944
Cash receipts
1944-1945
Cash receipts
1945-1946
Cash receipts
1946-1948
Cash receipts
1951-1952
Cash receipts
1952-1953
Journal
1936-1943
Operating accounts ledger
1940-1943
Register roll record
1953-1955
Registration journal
1960-1961
Scholarships
1931-1935
Various outside activities
1937-1940
Legal documents
Box/Folder
8/1 2654-001
Articles of Incorporation, Cornish School Foundation
16 items
1923-1940, undated
8/2 2654-001
By-laws and miscellaneous
10 items
1924, 1932, 1940, 1960, undated
8/3 2654-001
Lease agreements
5 items
1964-1967
8/4 2654-001
Licences
11 items
1955-1959
8/5 2654-001
Oaths of Office, Cornish School Foundation Board of Trustees
15 items
1924-1930
8/6 2654-001
Resolutions of Corporate Authority
29 items
1929-1946, undated
8/7 2654-001
Sale Contract of Cornish School to Cornish School Foundation
1 item
1924
8/8 2654-001
Satisfaction of Mortgage and Trust Deed
1 item
1935
Reports - Cornish
Box/Folder
8/9-22 2654-001
Financial
270 items
1923, 1935-1973, undated
9/1 2654-001
Cornish School Foundation, Board of Trustees
3 items
1936-1947
9/2 2654-001
Cornish School Foundation, President
1 item
1938
9/3 2654-001
Cornish Director's Annual Reports
11 items
1961-1969
9/4 2654-001
Cornish Director to Cornish School Foundation Board of Trustees
2 items
1934, 1948
9/5 2654-001
Cornish Director to Cornish Committee
42 items
1956-1966, 1969
9/6 2654-001
Cornish Director to Music and Art Foundation
1 item
1958
9/7 2654-001
Reports for Music and Art Foundation Yearbooks
3 items
1968-1972, undated
9/8 2654-001
Cornish Committee
1 item
undated
9/9 2654-001
Cornish Preschool
43 items
1962 January
9/10 2654-001
Enrollment
14 items
1937-1943
9/11 2654-001
Reports to Internal Revenue Service
21 items
1925-1939
9/12-13 2654-001
Audit Reports to Veterans Administration
2 items
1952-1953
9/14 2654-001
Miscellaneous
26 items
1942-1972
Reports - Others
Box/Folder
9/15 2654-001
United States Veterans Administration Audit Report
33 items
1951
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
9/16 2654-001
Browne, Maurice: "The Mother of Gregory," a ballad-play
1 item
undated
9/17 2654-001
Patterson, Frederick
34 items
1959-1969, undated
9/18 2654-001
Sackett, Martha
4 items
1962, undated
9/19 2654-001
Miscellaneous speeches
4 items
undated
9/20 2654-001
Miscellaneous writings
10 items
1959, 1972, undated
Box/Folder
10/1-9 2654-001
News releases
412 items
1945, 1957-1975, undated
Notes
Box/Folder
10/10-11 2654-001
Annual and budget reports
28 items
1960-1972
10/12-13 2654-001
Miscellaneous
78 items
1930-1971, undated
Box/Folder
11/1-13/5 2654-001
Programs
1922-1975, undated
13/6-15/12 2654-001
Catalogues
1914-1975, undated
16/1-5 2654-001
Curriculum materials
117 items
1932, 1949-1972, undated
Newsletters - Cornish
Box/Folder
16/6 2654-001
Cornette
1 item
1933 April
16/7 2654-001
Cornish Bulletin
1 item
1922 December
16/8 2654-001
Cornish Courier
2 items
1927 November-December
16/9 2654-001
Cornish Newsletter
9 items
1966-1975
16/10 2654-001
Faculty Bulletin
5 items
1956-1958, undated
16/11 2654-001
Miscellaneous
4 items
1957, 1975
Box/Folder
16/12 2654-001
Newsletters - Others
6 items
1950-1974
16/13 2654-001
Calendars of events
17 items
1955, 1957-1967, undated
Lists
Box/Folder
16/14 2654-001
Alumni and graduate students
27 items
1959-1969, undated
16/15 2654-001
Mailing lists
18 items
1956-1964
16/16 2654-001
Miscellaneous
21 items
1960-1973
Box/Folder
17/1-3 2654-001
Mimeographed material
1957-1972, undated
17/4 2654-001
Ephemera - Cornish
undated
17/5-6 2654-001
Ephemera - Others
undated
17/7 2654-001
Miscellany
5 items
1936-1937, 1957-1958, undated
17/8 2654-001
Memorabilia
1 item
1956
17/9 2654-001
Diplomas and certificates
7 items
1932, 1940, 1942, 1957
17/10 2654-001
Drawings and graphic materials
6 items
1933, undated
Box
18, 19 2654-001
Clippings
1921-1975
18, 19 2654-001
Scrapbooks
30 items
1893-1869
Posters
mapcase-folder
44 2654-001
Positive and negative prints of newspaper clippings
circa 1933-1934
44 2654-001
Concert poster
undated
44 2654-001
Miscellaneous
1964, undated
Interview of Nellie Cornish
1938
Phonodisc copy of interview of Nellie Cornish
1- 16" phonodisc (disc 1), 2- 13" phonodiscs (discs 2-3), and 1- 10" phonodisc (disc 4)
Reel-to-reel copy of interview of Nellie Cornish
Box
47 2654-001
Film: KOMO-TV broadcast on Cornish history
General Notes: Missing
undated
Subject series
Box/Folder
20/1 2654-001
Accreditation
3 items
1965-1966
20/2-12 2654-001
Advertising
264 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 25/4, 25/8
1942-1964, undated
20/13 2654-001
Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc
36 items
1961-1966, undated
20/14 2654-001
Anderson, Gordon
41 items
1970-1972, undated
Arts for Youth Council
Box/Folder
21/1 2654-001
Organization
4 items
1963-1964, undated
21/2 2654-001
General correspondence
15 items
1962-1964, undated
21/3 2654-001
Minutes and agendas
15 items
1962-1964
21/4 2654-001
Miscellaneous
26 items
1962-1964, undated
Box/Folder
21/5 2654-001
Bloedel-Brechemin Scholarship
22 items
1968, undated
21/6 2654-001
Bonnelli, Richard
46 items
1961-1962, undated
21/7-10 2654-001
Building supplies and maintenance
117 items
1952-1971, undated
21/11-15 2654-001
Concerts - Faculty
141 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 25/9, 26/10
1956-1968, undated
Cornish Alumni Association
General Notes: See also: Folders 24/13-15, 40/6, 40/16-17
Box/Folder
21/16 2654-001
Organization
2 items
1959, undated
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
21/17 2654-001
Beck, Edward N
6 items
1957-1958, undated
21/18 2654-001
A-D, Miscellaneous
26 items
1956-1965, undated
21/19 2654-001
Foster, Winifred
8 items
1957-1964, undated
22/1 2654-001
F-J, Miscellaneous
22 items
1958-1965, undated
22/2 2654-001
Kerry, Olive
13 items
1957-1964, undated
22/3 2654-001
K-P, Miscellaneous
27 items
1927-1965, undated
22/4 2654-001
Moore, Elena Miramova
23 items
1956-1959, 1963, undated
22/5 2654-001
Patterson, Fred
2 items
undated
22/6 2654-001
Sackett, Martha
2 items
195?, 1965
22/7 2654-001
R-Y, Miscellaneous
28 items
1957-1965, 1971, 1973, undated
22/8 2654-001
Unidentified
7 items
1957, 1964-1965, undated
Box/Folder
22/9 2654-001
Outgoing letters
9 items
1957, 1967-1968, undated
22/10 2654-001
Speeches and writings
3 items
1960, undated
22/11 2654-001
Newsletters - Cornish Alumni-Notes
24 items
1954-1965, undated
22/12 2654-001
Notes
12 items
1967, undated
22/13 2654-001
Lists
8 items
1961, undated
22/14 2654-001
Ephemera
undated
22/15 2654-001
Clippings
undated
Box/Folder
22/16 2654-001
Cornish Junior Symphony
13 items
1956-1957
22/17 2654-001
Cornish Luncheon
49 items
1955
22/18 2654-001
Cornish Patronage Committee
43 items
1960-1961
Cornish Sustaining Fund
Box/Folder
22/19 2654-001
Organization
3 items
1960, 1970
22/20-21 2654-001
General correspondence
57 items
1959-1964, undated
22/22 2654-001
Miscellaneous
20 items
undated
Box/Folder
23/1 2654-001
Custodian
4 items
1962, undated
23/2 2654-001
Edmonds Branch, Cornish School
20 items
1964-1965
23/3 2654-001
Edwards, Thorne
29 items
1965-1970, undated
23/4 2654-001
Exhibits on loan to Cornish
5 items
1959-1960
23/5 2654-001
Exhibit - "Image of the City"
52 items
1961-1962
Faculty data and information
General Notes: See also: Folder 26/3
Box/Folder
23/6-8 2654-001
General correspondence
67 items
1957-1971, undated
23/9 2654-001
Hourly rate study; Comparative salary survey
29 items
1965-1970
23/10-12 2654-001
Miscellaneous
124 items
1948-1949, 1958-1972, undated
Box/Folder
23/13 2654-001
Fashion illustration data
1 item
1958-1959
23/14 2654-001
Fencing data
11 items
1958
23/15 2654-001
Funding survey trip
24 items
1963
24/1 2654-001
Golden Anniversary Year (50th Anniversary)
35 items
1964-1965
24/2 2654-001
Highline Public Schools
4 items
1957-1958
24/3 2654-001
Kerry (Olive) Public Relations Fund
4 items
1959
Library (Jane Givan Johnston Memorial Library)
Box/Folder
24/4 2654-001
General Correspondence
31 items
1961-1971
24/5 2654-001
Miscellaneous
10 items
1962, 1969, undated
Box/Folder
24/6 2654-001
McDowell, John H.
32 items
1930-1933
Matsumoto, Hozan
Box/Folder
24/7 2654-001
General correspondence
16 items
1965-1966, undated
24/8 2654-001
Miscellaneous
37 items
1965-1966, undated
Box/Folder
24/9 2654-001
Music for Youth
11 items
1959-1962
24/10 2654-001
Musical instruments
24 items
1954, 1961-1967, undated
24/11 2654-001
National Foundation Work
29 items
1955-1960, undated
24/12 2654-001
National Society of Interior Designers, Cornish Student Chapter
16 items
1968, 1970, undated
24/13-15 2654-001
Nellie Cornish Day
92 items
1957-1959
24/16 2654-001
Nellie Cornish Memorial Service
8 items
1956
24/17 2654-001
Pacific Northwest Arts & Crafts Association
31 items
1967
24/18 2654-001
Personnel
35 items
1958-1971, undated
25/1-3 2654-001
Policies, rules, and regulations
64 items
General Notes: See also: Folder 26/7
1958-1968
25/4 2654-001
Press and publicity
40 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 20/2-12, 25/8
1955-1965, undated
25/5 2654-001
Projector (slide)
4 items
1966, undated
25/6 2654-001
Projects to report
29 items
1970-1973
25/7 2654-001
Publications
15 items
1950, undated
25/8 2654-001
Radio - TV
18 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 20/2-12, 25/4
1965-1966
25/9 2654-001
Recitals
86 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 21/11-15, 26/10
1967, undated
25/10 2654-001
Sackett, Martha
19 items
1959, undated
25/11-12 2654-001
Scholarships
76 items
General Notes: See also: Folder 21/5
1955-1960, undated
25/13 2654-001
Schultz, Willard
30 items
1966-1968, undated
25/14 2654-001
Seattle Repertory Theater
39 items
1962-1969, undated
Shoreline Branch, Cornish School
Box/Folder
26/1-2 2654-001
General
63 items
1957-1961, undated
26/3 2654-001
Faculty
53 items
1958-1959
26/4 2654-001
Registration, procedures, etc.
5 items
1958, undated
26/5 2654-001
Curriculum materials
59 items
1957-1958, undated
26/6 2654-001
Miscellaneous data
33 items
1958-1959, undated
Box/Folder
26/7 2654-001
Students (rules, etc.)
11 items
1963-1964, 1969-1970, undated
26/8 2654-001
Surplus Property Program
9 items
1971-1972
26/9 2654-001
Tea matinees
23 items
1964-1965, undated
26/10 2654-001
Trio Pix
17 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 21/11-15, 25/9
1969-1973, undated
26/11 2654-001
Tutorial program
3 items
undated
26/12 2654-001
Veterans
43 items
1959-1961, undated
26/13 2654-001
Washington Arts Commission
9 items
1972-1973, undated
26/14 2654-001
Washington Arts & Crafts Association
11 items
1957-1958, undated
Cornish School Of Allied Arts, Registrar
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
27/1-7 2654-001
A-Y, Miscellaneous
164 items
1957-1965, 1970, undated
Box/Folder
27/8-28/13 2654-001
Outgoing letters
972 items
1941, 1955-1970, undated
28/14-22 2654-001
General correspondence
150 items
1956-1957, 1960-1970
29/1-30/9 2654-001
Transcripts
499 items
1940, 1943-1967
30/10 2654-001
Miscellany
52 items
1957, 1960, undated
Subject series
Box/Folder
30/11 2654-001
Class Grades
6 items
1945-1958 , undated
30/12 2654-001
Registration statements
11 items
1955-1958
30/13-19 2654-001
Summer school
139 items
1959-1965
United States Veterans Administration
General Notes: See also: Folder 26/12
Box/Folder
30/20 2654-001
General correspondence
1 item
1955
30/21-22 2654-001
Certifications
34 items
1954-1980
30/23 2654-001
Contracts
4 items
1954-1957, undated
30/24 2654-001
Educational records
5 items
1958-1959
30/25 2654-001
Overpayments
10 items
1956-1960
30/26 2654-001
Students -- dropped
6 items
1967
30/27 2654-001
Miscellaneous
5 items
1955, undated
Box/Folder
30/28 2654-001
Washington Public Assistance Department
35 items
1956-1960
Miss Aunt Nellie: The Autobiography of Nellie C. Cornish
General correspondence
Box/Folder
40/1 2654-001
A, Miscellaneous
2 items
1958, 1965
40/2 2654-001
Beck, Edward
94 items
1958-1984
40/3 2654-001
Beck, Eleanor M. (Mrs. B.C.)
5 items
1958-1959
40/4-5 2654-001
Brown, Ellen Van Volkenburg ("Natasha," "Nellie B.")
64 items
1956-1964, undated
40/6 2654-001
Cornish Alumni Association
9 items
General Notes: See also: Folders 21/16-22/15, 40/16-17
1958-1960, 1964
40/7 2654-001
C, Miscellaneous
3 items
1958, 1964
40/8 2654-001
Gates, Charles M.
1 item
1963
40/9 2654-001
Graham, Martha
1 item
1964
40/10 2654-001
Green, Joshua
1 item
1964
40/11 2654-001
G, Miscellaneous
2 items
1957, 1965
40/12 2654-001
Johnson, Lockrem
1 item
1959
40/13 2654-001
H-L, Miscellaneous
3 items
1959, 1984, 1965
40/14 2654-001
McGraw-Hill Book Company
2 items
1955, 1959
40/15 2654-001
Moore, Elena Miramova
9 items
1959-1961, 1964, undated
40/16-17 2654-001
Ramhorst, Ella (Mrs. Frederick H)
42 items
General Notes: See also: Folder 40/6
1957-1965, undated
40/18 2654-001
Ross, Nancy
2 items
1964
40/19 2654-001
Sackett, Martha
1 item
1959
40/20 2654-001
Savage, George
9 items
1959-1960, 1964
40/21 2654-001
S, Miscellaneous
3 items
1961, 1964
40/22 2654-001
Tobey, Mark
11 items
General Notes: Copies. Originals in Special Collections Manuscripts safe.
1959
40/23 2654-001
Wagenknecht, Edward
2 items
1959
40/24 2654-001
University of Washington Press
11 items
1961-1965
Speeches and writings
Box/Folder
40/25 2654-001
Browne, Maurice: Reminiscence of Nellie Cornish
2 items
undated
40/26-42 2654-001
Cornish, Nellie C. Miss Aunt Nellie
3 items
General Notes: Draft manuscripts
undated
42/1 2654-001
Farnsworth, Charles H.: "Calvin Brainerd Cady: A Reformer in Music Education"
1 item
undated
42/2 2654-001
Miramova, Elena: "What Cornish Means to Me"
1 item
undated
42/3 2654-001
Ross, Nancy Wilson: Introduction to Miss Aunt Nellie]
1 item
undated
42/4 2654-001
Smith, Patsy: Jacket copy for Miss Aunt Nellie"
1 item
undated
42/5 2654-001
Soelberg, Louise: Reminiscence of Nellie Cornish
1 item
undated
42/6 2654-001
Tobey, Mark: "Miss Aunt Nellie"
1 item
General Notes: Copy
1959
Box/Folder
42/7 2654-001
Notes
22 items
undated
42/8 2654-001
Miscellany
undated
42/9 2654-001
Clippings
undated
Music and Art Foundation
Box/Folder
43/1 2654-001
Organization
18 items
1955-1956, undated
43/2 2654-001
Outgoing letters
2 items
1964-1965
43/3 2654-001
General correspondence
2 items
1960-1961
43/4-5 2654-001
Intraorganizational correspondence
60 items
1956-1968, undated
43/6 2654-001
Minutes
1 item
1966
43/7 2654-001
Annual reports
8 items
1951-1962
43/8 2654-001
Speeches and writings - Baillargeon, Mrs. John A
1 item
1962
43/9 2654-001
Bulletins
43 items
1956-1957
43/10 2654-001
Lists
undated
43/11 2654-001
Notes
undated
43/12 2654-001
Ephemera
undated
43/13 2654-001
Miscellany
8 items
1956-1965
Subject series
Box/Folder
43/14 2654-001
Breakfast programs
9 items
1958-1967
43/15-16 2654-001
Reorganization
36 items
1967-1969
43/17 2654-001
Seminars
24 items
1968-1972

Accession No. 2654-002: Cornish School of Allied Arts microfilmed scrapbooks, 1893-1969Return to Top

2.16 cubic feet (9 reels positive microfilm, 9 reels negative microfilm)

Scope and Content: Microfilm of scrapbooks, 1893-1969. These films include all of the Cornish scrapbooks in Accession No. 2654-001 in roughly chronological order.

Acquisition Info: Filmed from the originals in the University of Washington Special Collections Accession No. 2654-001.

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1 2654-002
circa 1893-1918
circa 1893-1918
1 2654-002
1916-1939
1916-1939
1 2654-002
1918-1937
1918-1937
2 2654-002
1920-1922
1920-1922
2 2654-002
1921-1922
1921-1922
3 2654-002
1922-1923
1922-1923
3 2654-002
1923-1925
1923-1925
4 2654-002
1925-1926
1925-1926
4 2654-002
September 1926-September 1927
September 1926-September 1927
5 2654-002
1927-1928
1927-1928
5 2654-002
1928-1929
1928-1929
5 2654-002
1928-1933
1928-1933
6 2654-002
September 1929-August 1930
September 1929-August 1930
6 2654-002
1930-1931
1930-1931
6 2654-002
1930-1938
1930-1938
6 2654-002
1931-1932
1931-1932
7 2654-002
September 1932-August 1933
September 1932-August 1933
7 2654-002
1933-1934
1933-1934
7 2654-002
1934-1935
1934-1935
7 2654-002
1935-1936
1935-1936
7 2654-002
1936-1938
1936-1938
7 2654-002
May 1937
May 1937
8 2654-002
Merenblum Quartette
1933-1935
8 2654-002
Cornish School Parent-Teacher Association
1936-1938
8 2654-002
1938-1939
1938-1939
8 2654-002
1939-1941
1939-1941
8 2654-002
1954-1955
1954-1955
8 2654-002
Miss Aunt Nellie
1955-1965
8 2654-002
1957-1963
1957-1963
8 2654-002
1964-1967
1964-1967
8 2654-002
1967-1969
1967-1969
8 2654-002
Cornish Players
undated
8 2654-002
Photographs
undated
9 2654-002
Concert and recital programs
1900-1933
9 2654-002
Martha Sackett
1904-1964

Accession No. 2654-003: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1926-1978Return to Top

.42 cubic feet (1 box plus 1 oversize volume)

Scope and Content: Minutes, catalogs, brochures, ephemera, guestbooks, clippings, film; circa 1926-1978.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Cornish School via Ron McComb, February 1, 1979.

Processing Info: Photographs and posters were relocated to Special Collections Photographs Collections.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 2654-003
Organization
1938-1975, undated
1/2 2654-003
General correspondence
1958
1/3 2654-003
Financial records
1959
Guestbook
1976
Box/Folder
1/4 2654-003
Programs
1936-1977
1/5 2654-003
Programs
1977-1978
1/6 2654-003
Clippings
1926-1974, undated
1/7 2654-003
Film: Ted Howard
Alumni Association
Box/Folder
1/8 2654-003
Related papers
195 7-1960
1/9 2654-003
Newsletters
1957-1965
Cornish Committee
Box/Folder
1/10 2654-003
Interoffice Correspondence
1958-1959
1/11 2654-003
Minutes, Reports
1958-1959
Cornish Women's Committee
Box/Folder
1/12 2654-003
Minutes
1959

Accession No. 2654-004: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1947-1979 (bulk 1975-1979)Return to Top

3 cubic feet; plus oversize scrapbooks

Scope and Content: Subject files, clippings, catalogs, scrapbooks; 1947-1979 (bulk 1975-1979)

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Cornish School, July 1, 1981.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Processing Info: Photographs have been relocated to the Cornish School Photograph Collection, PH Coll 235.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2654-004
Catalogs
1974-1979
1-2 2654-004
Clippings
1947-1948, 1975-1979
2 2654-004
Unsorted material
circa 1975-1979
3 2654-004
Subject files
circa 1954-1979
Box
3 2654-004
Advertising
1954-1958
3 2654-004
Argus Extracts
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Arts for Youth
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Bellevue School
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Capitol Hill Festival
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Catalog material
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Children's Theater Conference
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Cleveland Ballet
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Cornish Bulletin
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
History of Cornish Institute
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Invitations
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Joffrey
before 1970
3 2654-004
Joffrey
1970 and after
3 2654-004
Kennedy Center
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Cornish Music Department
Scope and Content: Notices, news clippings, miscellaneous.
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Music and Art Foundation
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Nutcracker
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Open House - Cornish Institute
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
1986, 1970-1972
3 2654-004
Pacific Northwest Dance
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Pennsylvania Ballet
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Poncho
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
San Francisco Ballet
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Scholarship correspondence
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
School of American Ballet scholarships
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Seattle Arts Commission
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Seattle Theater Arts
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Seattle Times
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
Sunset Club
circa 1970-1979
3 2654-004
University of Washington performances, general
circa 1970-1979
Scrapbooks
1975-1977

Accession No. 2654-005: Cornish Institute of Allied Arts records, 1977-1981Return to Top

2 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, minutes, memoranda, financial records, reports, project/planning files, questionnaires, ephemera, programs, lists, photographs, clippings, subject series; 1977-1981.

Acquisition Info: Gift of the Cornish School, July 8, 1982

Processing Info: Minimally processed

Accession No. 2654-006: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1937-1945Return to Top

4 sound discs

Scope and Content: Sound recordings on phonodiscs; 1937, 1941-1945.

Content unknown. Presumably recordings are of recitals at Cornish, which had a recording studio, but no broadcasting facility. Not certain these are Cornish recordings. Includes one disc labelled "Class of 1948-1949"; no indication if recording is of music or what. Other labels are "Balog-Neumann Recital", "Rendezvous - Tribute to BR", and "Side 1 Ralph Turner Hamlet - Announcement Reading, Side 2 Music".

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mea Hartman, July 14, 1981.

Processing Info: Minimally processed

Accession No. 2654-007: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, circa 1953-1989Return to Top

2.82 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes, interdepartmental correspondence, program, clippings, and related files; circa 1953-1989.

Entire accession consists of records of the Cornish Dance Department. These records date from Karen Irvin's association with the school as teacher and choreographer, from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s.( Additional general files on Cornish were accessioned as Karen Irvin papers.)

Acquisition Info: Gift of Karen Irvin, June 30, 1992

Processing Info: Minimally processed

Accession No. 2654-008: Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1918-1948 (bulk 1932-1944)Return to Top

2.10 cubic feet ( 5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, personnel files, financial records, photographs, news releases and other material concerning the faculty, performances, management of the school and its support; 1918-1948 (bulk 1932-1944). Major correspondents include Nellie Centennial Cornish, Steven Balough, and Mrs. M.S. Bornstein, treasurer.

Custodial History: Karen Irvin, who headed the dance program at Cornish, brought these files to the Pacific Northwest Ballet for safekeeping. They were discovered there by Sheila Dietrich; she donated them to University of Washington Libraries in February 2000.

Acquisition Info: Pacific Northwest Ballet via Sheila Dietrich, February 16, 2000

Processing Info: Minimally processed

Container(s) Description Dates
Organizational Records
Box/Folder
1/1 2654-008
Historical features
circa 1920
1/2 2654-008
Organizational features
1918-1923
1/3 2654-008
Incoming letters regarding endorsements
1935
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/4 2654-008
Beck, Eleanor Nordhoff
1939
1/5 2654-008
Carnegie Corporation
1926-1939
1/6 2654-008
Koiransky, Alexander
1942
1/7 2654-008
Regarding Bellingham dance program
1938-1939
1/8-15 2654-008
Regarding booking
1939-1940
1/16 2654-008
Regarding building maintenance
1937-1939
2/1-2 2654-008
Regarding faculty, miscellaneous
1935-1944
2/3-4 2654-008
Regarding faculty searches
1938-1940
2/5 2654-008
Regarding fundraising
1935-1942
2/6 2654-008
Regarding King, Eleanor
1943-1944
2/7 2654-008
Regarding Elsa Maxwell lecture tickets
1939
2/8 2654-008
Regarding publicity
1939
2/9 2654-008
Regarding royalties for music and plays
1935-1936
2/10 2654-008
Regarding Walker, George
1942
2/11 2654-008
Regarding Wegner, Evelyn
1942-1944
2/12 2654-008
Regarding Wise, Willie
1942
Box/Folder
2/13 2654-008
General correspondence of Nellie C. Cornish
1938
2/14 2654-008
General correspondence of Katherine Scruby
1942
Personnel files
Box/Folder
2/15 2654-008
Amero, Emilio
1942-1943
2/16 2654-008
Balogh, Stephen
1935-1942
2/17 2654-008
Bird, Bonnie
1939
2/18 2654-008
Bjorge, Edwin M.
1944
2/19-20 2654-008
Bolm, Adolph
1933-1944
2/21 2654-008
Cage, John
1938-1939
2/22 2654-008
Cox, Lolo
1939
2/23 2654-008
Dennison, Doris
1938
2/24 2654-008
Esser, Wright
1941-1942
2/25 2654-008
Gellendre, Gertrude
1939
2/26 2654-008
Gerbert, Ernst
1940-1941
2/27 2654-008
Gombosi, Annie Tschopp
1939-1941
2/28 2654-008
Goode, Elizabeth
1944
2/29 2654-008
Henle, Annemarie
1935-1938
3/1 2654-008
Jennings, George
1937-1938
3/2 2654-008
Keller, Kathryn (Bertha)
1935-1941, undated
3/3 2654-008
Krumschmidt, Eberhard
1939
3/4 2654-008
MacLean, Donald I. A.
1938-1941
3/5 2654-008
McClellan, Gladys
1940-1941
3/6 2654-008
Neumann, Fritz
1939-1940
3/7 2654-008
Schoeni, Helen
1939-1940
3/8 2654-008
Taeuber, Harry
1937-1938
3/9 2654-008
Thiel, Serrata
1938-1944
3/10 2654-008
Towbin, Cyril
1937-1940
3/11 2654-008
Van Emdem, Harriet
1926, 1937
3/12 2654-008
Walker, George
1942-1948
3/13 2654-008
Wenger, Evelyn
1942, undated
3/14 2654-008
Wise, Willie
1938
3/15 2654-008
Miscellaneous faculty A-Z
1942, undated
Financial records
Box/Folder
3/16 2654-008
Refunds
1939
3/17 2654-008
Subscriptions
undated
3/18 2654-008
Gifts to Cornish
1932-1937
3/19 2654-008
Bequest of Ingeborg MacFarlane
1932
3/20 2654-008
Maxwell and Benes Events
1939
3/21-23 2654-008
Miscellaneous
1924-1942
Box/Folder
3/24 2654-008
Contracts - Lease
1921
Event files
Box/Folder
3/25-26, 4/1-3 2654-008
Eduoard Benes lecture
1939
4/4-5 2654-008
Boake Carter lecture
1940
4/6 2654-008
"Cornish Afternoons" at Frederick and Nelson
1939
4/7 2654-008
Cornish national radio broadcast
1936
4/8 2654-008
Irving Deakin lecture
1943
4/9 2654-008
Randolph Hokanson concert
1940
4/10 2654-008
Josephine Hutchinson performance
1929
4/11 2654-008
Elsa Maxwell lecture
1938-1939
4/12 2654-008
George Peckham concert
1942
4/13 2654-008
Margaret Speaks concert
1940
Three Star Series
Box/Folder
4/14 2654-008
Richard Bonelli concert
1939
4/15 2654-008
Martha Graham performance
1938-1940
4/16 2654-008
Alec Templeton concert
1939-1940
4/17-18 2654-008
Miscellaneous
1939-1940
Box/Folder
5/1 2654-008
Ellen Van Volkenburg performance
1933
Box/Folder
5/2 2654-008
News releases
1938, undated
Subject files
Box/Folder
5/3 2654-008
Catalog bids
1940
5/4 2654-008
Dartington Hall, England - School of Dance and Mime
1931-1934, undated
5/5-7 2654-008
"Dollar Drive" fundraiser
1936-1937
5/8 2654-008
National Association of Schools of Music
1933-1936
5/9 2654-008
Promotional program
1941
Lists
Box/Folder
5/10 2654-008
"Active Lists" - recruitment
1942, undated
5/11 2654-008
Alumni information
1931-1942, undated
5/12 2654-008
"Plays Produced by Cornish School" 1918-1938
circa 1940
Box/Folder
5/13-14 2654-008
Photographs
circa late 1930s
5/15 2654-008
Programs
1931, 1942
5/16 2654-008
Artifact - Metal "Cornish" Stencil
undated
Board of Trustees
Box/Folder
5/17-19 2654-008
Incoming letters
1937-1942
5/20-21 2654-008
Outgoing letters
1936-1940
General correspondence
Box/Folder
5/22 2654-008
Bird, Bonnie
1939-1940
5/23 2654-008
Cage, John
1940
5/24 2654-008
Van Emdem, Harriet
1940
5/25 2654-008
Regarding Board nominations
1937
5/26 2654-008
Regarding finances
1937
Box/Folder
5/27 2654-008
Intraorganizational correspondence
1921, 1937-1938
5/28-29 2654-008
Minutes
1924, 1937-1940
5/30 2654-008
Resolutions
undated
5/31 2654-008
Report
undated
5/32 2654-008
Contract
1940