Anton C. Van Soelen photograph collection, 1930-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Van Soelen, Anton C. (Anton Charles), 1891-
Anton C. Van Soelen photograph collection
1930-1960 (inclusive)
5 photographic prints
Collection Number
Photographs of Seattle city attorney Anton Van Soelen and various city employees.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

These photographs form part of the Anton C. Van Soelen Papers; a finding aid to the papers is available in the repository.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Anton C. Van Soelen was born in New York in 1891 and came to Seattle in 1903, where he attended law school at the University of Washington, graduating in 1915. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1928. Van Soelen worked as law clerk for the Seattle Law Department and later as corporation counsel for the City of Seattle. Van Soelen was president of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers in 1954 and received that organization's annual award for distinguished public service in 1957. Anton Van Soelen retired in 1964 and died in Seattle in 1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains five photographs of Anton Van Soelen and City of Seattle employees who held positions in engineering and transportation.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 Group of men
Judge J.T. Ronald, Anton C. Van Soelen, Robert E. Harlin, William Hickman Moore, D.W. McMorris, J. D. Ross, and J.L. Kennedy.
1 2  Group of employees and officials in front of bus
Smith, Loren (photographer)
Don Yates, Prof. A.V. Eastman, A.E. Pierce, J.C. Davis, G.E. Moyer, E.S. Van Stone, Anton C. Van Soelen, W.C. Thomas, Ray Johnson, Evro Becket, Earl Copper, Col. M.D. Mills, Carl Knull, Joe Terry, R.C. Adams, and L.E. Haas.
1 3 Closing of Puget Sound Power & Light sale to city
1 4  Anton C. Van Soelen
Kennell-Ellis (photographer)
1 5  Swearing-in ceremony for Seattle mayor Gordon S. Clinton 1960

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • City attorneys--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Municipal officials and employees--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Van Soelen, Anton C. (Anton Charles), 1891- --Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Officials and employees--Photographs