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Photo Credit
Photo Credit: Street Railway Car at the Rainier Boat House on Lake Washington, 1890. Item 2864, Engineering Department Photographic Negatives (Record Series 2613-07)

Learning

What do archivists do?
"Archivists bring the past to the present. They're records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials, making them available for current and future research." (Lisa Lewis) The Seattle Municipal Archives is featured on Seattle Channel's City Stream - watch it now!

Archives 101

Questions answered about archives, archival practices, and related issues.

Classroom Projects

Projects that encourage the use of primary sources in the 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.