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Seattle Municipal Archives leaps to life in this frog tale
Favorite Archival Object: Frog's Travel Itinerary, 1975

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen presents files from Mayor Wes Uhlman's records regarding a joint effort from the cities of Seattle and Snohomish to enter a frog in the special "Mayor's Frog Jump," part of the 1975 Calaveras County Fair International Frog Jump Competition.

View more from the "Favorite Archival Object" series here

– Frog jumping correspondence (1975). Item 5287_02_060_003, 5287-02: Wesley C. Uhlman Subject Files
– [Woodland Park Zoo 1959] (November 1959). Item 963, 8601-08: Woodland Park Zoo Moving Images Collection
– Wes Uhlman mayoral campaign flyer (1969). Item 1177, Record Series VF-0000: Vertical Files

– “International Frog Jump at Angels Camp, California 1965 Universal Newsreel 1” (1965). This footage appears courtesy of the Calaveras County Public Access Television Studio Archive in San Andreas, CA.
– “Down at Our Pond: A Film Lesson in Nature Study” (1926). Item ID 0710_Down_at_Our_Pond_A_Film_Lesson_in_Nature_Study_12_18_18_00. Prelinger Archives. Creative Commons Public Domain license.
– Howard, James O., 1941-; Setzer, Theodore S; Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.). Logging residue in southeast Alaska. No 405. (1989). U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. CAT92273060.
– Illustration 234376974 © Berdsigns |
– Illustration 234376974 © Berdsigns |

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Footage in introduction titles: Seattle Channel, Item cs_112119_3071924V
– Music: "The Plan's Working" by Cooper Cannellis from YouTube's Audio Library (Creative Commons)


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