Seattle Public Works Committee Records, 1933-1935  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Public Works Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Seattle Public Works Committee Records
Dates
1933-1935 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
9560-01
Summary
Records of a committee managing federal and state public works funds during the Depression.
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 Public Works Committee was established in June 1933 by City Council resolution, with the Mayor concurring, in response to Depression-era state and federal legislation designed to help local jurisdictions fund public works and provide jobs. The Committee was responsible for assembling all available data necessary for securing federal funds through the National Industry Recovery Bill, as well as state aid through the Emergency Relief Bond Act. The Committee included the chairs of the City Council Finance Committee and the Streets and Sewers Committee, the president of the City Council, the chair of the Board of Public Works, and the City Engineer.

The Committee was also charged to cooperate with other local jurisdictions in coordinating public works programs, including King County, the Port of Seattle, the Seattle School Board, the King County Welfare Board, and other agencies in the region. Committee representatives lobbied in the State Legislature, coordinated public works proposals for potential funding, and worked closely with the City Council and Mayor in establishing priorities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Committee records include a copy of enabling Resolution 11267, a synopsis of activities prior to and immediately following the Committee's first meeting, and minutes of subsequent meetings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Public Works Committee Records, Record Series 9560-01. 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.

9560-01:  Seattle Public Works Committee Records, 1933-1935Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Resolution 11267 Creating the Public Works Committee
1933
1/2
Public Works Committee Activities and Actions Recap (Jun-Jul)
1933
1/3
Public Works Committee Minutes of Meetings (Jul-Aug)
1933
1/4
Public Works Committee Minutes of Meetings (Sep-Dec)
1933
1/5
Public Works Committee Minutes of Meetings
1934
1/6
Public Works Committee Minutes of Meetings (Feb-May)
1935
1/7
Public Works Committee Minutes of Meetings (Jun-Aug)
1935
1/8
Public Works Committee Resolution re Signing Authority
1935

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Public works--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Public Works Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)