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.
  • Our new charter amendments resource includes information about proposed amendments to the city charter since 1946.
  • Discussions about police accountability in Seattle are highlighted in our new online exhibit.
  • Check out our new e-learning courses to learn more about SMA and how to search and access our collections.
  • The Summer 2021 edition of the Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • Read about a volunteer firefighter's medical bill in our latest Find of the Month.