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Photo Credit: Seattle from the harbor, 1892. Item 65590, Miscellaneous Prints (Record Series 9910-01)

Archives 101

Learn more here about what's in the archives.  Archives hold primary sources, items in any format created by participants or witnesses to the events being documented. Learn more about how to care for your own personal archives in "Preserving Personal Collections" or explore the world of archivists and what's in the Seattle Municipal Archives

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.