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Seattle University Guild Scrapbooks

Identifier: RG 030

Scope and Contents note

This collection reflects the history and activities of the Guild from 1948-1978, including minutes from meetings, scrapbooks of newsclippings and vintage print programs.


  • 1948-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1948, before Seattle University established its offices of advancement and public relations, Father Lemieux, SJ inaugurated the Seattle University Guild and invited prominent Seattle women to assist him in promoting Seattle University to the wider Seattle civic community. During a vibrant thirty year history the Guild sponsored cultural and social events that received prominent coverage in Seattle newspapers.


12 Linear Feet (2 half boxes and 7 scrapbook boxes)

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The Seattle University Guild (1948-1978), founded by A.A. Lemieux, SJ, planned and promoted cultural events on behalf of the university. The collection contains nine scrapbooks and one box of miscellaneous materials. Special events included fashion shows featuring clothing from the shop of John Doyle Bishop in Seattle and exhibits featuring jewelry art designed by Salvador Dali.

Guide to the Seattle University Guild Scrapbooks
Mary Linden Sepulveda, Rick Block, Jeff Winter
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Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository

901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA