George Hammer papers, 1957-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hammer, George, 1950-
Title
George Hammer papers
Dates
1957-1995 (inclusive)
1975-1981 (bulk)
Quantity
1.28 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
6276 (Accession No. 6276-001)
Summary
Papers of a Seattle City Light lineworker
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George Hammer was a lineworker for Seattle City Light who, when working as apprenticeship coordinator, developed improvements to City Light training programs in the the early 1980s. Hammer had spent almost two years getting reconstructive surgery after a 1978 accident that caused severe burns to his hands. He then had to fight to regain a skilled job with City Light. Hammer eventually went into the Safety Department, and then became secretary to the apprenticeship committee. By 1981, Hammer had been assigned to come up with specific recommendations for City Light's apprenticeship program. He researched and developed apprenticeship training methods that overcame some of the biases common in training methods in effect at the time, and which had the effect of making it extremely difficult for women to qualify. These methods were later adopted by the utility.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Apprenticeship Committee minutes, correspondence, training course outlines, and training materials related to Seattle City Light's skilled trades apprenticeship program.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SERIES 1:  Program administration records, 1975-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Electrical Crafts Apprenticeship Committee minutes
1975-1977
1/2
Electrical Crafts Apprenticeship Committee minutes
1978-1979
1/3
Electrical Crafts Apprenticeship Committee minutes
1980
1/4
Apprenticeship coordinator position
1980
1/5
Electrical Crafts Apprenticeship Committee
1976-1981
1/6
City of Seattle job postings
1977-1981
1/7
Certified registers
1980
1/8
Roster information
1980
1/9
Safety program
1980
1/10
Proposal to expand electrical apprentice program
1979
1/11
Setting up apprenticeship program
1980
1/12
Snohomish Public Utility District apprenticeship programs
1980
1/13
Seattle City Light administrative instructions
1988-1995
1/14
Billing rates
1979
1/15
Correspondence
1980

SERIES 2:  Training materials, 1957-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/16
Distribution design guide
1977
1/17
J.A.T.C. Northwest Line Construction Industry. Transformer work book
Approximately 1970-1980
1/18
Seattle City Light. Street lighting circuits and relays
1967
1/19
Miscellaneous content for apprenticeships
1980
1/20
Seattle City Light. Lineworker electrician-constructor apprenticeship
1980
1/21
Seattle City Light. Lineworker electrician-constructor apprenticeship -- instructor's copy
1980
1/22
Lineworker apprenticeship checklist
Approximately 1980
1/23
Seattle City Light. Apprenticeship evaluation
Approximately 1980
1/24
Electrician-constructor apprenticeship checklist
Approximately 1980
1/25
City of Seattle, Washington -- apprenticeship standards
1957
1/26
City of Seattle, Washington, apprenticeship standards
1978
1/27
Apprenticeship lesson outline
1980
1/28
Apprenticeship course materials
1980
1/29
Course outlines years 1-4
Approximately 1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Affirmative action programs--Washington (State)--Seattle--History
  • Apprenticeship programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Electric industry workers--Training of--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Electric industry workers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Labor--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Sex discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Hammer, George, 1950---Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light--Employees--Archives
  • Seattle City Light--History--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution)