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Allan Pomeroy Records, 1906-1970

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pomeroy, Allan
Title
Allan Pomeroy Records
Dates
1906-1970 (inclusive)
1952-1956 (bulk)
Quantity
4.4 cubic feet, (11 boxes)
Collection Number
5267-01
Summary
Official and personal records from Allan Pomeroy, mayor of Seattle from 1952 to 1956.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Allan Pomeroy was mayor of Seattle from 1952-1956. In 1948, he was defeated in his first mayoral bid by incumbent Mayor William F. Devin, and in 1956 was unsuccessful in a re-election campaign against Gordon S. Clinton. Pomeroy was a lawyer and judge, serving as Justice of the Peace in Kitsap County (1934-1936), acting Seattle municipal judge (1942), assistant United States Attorney for Western Washington (1942-1948), and King County Superior Court judge (1948). He graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1931. He was a member of several clubs and societies, including the Moose Lodge, Eagles, Kiwanis Club, and Alaska-Yukon Pioneers. He served as Exalted Ruler of the Seattle Elks. Pomeroy died on July 7, 1966, and was survived by his wife Loretta.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records date from 1906-1970, with the bulk of the materials coming from Pomeroy's 1952-1956 mayoral term. The records were donated by family members and do not represent a transfer directly from the Mayor's office. They include both official and personal items, evidencing the history and character of Allan Pomeroy beyond his elected term as Mayor. The earliest item, from 1906, is a handbook of induction ceremonies used by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. Pomeroy served as Exalted Ruler, and his ceremonial medallion and ribbon is among his personal artifacts.

City of Seattle records include materials from several committees, including the Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee and one focused on Police Practices. Records also include the Mayor's speeches to visiting conventions and document his participation in the Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference. Subject files and specialized reports include a proposed toll road between Tacoma, Seattle, and Everett.

Photographs in the collection include portraits and documentation of his participation in official events.

Records also include two boxes of newspapers and clippings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Allan Pomeroy Records, Record Series 5267-01. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

GeneralReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Pomeroy Campaign Materials
circa 1952
1/2
Certificate of Election
1952
1/3
Biographical Information
circa 1952
1/4
Annual Message to Council
1953-1956
1/5
Award, Military Order of the Purple Heart
1956
1/6
Guestbook of Mayor Allan Pomeroy
1954-1956
1/7
Ephemera
1950-1956
1/8
News clippings
1954-1956
9/1
Newspapers and Clippings
circa 1954
10/1
Newspapers and Clippings
circa 1954
99/1
Italian Honorary Award and Maritime Proclamation (oversize) - loc 14-4-3
1952-1956
item
TBA
Audio recording, Mayors Devin and Pomeroy. On 2 oversize glass discs
1948

Mayoral StatementsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/9
Mayor Pomeroy Statements
1952
1/10
Mayor Pomeroy Statements
1953
1/11
Mayor William F. Devin Statements
1951
1/12
Mayor William F. Devin Statements
1952
1/13
Robert H. Harlin, Acting Mayor, Statements
1951-1952

Public AppearancesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/14
Speeches
1954
1/15
Address to Richland Chamber of Commerce
1954
1/16
Welcome to His Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia
1954
1/17
Reception, Haile Selassie
1954
1/18
Welcome, Trade Fair
1954
1/19
Television Program, Oil Progress Week, Ethyl Corporation
1954
1/20
Notes on "Seattle 1970"
1954
1/21
Speech at Olympia Kiwanis on the subject of Civil Defense
1954
1/22
Welcome, American Water Works Association Meeting
1954
1/23
Massing of Colors Memorial Ceremony
1954
1/24
Address, American Bowling Congress Tournament
1954
1/25
Address, The Institute of Government, University of Washington
1954
2/1
Speeches, Reference Materials File
1954

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/2
Departmental Correspondence, Building Department
1952-1953
2/3
Departmental Correspondence, Building Department, Frederick and Nelson Parking Garage
1953
2/4
Departmental Correspondence, Building Department, Seattle Pacific College
1953
2/5
Departmental Correspondence, Legal, Spectators on the Viaduct during parades [4 photo prints of viaduct]
1954
2/6
Departmental Correspondence Re: Civil Defense Program Radio and Television Shows
1954
2/7
Departmental Correspondence, Assistant to the Mayor, W. R. Harrison
1956
2/8
External Correspondence, Parking, Engineering
1953, 1956
2/9
External Correspondence, U.S. Congress House Committee on Governement Operations, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations
1956
2/10
External Correspondence, including a thank you note from the Prince of Monaco for a wedding gift from the City of Seattle
1955-1956
2/11
Personal Correspondence (memberships, dues, invoices)
1955
2/12
External Correspondence, Holiday Card
circa 1954
2/13
External Correspondence, Seattle Hospitality Committee for Visiting Navies
1955-1956

Mayoral Committees and CouncilsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/14
Mayor's Committee, I am an American Day
1953-1955
2/15
Mayor's Juvenile Advisory Committee
1954
2/16
Mayor's Juvenile Advisory Committee
1954-1955
2/17
Mayor's Committee, Juvenile Delinquency
1954
2/18
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee
1953
2/19
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Publication, "The Marine Digest, Pacific Northwest Directory"
1953
2/20
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, U.S. Senate Committee Publication, "The Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, Staff Report"
1953
2/21
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Testimony of Seattle Mayor Allan Pomeroy, Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Investigation of Interference in Free Flow of Commerce Through the Port of Seattle, April 8, 1953.
1953
2/22
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Publication, U.S. Congress, "Hearings before the Special Subcommittee on Pacific Coast Maritime Matters, of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries"
1954
3/1
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee
1954
3/2
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Lumber Strike
1954
3/3
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, First Anniversary Dinner
1954
3/4
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee
1955
3/5
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Report by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Freight Rates to the Far East, Discrimination Against the Pacific Coast
1955
3/6
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee
1956
3/7
Mayor's Maritime Advisory Committee, Publication, "The Port and Its Publics" by the Port of Seattle
circa 1950
3/8
Mayoral Committee, Minority Employment
1954-1955
3/9
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices
1955
3/10
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices, Police Training in Relation to Minority Groups
1955
3/11
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices, Roster
1955
3/12
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices, Correspondence
1955
3/13
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices, Report
1956
3/14
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Police Practices
1956
3/15
Mayoral Advisory Committee on Realty, Real Estate
1953
3/16
Mayoral Committee, Vehicle Safety, Annual Report
1953

Conferences and TravelReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Program and Handbook
1953
4/2
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1952
4/3
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1953
4/4
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1953
4/5
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1953
4/6
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1953-1954
4/7
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence, Invitation Reponses
1953
4/8
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Committee Minutes
1953
4/9
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Lists
1953
4/10
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Program Planning
1953
4/11
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Miscellaneous
1953
4/12
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Correspondence
1954
4/13
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Report to the Ford Foundation
1954
4/14
Second Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Seattle, Costs
1954
4/15
Third Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Yokohama, Japan, Pomeroy Remarks
1955
4/16
Third Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Yokohama, Japan
1955-1956
4/17
Japan-American Pacific Coast Mayors' Conference, Toyko 1951 (in 1955 reference file)
1951
5/1
45th Annual State Government Conference, Seattle
1953
5/2
Middle East Mayors' Tour, American Municipal Association
1953
5/3
Middle East Mayors' Tour, American Municipal Association
1953
5/4
Middle East Mayors' Tour, American Municipal Association, Post-Trip Correspondence
1953
5/5
Mayor's Commentary on Far Eastern Trip
1954
5/6
Middle East Mayors' Tour, "Guide for Official Visitors to Damascus" prepared by American Embassy
1953-1954
5/7
Middle East, Reference File
1954-1955
5/8
Second White House Mayors' Conference
1954
5/9
Las Vegas Atomic Bomb Test, Operation Cue, Site Visit
1955
5/10
Las Vegas Atomic Bomb Test, Publication, "We Will - A Do It Yourself Manual for Survival in the Atomic Age"
1954
5/11
Puget Sound Mayors' Meetings
1953-1955

ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/12
Reports. City Planning Commission, Report on a North Seattle Municipal Administrative Center, September 1
1955
5/13
Report. Puget Sound Utilities Council. "Power Program for the Puget Sound - Cascadia Region"
1955

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Subject File - Lists - Democratic Precinct Committeemen
1952
6/2
Subject File - Lists - Japan Society of Seattle
1954-1955
6/3
Subject File - Lists - Newspapers, State and Local
1954
6/4
Subject File - Lists - Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1955
6/5
Subject File - Lists - Seattle Clubs and Committees, Membership
1954
6/6
Subject File - Lists - Secretary of State, Active Corporations, Washington State
1954
6/7
Subject File - Directories - Bartender's Union Guide, Official Yearbook
circa 1945
6/8
Subject File - Directories - Seattle Federal Business Association
1956
6/9
Subject File - Alaska, Statehood
1954
6/10
Subject File - Eagle Gorge Dam, Green River
1954
6/11
Subject File - Municipal League, Newsletter
1955
6/12
Subject File - Municipal League, Newsletter
1956
6/13
Subject File - Municipal League, Correspondence
1955
6/14
Subject File - Olympia Newsletter
1955
6/15
Subject File - Olympia Newsletter
1956
6/16
Subject File - Police, Police Brutality Complaints
1955
6/17
Subject File - Police, Report on Death of Frank Woodrow Olsen
1955
7/1
Subject File - Seafair, Brochure
1955
7/2
Subject File - Tacoma
1953
7/3
Subject File - Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Toll Road
1954
7/4
Subject File - Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Toll Road, Preliminary Report
1954
7/5
Subject File - Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Toll Road, Civil Engineering Report
1955
7/6
Subject File - Tacoma-Seattle-Everett Toll Road
1955-1956
7/7
Subject File - Toledo Mayor's Office
1952
7/8
Subject File - Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Committee Publication, "Industrial Horizons Unlimited"
circa 1947
7/9
Subject File - State Director of Highways, Map, Marion Street Terminal and Tidelands
1959
7/10
Subject File - Washington State Liaison Service, Schedules
1956
7/11
Subject File - Waterfront and Maritime Issues
1952

PersonalReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
7/12
Personal - Publication, Induction Ceremony Handbook, Ritual Part 2 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks
1906
7/13
Personal, Correspondence
circa 1930
7/14
Personal, West Seattle High School Yearbook [owned by Loretta Tyler, wife of Allan Pomeroy]
1930
7/15
Personal, Campaign Materials for Frank T. Bell
1940
7/16
Personal, American Federation of Labor, Convention Program, 61st Annual Convention, held in Seattle
1941
7/17
Personal, Work Product, Career as Lawyer and Judge
1940-1949
7/18
Personal, Certificate of Appointment, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Washington
1948
8/1
Personal, Attorney Work File
1949
8/2
Personal, Newsletter, Seattle 92 Elkgram, April
1950
8/3
Personal, Progress Report, Filipino-American Community Service
1959
8/4
Personal, Autobiography of Henry Broderick
1963
8/5
Personal, Program for the Inaugural Ball of Mayor Uhlman
1970
8/6
Personal, Artifact, Metal Card - Life Membership, the Brooklyn Boys Social Club
undated
8/7
Personal, Artifact, Wooden Nameplate for Desk
1952-1956
8/8
Personal, Artifact, Metal, Ballard 827 Elks Lodge Ceremonial Key
undated
8/9
Personal, Artifact, Metal Medallion and Fabric Ribbon, Order of the Elks, Exalted Ruler
undated
8/10
Personal, Artifact, Metal, Ceremonial Key to the City of Seattle
1952-1956

Photographs, 1952-1956Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
Photographs, Pomeroy Portraits
1952-1956
11/2
Photographs, Events, Allied Cleaners Contest [?]
1952
11/3
Photographs, Palm Springs Mayors Conference
1953
11/4
Photographs, Second Japan American Pacific Coast Mayors Conference
1953
11/5
Photographs, AAA Pedestrian Safety Award
1954
11/6
Photographs, Master Brewers Meeting
Fall 1954
11/7
Photographs, National Conference on Government, University of Washington
1955
11/8
Photographs, Unidentified Events
undated
11/9
Photographs, Personal, Unidentifed Wedding Toast
undated
11/10
Photographs, Personal, Family
undated