Engineering Department Vehicles and Equipment Photograph Albums, 1920-1952  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Title
Engineering Department Vehicles and Equipment Photograph Albums
Dates
1920-1952 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.6 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
2613-20
Summary
Three albums of photographs depicting vehicles and equipment used by the Seattle Engineering Department.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890. In 1931 the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities and in 1936 it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photograph album containing images of vehicles and equipment used by the Engineering Department. There are approximately 350 prints of more than 200 different vehicles including dump trucks, pickups, sedans, and other equipment such as trailers and air compressors. Also included is information about purchase date, cost, and vehicle description. The photo album can be viewed in the research room although images of all the photographs (without the captions) can be viewed by following the link below to a portion of series 2613-07, Seattle Engineering Department Negatives.

Many of the images are available in the online photograph database; search on the series code (2613-20) to retrieve these images.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Engineering Department Vehicles and Equipment Photograph Albums, Record Series 2613-20. Album [number], Page [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.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1028/1 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 1-44 1920-1952
1028/2 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 45-88 1920-1952
1028/3 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 89-139 1920-1952
1028/4 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 140-177 1920-1952
1028/5 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 178-315 1920-1952
1028/6 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 316-359 1920-1952
1029/1 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 360-721 1920-1952
1029/2 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 722-760 1920-1952
1029/3 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 761-799 1920-1952
1029/4 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album B] 1920-1952
1029/5 Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album C] 1920-1952

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Dump trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Maintenance--Equipment and supplies--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Pickup trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic prints