Seattle-King County Youth Commission Minutes, 1962-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Seattle-King County Youth Commission Minutes
Dates
1962-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-M5
Summary
Meeting minutes of the Seattle-King County Youth Commission, which served as a youth advisory group and advised elected officials on issues such as youth employment, juvenile delinquency, and drug use.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle-King County Youth Commission was established in 1964 to advise the elected officials of Seattle and King County on issues such as juvenile delinquency and youth recreation. It also coordinated citizen input on these issues and served as a youth advocacy group. The commission consisted of 22 members, 11 appointed by the Mayor and 11 by the King County Executive. Membership was made up of eight youth, four representatives from youth agencies, four representatives from funding sources, and six community members. It was abolished in 1977. The commission’s predecessor was the Municipal Advisory Commission on Youth (MACY).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of minutes of the commission, detailing its work on programs and employment for youth. Also includes minutes of the Municipal Advisory Commission on Youth for 1962 and 1963. Youth employment was a major focus of the commission; minutes document discussions of job counseling and training programs. Drug use was talked about at length, including the extent of use among youth and the areas where drugs were most available, along with recommendations for drug-related education and legislation. Issues discussed relating to juvenile delinquents included recidivism, detention center overcrowding, and caseloads for parole officers. Other topics covered in commission meetings included coffeehouses, dropouts, youth recreation, and curfews.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle-King County Youth Commission Minutes, Record Series 1802-M5. 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.

1802-M5:  Seattle-King County Youth Commission Minutes, 1962-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Municipal Advisory Commission on Youth Minutes
1962-1963
1/2
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1964
1/3
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1965
1/4
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1966
1/5
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1967
1/6
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1968
1/7
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1969
1/8
Seattle/King County Youth Commission Minutes
1970

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Advisory boards--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Juvenile delinquency--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Youth drug use--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Youth employment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle-King County Youth Commission (creator)
    • Municipal Advisory Commission on Youth (creator)