Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Other Finding Aids

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Seattle Women's Ensemble Records
1982-1999



Accession No.: 5257-001
Creator: Seattle Women's Ensemble , creator
Title: Seattle Women's Ensemble Records
Date Span: 1982-1999
Quantity: 1.75 cubic ft.
2 videocassettes : sound, col. ; 1/2 in.
5 sound cassettes : analog
3 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm, mono ; 7 in.
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Seattle Women's Ensemble with the Derivative Duo, concert poster, 1987. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW22547z

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



Historical Note

The Seattle Women's Ensemble, a feminist choral group that was broadly supported by the Seattle area women's community of the 1980s and '90s, performed culturally diverse music that often focused on women's issues. Through its performances, the Seattle Women's Ensemble supported other organizations that shared its goals. Management issues were important to the group, with its feminist consciousness and culture. The Seattle Women's Ensemble disbanded in 2000.

Scope and Content

Minutes, agendas, notes, and other board materials; programs, clippings, ephemera, posters, audio and video cassette recordings of performances, photographs, and other materials, ca. 1982-ca. 1999.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on duplication, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Acquisition Info

The Seattle Women's Ensemble records were donated to the Libraries in 2001 by Barbara Glenn.

Processing Info

The records were processed in 2001-2002.

Photographs were relocated to the Seattle Women's Ensemble Photograph Collection, PH Coll. 626, in the repository in 2003.

Other Finding Aids

The visual materials that form part of this collection are described and indexed in A Guide to the Seattle Women's Ensemble Photograph Collection. Photocopies of the photographs are filed with the papers.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
1/1Organizational Features1982, 1994, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/2General Correspondence1988-1994, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/3Intraorganizational Correspondence1991

  
Box/FolderDate
1/4Minutes - Business Meetings1990-1991

  
Box/FolderDate
1/5Financial Records1989-1994, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Committee Files
1/6Board Nominating Committee1993
1/7 Development Committee1990-1994
1/8Fundraising Committee1989-1990
1/9Membership Committee1989-1993
1/10Music Committee1992, n.d.
1/11Outreach Committee1989-1990
1/12Process Committee1983, n.d.
1/13Production Committee1990
1/14Promotions Committee1992-1993

  
Box/FolderDate
Event Files
1/15Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Series (Fundraiser)1989
1/16"Concert for Shelter"1990
1/17"Conversations in the Garden"n.d.
1/18"Enchanted Grove"1994
1/19"The Feminine Mystaque"1988
1/20Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses Festival III1989
1/21International Women's Day1989-1990, n.d.
1/22"Jamboree"1989
1/23"Jubilant Song"n.d.
1/24"Many Hands Make Light"1996
1/25Pride Concert1989
1/26"Seattle's Lesbian/Gay Pride Parade March"1983
1/27"Sisters Are Doin' It"1998
1/28"Tapestry"1993
1/29"Two Too Much"1990
1/30"Under One Sky" - Pacific Northwest Women's Choral Tour1995
1/31"Winter Light" (annual)1990-1997, n.d.
1/32Miscellaneous Seattle Women's Ensemble Concerts1990, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Speeches and Writings
1/33Drafts of Seattle Women's Ensemble Informational Brochures1985, n.d.
1/34"Survival Guide for New SWE Members"1991-1994, n.d.
1/35Miscellaneousn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Subject Series
1/36Retreats1983-1985, 1990, n.d.
1/37Sister Singers Network1989
1/38Vocal Notes and Exercisesn.d.
1/39Volunteers1990-1995

  
Box/FolderDate
1/40Contractsn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/41Calendars and Schedules1989-1996, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Lists
1/42Repertories1982, 1999, n.d.
1/43Membership Rosters1983, 1998, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/44Notesn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/45Ephemera1984-1993, n.d.

  
BoxDate
2, 3Posters    OVERSIZE1986-1994, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Sound Recordings
Audiocassettes
1/46 "Kane Hall - SWE and Derivative Duo - 6/13/87"1987
1/46"SWE - Kane Hall - June 4 1988"1988
1/46"Seattle Women's Ensemble with Susan Osborn 'Jubilant Song'" (2 copies)1990
1/46"Pride Concerts" (Seattle Women's Ensemble and Seattle Men's Chorus)1989
1/47Sound discs of commercially released Latin musicn.d.
General Notes: 3 45 rpm discs (not produced by the Seattle Women's Ensemble).

  
Box/FolderDate
Video Recordings
General Notes: 2 1/2-inch, VHS, color videocassettes.
1/48"Seattle Women's Ensemble - 10th Anniversary Concert"1991
1/48"S.W.E. at Kane Hall"1987

  
Box/FolderDate
1/49Photographs1988-1989, n.d.
Scope and Content: Photocopies, one original B&W print. Originals transferred to the repository's photograph collections.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/50Clippings1989

  
Box/FolderDate
1/51Miscellanyn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Seattle Women's Ensemble Board of Directors
1/52General Correspondence1990
1/53-1/55Minutes1989-1990
1/56Proposals1990, n.d.
Subject Series
1/57GALA Conference1990
1/58Retreats1989-1990

Subject Terms

Organizations:
Seattle Women's Ensemble--Archives.
Subjects:
Choirs (Music)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Lesbian musicians--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Women singers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
Women's music.
Genre Headings:
Sound recordings.
Videocassettes.
Last modified: February 27, 2009
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