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Favorite Archival Object: #SHellNo ArchiveSocial, 2015
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In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Digital Asset Manager Sarah Shipley presents a 2015 archived social media hashtag #SHellNo from SMA's ArchivesSocial.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– City of Seattle. "Archived Social Media." ArchiveSocial. www.seattle.gov.archivesocial.com.

– Seattle City Council Briefing (September 28, 2015), Seattle Channel Moving Image Collection, Record Series 3902-01

– JFogtSeattle. "#SHellNo Kayaktivism training: Seattle Councilmember Mike O'Brien's open water kayak rescue." YouTube, 4 May 2015. https://youtu.be/xZCrdmrMp9s

– Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien ▶ #ShellNo. "This weekend I participated in kayaktivism training for #SHellNO. I borrowed my son's GoPro to capture footage. It is critical we stand up to say "SHell No" to Arctic drilling, but we have got to do it safely--trust me, the Sound is COLD! So check out the shellno.org website for a schedule of upcoming on-water training opportunities if you plan to join me in shaking a paddle at Shell if/when they arrive." Facebook, 4 May 2015.

– @wakiyan7 (Matt Remle). "@cmkshama standing with NW tribes in saying #ShellNo @ recent protest in #Seattle @VoteSawant lastrealindians.com/shellno-opposi… pic.twitter.com/fCPVOcS6B3." Twitter, 3 August 2015, https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLgpD9nUsAEvOjb.jpg.

– @LauraLoeSeattle (Laura Loe). "@cmkshama @CMMikeOBrien mayor 2017? #tbt #shellno. pic.twitter.com/bGEMBDnFGa." Twitter, 30 September 2016. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtnKBzZVIAA4Szb.jpg

– @greenpeaceusa (Greenpeace USA). "Seattle city council member @CMMikeOBrien being towed by @USCG. Still waving red #SaveTheArctic flag! #ShellNo pic.twitter.com/RRtBnk1ZpY." Twitter, 15 June 2015. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHjCINeWUAAhKi3.jpg

– @CMMikeOBrien (Mike O'Brien). "Replying to @HillaryClinton. Thanks @HillaryClinton, and please feel free to come join us in Seattle for future #ShellNo actions!" Twitter, 20 August 2015. https://seattle.gov.archivesocial.com...

– @cmkshama (Kshama Sawant). "Solidarity to activists protesting today's @PortofSeattle meeting. We say #shellno to Shell's Arctic drilling fleet! pic.twitter.com/h8FU8C02Uu." Twitter, 24 March 2015. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA44I9FXI...

– @room2roamWA "More from #sHELLNO @cmkshama Solidarity with Seattle who gives a damn #gethemout #notOKzoo pic.twitter.com/o2VGNwzP2Z." Twitter, 26 April 2015.

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)

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Favorite Archival Object: #SHellNo ArchiveSocial, 2015

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Digital Asset Manager Sarah Shipley presents a 2015 archived social media hashtag #SHellNo from SMA's ArchivesSocial.

View more from the "Favorite Archival Object" series here

Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– City of Seattle. "Archived Social Media." ArchiveSocial. www.seattle.gov.archivesocial.com.

– Seattle City Council Briefing (September 28, 2015), Seattle Channel Moving Image Collection, Record Series 3902-01

– JFogtSeattle. "#SHellNo Kayaktivism training: Seattle Councilmember Mike O'Brien's open water kayak rescue." YouTube, 4 May 2015. https://youtu.be/xZCrdmrMp9s

– Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien ▶ #ShellNo. "This weekend I participated in kayaktivism training for #SHellNO. I borrowed my son's GoPro to capture footage. It is critical we stand up to say "SHell No" to Arctic drilling, but we have got to do it safely--trust me, the Sound is COLD! So check out the shellno.org website for a schedule of upcoming on-water training opportunities if you plan to join me in shaking a paddle at Shell if/when they arrive." Facebook, 4 May 2015.

– @wakiyan7 (Matt Remle). "@cmkshama standing with NW tribes in saying #ShellNo @ recent protest in #Seattle @VoteSawant lastrealindians.com/shellno-opposi… pic.twitter.com/fCPVOcS6B3." Twitter, 3 August 2015, https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLgpD9nUsAEvOjb.jpg.

– @LauraLoeSeattle (Laura Loe). "@cmkshama @CMMikeOBrien mayor 2017? #tbt #shellno. pic.twitter.com/bGEMBDnFGa." Twitter, 30 September 2016. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtnKBzZVIAA4Szb.jpg

– @greenpeaceusa (Greenpeace USA). "Seattle city council member @CMMikeOBrien being towed by @USCG. Still waving red #SaveTheArctic flag! #ShellNo pic.twitter.com/RRtBnk1ZpY." Twitter, 15 June 2015. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHjCINeWUAAhKi3.jpg

– @CMMikeOBrien (Mike O'Brien). "Replying to @HillaryClinton. Thanks @HillaryClinton, and please feel free to come join us in Seattle for future #ShellNo actions!" Twitter, 20 August 2015. https://seattle.gov.archivesocial.com...

– @cmkshama (Kshama Sawant). "Solidarity to activists protesting today's @PortofSeattle meeting. We say #shellno to Shell's Arctic drilling fleet! pic.twitter.com/h8FU8C02Uu." Twitter, 24 March 2015. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA44I9FXI...

– @room2roamWA "More from #sHELLNO @cmkshama Solidarity with Seattle who gives a damn #gethemout #notOKzoo pic.twitter.com/o2VGNwzP2Z." Twitter, 26 April 2015.

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)

Favorite Archival Object: "Reduce Your Chills & Cut Your Bills" City Light PSA, 1987

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf presents a 1987 public service announcement produced by Seattle City Light featuring an energy conservation rap.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– "Reduce Your Chills & Cut Your Bills" (1987), Item 5542, Record Series 1204-05

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Background used for all object reveals: Agreement between the Board of Park Commissioners of Seattle and Olmsted Brothers (April 30, 1904), Item 5801_01_53_15_001, Record Series 5801-01: Don Sherwood Parks History Collection, Seattle Municipal Archives
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)

Favorite Archival Object: City Light Electric Car Prototype Photographs, 1968-1976

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Photo Archivist Julie Irick presents several photographs featuring electric vehicles promoted by Seattle City Light between 1968 and 1976.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Electric truck with Seafair Queen [Linda Andrews] (February 7, 1968), Item 78725, Record Series 1204-01: City Light Negatives
– Electric truck with Mr. Nelson (February 7, 1968), Item 78726, Record Series 1204-01: City Light Negatives
– Newhalem air view (1968), Item 198443, Record Series 1204-01: City Light Negatives
– Seattle City Light Superintendent Gordon Vickery demonstrates Electro Park charging station recharging the battery of a prototype electric car (1973), Items 181148, 181149, 181150, 181151, 181153, 181154, & 181155, Record Series 1204-01: City Light Negatives
– RT1, Electric car prototype (1976), Items 175211, 175213, 175216, 175218, 175219, 175220 & 175222, Record Series 1204-04: City Light Slide Collection
– RT1, Electric car prototype being built (1976), Items 184121, 184126, 184132, & 184137, Record Series 1204-04: City Light Slide Collection
– Skagit Project visitor's guide (circa 1969), Item 1201_12_010, Record Series 1201-12: City Light Brochures
– Seattle City Light Newsletter (May 3, 1973), Record Series 1207-01: Seattle City Light Newsletter, Box 2/Folder 11
– 1976 Annual Report (June 10, 1977), Record Series 1802-F6: Seattle City Light Annual Reports
– Lift Better Electrically (1960), Item 42, Record Series 1204-05: Seattle City Light Moving Images
– Seattle, Picture of a Young City (1976), Item 3165, Record 2613-09: Engineering Department Moving Images

ELECTRIC CAR COMPANY IMAGES
– Battronic brochure (1966)
– Battronic production photo album (1966)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
– “Electric Truck is Moved to Skagit Project.” (1968, March 25). Seattle Daily Times , p. 49.
– “Electric Truck Proving Useful to City Light.” (1968, June 3). Seattle Daily Times , p. 8.
– Green, Stephen. “Now…the Volts Wagon.” (1976, September 25). Seattle Post-Intelligencer, p. 7.

Favorite Archival Object: Board of Theater Supervisors Documents, 1926-1965

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Reference Archivist Jeanie Fisher presents a the Board of Theater Supervisors Documents record series spanning the Board's activities between 1926 and 1965.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– The Board of Theater Supervisors Documents, Record Series 1802-E5
– Ordinance 24867
– [10-3-C, Green Parrot Theatre, et al (MC-1)] A. A. Denny's 4th, block F, lot 6. 1419 - 1423 First Avenue (1937), Item 32541, Record Series 1628-02: Pike Place Market Visual Images and Audiotapes
– [10-4-E, First Avenue Theater - Champ Arcade] A. A. Denny's 4th, block F, lot 7, south half. 1413 First Avenue (1952), Item 32543, Record Series 1628-02: Pike Place Market Visual Images and Audiotapes
– Unauthorized Signs on Pantages Theater. (Palomar) 3rd Avenue and University Street (August 19, 1926), Item 38198, Record Series 2625-10: Department of Streets and Sewers Photograph Collection
– Unauthorized Signs on Pantages Theater (August 19, 1926), Item 38193, Record Series 625-10: Department of Streets and Sewers Photograph Collection
– Downtown Shots for Sew. [1515 4th Avenue] (January 30, 1948), Item 41057, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– [Admiral Theater marquee] (1941 Estimated), Item 200324, Record Series 1629-01: Historic Building Survey Photograph Collection
– World's Fair souvenir program (1962), Item 435_014, Record Series VF-0000: Vertical Files

MOVIE POSTERS
– "The French Line" promotional poster, United States (1953)
– "Stromboli" promotional poster, Italy (1950)

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
– Williams, Forrest. "Censorship Held Illegal." Seattle Post-Intelligencer (December 1, 1965) page 17.
– "2 Movie Laws Unconstitutional" Seattle Post-Intelligencer (September 27, 1968) page 6. 

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Background used for all object reveals: Agreement between the Board of Park Commissioners of Seattle and Olmsted Brothers (April 30, 1904), Item 5801_01_53_15_001, Record Series 5801-01: Don Sherwood Parks History Collection, Seattle Municipal Archives
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)

Favorite Archival Object: Seattle Police Chief Letter, 1971

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen presents a letter written by the Seattle Chief of Police in 1971 to the Civil Service Commission regarding female police officers. The "Favorite Archival Object" series is a monthly installment featuring archivists from Seattle Municipal Archives highlighting some of our favorite items from the collections.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Correspondence re: sex-segregated exams for police promotion, May 1972, Item 6010_10_013_028_002, Record Series 6010-10: Appeals
– Letter from Police Chief George P. Tielsch re: sex-segregated exams for police promotions, November 10, 1971, Item 6010_10_013_028_001, Record Series 6010-10: Appeals
– Demonstration [Anti-war protest downtown organized by People's Coalition for Peace and Justice], May 5, 1971, Items 200793 + 200795, Record Series 8200-13: Water Department Photographic Negatives
– Parking Meter Checker Citing Car. [Meter maid], August 4, 1960, Item 63745, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Traffic. Meter Maid at 5th Ave. and Cherry St., July 11, 1961, Item 68600, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Seattle, Picture of a Young City, 1976, Item 3165, Record Series 2613-09: Engineering Department Motion Picture Film
– Swearing-In Ceremony of Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole, June 23, 2014, Item misc_swearing062314V.mp4, Seattle Channel

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Background used for all object reveals: Agreement between the Board of Park Commissioners of Seattle and Olmsted Brothers (April 30, 1904), Item 5801_01_53_15_001, Record Series 5801-01: Don Sherwood Parks History Collection, Seattle Municipal Archives
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)

Favorite Archival Object: Committee of the Whole Public Hearing, 1970

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' City Archivist Anne Frantilla presents a Seattle City Council Committee of the Whole Public Hearing from April 23, 1970 featuring public comment from Seattle activist Freddie Mae Hurd Gautier.

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Favorite Archival Object: the City's First Website - the Public Access Network

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Digital Asset Manager Sarah Shipley describes the City of Seattle's first website, which launched on February 1, 1995.

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Favorite Archival Object: Diver Photograph

Seattle Municipal Archives' Photo Archivist Julie Irick showcases a nitrate negative of a diver from 1912.

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Favorite Archival Object: "City A Go-Go" Pilot

Seattle Municipal Archives' Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf highlights the pilot episode of Nancy Guppy's "City A Go-Go" series which aired on the Seattle Channel from 2002-2007.

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Favorite Archival Object: Seattle Fire Department Central File - Serial Arsonist

Seattle Municipal Archives Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen describes a Central File from the Seattle Fire Department on a serial arsonist from 1935 who was nicknamed the "Pacific Coast Firebug."

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Favorite Archival Object: Anonymous Letter

Seattle Municipal Archives Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen shows us an anonymous letter written to Mayor Wesley Carl Uhlman complaining about hippies in the Pike Place Market in 1970.

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Favorite Archival Object: 1931 Hearing Transcript

Seattle Municipal Archives Reference Archivist Jeanie Fisher describes a transcript from a hearing on salvaging waste from Seattle's garbage dumps in 1931.

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Favorite Archival Object: S.A.F.E. - Big Red

Seattle Municipal Archives Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf provides a brief overview of the Seattle Fire Department's School and Fire-Safe Education (S.A.F.E.) animated film "Big Red," produced in 1984.

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Favorite Archival Object: Petition to Repeal Pound Limits Ordinance

Seattle Municipal Archives City Archivist Anne Frantilla shows us a petition to repeal an ordinance effecting boundaries for cows to graze in Ballard (1905).

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Favorite Archival Object: Olympic Foundry Photographs

Seattle Municipal Archives City Archivist Anne Frantilla describes photographs of the Olympic Foundry taken by a Seattle City Light photographer in 1965.

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Favorite Archival Object: Personal Record Files

Seattle Municipal Archives Reference Archivist Jeanie Fisher describes the Personal Record Files from City employees (1890-1904).

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