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Digital Archives
How to find digital records, many of which are available online.

Research Tips and Tools
Tips and tools for finding resources in the SMA, and hints on how to research buildings and parks.

Selected Collection Guides
Browse detailed finding aids for selected SMA collections.

Don Sherwood Park History Sheets
Browse detailed finding aids for selected SMA collections.

Oral Histories
List of oral history interviews with city officials held by other repositories.

Other Local History Resources
Links to archives, libraries, websites, and other resources for researching local history.

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.