Human Rights Department Annual Reports, 1963-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Human Rights Department Annual Reports
Dates
1963-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-G9
Summary
Annual reports of the Human Rights Department, 1963-1982.
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 Human Rights Commission was created in 1963 through Ordinance 92191 to promote equality and understanding among Seattle residents and to study, investigate, and make recommendations regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin. Other aims of the Commission were to promote "equality and understanding" through a public education program. The Commission's twelve members were "representative citizens of the city" appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council; initial members included representatives from the Seattle Urban League, King County Labor Council, and various religious groups.

In 1969, the Human Rights Department was created, incorporating a small Office of Human Rights in the Executive Department. The Human Rights Department took on the responsibilities of the study and investigation of human rights issues and recommendation of policies and legislation, while the Human Rights Commission continued in a primarily advisory capacity. In 1980, all employment and housing discrimination functions were consolidated under the Human Rights Department.

In 1995, the affirmative action monitoring function of the Human Rights Department was transferred to the Personnel Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports exist for the years 1963-1982 and include a summary of important activities, project, and programs of the Human Rights Commission (and, later, the Human Rights Department as well) and its various committees and divisions; problems or issues encountered during the year; and plans and goals for the coming year. Also included is information on the board and its members and supplementary information such as statistics, charts, maps, and census data. Over the years, statistics in the reports cover population, income, occupations, education, and housing and contract data, as well as other important information. The 1964-1965 report also discusses various aspects of the problem of discrimination in Seattle, including its effects on education and employment. The 1975 report includes Affirmative Action reviews for each department.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Human Rights Department Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-G9. 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.

Human Rights Department Annual Reports, 1963-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Human Rights Commission Annual Report
1963-1964
1/1
Human Rights Commission Annual Report
1964-1965
1/1
Human Rights Commission/Department Annual Report
1969
1/1
Human Rights Commission/Department Annual Report
1970
1/2
Human Rights Commission/Department Annual Report
1972
1/2
Human Rights Department Annual Report
1974
1/3
Human Rights Department Annual Report (includes Affirmative Action reviews)
1975
1/4
Human Rights Department Annual Report
1978
1/4
Human Rights Department Annual Report
1980
1/4
Human Rights Department Annual Report
1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Affirmative action programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Human rights--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Race discrimination--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Right to housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Human Rights Dept. (creator)
    • Seattle Human Rights Commission (creator)