Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Separated Material

Other Finding Aids

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Betty Bowen Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 2441
Creator: Bowen, Betty, 1919-1977
Title: Betty Bowen papers
Date Span: 1920-1977
Quantity: 16.67 cubic ft. (40 boxes and 1 file folder)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

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



Biographical Note

Betty Bowen was born Betty Cornelius in 1919 in Kent, Washington, and raised in Skagit County. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1940, she worked first as a reporter for the Seattle Times, then as women's editor at the Seattle Star. She subsequently did free-lance public relations work.

From the 1940s, Bowen was a prominent figure in the Seattle art world. In 1953, Dr. Richard Fuller hired Bowen to be public relations director for the Seattle Art Museum. He later appointed her assistant to the director. She served until Fuller's retirement in 1973. Bowen's colorful personality both contrasted with and complemented Fuller's more conservative temperament and energized the Seattle arts establishment. Bowen effectively used her considerable influence in the art world and with the media to promote her interest in local artists. She was an original member of the Municipal (later Seattle) Arts Commission and a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Center. Bowen was also active in Seattle's historic preservation movement. She was founder and chairperson of the Allied Arts Historic Conservation Committee of Seattle and served as a member of the Friends of the Market, which won designation of the Pike Place Market as a historic district.

Bowen's personal commitment to the well being of local artists was legendary, and she was known as "the den mother of the city's arts." She did not merely provide artists with valuable public exposure and introductions to wealthy art patrons. Her support often extended to feeding and clothing her artist friends during lean times. She befriended and nurtured painters Morris Graves (whom she first met as a teenager), Mark Tobey, Richard Gilkey and others of their generation, and later Charles Krafft and the writer Tom Robbins.

Betty Bowen was married to John Bowen, captain of a transoceanic cable-laying ship. She died in 1977. Since 1978, the Betty Bowen Memorial Award has been award by the Seattle Art Museum to emerging and established regional artists.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 4 accessions: 2441-1, 2441-4, 2441-6, and 2441-5.

Accession 2441-1 contains the bulk of the Betty Bowen Papers. The accession spans the years 1939-1976 and documents Bowen's deep connection to the Northwest arts community. Bowen's personal papers contain extensive subject files related to her interests and varied projects. These subject files include correspondence, exhibition notices, clippings, posters, and other related material. Major correspondents include Guy Anderson, Fred Bassetti, Gordon Brown, Kenneth Callahan, Ward Corley, William Cumming, Richard Gilkey, Carl Gohs, Morris Graves, Anne Gould Hauberg, Charles Krafft, Mary Randlett, Tom Robbins, Beatrice Roethke, Nancy Ross, William B. Staadecker, Robert Sund, and Clifford Wright.

Materials associated with Bowen's various organizational activities are organized into subgroups in Accession 2441-1. They include Allied Arts of Seattle, Seattle/King County American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, Anna McMillan Guild of Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Pacific Northwest Arts Center (later known as Pacific Northwest Arts Council), Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Historical Landmarks Compensation Task Force, and Seattle Art Museum. Additional material relating to some subgroups may also be found in the Subject Series in this accession. Included as well are materials relating to Seattle's PONCHO Theatre, an activity of PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural, and Charitable Organizations).

Accession 2441-4 contains a gallery notice, a news release, and clippings. They date from 1947 to 1977 and are largely obituaries and tributes following Bowen's death in 1977.

Accession 2441-5 is comprised of previously restricted materials relating to painter Mark Tobey that were orginally part of Accession 2441-1. It includes correspondence, writings by Bowen and others, Bowen's notes regarding Tobey, and a music manuscript by Tobey. Major correspondents include Mark Tobey and Pehr Hallsten.

Accession 2411-6 is comprised of a hat worn by Bowen in a portrait painted by Mark Tobey.

Restrictions on Access

Access to Accessions 2441-1 and 2441-5 of the Betty Bowen Papers is restricted; contact the repository for details. Accessions 2441-4 and 2441-6 are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights for all materials except those in Accession 2441-4 were transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

The materials in Accession 2441-1 and 2441-5 were donated to the UW Libaries between 1975 and 1978 by Betty Bowen and her husband, John Bowen. The materials in Accessions 2441-4 and 2441-6 were donated by John Bowen in 1983 and 1988 respectively.

Processing Info

Accession 2441-1 is a merger of Accessions 2441-1, 2441-2, and 2441-3. It was merged and processed in 1979 and reprocessed in 2001.

Accession 2441-5, which contains previously restricted papers relating to Mark Tobey, was separated from Accession 2441-1 and processed after the papers were unsealed in 1987.

Photographs were relocated to the Betty Bowen Photograph Collections, PH Coll. 070 in 1979 and PH Coll. 421 in 2001. Additional photographic material from Accessions 2441-1 and 2441-5, including several reels of 16mm film, were relocated in 2004.

Photograph removed 3/10/06. Grandson reported that photograph was of Ann Hauberg, not Bowen.

Separated Material

Some of the sound recordings that were part of the Bowen papers were transferred to the UW Libraries' Music Listening Center in 1979.

Other Finding Aids

Information about the photographs and films that form part of this collection is available in the repository.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 2441-001
Betty Bowen papers, 1939-1976
14.39 cubic ft. (35 boxes)
Box/FolderDate
Personal Papers
1/1Biographical Materials1970
1/2Articles regarding Betty Bowen1968, 1970
Incoming Letters
1/3Alhadeff, Morris J.1975-1976
1/3Anderson, Mel Anders1943, undated
1/3 Architectural Digest 1974
1/3 Argus 1972
1/3Ayer, Rosa1975
1/3Balaze, Haroldundated
1/3Barati, Ruth1967
1/3Barnett, Virginia1969
1/3Batie, Jean1964-1969, undated
1/3Bayley, Thomas1975
1/3Beck, Edward Nordhoff1964
1/4Bedell, James B.1972, undated
1/4Beers, Carole1975
1/4Bergsma, Nickie1969
1/4Bloedel, Prentice1968
1/4Boler, John1971
1/4Bon Marché1969
1/4Bowen, John1975-1976
1/4Bowker, Gordon1969
1/4Brotherton, Joe and Liz1963, 1968
1/5Brown, Bruce1965-1976
1/6Brown, William D.undated
1/6Carpenter, Robert1965
1/6Chapman, Bruce K.1970-1975
1/6Cheney, C. W.undated
1/6Chow, Chao-Ling1971
1/6Clark, Irving Jr. & Irving Sr., Mr. and Mrs.1971-1976
1/6Colle, Doriece1971-1975
1/7Collins, John1957-1959
1/7Cone, Ferne1970
1/7Cooke, Bridget, Budget, Judy Flanagan [sic]n.d
1/7Cornelius, P.A.undated
1/7Costigan, Anne1970
1/7Cummings, Paul1959-1971
1/7Dahl, Arthur L.1968
1/7Dare, Yvette1944
1/7Davidson, Sam1969
1/7Dusanne, Zoe1964, 1967
1/7Eastlake Galleries1972, undated
1/8Erickson, Charlotte1964-1970
1/8Erickson, Mildred1975-1976
1/8Ervin, Sam J., Jr.undated
1/8Ettelson, Lee, Mr. and Mrs.1965, 1976
1/8Evans, Elizabeth Wrightundated
1/8Fabri, Ralph1973
1/8Fahlen, Olga1964
1/8Fairbanks, John1968
1/8Falls, Gregory A.1973
1/9Farris, Lindaundated
1/9Fashion Group1970
1/9Fisher, A.undated
1/9Fitcher, Jeanundated
1/9Froelich, Walter1946
1/9Fluno, Ruth1966-1970
1/9Fuller, Richardn.d
1/9Green, Curtis1965-1976
1/9Harrington, LaMar1969-1975
1/9Hill, Warren1976
1/10Howland, Dorothy and Whitney1968-1975
1/11Huck, Irving1973
1/11Hupy, Art1961, 1965
1/11Huston, Barbara1976, undated
1/11Huston, Janet1974, 1976
1/11Irwin, John1962
1/11Jackson, Henry M.1962-1963
1/11James, Clayton and Barbara1965-1973
1/11Jarvis, Jack1971
1/12Jensen, R. Allen1968, 1973
1/12Johnson, d'Elaineundated
1/12Johnson, Marian W.
General Notes: See: Willard Gallery Incorporated
Box
33Juvonen, Helmi    OVERSIZE1966, undated
Box/Folder
1/12Kerry, Joan1962-1973
1/12KING Broadcasting Company1969
1/12Koenig, John Franklinundated
1/12Kreielsheimer, Greyz1970
1/12Kreielsheimer, Leo1972
1/12Lamphere, Phyllis1969, undated
1/12Lang, Richard E.1971
1/13MacDonald, Betty Bard1951
1/13Magnuson, Warren G.1974-1976
1/13Marks, Royal S.1960
Box
33Mathieu, Georges    OVERSIZE1959
Box/Folder
1/14McCormick, Ken1966-1976
1/15Michener, Charles and Fay Padelford1970-1971
1/15Milam, Lorenzo1968-1969
1/15Monsen, Elaine and R. Joseph1969-1972, undated
1/15Museum of Modern Art, New York
1/15National Bank of Washington1969
1/15 New York Times 1962-1971
1/16Nin, Anaisundated
1/16Olin, Laurie1968, undated
1/16Onley, Toni1965-1966
1/16Paulson, Don1970
1/16Petite, Irving1945, undated
1/16Petrich, Lubin1964
1/17Plestcheeff, Gwen1972-1976, undated
1/18Pritchard, Joel1975-1976
1/18Raible, Dee1961
1/18Rand, Ted1960, 1966
1/18Randett, Mary1973
1/18Reed, Gervais1975
1/19Reid, Sara1962-1973, undated
1/20Robinson, Herbert1944-1976, undated
1/21Ross, Nancy Wilson1962-1971, undated
1/22Rubinstein, Gladys and Sam1966-1974, undated
1/23Sale, Rogerundated
1/23Seldis, Henry J.1961-1971, undated
1/23Seligman, Otto1958-1975
1/24Skinner, Ned, Kayla and Peter1964-1976, undated
1/25Staadecker, William1964-1976, undated
2/1Stewart, Marvel1970-1976, undated
2/1Stowe, Michael1962-1968, undated
2/1Thomas, Ed1956-1968, undated
2/2Triem, Eve1970-1976
2/2Tucker, Bertundated
2/2Uhlman, Wesley C.1970-1976
2/2Welch, Douglas1966
2/2Whistler, Elizabeth Schweppe1976
2/2White, Richard1944, 1969
2/3Willard Gallery, New York (Marian W. Johnson)1962-1974
2/3Willis, Betty1962-1964, undated
2/3Wilson, Patty1967-1973
2/3Wright, Bagley and Virginia1971, undated
2/3Young, Theodosia1972, undated
2/3Ziegler, Eustace P.1961
2/4-12Miscellaneous A-Z1945-1976
2/13-3/3Unidentified1951-1976
3/4-5Outgoing Letters1958-1974
3/6Memos1968, 1971
3/7Reports1971, 1975
3/8-9Speeches and Writings1949, 1964, undated
3/10Speeches and Writings of Others1964, undated
3/11Drawing by Jim Manolidesundated
3/12-14Notesundated
3/15Notebooksundated
3/16-4/1Engagement Books (Personal)1970-1975
4/2-3Invitationsundated
4/4Programs1951-1970
4/5News Releases1962
4/6Newsletters1963-1976
4/7Calendars1947, 1974, 1976
Publications
5/1 Puget Soundings 1962-1975
5/2-3 Regarding Art 1960-1975
Ephemera
5/4-7Miscellaneous1964-1976
6/1Ivars "Acres of Clams" Placematundated
Ephemera - Exhibition Notices
6/2The Collectors Gallery1965, undated
6/3Current Editions1968-1972, undated
6/4Zoe Dusanne Gallery1956-1959
6/5Polly Friedlander Gallery1970, undated
6/6Frye Museum1952-1972, undated
6/7The Gallery1966, 1968, undated
6/8Henry Gallery1952-1973, undated
6/9Manolides Gallery1970-1974, undated
6/10Northwest Craft Center1963-1970, undated
6/11Otto Seligman Gallery1958-1966, undated
6/12Richard White Gallery1968-1974, undated
6/13Willard Gallery1948-1974
6/14Gordon Woodside Gallery1963-1971, undated
6/15Miscellaneous1957-1975, undated
6/16Artist Lists1951-1973, undated
6/17Rosters1949-1976, undated
6/18Miscellanyundated
35/1Posters    OVERSIZE1968-1971, undated
7/1Memorabiliaundated
7/2-8Clippings undated
Box
34Clippings    OVERSIZEundated
Subject Series
Anderson, Guy
Box/Folder
8/1Incoming Letters1954-1965
8/2Ephemera1954-1971, undated
8/3-4Clippingsundated
35/2Poster    OVERSIZEundated
Anderson, Lennie
8/5Incoming Letters1963-1964
Animals
8/6Incoming Letters1963-1964
8/7Ephemeraundated
8/8Arboretumca. 1970
8/9Art - Articlesundated
8/10Audubon, Seattle Chapter1967-1974
Bassetti, Fred
8/11Incoming Letters1967-1971
9/1Ephemeraundated
9/2Clippingsundated
9/3Subject Series - "Action: Better City"undated
9/4Bay Building1974
9/5Broadway High School1973
Brown, Gordon
9/6Incoming Letters1956-1976
9/7Ephemera1962, undated
9/8Clippingsundated
Bufano, Beniamo
9/9Clippingsundated
Building Preservation
9/10General Correspondence1974
Callahan, Kenneth
9/11Incoming Letters 1950-1970
9/12Drawings, Writingsundated
9/13Ephemera1947-1976
9/14Clippingsundated
9/15Articlesundated
35/3Poster    OVERSIZEundated
9/16Capitol Hill1973
9/17City Architect's Office1973-1974
Corley, Ward
9/18Incoming Lettersca. 1959
10/1Ephemeraundated
10/2Clippingsundated
Cumming, William
10/3Incoming Letters1963-1966
10/4Ephemera1961-1975
10/5Clippingsundated
10/6Articlesundated
10/7Tape Recorded Interviewundated
2 sound tape reels
35/3Poster    OVERSIZEundated
Czajkowski, Richard
10/8Correspondence, Writingsca. 1963
10/9Clippingsundated
Duck Press
10/10Incoming Letters1970-1975
10/11-11/1Ephemeraundated
11/2Clippingsundated
11/3Doubleday, Doran & Co.1943-1976
11/4Ecke, Betty1967-1976
Eckstein, Joanna
11/5Incoming Letters1955-1972, undated
11/6Clippingsundated
Elshin, Jacob
11/7Incoming Letters1956, 1976
11/8Ephemera, Clippingsundated
Faulkner, Virigina
11/9Clippingsundated
Firehouses
11/10Incoming Letters1970-1972
11/11Incoming Letters1957-1973
11/12Ephemera1954-1974, undated
11/13Clippingsundated
35/2Posters    OVERSIZEundated
Gilkey, Richard
11/14Incoming Letters1957-1969
11/15Ephemera1957-1973, undated
11/16Clippingsundated
12/1Miscellanyundated
12/2Articlesundated
12/3Notes on Film1962
Gohs, Carl
12/4Incoming Letters1963-1976
12/5Clippingsundated
Graves, Morris
Incoming Letters
12/6Regarding Graves1939-1973, undated
12/7From Graves1946-1974
12/8Ephemeraundated
12/9Clippingsundated
12/10Miscellanyundated
12/11Articlesundated
12/12Photocopied Photograph - The "Rock"undated
13/1Hansen, Art and James Lee1963
Haseltine, Virginia
13/2Incoming Letters1964-1976
13/3News Releases, Ephemeraundated
13/4Clippingsundated
Hauberg, Anne Gould
13/5-6Incoming Letters1967-1975
13/7Invitationsundated
13/8Pacific Northwest Arts Council - Minutes, Agenda1972
13/9Ephemera regarding Friends of the Craftsundated
13/10Ephemeraundated
13/11Clippingsundated
13/12Hawaiica. 1973
Houriuchi, Paul
14/1Incoming Letters1964-1972
14/2Ephemera regarding Exhibits1958-1972
14/3Ephemera1965-1969
14/4Clippingsundated
14/5House-Smith1975
Kenney, Leo
14/6Incoming Letters1963-1975
14/7Ephemera, Miscellanyundated
14/8Clippingsundated
35/2Poster    OVERSIZE1973
Kizer, Carolyn
14/9Incoming Letters1962-1968
14/10Clippingsundated
14/11Articlesundated
Krafft, Charles
15/1Incoming Letters1968-1973
15/2Ephemera1966-1971, undated
15/3Clippingsundated
La Conner
15/4General Correspondence1965-1976
15/5Ephemera, Miscellanyundated
15/6Clippingsundated
15/7Legislatureundated
McArdle, Mimi Stewart
15/8Incoming Letters1969-1972
McCracken, Philip
15/9Incoming Lettersca. 1971
15/10Ephemera, Miscellany1957-1970
15/11Clippingsundated
Marquand, John
15/12Biography1972
Meitzler, Neil
16/1Incoming Letters1960-1973
16/2Ephemera1957-1973
16/3Clippingsundated
Box
32Three-Dimensional Art Object: "Magic Box"    OVERSIZEundated
Box/Folder
16/4Moore Theaterundated
16/5Neighborhoods1976
Nelsen, Ibsen
16/6Incoming Letters1968-1972
16/7Ephemera, Miscellanyundated
16/8Clippingsundated
16/9Ordinancesca. 1969
16/10Organizations1973-1975
Paine, Sally
16/11Incoming Letters1950-1956
Petta, Joseph
16/12Clippingsca. 1962
16/13Pike Place Market1969, ca. 1971
35/4Pike Place Market    OVERSIZEundated
16/14Pioneer Building1973-1974
16/15Pioneer Square1974-1976
16/16Planting1973-1975
17/1Planning and Urban Development1971-1975
PONCHO Theater
17/2Incoming Lettersca. 1971
17/3Notesundated
17/4Ephemeraundated
17/5-6Publications - Silent Auctionundated
17/7Miscellanyundated
17/8Portlandca. 1975
17/9Portraitsca. 1970
17/10Railroads1974
17/11Ramm, John1972
Randlett, Mary
17/12-13Incoming Letters1964-1971
18/1Writings-Poetry (McGinnis, Trueman)undated
18/2Ephemera, Miscellanyundated
18/3Clippingsundated
Box
33Birthday Cards, Artwork    OVERSIZE1969-1970, undated
Robbins, Tom
Box/Folder
18/4Incoming Letters1969-1976
18/5Outgoing Lettersundated
18/6Agreements1974
35/5Posters    OVERSIZEundated
18/7Ephemeraundated
18/8-9Clippingsundated
18/10Articlesundated
Robinson, John S.
18/11Incoming Letters1962-1975
18/12Article1968
Roethke, Theodore
18/13Incoming Letters - Theodore and Beatrice1957-1973
18/14, 19/1-2Publications - Poetry1961-1971
19/3Ephemeraundated
19/4Clippingsundated
19/5Miscellanyundated
19/6Articlesundated
19/7San Diego1970-1973
19/8San Francisco1963-1975
19/9Schools1973-1974
Scott, Don
19/10Incoming Letters1965-1967
20/1Ephemeraundated
20/2Clippingsundated
20/3Miscellanyundated
20/4Articlesundated
Schultz, Cecilia
20/5Incoming Letters1958-1966
20/6Ephemera1948-1972
20/7Clippingsundated
Seattlites
20/8-21/1Ephemeraundated
21/2-3Clippingsundated
21/4Steinbrueck, Victor1968-1973
Stokes, Charles
Box
33Drawing    OVERSIZEundated
Stowe, Michael
Box/Folder
21/5-6Publications - Booksundated
Sumner, Tom
22/1General Correspondence1970-1974
22/2Ephemera1969-1973, undated
22/3Clippingsundated
Sund, Robert
22/4General Correspondence1965-1971
22/5-7Writings1968-1970
23/1Ephemera1947-1974
23/2Clippingsundated
Thomas, Marjorie
23/3Incoming Letters1967-1968
Tobey, Mark
23/4Clippingsundated
Box
33Clippings    OVERSIZEundated
Box/Folder
23/5Lists of Paintingsundated
23/6Speeches and Writingsundated
23/6Miscellanyundated
23/8-10Articlesundated
23/11Gallery Catalogsundated
23/12Ephemera1945-1970
Box
33Poster    OVERSIZEundated
University of Washington Press
Box/Folder
23/8Incoming Letters1961-1971
Utley, Windsor
24/1Ephemera1964, undated
24/2Clippingsundated
24/3 Washington, D.C.ca. 1974
Washington, James
24/4Incoming Lettersca. 1967
24/5Ephemera1954-1967
24/6Clippingsundated
Washington Parks and Recreation Commission
24/7Incoming Letters1973
Watson, Emmett
24/8Incoming Letters1962, 1973
Scope and Content: Includes Helmi Juvonen letter.
24/9Programsundated
24/10Clippingsundated
Wehr, Wesley
24/11Incoming Letters1965-1969
24/12Ephemera, Clippings1967,1969, undated
Wright, Bagley
24/13Clippingsundated
Wright, Clifford
24/14Incoming Letters1947-1971
24/15Publication undated
24/16Ephemera1955-1975, undated
24/17Clippingsundated
Allied Arts of Seattle
25/1Minutes1972
25/2Correspondence and Miscellany1957-1976, undated
Seattle/King County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (ARBC)
25/3Incoming Letters1974-1976
25/4Memoranda1974
25/5Minutes, Agenda1974-1975
25/6Reports1976
25/7Press Releases1974-1975
35/5Poster    OVERSIZEundated
25/8Miscellanyundated
Subject Series
25/9Committeesundated
25/10Legislationundated
Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Anna McMillan Guild
25/11Incoming Letters, Memoranda1970-1974
25/12Financial Records regarding Auction1972-1974, undated
25/13Notesundated
24/14Ephemeraundated
25/15Clippingsundated
25/16Lists, Miscellanyundated
Pacific Northwest Arts Center
25/17-18Incoming Letters 1973-1976
Scope and Content: Correspondents include Anne Gould Hauberg and Joseph L. McCarthy.
25/19Memoranda1972, 1975
25/20Minutes1972-1975
25/21Reports1973-1974
25/22Newsletters1973-1974
25/23-24Ephemera - Exhibitions1973-1975, undated
35/6Poster    OVERSIZEundated
25/25Clippingsundated
25/26Miscellanyundated
Seattle Arts Commission
26/1-2Historical/Organizational Materialsundated
26/3Incoming Letters, A-Z1971-1976
26/4Incoming Letters from Seattle Arts Commission1972-1976
27/1Memoranda1971-1976
27/2-6Minutes1970-1976
27/7Financial Recordsundated
27/8Reports - Director's1972-1975
27/9Reports - Otherundated
28/1Speeches and Writingsundated
28/2Press Releasesundated
28/3Newsletter - The Arts 1972-1974
28/4Programsca. 1975
28/5Ephemeraundated
28/6Clippingsundated
28/7Miscellanyundated
Subject Series
28/8The Arts - General Information1926
28/9Associated Council of the Arts1973
28/10C. E. T. A. Projectsca. 1976
28/11City Ordinances, Resolutionsca. 1976
29/1Commissionsca. 1973
29/2Committees1972-1976
29/3Education1975-1976
29/4Pike Place Market Project1971-1976
29/5Poetry in the Seattle Schoolsca. 1973
29/6Projects, Miscellaneousundated
29/7Proposalsca. 1974-1975
Seattle Arts Festival '71 Committee
29/8Historical/Organizational Materialsundated
29/9General Correspondence, Memoranda1970
29/10Minutes, Agenda1970-1971
29/11Writings of Betty Bowen regarding Arts Festivalundated
29/12Clippingsundated
29/13Miscellanyundated
29/14Subject Series - Bumbershoot1975
Seattle Historical Landmarks Compensation Task Force
29/15Historical/Organizational Materialsundated
29/16General Correspondence, Memoranda1973-75
29/17Minutes, Agenda1973-74
29/18Resolutions, Ordinancesundated
29/19Reports1974
29/20Miscellaneous Projectsundated
Seattle Art Museum
29/21Organizational/Historical Materialsundated
29/22Incoming Letters1957-1976
29/23Outgoing Letters1971-1972
29/24Memorandaca. 1972
30/1Minutes, Agenda1973
30/2Reports - Annual1955-1968
30/3Speeches And Writings1973, undated
30/4Notesundated
30/5Programs1946-1972
30/6Press Releases1972
Ephemera
30/7Miscellaneous Exhibitions1947-1976, undated
30/8Miscellaneous1957-1975, undated
31/1Miscellanyundated
Subject Series
31/2Exhibits1962-1963
31/3Fuller, Richard Eugene - Birthday Party1972-1973
31/4Fuller - Banquet Committee1972
31/5Northwest Annual Showing1957-1971
31/6Clippingsundated

  
Accession No. 2441-004
Betty Bowen papers, 1947-1977
.03 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Gallery Notice, News Release and Clippings1947-1977

  
Accession No. 2441-005
Betty Bowen papers, 1920-1976
1.42 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Box/FolderDate
1/1-2Biographical Features1970
Bowen, Betty
Tobey, Mark
Incoming Letters
1/3-8A-Z1959-1976, undated
1/9-11Hallsten, Pehr1959-1964, undated
1/12-17Tobey, Mark1953-1969, undated
1/18Empty Covers
Outgoing Letters
1/19Miscellaneous1970-1971, undated
1/20To Mark Tobey1958-1975, undated
General Correspondence
1/21University of Washington Press regarding Tobey at 80 Book1970
1/22Miscellaneous1970-1971
Correspondence Collected by Betty Bowen
1/23Miscellaneous Letters to and from Mark Tobey 1957-1968, undated
1/24Mark Tobey to Joanna Eckstein1953-1971, undated
1/25Mark Tobey to Dr. Richard Fullerundated
1/26Mark Tobey and Wesley Wehr1959-1969
Artwork of Others
1/27Mark Tobeyundated
4/22-23Unidentifiedundated
2/1Reproductions of Tobey Artworksundated
Speeches and Writings
2/2-5Introduction to Tobey at 80 Catalog, University of Washington Press1970
2/6-7Dallas Art Museum League Talk on Tobey1968
2/8-9Seattle Art Museum Talk on Tobey1974
2/10Manuscripts regarding Mark Tobeyundated
2/11Manuscripts regarding Tobey's Marriage1957
Writings of Others
2/12Feininger, Julia, and Lyonel and Mark Tobeyundated
Tobey, Mark
2/13Regarding Pehr Hallsten1957
2/13Regarding Pike Place Market1963
2/13Excerpts from "Run as the Days Run"undated
2/13Writing Fragment with Self-Portrait Sketch
2/14Hyman, Thor V. regarding Pehr Hallstenundated
2/15-16, 4/24Publications Containing Articles regarding Mark Tobey1950-1953, 1962, 1974
Notes of Betty Bowen
2/17Excerpts from Articles on Tobeyundated
2/18Writings on Tobey's Paintingsundated
2/19George F. Brown Family on Tobeyundated
2/20Reminiscences of Various People about Tobeyundated
2/21-22Interview with Jack Cooper and Miscellaneous on Tobeyundated
2/23Miscellaneous on Tobey (mostly from interviews)undated
3/1Miscellaneous Notes and Addresses Pertaining to Tobeyundated
3/2-4Exhibition Catalogues and Notices of Mark Tobey1956-1976, undated
3/5Invitations to Tobey Exhibitions1971-1976
3/6-8Lists
Guests for Tobey Memorial Dinner1976
Paintings of Tobeyundated
Members of Tobey's Ladies' Classnd.d.
Owners of Tobey Artworksundated
Slides of Tobeyundated
Music of Mark Tobeyundated
4/25Manuscript Reproductions
4/2678 RPM Phonodisc, "Homage to Windsor Utley" and "Memories Are Hunting Horns"
3/9Book with Mark Tobey's Signature1959
3/10Photocopied Photographs1950s-1970s
Clippings
3/11Tobey Deaccessioning at Seattle Art Museum1975
3/12Tobey's Wills1976
4/1-4Tobey, Mark - Miscellaneousundated
4/5Various Individualsundated
4/6Miscellaneousundated
4/7-8Ephemera1959, 1974-1976, undated
Scope and Content: Includes items regarding Mark Tobey.
Subject Series
4/9Barrie, D.1971
4/10Hallsten, Pehr
4/10Commencement Program1952
4/11Exhibition Notices1956-1971, undated
4/12Clippings and Signatures1956-1962, undated
4/13Jacobson, Berthe Poncy (Claire)1975, undated
4/14Juvonen, Helmi1975-1976, undated
4/15Schaeffer, Rudolph1976
4/16Seattle Arts Commission CETA Project1975
Tobey, Mark
4/17Pike Place Market1963-1971, undated
4/18Pacific Northwest Arts Center, Tobey Excursion and Exhibition1974, undated
4/19"Tobey at 80" Party and Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum1970
4/20Tributes after Tobey's Death1976
4/21Memorial Celebration by Friends of Tobey1976

  
Accession No. 2441-006
Betty Bowen papers, undated
0.83 cubic ft. (1 box)
BoxDate
1Three-Dimensional Object: Hatundated

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Anderson, Guy, 1906-
Bassetti, Fred, 1917-
Bowen, Betty, 1919-1977--Archives.
Brown, Gordon S. (Gordon Summers)
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-
Corley, Ward.
Cumming, William.
Gilkey, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1925-
Gohs, Carl.
Graves, Morris, 1910-
Hallsten, Pehr, d. 1965.
Hauberg, Anne Gould.
Krafft, Charles.
Randlett, Mary.
Robbins, Tom.
Roethke, Beatrice.
Ross, Nancy Wilson, 1901-1986.
Staadecker, William B.
Sund, Robert, 1929-
Tobey, Mark.
Wright, Clifford, 1919-
Organizations:
Allied Arts of Seattle, Inc.
PONCHO (Organization : Seattle, Wash.). Theatre.
PONCHO (Organizaton : Seattle, Wash.)
Pacific Northwest Arts Center (Seattle, Wash.)
Pacific Northwest Arts Council (Seattle, Wash.)
Seattle Art Museum.
Seattle Arts Commission.
Seattle Historic Landmark and Compensation Task Force (Seattle, Wash.)
Seattle/King County American Revolution Bicentenntial Commission (Seattle, Wash.)
Subjects:
Art museums--Public relations--Washington (State)
Art museums--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Art, American--Northwest, Pacific--20th century.
Art, Modern--20th century.
Artists and patrons-- Northwest, Pacific.
Artists-- Northwest, Pacific.
Artists--Public relations-- Washington (State)
Artists--Washington (State)
Children--Hospitals--Washington (State)
Historic sites--Washington (State)
Hospitals--Washington (State)
Theater--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Women art patrons--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Women public relations personnel--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Genre Headings:
Costume.
Drawings.
Posters.
Slides (Photography)
Sound recordings.
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