The mission of the Early Seattle Theatre History Project is to provide an easily accessible resource that documents theatrical activity in Seattle from 1851 to 1920. In addition, the project seeks to expose local archival collections that can be mined by students, teachers, scholars and the public for information about Seattle's rich theatrical history. The project also aims to provide an online resource that local cultural institutions can use to highlight their collections by adding their archival theatre material to the Early Seattle Theatre Project.