Venereal Disease Reports, 1943-1947

Overview of the Collection

Seattle-King County Dept. of Public Health
Venereal Disease Reports
1943-1947 (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

Seattle's public health agency was established in 1900 as the Department of Sanitation. In 1951 the department merged with the King County Department of Health. Prior to 1981, the City of Seattle administered the department with the two jurisdictions providing funding in proportion to their populations. Reorganization in 1981 placed administrative control in the hands of the County while the City retained direct policy and funding control over the Seattle Services Division. Departmental records are managed by King County. The Board of Health was created by the 1890 City Charter with authority to supervise the health and sanitation of the City; it was abolished in 1908.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The monthly venereal disease reports include a narrative report, statistical summary of cases reported, police arrests and quarantines, army and navy treatments, and information regarding health clinics treatments.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Venereal Disease Reports, Record Series 3204-02 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 Venereal Disease Index 1943
1 2 Venereal Disease Index 1944
1 3 Venereal Disease Index 1945
1 4 Venereal Disease Index 1946
1 5 Venereal Disease Index 1947

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Communicable diseases--Statistics--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public health--Washington (State)--Seattle

Corporate Names

  • Seattle-King County Dept. of Public Health

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)