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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 (mss)
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.

Additional Reference Guides

This finding aid can also be viewed on the University of Washington website.

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.

Preferred Citation

Cornish School of Allied Arts records. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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)
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

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.

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

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)

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

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

2654-003:  Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1926-1978Return to Top

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

Minutes, catalogs, brochures, ephemera, guestbooks, clippings, film; circa 1926-1978.

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

2654-004:  Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1947-1979,   (bulk 1975-1979) Return to Top

3 cubic feet; plus oversize scrapbooks

Subject files, clippings, catalogs, scrapbooks; 1947-1979 (bulk 1975-1979)

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

2654-005:  Cornish Institute of Allied Arts records, 1977-1981Return to Top

2 cubic feet

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

Description Dates
Records

2654-006:  Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1937-1945Return to Top

4 sound discs

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".

Description Dates
Records

2654-007:  Cornish School of Allied Arts records, circa 1953-1989Return to Top

2.82 cubic feet , (4 boxes)

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.)

Description Dates
Records

2654-008:  Cornish School of Allied Arts records, 1918-1948,   (bulk 1932-1944) Return to Top

2.10 cubic feet, ( 5 boxes)

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.

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