Friends of Pike Place Market videotapes, 1992-1998

Seattle (Wash.). Department of Community Development


60 items.
Consists of interviews and short documentaries concerning the successful effort to establish a historic district to preserve the Pike Place Market in 1971. Most of the interviews were conducted in 1996 and 1998, and the interview subjects were active in the campaign during that time. Interviewees include: Tim Manring, Jerry Thonn, Phil Ginsberg, Marlys Erickson, Larry Shafer, Aaron Zaretsky, John Clise, Jean Godden, Brewster Denny, Ed Singler, Fred Bassetti, Joe Martin, Helen Sommers, Elizabeth Tanner, Jeff Smith, Brewster Denny, Jackson Schmidt, Victor Steinbrueck, Jana Ostrom, Shelly Yapp, Len Barson, and Hmong Market farmers. There are also local news pieces and coverage, including a 1971 story, KOMO TV's "Who Will Save the Market?". Most interviews were conducted by Paul Dunn. The original interviews are on Hi-8 videotape. There are edited interviews on VHS tape. Three documentaries were produced from these tapes: "The Selling of the Market," "Save the Market: The People's Initiative," and "The Pike Place Market Medical Clinic." These three are on Betacam tape, with VHS copies. Organizations represented and discussed include the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), Friends of the Market, Pike Place Market Foundation, the Pike Market Medical Clinic, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle, Heritage House and the Urban Group. Items in the collection are cataloged in the Motion Picture Index.
The Dept. of Community Development administered Seattle's comprehensive plan and provided direction and support for Seattle's physical and economic development through community planning. DCD was established in 1969 and assumed the responsibilities of the City Planning Commission and the Urban Renewal Program. In 1972, the Office of Economic Development was created in the Department to provide information to businesses that were expanding or relocating in Seattle. DCD was the lead agency for implementing various types of grant funded projects, such as the Neighborhood Improvement Program, Targeted Neighborhood Assistance Program, and Neighborhood Development Program. DCD was abolished in 1992 and its programs were relocated in the Dept. of Neighborhoods, Dept. of Housing and Human Services, Planning Dept., and other agencies.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle, Wash.
Collection open for research.
Cite as: Friends of Pike Place Market videotapes, Record Series 1628-04. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Materials in English.
Finding aid available in the repository.

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