Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee Public Relations Records, 1957-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee Public Relations Records
Dates
1957-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
.6 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
9580-01
Summary
Public relations records of the Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee, including quarterly reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
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 Sister City relationship between Seattle, Washington and Kobe, Japan began in 1957 through the office of Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton and Mayor Chujiro Haraguchi of Kobe. The program was part of an international "People-to-People" initiative first suggested by President Eisenhower in 1956. The Seattle-Kobe relationship was the first of 21 sister-city relationships held by Seattle today; others include Mazatlan, Mexico; Galway City, Ireland; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee Public Relations Records date from 1957 to 1964 and contain quarterly reports, correspondence, memoranda, meeting notices, committee directories, newspaper clippings, and photographs illustrating the programs, projects, and activities of the committee and the relationship between residents of Seattle and Kobe. Reports, correspondence, and clippings discuss committee activities, special events, student exchange programs, visits from Japanese royalty, political leaders, and other dignitaries, and information about donations and gifts exchanged between the cities. Cultural events, such as showings of Japanese films, an exhibit of Japanese art at the Seattle Art Museum, and the Seattle visit of the Kobe High School choral group (as well as the Ingraham High School Choir's visit to Japan in the following year) are also documented in committee materials and newspaper clippings. Materials comprising an overview of the Seattle-Kobe Sister City relationship, as well as information on the city of Kobe itself, are included in the collection.

The public relations records were maintained by Jeanne Smith, public relations director for the committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee Public Relations Records, Record Series 9580-01. 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-Kobe Affiliation Committee Public Relations Records, 1957-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1957-1958
1/2
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1958
1/3
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations (includes photographs)
1959
1/4
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1960
1/5
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1960
1/6
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1960
1/7
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1961
1/8
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1961
1/9
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1962
1/10
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1963
1/11
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1963
2/1
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1964
2/2
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations
1964
2/3
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations - Quarterly Reports
1960-1964
2/4
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations - Photographs
1960-1964
2/5
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations - Toastmasters
1958-1959
2/6
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Public Relations - Overview
n.d.
2/7
Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee: Mayor Clinson
1964-1965

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art, Japanese--Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public relations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sister cities
  • Student exchange programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle-Kobe Affiliation Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Sister Cities International
  • Geographical Names :
  • Japan--Relations--United States
  • K¯obe-shi (Japan)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States--Relations--Japan
  • Washington (State)--Relations--Japan
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Photographic prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Smith, Jeanne, of Seattle, Wash. (compiler)