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Anne Gould Hauberg Endowed Library Fund

The purpose of the Endowment is to underwrite the Artist Images Series.

This series was begun in 1989 by the University Libraries.
Anne Gould HaubergAnne Gould Hauberg had many ties to the University and its libraries. She was the daughter of Carl F. Gould, who was the primary architect for the UW and designed many campus buildings including Suzzallo Library and its extraordinary Reading Room. Ms. Hauberg was a generous contributor of both cash and in-kind gifts to the University Libraries and fostered the tradition of supporting architecture, art and learning both on the University campus and in the community.

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Dance Collection Endowed Fund

The purpose of the Endowment is to provide support of materials in all formats: artwork, furniture, equipment, preservation, conservation, programs, and activities focusing on dance.

Betty WagnerBetty L. Wagner, Architecture and Urban Studies Librarian, established the Dance Collection Endowment to support her enduring commitment to libraries, particularly those associated with the performing arts.

Betty wishes to inspire others who share her belief in the importance of libraries and love of the performing arts.

Betty retired in June 2004, after 53 years of exemplary service to the Architecture and Urban Planning Library, the University Libraries, and the University of Washington.

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David R. Davis Music Library Endowed Fund

Gifts invested for long-term support of UW Libraries’ collections and programs that support the Music Library.

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Drama Library

Gifts enhance the collections, programs and references of the Drama Library. This includes collections and services support for study and research in acting, children’s theatre, costume, criticism, directing, ethnic theatre, lighting, make-up, mime, movement, etc.

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Kearney W. Barton Endowed Pacific Northwest Music Fund

Gifts are invested to provide support for the preservation, description, and dissemination of Kearney Barton’s collection of sound recordings held by UW Libraries, and may also provide support for the preservation, description, and dissemination of other Pacific Northwest music related sound recordings.

Kearney W. Barton (1931 – 2012) was an internationally renowned and celebrated Seattle-based recording engineer and producer. He is widely considered to the person responsible for engineering what came to be known as the “original Northwest sound,“ a raw and reverberating analog sonic signature that can be heard on records by numerous Pacific Northwest artists. As music historian Peter Blecha notes, Barton’s engineering work was key in the crafting of this “powerful aural esthetic…. While numerous musicians also contributed to the process, it was Barton who established what that “Sound” sounded like on classic records by pioneering area rock ‘n’ roll bands.”

Barton contributed much to the world of rock ‘n’ roll, but his talents shined in other contexts, too. In his 50-plus years of audio engineering and production work, Barton produced radio spots for many local businesses, from Nordstroms and Ivars, to Alaska Airlines and the Seattle SuperSonics. He also cut and edited soundtracks for future Olympiads, such as Brian Boitano. It is, however, his work with musicians that will be remembered most. Whether rock or opera, jazz or bluegrass, classical or cabaret, gospel or even the occasional accordion-infused Nordic novelty song, Barton was there.

Blecha notes, “Barton’s half-century of activity … saw him produce recordings for a wide range of clients including the Seattle and Portland opera companies, jazz/pop icon Quincy Jones, Scandinavian humorist Stan Boreson, country/pop diva Bonnie Guitar, the SuperSonics and Sounders sports teams – and even the performance soundtracks for Washington’s 1984 Summer Olympics Gold Medalist swimmers, Traci Ruiz and Candy Costie. Perhaps most significantly though, through instructional classes held at his Audio Recording studios over the decades, Barton trained and mentored an entire generation of students in the arts and sciences of audio engineering.”

While his professional accomplishments will solidify his spot in the world of audio recording and Pacific NW music, many of those who knew Barton well will also remember him for his generosity, kindness, homemade cookies, and relentless cavalcade of jokes. He was also an avid Husky (entered the School of Drama in 1949) who held season football tickets up until the year before his death in 2012.

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Special Collections Pacific Northwest Theater Fund

Gifts support work and supplies related to developing, preserving, archiving collection of materials from theater companies and projects around the Pacific Northwest.

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Spieseke/Hatchett Endowed Art Library Fund

Elizabeth and Winnie

The purpose of the Endowment is for programs, collections, preservation, projects, facilities and services provided by the Art Library. Library materials purchased may include books, sets of collected works, facsimiles of manuscripts, electronic resources and other information formats.

Two friends’ lifelong love of learning, books and libraries was the impetus behind this legacy given to the University Libraries.

Alice Winifred “Winnie” Spieseke was a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington. Winnie met Elizabeth Hatchett, of Kentucky, at Columbia University where Elizabeth was earning her master’s degree. They became inseparable friends, spending the next 40 years exploring NYC before retiring to Seattle in 1975. Winnie and Elizabeth named the Libraries the beneficiary for the Spieseke/Hatchett Art Library Endowed Fund.

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Michael T. Wing Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested provide long-term support for the University Libraries’ collection, description, preservation, and dissemination of unique sound recording, video recording and moving image collections with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest music and broadcasting. This endowment may also support related document collections and support for audio, video, and moving image equipment purchases and maintenance, as well as facility expenses for the proper storage of such collections.

Michael T. Wing is a UW alumnus and former musician who has for many years supported the University Libraries, including its work with sound recordings and broadcast film/video preservation. He studied radio/tv communications and business at the University of Washington. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the UW in 1974 and eventually became a CPA. While attending UW he worked at KOMO Television in Seattle where he prepared film for broadcast and assisted with special production projects. During this time he also worked in music, producing sessions at Kearney Barton’s Audio Recording Studio in Seattle. A notable project was Keith Kessler’s recording of “Sunshine Morning” and “Don’t Crowd Me” released in 1968.

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Michael T. Wing Operating Fund

Gifts provide support immediately available for the University Libraries’ collection, description, preservation, and dissemination of unique sound recording, video recording and moving image collections with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest music and broadcasting. This may also support related document collections and support for audio, video, and moving image equipment purchases and maintenance, as well as facility expenses for the proper storage of such collections.

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Music Library Endowed Fund

The purpose of the Endowment is to provide long-term support for the University of Washington Music Library for purchase of materials in all formats: artwork, furniture, equipment, preservation, conservation, programs, and activities focusing on music.

Betty Wagner seated in center

Betty L. Wagner, Architecture and Urban Planning Librarian, established Performing Arts Endowments in February of 2003 to encourage others to contribute to this fund to create three individual library endowments for the performing arts: Dance, Drama, and Music. The Music Library Endowed Fund was established in July 2004 from this and many other matching donations.

Betty graduated from the UW School of Librarianship on June 9, 1951 and began her appointment as head of the Architecture Library on June 11 of the same year. When the original endowment was created, Betty stated, “This is my first and only professional position and is likely to be my last. One of the thrills of working in an academic environment is working both with the students that we serve and the students who work for us. Working with young people is the next best thing to a fountain of youth.”

Betty retired in June 2004, after 53 years of exemplary service to the Architecture and Urban Planning Library, the University Libraries, and the University of Washington.

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Music Library Operating Fund

Gifts provide support immediately available for the University of Washington Music Library for purchase of materials in all formats: artwork, furniture, equipment, preservation, conservation, programs, and activities focusing on music.

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The Drama Library Endowed Fund

The purpose of the Endowment is to provide support of materials in all formats: artwork, furniture, equipment, preservation, conservation, programs, and activities focusing on drama.

Betty L. Wagner, Architecture and Urban Studies Librarian, established the Drama Library Endowment to support her enduring commitment to libraries, particularly those associated with the performing arts.Betty Wagner

Betty wishes to inspire others who share her belief in the importance of libraries and love of the performing arts.

Betty retired in June 2004, after 53 years of exemplary service to the Architecture and Urban Planning Library, the University Libraries, and the University of Washington.

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The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship

The Maxine Cushing Gray Endowed Libraries Visiting Writers Fellowship was established in 1985 at The Seattle Foundation by friends and admirers of the late Maxine Cushing Gray. The fellowship was established to honor her wide-ranging contributions and to recognize future generations of established writers of exceptional merit. The fellowship includes a one-time monetary award honoring a Northwest writer of notable achievement. In 2004 the fund was moved to the UW Libraries.

Founding members of the Endowment are R.M. Campbell, Meade Emory and Judith A. Whetzel.

Read more about the Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished lecture event.

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