Northwest Printmakers records, 1929-1970

Overview of the Collection

Northwest Printmakers (Society)
Northwest Printmakers records
1929-1970 (inclusive)
approximately .9 cubic ft (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4302 (Accession No. 4302-001)
Professional arts group established in 1928 in Seattle
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Northwest Printmakers was organized in 1929 by a group of Seattle artists. Helen Rhodes was the first president. The purpose of the organization was the promotion of a better appreciation of prints among the public in the Pacific Northwest and the advancement of printmaking as an art. The group sponsored an annual international exhibition. The earliest exhibits were shown at the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington. In 1934 the Northwest Printmakers affiliated with the Seattle Art Museum and subsequent exhibitions were co-sponsored by the Museum and shown at the Museum.

For additional information on Northwest Printmakers shows at the Henry Gallery, see Henry Gallery accession no. 82-48.

Professional arts group established in 1928 in Seattle. Provenance apparently kept by Catherine Munter, secretary of the group, ca. 1962-1970.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, minutes, exhibition programs, lists, and related records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert C. Munter, 7/17/1991.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Historical Features
1/2 Organizational Features - bylaws 1968
1/3-10 Exhibit Files 1929-1970
1/11-16 General Correspondence
Major correspondents include: Glenn Alps, Kenneth Callahan, Maud Elmer, Bud Love, William Mair, Ed Merrill, Catherine Dahm Munter, Ambrose Patterson, Halley Savery
1929-1933, 1939, 1958-1960, 1962-1970
2/1-2 Minutes 1930-1951, 1962-1970
2/3 Reports 1969-1970
2/4 Bulletins 1960-1970
2/5 Demonstrations and Workshops 1961-1970
2/6-9 Mailing Lists 1929-1970
2/10 Membership Applications
2/10 Clippings
2/11 News Releases
2/11-12 Photographs 1962-1967
2/13 Letterheads
2/14 Publications (from other organizations)
2/15 Ephemera - Printer and print collector guides 1960-1970
2/16 Ephemera - Tamarind workshop INC. 1960-1970

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • Northwest Printmakers (Society)--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Alps, Glen (creator)
    • Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986 (creator)
    • Elmer, Maud (creator)
    • Hough, Halley Brewster Savery (creator)
    • Love, Bud (creator)
    • Mair, William (creator)
    • Merrill, Ed (creator)
    • Munter, Catherine Dahm (creator)
    • Patterson, Ambrose, 1877-1966 (creator)