• Created Date
  • 1910
  • Description
  • The "Know-Your-City" movement began in 1909 when Anna Louise Strong, a resident of Seattle, visited the Schools of Civics and Philanthropy in New York and Chicago. She resolved to adapt their concept of the "summer institute" for the city of Seattle, making the classes open to all citizens (not limited to tuition-paying students, as in the cities she'd visited), and worked with her father, Sydney Strong, to plan the first institute for May, 19... more
    The "Know-Your-City" movement began in 1909 when Anna Louise Strong, a resident of Seattle, visited the Schools of Civics and Philanthropy in New York and Chicago. She resolved to adapt their concept of the "summer institute" for the city of Seattle, making the classes open to all citizens (not limited to tuition-paying students, as in the cities she'd visited), and worked with her father, Sydney Strong, to plan the first institute for May, 1909, immediately before the opening of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The Strongs secured the support of many prominent citizens and local newspapers in the creation of the institute. Its success led to the organization of similar conferences in other cities around the Pacific Northwest, including a "Know Your City" institute in Portland, Oregon in November of 1909, as well as leading the Strongs to continue organizing Seattle's "Know Your City" institutes on an annual basis for several years thereafter. less
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  • Ephemera
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