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Favorite Archival Object: Seattle Police Chief Letter, 1971
Favorite Archival Object: Seattle Police Chief Letter, 1971
8/12/20221:21

In this installment, Seattle Municipal Archives' Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen presents a letter written by the Seattle Chief of Police in 1971 to the Civil Service Commission regarding female police officers. The "Favorite Archival Object" series is a monthly installment featuring archivists from Seattle Municipal Archives highlighting some of our favorite items from the collections.

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Seattle Municipal Archives MATERIAL CITATIONS:
– Correspondence re: sex-segregated exams for police promotion, May 1972, Item 6010_10_013_028_002, Record Series 6010-10: Appeals
– Letter from Police Chief George P. Tielsch re: sex-segregated exams for police promotions, November 10, 1971, Item 6010_10_013_028_001, Record Series 6010-10: Appeals
– Demonstration [Anti-war protest downtown organized by People's Coalition for Peace and Justice], May 5, 1971, Items 200793 + 200795, Record Series 8200-13: Water Department Photographic Negatives
– Parking Meter Checker Citing Car. [Meter maid], August 4, 1960, Item 63745, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Traffic. Meter Maid at 5th Ave. and Cherry St., July 11, 1961, Item 68600, Record Series 2613-07: Engineering Department Negatives
– Seattle, Picture of a Young City, 1976, Item 3165, Record Series 2613-09: Engineering Department Motion Picture Film
– Swearing-In Ceremony of Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole, June 23, 2014, Item misc_swearing062314V.mp4, Seattle Channel

All of the videos from the "Favorite Archival Object" series feature the following:
– Background used for all object reveals: Agreement between the Board of Park Commissioners of Seattle and Olmsted Brothers (April 30, 1904), Item 5801_01_53_15_001, Record Series 5801-01: Don Sherwood Parks History Collection, Seattle Municipal Archives
– 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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