"To Worship Devoutly at the Shrine of Beauty": Artistic Productions of the Seattle Mountaineers Club, 1910-1935

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[Unknown User], “"To Worship Devoutly at the Shrine of Beauty": Artistic Productions of the Seattle Mountaineers Club, 1910-1935,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed September 25, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/386.

Title

"To Worship Devoutly at the Shrine of Beauty": Artistic Productions of the Seattle Mountaineers Club, 1910-1935

Creator

Matthews, Arabella

Date

2019

Description

This thesis discusses the artistic productions of the Mountaineers Club from 1910-1935, and the impact these works of art had on Pacific Northwest regional identity, combining the study of Pacific Northwest regional culture, nature in the American West, and the impact of outdoor recreation societies during this period. The Mountaineers Club is a western Washington-based outdoor recreation society formed in 1906. It was fundamental in building the outdoor community in the Pacific Northwest. Mountaineers Club members during the Progressive era through the Interwar period defined their identity by connecting artistic endeavors and outdoor recreation, producing works of art ranging from photography to hymns to stage productions. Records of the Mountaineers Club, including photographs, illustrations, scrapbooks, poetry, songs, as well as ephemera from the Kitsap Forest Theater reveal sentiments such as closeness and a special relationship with nature, anti-materialist and anti-industrialist sentiments, and an emphasis on hard work and perseverance, using art, club and civic participation, and their perceived privileged relationship with nature.

Subject

Pacific Northwest History

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

Rights

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Format

1 PDF (66 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses

Potential Collection

Dual History and Archives Management