Seattle City Light Video Program Records, 1977-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Video Program Records
Dates
1977-1995 (inclusive)
1982-1984 (bulk)
Quantity
2.2 cubic feet, (6 boxes)
Collection Number
1201-13
Summary
Video and slide show production files
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

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Subject files and production files concerning employee training, public service and promotional slide shows and videos. Files include scripts, directions, memos and consent forms. Video topics include a biomass project, asbestos, home weatherization and new employee orientation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Video Program Records , Record Series 1201-13. 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.

Administrative Files, 1977-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Music Licensing
1983-1984
1/2
Positions
1977-1978
1/3
Productions
1984
1/4
Program Plans and Performance Measures
1985
1/5
Quarterly Reports
1977
1/6
Workload Forecasts
1978-1980
1/7
Workload Forecasting
1983
1/8
Workload Forecasting
1984
1/9
Workload Forecasting
1985-1986

Production Files, 1978-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/10
Electricity For Non-Electricians
1978-1979
1/11
Clerical Upward Mobility
1980
1/12
New Employee Orientation
1980
1/13
New Employee Orientation
1980
1/14
Pole Top Rescue
1980
1/15
Current Diversion
1980
1/16
Videotape Program Program
1980
1/17
Mary Jo's Energy Slide Show
1981
1/18
Safety Programs
1981
1/19
New Employee Orientation
1981
1/20
Production Requests
1982
2/1
Creston - Nelson Substation
1981
2/2
Line Sectionalizers
1982
2/3
Introduction To Lineworkers
1983
2/4
Evacuation Rescue
1982
2/5
How To Weatherstrip
1982
2/6
The Caulking Affair
1982
2/7
The Truth About Storm Windows
1982
2/8
The Truth About Storm Windows Photographs
1982
2/9
Rate Increase
1982
2/10
Kingdome Switchgear
1982
3/1
Invasion of the Power Grubbers
1982
3/2
Energy Zoo
1982
3/3
Alternative Resources and Conservation Slide Show
1982-1983
3/4
Biomass Consent Form
1982
3/5
Biomass Correspondence / Memos
1981-1983
3/6
Biomass Interview List
undated
3/7
Biomass Early Writing
1982
3/8
Biomass Scripts
1982
3/9
Biomass Scripts
undated
3/10
Biomass Scripts
1982
3/11
Biomass Shoot Reports
1982
3/12
Biomass
1982
4/1
Biomass Script Approvals
1982
4/2
Biomass Distribution
1983
4/3
Biomass Marketing
1983
4/4
Biomass Interview Transcripts
undated
4/5
Biomass Interview Transcripts
undated
4/6
Biomass Production Notes and Schedule
undated
4/7
Skagit Story
1982
4/8
Conservation and Solar Slide Show
1983
4/9
Home Energy Check Slide Show
1983
4/10
Home Energy Check Slide Show
1983
4/11
Home Energy Check Slide Show
1983
5/1
Not too Young To Volt
1983
5/2
New Employee Orientation Slide Show Update
1983
5/3
Weatherization How To, Revision
1983
5/4
Apprenticeship Program Promo
1984
5/5
Apprenticeship - There's A Future In It!!
-
5/6
Kingdome Switchgear Videotape
1984
5/7
Moore Power Monitor System
1984
5/8
Moore Power Monitor System
1985
5/9
Moore Power Monitor System
undated
5/10
Moore Power Monitor System
1984
5/11
Employee News Show
1983-1984
5/12
Human Resources Customer Relations Training Introduction
1984
5/13
Brown Rapper - Mayor Royer
1984
5/14
Highline 230 KV Lines
1984
5/15
Broad Street Heat Recovery
1984
5/16
SF6 Circuit Breakers Presentation
1984
5/17
Brown Rapper - John Saven
1984
5/18
Transfer Bus - Magnolia Videotape
1984
5/19
Mobile Generator
1984
6/1
Joint Committee For Safety
1984
6/2
Asbestos Training
1984
6/3
Weatherization Outreach Audio Tape
1984
6/4
Production Requests
1983
6/5
Production Assistance Requests
1984
6/6
Audio And Tape Recording Consent and Release Authorization
1984
6/7
Asbestos
1985
6/8
Scripts - NTV
1994-1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Apprenticeship programs--Washington--Seattle
  • Electric power Conservation--Washington--Seattle
  • Employees Training of--Washington--Seattle
  • Forest biomass--Washington (State)
  • Power resources Research--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)