Seattle Engineering Department Annual Reports, 1899-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Seattle Engineering Department Annual Reports
Dates
1899-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 cubic ft., ((9 boxes))
Collection Number
1802-G2
Summary
Annual reports for the Seattle Engineering Department. Included are Financial and Statistical reports; information on construction and design of bridges, sewers, and paving; traffic division reports; Sewer Utility reports; and Recycling and Waste Reduction reports.
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 position of City Surveyor was established in 1873 by City Charter; in 1890, the name of the position was changed to City Engineer. In 1931 the engineering functions performed for City Light were transferred to that department.

The Office of Traffic Engineer was established by the Civil Service Commission in 1930 and was part of the Department of Streets and Sewers until 1936. The Streets and Sewers Department, along with Traffic, became part of the Engineering Department in March 1936 through a charter amendment.

In 1955 the Seattle Sewer Utility was created by Ordinance 84390; the sewer utility was administered through the Engineering Department. The first director was appointed in 1959. In 1978, as part of a solid waste management program established by Resolution 25872, the Engineering Department was assigned the task of developing recycling and composting projects and programs. In 1980 the Recycling and Waste Reduction activities were initiated within the Engineering Department and a composting program was initiated.

The department was called either the Engineering Department or the Department of Engineering through 1997, when it was abolished and its functions reorganized into the Transportation and Seattle Public Utilities Departments.

List of City Engineers:

H.J. Stevenson 1865; W.B. Hall 1875; R.L. Thorn 1875-1876; P.G. Eastwick 1876-1878; M.J. Costello 1878-1879; F.H. Whitworth 1879-1880; Joseph M. Snow 1882-1883; Reginald H. Thomson 1884-1885; Albro Gardner 1886-1887; John G. Scurry 1888-1890; M. Stixrud [1890?]; Albro Gardner 1890-1892; Reginald H. Thomson [1892-1911?]; Arthor H. Dimock 1911-1922; James D. Blackwell 1922-1927; William C. Morse 1927-1928; William D. Barkhuff 1928-1930; R.H. Thomson 1930-1931; Daniel W. McMorris 1931-1932; Melvin O. Syliaasen 1932-1934; Thomas R. Beeman 1934-1936; Nathaniel A. Carle 1936-1938; Charles L. Wartelle 1938-1947; C. G. Will, Acting 1947-1948; Ralph W. Finke 1948-1952; R.R. Hubbard, Acting 1952-1953; William F. Parker 1953-1947; Roy W. Morse 1957-1971; Robert J. Gulino 1971-1974; Paul A. Wiatrak 1974-

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Engineering Reports date from 1899 to 1989. The earliest report for Engineering in this record series is 1899. The 1909 report of Refuse Destructor No. 1 is also included in this series. It includes composition of refuse, tons of refuse burned, temperature, and other statistics. The Engineering Department reports, often called the Report of the City Engineer, also include the Financial and Statistical reports for the Engineering Department, where they exist. The reports contain very detailed information on paving, sewers, bridges, construction, arterial design, and many other types of work. For example, reports in the 1930s contain information on WPA projects and the 1940 report contains photographs of the seawall constructed along Harbor Avenue Southwest. In cases where a separate financial and statistical report was published, which was primarily in the 1950s through the 1970s, these are included after the annual report.

Traffic division reports exist for 1940-1975. These reports cover traffic surveys, traffic planning, design, signals, signs and markings, safety lighting, street name signs, directional signs, traffic regulation, and various graphs of traffic accidents and other information.

Sewer Utility reports exist for 1956/1957 and 1958, and Recycling and Waste Reduction reports exist for the years 1983-1985.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Engineering Department Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-G2. 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.

Seattle Engineering Department Annual Reports, 1899-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Engineering Annual Report
1898-1899
1/1
Engineering Annual Report
1900
1/1
Engineering Annual Report
1904
1/1
Engineering Annual Report
1908
1/2
Engineering - Data and Monthly Reports of Refuse Destructor No. 1
1909
1/2
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1909
1/2
Engineering Annual Report
1909
1/3
Engineering Annual Report
1910
1/3
Engineering Annual Report
1913
1/3
Engineering Annual Report
1914
1/3
Engineering Annual Report
1915
1/4
Engineering Annual Report
1918
1/4
Engineering Annual Report
1920
1/4
Engineering Annual Report
1921
1/5
Engineering Annual Report
1922
1/5
Engineering Annual Report
1923
1/6
Engineering Annual Report
1924
1/6
Engineering Annual Report
1925
1/7
Engineering Annual Report
1926
1/7
Engineering Annual Report
1927
1/7
Engineering Annual Report
1929
2/1
Engineering Annual Report
1932
2/1
Engineering Annual Report
1933
2/1
Engineering Annual Report
1934
2/2
Engineering Annual Report
1936
2/2
Engineering Annual Report
1938
2/3
Engineering Annual Report
1939
2/3
Engineering Annual Report
1940
2/4
Engineering Annual Report
1941
2/4
Engineering Annual Report
1942
2/5
Engineering Annual Report
1943
2/5
Engineering Annual Report
1944
2/5
Engineering Annual Report
1945
2/6
Engineering Annual Report
1946
2/6
Engineering Annual Report
1947
2/6
Engineering Annual Report
1948
2/6
Engineering Annual Report
1949
3/1
Engineering Annual Report
1950
3/1
Engineering Annual Report
1951
3/2
Engineering Annual Report
1952
3/2
Engineering Annual Report
1953
3/3
Engineering Annual Report
1954
3/3
Engineering Annual Report
1955
3/3
Engineering Annual Report
1956
3/4
Engineering Annual Report
1957
3/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1957
3/4
Engineering Annual Report
1958
3/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1958
3/4
Engineering Annual Report
1959
3/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1959
3/5
Engineering Annual Report (two parts, includes Financial and Statistical Report)
1960
3/5
Engineering Annual Report
1961
3/5
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1961
3/6
Engineering Annual Report
1962
3/6
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1962
3/6
Engineering Annual Report
1963
3/6
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1963
4/1
Engineering Annual Report
1964
4/1
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1964
4/1
Engineering Annual Report
1965
4/1
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1965
4/2
Engineering Annual Report
1966
4/2
Engineering Annual Report
1967
3/6
Engineering Annual Report (two parts, including Financial and Statistical Report)
1968
4/3
Engineering Annual Report
1969
4/3
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1969
4/3
Engineering Annual Report
1970
4/3
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1970
4/4
Engineering Annual Report
1971
4/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1971
4/4
Engineering Annual Report
1972
4/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1972
4/4
Engineering Annual Report
1973
4/4
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1973
4/5
Engineering Annual Report
1974
4/5
Engineering Annual Report
1975
4/5
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1975
4/5
Engineering Annual Report
1976
4/5
Engineering Annual Report
1977
4/5
Engineering Annual Report
1978
4/6
Engineering Annual Report
1979
4/6
Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report
1980
4/6
Engineering Annual Report
1981
5/1
Engineering Annual Report
1983
5/1
Engineering Annual Report
1984
5/1
Engineering Annual Report
1985
5/1
Engineering Department Annual Report
1989
6/1
Engineering: Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report
1983
6/1
Engineering: Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report
1984
6/1
Engineering: Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report
1985
6/2
Engineering: Sewer Utility Annual Report
1957
6/2
Engineering: Sewer Utility Annual Report
1958
6/3
Engineering Department: Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report
1986
7/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1940
7/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1943
7/2
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1944
7/3
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1947
7/4
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1949
7/5
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1950
7/5
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1953
8/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1954
8/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1955
8/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1956
8/2
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1957
8/2
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1958
8/3
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1959
8/3
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1960
8/4
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1961
8/4
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1962
8/5
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1963
8/5
Traffic Engineering Annual Report
1964
8/6
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1965
8/6
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1966
9/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1967
9/1
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1968
9/1
Engineering: Traffic Annual Report
1969
9/2
Engineering: Traffic Division Annual Report
1970
9/2
Engineering: Traffic and Transportation Division Annual Report
1971
9/2
Engineering: Traffic and Transportation Division Annual Report
1972
9/2
Traffic Accident Summary
1972
9/3
Engineering: Traffic and Transportation Division Annual Report
1973-1974
9/3
Engineering: Traffic Accident Summary
1973
9/3
Engineering: Traffic Collision Summary
1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Municipal engineering--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Refuse disposal facilities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sea-walls--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sewerage--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Streets--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Traffic surveys--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Traffic accidents--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Traffic engineering--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Waste minimization--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Streets and Sewers
  • Seattle (Wash.). Refuse Destructor No. 1
  • United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Traffic Division (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept. (creator)