Virtual Collections

Virtual collections highlight specific topics in the Archives through digitized photographs, maps, drawings, and textual records.

Art and Democracy: Civic Poetry
Poetry in Seattle, including the City's Poet Populist, Civic Poet, and Word's Worth programs.

Black History Month in Seattle
Items from the archives related to the city's annual events and performances celebrating Black Americans.

Seafair
Films, photographs, documents, and audio clips relating to Seattle's annual summer festival.

Olmsted Brothers in Seattle
Includes drawings, photographs, correspondence, and other records highlighting the work of the Olmsted firm in creating much of Seattle's park system.

Seattle Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On January 8, 1971, both Washington State and the City of Seattle designated January 15 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., although it would not be celebrated as a national holiday until 1986.

Historical Postcards
A collection of postcards showcasing parks, buildings, views, and other Seattle sites of interest, mostly from the early 20th century.