What's New

  • Our new Digital Document Library highlights how the history of homelessness in Seattle can be traced through city records.
  • Listen to women's voices from a 1970 public hearing about the establishment of a Women's Commission in our newest Seattle Voices.
  • See short videos highlighting a few of our favorite items from the SMA collections.
  • Check out our new e-learning courses to learn more about SMA and how to search and access our collections.
  • The Spring 2023 issue of the Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Our latest Find of the Month highlights the complicated logistics around a pair of Rolling Stones concerts in 1972.

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.