Seattle Aquarium Public Information Officer Records, 1987-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Title
Seattle Aquarium Public Information Officer Records
Dates
1987-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
5805-02
Summary
Public relations material regarding the Seattle Aquarium.
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
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Parks and Recreation maintains the City's parks, shorelines, and boulevards; and administers community centers, public golf courses, and other athletic and cultural facilities. Seattle's first park was established in 1884 after David Denny donated land to the City for that purpose. At that time, a three-member park committee, with limited authority, was created to manage the nascent park system. A Board of Parks Commissioners was established in 1890 with control over all public parks and authority to appoint a Parks Superintendent. In 1896, the City Charter created the position of Superintendent of Streets, Sewers and Parks. The Parks Department became a separate entity in 1904. In 1926, a City Charter amendment abolished the position of Superintendent, distributing its responsibilities between the Head Gardener and the Landscape Architect. A 1948 City Charter amendment required the Board of Park Commissioners to appoint a park superintendent to administer the department. In 1967, another City Charter Amendment reconstituted the Board as an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, changed the agency name to Department of Parks and Recreation, and placed fiscal and operational administration under the superintendent. In 1902 the City hired the Olmsted Brothers, the country's premier landscape architectural firm, to design a parks and boulevards system. Although not all of the plan was implemented, the Olmsted legacy is evident in many of Seattle's parks and boulevards. The City acquired significant amounts of property for park purposes following the turn of the 20th Century, but in 1926 further acquisition was limited by a City Charter amendment that stipulated only money in the Park Fund could be used for that purpose. However, in the 1970s the Forward Thrust Bond issue, along with federal grants and the Seattle Model City Program, supported the largest expansion of the Park system in Seattle history. These programs funded more than 70 new parks and park facilities. The Department manages over 6,000 acres of park land, over two dozen community centers, five municipal golf courses, the Aquarium, and many other recreational and athletic facilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Marketing plans, news releases, event planning files and photographs concerning public events at the Aquarium, including salmon homecoming celebrations, endangered species month and “Trick or Treat on the Waterfront.”

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Aquarium Public Information Officer Records , Record Series 5805-02. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5805-02:  Aquarium Public Information Officer Records , 1987-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Advertising, Stimpson-Clarke
1990-1991
1/2
City Game
1996
1/3
Endangered Species Month
1993
1/4
Endangered Species Month
1992-1993
1/5
Endangered Species Month Proclamations
1992-1995
1/6
For the Sake of the Salmon
1995
1/7
KLSY / Gorton's Fish Promotion
1996
1/8
KTZZ Channel 22 (Kid's Club)
1996
1/9
Marketing Plan and Budget
1987
1/10
Marketing Plan
1989-1990
1/11
News Releases
1987-1996
1/12
Salmon Homecoming Celebration and Pow Wow
1994
1/13
Salmon Homecoming Celebration
1995
1/14
Salmon Homecoming Celebration
1995
1/15
Salmon Homecoming Celebration
1995
1/16
Salmon Homecoming Celebration
1995
1/17
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Fundraising Video
1995
1/18
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Photographs
1995
1/19
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Planning
1995
1/20
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Poster
1995
1/21
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Proclamation
1995
1/22
Salmon Homecoming Celebration Releases
1995
1/23
Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Sherman Alexie Bios
1994-1995
1/24
Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Speakers
1995
1/25
Salmon Homecoming Celebration - Sponsorship Packages
1995
1/26
Trick or Treat on the Waterfront
1994-1995
1/27
Trick or Treat on the Waterfront Thank-Yous
1995
1/28
Trick or Treat on the Waterfront - Tickle Tune News Release
1995
1/29
Trick or Treat on the Waterfront
1996
1/30
Trick or Treat on the Waterfront - Photographs
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Halloween--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Native Americans--Washington (State)
  • Pacific Salmon--Washington (State)
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs