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Records, 1902-1910

Overview of the Collection

Creator
West Seattle (Wash.)
Title
Records
Dates
1902-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.4 cubic ft., ((4 boxes and 3 volumes))
Collection Number
9190
Summary
Records of the City of West Seattle, including City Council minutes, ordinances, and City Clerk's 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

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Incorporated in April 1902, the Town of West Seattle established a five-member Town Council, with annual elections held on the first Tuesday in December. West Seattle's population grew rapidly, and in June 1904, the town advanced to city of the third class status. In 1904, 1905, and 1907, West Seattle annexed large portions of the surrounding territory, including the districts of Spring Hill, Riverside, Alki Point, and Youngstown.

West Seattle granted franchises to independent, private companies for the extension of vital services to the city including electric lights and power, street railways, telephone services, and water supply. The need for improved public services led to the movement for annexation to the City of Seattle. In June 1907, the voters of West Seattle voted 325 in favor and 8 opposed for annexation. West Seattle was physically the largest of the cities and towns to be annexed by the City of Seattle, encompassing an area of 16.24 square miles.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Mayors of West Seattle

George B. Nicoll, 1902-1905

Emil de Neuf, 1906

Lewis C. Erven, 1907

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

City of West Seattle records, 1902-1910, include City Council minutes, ordinances, and City Clerk's files. The latter records include bids and proposals, correspondence, claims, contracts, petitions, resolutions, and reports of City officials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], City of West Seattle Records, Record Series 9190-[xx]. 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.

Series I (9190-01):  City Council Minutes, 1902-1907Return to Top

2 volumes

Proceedings of the West Seattle City Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Minutes
1902-1904
2
Minutes
1905-1907

Series II (9190-02):  Ordinances, 1902-1907Return to Top

1 volume

Ordinances passed by the West Seattle City Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1
Ordinances 1-201
1902-1907

Series III (9190-03):  City Clerk's Files, 1902-1907Return to Top

1.4 cubic ft.

Administrative records of West Seattle filed with the City Clerk. Includes contracts, bonds, correspondence, city officials' reports, franchises, oaths of office, petitions, resolutions, and bids and proposals.

Filed alphabetically by subject or record type.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Bids and Proposals
1904-1906
1/2
Bills and Claims
1905-1906
1/3
Bills and Claims
1906
1/4
Bills and Claims
1906
1/5
Bills and Claims
1906-1907
1/6
Bills and Claims
1907
1/7
Bills and Claims
1907
1/8
Bills and Claims
1907
1/9
Bonds, Contract
1904
1/10
Bonds, Official
1902-1907
1/11
City Attorney Communications
1907
1/12
City Marshall's Reports
1902-1907
1/13
Clerk's Reports
1902-1906
1/14
Contracts
1904-1905
1/15
Correspondence, A-J
1902-1907
1/16
Correspondence, K-Z
1902-1907
1/17
Elections
1902-1907
1/18
Fire Department
1905-1907
1/19
Franchise, Street Railway
1903
1/20
Insurance Policies
1906
1/21
King County Auditor and Treasurer Statements
1902-1907
1/22
Land Improvement Districts: Bonds, Certificates, Reports
1906-1910
1/23
Mayor's Calls for Special Town Council Sessions
1902-1907
1/24
Notices of Special Elections
1904
1/25
Oaths of Office
1902-1907
1/26
Payroll
1905-1907
1/27
Petitions, Alterations of City Boundaries
1904-1906
1/28
Petitions, General
1903-1905
1/29
Petitions, Liquor and Saloons
1902-1903
1/30
Petitions, Protests/Demonstrations
1903-1906
1/31
Petitions, Street Improvements
1903-1907
1/32
Petitions, Street Railway
1906
1/33
Petitions, Telephone Service
1902-1907
1/34
Police Judge Reports
1907
1/35
Protests Against Street Improvements
1906
1/36
Resolutions and Ordinances
1902-1905
1/37
Street Improvement Estimates
1906
1/38
Superior Court Cases
1905-1907
1/39
Town Council Committee Reports and Recommendations
1904-1905
1/40
Town Council Committee Reports and Recommendations
1906-1907
1/41
Treasurer's Reports
1902-1907