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Seattle Archives Guide

A print version A Guide to the Archives of the City of Seattle was first published in 1988 as a deliverable for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant that initiated the Archives program. That first edition met with favorable reaction, and in the intervening years approximately 1000 copies were distributed to City of Seattle agencies, other governmental entities, university and public libraries, businesses, individual students and researchers, and other interested parties.

The Guide received the Society of American Archivists' C.F.W. Coker Award as the outstanding finding aid of 1988. This online edition mimics the structure of the original print edition; it has changed only in that it is considerably longer than the original.