Engineering Department Annual Reports, 1899-1995

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
Title
Engineering Department Annual Reports
Dates
1899-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.6 cubic feet
Collection Number
1802-G2
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890. In 1931 the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities and in 1936 it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Engineering Department annual reports date from 1899 to 1995. The 1909 report of Refuse Destructor No. 1 is also included in this series. This report includes information on composition of refuse, number of tons of refuse burned, temperature, and other statistics. The reports contain detailed information on paving, sewers, bridges, construction, arterial design, and many other types of work. For example, reports in the 1930s contain information on works Progress Administration projects and the 1940 reports contains photographs of the seawall construction along Harbor Avenue Southwest. Separate financial and statistical reports, primarily in the 1950s through the 1970s, follow the annual report. Traffic division reports exist for 1940 to 1975. These reports cover traffic surveys, traffic planning, design, signals, signs and markings, various graphs of traffic accidents, and other information. Sewer Utility reports exist for 1956 to 1958 and Recycling and Waste Reduction reports date from 1983 to 1985.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

CF Project. A Comptroller or Clerk File (CF) can consist of correspondence, reports, petitions, contracts, agreements, etc. from elected officials, City departments, other government agencies, or the general public, which have been placed "on file" with the Office of the City Clerk (OCC). They are primarily permanent records, but also include routine material which is periodically purged. Beginning in 1987, certain archival records identified in the CF have been removed, arranged into records series, and incorporated into the collection of the Seattle Municipal Archives, a program of the OCC. A single accession number, 1987-048, was assigned to the transfer of the CF to the Archives. The initial transfer included records dating from 1895. These records remain in the CF series until approximately 15 years after they were filed with the OCC, at which point they are removed to the Archives. The transfer of CF records to the Archives is routine and regular. New accession numbers are not created when these transfers are made.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Engineering Department Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-G2 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Engineering Annual Report 1898-1899
1 1 Engineering Annual Report 1908
1 1 Engineering Annual Report 1904
1 1 Engineering Annual Report 1900
1 2 Engineering-Data and Monthly Reports of Refuse Destructor No. 1 1909
1 2 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1909
1 2 Engineering Annual Report 1909
1 3 Engineering Annual Report 1914
1 3 Engineering Annual Report 1913
1 3 Engineering Annual Report 1915
1 3 Engineering Annual Report 1910
1 4 Engineering Annual Report 1921
1 4 Engineering Annual Report 1920
1 4 Engineering Annual Report 1918
1 5 Engineering Annual Report 1923
1 5 Engineering Annual Report 1922
1 6 Engineering Annual Report 1925
1 6 Engineering Annual Report 1924
1 7 Engineering Annual Report 1927
1 7 Engineering Annual Report 1929
1 7 Engineering Annual Report 1926
2 1 Engineering Annual Report 1934
2 1 Engineering Annual Report 1932
2 1 Engineering Annual Report 1933
2 2 Engineering Annual Report 1936
2 2 Engineering Annual Report 1938
2 3 Engineering Annual Report 1939
2 3 Engineering Annual Report 1940
2 4 Engineering Annual Report 1942
2 4 Engineering Annual Report 1941
2 5 Engineering Annual Report 1945
2 5 Engineering Annual Report 1944
2 5 Engineering Annual Report 1943
2 6 Engineering Annual Report 1947
2 6 Engineering Annual Report 1949
2 6 Engineering Annual Report 1948
2 6 Engineering Annual Report 1946
3 1 Engineering Annual Report 1951
3 1 Engineering Annual Report 1950
3 2 Engineering Annual Report 1953
3 2 Engineering Annual Report 1952
3 3 Engineering Annual Report 1956
3 3 Engineering Annual Report 1954
3 3 Engineering Annual Report 1955
3 4 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1957
3 4 Engineering Annual Report 1959
3 4 Engineering Annual Report 1957
3 4 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1959
3 4 Engineering Annual Report 1958
3 5 Engineering 2 parts ( includes Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1960
3 5 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1961
3 5 Engineering Annual Report 1961
3 6 Engineering Annual Report (2 parts including Financial and Statistical) 1968
3 6 Engineering Annual Report 1963
3 6 Engineering Annual Report 1962
3 6 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1962
3 6 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1963
4 1 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1965
4 1 Engineering Annual Report 1964
4 1 Engineering Annual Report 1965
4 1 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1964
4 2 Engineering Annual Report 1966
4 2 Engineering Annual Report 1967
4 3 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1969
4 3 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1970
4 3 Engineering Annual Report 1969
4 3 Engineering Annual Report 1970
4 4 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1971
4 4 Engineering Annual Report 1971
4 4 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1972
4 4 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1973
4 4 Engineering Annual Report 1973
4 5 Engineering Annual Report 1978
4 5 Engineering Annual Report 1977
4 5 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1975
4 5 Engineering Annual Report 1975
4 5 Engineering Annual Report 1976
4 5 Engineering Annual Report 1974
4 6 Engineering Department Annual Report 1982
4 6 Engineering Annual Report 1981
4 6 Engineering (Financial and Statistical) Annual Report 1980
4 6 Engineering Annual Report 1979
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1983
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1984
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1985
5 1 Engineering Department Annual Report 1989
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1990
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1991
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1993
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1994
5 1 Engineering Annual Report 1995
5 2 Engineering. Solid Waste Utility Annual Report 1990
5 2 Engineering. Solid Waste Utility Annual Report 1987
5 3 Engineering. Drainage and Wastewater Utility Annual Report 1987
6 1 Engineering, Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report 1982
6 1 Engineering, Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report 1983
6 1 Engineering, Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report 1984
6 1 Engineering Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report 1985
6 2 Engineering, Sewer Utility Annual Report 1957
6 2 Engineering, Sewer Utility Annual Report 1958
6 3 Engineering Department, Recycling and Waste Reduction Annual Report 1986
7 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1940
7 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1943
7 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1944
7 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1945
7 3 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1946
7 3 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1947
7 4 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1949
7 5 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1950
7 5 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1953
8 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1954
8 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1955
8 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1956
8 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1957
8 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1958
8 3 Engineering-Traffic Division Annual Report 1959
8 3 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1960
8 4 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1961
8 4 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1962
8 5 Traffic Engineering Annual Report 1964
8 5 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1963
8 6 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1965
8 6 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1966
9 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1967
9 1 Engineering - Traffic Annual Report 1969
9 1 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1968
9 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1970
9 2 Engineering Traffic Annual Report 1972
9 2 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1972
9 2 Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Division Annual Report 1972
9 3 Engineering, Traffic Division Annual Report 1975
9 3 Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Division Annual Report 1973-1974
9 3 Engineering, Traffic Accident Summary Annual Report 1973

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Incineration--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public works--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Recycling
  • Sewers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Traffic accidents
  • Traffic signs and signals

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle
  • Seattle (Wash.)