Commission of Fifteen Freeholders Records, 1926

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Commission of Fifteen Freeholders Records
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 Commission was established to draft a new City Charter and submit it to the electorate. Records include minutes of Commission meetings, a copy of the proposed charter, and internal committee assignments. The proposed charter was defeated.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Commission of Fifteen Freeholders Records, Record Series 1801-17 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 Commission of Fifteen Freeholders. Minutes (March) 1926
1 2 Commission of Fifteen Freeholders. Minutes (April) 1926
1 3 Commission of Fifteen Freeholders. Committee Assignments 1926
1 4 Commission of Fifteen Freeholders. Parks, Welfare and Library Committee Report 1926
1 5 Commission of Fifteen Freeholders. Proposed City Charter. Signed Transcript 1926

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Commission of Fifteen Freeholders (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)