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.
  • Check out our new Digital Document Library about commemorations of Black History Month in Seattle.
  • Read about the creation of the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center and the Native American activism that brought it about in our new online exhibit.
  • The Winter 2020 edition of the Archives Gazette is now available, with news about SMA programs and projects, highlights from the collection, and more.
  • 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!
  • Read a citizen's complaint about bootlegging and graft in our latest Find of the Month.