Seattle Veterans Action Center Records, 1971-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.
Title
Seattle Veterans Action Center Records
Dates
1971-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.2 cubic feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
3631-01
Summary
Records of an agency serving Vietnam War veterans
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

An Office of Human Resources was established in 1971 in the Executive Department to develop, implement, and manage social services for low-income and disadvantaged residents of Seattle. In 1973 it was replaced by the Department of Human Resources. DHR administered family and youth services programs, senior citizen services, community service activities, the Seattle Veterans Action Center, and the Comprehensive Residential Weatherization Program. Federal, state, and local grants comprised two-thirds of the department's operating budget. Passage of the 1986 Low Income Housing Levy increased the City's funding and policy role in housing issues. In 1991, the agency name was changed to the Department of Human Services. A year later, the Department of Housing and Human Services was created, incorporating the City housing programs and Community Development Block Grant administration from the recently abolished Department of Community Development. DHHS programs included aging services, family and youth services, housing and community services, human services, and the City's education office. In 1999, the Office of Housing was established as an independent agency and DHHS was reorganized as the Human Services Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Seattle Veterans Action Center was established in 1971 to provide coordinated readjustment assistance to veterans, especially minority, disadvantaged and disabled Vietnam war veterans. Services included job referrals; education, job and benefit counseling; emergency services and discharge review. Records include subject files, grant files, photographs, public information files, and reports. Subjects include amnesty for war resisters, creation of the Center, funding, and the Mayor's Committee To Aid Returning Veterans.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Veterans Action Center Records , Record Series 3631-01. 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.

Subject Files, 1971-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Action / VISTA Proposal for 1973-1975
1973-1974
1/2
Amnesty
1975
1/3
Amnesty
1976
1/4
Amnesty
1976
1/5
Budget - Organization
1971-1972
1/6
Budget
1973-1974
1/7
Contributions To Sea-VAC
1972-1974
1/8
Council of Churches (Washington)
1972
1/9
Department of Human Resources Interdepartmental Correspondence
1975
1/10
Department of Human Resources Interdepartmental Correspondence
1976
1/11
Department of Human Resources Interdepartmental Correspondence
1976
1/12
Discharge Upgrade Project
1975-1976
2/1
Employment (Jobs) Information
1980
2/2
Employment Project Study
1975
2/3
EX-V-IT Program (Ex-Veteran-In-Training)
1973-1975
2/4
Film and Film Orders
1972-1973
2/5
History (Sea-VAC)
1981
2/6
Incoming Letters
1972-1976
2/7
Legislation (National)
1974-1975
2/8
Mayor's Committee To Aid Returning Veterans
1971-1973
2/9
Mayor's Committee To Aid Returning Veterans
1973-1974
2/10
Mayor's Committee To Aid Returning Veterans
1975-1976
2/11
Mayor's Task Force To Aid Returning Veterans - Evaluation of Sea-VAC
1973
2/12
National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors Correspondence
1975
2/13
National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors Veterans Projects
1976
2/14
Outreach Plan
1975-1976
2/15
Overviews and Attachments
1972-1977
2/16
Private Industry Council Grant - Veterans Helping Veterans
1980
Box/Folder
3/1
Program Description
1971-1972
3/2
Research Work
1976
3/3
Vietnam Veterans Civic Council
1976
3/4
Vietnam Veterans Coordinating Council
1979

Grant Files, 1971-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/5
Proposals and Grants Office of Human Resources
1971
3/6
Proposals and Grants
1971-1972
3/7
Proposals and Grants
1971-1972
3/8
Proposals and Grants
1972-1973
3/9
Proposals and Grants
1974
3/10
Proposals and Grants
1975
3/11
Proposals and Grants: National League of Cities, Creating Sea-VAC
1971-1972
3/12
Grant Application: National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors
1972-1973
3/13
Proposals and Grants: National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors
1972-1973
3/14
Proposals and Grants: National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors
1973-1974
3/15
Proposals and Grants: National League of Cities / U.S. Conference of Mayors
1974-1975
4/1
Proposals and Grants: Office of Economic Opportunity
1972-1973
4/2
Proposals and Grants: Community Services Administration (OEO)
1974-1975
4/3
Proposals and Grants: Community Services Administration (OEO)
1975
4/4
Proposals and Grants: Community Services Administration, NOGA
1976
4/5
Proposals and Grants: Community Services Administration (OEO)
1976
4/6
Proposals and Grants: Community Services Administration (OEO) Progress Reports
1976
4/7
Grant Application (Federal, OEO)
1977
4/8
Proposals and Grants: OEO Veteran's Outreach
1972-1974
4/9
Proposals and Grants: OEO Veteran's Outreach
1973
4/10
Proposals and Grants: OEO Veteran's Outreach
1974
4/11
Proposals and Grants: OEO Veteran's Outreach
1974
4/12
Proposal: Upward Bound
1975
4/13
Veterans Outreach Budget
1973
4/14
Sea-VAC Funding, Letters of Support
1972

Photographs (Mostly of Sea Vac Staff), undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): 4/15

Public Relations Files, 1972-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Articles About Sea-VAC
1972-1973
5/2
Press Releases
1972
5/3
Press Releases
1972
5/4
Press Releases
1973
5/5
Press Releases
1973
5/6
Press Releases
1976
5/7
Public Relations
1974
5/8
Public Relations
1976
5/9
Publicity
1976-1978
5/10
Radio Releases: Public Service Announcements
1972-1973
5/11
Radio Releases: Public Service Announcements
1972

Reports, 1972-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Reports - Annual
1972-1980
6/2
Reports DHR Bi Monthly
1976
6/3
Reports - Discharge Upgrade, National League of Cities
1976-1977
6/4
Report - First Year
1972
6/5
Report - Two Year
1973
6/6
Reports - Less Than Honorable Cases
1976
6/7
Report - OEO, Evaluation of Sea-VAC
1974
6/8
Reports - Other-Than-Honorable Cases
1974-1975
6/9
Report - Upward Bound
1975
6/10
Report - Veterans Rehabilitation Study, Interim Report
Undated
6/11
Report - Women Veterans Project Final Report
1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Veterans--Services for--United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Human Resources
  • National League of Cities
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)