Oral Histories

This list was compiled to aid researchers in finding oral history interviews with city elected officials and longtime city employees that are held by repositories other than the Seattle Municipal Archives. Transcripts and interviews are linked from this page when they are accessible online. Researchers should contact the listed institutions directly for information about access to the interviews, availability of transcripts, and other questions.

Legacy Washington (Secretary of State's Office)

Museum of History & Industry

  • Gordon Clinton - Mayor
  • Jim Diers - Department of Neighborhoods
  • Bob Gogerty - Deputy Mayor
  • Phyllis Lamphere - City Councilmember
  • Marion Langstaff - City Planning Commission
  • John Miller - City Councilmember
  • Norm Rice - Mayor
  • Charles Royer - Mayor
  • Paul Schell - Mayor
  • Jim Street - City Councilmember
  • Wes Uhlman - Mayor

University of Washington

Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

Edited transcripts are online; original interviews not available.

If you know of other relevant interviews that should be added to this list, please contact us at archives@seattle.gov.

Municipal Archives, City Clerk

Anne Frantilla, City Archivist
Address: 600 Fourth Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA, 98124-4728
Phone: (206) 684-8353

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the City's official records, provides support for the City Council, and manages the City's historical records through the Seattle Municipal Archives. The Clerk's Office provides information services to the public and to City staff.