Finding Aids for Selected Collections
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.