What's New

  • To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our staff and patrons, the research room for the Seattle Municipal Archives will be closed until further notice. We will continue to serve patrons remotely. Please email archives@seattle.gov with questions or research requests.
  • Looking for things to do at home? Check out SMA's Virtual Vault page to find jigsaw puzzles, Zoom backgrounds, coloring pages, archival films, downloadable postcards, homeschool tools, and more!
  • Our new finding aid platform is live! Search record series, folder titles, and more; see the help page for search tips.
  • A recent edition of KING 5 Evening featured vintage public service announcements in the SMA collection.
  • The Spring 2020 edition of the Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Read a complaint about behavior at the ballpark in our latest Find of the Month.