Finding Aids for Selected Collections

The SMA has created finding aids for over 150 record series. These documents provide background on the individual and/or agency that created the records, information about what topics and issues are covered by the materials, and a full folder listing. (For more information, see What is a Finding Aid?) The finding aids are hosted on the Northwest Digital Archives consortium's website; links to them are arranged below by creating department.

Note that certain types of documents are filed with the City Clerk by various City departments. If you're looking for all finding aids related to a particular department, be sure to check the listings in the City Clerk category as well as those under the department itself.

Finding Aids

Finding Aids - City Auditor

0300-02: Digital Photograph Collection

Finding Aids - City Clerk

Finding Aids - City Light

Finding Aids - City-Wide Records

0001-01: City of Seattle Harvested Websites

Finding Aids - Dept. of Community Development

Finding Aids - Engineering Department

Finding Aids - Hearing Examiner

3400: Hearing Examiner Records

Finding Aids - Human Services Department

Finding Aids - Office of International Affairs

4102-01: Citizens Commission on Central America Records

Finding Aids - Model City Program

5400: Seattle Model City Program Records

Finding Aids - Department of Neighborhoods

Finding Aids - Dept. of Parks and Recreation

Finding Aids - Department of Planning and Development

2001-01: Planning Division Digital Photograph Collection

Finding Aids - Police Department

6400-01: Board of Police Commissioners Minutes

Finding Aids - Seattle Public Library

7800-01: Communications Office Digital Photographs

Finding Aids - Office of the Treasurer

8004-01: Tax Lists for the City of Seattle