Emergency Supply Committee Records, 1943-1946

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Emergency Supply Committee Records
1943-1946 (inclusive)
0.4 cubic feet
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 City Clerk maintains the City's legislative records, official filings, and the Seattle Municipal Archives; keeps the minutes of City Council meetings; and provides information services to City agencies and the public. Seattle's first City Charter allowed for a Clerk of the Common Council to be elected by the Council. In 1875 the position of City Clerk became elective and remained so until 1896 when the new Charter designated the Comptroller ex-officio City Clerk. The Comptroller served as City Clerk through 1992. A 1991 City Charter amendment transferred the Comptroller's function to the Department of Finance and the City Clerk's Office became a division of the Legislative Department effective in 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, receipts, inventories, and financial records of committee appointed to dispose of emergency supplies following World War II. Supplies purchased by the City during the war with War Chest funds were administered by the Red Cross. Following the War, these supplies were put up for sale; unsold items were donated to the Red Cross and the Seattle Health Department.

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], Emergency Supply Committee Records, Record Series 1802-B6 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

On 2/15/1991 0.4 cubic foot of records were transferred from the Office of the City Clerk to the Puget Sound Branch-Washington State Archives (91-PS-0047). Records were returned to the Seattle Municipal Archives on 8/18/2004 (ra04-14).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Emergency Supply Committee: Correspondence, Receipts, etc., A-E 1945-1946
1 2 Emergency Supply Committee: Correspondence, Receipts, etc., F-P 1945-1946
1 3 Emergency Supply Committee: Correspondence, Receipts, etc., Q-Z 1945-1946
1 4 Emergency Supply Committee: Check Register 1945
1 5 Emergency Supply Committee: Monthly Bank Statement 1945-1946
1 6 Emergency Supply Committee: Minutes 1945-1946
1 7 Emergency Supply Committee: Emergency Purchases 1943-1945
1 8 Emergency Supply Committee: Emergency Purchases 1943-1945
1 9 Emergency Supply Committee: Receipt Book 1945-1946
1 10 Emergency Supply Committee: Invoice Book 1945-1946
1 11 Emergency Supply Committee: Inventory of Supplies 1943-1946

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • World War, 1939-1945

Corporate Names

  • Emergency Supply Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)