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The SMA has created finding aids for over 150 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 Northwest Digital Archives consortium's website; links to them are arranged below by creating department.

Note that the City Clerk records documents from all agencies of the city. 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.

Annexed Cities Office of Management & Budget
Boards/Commissions/Task Forces/PDAs Mayor's Office
City Auditor Model City Program
City Clerk Municipal Court
City Light Dept. of Neighborhoods
Office for Civil Rights Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Dept. of Community Development Personnel Dept.
Office of Economic Development Planning
Engineering Dept. Dept. of Planning & Development
Ethics & Elections Police Dept.
Dept. of Finance Seattle Arts Commission
Fire Dept. Seattle Center
Fleets and Facilities Dept. Seattle Public Library
Health Dept. Seattle Public Utilities
Hearing Examiner Dept. of Transportation
Human Services Department Office of the Treasurer
Office of Intergovernmental Relations Water Dept.
Office of International Affairs Office of Women's Rights
Law Dept. Woodland Park Zoo
Legislative Dept. (City Council)