City of Refuge Resolution Records, 1985

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Office of International Affairs
City of Refuge Resolution Records
0.4 cubic feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
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

The Office of International Affairs was created in 1986 as an office of the Executive Department. It represented the City's interest in international activities related to the Sister City program, protocol for visiting international dignitaries, international trade and tourism, and Seattle's Consular Corps. The office was incorporated into the Office of Intergovernmental Relations in 1992.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence and testimony regarding Seattle City Council's consideration of the Sanctuary City resolution to provide have for refugees from Central America. The resolution passed in January 1986 declaring Seattle a city of refuge. It was repealed by voter Initiative 30 in November 1986. Records include some correspondence in Spanish.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], City of Refuge Resolution Records, Record Series 4102-02 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 Statements and Testimony, July 23 Hearing 1985
1 2 Statistics and Commentary 1985
1 3 Tutela Legal Reports (In Spanish) 1985
1 4 Comision de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador (Spanish) 1985
1 5 Comite de Madres de Desparecidos (Spanish) 1985
1 6 Hearing Materials, Testimony 1985
1 7 Seattle's International Agenda: What Should It Be? 1985
1 8 Seattle Citizen's Tribunal, Findings 1985
1 9 Resolutions, Other Cities 1985
1 10 Resolution, Draft 1985
1 11 Report to Congress 1985
1 12 Report for Council Action, Declaring Seattle a Sanctuary 1985

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Refugees--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Citizens' Commission on Central America
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of International Affairs

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)