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The mission of the Archives is to support the goals of the City of Seattle and the citizens of the City by identifying, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and making accessible - for the use of City agencies, scholars, students, and the general public - the records of enduring value created or received by City agencies and elected officials.



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by Woodland Park Zoo
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Zoo Parade television program from 1955 covering the Woodland Park Zoo. Features many animals in studio, and wild footage of animals. Shows Bobo the gorilla at 4 years old, the bear grottos, and the feline house. Item 3524, Record Series 8601-08, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, zoo, animals, gorillas, bears
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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The first episode of the Seattle Channel's City A Go-Go. A weekly feature produced and hosted by Nancy Guppy, the show looked at the highlights of Seattle’s arts and cultural offerings each week. The Seattle Channel launched “City a Go-Go” in August 2002 as a weekly program created, hosted and produced by Nancy Guppy. In 2003, the series was modified to air monthly installments. In their annual reports, the Seattle Channel describes the show’s content as focusing “on Seattle’s arts...
Topics: Seattle Municipal Archives, Nancy Guppy, City A Go-Go, Seattle Channel, Seattle, arts and culture
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Portafilms Production
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A partial animated short of a cat, a bird and dog in a children’s educational program about electrical safety for wires and outlets. The film explains what is meant by electric power, shows how electricity travels to and through our homes, and illustrates electrical hazards and safety precautions. This reel only contains the first part of the 9 minute, 26 second film.
Topics: animation, electricity, safety, educational film, children's education, Portafilms Production,...
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by Seattle City Light
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B-roll of various Seattle City Light billboards, signs and buildings. Shots include exteriors of the City Light facilities in SoDo and downtown Seattle.
Topics: Seattle City Light, billboards, City Light building, SoDo, Industrial District, B-roll
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of the TV segment KCTS Connects, featuring a debate on the monorail. Item 8154, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Monorail, Transportation, Public Transportation, Infrastructure, Public policy, Debate, Mass...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Likely outtakes of Frank Borzage film "The River" of 1929. Footage of river, camp with log buildings; sign: Diablo Dam; blasting river bank; dredging; construction; cameraman; shots of dam from many perspectives; individual shots of workers. Item 433, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle City Light, Diablo Dam, Diablo Camp, Frank Borzage, construction, blasting, dredging
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Graphic logo and permission statement used by the Seattle Channel.
Topic: Graphics
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Promotional video for the city of Seattle produced by Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, MagicHour Films, and Bozell Advertising. Item 8929 Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Travel promotion, Visit Seattle,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of 2006 Citizen's Budget Conference. Item 7431, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Budget, Fiscal planning, Financial...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by City of Seattle, Engineering Department
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Footage of street scenes taken by the Seattle Department of Streets and Sewers during the 1920s and 1930s. Footage is supplemented with descriptive text stills. The University Bridge and Fremont Bridge are prominently featured. Also present is footage of Department equipment in operation, such as street cleaners and dump trucks. Item 453, Record Series 2613-09, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Department of Streets and Sewers, street construction, bridges, Fremont, University District, West...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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A stop-motion animation of a title card for a film documenting the Electric Golf League 1973. Includes a person pulling the chain on a blare light bulb to turn it on and off multiple times in a dark room.
Topics: Seattle City Light, golf, recreational activities, animation, stop-motion, Electric League Golf
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Documentary TV segment about the Great Blue Heron, which is the official bird of the City of Seattle. Speakers include: Mark Buckley, Executive Director of the Seattle Audubon Society; Kevin Mack, Naturalist with PAWS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center; Alex Morgan, Conservation Program Director of the Seattle Audubon Society; Michael Hamilton, wildlife photographer. Item 8941 Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by...
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Great Blue Heron, Birds, Ecology,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by State of Washington Department of Natural Resources
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Footage of a wildfire from the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources. Item 8757, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Washington State, DNR, Wildfire, Fire
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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A silent documentary style program on the construction of the Diablo Dam, part of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project run by Seattle City Light. Footage includes construction of the Diablo Dam Powerplant, erecting generators and transmission lines, spillways, Diablo Lake, Colonial Peak, North Cascade Mountains, Skagit River, the City Light facilities in SoDo, workers in line outside of a building at the Diablo Camp, Diablo Incline, a ferry boat next to the N. Y. K. Line building, Washington Iron...
Topics: Seattle City Light, Washington Iron Works, Gorge Dam, Diablo Dam, Diablo Lake, Skagit River,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage from a council forum on same-sex domestic violence. Item 8847, Record Series 3902-01: Seattle Channel Moving Images Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topic: Seattle city government
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Seattle City Light employees working on a substation. Shots include various angles of employees using tools and a Seattle City Light truck. Also included at the end is a brief clip of blinds drawn over a window.
Topics: Seattle City Light, City employees, work vehicles, substations, public utilities, electricity
Seattle Municipal Archives
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A collection of PSAs about clean water featuring actress Elaine Miles. Item 8640, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Government-access television, GATV, Seattle, Clean water, Water supply, Seattle Water Department,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
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Aerial footage of downtown Seattle, Seattle Center, the Kingdome, the West Seattle Lighthouse & Ports. Item 8851, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Aerial footage, Plane footage,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Unedited footage of the natural disasters in Newhalem from December 2003. Selections used in "Skagit Disaster" Net-line Special Report. Item 7577, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: Newhalem, Afternoon Creek Rockslide, Natural Disasters, Landslide, Rockslide, Washington State,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Superintendent Gary Zarker presents a utilities update to Seattle City Light employees. Item 7549, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: City employees, Seattle
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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B-roll tour of the Bonneville Power Project’s facilities, including fish ladders and substation. Shots include visitors watching salmon from the observation deck of the fish ladders, including a man filming the activity, fish swimming through the ladders, the Bonneville Substation, and panoramas of the surrounding area.
Topics: Seattle City Light, Bonneville Power Project, Bonneville Power Administration, fish ladders,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of volunteers painting out grafitti, 5th Ave S. Bus Corridor near Holgate. Item 8165, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Graffiti, Neighborhood cleanup, Sodo, Seattle neighborhoods, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Nick...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Seattle City Light employees playing golf at a golf course in Seattle.
Topics: Seattle City Light, Rainier Golf & Country Club, golf, recreational activities, recreational...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of The MAAFA Suite, a production about the transatlantic slave trade. NOTE: From the Kitsap Sun (July 16, 2004): Sankofa: In the Adinkra language of West Africa, it names the bird that looks behind while flying forward and represents the concept of embracing one's past to move with purpose into the future. That's the idea behind the upcoming presentation of "Sankofa Theatre: A Maafa Experience," Tuesday through July 25 at the Moore Theatre. The show, directed by former Port...
Topics: African Americans, Performing Arts, Theaters
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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B-roll of a building on fire at nighttime located at 35th Avenue and SW Morgan Street. Shots include various angles of the fire burning and firefighters putting out the fire. The fire was a result of a backhoe rupturing a gas line. Three people died in the fire.
Topics: Seattle City Light, Seattle Fire Department, firefighters, gas line, fires, accidents, City...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Unedited footage of an interview with Seattle City Light employee Doug Rough (Power Marker) for his "Heart Healthy Story." Item 7591, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topic: Cardiovascular health
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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The eighth episode of the Seattle Channel's City A Go-Go. A weekly feature produced and hosted by Nancy Guppy, the show looked at the highlights of Seattle’s arts and cultural offerings each week. Item 12763, Record Series 3902-01: Seattle Channel Moving Images  Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. 
Topic: Arts
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Unedited footage taken for the Net-line special report on the retirees back to work program at Seattle City Light. Reported by Peter Clarke. Includes extended interviews with SCL workers and B-roll of the facilities. Item 7588, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: Retirement, Employment, Labor, Job training
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of Ask the Mayor - 2006/01/17. Item 7732, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV
Seattle Municipal Archives
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Episode of 48 Hours, CBS about Seattle's cold case detectives. This episode features the 1993 murder of Seattle musician Mia Zapata. Item 8753, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, 48 Hours, Cold Case, Murder, Detectives, Crime, Murder investigation, Mia Zapata, Kristen...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage from an event with Paul Rusesabagina called "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned." Item 8939 Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Rawanda, Hotel Rawanda, Raul...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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A short promotional/informational segment on the World's Fair in Seattle highlighting the construction and planning involved in designing and building the fair. Featuring Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges. Part of a series of "promo station id's" originally airing on WTVJ Channel 4 Miami to promote various aspects of the World's Fair.
Topics: Construction, Monorail system, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center, Space Needle, World's fair,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Video transferred from reel-to-reel film about the story of the Denny Regrade. Footage includes montage of historical downtown scenes as well as maps, still images, and models of the project. Item 3271, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle, Space Needle, Denny Regrade, Ward Collier, Tom Collier, Cheryl Collier, Dan Dean, Seattle...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Footage of four musical acts performing at the Pacific Northwest Black Community Festival (now known as the Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade) as part of the 1988 SeaFair festivities. The concert takes place at Judkins Park. Performers include the Amazing Manning Brothers, Sir-Mix-A-Lot, and MB and Crew.
Topics: Community celebrations, Festivals, Judkins park (Seattle), Sir Mix-A-Lot (musician), Anthony Ray,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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An episode of Seattle Voices hosted by Eric Liu. Guests include Jan Levy. Item 8698, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Government-access television, GATV, Seattle, Eric Loi, Jan Levy
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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TV program Seattle Citizen, intro to Mayor Paul Schell, with live call-in show. Item 8229, Record Series 3902-01: Seattle Channel Moving Images Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Mayor Paul Schell, Seattle city government
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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This episode of the TV program Cine-visions is called "Artist Portraits II". It includes short films about Northwest artists. They are: Virginia Harvey: A Legacy in Fiber Art by Anne Coppel and Northwest Designer Craftsmen (2002); Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art - Victor Moore, Marilyn Lysohir, Rick Bartow by Heather Dew Oaksen; Manzworld by David Russo; Trains by David Phillips; Set Apart by Marianna Haniger (1999); Ode to Crude by David Russo; Fire Painting by David Hartz. Item...
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Seattle filmmakers, Northwest...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Coverage of the 2002 Black History & Labor Celebration held at the Sheraton Hotel in Tacoma, Washington. Guest speakers include Padraig Crumlin, Prince Cedza Dlamini, and Naomi Tutu. Keynote Speakers include Ossie Davis and Cicely Tyson. Entertainers include Veronica E. Williams, Darren Notamedy, Korla Wygal and Agrippa. Willie Adams and Mark Chambers are the Event Sponsors/Executive Producers. Tony B. (from The Beat 95.7) serves as Master of Ceremonies. Item 12625, Record Series 3902-01:...
Topic: African Americans
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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A public service announcement about contacting Seattle City Light for assistance with streetlights that need repair. Narrated by Sharon Bennett. Item 7578, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: City employees, Electricity, Neighborhood infrastructure, Seattle city government, Public utilities
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of an event hosted by Elliott Bay Books presenting author John McPhee. Item 9039, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Author Talk, Elliott Bay Books, John...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Public service announcement on ways to reduce residential energy consumption. Presented through a rap performed by Steve Wesley (lyrics by Sir Mix-A-Lot) and featuring the Madrona Youth Theater. Item 5542, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Energy conservation, public service announcement, utility bills, Seattle, rap, Seattle City Light
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Fire Department
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In this fire safety cartoon from 1985, a talking fire hydrant named Big Red visits a spooky old mansion with Inspector Jim in order to teach viewers about potential fire hazards in the home. Produced and animated by members of the Seattle Fire Department.
Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Public Service Announcement, cartoon, animation, fire safety
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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An episode of Seattle Citizen, with host Natasha Jones and guest Mayor Greg Nickels. Item 8272, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Mayor Greg Nickels, Greg Nickels,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit luncheon session. The conference was held May 6-8 2001, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Speakers include Representative Jim McDermott, UW President Richard McCormick, Pharmaceutical leader Ed Fiske, and Amgen founder Dr. Leroy Hood. Item 8918, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Asia Pacific Cities Summit, Cities
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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An episode of the Seattle Channel's Seattle Voices hosted by Eric Liu, with guest Judge Mary Yu. Seattle Voices (2004-2015) was a talk show featuring one-on-one interviews with the city's politicians, musicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, young activists, educators and other newsmakers. Item 8770, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Eric Liu, Judge Mary Yu, Mary Yu,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Footage of the Ross Dam in various phases of construction, estimated from 1937 to 1941. Also included is footage of workers and inspectors, wildlife, and scenery. Item 5198, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle City Light, Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, Ross Dam (Wash.), Rivers, Dams, Mountains,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Seattle City Light employees playing golf at the Rainier Golf & Country Club in Seattle.
Topics: Seattle City Light, Rainier Golf & Country Club, golf, recreational activities, recreational...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Unedited footage of salmon underwater, using a fish ladder and other scenic shots of salmon in a river.  Item 7589, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: Salmon, Fish, Chittenden Locks
Seattle Municipal Archives
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Unedited footage for Seattle Spotlight featuring Seattle City Light's Skagit Project, #1. Item 7970, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Government-access television, GATV, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Upper Skagit, Skagit River,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of the Mayor's Press Conferences - 9/13/2006 - South Park Revitalization, 9/21/2006 - Affordable Housing, 9/27/2006 - Climate Action Plan, 10/4/2006 - Park Rangers. Item 7994, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Mayor Greg Nickels, Greg Nickels,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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Silent B-roll shot by Seattle City Light. Footage features cruiser ship in Lake Union, a crew team rowing on Green Lake, children and ducks at Green Lake, a view of the Olympic mountains from West Seattle, and the Vashon Island ferry docking in West Seattle.
Topics: Seattle City Light, Green Lake, crew, children, ducks, West Seattle, Olympic Mountains, B-roll
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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A short promotional/informational segment on the World's Fair in Seattle highlighting the space travel and future visions exhibit, "The Five Worlds of the Century 21 Exposition." Featuring Dr. Dixie Lee Ray (Professor, University of Washington) describing the science exhibits featured at the World's Fair. Part of a series of "promo station id's" originally airing on WTVJ Channel 4 Miami to promote various aspects of the World's Fair.
Topics: Construction, Monorail system, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center, Space Needle, World's fair,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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A short promotional/informational segment on the World's Fair in Seattle highlighting the space travel and future visions exhibit, "The Five Worlds of the Century 21 Exposition." Part of a series of "promo station id's" originally airing on WTVJ Channel 4 Miami to promote various aspects of the World's Fair.
Topics: Construction, Monorail system, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center, Space Needle, World's fair,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by City of Seattle, Engineering Department
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Unedited footage created by the City of Seattle Engineering Department featuring shots driving along the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the reconstruction of the Ballard Bridge.   The Ballard Bridge was originally built in 1917, spanning 2,854 feet across the Ship Canal, to connect Ballard with the Interbay, Magnolia and Queen Anne neighborhoods. In 1937 the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance authorizing work to begin on reconstructing the bascule bridge. Completed in 1939, the reconstruction...
Topics: Seattle, Engineering Department, Ballard, bridges, construction, paving, streetcars, Aurora,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Unedited footage of a public hearing held by the Seattle City Council regarding the WTO protests. Item 8700, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Government-access television, GATV, Seattle, City government, WTO Protests, Battle for Seattle
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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History of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project and current operations in 1958. Includes footage of people enjoying tours of dams and powerhouses, as well as camping, boating, and waterskiing on Ross Lake. Also includes basic overview on how electricity and hydroelectric power works. Written and directed by Juel Lange and narrated by Bob Gleason. Item 35, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, hydroelectricity, Ross Lake, dams, camping,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of the Chinese Arts & Culture Festival featuring singing, dancing, painting, macrame, bonsai, Qi-Gong, Tai-chi, and micro carving. Tape 2 of 3. Item 8787 Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Chinese Arts, Chinese Culture,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Municipal Archives
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Video of a truck in the desert. Item 8863, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: Truck, Desert, Field, Outside, Farm
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of Ask the Mayor - 2006/07/12 A TV program from the Seattle Channel where host C.R. Douglas interviews Seattle mayor Greg Nickels about viaduct funding, transportation planning, plans for the Key Arena, the waterfront trolley, and more, including questions from Wallingford residents. Item 7718, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records...
Topics: Seattle, Greg Nickels, Mayor Greg Nickels, Seattle city government, Government-access television,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by City of Seattle, Engineering Department
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Groundbreaking and construction of Kingdome from dedication in November 2, 1972 to 1975. Includes ground breaking ceremony with cheerleaders and bands including the Kent Meridian Royals; construction at various stages, view of downtown Seattle, and completed Kingdome.  Item 489 Series 2613-09, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle, Kingdome, sports, stadium, baseball, construction, dedication ceremony
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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A Seattle skyline image animated to look like it is being put together piece by piece like a puzzle in stop-motion to create a final image is of the skyline with a transparent title card reading “Energy 1990” as an overlay. Final use/production unknown. "Energy 1990" was a plan which bound City Light to meet load growth through conservation efforts as well as increased power generation. City Light encouraged customers to wrap water heaters, insulate attics, adjust thermostats, and...
Topics: Seattle City Light, Energy 1990, animation, stop-motion, energy conservation, public service...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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B-roll footage of the Seattle skyline at night. Item 8858, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Seattle skyline, Aerial footage,...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle City Light
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In a Special Report, Superintendent Gary Zarker presents the annual "State of the Utility" speech to Seattle City Light employees. Item 7550, Record Series 1204-05, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from Seattle City Light.
Topics: City employees, Seattle city government, Gary Zarker, Seattle City Light, Public Utilities
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage recorded for the TV segment "Low Water Gardens", featuring Pat Morgan's garden and shots of Vashon Island. Item 8118, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Gardening, Water conservation, Seattle, Landscaping, Xeriscaping, Xeriscape, Seattle city...
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Includes two public service announcements about attending the Century 21 Exposition with sound, silent footage of construction, and woman touring sites at the World's Fair, hosted in Seattle. Date estimated. Item 2041, Record Series  3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Century 21 Exposition, Seattle, World's Fair, Seattle Center House, public service annoucements
Seattle Municipal Archives
by Seattle Channel
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Footage of Ask the Mayor - 2006/06/14. Item 7733, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV
Seattle Municipal Archives
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An installment of "Neighborhood News," the Seattle Channel's monthly program on Seattle’s neighborhoods. Part of the subseries “Neighborhood Project” which highlights neighborhood planning improvement projects by sector. Each installment is divided into three sections based on project type: “Improving Green Spaces,” “Art Projects,” and “Safer Streets & Pedestrian Safety.” Opening presented by Mayor Norm Rice and Mayor Greg Nickels. Produced and hosted by Kelly...
Topics: Norman B. Rice (City of Seattle Mayor), Greg Nickels (City of Seattle Mayor), Kelly Guenther,...
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In this fire safety cartoon from 1985, a talking fire hydrant named Big Red helps Zookeeper Debbie protect her animals from the dangers of fire hazards. Produced and animated by members of the Seattle Fire Department. Item 859, Record Series 2801-11, Seattle Municipal Archives
Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Public Service Announcement, cartoon, animation, fire safety
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TV programs about Seattle. On this tape: The Gift of Art, presented by the University of Washington Medical Center; Calligraphy of a Genius, a portrait of Alfredo Arreguín; Our Last Good-Byes, a reuiem by Pamela Mortensen; Creating Change: Art in Prison; Hobo Jungles; Tales of West Seattle, and an interview with Block Watch captain Lynn Burke.  Item 9003, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from...
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Art, Documentaries, 911 Media Arts...
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by Seattle Channel
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Footage from the Seattle Public Library, featuring architect design presentations from the Central Library Architect Selection process. Item 8478, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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by Seattle Channel
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Raw footage intended to be used in a TV segment about healthy buildings, including shots of NW Credit Union. Item 8818, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Green building, Architecture,...
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by Seattle Channel
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B-roll footage of the Columbia Branch Library, including children's storytimes and teen librarians. Footage likely recorded as part of the Libraries for All Campaign. May be included in the tv program Cover to Cover. Item 8548, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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by Seattle Channel
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Footage of Seattle City Council - Hispanic Forum #1. Item 7204, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Seattle City Council, Hispanic...
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by Seattle Channel
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Footage of "Zoned Out: Who Wins and Who Loses in the New Downtown", a public lecture / discussion on changes in Downtown Seattle. Speakers include: Michael Ramos, Director of SAGE; Jim Diers, Former Director of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods; Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low-Income Housing Institute; Tim Allen, a Downtown Seattle Service Industry Worker; Laura Wells, Director of Provider Services for Child Care Resources. Item 7419, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle...
Topics: Seattle, Local government, Government-access television, GATV, Development, Gentrification,...
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Interviews with library staff. Footage likely recorded as part of the Libraries for All Campaign. Item 8503, Record Series 3902-01, Seattle Municipal Archives Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Topic: Seattle Municipal Archives