- Stamets, John, 1949-
- Historic American Buildings Survey No. WA-213 (Henry Art Gallery) Collection
- 1995 (inclusive)19951995
- 28 photographic prints (1 box) ; 4 x 5 in.
27 negatives (1 box) ; 4 x 5 in.
4 negatives : lithofilm ; 8 x 10 in.
- Collection Number
- Photographs documenting the University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery before its renovation in 1997 by UW lecturer in photography
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The negatives in this collection (housed in Box 2 and Box XNC1) are not available for viewing.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
John Stamets received his B.A. in photography from Yale University, where he studied with documentary photographer Walker Evans. Stamets is a lecturer in photography in the School of Architecture at the University of Washington. He specializes in photographing historic buildings using the HABS and HAER standards.
Historical BackgroundReturn to Top
The University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery opened its doors in 1927 as Washington's first public art museum. The original building, designed by renowned Seattle architect Carl Gould, is a brick structure in the collegiate Gothic style. By the 1990s, the Henry's collections were too numerous for its 5,000 square feet of exhibit space. The subsequent expansion, designed by architect Charles Gwathmey, more than quadrupled the total square footage of the museum (from 10,000 to 48,000 square feet) and included such features as a 154-seat auditiorium, bookstore, café, renovated gallery space, classrooms, and studio space.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains 28 photographic prints and 31 negatives which document the University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery before its renovation, which was completed in 1997. All photographs were made by John Stamets.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Photographic prints made from the negative originals are available for reference purposes.
HABS No. WA-213 is a government document and is under no copyright restrictions.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Gift of John Stamets, 2002.
Processed by Shannon Lynch, 2003.
The HABS No. WA-213 Index to Photographs refers to three copy photographs (WA-213-30, WA-213-31, and WA-213-32, which appear as photocopies in this collection) made from historic photographs. These photographs appear in Photo Collection 232 (C.F. Todd, Nos. 16624 and 16760) and in the UW Campus Collection (No. 5096-A).
Photograph Collection 346: Historic American Buildings Survey No. WA-197 (Fox Theatre); photographs by John Stamets.
Photograph Collection 442: Historic American Buildings Survey No. WA-201 (Longacres Park); photographs by John Stamets.
Photograph Collection 554: Northwest Buildings Survey No. WA-001 (Fred Nelson Barn/Old Riverview Farms Dairy Barn); photographs by John Stamets according to Historic American Buildings Survey standards.
Photograph Collection 618: Medical Arts Building; photographs by John Stamets according to Historic American Buildings Survey standards.
Photograph Collection 627: Historic American Engineering Record No. WA-24 (Skagit River and Newhalem Creek Hydroelectric Projects); photographs by Jet Lowe.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Henry Art Gallery PhotographsReturn to Top
Context view of Henry Gallery among other UW buildings (WA-213-3)
Negative is missing.
Elevation view of west side from street level (WA-213-5)
Street in foreground is 15th Ave., NE.
Elevation view of west side from roof of Schmitz Hall (WA-213-6)
Elevation view of north end (back) (WA-213-7)
Elevation view of east side from hydraulic lift (WA-213-8)
Oblique view of south facade and east side (WA-213-9)
Photographed with a 90mm lens.
Oblique view of south facade and east side (WA-213-10)
Photographed with a 180mm lens.
Elevation view of east side, detail of southernmost projecting bay (WA-213-12)
Detail of masonry on south facade (WA-213-13)
Elevation of east side (WA-213-15)
Oblique view of northernmost projecting bay on east side (WA-213-16)
Detail of cast stone panels (WA-213-20)
Interior of central hall (WA-213-21)
Interior of lobby (WA-213-23)
Interior of bookstore (WA-213-25)
Interior of bookstore (WA-213-26)
Stairs and elevator in basement (WA-213-28)
Basement gallery (WA-213-29)
PlansReturn to Top
All items are lithofilm negatives made from drawings by architects Charles H. Bebb and Carl F. Gould.
Plans of roof, first floor, and basement (WA-213-33)
West and south elevations (WA-213-34)
One-half of drawing (other half is WA-213-35).
East and north elevations, longitudinal section, transverse section (WA-213-35)
One-half of drawing (other half is WA-213-34).
Hall and lobby plans and sections (WA-213-37)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Art museum architecture--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans
- Art museum architecture--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- College art museums--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans
- College art museums--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Historic buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Henry Art Gallery--Designs and plans
- Henry Art Gallery--Photographs
- Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
Form or Genre Terms
- Architectural drawings
- Architectural photographs
- Historic American Buildings Survey
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)