The “Favorite Archival Object” series is a monthly installment featuring archivists from Seattle Municipal Archives highlighted some of their favorite objects from our collections.

Processing Archivist Julie Kerssen describes a Central File from the Seattle Fire Department on a serial arsonist from 1935.

– Fire Investigation – Arson – Robert Bruce Driscoll (1935), Item 2801_03_096_003, Record Series 2801-03: Fire Department Central Files
– Fighting the Fire Bomb (1941), Item 891, Record Series 2801-11: Seattle Fire Department Moving Images
– “Firebug Given Prison Sentence.” (1935, May 28). Seattle Daily Times, p. 9.

Music is from YouTube’s Audio Library (Creative Commons)


analog, archival film, archival footage, archival videotape, City of Seattle, historic Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Rescue, Seattle Fire Medics, Seattle history, Seattle Municipal Archives

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