Ivan King photographs and log books, 1983-2007  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
King, Ivan, 1934-2017
Title
Ivan King photographs and log books
Dates
1983-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
50 cubic feet (50 boxes)
approximately 55,000 photographic prints in 175 albums
approximately 55,000 negatives
10 volumes of log books
Collection Number
PH2009-019
Summary
Photographs of various subjects by Seattle social activist W. Ivan King
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

The collection is open to the public.

Collection stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ivan King was born Winston Ivan King in Wenatchee, Washington in 1934 and moved to Seattle in 1940. As a young adult, King became actively involved in the Pentecostal church. He attended predominantly Black churches in Seattle, and as a result developed an interest in the parallels between class and race discrimination. Identifying as a pacifist and Christian socialist, King began studying race relations at Seattle Pacific University in the mid 1950s before transferring to the University of Washington, where he earned bachelor and master's degrees in sociology. In 1957, at the height of the Cold War, King co-founded and served as Chairman of a socialist student group called The Anvil Club, which sought to sustain social movement activism on the UW campus.

King strove to improve social conditions in Seattle throughout his career, holding positions such as Associate Director of the Seattle Urban League; Director of Action Education Centers (AEC) for the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP); Planner for the Seattle Model City Program (SMCP); Quality Control Supervisor for the Seattle Income Maintenance Experiment; and Affirmative Action Analyst in the City's Human Rights Department & Office for Women's Rights. King was also involved with the Seattle chapter of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE).

King's social activism was complemented by his love of photography, which inspired him to start the program Camera Left, through which his photography has been used by schools and other organizations that held events that he documented. King's work has also been displayed in the King County courthouse.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of approximately 55,000 photographic prints, with associated negatives. Subjects include ethnic cultural events, local social activism, unions, schools, religious ceremonies, other special events, travel, scenery. Some examples of these subjects are protests (at Volunteer Park, Denny Park, Capitol Hill, University of Washington, the Federal Building, and Green Lake); groups such as the NAACP, Anti-Iraq War, SEIU and IWW; performances of singing and dancing by Chinese, Native American, African, Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, and European cultures; Jewish, Christian and Buddhist ceremonies and weddings; birthdays and community celebrations; vacations; flora and fauna.

The collection also includes King's log books, which describe the content of the photographs in detail, and a descriptive guide to the collection and its arrangement.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Arranged as received, roughly chronologically. Mr. King provided a notebook in box 1 that contains an explanation of the collection's arrangement.

Preservation Note

Collection stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Ivan King, July 2009.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Volumes 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3
This box also contains a notebook with a description of the collection and its arrangement, written by King, along with a sample of his "Special Effects" photographs.
1984-1992, 1984
2 Volumes 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 1985-1986
3 Volumes 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8 1986
4 Volumes 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5 1986-1987
5 Volumes 11, 11.5, 12, 13 1987-1988
6 Volumes 14-17 1988
7 Volumes 18-21 1988-1989
8 Volumes 22-25 1989
9 Volumes 26-30 1989-1990
10 Volumes 31-35 1990
11 Volumes 36-40 1990-1991
12 Volumes 41-45 1991
13 Volumes 46-48 1991-1992
14 Volumes 49-51 1992
15 Volumes 52-56 1992-1993
16 Volumes 57-61 1993
17 Volumes 62-65 1993
18 Volumes 66-69 1993
19 Volumes 70-73 1993-1994
20 Volumes 74-78 1994
21 Volumes 79-82 1995
22 Volumes 83-87 1995-1996
23 Volumes 88-91 1996-1997
24 Volumes 92-95 1997
25 Volumes 96-99 1997
26 Volumes 100-103 1997-1998
27 Volumes 104-107 1998
28 Volumes 107.5-111 1999
29 Volumes 112-114, 114.5, 115 1990-2000, 1999-2000
30 Volumes 116-120 2000-2001
31 Volumes 121-125 2001
32 Volumes 126-128 2001-2002
33 Volumes 129-133 2002
34 Volumes 134-137 2002-2003
35 Volumes 138-141 2003
36 Volumes 142-145 2003
37 Volumes 146-148 2003-2004
38 Volumes 149-151 2004
39 Volumes 152-154 2004
40 Volumes 155-158 2004-2005
41 Volumes 159-162 2005-2006
37 Volume 163 2007
42 Log books
5 volumes
1983-1997
43 Log books
5 volumes
1997-2007
44 Negatives: 83-2 to 87-34 1983-1987
45 Negatives: 87-36 to 90-44
Note: set for 87-35 was not found.
1987-1990
46 Negatives: 90-45 to 92-83 1990-1992
47 Negatives: 92-84 to 95-4 1992-1995
48 Negatives: 95-5 to 98-59 1995-1998
49 Negatives: 98-60 to 02-44 1998-2002
50 Negatives: 02-45 to 07-8 2002-2007

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Demonstrations--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Protest movements--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • King, Ivan, 1934-2017--Archives
  • King, Ivan, 1934-2017--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs--Photographs