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

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Favorite Archival Object: Shack Distribution Map, 1941

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Archivist Anne Frantilla presents a 1941 map published by the Housing Authority of the City of Seattle illustrating the number and distribution of shacks in Seattle. For more information, please see SMA’s Digital Document Library “Hoovervilles in Seattle."

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SMA MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Comptroller File 169237: Recommendation of Seattle Housing Authority on elimination of "shack" problem in Seattle. (March 5, 1941)
– Comptroller File 171573: Petition Hilda McManus for removal of shack from city street vicinity 2027 - 10th S. and Hill Streets. (October 14, 1941)
– Comptroller File 170058: Petition of Seattle Housing Authority for legal steps making for the demolition of shacks. (May 12, 1941)
– Comptroller File 171423: Petition of Washington Commonwealth W. Seattle District for adequate housing for persons removed from shacks. (September 29, 1941)
– Numbers and Distribution of Shacks by Census Tracts / Seattle, Washington, Housing Authority of the City of Seattle, Item 1036, Record Series 1801-02: Ordinances
– 6th Avenue South Garbage Fill [and shacks in shantytown] [Garbage Dump] (October 25, 1939), Item 39279, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– 15th Ave. SW [shack in foreground] (February 19, 1942), Item 40010, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– [Hooverville on tideflats - foot of S. Atlantic St. near the Skinner and Eddy Shipyards] (February 7, 1933), Item 191875, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– [Hooverville on tideflats - foot of S. Atlantic St. near the Skinner and Eddy Shipyards] (February 7, 1933), Item 191876, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– [Hooverville on waterfront below Elliott near Denny] (February 7, 1933), Item 191877, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES - SEATTLE TIMES
Images and articles appear courtesy of The Seattle Times Library. Permission must be requested from The Seattle Times to reuse.
– Seattle Daily Times, “Ragtime Requiem Rings Out as Tractor Levels Shacks.” ed., 10 Apr. 1941, p. 8. NewsBank

– Seattle Daily Times, “‘Hooverville’ Dies in Flames.” ed., 10 Apr. 1941, p. 8. NewsBank
– Seattle Daily Times, “26 Shacks Go; More Doomed.” ed., 27 June 1941, p. 2. NewsBank

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: Operation Triangle Film Footage, 1973

In this installment, Seattle Municipal ArchivesAudiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf presents film footage recorded by the Engineering Department in 1973 documenting the City of Seattle's Operation Triangle Program.

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SMA MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Item 375, Record Series 1204-05
– Operation Triangle (1973), Item 441, Record Series 2613-09
– Green City: The Reforestation of Seattle (1983), Item 443, Record Series 2613-09
– Transportation Planning in the Neighborhood (1973), Item 466, Record Series 2613-09
– Freeway Park and Garage [2nd Phase] (1979), Item 479, Record Series 2613-09
– Sewer Separation Movie: Objective Facts on a Sewer Separation Program (circa 1970s), Item 484, Record Series 2613-09
– Various Projects (1971-1973), Item 504, Record Series 2613-09
– Parks, Pleasant Occasions and Happiness (1977), Item 920, Record Series 2613-09
– Green City: Raw Negative Footage Rolls 1-3 (1982), Item 923, Record Series 2613-09
– Green City: Raw Negative Footage Rolls 4-5 (1982), Item 924, Record Series 2613-09
– Green City: Raw Negative Footage Roll 6 (1982), Item 925, Record Series 2613-09
– Aquarium [during construction] (July 1976), Item 36542, Record Series 1628-02: Pike Place Market Visual Images and Audiotapes
– Dedication of landscape triangle at 65th and Sand Point Way (July 1973), Item 170782, Record Series 4693-11: Jeanette Williams
– Fourth Ave, Olive Way & Stewart Street Triangle - Landscape Improvement [Planting Plan] (November 2, 1972), Item 965,
– Fourth Avenue, Olive Way & Stewart Street triangle / landscape improvement (November 2, 1972), Item 1070
– Street Tree Program (1975), Item 1062
– 2620-01, Box 5, Folders 27, 30 & 32

Additional Resources
Historical photos of John M. Jewett (Waymark), ID# 2a72de30-59f0-4642-86cd-53d35c7a269b; af625a32-5dc2-4bee-8a8d-10e54f40d406; ID# fbda9dd6-53c7-41bf-a7a4-a4795bf17c02

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: Constituent Email on the Urban Farming Ordinance, 2010

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Digital Asset Manager Sarah Shipley presents constituent emails related to the 2010 Urban Farming Ordinance received by Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin.

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SMA MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Richard Collin Electronic Correspondence, Record Series 4621-01
– Ordinance 123378 (introduced July 6, 2010), An Ordinance related to land use and zoning, amending Sections 23.40.002, 23.42.052, 23.43.006, 23.43.040, 23.44.006, 23.44.040, 23.45.504, 23.45.506, 23.45.508, 23.45.514, 23.45.545, 23.47A.004, 23.47A.011, 23.47A.012, 23.48.010, 23.49.008, 23.50.012, 23.50.020, 23.54.015, 23.84A.002, 23.84A.014, and 23.84A.036; adding new sections to Chapters 23.42 and 23.44; and amending the title of subchapter II of Chapter 23.44, to support urban agriculture, to modify restrictions on greenhouses and solariums and on the keeping of domestic fowl, to clarify and modify definitions for key terms related to urban agriculture and to make technical corrections.
– City Stream Splashback: Chickens (July 2010), Item 15529, Record Series 3902-01
– [Seattle Public Library] Tape 4 (November 1, 1995), Item 8492, Record Series 3902-01
– Century 21 Footage, Item 2039, Record Series 3902-01
– Seattle City Council Regional Development & Sustainability Committee (July 21, 2010), Item 13816, Record Series 3902-01

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: Frog's Travel Itinerary, 1975

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen presents files from Mayor Wes Uhlman's records regarding a joint effort from the cities of Seattle and Snohomish to enter a frog in the special "Mayor's Frog Jump," part of the 1975 Calaveras County Fair International Frog Jump Competition.

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SMA MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Frog jumping correspondence (1975). Item 5287_02_060_003, 5287-02: Wesley C. Uhlman Subject Files
– [Woodland Park Zoo 1959] (November 1959). Item 963, 8601-08: Woodland Park Zoo Moving Images Collection
– Wes Uhlman mayoral campaign flyer (1969). Item 1177, Record Series VF-0000: Vertical Files

ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL RECORDS
– “International Frog Jump at Angels Camp, California 1965 Universal Newsreel 1” (1965). This footage appears courtesy of the Calaveras County Public Access Television Studio Archive in San Andreas, CA.
– “Down at Our Pond: A Film Lesson in Nature Study” (1926). Item ID 0710_Down_at_Our_Pond_A_Film_Lesson_in_Nature_Study_12_18_18_00. Prelinger Archives. Creative Commons Public Domain license.
– Howard, James O., 1941-; Setzer, Theodore S; Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.). Logging residue in southeast Alaska. No 405. (1989). U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. CAT92273060.
– Illustration 234376974 © Berdsigns | Dreamstime.com
– Illustration 234376974 © Berdsigns | Dreamstime.com

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: Newsstand Report & Photographs, 1938

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' City Archivist Jeanie Fisher presents a 1938 report and photographs from the Board of Public Works (in collaboration with the City Engineer and Superintendent of Buildings) to determine if independent news and magazine stands should be allowed to remain in downtown Seattle following a complaint letter from a local business owner.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Seattle Engineering work / home movies (1932), Item 525, Record Series 2613-09: Engineering Department Moving Images
– Occupancy of Street by News and Magazine Stands (1938), Item 11986, Record Series 0600-03: Board Files
– Newsstand -- 5th Ave, and Pike Street (1938), Item 193061, Record Series 0600-03: Board Files
– Newsstand -- 3rd Ave and Pike Street (1938), Item 193062, Record Series 0600-03: Board Files

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: Commission for Improved Employment Photographs, 1932

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' City Archivist Anne Frantilla presents photographs of the relief depots established by the Commission for Improved Employment following the 1929 stock market crash to assist Seattle residents with finding jobs, food, and clothing.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Report of Mayor's Commission for Improved Employment (January 18, 1932), Clerk File 134309, Record Series 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Men loading supplies at relief depot at Twelfth and Yesler. Supplies will be sent to various district depots.] (1931), Item 193915, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Mrs C. S. Sapp, Greenwood PTA worker, volunteers in the clothing department of the Northeast Relief Depot, 1304 East 45th.] (1931), Item 193925, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Women workers sort, repair and clean clothing at Northeast Relief Depot, 1304 East 45th.] (1931), Item 193923, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Roy Carson, volunteer, and Mrs. K. S. Beattie, chairman of the food committee, wrap and check groceries for two men at the Northeast Relief Depot, 1304 East 45th.] (1931), Item 193924, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Northeast Relief Depot, 1304 East 45th. Woman receiving supplies from manager A D Shirreff and volunteer Ed Parsonage.] (1931), Item 193918, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Northeast Relief Depot, 1304 East 45th] (1931), Item 193917, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Raymond Peters (l) and John B. Gough (r) repair shoes in Northwest Relief Depot, 5419 Ballard Avenue.] (1931), Item 193922, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Cobbler shop in clothing department at Twelfth and Yesler Depot.] (1931), Item 193920, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Family receiving shoes and clothing at Rainier Relief Depot at 3805 Edmunds Street.] (1931), Item 193914, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Men lined up at the North Central Relief Depot, 3122 Elliott Avenue, receiving a week's provisions for their families.] (1931), Item 193916, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– Georgetown relief depot (1932), Item 64764, Record Series 1802-0P: Comptroller/Clerk File Photographs; 1802-D9: Reports and Studies
– [Hooverville on tideflats - foot of S. Atlantic St. near the Skinner and Eddy Shipyards] (February 7, 1933), Item191875, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department

Negatives
– Mayor John F. Dore (October 30, 1936), Item 11119, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Mayor Bertha Knight Landes, Item 12285, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Mayor Robert H. Harlin, Item 12287, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
– “Councilmen to See Relief Work.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Two Star edition, 6 April 1932, p. 5.
– “Women Given Jobs by Relief Commission.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, One Star edition, 15 April 1932, p. 16.
– “New Regime Will Abolish Food Depots.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, One Star edition, 28 January 1933, p. 3.

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: #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.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– City of Seattle. "Archived Social Media." ArchiveSocial.

– 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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