Department of Neighborhoods African American Museum Project Records, 1984-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Department of Neighborhoods African American Museum Project Records
Dates
1984-2000 (inclusive)
1991-1998 (bulk)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5751-05
Summary
Documents the effort to establish an African American Museum at the site of the former Colman School in Seattle.
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 processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Neighborhoods was created in 1991 by consolidating staff from the Executive Department's Citizens Service Bureau and Office of Neighborhoods, the Community Service Centers of the Department of Human Resources, and the Neighborhood Assistance Division of the Department of Community Development. The Office of Urban Conservation, the City's historic preservation agency, was added in 1992. The following year, the department added a community development function by taking over projects in the Central Area, Southeast Seattle, and the Port of Seattle. In 1999, the Neighborhood Planning Office was abolished and its continuing functions were assumed by the Department of Neighborhoods. The Department's mission is to bring local government closer to the citizens by maintaining a responsive presence in Seattle neighborhoods, by responding to citizen concerns and complaints, and providing a communications link for neighborhoods on City issues that will have an impact on them. The department operates the Neighborhood Service Centers (Little City Halls), administers the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, staffs the Landmarks Preservation Board, and manages the P-Patch program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, studies, grant documentation, memos, and memoranda of understanding regarding reuse of the Colman School as an African American Heritage Museum, and City support for pre-development work for the museum. Also included are correspondence, minutes, bylaws and court papers regarding the African American Cultural Heritage Center Committee and the African American Museum and Cultural Center Board of Trustees, including legal actions related to a dispute over control of the Board.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Department of Neighborhoods African American Museum Project Records , Record Series 5751-05. 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.

5751-05:  African American Museum Project Records , 1984-2000Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Consultant Contract
1986-1987
1/2
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Development Block Grant (CDBG)
1991-1992
1/3
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Transfer
1993
1/4
Background Summary - African American Cultural Heritage Center
1991
1/5
CIP Submittal
1993
1/6
Colman School Reuse Study
1992
1/7
Colman School Renovations
1992-1993
1/8
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Director Job Description, Selection
1991
1/9
Nomination For Museum
undated
1/10
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1984-1993
1/11
African American Cultural Heritage Center Committee
1992-1993
1/12
African American Cultural Heritage Center Committee Meetings
1993
1/13
Cannon, John C.
1993-1994
1/14
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1994-1998
2/1
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Board of Directors
1995-1998
2/2
Debnam, Earl v. Robert Flowers et all, re African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Board
1998
2/3
Debnam, Earl v. Robert Flowers et all, re African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Board
1998
2/4
Debnam, Earl v. Robert Flowers et all, re African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Board
1998
2/5
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
2000
2/6
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1997-1999
2/7
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1998
2/8
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1998
2/9
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1997-1998
3/1
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1997
3/2
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1996
3/3
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1995-1996
3/4
African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
1992-1995

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African Americans--Washington--Seattle
  • Museums--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)