Urban Renewal Advisory Board Minutes, 1958-1961

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Urban Renewal Advisory Board Minutes
1958-1961 (inclusive)
0.2 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

The Urban Renewal Advisory Board was established in 1958 to assist the city's new Urban Renewal Coordinator in developing a program to rehabilitate and redevelop "blighted areas" in Seattle. The Board was made up of representatives of agencies including the Building Department, the Parks Department, the School District, Public Health, and the Seattle Housing Authority. Minutes show that the Board talked about specific areas (such as the Yesler-Atlantic neighborhood) as well as more general issues such as parks, traffic, housing, and street lighting.

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.

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Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Urban Renewal Advisory Board Minutes, Record Series 1802-M9 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Urban renewal--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Urban Renewal Advisory Board

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)