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Photo Credit
Photo Credit: Charles Street Shops, 1912. Item 5874, Engineering Department Negatives (Record Series 2613-07)

Seattle Segments

The Seattle Municipal Archives holds records created by or for City agencies and elected officials, including moving images, photographs, textual records, maps, and audio recordings. Context and the interrelatedness of the records is an important concept when using the records for research. These Seattle Segments use a variety of formats to explore pieces of Seattle's history and this interconnectedness. Excerpts from moving images and audio recordings are woven together with photographs and textual records in these short pieces and provide an opportunity for a deeper exploration into topics than is possible with one format alone. Resources for additional research are listed for each topic.

Municipal Archives, City Clerk

Anne Frantilla, City Archivist
Address: 600 Fourth Avenue, Third Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94728, Seattle, WA, 98124-4728
Phone: (206) 684-8353
archives@seattle.gov

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the City's official records, provides support for the City Council, and manages the City's historical records through the Seattle Municipal Archives. The Clerk's Office provides information services to the public and to City staff.