Evergreen Galleries Collection, 1975-2011

Overview of the Collection

Evergreen Galleries.
Evergreen Galleries Collection
1975-2011 (inclusive)
1.43 Cubic feet, (1 linear foot of videotapes)
Collection Number
The Evergreen Galleries Collection documents activities supported and presented within the galleries at The Evergreen State College.
The Evergreen State College, Malcolm Stilson Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Daniel J. Evans Library
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA
Telephone: 3608676126
Fax: 3608676790
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Materials in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Evergreen Galleries were established early in The Evergreen State College’s history. Sid White, a founding faculty member, facilitated the establishment of the Galleries and in 1972 organized the first exhibit. Sid became the Gallery Director in 1978 and remained as director until 1990, at which time, Peter Ramsey became the Director. Prior to 1978, the galleries were maintained by the art staff and faculty, and the exhibits mainly consisted of student and faculty art. Ann Friedman became the current Gallery Director in April 2004. During her time in the gallery there have been many changes primarily due to the renovation of the Library building which resulted in the gallery spaces absorbed for other uses and a new gallery established. The last exhibit in Gallery 2 was in October, 2005. The last exhibit in Gallery 4 was in June, 2007. The new gallery located on the second floor of the library building opened with the first exhibit in April, 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Evergreen Galleries Collection documents activities supported and presented within the galleries at The Evergreen State College. The collection consists of posters, fliers, press releases, and videotapes. The collection is comprised of three series, Series I Posters, Series II Artist Lectures, and Series III Gallery Announcements. The date range from this collection is 1971 to present; the collection of materials is ongoing.

Series I: Artwork and Posters consists of ninety-nine posters, five of which are duplicates. The posters vary in size. All posters contain information relating to art exhibits at the Evergreen Galleries. The date range for posters is from 1975 to present. Some posters are marked with year date, the majority is not.

Series II: Artist Lectures consists of fifteen videotapes, ranging in format from Hi8, VHS and ¾” Umatic cassettes. The dates of the videotapes range from circa 1980’s to 1999.

Series III: Gallery Announcements consists of fliers and press releases announcing gallery shows at the Evergreen Galleries.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Duplication by the archives in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of "fair use" or to display the materials.

Preferred Citation

In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: " From The Evergreen State College Archives". Citations of specific materials should include the accession number, provenance and series title, file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


This collection is arranged in three series: 1. Artwork and Posters, 2. Artist Lectures, and 3.Gallery Announcements (chronological).

Processing Note

The accessioned items were collected from accession 1981-04 Academic Affairs: V.P. & Provost: Academic Deans: Faculty Planning Units: Expressive Arts: Evergreen Galleries and accession 1992-07 Academic Affairs: Academic Deans: Art Annex: Galleries Manager: Evergreen Galleries.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Art, Modern--20th century--Washington (State)--Olympia--Exhibitions
  • Art--Exhibitions

Personal Names

  • White, Sid, 1924-

Corporate Names

  • Evergreen Galleries--Archives
  • Evergreen State College. Faculty.
  • Evergreen State College. Students.