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Photo Credit
Photo Credit: Empire Way Paving, 1958. Item 57907, Engineering Department Photographic Negatives (Record Series 2613-07)

Exhibits & Education

Online Exhibits

Exhibits highlighting various aspects of Seattle's history. Traveling hard copy versions of some exhibits are available for interested institutions.

 

Digital Document Libraries

Digitized primary source documents on Seattle history, including the Great Fire, the campaign for open housing, Hoovervilles, the New Deal, and the WTO protests.

 

Seattle's Olmsted Parks

Search drawings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the work of the Olmsted Brothers in Seattle.

 

Seattle Voices

Samples from our audio collection highlighting people and issues in Seattle's history.

 

Find of the Month

Regular feature highlighting interesting, important, and odd items from our collection, along with the stories they tell.

 

Seattle Segments

Multimedia pieces exploring topics in Seattle's history using moving images, photographs, audio, and documents.

 

Teaching & Learning

Information about archives, primary sources, preservation, and more, as well as projects and ideas for teachers about using historical records in their classroom.

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.