Kirsten Harris-Talley Subject Files, 2017

Overview of the Collection

Harris-Talley, Kirsten
Kirsten Harris-Talley Subject Files
0.4 cubic feet, (1 box)
59 digital files, (17 mb)
Collection Number
Records relating to issues addressed by Harris-Talley during her tenure on City Council.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Kirsten Harris-Talley served on City Council for 51 days in the fall of 2017, completing Tim Burgess's term in Position 8 while he served as Mayor after Ed Murray's resignation. Harris-Talley grew up in rural Missouri, later moving to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned an associate's degree. She moved to Seattle in 1999 and got her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. She worked as a nonprofit director and organizer in progressive organizations, including working as program director for the Progress Alliance.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records from Harris-Talley's office during her tenure on City Council. Files relate to the city's budget process, with special emphasis on homelessness and other human services issues. Other topics include short-term rentals, the KeyArena remodel, and police and public safety.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Kirsten Harris-Talley Subject Files, Record Series 4634-02. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Restrictions on Use

Records are available for use onsite in the SMA reading room, including electronic records through the electronic records search.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

For electronic records, CloneSpy was used to filter and log duplicate files. Duplicate files and non-record material were deleted. CUSpider SSN Scanning and DtSearch were used to screen for personal and sensitive information. DROID was used to identify file formats, extract metadata, and facilitate processing decisions. Files were then logged and transferred using Robocopy to preservation storage.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Budget 2017
1 2 Center City Streetcar 2017
1 3 Community Health Engagement Locations 2017
1 4 Community Police Commission 2017
1 5 Constituent Letters - Misc. 2017
1 6 Fort Lawton 2017
1 7 Homelessness 2017
1 8 HOMES Tax / Employee Head Tax 2017
1 9 Human Services Dept. 2017
1 10 Juvenile Justice 2017
1 11 KeyArena 2017
1 12 LEAD 2017
1 13 Municipal Broadband 2017
1 14 Municipal Court 2017
1 15 Police Dept. 2017
1 16 Procedure for Council Vacancies 2017
1 17 Public Bank 2017
1 18 Race and Social Justice Initiative 2017
1 19 Short-Term Rentals 2017
1 20 State Legislative Agenda for 2018 2017
1 21 Sweetened Beverage Tax 2017

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Budget--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Homelessness--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Human services--Washington (State)--Seattle