What's New

  • Learn about the history of Discovery Park in our new online exhibit.
  • Our new Digital Document Library highlights how the history of homelessness in Seattle can be traced through city records.
  • Listen to audio testimony from a 1983 meeting about the City's P-Patch program in our newest Seattle Voices.
  • Watch short videos highlighting some of our favorite items from the SMA collections.
  • The Winter 2023 issue of the Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Check out our e-learning courses to learn more about SMA and how to search and access our collections.
  • Our latest Find of the Month highlights 1914 pleas from the police chief for aid to the unemployed.

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
archives@seattle.gov

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.