What's New

  • Come to Moving History: An Archival Screening Night at 7:30 PM on October 5th  at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave. in Seattle).
  • Back-to-school conditions were considerably worse in 1896 - read about it in our latest Find of the Month.
  • Times for renters have been tough before - read about the housing crunch of the late 1970s in our new exhibit.
  • The Summer 2016 edition of our Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Did you know Ballard's waterfront was once full of sawmills? Check out our exhibit to see a map and photos.


Visitors checking out Gorge Dam construction, 1957
Item 134198, City Light Slides (Record Series 1204-04)

How do I find a photograph of my house?

There are several resources you can use to locate a photograph of your house. The best place to start is the Puget Sound Regional Branch of the State Archives (phone: 425-564-3940).