Finding Aids for Selected Collections

SMA has created finding aids for over 700 record series. These documents provide background on the individual and/or agency that created the records, information about what topics and issues are covered by the materials, and a full folder listing. (For more information, see What is a Finding Aid?) The finding aids are hosted on the Archives West consortium's website; links to them are arranged below by creating department.

Note that certain types of documents are filed with the City Clerk by various City departments. If you're looking for all finding aids related to a particular department, be sure to check the listings in the City Clerk category as well as those under the department itself.

Finding Aids

Finding Aids - Boards, Commissions, Task Forces, PDAs

Finding Aids - City Auditor

Finding Aids - Office of Cable Communications

Finding Aids - City Clerk

Finding Aids - City Light

Finding Aids - Dept. of Community Development

Finding Aids - Engineering Department

Finding Aids - Office of Housing

Finding Aids - Human Services Department

Finding Aids - Dept. of Information Technology

Finding Aids - Legislative Dept. (City Council)

Finding Aids - Model City Program

Finding Aids - Department of Neighborhoods

Finding Aids - Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Finding Aids - Seattle Public Library

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.