Seattle Municipal Archives

Passionate audio spotlights Seattle activist Freddie Mae Hurd Gautier
Favorite Archival Object: Committee of the Whole Public Hearing, 1970
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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: 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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